Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Baby Turned One.........

back in January.  He's well on his way to 2 now, but I realized I never posted about his birthday party.  I posted these pictures about his cake smash, but didn't share all of the party details.  We had a brunch, which I'm telling you, is the best way to do a party.  The doughnut holes were a hit with the entire crowd.  I think we ordered 7 dozen or so and didn't have too many leftovers!  My son is obsessed with balls and balloons.  When I came across this invitation from Cake Likes a Party, I knew it was perfect.  Balloons, balls and chevron it made baby and mommy happy.  Please excuse the picture quality, I had to take it at night when I work on all of my projects so the lighting was terrible.

I didn't get to take as many photos as I wanted to.  I'm deciding that means I enjoyed the party.  Here are a few of the decorations.  Yes, I made that balloon wreath and I love it, but it did take a lot of time.  The upside is we now use it for everyone's birthday.

Here is where the picture taking broke down.  We had quiche, yogurt parfaits, coffee cake, doughnut holes, scones, maybe bacon?  I can't remember it's been too long and there aren't photos.  Just know that is was tasty.


My Birthday Boy!

Everyone went home with a balloon sugar cookie favor.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Vintage Modern Bridal Shower

My Mother-in-Law and I threw a Bridal Shower for my future Sister-in-Law at the end of June.  She's a very glamourous girl so we wanted to do a modern vintage type shower.  When I came across this shower  I knew I wanted to replicate some of it.  My mother and grandmother raided their silver cabinets and my grandmother went to a few garage sales to find some pieces that would be just right.  The bride-to-be loves dessert so we made sure there were a lot of options.  In addition, she loves ice cream, so I attempted to make mint chocolate chip bon-bons.  It worked out pretty well except for the fact that it was 97 degrees that day in June.  Everyone ate them quickly to prevent melting!