Wednesday, March 14, 2007

And it was a delightful little affair...

We did in fact end up having a party in honor of little Miss Annabelle Lucy's first birthday this past Saturday, after having cancled and rescheduled, TWICE. My parents were there all the way from ID. which was a treat, to say the least. Mom and I whipped out this pretty party banner last minute. We were both so thrilled with the way it turned out and I would love to make more to sell in a my very own online shop at a place called Etsy.

It is still hanging over the table in my dining room and find myself still so enchanted by it that I may end up leaving it there forever.
As you can see, our little party was a complete with pink tulips, cupcakes, a soft yellow with polka-dots, " floo-fee" dress and a bunch, a bouquet of sorts ,if you will, of beautiful " guests" all laughing and eating jelly beans.
And I must make mention of all the lovely little presents, like the oh so cute, wee girly pink car shown below, a so sweet gift from Annabelle's lovely Great Auntie Kris.

It was a smashing success if I do say so myself.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Sugar and spice and everything nice

A few days ago, ok a few weeks ago, on Valentine's Day

my daughter and I had a few friends over to decorate cupcakes.

Olivia and two little friends, a sister and brother,

and their mother came over to celebrate this love-filled day with us.

The night before Olivia and I made chocolate cupcakes

(because what is Valentine's Day without chocolate?)

and sugar cookies. The morning of we made the frosting, in two different colors.

And had the most fun putting the sprinkles and decorations into little bowls

and setting the table with them.

Our friends arrived and we quickly set about to decorating.

Each little one received their own frosted cupcake on a little plate to decorate

and as soon as the added their sprinkles and m&m's,

they promptly smooched the cupcakes into their mouths,

ate all the frosting and a little of the cake

and then ran off to play upstairs!

So, my friend and I got to do what we had actually wanted to do all along...

decorate the cupcakes and cookies ourselves. :)

All in relative peace and quiet, I might add.

Here are the results.

Not the most beautiful or magazine worthy for sure,
but delicious nonetheless.