One convivial cupcake celebration wasn’t enough for this family. It was just too sweet of a theme (not to mention that I had all the gear) to not use for a similar but seriously scaled down (poor second child) family gathering in celebration of the baby’s first birthday.
The birthday boy in all his chunky, cupcake glory. If he weren’t sweetly slumbering, I’d go hug his neck this very moment. The longall was a hand-me-down from brother by Bailey Boys.
The eats were served buffet style from the dining room.
I made the cupcake cakes myself this go-round! I used the Wilton Large Cupcake Pan
for the large cake and an over-sized muffin tin for the small cupcake.
I also made the cookies using the cupcake cookie cutter from the PCP’s first birthday favor bag and a random “W” I had in my drawer. I absolutely adore making iced cookies but it is so extraordinarily time consuming that I don’t do it often. And now that I’ve written that “I adore making the cookies,” I realize that what I truly adore is eating the cookies.
The baby’s party was the first time I made my decorated marshmallow pies
. I can’t count how many times I’ve done them since! Simply unwrap the pies, slide in a sucker stick, decorate and then package in a cello bag.
I used the few left over favor boxes from the previous cupcake party for this fete. And I cannot for the life of me remember what was in them.
The sideboard held gifts, Dr. Seuss’s Happy Birthday To You birthday signature book, and the invitation.
Nothing, I mean nothing beats a glass bottled Coke on ice.
I made the hat and he wore the same Bailey Boys bib brother wore three years prior.
Cookie ate his entire cake. With a FORK. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen.
Celebrating the baby boy…
And that sweet little family celebration was how we marked one year with one of our miracles.