Monday, February 13, 2012

Brooke's Birthday Party!

Way back on October 29'th, Brooke turned 1!  My almost-Halloween baby!  The only baby who was cooperative enough to come on her own (no inducing!) one day before her due date.  Oh, how I love this baby for so many reasons!  But I'll leave those for another blog post.  This blog post is just about her first birthday party!

I had her party at The Nest, a cute play area for little kids.  So I decided the theme had to be Owls and Birds.  Check out her AMAZING cake!  And no, I definitely did not make it myself.  :) 

To get details about who made her adorable owl cake, read this blog post here.
Brooke had a fun time crawling everywhere and playing with all the toys!

Thank goodness my mom came to visit and helped me with all the food the night before!  We made Oreo cheesecake truffles shaped like tiny apples, owl s'mores, caramel apples, and a popcorn treat.  

It was a great spread!  I resisted the urge to have a Halloween-themed party, but couldn't resist the Halloween tortilla chips.  :)

The birthday girl was her usual self. . . happy and adventurous!

It was a wonderful day, full of friends and laughter and great times!  Everyone sang to Brooke, and her sisters "helped" her blow out her candle and dig into her very first cake!

The tree stump part of the cake was for the guests, and the owl came off the top so Brooke could dig in and try to eat it!  It was awesome!  Kirsten got a huge kick out of watching Brooke eat her first cake. 

And I really think Natalie had more fun with the cake than Brooke did!

It got a little messy, so we had to take the cake away eventually.  :)

Such a fun party!!!  I wish we had taken pictures of our friends who came, but I'll always remember them.  Brooke is a lucky little girl, with so many people to love her!


  1. What a darling party! I love her owl bib. So cute.

  2. Happy Birthday to Brooke. What a cutie!!! And that's such a cute cake. I love all the cute foods you had.

    ♥ Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  3. What a fun party! I love the owl theme.

  4. You are so cute, that looks like SO much fun!!!

  5. What a fun party Brooke's Birthday Party! You truly know how to host a birthday party. At one of the local LA event venues we also would be hosting a grand wedding anniversary party. It will be a chic beachside party so I have been seeking some ideas for the decorations. Can you help regarding it?


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