Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stafford's Birthday--The Food Version

Stafford will turn 1 a couple of days after we arrive on the West Coast.  I wanted him to have a small party before we left because we love our friends so much here and they have been so special to us and to him during this first year of his life.  These are the people who brought us meals, visited us in the hospital, volunteered to babysit and love on him on a weekly basis.

I stuck with the theme from his room--blue & green and planes & pelicans.  My dear friend Allison helped me make his cake topper and cupcake toppers.  I was thankful my cake decorating class finally came in handy!!

Here is his cake & cupcakes

I wrapped two square gift boxes in silver wrapping paper.  I placed the cake on top and then the cupcakes around the edges.  It was easy, cheap and I thought it looked great!

I made a banner with the help of my friend Rachel & her supply of scrapbook paper!!  She cut out the shapes for me and I glued them together to make a banner that says "Happy Birthday Stafford".  

Here is the cake topper and Stafford's smash cake.  We used modeling chocolate which is easy to work with and tastes great!

Bacon-Apple Bruschetta

Cheesy Mushroom Puffs

I got this frame at one of Little Guy's baby showers. I love it!  I love it even more now that it is filled with adorable pictures of him from each month!!  We'll update the middle picture with a shot of him once he actually turns one.lo
I served the three things above plus a fruit plate & dip, veggie plate & dip, artichoke dip and a green punch.  We had a fabulous time visiting with friends and celebrating our special little boy!!  More pictures and recipes for the foods above to follow this week!!


Jenn said...

Love the colors of Stafford's cake. It looks delicious!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful array of food! You cake is so cute!

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April G said...

Wow! So creative! :)

Life-n-Reflection said...

love the little cupcakes to match!

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