Penguin 1st Birthday

I have planned a lot of weddings, but this is the only 1st birthday I have planned.  My daughter was born on a snow day in Manhattan.  I remember distinctly looking out the window and watching the snow falling softly as we waited for her to make her appearance.  I decided to make her 1st birthday a winter one-derland theme.  It snowed the week leading up to her party, so everything was appropriately white. Betsy from Nine Cakes designed the fun cake with a totally adorable penguin on top.  We went for classic flavours, vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.  She also made banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Everything was so delicious.  I may have eaten 2 cupcakes and 5 slices of cake over the next day or so.  You are amazing Betsy.  Thank you for making my baby's birthday extra sweet!  After putting together so many dessert tables for weddings, I certainly couldn't let the chance pass to put a little one together for my baby.  The chocolate chip cookies were from Tate's Bake Shop with cute little milk bottles to go with them.

Luke's Lobster provided super fresh lobster rolls and crab rolls.  Wish I had taken a picture of the little rolls, but we were all too busy tucking into them.  The Meatball Shop provided hearty beef meatballs in classic tomato sauce and chicken meatballs in mushroom gravy sauce.  We had little slider buns so guests could make their own sliders, or just eat the meatballs on polenta (there must have been many sticks of butter in that was crazy good).  For favours I packed up desserts for guests to take home.

Happy Birthday baby!  Not such a baby anymore.



Photography: Ang Weddings and Events / Cake and Cupcakes: Nine Cakes / Cookies: Tate's Bake Shop / Cake Stands: The Cellar and Martha Stewart Collection via Macys / Invitation and Paperie: Mama Moonlights / Tablecloth: Joann / Snowflakes: DIY / Inflatable Penguins: Oriental Trading / Grosgrain Ribbon: Creative Trims / Stickers for Monthly Photograph Banner:DnA Designed / Favour Boxes: Paper Mart / Lobster Rolls and Crab Rolls: Luke's Lobster / Meatballs: The Meatball Shop / Party Dress: The White Company