Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pics from Zoe’s Birthday Party

Zoe’s birthday party was yesterday.   She certainly seemed to enjoy herself!  We timed the party so that we would have it in the middle of the day.  We decided to do an all-dessert party, so we had a huge dessert table set up. Our theme was cupcakes and the colors hot pink, orange, yellow, and lime green.   My family made lots of yummy things to eat – cookies, brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered marshmallows – you name it!  My friend and I made lots of desserts, too – cookies that looked like cupcakes and lollipops, chocolate covered oreos, cheesecake pops, Bumpy-cake cupcakes (if you’re from this area, Bumpy cakes are very popular), and vanilla cupcakes with lemon frosting.  (I know I posted a lot of food pics below, but everyone worked so hard on everything, so I wanted to show it all off…hope you don’t mind!)

Zoe had fun playing with everyone, especially her little cousin who is close to her age.  She also got to spend the afternoon with her birthmom, Z, her birth grandparents, and her birth uncles.  They made the trip to my parents’ house for Zoe’s big day.  It meant SO much to us that they were able to do that.  We had a wonderful visit with them, and it was great for them to meet our family and for our family to meet them. 

Here are a few pictures from Zoe’s day:

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Above:  Zoe in the morning at home before the party (I love how excited she looks!)

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Above:  Paper flowers made by my sister, Tracy, and a 12 month banner made by me

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Above:  The dessert table

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Above:  Cookies and chocolate covered pretzels made my my sister, Janice

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Above:  Another view of the table 

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Above:  Brownies made my sister, Tracy

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Marshmallows from my cousins Karen and Alicia plus Forgotten Cookies and Ricotta Cookies that my mom made!

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  Zoe 12 months Zoes Birthday Party 084  She wasn’t too sure about the cupcake but she did like making a mess out of it!

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Above:  A gift from Steve’s mom – Steve’s family are huge football fans!

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That’s one way to open a gift!

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Looking fancy in a sparkly top from Mom-Mom Cheryl!

8 comments:

joyce said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like you all had a great day!

Karen said...

It looks like you all had a blast. I love the idea of a dessert party!

LL said...

What a fabulous party you threw for your little girl! The desserts look so yummy and I love the banner! Great job W!!!!

Wishing Zoe a wonderful and blessed year!!!!

Leah said...

The party looked wonderful! And what an amazing spread! I'm totally sitting at work drooling right now! :)

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Me said...

OK I am sitting here at my desk literally DROOLING over all those sweets!

birthmothertalks said...

I hope she had a great birthday. It looks like so much hard work. Lots of yummy stuff. Thanks for sharing your special day with us.

ApronStringsEm said...

OMG ... I am SO behind on my blog reading. Belated Happy Birthday to Zoe. And my goodness! I wish I could have been there to partake in some of those sweets!