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:
Above: Zoe in the morning at home before the party (I love how excited she looks!)
Above: Paper flowers made by my sister, Tracy, and a 12 month banner made by me
Above: The dessert table
Above: Cookies and chocolate covered pretzels made my my sister, Janice
Above: Another view of the table
Above: Brownies made my sister, Tracy
Marshmallows from my cousins Karen and Alicia plus Forgotten Cookies and Ricotta Cookies that my mom made!
She wasn’t too sure about the cupcake but she did like making a mess out of it!
Above: A gift from Steve’s mom – Steve’s family are huge football fans!
My parents and Zoe Zoe opening a gift from her birthmom and her family
That’s one way to open a gift!
Looking fancy in a sparkly top from Mom-Mom Cheryl!