We celebrated Penelope’s first birthday with a tea party – mostly because she loves to serve fake tea off of her cart (also because: excellent excuse for a tea party)
Plus we had killer decorations from my very talented little sis!
I had tons of help with the baking swag, thanks to some killer local bakeries and good friends:
Pictured: amazing P cookies! Thanks Melissa!
Pictured: a close up of the NoRa cupcake smash cake with Alice in Wonderland themed red roses
Pictured: wrapping asparagus in pastry is as close to baking as I get, TBH
As well as the birthday girl and co-birthday girl – the notoriously camera shy Hailey – there were plenty of cute little folks out and about in their finery
Look at this little gentleman!
And this lovely young lady showing off her spring fashion and the baby sandals – I can’t TAKE IT
There were plenty of other Littles present, but most of them were running around in a pack serving each other fake tea, which is absolutely fine 🙂 The adults amused themselves with – what else? tea infused cocktails
Thanks to Tanduay for the rum! So good and now I have mojitos for days
And many delicious bubbles courtesy of Cait, who came down from Boston to play! And Rob – who I have a picture of, but I’m afraid he will never speak to me again if I use it in a blog, so it shall remain unposted (you’re welcome Rob – I’ll see you on LinkedIn)
Look at this lovely lady and her 90 Plus Cellars prosecco – she’s not a bit camera shy 🙂
Exciting update! I received special approval to feature this wonderful photo of Rob, demonstrating all his bartender flair:
Holding a lovely bottle of rose which was gone in about 20 minutes, give or take
There were other photo opps in the kitchen, naturally:
A trash bag domestic goddess. Very Amy Sedaris. Very wow
As well as outside in the backyard:
Invite ballerinas anywhere and they will stage a photoshoot. It’s science. Also, I am in love with my skirt in this picture from Niro!
But the center of attention was naturally the birthday girl!
Sampling a cupcake
Best sugar face ever
And opening presents with Daddy – oh boy!
Oh boy! And yes, that’s birthday girl number 2 on the far left – Happy Birthday Hailey! I gave up getting a picture of her face on after about ten attempts – she’s a camera shy little cutie
Speaking of camera shy, it’s amazing how often my husband manages to find something to hide around when a camera is out!
But sometimes I get lucky and get him to pose with me!! xo
Thanks to all of our friends and family for coming out to Penelope’s special day. We had a blast and hope you did too!