Happy birthday #Penelope

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)


Seen here graciously greeting the guests with a pot at the door, in her Lilly Pulitzer dress from Silkworm!


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:

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Pictured: the collective efforts of Get Baked, NoRa Cupcakes, and family friends!

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Pictured: amazing P cookies!Β  Thanks Melissa!

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Pictured: a close up of the NoRa cupcake smash cake with Alice in Wonderland themed red roses

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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

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Look at this little gentleman!

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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 πŸ™‚Β  The adults amused themselves with – what else? tea infused cocktails

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Thanks to Tanduay for the rum!Β  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)

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Look at this lovely lady and her 90 Plus Cellars prosecco – she’s not a bit camera shy πŸ™‚

Exciting update!Β  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.Β  Very Amy Sedaris.Β  Very wow

As well as outside in the backyard:


Invite ballerinas anywhere and they will stage a photoshoot.Β  It’s science.Β  Also, I am in love with my skirt in this picture from Niro!

But the center of attention was naturally the birthday girl!

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Sampling a cupcake

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Best sugar face ever

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And opening presents with Daddy – oh boy!

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Oh boy!Β  And yes, that’s birthday girl number 2 on the far left – Happy Birthday Hailey!Β  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!

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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.Β  We had a blast and hope you did too!





2 thoughts on “Happy birthday #Penelope

  1. Aw I love that picture of me with Prosecco in my Longchamp, er I mean Hannah’s Longchamp, talk about class! Thank you for the 90+ Cellars shoutout and yes you know I’m not a camera shy lady haha, not one bit. I am bummed I missed Rebecca’s little dapper man!

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