Before I go on, I have to thank Kim from Silver Lining Photos by Kim for taking these incredible shots of the party. It's always tough when I host an event, I never have the time to take pictures, so having Kim their was so helpful! (http://www.silverliningphotosbykim.com/)
The momentous event took place on a sunny Sunday morning in early February. We had about 30 family members over for some brunch and cake. Since Geffen herself is little, we decided all the food should be little as well. The menu included:
- mini pancakes
- latkes and lox
- mini biscuit and egg sandwiches
- yogurt parfait
- mini caprese
- pizza - fig and brie & pear, asiago and caramelized onion
- mini quiche
and for dessert:
- whipped cream stuffed strawberries
- pretzel caramel bark
- birthday cake (butter cake with chocolate frosting inside)
The decorations took on a life of their own once I chose the colors. The oversized confetti, pinwheels and bunting all coordinated with Geffen's custom made shirt and hair clip. Since soon enough Geffen will be picking out her own colors and themes, this party was my chance to do what I liked :)
I think my favorite part was the cake topper. Since Geffen had her own little cake I had to make a little cake topper for her own cake as well. I have kept the toppers and hope to use them for something soon, perhaps a picture frame...
Here are the rest of the decorations and special little touches that made this once in a lifetime event even a little more special.