Bday and Baptism Weekend


Thank you for your warm wonderful wishes for our big weekend. It has been a nonstop bash here. My kitchen has been the center of a five-day cooking storm, intense but fantastic. It was one of those weeks I went into thinking, I have no idea how I’m going to pull this off. And then did only because of awesome friends rushing in to help and my 89-year old grandma, who did at least as much kitchen duty as I did, and folded all my laundry besides. Amazing.

And thanks to the superbly talented Brittany and Sara of One Charming Party, we ended the week with one awesome girly party. My daughter got a glance at OCP’s baking party a few months ago, and there was no turning back. She and I agreed we had to host this party. We picked up the baking party plan and printables (available here at OCP’s shop), and I cannot tell you how great it was to have a party thought out and ready to go (even invites and thank you notes! yea!), or how cool all the moms thought we were when they saw the fluffy girly baking hats.

Here are a few pics of the prep and the partying from our week, when I remembered to pick up my camera.

Prepping hors d’oeuvres for a crowd.
Lunch was salmon and chicken tacos with chipotle sauce, piled with my favorite Mexican cheese. Notice dressing in the bottle and lack of fancy serverware? Sometimes it’s just about the food.
Moving on to the next party.
Baking boxes all lined up and waiting for little bakers to fill them. I wish I would have snapped a pic of one filled with chocolate dipped strawberries and marshmallows. Such a pretty take-home treat.
Hooray for printable party decor.

How sweet are these dolls, dreamed up by the ladies at OCP.

Cute girls chatting and whipping up goodies.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris March 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

So happy you had a wonderful weekend.


Rachel March 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

I still cannot believe that Kate is eight. Craziness.


Opa March 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

How fun. Kate, you are growing up and you look lovelier each day.


Oma March 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

Wow! What a weekend. Everything looks amazing. You, Kate, and Grandma are all pretty ambitious :)
Next time we will be there (live and learn = have a backup plan)!
We send LOTS of love. Miss you all so much.


Christina March 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

A little less than two years until my own little girl turns 8, and I can only hope her baptism weekend will be as wonderful.

And I have made fish tacos, but never with salmon- thanks for the inspiration!


snippets of thyme March 31, 2011 at 6:41 am

How adorable. The party hats are so cute. It looks like it was a compete hit. I went “all out” last year when my daughter turned 16. I have always loved my kids’ birthday parties better than any other holiday…


Christina Kleiss March 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Que hermosas fotos, la comida y los adornos se ven fabulosos; espero hayas pasado unas lindas fiestas de Bautizo y cumpleaƱos. Te mando miles de bendiciones y todo mi cariƱo, te quiere la tia


Betty Bake April 1, 2011 at 3:05 am

wow – so lovely :) well done :)

congrats on feeding everyone :) sometimes it is just about the food!


Betty Bake x


Jaime April 2, 2011 at 5:03 am

This looks so magical and I love that you used good old trusty streamers for decoration!


Monica April 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Everything looks AMAZING! What a special weekend.


Hannah April 5, 2011 at 8:19 am

She is glowing! What a beautiful little girl. (She looks just like her mama!)

My little one will turn eight in less than two years. I can hardly believe she is a day over 2. It worries me a little. These days are going by way too quickly.

The event looks marvelous; I wouldn’t expect any less from you!

Congrats to your beautiful girl.


Lilianna Grace April 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Your little girl is very lucky to have you!


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