Bday and Baptism Weekend

03.30.11

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.

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