Happy (almost) Birthday to my Baby Girl!
How is it you are already FOUR!!??!!??
We celebrated this past weekend with friends and family. I threw together a little something for her 1st birthday party but this was the first year to have a place booked and bunch of friends invited. 13 out of 18 friends invited were able to attend, so that was exciting! I never knew part of parenting could be to question about RSVPs and worry, er wonder if people would show up!?!?
It was a really fun party held at the Art Garage in Park Hill. Maya chose to have the project done at her party to be a 3D Seahorse mixed media on canvas project. Marissa the instructor was very patient, extremely organized, and fun with our young group. The kids spent about 1 1/2 hours doing their project with a break for a story and another for dancing. The last 1/2 hour is for friends/family, cake and presents.
Now about the cake…..
French for Sugar
If you’re looking for a cake created by an artist, Michelle, with French for Sugar is your gal!!! At first I was hesitant of my request for a 3D Seahorse cake but when I inquired about the time to drop off the cake for the party, I also got this response, “But, I can tell you – I think about your cake every day. It’s going to be amazing! We have been planning and plotting and scheming… I can’t wait to get started on it : )” A mother’s nerves of throwing a party for the first time were calmed.
EVERYONE loved the cake!!! I LOVED the cake!!! I’m not a big fondant fan, give me rot your teeth out full of sugar very thick icing any day, but this was delicious! Everything on the cake was edible. The coral was made out of chocolate, graham crackers for “sand”, and yummy chocolate and cream on the inside for the cake. This cake far exceeded my expectations. Michelle is a cake artist, bakery artist, whatever the proper name is for one who creates, not just makes, beautiful cakes.
While this was my own child, I do photograph birthday parties.
Sparkler birthday candle, found here
“Art” invitations if you ever have an Art Party, found here.