It takes quite a celebration
When a person turns one!
First, there is the real birthday --
the day that you entered the world
Which, usually, for that first year isn't on a weekend
And so you celebrate
With the immediate family
(parents and both sets of grands)
And a cake --
And a candle . . .
But on the weekend . . .
parents will pull out all stops
|Sarah's table on her deck reminds me of a Pottery Barn ad|
For a party for family and friends!
Bright colors and bouquets of garden hydrangeas
And party favors
for dinner will be served buffet style
Vegetables and dips, Lucy's Birthday Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad, Smokestack Baked Beans (Sarah's version), and son-in-law Andy's fabulous smoked brisket
Pink lemonade for the little ones . . .
Adult beverages for the big ones!
Friends (big and small) filled the deck
And grand girl Lucy enjoyed being the center of attention!
Dessert . . .
Cookies, baked and decorated by her mother and both her grands
And, of course,
(for their has to be cake and ice cream at a birthday party!)
And just this once . . .
A wee cake just for Lucy . . .
Known as a "smash cake", because . . .
Well, you smash it!
Not so all those years ago when Daughter Sarah turned one!
But what's a little cake and frosting on your face
When it is your birthday?
Because . . .
It is fun being the center of attention!
And of course, the "gift"
The toy trunk
Which, hopefully, she'll pass on to her daughter
and tell her the stories of the dogs and cats painted on the chest
And stories of the Nana who painted it
All those years ago!
It's Thursday and I'm sharing Lucy's birthday party with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.