Bunny Birthday Recap
Hi friends! Long time, no blog.
Lots to catch up on from my side. On Friday night, we celebrated Lila’s FIRST birthday!
I just can’t believe it. Sigh.
She actually doesn’t turn one until this Sunday (April 7th), but we figured since we were in Louisiana where almost all of my family lives, we’d go ahead and throw an early shindig in her honor. Because the party was going to be so close to Easter, I decided to go with a bunny theme—keeps things pretty easy, right?
You’ve already seen the decorations:
In addition to the homemade carrot garland, I found some topiary-like leaf-covered letters at Michael’s, and strung that up on some burlap ribbon, along with some orange balloons. Turned out cute!
As for food, we ordered pizzas from Papa Murphy’s and made a big salad for the main dish. For sides, my mom and I made this green goddess dip, which turned out really well—nice and fresh, and perfect for carrot stick dipping.
I also made basic sugar cookies (our family recipe), which I decorated to look like eggs:
(candy eyes from Michael’s, and the noses were Cadberry eggs cut in half. )
Finally, I made this cupcake and frosting recipe, dyed the frosting green, and turned the cupcakes into tiny little egg gardens:
Pretty cute, if I do say so myself!
Lila enjoyed the party for the most part. I think she was a little taken aback by all of the people—we have a pretty big family.
By the time we got to the “cake smash” part of the party, she was basically having none of it:
Oh well. I think we’ll try again on her actual birthday.
Again, I really can’t believe that we threw a party for a ONE year old! I’ll write more about this on her actual birthday, but trust me when I say that the past year has flown.
Next month she’ll be asking me for the car keys. Sigh.
Hope you had a great holiday with friends and family!