Monday, April 2, 2012

A Birthday Bug

It has taken me some time to get around to writing anything on my blog. Wow, how the days just roll into one another lately.

Owen's birthday party was originally planned for the day after his actual birthday. Most unfortunately, our house went viral and stayed potent for a couple weeks. And so, under these circumstances we warned our guests away and spent our dear boy's day sharing and devouring 4 delicious cupcakes between us. With a little prayer that the eaten cupcakes would stay where they belonged (in the tummy) for at least a little while, we put on our smiles, blew up a few balloons, and went out for a little fresh air (with a couple of towels, a whole lot of wipes and our fingers crossed). What troopers our 2 pale, sleep-deprived little "partyers" were.

10 days later...
I had doubled my caffeine intake; my washing machine had worked her motor off, cleaning about 2 months worth of laundry in 2 weeks; my home had been given a once over with the hard stuff in hopes of killing off the evil that had invaded us; we were feeling pretty good, and we were finally ready to join family and a couple of close friends in celebrating our baby boy's first year.

It feels really good to be a part of the civilized world again!  Come on family, let's stay healthy!!

My man spray painted the lids of the baby jars I collected; we filled them with candies and then the favour tags were printed, hole-punched and tied on. Easy party favour!
Tip: spray paint well in advance so your tasty sweets aren't infused with spray paint smell if you don't eat them right away! (like ours were! Oops...).

Mmmm.... Banana cupcake with chocolate buttercream icing, and vanilla cupcake with maple buttercream icing. Yummy. Also, might I add, God bless the inventor of the cupcake topper! My mom used to make the most elaborate, beautiful cakes for my birthday's. Me? I love to bake, but I just don't seem to have the motivation for cake decorating. Maybe it will come later?...

Birthday Onesie by Sibling Special-TeesPaper straws from Indigo Books & Music; Cupcake toppers & favour tags (as PDF files) by DomesticallySwanky; Cupcakes by Flour Girls.


  1. Glad you were finally able to have the party! How sweet does Owen look in the cute t-shirt? The cupcakes look yummy and the favors are great. Happy Birthday again Owen! Love you ♥♥♥

  2. Wow, that really hit you guys hard! I'm glad you have a healthy house now. And your party looks yummy good! :)
    Great idea on the party favour too.
    I'm where you are on the cake/cupcake right now. My mom did the same but I'm going cupcakes with printable toppers for Amber in a couple weeks.
    Big hugs and belated Happy Birthday Owen!

  3. better late than never baby owen.i am so happy that you are all better.cutest boy ever xx (granny)