7.30.2013

details: mari's 2nd birthday.

I've finally got some photos to share with you from Mari's birthday party. Channeling all things yellow, like big jars of lemons, mango-flavored gummy bears and homemade banana cake, this is what our house looked like for her big day.
Invitations were custom designed by yours truly. More info. here. Lots of yellow-colored candy, including rock candy on sticks, purchased from Amazon.
Lemonade was served in kid-friendly plastic cups + lids with stripey straws, all from Shop Sweet Lulu. Also from my favorite party shop: yellow tissue paper pom poms you see below.
Happy Birthday garland is a recycled Etsy item from last year's party. It is one of our best investments, and makes regular appearances at everyone's birthday in our house!
On the brunch menu were Mari's favorite things, made extra special: deviled eggs, Camille's asparagus and lemon ricotta crostini (a hit that I will make again and again), quiche from Manhattan Bread & Bagel and fresh berries.

By the way, a side note for my local friends: this was the best quiche I may have ever had, in my life. Blows away any other local, giant specialty food stores.
We do lots of flowers in our house. Lots of white, sprinkled with some yellow in all kinds of mason jars and pitchers.
More Shop Sweet Lulu goodness: party kids took home glassine bags filled with assorted yellow candies.
One more post to come with details on that fun party hat that Mari never wore and her favorite birthday cake!

2 comments:

mary said...

THIS IS DARLING! what a lucky little lady! xo to you both!

Karen said...

Alison,
What a perfectly wonderful birthday for Miss M. I've copied the recipe for the Lemon Crostini, they look delicious. I heard the quiche were delicious!
Happy Birthday, sweet Mari.
Karen