I only had to sort through 300 pictures (I am obsessed) from the party….that is why it took me a year to get this up.
Before we move on I want to tell you about where we got the cupcakes and ALL of the decorations. Cupcake Chic is my absolute favorite cupcake shop and I just knew I had to have them at Brooke’s party (they made the cake too). Their cupcakes/cake are perfectly moist, the frosting is the right level of sweetness and fluffy and the owner is the nicest woman you will ever meet. They have a huge variety and I have tried almost every flavor over the years and they are all too good to be true.
I found Party on Purpose through Etsy and I instantly fell in love with all of their party decorations.
Those coconut cupcakes are the cure for any problem you could ever have.
The cupcake and cake toppers were my absolute favorite.
Oh yeah, and the invitations.
Okay, and the banner.
We had fruit, veggies, snack cups for the kiddos, rice krispy treats (topped with white chocolate chips and sprinkles) and chips with mango salsa.
We also had little gift bags for Brooke’s friends in the basket.
The sisters (even though they are cousins they just look like sisters to me).
Originally the party was planned for my San Jose apartment pool (hence the bring your swimsuit invitation) but I improvised and bought that beach ball thing in the back that was a big water sprinkler and the kids actually really loved it (after they were done eating:). We also had a bubble station (did you know they sell colored bubbles now too) and a coloring/pin the tail on the donkey station.
I was very much looking forward to Brooke having the cake in front of her and her going crazy stuffing it in her mouth and getting it all over herself.
Order of events after I gave Brooke her cake:
1. She fed me some.
2. She ate the little beads off of the top.
3. She used the cake toppers as a spoon.
Turns out she prefers being clean and polite.
Those eyeballs of hers melt my heart.
Even more proof that Brooke is really awesome…. look at how many little friends she already has and that love her to pieces.
And the sugar crash. I am sorry Brooke but this is just part of life, I have tried many many times to eat large amounts of sugar and not crash but it just isn’t possible (although, I have built up my tolerance quite a bit).
I think Brooke and I both needed this party, it really lifted our spirits (okay, Brooke’s always happy but it helped me out a lot). Between the amazing people we have in our life and the cupcakes, we realize how lucky we really are.
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