Phoenix's First Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's BirthdayI think I started planning my baby's first birthday party when he was just a few weeks old, and now, here we are, a year later, and I can hardly believe how fast he's grown.  Becoming a parent has been a wonderful, frustrating, exhausting and amazing experience, and I can't imagine our lives without him.

We invited a few friends over to celebrate with us last weekend, and the breakfast theme for the party made for some yummy food...
There were mimosas and bloody marys, mini waffles with chicken and maple syrup, hash brown casserole, a crock pot of oatmeal with brown sugar and blueberries, and my favorite, sausage biscuits with assorted jams and mustards.  I've decided I could happily eat sausage biscuits every day for breakfast.

For dessert, I baked a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, and a "french toast" cake, which was vanilla cake filled with custard and frosted with spiced buttercream and dusted with cinnamon and sugar, all decorated with doughnuts.  I also made rice krispie treats, and the cutest little sugar cookies ever, decorated like sprinkle doughnuts, buttered toast, cinnamon rolls and fried eggs.

Phoenix got a mini chocolate cupcake to eat at the party, which proved to be a bit overwhelming for him with everyone watching him.  But he had more fun the next day with his smash cake, which was a simple vanilla cake that I layered with unsweetened whipped cream and fresh blueberries.  He loves blueberries, and wanted to pick all those off the cake first.


Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday




Phoenix also had a special announcement to make at the party...  We're all so very excited to be expecting a new addition to our family next spring!



Pregnancy Announcement, Big Brother

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

Birthday Party, First Birthday, Doughnut Cake, Smash Cake, Breakfast Cookies, Boy's Birthday

4 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Phoenix and congratulations .... another baby to love!

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  2. Phoenix is so adorable! Happy birthday, little man! Of course, all your attention to details leaves me in awe...You are amazing! and of course, CONGRATULATIONS!! I can't wait to see pictures of your new little cupcake when s/he comes!

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  3. Congratulations on baby #2! And I just love what you did for his birthday! Those cookies are almost as adorable as Phoenix! And that smash cake was such a great idea (flavours/design)!

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  4. netsflowers@yahoo.comOctober 19, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Congratulations on baby #2. Phoenix is so cute. I love all the goodies you made. Wow.

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