Monday, July 12, 2010

The Big Party

Whew, is it Monday already?  I need another weekend to recover from the weekend.  It was fun, crazy, tiring, and memorable.

  Scott and I love to entertain.  In our Pre-Ava days, we’d have cocktail parties, dinner parties, Christmas parties, you name it.  None though, that wore me out as much as having 10 toddlers/ young children and 12 adults over for 3 hours yesterday afternoon.  We celebrated Ava’s first birthday with kids, cake, candles, and cocktails (for the adults!)  It was a Baby-Que.  (aka Bar-b-que with lots of babies.)

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A snack before the big party.



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Time for cake!


Having a pre-bed bottle after all the excitement was over. 

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I didn’t get pictures of the food, because …really, it was just to frantic to get the food out as the kids waited and were under foot.  Typical baby-que bar-b-que food;  burgers, potato salad, homemade baked beans, chips and watermelon. 

Here’s my plate:


I forgot to add the homemade baked beans until after I quickly took the photo.  The only new recipe was the Spring Garden Potato Salad.   A recipe from the Foodnetwork, it was amazingly fresh and light for a potato salad.  Loved the herbs and inclusion of cucumber, grape tomatoes, radishes, and carrots.   


  1. Ava is so cute! Looks like she had a great birthday :)

  2. A year old! Wow! Looks like a great party. I can see how it would be more challenging when most of your guests are babies!

  3. What did she think of the cake?

  4. Awww Happy Birthday Ava! Looks like it was a fun party :)

  5. What great photos!!!! Happy Birthday Ava!

    Sounds like we were both doing similar things this weekend (entertaings tons of adults & kids). :)

  6. This looks so lovely!!! Ava is such a cutie!! Looks like you have a foodie in training on your hands!! Always a good sign when frosting is appreciated and enjoyed :)