The details

One more party post…thanks again to everyone who made it such a fabulous day for Olivia!

Here are a few of the details of the party, starting with the cake table.

Bryan’s awesome bloody marys (with props to Ina Garten, too):

Mom’s angel food cake, just like her grandma and my paternal grandma used to make for birthdays:

Number three cookies, a tradition my grandma started for me and my cousins, made complete with sugared ladybugs from Madison (thanks, Liana!!):

I used a Wilton ladybug cake pan and added an additional layer underneath. I felt like the star tip was cheating (I had originally planned a fondant cake), but then Bryan called me the Seurat of cake decorating and I felt much better.

Even the presents (and some gifts!) carried the theme forward.

We served quiche and sausage, and Karyl brought a gorgeous fresh fruit platter.

The birthday girl was indeed pleased…


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on December 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Cute as a (lady) bug!

  2. Posted by Laura on December 4, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Your parties are always so thoughtful down to the tiniest details. This was no exception! Thank you!

  3. Posted by Liana on December 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Everything turned out beautifully! See you very soon!

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