Monday, May 23

family | happy birthday claracakes

Clara celebrated her 15th birthday over the weekend...

At her request...
no fanfare.
Just a simple pool party...
with her best friend Brittany...
her favorite cousin Kalie...
and her family.
Along with a request for an oreo cheesecake for her birthday cake...


I made mini oreo cheesecakes on Saturday... 
I still managed to find a way to sneak in a little bit of party decor by creating a pretty place for the cupcakes.
(I dressed up a styrofoam block with wrapping paper, ribbon and a tissue paper flower.
I then used my adorable cupcake stand to create a focal point.)*wink*


Sunday night we had her birthday dinner request: Hearty Bacon Potato Chowder.
My mom and stepdad showed up with this....

an absolutely delicious oreo cheesecake my mom made...YUM!!


It was a weekend filled with a lot of family time...
something I definitely enjoyed...
and needed!

Happy 15th Birthday Clara!
Love you to pieces!!

Stay tuned for that Father's Day giveaway I mentioned last week!
It's going to be great!!

KEEPiNG iT REAL
As you might imagine...
I'm disappointed Clara no longer wants "themed" parties and would rather keep things simple.
At the same time...
I'm okay with it too. (knowing I can still full focus on Ella for a long time - and possibly squeeze a few more out of Ema). *wink*
I enjoyed taking her for her annual birthday pedicure on Saturday morning.
And as you can see...I can still sneak in a little bit of creativity...
leaving BOTH her and I content with the overall results! *wink*

3 comments:

Kori Clark May 23, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Awe! Happy Birthday to your Clara! I love how you snuck in your crafty party style with the cupcake stand!

cass November 20, 2011 at 1:20 AM  

what kind of cupcake tins do you use? i love how your cupcakes are straight and they dont flare out like other cupcake tins make

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

Hi Cass...

I used regular cupcake tins in this instance. I think because this was a recipe for mini oreo cheescakes, the batter stayed nice and firm. Thanks for asking...these cupcakes/cheesecakes are DELISH by the way. And the oreo bottom is beautiful since you can see it through the cupcake liner...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Pin It button on image hover