We had great intentions about the party food. We were going to make Banana Cake, Applesauce Cake, and Carrot Cake. We were also going to make our own fruit and veggie platters. Oh, and savory options like cheese puff pastries and stuffed rolls. Then came the Monday before the party and we realized we were going to make ourselves nuts if we did all that. Now Mark-o held on to the savory food dream for a little bit, but come Thursday he was on board for our Plan B. We purchased 95% of the food at Costco…with the surprise help from Grandma Yogi…thanks mom. Everything was Costco…from fruit and veggie platters to cakes and cupcakes. At first I (Jo) felt like a failure, but on Friday afternoon when I was pretty much done with everything…I was elated. Truth is we had tons of compliments on the cakes. We got a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and apricot filling, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes that we huge (we actually used one for the Birthday Boy’s own cake), and the official birthday cake was a chocolate cake with buttercream icing and cream cheese filling. Here are some behind the scene photos…thankfully my little sister Ashley took these photos or I would have none! There are also some pictures of the Birthday Boy’s first taste of chocolate.
It was all super yummy and I am so glad we went the Costco route…it was such a treat to actually hang out with friends and family. I will bake a Banana Cake for the little man’s actual birthday…complete with his standard organic ingredients…who knows, perhaps Costco was a real treat for him too!
Stay tuned for more birthday party information tomorrow!