Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Birthday Party

Recently my daughter, Elise Ruby, turned one! We had around 30 family members over to celebrate. Needless to say, I needed to have lots of food. Her party theme was gems, since she is our little Ruby "gem". It's hard to tell in the pictures, but her Happy Birthday banner was cut in the shape of gems, and there's a swag of crystals hanging above the banner.
the cutest birthday girl
the gem-tastic banner

Even the #1 had to be painted pink and "blinged out"

 Of course I had 2 types of cupcakes: chocolate with coconut cream cheese frosting, and vanilla with pink tinted meringue frosting.

the spread

 In keeping with the theme, gem stickers were applied to the cups.

I forgot to get a picture of this, but I also had ring pops as the favor with a hang tag that said, "Thank you for coming to Elise Ruby's gem-tastic birthday!". I also made a game for the kids: 'pin the gem on the finger' and the winner received a large crayon cut in the shape of a gem. Overall, most of the food was eaten and Elise Ruby had a great time... can't expect anything more than that!


  1. You did such a great job on all the food and decorations for the party. Maybe you should go into catering! You are amazing. We love Ruby- what a sweet baby girl she is!

  2. Trisha, the spread of food looks so good and gourmet. You should be hired out for parties. Give Baby Ruby a hug for me.

  3. WOW. The spread of food is mouth watering. I wish we could have been there. Happy Birthday Baby Ruby!

    I agree with mom, go into gourmet food for parties. You are so talented and inspiring. I love and miss you Trish.

    Love, Amy

  4. I can't believe Baby Ruby is already one, what an amazing spread you put out for this special day. I agree with everyone you should be hired to do parties, and decorations. So proud of you and look forward to seeing you in the press soon with all your beautiful cakes,cupcakes, and different fingerfoods.