Happy birthday Little

A collection of party recipes and a very happy birthday (my favorites #7)

Little turns one today. We threw him the party to end all parties yesterday. A party to celebrate one tiny loved little boy and all the people who have been a part of his life. We are so blessed.

Happy birthday Little

I intended to photograph many of the recipes I made for Little’s birthday so I could share them on here. In the hustle and bustle of preparations and the actual party those intentions never materialized. So instead I present you with gorgeous party pictures and links to the some of the recipes I used.

The Party Spread

The table spread….

BBQ Broiled Tofu (Vegan)

Tofu counts as a new ingredient for me. I have eaten it many times but this was my first foray in to cooking it. I used this recipe from Peas and Thank you. It was delicious and so easy.

Delicious pulled pork

I served pulled pork sandwiches as it is something that is easy to make in advance and warm up right before the party. I used this recipe from Food Network (I only made the pork- not the sauce or coleslaw). So easy. So tasty. So much food. I will be eating this for the rest of the week.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

There is a local food cart that makes the best coleslaw. At Nathan’s request I tried to replicate it. My coleslaw was not as good as theirs but infinitely better than the usual plain coleslaw served with pulled pork. I made it the day before so the flavors had lots of time to mingle. Delish. Recipe here. I skipped the chile.

Pasta salad and potato salad

Pasta salad made by my sister and potato salad made by my mom. Both to die for.

Fruit and veggie tray - We juiced the leftovers

A party isn’t complete without a fruit and veggie tray. The homemade buttermilk ranch deserves its own post so you will just have to wait for the recipe. Ever wonder what to do with all the leftover veggies and fruits from a party? Throw them in your juicer the next morning. That’s what we did!

Party drink table

 

Party drink table.

Cupcakes and Cookies

Cupcakes and not so tiny cake for the Little. Also yummy sugar cookies.

Happy birthday Little

And last but certainly not least- gratuitous picture of cake smashing Little. He actually smashed it less than I anticipated. He mostly picked off the blue and yellow frosting circles then patted it a bit.

Happy happy birthday Little. Your daddy and I love you and are honored to be your parents.

4 thoughts on “A collection of party recipes and a very happy birthday (my favorites #7)”

  1. Just a note – the pasta salad was made by your sister and her husband. And the party was elegant, classy, and just plain fun.

  2. We had a great time all the food was amazing as it new it would be : ) Bryan especially liked the coleslaw thanks for sharing the recipe Could you post the recipe for the chocolate cake and frosting So yummy!!

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