My sweet baby was born on Saint Patrick’s Day two years ago. Two years ago! Instead of dwelling too much on how two whole years could have possibly passed us by, we planned a party to celebrate.
When it comes to birthdays, I think keeping it simple helps to make it more special – more about the celebration of a life and a little less about the “stuff.” That being said, I love a good theme party and I couldn’t resist the chance to use all the fun that comes with Saint Patrick’s Day. After all, this is likely the last birthday party I will ever get to plan for her on my own. This time next year, I am certain she’ll be running the show.
(And yes, I know Saint Patrick’s Day and Adelaide’s Birthday are not officially until next weekend, but we had to pull some strings so that everyone could be at the party. Who needs calendars anyway? Right?)
In keeping with the Green theme, I made a Cilantro Lime Compound Butter that was delicious (and pretty) on whole grain bread (butter recipe from Good Life Eats).
(Framed Saint Patrick’s Day Art, free download, from Eighteen 25)
And there were cupcakes, of course! To be more specific, there were Mint Lime Cupcakes with a lime curd filling. They were really, really good. You can find the recipe here.
Ada enjoyed the cupcakes too!
She tried really hard to stay clean, despite all the frosting. She’s a tidy girl.
What are the Birthday Traditions in your house?