Sunday, May 20th, 2012
My friend Diane hosted brunch to celebrate her son Zann’s second birthday this morning. Like many tots, Z is Elmo-obsessed and Diane went all out to incorporate touches of the Sesame Street star into the party. There were Elmo balloons, wall hangings, favor bags, and finger puppets. Elmo himself stopped by to pose for pics with the kids. (Mason ran right up to him but his mood turned sour when Elmo picked him up–just look at that grouchy little face.) The brunch spread included egg casserole, banana bread, blueberry muffins, ham, and minted fruit, with juice boxes and milk for the kids and mimosas and coffee for the adults.
I really loved that tower of cupcakes. It had three tiers of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes. Twinkling blue lights, a photo of the birthday boy, and an Elmo balloon made it festive. And it was so easy for the kids to eat the small cakes with their little fingers.
We served cupcakes at Mason’s first birthday party, and after seeing this cool cupcake tower (and remembering how much I loved ours last year), I might have to go with cupcakes again at Mason’s second birthday party. I’ve been pretty set on making Mason a cake, but I could always convert a cake recipe into a cupcake recipe. Luckily I have three months to decide! I’m sure I’ll change my mind 10 times before then:)
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