This past weekend we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday. It was a doggy themed party, complete with puppy chow (coco puffs), doggy goodie bags, and of course, a doggy cake. I made the doggy cake using this recipe. It was actually pretty easy. The only thing I did differently was used cookies for the eyes instead of spice drops. I also added the pink ears with the fruit roll up. If you ever plan on throwing a doggy themed birthday party, I highly recommend this cake.
It was such a beautiful day filled with adorable kiddos, lot’s of jumping in the bounce house, and delicious food! We had some of the food catered from Ali Baba cafe in Simi Valley. They have really good made from scratch Mediterranean food and they are always very friendly. The rest of the salads were homemade by my family. It was lovely to see real adult food being served to children, instead of the standard pizza, chicken nuggets, or hot dog. Death to the Chicken Finger sums up perfectly how I feel about children being offered only certain “kiddie” foods all the time. It ruins what little food culture we have and makes childhood obesity sky rocket all at the same time. End Rant.
Overall, it was a great day. My sister planned everything perfectly and we all had a wonderful time! Now for a barrage of friends and family pictures.