Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daniel's 29th Birthday!

Yesterday was Daniel's 29th Birthday.  I think I get more excited for his birthdays than he does.  I love celebrations, but I especially love when they honor a person I love so much!  My instructions were that I had to keep it low key, but I could still execute some of my over the top ideas (Muffin knew it would kill me if I had to do the entire birthday without any elements of fun).

Muffin began his birthday celebrations with a bike ride with his dad.  I'm so glad that he got to do what he loves on his special day!  After the ride, we met the rest of his family at one of our favorite local restaurants.  The meal was wonderful and I felt so bad that I had to leave a little early to get to class.

After my class, the festivities really began.  I really wanted to celebrate the last year of Muffin's 20's by commemorating all of the milestones and important moments in his life.  To do this, I decided to make customized birthday hats that were decorated with photos from the past 29 years.

Martha Stewart, goddess of all things crafty, is where I got the template for this.  You can find it here.  I did have to modify the template--she has tabs and they don't really work.  Instead, I just used handy dandy tape!

Next, it was cake time.  Muffin really HATES sweets...especially chocolate.  So when it is time to bake him something it gets tricky.  This year he requested vanilla cake and vanilla icing.  I couldn't let plain old vanilla I made a "confetti" themed cake.  Funfetti Cake covered in vanilla frosting and sprinkles.  It was fun to make and Daniel enjoyed win!

Nieces enjoying the sparkly cake.
After all that cake and icing...the girls started to get silly!

Daniel tells me the birthday was fun and just celebratory enough.  I am glad he enjoyed his day, and I plan to keep the party going with my family and his best friend this weekend!

Happy Birthday Muffin!

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