Monday, March 1, 2010

Entre nous: A First Birthday lunch


My second baby girl has turned one. It seems like yesterday I was writing about an interminable pregnancy, and then finally advising you she had arrived.

We had a little luncheon for her at her Grandmother's this past weekend, thought you might like a peek.

First Birthday Menu

Rocket Salad
Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds over Spinach
Assorted Breads
Cucumber Tzaitiki Mayonnaise
Assorted Savory Tarts and Quiches
Cold Roasted Asparagus in Balsamic Glaze
Birthday Cake









Happy Birthday, my sweet snuggly little babe.

22 comments:

Housewife Bliss said...

I just adore the picture you have of her from behind. And the cake is so divine - love the colours. First birthdays are always so very special.

EntertainingMom said...

Happy Birthday! Such a bittersweet occasion, isn't it!?

little augury said...

beautiful and just the beginning of many happy and stylish celebrations for her.

Stephanie said...

beautifully done and how adorable is that first photo of your baby! Happy Birthday - may it be the first of many many happy days for her.
Best,
Stephanie

Mrs. Blandings said...

What fun! And, nothing better than birthday cake.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a darling girl!

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Mrs. R said...

Awww...Happy 1st Bday!! Her dress is adorable.

pve design said...

I recognize that cake! Happy Birthday to a lovely little lady full of will and style!
pve

Lily Lemontree said...

Happy Birthday to your little one! Such a wonderful age, all the accomplishments and changes you will see in her this year. A little sad when you realize they are not quite "babies" anymore-maybe time to try for number 3, Blushing!:)

Jess said...

Wow- looks like a lovely luncheon! Happy birthday little one!

home before dark said...

Such a bit of wonder. Happy birthday to the both of you.

JMW said...

Happy birthday to your little one! Love that dress. My daughter turns five on Wed. Where does the time go?

LPC said...

Aaaaah! That photo of her in babyhood! Aaaaah! Swooning from cute. Happy Birthday.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy Birthday to her...love the cake!!

Nan said...

Happy Birthday to your little one...and to you Mom! The celebration of the first year of new life is a major milestone for both babe and mother. It looks like it was a delicious party!

Anna said...

Oh super gorgeous..happy birthday to your little cherub..they do grow up so fast. Thank you for visiting my blog..hope you swing by again. Anna x

Marsha said...

I will never forget what I served at my little ones' first birthday celebrations. So many details of life slip through the fingers but these seem infinitely too important to be let go.

Good birthday menus are their own reward, of course, but of particular pleasure when the child grows up to all of five years old and requests - on a day when virtually anything is allowed - salmon, asparagus vinaigrette and a warm couscous salad. Makes me misty just remembering...

James said...

Happy Birthday to your little sweetie girl.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

She is adorable! I hope her birthday was every bit as special as she is. What a precious tribute.

And the menu sounds divine.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

What a beautiful lunch for your special occasion. The photo of your little angel is adorable.

Catherine

SPLENDEROSA said...

Wonderful post. Just lovely. xx's Marsha

ak said...

What a divine party, cake, dress, and sophisticated menu. Can I have this for my 34th birthday this summer or is it only baby-appropriate? ;-)