Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Birthday "Paw-ty"

If you are a regular reader on this blog, you are well aware of the love affair we have going on at our house.  No, not me and the mister.  I'm talking about Palmer and Boston.  Palmer wakes up every morning and is THRILLED to see the dog.  Every. Single. Morning. He happily exclaims, "DOOOG!!!".
So, it seemed only appropriate to have a puppy-themed party.
(Unfortunately, the second guest of honor, Boston, was tucked away in our master bathroom during the party because he was sick with pancreatitis.  Boston and I had some quality time 5am at the pet ER on the morning of the party.)

Puppy balloons greeting guests outside and inside.  (Special shout out to Jeff on the balloon creation.)
One Year Banner:
The spread.  Yes, that is puppy chow in the dog bowls
We pulled out the water table and a ball pit in the backyard.  All of the kids had a ball on the 85-degree day playing with the toys and enjoying bubbles.
I'm sure none of you are surprised that Palmer quickly and easily plowed thru his smash cake.  Without a flinch, Palmer started shoveling in the cake.  He was upset that his mean mom didn't let him finish the entire dessert.  I figured I already had a sick dog and didn't want a sick child, too!
Obligatory family photos:
 And before Palmer broke my necklace:
BAREFOOT CONTESSA'S ROSEMARY CASHEWS:  We went pretty low-key with the party food: cupcakes, puppy chow and rosemary cashews.  I had several people ask me for the cashew recipe, so here you go.  The snack is a perfect blend of sweet, salty and spicy.  And it's super fast to make.  You can't go wrong!

We are so fortunate to be surrounded by so many good friends and family.  And Palmer already has such a good posse of little buddies to run around with.  We all had a blast!

Happy Birthday, One Year Old!

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