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Baby Turns 1!!

Before I even begin, let’s just get something out there right now – For this party I cooked enough food to feed a small country. I cooked for a solid 2 days straight (no lie) and spent $416.61 at the grocery store. It’s been just me and an infant for the last few months so this is insane to me. I told my mom – I now understand why family birthday parties started to become a drag – because they are freaking expensive dude! And kids doesn’t even realize this, they just want gifts – kid this is your gift, I’m broke now!!

the-spread

I made 8 appetizers and I thought “Oh this will be so wonderful!”. No the word I was actually looking for is stressful. Stressful is the word.

Luckily I enjoy the madness (who the hell knows why), especially when my parents were able to watch the birthday boy.

This is a spread of what I made…

Because there are too many things to list all the steps I’ll just add the links. Mainly, because I have no more time or energy to relive all these steps.

rainbow-fruit-skewers

Fruit Skewers. https://oleana.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/a-colorful-snack/

mac-and-cheese-bites

Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites. http://www.oldhousetonewhome.net/2015/03/mini-macaroni-and-cheese-bites-a-basketball-party.html

grilled-corn-guacamole

Grilled Corn Guacamole. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/grilled-corn-guacamole/

caprese-skewers

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Reduction. http://www.teacheatlove.com/2015/04/the-babys-first-birthday-recipe-round-up-and-fruit-wands.html

teriyaki-meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs. http://www.teacheatlove.com/2015/08/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-teriyaki-meatballs.html

spicy-lemon-garlic-shrimp

Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/spicy-lemon-garlic-shrimp/

windy-city-dip

Windy City Dip. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/windy-city-deli-dip.html

veggie-dip

Veggies and Dip. http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-dip/

So, a lot more happened than just the food. Even though I just posted about 87 pictures of food.coop-and-soph-1st-bday

Me and my kid. Yes we actually exist. See, I don’t just post pictures of food…even though there is still food in this picture.

granddad-and-coop-1st-bday

Then you have this picture where Coop thought it was more fun to slam cake into my Granddad (Coop’s Great Granddads) face.

To sum it all up – the party was a success, the food was a success and I still have leftovers to live off for a week so I’m not as broke as I thought. Winning all around.

 

 

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