As many of you know, these last few days have been quite hectic for me as I have been organising my eldest daughter’s birthday. Victoria turned 4 on July 16th and we had a nice and quite family day. We hid her birthday presents and she had fun finding them and opening them. She loved everything she got: 2 beautiful outfits from her aunties and uncle, toy cupcakes from her little sister Georgia, a Cinderella doll from her nonni and a princess outfit from Mom & Dad.
She loved this one so much that she wore it all day long and wanted to wear it the next day for her party too! Luckily we managed to convince her not to!!! Hehehehe
We had a little party on Sunday and invited some of our closest friends. Victoria had a blast and got many more wonderful presents (thank you everyone!). She played non stop and it was great to see her having fun!
She is a wonderful little girl and has been filling our lives with love and laughter (and stubbornness!) for the past 4 years! We love you so much little angel and we are so proud of you! It is amazing how fast children grow, it feels like yesterday that she was born and I held her in my arms for the first time… she was so small and helpless! I am so happy to see her growing into a beautiful, strong and intelligent little girl! <3 Happy birthday baby girl!!!!!!!
I obviously prepared all the food at home (could it be otherwise??) and you can see some of it on the table.
The food is quite typical of what you would eat at an Italian birthday party, besides the cupcakes, the cake pops and the cake which are not Italian at all.
Both of my daughters LOVE “Charlie and Lola”. They could watch their TV show all day long without getting bored! So I decided to make a “Lola Cake” for Victoria’s party. Also, the pink cupcakes are inspired by the love that Lola has for “pink icing”.
Needless to say Victoria loved the cake! <3
I am going to post all the new recipes in the next few days… but here is a preview of the “menu”:
Triple Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Chocolate and Raspberry Mini Cupcakes
Focaccia con le olive
Focaccia di Recco
Palline di Erice all’arancia
Panini al latte filled with ham & swiss cheese, salame & tasty cheese, brie & balck olive tapenade
Flowery Cake Pops
Lola Birthday Cake
I also organised a little school party for her and decided on “Hello Kitty” as a theme. So I baked a simple yogurt cake for Victoria to take to her pre school and decorated it with a fondant Hello Kitty.
Now it is back to “normal life”! I am already hungry!!! 🙂
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