Penguin Party

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Happy birthday to the bestest husband! Sarah’s idea of a penguin party was perfect and so much fun! Sarah brought the decorations and the Strandts brought ceasar salad. I have never laughed so much while decorating for a party. John was sent out to grill the chicken while Rachel, Sarah and I put up the streamers and 12 blow-up penguins.


We celebrated John’s birthday with homemade cupcakes and an open house party. Expecting around 40 people, I ended up baking 100 cupcakes with 5 different flavors—chocolate with mocha frosting, yellow with cherry frosting, chocolate with peanut butter frosting, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and dark chocolate with vanilla frosting. Yeah. They were good.

We celebrated Emily’s birthday today! She invited a group from work out to tea at a lovely tea shop in Noblesville. We all dressed up and they provided hats. Betsy wore her mother’s pearls and gloves and carried her handkerchief. I had a very nice salad, chicken salad sandwich, a yummy yummy scone and tea! Happy Birthday, Emily!



I baked my birthday cake today. It is a yellow cake with cream cheese frosting and strawberries. I can’t wait to taste it tonight with friends! Recipies are from America’s Test Kitchen and the frosting idea is from CakeLove. yummy yum!