This weekend I had the pleasure of assisting two of my most fantastic friends celebrate their daughter's 5th birthday party. While the rain poured down and we grilled with the assistance of a large golf umbrella, we managed to coordinate a fantastic party designed to celebrate the birth and life of a most fantastic little girl.
Her grandma suggested some very beachy cupcakes with a sand and shark theme, so away we went. We baked some deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes and coated them with a glossy buttercream meringue. While everyone we knew AND their brother scoured the mid-Atlantic for cocktail umbrellas (to decorate the sandy cupcakes), we came up with nothing. Regardless, the party went off without a hitch.
There's nothing an amazing playground, water balloons, eggplant parmesan, amazing potato salad and a chocolate cupcake can't cure.