Feb 19, 2008

Lautaro's Second Birthday


Lautaro turned two this past Saturday! We hosted a small gathering of family and close friends at our house. Luckily, the weather cooperated giving us a beautiful, sunny day. We held the party on our back deck. To keep it simple, I made chili and served hot dogs. I apologize to everyone for not making the chili spicier. I shouldn’t have tried a new recipe for a party! When we had leftovers later that evening, I add some salt and spices and it made a world of difference. I hope people are willing to try my chili in the future – it will be much better, I promise!

For the kiddies, I made pigs in a blanket from another Martha recipe. They were yummy and I should have made more – let’s be honest… who doesn’t love pigs in a blanket! When I have more time, I’d like to make my own puff pastry dough. I was working at the last minute, so I opted for the plan B store bought puff pastry dough in the fridge.

I think the cake turned out well. Except for the fondant crack that appeared in the middle of the cake. The bottom layer of the cake was a chocolate chip yellow cake. The top layer was a rich buttermilk chocolate cake. I used homemade vanilla buttercream frosting around the cake and for the filling.

The children had a great time cooking and catering their own birthday party. I wish our yard were fenced though! It was a little hard to relax and chat when all us Moms had to watch for kids sneaking around the side of the house to pick flowers and other “vegetables” for their party spread.

The night before the party, I stayed up until 5 AM cleaning, baking and stitching the final stuffed felt doggies. Of course, I forgot to give the children their goody bags upon departure! I also included a bone or dog cookie cutter in the bags. Check out this week’s Friday Find for more details on the cookie cutters! I will soon post a picture of the goody bag contents.


Yoli said...

The chili was yummy. The kids had a great time and they LOVE the doggies. My grandma saw them and said "Oh your mom is getting good at crafts." I had to explain that it wasn't me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having us a Lautaro's party! The kids had a really nice time & so did we! Everything looked & tasted great. And the goody bags were so fun!