Thursday, August 25, 2011

a sweet celebration

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Last week Grace celebrated her 9th birthday with 7 of her friends
at the Bloom Bake Shop in Middleton.
Occupying an absolutely precious space in the downtown area,
the bakery has definitely found it's niche.

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Annemarie, the owner can really throw a party!
The girls got a full tour of the shop,
learned how to make a batch of yummy chocolate chip cookies (which they each took home later),
and played a game of 'Pin the candle on the cupcake.'

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After choosing a name for the bakery's newest  bright green Kitchen Aid mixer...
they decided on the name 'Clover,'
(which we thought was perfect...)

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The girls then made a little craft project (a pin)
and learned the proper way to frost a cupcake.
It has to have the perfect swirl and Annmarie made it look much easier than it is to do.
After singing Happy Birthday to Grace,
the cupcakes were eaten immediately and declared delicious.

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Grace and her friends (love those beautiful smiles on the girls).
What a fun way to celebrate age 9!!

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21 kind words:

Jboo said...

What a fabulous party! That looks like so much fun! Love those big smiles on Grace and her sweet friends! Happy Birthday Grace! I know that 9 is going to be a wonderful year!


Football and Fried Rice said...

What an adorable group of girls! And seriously, I would LOVE to open up a bakery like that!! Simply adorable!

Jodee said...

It looks like the girls had loads of fun! Love, love, love these pictures and the location is perfect!

Terri said...

How fun!!!!! I want a party like that! =)
Happy birthday Grace!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

lordy!!!!! I want my own party there. How cute.

And, how do you do it Gail? These pictures make you feel like you are there. You know, I REALLY get the feel of the this cute little place.

these are outstanding my friend.


PS. Where is William? Was he not invited to this girls day out? LOL!

Stefanie said...

Fantastic pictures that capture an obviously VERY special day for Grace.

Ellie said...

Happy 9th Birthday to Grace! What a fun party - I would have loved it! Such happy photos Gail - Have you thought about teaching classes? I would love to take them from you!
xo ellie

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What a great birthday party!! I would love to be able to do something like this...for me ;) Great, great pictures and the girls definately looked like they enjoyed it!

Laurie said...

Hmmmm, I might have to file away that idea.. it looks like SO much fun! And you must have loved how the bakery had to do the clean up! :) Glad Grace had a super fun #9!

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Paige said...

Gail, I have been following your blog for awhile now and your photography takes my breath away, always perfect!

What a great idea for a girls party. It looks like a fun and tasty time. Nine is a great age!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Adorable party! We did something along these lines when Rosemary was 8 or 9. We did it at our house and she still talks about it. :) Your photos are so beautiful and looks like the girls had so much fun~ especially Grace!!! XOXO

likeschocolate said...

How fun! Happy birthday grace!

Love Letters To China said...

What an absolute perfect way of celebrating Grace's birthday. Looks like so much fun! You really captured the energy that was going on during the party. So beautiful. You've got me thinking of a possible birthday party for my girl next time.


China Dreams said...

Looks like an awesome way to celebrate!


Anastasia said...

Oh to be so young and carefree to just create lovely cupcakes with your girlfriends....what a beautiful day.

Kayce said...

That is a great party idea!!! It looks like it was a perfect hit as well!! Happy Birthday again to your Grace!

Debbie said...

That looks like so much fun and yummy too!

The Sanders Family said...

This shop looks awesome!!! Wish we had something like that around our area. Happy birthday to your beautiful Grace!

Wanda said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Grace. NINE!!!! (Nuff said.....but you know what comes next.)

Looks like a wonderful celebration.
Have a great week-end.

Sue said...

What a sweet place to have a party! Looks like it was perfect.

Sue : )

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