I’m really thrilled and honored to be featured in both On to Baby
as well as 100 Layer Cakelet
and for this feature to be about my son, Ayden’s first birthday. This makes “dada” proud. Hilary had submitted to 100 Layer Cakelet, and I submitted to On to Baby. Really though, this feature would not be possible if it were not for our extremely gracious, generous, super talented, and I could go on and on friend Hillary of The Sugar Studio
as well as Keely of The Glitter Shoppe
. Hilary had been planning for this day since Ayden was born. I remember her talking about his party well before it was even something to talk about. I had no idea at the time that Hilary would bring that idea to fruition.
Ayden had a race car inspired party theme, influenced by yours truly. Yes, vehicular indoctrination has already begun. Once Hilary knew what the theme was she really hit the gas pun inteded. Let me just say Hilary’s attention to detail is amazing. As you enter the house she had orange cones leading you to a custom California license plate, there was a custom race track “Ayden” sign, trophy and winner flag party favors, panna cotta vintage oil cans, stop light macaroons, and much much more. I was in shock to see all Hilary and Keely had done for my family, for my sweet Ayden.
Honestly all I had to do was shoot, the creativity was already there making my boy’s first birthday party truly unforgettable. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and some pretty amazing friends.