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It Ended With A Bang

by Courtney on January 30, 2011

Well, Birthday “Week” is officially over.

But it sure did end with a bang!!

And really, I am so lucky.

Lucky to have such a great group of awesome friends.

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Lucky to have a house I can entertain everyone…goofiness and all. Winking smile

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Lucky to have an absolutely hilarious “little” brother…

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who we’ve now labeled the “Garbage Bread King.” (BBQ chicken & pineapple garbage bread?!? YES PLEASE!)

Lucky to have such amazingly close girlfriends,

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who will always be willing to share their equally awesome snacks when party-time calls.

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I’m lucky to have an amazing husband, who helped SO MUCH in preparing for my Luau Birthday party. Smile

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And of course, I’m always lucky for having this little guy…skittish as he was last night!

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But I’m also lucky to have two fantastic parents (who both claim only I am getting older…not them)…one of which is a rock star in the baking department.

Sorry, Dad. Only if we’re talkin’ pancakes or waffles for you. Winking smile

I’m beyond lucky to have a Mom who knows how to rock my socks with an amazing birthday cake!

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“Happy Birthday to meeeee…”

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Take a look at THIS:

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At my request, mom pulled through with a raspberry swirl cake, filled with chocolate raspberry buttercream and topped with my favorite almond buttercream frosting.

Heaven.

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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came over to help me celebrate!!!

So now, while my guests are still sleeping, I think I may have to go snag myself a piece of birthday cake…

Birthday cake for breakfast is totally acceptable on your birthday, right???? Winking smile

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1 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

OH MY GOODNESS that cake looks AMAZING! Your mom is an awesome baker!! I’m hoping my slice is jetting its way across the Atlantic right now, right? ;)

Looks like you had an amazing night, and you look gorgeous as always! Happy Birthday again Courtney!! :D

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2 Tina January 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The party looks like such a blast! And clearly, you take after your mom in the baking department! :)
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3 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) January 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

COMPLETELY acceptable breakfast :) especially when there’s fruit in the cake! ;)
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4 Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run January 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

Looks like an awesome party! Tons of fun. Sounds like a fun and fabulous birthday week!

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5 Jen January 30, 2011 at 10:13 am

Happy Birthday!!

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6 Sarah January 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

Happy Birthday!
That is quite a cake! Looks and sounds delicious i’m still waiting to try out the almond buttercream!
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7 Emily January 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’m drooling at my computer right now. That cake looks AMAZING!
happy birthday girly <3
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8 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

Can your mom make my cake for my 21st birthday? ;) Looks like a lot of fun!
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9 Rick January 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

Happy Birthday – maybe BD month next year?

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10 Christine January 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

Can we convince your mom to share her recipe??

Happy Birthday!

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11 Holly January 30, 2011 at 10:59 am

OMG- that cake looks AWESOME! Your Mom is quite talented!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :D :D I hope the fun continues into today!
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12 Natalia@ The Health Script January 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

Not only is eating birthday cake for breakfast totally acceptable, it’s REQUIRED!
Happy Birthday, Courtney!!
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13 Stefanie @TheNewHealthy January 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

Aww, this was such a great post! Happy Birthday doll!! I’m so glad you had a great birthday week!! :)

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14 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) January 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Wow…check out that cake!!! You mom did a great job! Happy Birthday!
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15 Lauren @ Hungry Dancer January 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Happy Birthday!!! The party looks like a lot of fun and you are gorgeous as always!
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16 Jess@atasteofconfidence January 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

happy birthday!
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17 Emma January 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

my oh my! That cake looks amazing! love your blog and your party looked like so much fun! x
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18 Natalia - a side of simple January 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Happy Birthday!! Looks like such a wonderful time :)
And yes, birthday cake for every meal, snack, and bite to eat is totally acceptable on your birthday. Eat it up!
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19 fsugirl! January 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Happy Birthday!!Glad you had a great Birthday Week- you deserved it! :D

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20 Teri January 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Looks like so much fun!!! And the cake looks very yummy!
I haven’t had a bday party in sooo long….this post makes me think I need to start! :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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21 Uttoran Sen January 31, 2011 at 6:51 am

Looks like you people had quite a good birthday party, a very good cake too.
cheers,
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