Zakary & Zoey’s 1st Birthday Party!
Zak and Zoey, the darling children of my dear friend, Tram, celebrated their first birthday on Saturday!
Boy has the year flown by. It seems like only yesterday that I was throwing Tram her baby shower!
Tram asked me to come over early to decorate. The twins were down for their nap, so decorating went smooth and quick.
We kept it simple, mostly just photos of the twins scattered on the tables, streamers, pom poms and balloons.
Tram had picked up a couple of light-up Z’s, so I placed them on either side of a family portrait for the buffet.
The breakfast table was the most elaborately decorated area, with not only the pom poms and balloons, but also with chalkboard art that daddy-extraordinaire, Steve, made for each twin.
Zak’s first year milestones…
… and Zoey’s.
Of course, the three (yes, 3!) cakes were the showstoppers of the table.
And a third cake that Chef Mel Mecinas, of the Four Seasons Scottsdale, had his pastry chef make for the twins, based on their favorite book, Five Little Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed. Adorable!
Then there was Tram’s beautiful handwritten menu board. I love that huge board, and I love Tram’s exquisite writing!
As the guests arrived …
… and the presents piled up…
… everyone asked, “What smells so amazing?!”
It was the whole pig roasting in the backyard!
None other than Chef Kevin Binkley was catering the affair and, as expected, it was out of this world delicious! I’ve written about Kevin’s roasted pig before HERE. It was just as fabulous as I remembered.
After the outstanding meal, it was time for lots of pictures and cake.
I gave the cutie-pies personalized birthday hats from Etsy.
They could not have looked more precious in them! And surprisingly, they kept them on!
Zoey enjoying her cake.
And Zak wondering why ladies get served first!!
The final sweet touch was the party gift for guests. A bag of Zak and Zoey Blend coffee beans. That’s right, when your parents own Press Coffee Roasters, you get a special blend of coffee, named just for you, to commemorate your first birthday! Too Sweet!
Happy Birthday, Zoey and Zak! I love you and I love your mommy and daddy too! xoxo
P.S. Tomorrow I’ll share the handmade gifts I gave the twins and the “DIY instructions.”