When Patty suggested that we throw Nicole a birthday party, I took the opportunity to create another themed birthday party! Even if I had just half a day to execute, I was able to finish all the crafty details because I was so inspired by the theme!
Last night, I recreated one of Nic’s happiest places: New York City! (Well, it’s my happy place, too, so it wasn’t that hard, haha!) Chef Edward prepared a delicious 5-course family-style dinner at Pipino for the girls and we ate and chatted and laughed the night away. Happiest birthday to the hottest mom-to-be, Nicole!
Printed out a Subway sign themed banner and made party hats using NYC maps!
I-Heart-NIC Gocco-stamped on canvas totebags.
The birthday girl, who arrived at Pipino before any of us! 😛
Kelly and Bianca’s first mission upon arriving in Pipino:
choose cupcakes for takehome!
Pipino’s vegan version of cuban corn (channeling Cafe Habana!), which is even more delicious when smothered with cashew cheese!
Wicked Walnut Salad with dalandan balsamic dressing.
Watermelon Steak with Taro Mash, Pickled Shiitake, and Asparagus with vegan aioli.
Spicy tofu and Pasta Puttanesca.
Then, the best part of the meal: dessert! This is Chef Ed’s special Pipino birthday cake– our signature moist chocolate cake with a twist: raspberry filling and candied walnuts all over!
Happy birthday, Nicole!
PJ helped me cut out these toppers! 🙂
Patty, Bianca, Meryll, me, Kelly and Nicole.
‘Til the next themed party! 😛