Last year we kinda skipped Chad’s first birthday. There was something going on to make us super busy (can’t remember what though), so we didn’t have a party. He never knew. Hee hee.
We couldn’t very well skip this year’s party. So we had a few friends over and ate some yummy food.
Like this healthy chocolate cake.
This was the second time we made it and it always gets rave reviews. It happens to be my favourite chocolate cake too. It uses whole wheat flour soaked in soured raw milk, and succanat instead of sugar (recipe here). It’s moist and dense without being heavy, and it’s filling! We didn’t make healthy icing to go on it though cause we ran out of time (we hosted a work party the day before and fed everyone a big homemade lunch).
The bunting on the cake matched the bunting hanging all over the house.
The bunting is easy to make using poster sized card stock, yarn, and a hole punch.
I was hoping for rainbow colours for the fruit skewers but forgot to get purple grapes. Oops. I wasn’t about to buy blueberries this time of year.
We also served homemade raw ice cream, which is also healthy. And delicious!
We gave him a bike. Might be a little early for that, but he’ll grow into it. Aunty Hannah gave him the helmet.
Happy Birthday Chad! We love you!