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Make Me a Cake: Strawberry Poke Cake with Berries + Cream

Hey, friends, it’s my birthday week! On Saturday (which, yes, is April Fools’ Day) I’ll be turning 34. (That happened fast!) That day will also mark the 28th year that my mother has made me the same birthday cake. As she tells it, my sixth birthday was the first time I had a party with some of my little friends from school and she wanted to make a really special cake. She knew I loved strawberries so she decided to make a strawberry poke cake, since apparently poke cakes were all the rage back in the 80s. Who knew? Since then she’s made me this cake every single year, even when I haven’t lived in the same city, even if it’s a week before or a few weeks after my actual birthday.

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Melanie’s Surfside Oyster Boil 30th Birthday Party

If ever there were a celebration that spoke to my soul, this one is just that. Oh gosh, does that sound horribly over the top? The thing is, it’s really true! This party honoring the 30th birthday of Melanie Duerkopp, designed by Amanada O’Shannessy Creative, took place at Hog Island Oyster Co. With a casual picnic …

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A Little Red Riding Hood Birthday Party

Coming to us today all the way from Valencia, Spain, we’ve got Little Red Riding Hood in the house! Or, more specifically, Claudia of My Little Bloom’s adorable daughter Cristy and her 5th birthday party all decked out in Little Red Riding Hood inspiration. Featuring pretty red capes for all of the little girls and …

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Lola’s Milk + Cookies First Birthday Party

You guys know by now that I love a good birthday party. What I love even more? When readers share photos of the celebrations they’re planning for loved ones, like this party all the way from Spain! Today Bea is sharing her daughter Lola’s first birthday party with us, designed around Lola’s love of milk …

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Matilde’s Bunny Birthday Party

Back in my early days of blogging, Portugese powerhouse photography and event styling duo Brancoprata were just busting onto the scene. We became fast online friends and since then I’ve loved seeing their vast portfolio of work evolve into something truly inspiring. Recently André’s youngest niece celebrated her first birthday and Brancoprata pulled out all the stops …

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Asher’s Colorful 1st Birthday Party

Always a sucker for an awesome birthday party, I’m pretty much just that, a straight up sucker, for little Asher’s first birthday bash! His momma Casey Baudoin of the adorable blog Sugar Lander planned such a sweet fete for the little guy. Think long colorful strands of paper bunting, a smash cake topped with a …

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Brayden’s Elephant 1st Birthday Party

I am definitely in the birthday spirit this week so I’m pretty jazzed to bring you Brayden’s first birthday party today! It’s red, white and all decked out in elephants, stars and stripes. In other words, it’s awesome. Sent over by Kelli Wholey of Lumina (whose daughters second birthday party was featured here last year), …

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