Birthday Party Recipes

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September is officially all about birthday planning at our house.  With Iyla turning 2 in a few weeks and Bianca turning 5 eight days later we are seriously behind this year.  Usually we (and by we I mean I) pick a theme.  Last year Bianca wanted a Yoga party, okay that was easy to work with.  This year I let the girls pick their themes with no help (nagging, prodding, suggesting) from me.  Bianca is having a princess ice cream Party and Iyla a rainbow pony party….um, Okay.  It’s always been a goal of mine to create fun food for birthdays that are healthy but still special treats.  Oh and easy too, I like sleep way too much to stay up all night making party food (I’m guessing most of us feel the same way unless you are getting paid to do it).  Here are some of my favorite recipes from birthday parties past….

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And here are some of my favorite pictures from parties past….

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I cannot believe this baby is almost five…sniff, sniff
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Not completely sure about this cupcake thing…
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By two she had the cupcake mastered
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Iyla’s first birthday cake…fruit makes great decorations
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Why is the wrapping paper always the best present??

Wishing you and your little one’s fun, healthy and happy birthdays!

Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.

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