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Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Buzzing Bee Birthday for Lucca

Happy Birthday Lucca!

My good friend Eds sent me these beautiful pictures of her nephews 1st birthday party.
Isn't everything just gorgeous? The attention to detail is utterly inspiring. Eds shared with me that her sister wanted to incorporate a yellow theme into the celebration to show their family's support for Philippine presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino. For those of you who are not familiar with Philippine politics, yellow has been the official color of the Aquino family since the assasination of Benigno Aquino Sr. in 1983. Noynoy's mother, the former President Corazon Aquino always wore yellow and for millions of Filipinos yellow is a symbol of hope, courage and peace.

As always, presentation is paramount. And don't think the perfect backdrop by Arturo Luz goes unnoticed!

The snacks are simple and familiar but everything seems so special when repackaged in an intricate and personal way.

I am absolutely loving the play on the bumble bee stripes and the honeycomb on the paper parts. And, the yellow with gray is a subtle alternative to the traditional bumble bee black and yellow color story.

This table below is just delightful. Inviting and enticing. The "lemon drop" jelly is such a wonderful idea.

Well done to Lucca's mommy! And of course to Tita Eds!
Lucca , every year is a gift.
May you have many , many more special celebrations ahead.


  1. Hello goddess, domestic and otherwise. I love your posts and your images. Thanks for sharing what you find on the net! Our common friend told me about this but only had time to check it out now. I'll follow your blog k? Keep up the fun posts! (and your finds too!).

  2. Hello Vicki! Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you are enjoying the blog and yes please, by all means, keep visiting! There is so muc I want to write but am very busy these days so my posts are fewer and more far between then I'd like. Hopefully in the next few months I'll be able to post some more on topics that interest me and hopefully you as well.

  3. Hello Alicia... it's Trina, I'm Lucca's Mama! Thanks so much for this post and lovely well-written description of his Bumblee Bee party.

    You have such an inspiring blog. I love reading all your posts!

    Oh! for those who may be wondering, credit goes to my friend Sonja, of Sonja's cupcakes for the nicest cake and cupcakes!

  4. Hello gourmetbee! When Eds sent me the pictures of your son's party I knew right away I wanted to share them- thank you for allowing us to publish them. Sonja did such a wonderful job on the cake and the cupcakes. My children love going to her shop after school for an after school treat! My posts have been few and far between because I have so much going on right now but I hope to be posting more frequently in the future. I hope you do keep reading!