on saturday, we celebrated ryan's birthday with our families.
this year, ryan wanted a seashore themed party. (last year, ryan had a clam bake themed party. i'm sensing a pattern here.) we decorated with seashells that we found from various trips that we have taken to the beach, and we wrapped the forks, knives, and spoons with twine and lifesavers. for dinner, we had shrimp cocktail, fish and chips, tarter sauce, hush puppies, coleslaw, and iced tea. it was the perfect summer party menu. we felt like we were right at the seashore.
for dessert, ryan wanted a checkerboard cake. we alternated layers of chocolate cake and peanut butter cake and covered the whole thing with peanut butter frosting. yum! the peanut butter frosting was the same color as sand, so it worked perfectly with our theme. ryan made the most amazing seashell decorations for the top of the cake out of fondant. (he sure is talented, that one!) it was so pretty and absolutely delicious too.
after we ate, ryan opened his presents and we talked with everyone until it was dark outside. we had such a great time celebrating ryan's birthday this weekend with our families!
hope everyone had a great weekend!