Riley’s first birthday


Yesterday, I had the privilege of celebrating this cutie’s 1st birthday!

Riley 1


Remember my friend Leslie who I ran a 5K with earlier this summer? Her daughter Riley turned one on Saturday, and Leslie had the best owl-themed birthday party for her!  From these beautiful owl-shaped cookies…

Riley owls

…to Riley’s personal owl cake…

Riley single cake

…to the party favors…

Riley favors


It was all owl themed and absolutely adorable!

And, if you follow me on Instagram, you know I contributed a little something to Riley’s party celebrations as well — ice cream cakes!

Ice cream cake prep

I made five ice cream cakes for Riley’s big birthday celebrations — two vanilla, two chocolate, and one party cake! They are pretty easy (once you let the ice cream defrost) and always a big hit whenever I take them anywhere. Be on the lookout for the recipe later this week!

I’ll leave you with a final photo from Riley’s bash…how precious is her tutu?

Riley family (1)

Happy 1st birthday, Riley; I hope your next year is as fun and positive as you are!