Thursday, February 25, 2016

Husband's 27th Birthday

Hubby turned 27 on Monday and we are headed off to New York {1st trip of 2016} in a couple of weeks to celebrate in the Adirondacks and Lake Placid. With this new adventure on the horizon, I had to fight the urge to go completely overboard on his birthday. Let's save some of the fun for our trip. But in the meantime, we still had to celebrate on the actual day.  
Because Tom's Birthday was on a Monday this year, most of his day had to be spent at the office. Not the funnest thing to do on your birthday, but that's reality. I thought waking up him up with a homemade donut cake would be a nice little pick me up {aka sugar rush} so I made these while he slept. 
Later that night, we headed out to dinner at a new to us Italian place. Boston really does Italian food well, especially lobster ravioli. 
After the most amazing dinner, it was home for presents. Can you guess what his favorite color is? I tried to use hints of green throughout. 
But first we opened gifts from family! 
We had lots of phone calls and thank you's to make after. 
And by then, we were ready for cake.   
Husband's cake this year was an ice-cream cake….chocolate cake with oreo cookie ice cream.  
Can I be honest? This was my first attempt at making an ice cream cake and I wasn't sure how it would turn out. The cupcakes were meant to be a back-up just in case the ice cream cake didn't work out, but it did so then we had both! 
Ice Cream Cake + Cupcakes = A Very Happy Birthday 
Time for more presents with gifts from me. Tom and I are moving away from giving each other gifts, but I did pick up a few things that were needed including J Crew goodies for the office and a ski bag…hopefully there is lots of fresh powder in Lake Placid! 
I also gave Husband a sentimental gift…this artwork of our pup PJ. He loved it! 
The other night he was going on and on about how he would save PJ during the Zombie Apocalypse {yes this was a real conversation} and I was just smiling to myself knowing I had this ready for him.  
In the past, we haven't always been able to be together to celebrate birthdays {#ihatelongdistance}, so this birthday was extra special. I loved spending time with him and making so many treats for his birthday. Cannot wait to continue celebrating in the ADK and Lake Placid. 

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  1. Awhhhh!! Best wife award, holy cow!! And you even MADE the donuts?!! Rub some domestic off on me, please haha :) That picture of his dog is so cute/ sweet!!! Such a thoughtful gift! Tell me you drew it (because I wouldn't be surprised one bit!) SO glad you guys got to be together this year for his birthday :)

    xo Candace
    Lovely Little Rants

    1. Um no I have very little artistic ability…I got the charcoal drawing from Etsy. But baking is something I am good at. I'm not going to lie, the ice-cream cake was hard to make, but the donuts…well those were super easy and only took ~20 minutes

  2. Wow, you're a great wife!! That donut cake is making my mouth water! That sketch of your pup is adorable. Have a great day!

  3. Lobster ravioli is my absolute favorite - where did you guys go? You totally rocked at celebrating your hubby - love everything you did for him! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. What a lovely wife and partner you are! Such a special day you gave him! Happy birthday to your husband!

  5. That ice cream cake looks delicious! I've wanted to order portraits of our dogs from Etsy too! I need to look into that again.

  6. What a great birthday! I love lobster ravioli- AND ice cream cake! It's actually one of the only kind of cake I like! Very smart to make the cupcakes just in case, though I'm glad it turned out well :)

    1. Normally I would do a trial run for something complicated like an ice-cream cake, but it was simpler than I thought. I think I was nervous for no reason, but no one's going to complain about having too many cupcakes around so it worked. And yes lobster ravioli is the best. It combines the 2 best cuisines in my opinion. Italian + Sea Food

  7. So sweet - love the donut cake! For Valentine's Day 2 years ago I commissioned a painting of our pup (who I'm pretty sure he loves more than me..) for my hubs, so love that gift!

    1. I completely agree on that, my husband didn't supposedly like small dogs and now I can't get him to put our tiny pup down.