Coco's First Birthday! Lilly Pulitzer Tea at The Beverly Hills Hotel!



Coco's first birthday was one of the most wonderful days of my life and hers. The weather was perfect, the setting divine, and Miss Coco enjoyed every second. As we pulled up to the pink and green palace (The Beverly Hill Hotel), we saw Luke Wilson. Was he coming to the tea? No, he wasn't invited, but still fun to see!!

When we first arrived we did a little photo session in the lobby so we could remember the day.


Coco wore her Lilly Pulitzer shift, I had on my Lilly. Notice my shoes, with bows, and Coco's pink patent leather Mary Janes!!! We were so ready for the fabulous tea to begin!



The table was set outside on the patio at the Polo Lounge. The hotel is pink and they have gorgeous white and green awnings everywhere. I hardly needed to decorate the table except for the favors and a few of the Lilly Pulitzer Cabanarama invitations on the table.


Setting up the table before the ladies arrived I spied Natalie Cole sitting at the next table (SKINNNNNYYYYY!!!) and Lionel Richie stopped by her table to say hello. The patio at the Beverly Hills Hotel is a very celebrity spotting place. A lot of deals are made on that patio!!! Or in the Polo Lounge Bar.



When the ladies arrived and we were all seated we were offered four tea choices. Mint, Chamomile, Earl Gray, or English Breakfast (Normally they offer many more choices but with a big party too hard to do). Such a great group of ladies, everyone there was so happy for Miss Coco!! They know it was a dream of mine to have a girl!



Coco sat at the head of the table and knew it was her special day. She adored our waiter Barrett, who was wonderful.



We dined on the most spectacular tea sandwiches. Egg salad, cucumber topped with asparagus, smoked salmon on pumpernickle with caviar. Served on three tiered silver platters of course! Then the desserts came out which were also divine, but not as fabulous as the Cabanarama cake!!!



Crafted by The Big Sugar Bakery, it was a show stopper! Coco couldn't wait to eat it!! She applauded it's arrival!!





If you can believe it she was great for two hours, until the end when she got cranky and tired. She even was passed around the table to everyone and said "Hiiiiiii" to all the ladies. It was a magical day and thanks to the sweet people at The Beverly Hills Hotel, it felt like a vacation! Coco truly appreciated being there which is how I know for sure we're related!



Happy Birthday my darling baby Coco. I will never forget you're first birthday, and I know years from now, we will look back on this wonderful day and the happiness and love we felt. Thank you to my Mom and Dad who helped underwrite this spectacular event! You made my dream come true for my daughter and I love you guys!!

46 comments:

Hillcrest Acres said...

You both look absolutely adorable in your Lilly outfits. What a great party for the birthday girl!!!!

Happy Daily said...

What a wonderful day! You and Coco look so happy! I am glad it was so special!

EntertainingMom said...

Looks like a perfect afternoon! LOVE the cake. LOVE IT!!! XOXO

KatiePerk said...

What fun! You gals looked smashing! Love your ensembles! The cake was FABULOUS!

Jessi said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration for you and your baby girl. She looks adorable in her shift and I love your skirt! So Fun!

Andie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I am disappointed the girls and I missed this FAB party. What a wonderful day.

P.S.- You are so skinny!

M said...

Just amazing, Coco is a lucky little lady!! If I ever get my girl I might have to copy you!!

Melissa said...

You both look great in your Lilly dresses! The patio looked gorgeous and it looks like you had an amazing day with Coco! I can't believe she's a year old already!

bloggerprotectionprogram said...

Happy birthday sweet Coco! Your first birthday tea party looks amazing. All the best to you!

Sherrie said...

You both look fabulous and the everything looks perfect!

lizziefitz said...

Fabulous Darling Fabulous!!! Happy birthday miss Coco! Pink and green lilly delicious!

S said...

Happy Birthday Coco! Looks like a wonderful day!

lizziefitz said...

We did a tribute post on our blog for Coco:)

Suburban Princess said...

Awwww Congratulations!!!

Your party looks divine!!!

Simply Sanchez said...

What an amazing first birthday for Coco! So fun! I love tea parties!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a fabulous way to fete your precious one year old GIRL!!! It looks like Miss Coco had a perfect first birthday! If I ever make it to LA, let's meet and have tea! Wonderful!

Brie said...

What a FAB party! You both look great! Glad you all had fun - what a special mother/daughter day!

Mrs. R said...

Now that is what I call a 1st bday party!! You guys looked too cute!!

PaperCourt said...

How fabulous! You two are adorable!

New England Gal said...

What a fabulous first birthday and what a fabulous mom you are! You really live up to your blog name!
Happy Birthday Miss Coco!!!

Muffy said...

Fantastic and fabulous! Could not have been more perfect!!!

BroncoMom said...

Fantastic Mom! Thanks for sharing this special day with all of your readers. Not only do we get to see the fabulousness of this day but she will too!!

MMM said...

What a beautiful birthday party! So cute! Happy Bday to your sweet little girl! I'm also just now catching up on your blog and wanted to say I'm thinking about Landon. Hope he is feeling better this week!

mommy2davin said...

It looks like it was such a special day!! You both look fabulous!
I have loved reading about it!

LPC said...

You are beautiful. Coco is beautiful. The BHH is beautiful. I had my 50th birthday there with sisters. I saw Chevy Chase at the front desk. I can only imagine how much fun you had....

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

Just presh!!! Love little Coco's cake!!! She is a doll!! XOXO KJ

LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL!!! said...

Just presh!!! Love little Coco's cake!!! She is a doll!! XOXO KJ

The 5 Bickies said...

What a spectacular day...everthing turned out so well! So glad you both had fun.

AMY said...

Happy Birthday to your precious baby girl! You and Coco both looked absolutely stunning as well as the venue! Happy you were able to celebrate your blessing! A little dream come true ;-)

Preppy 101 said...

Just know if I had seen you two lovely, beautiful ladies I would've stopped dead in my tracks and just gone on and on about you and Coco! You just look FABULOUS Mrs. Fabulous. A perfect party planned for a perfect angel by her perfect mommy! Happy B'day Coco and Mommy!! xoxo

Always Organizing said...

What a wonderful day!!! Happy 1st Birthday Coco!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to Coco! First Birthdays are so special. You had a perfect day. Blessings for the year ahead! Jennifer aka Gigi

Preppy Mama said...

Oh what a perfect day! Happy Birthday Coco!!
You both look absolutely beautiful in your lilly!!

Courtney said...

What a fabulous party. You girls look great in your Lilly!

pink green & southern said...

How fabulous! Happy Birthday, Coco!!!

Cas said...

How fantastic! Coco is a lucky girl to have such a great mommy: )

Cas

mFw said...

What a gorgeous party! You will cherish the memories and pictures forever!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Absolutely adorable!

Kiki said...

WOW!!! Absolute perfection, you didn't miss a detail and it looks like everyone had a blast!!! Of course you look lovely and Miss Coco, well she is just adorable!!! Happy Birthday Miss Coco, may the years ahead be filled with all the love and adventure your heart and hands can hold!!! I can't wait to see what happens next!!

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

It looks like it was a fabulous party! Love all the pictures and the cake looks divine! Happy First Birthday to little Coco!

Jillian, Inc said...

OMG- you could not possibly be any cuter. LOVE IT!

Uncommon Blonde said...

Amazing! I would love to do this at the Ritz here for my baby girl's birthday. I love every fabulous detail!

Bella Michelle said...

So, so precious!!!!

Preppy Sue said...

It all looks so fabulous! The cake is darling and what a fantastic photo of the two of you with the cake!

Glad Coco had such a wonderful day!

bevy said...

Just now getting around to reading and loving the pictures of the soiree! I know you will truly treasure this day always! Cheers...

3 Peanuts said...

What a lovely and sweet party!!!! I too LOVE having a daughter and doing all the gril things after having two fabulous boys;) You and Miss Coco look aDORABLE!!!!