Five years. I’ve been filling this space with words and pictures for five years now. That’s like, 42 in blog years. We’ve come a long way since that very first post. Five years, 588 posts, 16,130 comments, and dozens of cupcakes later, I decided this was indeed a momentous occasion and we had to celebrate.
With a party.
And a fancy schmancy dessert table.
I’m sure you’ve ooh-ed and aah-ed over Amy Atlas’ dessert tables just like I have. They are beyond gorgeous. Especially for a sugar-lover like me. It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do, but never had a reason to do so.
A 5-year blogaversary seemed like a good enough reason for me, don’t you agree?
I went with a green/olive-oil theme (of course), which did pose a particular challenge. Green desserts aren’t exactly the norm. But they sure are delicious.
Meyer lemon and olive oil chiffon cake. Olive oil rice crispy treats. Pistachio macarons. Basil lemonade. Matcha and white chocolate sables. Olive oil granola. Inside out cookie dough truffles. And I’ll be sharing the recipes for all of them over the next few days (well, except for the truffles. You’re just going to have to wait until June 5th for that one.)
But wait, what are those?
Underneath the fake flowers.
Because really, what’s a party without favors?
As a token of thanks, because there’s no way I could have made it this far without you, I’ve got a present for you. Adorable little notepads. Perfect for grocery lists or doodles or sweet nothings or what have you. And I’ve got 100 of them to give away.
*UPDATE* All notepads have now been spoken for! Thanks everyone for emailing. I’ve got my 100 winners, and I’ll be sending out your party favors as soon as I can!
If you don’t get a freebie, don’t fret. I’ve got some more that I’ll be putting up for sale shortly. In cute little sets (one green, one white). I know I personally go through notepads like they’re tissues. Or hair ties. Or mini peanut butter cups. You get the point. You can never have too many, I say! Stay tuned!