Kevin is 33!!! We were planning to just take a little day trip to celebrate his bday, but at the last minute I convinced him that we should have a little party! I tried to keep it as casual as possible and recycled some things from piano recitals (and even our wedding – haha).
Kevin fashioned a little table out of sawhorses and random wood from the garage.
Little closer look at the food. Slow cooker pulled pork & buffalo chicken + Alexia sweet potato tots + toppings for the tots (green onion, cheese, fresh jalapeño, and bacon), + coleslaw. If you wanted to be strict paleo, you could do the same type of thing with just roasted sweet potatoes. I think most Alexia products have canola oil which is frowned upon by the serious paleos, but I saved myself some chopping. The coleslaw also used a Greek yogurt based dressing, but you can easily find recipes for legit paleo coleslaw if you want. Really didn’t have to use a recipe for anything, just put both the meats in slow cookers before we went to our Saturday AM CrossFit class.
If Kevin wants one thing for his birthday, it’s CAKE!!!! So I made sure he had plenty.
- Best Carrot Cake Ever – Kevin’s favorite cake ever! I make it 3-4x a year for him.
- Too Much Chocolate Cake – Deidre’s cake!
- Primal Carrot Cake - A lot of fuss. It was really just okay. Probably will not make it again.
Kevin and I have a thing where we believe in serving dessert immediately. Haha. Plus I knew some people with kids would have to leave so we didn’t waste any time. We had such a great time, and everyone ate soooo much! After the smaller kids left, we let the dogs out and they had a blast mingling with everyone until almost 11PM which is late for old people like us.
What do you like to do for your bday? Party/no party? I really like to throw parties for Kevin, but not myself. Haha. I’m a fan of going to shopping/bookstores/coffee shops on my birthday. Why is that not a surprise?
P.S. I started a great Paleo Party pin board if you’re interested. :)