Birthday Brush up

1 Oct

My 26th birthday was a roaring success so much so that it took me this this long to recover and put together a follow up post. Now I’m not so self-involved that I believe people actually care what happened on my birthday, but I do believe you’re all going to drool over the delectable treats I consumed during this year’s celebration.

It all began with a surprise (two week early surprise) gathering when I went home to NH for Labor Day. 10 balloons, 3 bottles of champagne and 2 of my best friends equals birthday bliss.

To kick off my birthday week I received a box of Birthday Cake Cookies from my best blogging friend at brunchforeverymeal. A woman after my own heart, she knew confetti cake batter and rainbow sprinkles from The Cravory would make me smile. It was the perfect way to kick off my week. I averaged 2 cookies a day for the following five days.

The treats continued Tuesday night with Mrs. Prindable’s candied apples. This was my mom’s way of providing a “healthy” birthday treat. With flavors like triple chocolate fudge and milk chocolate walnut, these were unlike any caramel apple you could ever imagine.

The gluttony continued on my actual birthday when treats from Dough Boy Bakery graced our office. After devouring a pizza, my coworkers and I enjoyed some red velvet cake, a marshmallow rice crispy treat and a peanut butter marble brownie.

Along with  pumpkin ale and a tapas dinner out, I received my favorite: yellow roses.

And just when I came out of my diabetic coma, the sweets returned. On Friday my college roommates travled to NYC to celebrate and they brought with them a dozen cupcakes from Zabars.

Finally a meal without sugar. My friends and I enjoyed a messy bellini brunch with one of the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had. The reason for its success? This benedict comes with thick cut bacon and is served over a freshly baked biscuit.

The weekend ended with a competitive birthday scavenger hunt where I was able to burn off some of the calories I consumed throughout the week. My friends and I ran all around the city searching for clues. This final clue brought us here, to Strawberry Fields- John Lennon’s Memorial, where you can find me giving a peace sign.

The week was hectic and gluttonous and I can’t imagine it any other way. Thanks to everyone for not only increasing my waistline, but making this past birthday a week to remember.

8 Responses to “Birthday Brush up”

  1. Christina October 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Sounds like you had an amazing time! 🙂

  2. Ice Beautiful October 2, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Happy Birthday! It looks like it was real fun!

  3. dawnbydawn October 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    That birthday cake cookie looks delicious! Heading over to The Cravory site right now!

    • lindseymckitterick October 11, 2012 at 1:03 am #

      I just ordered Cravory cookies for a friend’s bday. A tip-she said the oreo milkshake cookie was mind blowing!

      • brunchforeverymeal October 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

        Yay! I’m a trendsetter!…. I’m thinking about sending myself some cookies for my birthday… is that like throwing yourself a surprise party? or is it totally normal?

  4. Sasha October 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Happy birthday!!! Where did you have the brunch?

    • lindseymckitterick October 11, 2012 at 1:02 am #

      Brunch was at Parlor Steakhouse on 90th and 3rd. It’s far uptown, but worth it for the hearty food and $27 unlimited drinks! The bellini’s are out of this world!

  5. Kacey October 16, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Reminds me of many sugar-filled birthdays past…

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