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It's My Party

GRANT’S S PA G H E T T I B A S H MAY 29 th

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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WORDS BY BETSY MARR

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PHOTOS BY PAIGE EDEN

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PLANNING BY LINDSEY SUGGS

As the tour de force behind the events that take place at the legendary Broadmoor resort, it was only natural that Lindsey Suggs host a picture perfect, yet decidedly kid-friendly fete for son Grant’s second birthday. Using his love for all things Italian as her inspiration, Lindsey created a darling design for Grant’s “Uh-Oh Spaghetti-O” soirée. “I wanted something unique that you don’t see at every children’s birthday party. After our spaghetti dinner one evening, I looked at Grant, his face adorably messy from his favorite food, and it hit me,” the mother of two explains. With that, the planning began. Red and white checkered tablecloths served as the ideal canvas, from party invitations to linens and other accoutrement. From there, Lindsey’s creativity took center stage. At each setting, a “noodle” calligraphied place card denoted where each guest was to sit, as did chef’s hats emblazoned with their names and white aprons, which would protect party clothes from wayward spaghetti sauce. The children enjoyed a messy meal of spaghetti, while a decadent Italian themed desert bar – complete with chef hat cookies, tomato shaped cake pops, a checkered cake with spaghetti on top and custom Rice Krispie treats. “Hands down, my favorite part of the day was watching Grant and all of his friends as the chef brought their meals out. They sat and ate and chatted like grown ups, all the while their faces were smeared with pasta sauce. It was incredibly endearing,” she remembers. Of course, post-lunch Gelato with cups reading “Uh-Oh Gelat-O” were also in order, as were signature mocktails Lindsey dubbed as “Babe-illinis” – a take on the popular Prosecco drink, adapted for wee ones and served in sippy cups. Afterwards, children and parents alike partook in lawn games and laughter, marking the end of a very special day for a very special young man and his family, including his brand new baby brother, George.

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