Cecelia’s Shop Rite Birthday Party

Shop Rite Birthday Party Paper Goods and Cookie Platter! YES!!!

Shop Rite Birthday Party Paper Goods and Cookie Platter! YES!!!

The ‘apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ is a phrase that could not be more appropriate for the theme of my niece Cecelia’s 3rd Birthday party. My brother and I grew up in an Italian family who’s main event life adventures were (and still are) centered around food and meals. It is not uncommon for us to sit down to a meal and spend the entirety of that meal talking about our next or a future meal. Not only did his wife Nicole, grow up similarly, but she also has the unique ability to analyze a menu so quickly once we pick a restaurant, it’s kind of amazing. It is not at all suprising that our sweet Cecelia loves to go food shopping and her fave of all stores is Shop Rite. Nicole and Christian refer to it as “her Disney“. They go several times a week and make all the local rounds… Nutley, Wallington and Lyndhurst Shop Rites have all been appropriately reviewed by Cecelia. She especially loves seeing what trucks are delivering that day (Entenmann’s and Coca-Cola trucks are her favorites) and loves putting everybody’s items in the cart.

Cecelia living it up in Shop Rite Wallington Photo Credit: Nicole Boglivi

Cecelia living it up in Shop Rite, Wallington Photo Credit: Nicole Boglivi

 

I collaborated with KF to create Cece's Birthday logo. We both agreed that the old Shop Rite logo was the way to go.

I collaborated with KF to create Cece’s Birthday logo- pretty sweet that he is a world class logo designer himself! We both agreed that the old Shop Rite logo was the way to go. (We loved this blog post about this topic as well!)

 

Happy Shop Rite Birthday!

YES!! Happy Shop Rite Birthday is an awesome theme. Cece made sure everybody wore a hat.

 

Our "Favorite things you can buy at Shop Rite" cookie platter included wine, Coca Cola, a ham, milk, a pear (Cece's brother James just started eating pears), "soft chicken", fish, an eggie, and coffee to name just a few!

Our “Favorite things you can buy at Shop Rite” Cookie Platter included wine, Coca Cola, a ham, milk, a pear (Cece’s brother James just started eating pears), a chicken leg (“soft chicken”), fish, an “eggie”, and coffee… this is just a small selection of C’s favorite things.

 

All of C's gifts were wrapped in Shop Rite bags- obviously! As well as getting some lots of fabulous gifts, she also got a box of penne, a bag gold fish and a jar of pickled peppers (her fave rhyme) to add to her kitchen set!

All of C’s gifts were wrapped in Shop Rite bags- obviously! As well as getting some lots of fabulous b-day gifts, she also got a box of penne (Thanks Nonna!), a bag gold fish and a jar of pickled peppers (her fave rhyme) to add to her kitchen set!

 

The netertainment arrived mi-way through dinner but nobody minded. We all jumped up to watch this very nice Shop Rite employee hand deliver C's cake!

The “entertainment” arrived mid-way through dinner but nobody minded. We all jumped up to answer the door in our hats and watch this very nice Shop Rite employee hand deliver C’s cake! I think we might have made him nervous…

 

Yup, we definitely made him nervous! Haahahaa!

Yup, we definitely made him nervous! Haahahaa! #totallynormal

 

"Dad, come take a picture with the delivery Jeep!"

“Dad, come take a picture with the delivery Jeep!”

 

Thanks Shop Rite delivery man!

Thanks Shop Rite delivery man!

 

All business while placing her candles in the cake...

All business while placing her candles in the cake…

 

Sing it!

Sing it everybody!

 

Cecelia enjoyed the fish cookie with her slice of cake and sweetly gave the Coca Cola cookie to her Uncle Mike

Cecelia enjoyed the fish cookie with her slice of cake and sweetly gave the Coca Cola cookie to her Uncle Mike

 

Meanwhile wine cookie and I happily toasted to another amazing birthday party in the books!

Meanwhile wine cookie and I happily toasted to another amazing birthday party in the books!

 

We love you so much Cecelia! Happy 3rd Birthday! Love, Aunt Dan & Uncle KF

We love you so much Cecelia! Happy 3rd Birthday! Love, Aunt Dan & Uncle KF

I don’t know how we will top this birthday theme for next year but we sure will have fun dreaming it up. Life is Sweet! Xo Dani