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Although Gretchen Rossi's first birthday party for her daughter, Skylar, was kept "small and intimate" due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum went all out on every detail — including the most stunning towering cake.
In keeping with the mermaid theme of the celebration, the pink six-tier confection featured nautical accents including mermaid tails, starfish, and seashells. Just below a tier dedicated entirely to mermaid fish scales, the little one's name was displayed in eye-catching gold.
While it's hard to look beyond the jaw-dropping cake, created by Southern California company Maison De La Fork, the backdrop to the dessert was equally gorgeous. In addition to an incredible pink and purple balloon display, the space was also adorned with vibrant florals by Nebella Floral Concepts founder Garo Karapetian, who Gretchen noted also did her baby shower.
Even the drinks were kept on theme with specialty cocktails including a "shellabrate" (champagne) and a "mertini" (a pink martini with vodka). In Skylar's honor, the third specialty drink, a margarita, was called "Sky's the limit."
It seems the bash was a success. "We [kept] the party small & intimate because of Covid this year," Gretchen wrote in an Instagram Story. "But I was still so happy we were able to do something to celebrate her 1st birthday."
The impressive cake from the celebration wasn't the only one Skylar was able to enjoy. In a July 10 Instagram post, Gretchen showed her daughter happily digging into a white cake surrounded by stunning flowers. "Our precious baby girl during her cake smash pictures," she wrote. "My life has never felt more complete [than] now. Having this precious little soul in our lives has made our lives burst with so much joy."
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