My two-and-a-half year old daughter and I were invited to an adorable party — yep, that’s her devouring a cupcake and yes, as you can see, she is very much her mother’s daughter — I never met a cupcake I didn’t like either!
The event was a book signing party to celebrate the launch of the new children’s book “Pirates & Princesses.” (Drew Barrymore came!) The location: Brooks Brothers on Rodeo Drive, a beautiful two-story store I had only been in once before.
Naturally, the event was very kid friendly, featuring every kid food fave. There were silly straws for the drinks (in plastic cups, of course!), Rice Krispies Treats, chicken fingers, pigs in a blanket, French fries, cotton candy, popcorn and yes, a cupcake bar where kids could customize to their hearts content.
“Pirates & Princesses” was written by Jill Kargman and her adorable eight-year-old daughter Sadie. Both were on hand to sign books and Sadie was outgoing and friendly coming up and talking to all the kids at the party.
This being Brooks Brothers, there was plenty of classic style on hand. I felt like I was back home in Charleston, SC for a minute! One dapper guy wearing a sport coat, pink shirt and loafers with no socks, reminded me of Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend Scott Disick, with his preppy style, slicked back hair and deep tan.
My friend Jay, who brought his two-year-old daughter Izzy, joked that maybe he wasn’t preppy enough!
There were also some fashionably dressed kids… with a couple of young boys in dress shirts and pants and one little cutie in a seersucker jacket paired with a hip print tee. Meanwhile, my daughter was wearing orange cupcake icing!
She couldn’t wait to read the book when we got home. She loved it and has wanted to read it every night since then. It’s a cute book with a nice message, so it gets both mommy and daughter’s seal of approval.