Saturday, 29 October 2011
Well, it's been my first week back at work. Still feels a little surreal! But week one is over and I got a little time to write up this post.
Foster's 1st birthday party was last weekend and it was lovely! It all turned out pretty well as I'd hoped, we had lots of fun with family and friends, lots of goodies to eat and plenty of snuggles and giggles with the birthday boy! I incorporated quite a few of my previously posted projects into the party so come check out how it all came together!
bunting banners were hung, balloon bouquets assembled and all the platters set out with sticky notes on each one, so any helpers would know what goes where.
chalkboard sign with a big ole' 1 on it :) This was on a low buffet in my living room. Hey, when you have a smaller home, you use every surface available! A refreshing pitcher of punch was set out here as well just in time for our guests arrival.
Paper pinwheel cupcake toppers! They worked out perfectly! And added the perfect amount of whimsy to the table! I had a few extras which ended up going into some houseplants as party decor lol.
tiered trays I made looked great on the table. It may look crooked in the pic, but it's just because I used my wide angle lens! The red cake stand on the right with the tasty sugar cookies on it (recipe to come in the near future!), was later used for Foster's 'cake smash' photo session! Keep going... there are pics of that too!
lemon gum drops! Displayed in some DIY apothecary jars... naturally... hehe.
rainbow cake was quite a surprise to our guests when it was cut into! Complete with a couple 'oOoo's'. I mean, who expects to see a rainbow cake when all you see is white icing on the outside!? What a great treat for a little ones birthday! I will definitely make this cake again.
Salted caramel popcorn.... yes... it's as good if not better then it sounds. These were the little 'thank you' party favours I made up for our guests and were a big hit! And it was so much easier to make then I ever thought it would be!
little guy tie, we let him at it. Foster loved it, we got some great photos, and bath time was very colourful afterwards! Yes, I made a second rainbow cake just for the 'smash' session. We reused the table cloth as the backdrop, the cakestand found it's true purpose and we added in one of the bunting banners used as party decor into the scene. So fun!
There are so many photos that I couldn't possibly share them all. I know all parents marvel at how fast the time flies by, but I really cannot believe a year has gone by already! As much as I miss the wee little bundle he was and sometimes wish he would stay little forever, I am so excited to watch him continue to learn, experience new things and grow into the person he is meant to be <3