Our little girl turned the big single digit "1" on the 23rd November 2012, & we couldn't be happier with how her celebrations played out!! Thank you to all of those who travelled to celebrate it with us; my Mum & Aunty (Kayla's Mimi & Great Aunty Nette) - I love you both & thank you SO much for helping me prep for the party. I really could not have done it all without you! Thank you to all of our friends close by who brought their little ones to share her special day, I have met so many great new Mummies since having Kayla & I am so thankful for having you by my side while we venture on this new journey of Motherhood together. A big thank you to our family & friends far away who could not make her special day but sent many gifts & beautiful cards with lovely words for our gorgeous girl. Also a big thank you to all of our childless friends... You spoilt Kayla rotten & endured a house full of loud children on a Saturday afternoon when you could have been at the pub :) We appreciate all of the generosity & loved having each & every one of you in our lives for these special moments.
That's enough words for now :)
Here are a few images from Kayla's Owl Themed 1st Birthday Party
The birthday girl's presents from her Mummy & Daddy xo
Kayla got pretty good at tearing open the wrapping paper towards the end.
In my opinion, one of the most important parts of a birthday party
(apart from the people to share it with) is the cake!
Handmade by me :)
No.1 Chocolate Birthday Cake covered in Raspberry Frosting,
with fondant cherry blossom decorations & a large fondant owl cake topper
I am so happy with how it turned out!!
NO.1 BIRTHDAY CAKE POPS!
I don't mean to toot my own horn, but these were delicious!!
Red Velvet Cake Pops decorated with white chocolate
& sugar sprinkles for a bit of bling :)
THE CUPCAKE DECORATING TABLE!
This was a BIG hit with the kids...both big & small :)
IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS :)
L to R: Cake pops in my homemade stand.
Party favour bags for kids to fill as they pleased with bubblegum flavoured swizzle sticks, musk sticks, marshmallows, jelly lollies biscuits & so on. Treat jars full of fairy floss for the older kids, & jars of half/half fairy floss & yoghurt buttons for the littlies. A close up of the Cupcake Decorating Table topped with vanilla cupcakes, sprinkles & glitter in every colour of the rainbow, & buttercream icing ready to twirl. The centrepiece for the party...The Owl Cake Topper, overseeing all of the kids picking out their treats atop a platter of homemade pink mini meringues!
IT'S TIME TO FILL THE BAGS!
Kayla & all of her Darwin buddies attempting to pose for a group photo!
This was the best of the bunch :)
THE BIRTHDAY GIRL
Our sweet little birthday girl had all of her friends to play with,
however instead was found hanging out at the toy box amusing herself...or hiding?