For Georgia’s birthday party, we decided to keep it simple with just close family coming over for a party at our house. No venue hire, no bouncy castles, no expensive cake. Simple.
She’s going to have plenty of opportunities for future expensive birthday parties for everybody else to be involved, but for this one, we involved our nearest and dearest and on a budget.
That’s not to say that we had a boring party!
Here are the detail shots from her party:
Silver and pink themed party
I wanted a silver and pink fairy tale/princess theme for Georgia’s party. Sure, it may have been a bit predictable, but I loved it.
Top image: Decorations. Hobbycraft MDF letter G, paper mache unicorn and MDF number 1, created by coating in lashings of PVA glue and covering in glitter. I absolutely love how these turned out, especially as I made them myself. I hope to add them to Georgia’s room in our new house as decorations (out of reach!)
Middle left: Her crown by Fable Heart. I LOVE IT. Every princess needs a crown and Georgia now has her very own Gelato Pink crown. As it fastens with a tie, it’ll grow as she does… and it also fits me (see below)!
Middle right: Favours. We made our own spiced cookies, used a frilly cutter and decorated using glitter icing and iced balls to create a crown-like design with a 1 in the middle. I practiced a few designs on the batch we made a few days before to make sure I knew what I was doing! Obviously we then ate the evidence.
Bottom left: Banner. Yes, this is a HUGE 1mx1m banner – which as it turns out is a perfect size for my feature wall. I’m very lucky to work for a company that makes these and as we now sell personalised birthday banners it was only right that I ‘tested’ one of the designs. I simply popped in her picture and added the text of ‘Happy 1st Birthday’ and ‘Georgia’ and Bob was my uncle. Look up Marler Haley if you want one of these bad boys 😉
Bottom right: Cake topper. I opted for a simple white cake for Georgia’s first birthday. We’ll have plenty of years when her birthday is centred around Peppa Pig or Disney princesses, so I wanted to jazz up a simple cake with an amazing topper. This one’s from Etsy from London Sparkle.
For the food, we opted for a buffet with dips, a rainbow of fruit… which I had high expectations of and which I think I bitterly failed at creating something off Pinterest.
We had an amazing first birthday party for Georgia and I’m really pleased we kept it simple.
Of course… a first birthday isn’t just a celebration of a baby turning into a toddler, it was also a celebration of me being a mum for a year! So of course, I put on her crown to celebrate too. 😉
Here’s to many more years of celebrating birthdays. x