Busy in Babeland.. And her 1st birthday party!


Hello lovelies!

It’s coincidentally been exactly two months since my last post. There was still snow on the ground,… But not today! Spring is here! The sun is shining and I’m loving it. The time flies when you having a growing little one who just turned 1!!

I know I sound like all the moms out there, but seriously, I don’t know where the time goes. We just celebrated Baby R’s first birthday with a little party at home. We kept it simple but of course still had to make it special for her.( and us… since we’re the ones who will remember it lol)

Here are some of the party planning tips I stuck to which made the party easy to organize and prep for, but still looked fitting for a princess!

1. Have a colour scheme!  I chose a colour scheme of light pink and Tiffany aqua blue… A little touch of silver.  This helps when your buying plastic plates and cups.. And ordering balloons of course 🙂  And You don’t necessarily have to have a theme like princesses or butterflies, as long as you stick to a couple of prominent colours, it keeps everything looking professional and fun. For example I made Tiffany &co. Inspired centrepieces, cupcake napkins, and a butterfly cake.. Sounds messy, but all the colors were consistent so it actually looked really fun and whimsical.. You’ll see what I mean in the pics at the bottom 🙂

2. Balloons! These are the easiest way to set the ambience at an event where it’s totally appropriate. I got some unique metallic letter ones that spelled out the bday girls name, and had a couple of bunches of oversized ones with tissue tassels. I ordered them from party experts here in Montreal and they looked amazing. Everyone was talking about them.

3. Get A Wow Cake! I love butterflies and found his great pic( on Pinterest obvs) of a 3D butterfly cake. I walked that over to Le Frenaie bakery, and they exceeded my expectations!

4. Paper everything= less cleanup. I know it’s not the most environmentally friendly option, but I’m sorry. That works best when you have over twenty people. Silver plastic cups, white plastic dishes for dinner, pink cake plates, and pretty birthday napkins.

5. Have a Food theme that you can order in! Now, let me tell you, persuading my hubby not to make a pasta or risotto dish was a challenge, but since the party was on a weekday, it was the best option so that we didn’t have to start cooking up a storm after work. We had a smoked meat sandwich party, and ordered from Boucherie Lorraine. To go along with the smoked meat I made a few salads; Beet Salad, Potato Salad, Greek, and a small Green salad. Salads are easy and I did all the beet and potato boiling the day before so less mess the day-of. Throw in a cheese platter and some pickles( well, and some olives, pickled antipasto mix) and everything was delicious and easy to serve.

6. Delivery! Delivery, delivery! Get as much delivered as possible. The less you step out that day the better. Cake and balloons were delivered and it felt great.. Not worrying that your going to drop the cake or pop the massive balloons you ordered is soooo worth the delivery fee😁

7. Dress your little one in the perfect guest of honour outfit. I actually made my little princess’ outfit for that special day. I bedazzled a plain white onesie with gold and pearl “ONE” that I found at Micheals and made her a Tiffany blue and Pink tutu. She looked fancy-casual. Lol fancy, but comfy enough to crawl around and soak in all the action.

8. Have Fun! And just enjoy your baby’s reaction and interaction with everything that day.  Usually when we host, it’s easy to feel like we didn’t spend enough time with our guests, especially when you’re tending to a baby most of the time, but this time I really tried to just enjoy the moment and “Che sera, sera.”

Here are some pics of the special day! Good luck with planning your little one’s next party!

With Amore

FM xo

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