Sunday, May 22, 2011

Anabelle's 1st Birthday Party - My Little Sunshine....

I'm so excited to be able to finally share with you all some pictures of my little sunshine's 1st Birthday party which happened last Saturday 14th May... 

The theme as you may have already guessed was "My little Sunshine"... I have been singing that song to her even before she was born and her incredible smile always brightens up my day and warms my heart so this theme suited her just perfectly. 

I picked Pink & Yellow as the colour scheme as naturally yellow is for sunshine & pink is for girls! :)
I also think these colours look just gorgeous together and when you through in some stripes and polkadots its a perfect match!

I'm a huge fan of D.I.Y and love having a go at making things myself. But when it came to the invitations I just had to refer to the professionals... My lovely friends Natasha & Leanne from Sweet Style created the invitations and this gave me the inspiration for how I wanted to create and design everything else. 

The cake I have to say was my absolute favourite feature of the dessert table! Not to mention the cupcakes to match!

My cake lady Mandy is simply a hobbyist with a passion for cake decorating. (Amazing right!)
I can't tell you how excited I was went I picked up the cake & cupcakes! It felt like the "cheery on top for me!"
Her work is amazing and I just loved working with her to create this amazing cake! (Thank you Mandy) 


Rice Pudding (made by my mum) & Cookie Pops (made by me)

Raspberry & Lemon Macaroons &
Raspberry Cheesecake Tartlets (made by me)

I made my own sugar cookies and also handed them out to each of our party guest as a Thank you... I defiantly take my hat of to all cookie makers out there... not as easy as it looks! But not bad for my first ever attempt! :) 

Keeping with the theme the party favours where "Little Miss Sunshine" books for the girls and "Mr Happy" for the boys along with a lolly bag filled with pink & yellow bonbons

Here are some other lovely things I created for my angel's special day...

Table centrepieces with photo's of Anabelle throughout the year...
Photo Bunting Banner
 Drinks Table - Pink Lemonade! :) Yumm


My Little Sunshine Anabelle had an awesome day even though she's too little to remember it... I know for sure because she wouldn't stop smiling :) Happy Birthday my sweet angel.

As it was her 1st birthday I just had to go all out! but it wasn't without help... here's a list of the awesome suppliers I used to help create this gorgeous day...

Cake & Cupcakes - Mandy (You can contact me directly for her details)
Invitations, candy bon bons, cake stand, yellow ribbon, rubber stamp - Sweet Style
Polka dot Balloons, polka dot lanterns & yellow favor bags - Candy Soirees
Anabelle's Pettiskirt - Polka Dot Market 
Pink Honeycomb Tissue Fan -Love to Celebrate
Wooden Spoons & Bakers Twine - Polkadot Prints
Garden Toy play set & Playpen - Tiny Tots Toys Hire
Anabelle's yellow striped onesie - made by me (with a little help from the mother in law)
Styling, Bunting Banners, Photo Bunting banner, Favor Tags,
Dessert table tags,  water bottle labels, table centrepieces,
ALL desserts .... Made by me A Touch of Sweetness

A special thank you to my mum, mother in law & sister in law, for helping me cook up a feast! And to my father in law & hubby for their support and helping me set up... I couldn't have done it without you!

And lastly to Anabelle... Thank you for putting a smile on my face everyday!


Anonymous said...

One word for this party FANTASTIC,you did an amazing job i love it :-) xxoo

Cakes by Karen said...

Hi, just wondering where you got your beveridge dispenser from. Am planning my little Princess' 1st birthday and have been looking for these everywhere!!!

Jane (and Lou) said...

Oh Ana this is perfection:) Makes me smile just to look at the beauty. Jane xx

A Blissful Nest said...

gorgeous and I love the colors! I sing that song to my little one too.

Tessa said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the water bottles!

Down that Little Lane said...

All looks so fabulous...where did you get your cookie pops recipe from? I want to make some for my little ladies B Day in a few weeks but don't know where to start x