Rosalie’s First Birthday Tea Party

We had an absolutely brilliant day yesterday celebrating Rosalie’s first birthday with family and friends.

I think we probably went a little overboard with decorations, balloons and banners, and I may have made rather too much food, but all in all it was a success! We kicked off the day by going into Rosalie’s room with party blowers and party hats! It was a bit of a rude awakening but she found the blowers fascinating.

Rosalie was in excellent spirits for the whole party and didn’t seem overwhelmed by the guests or at being centre of attention! It’s tricky to get good photographs of mobile babies/toddlers, but my dad managed to get this one of her posing with her first birthday chalkboard.

I had a lot of fun making her birthday cake and with Jim’s help the finished cake looked pretty good, and the general consensus was that it was tasty too! I’ll write up a post about how we made it after Christmas.
Although I love planning and preparing for parties, I get really nervous when I’m the hostess. Before the event I fret that everything won’t go to plan (or that it will be over-planned to the point where it’s not fun), and after the day I worry whether or not people had a good time. But hopefully everyone who came enjoyed the day as much as Rosalie did.

Thanks to my dad and sister for taking lots of photos!

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    December 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Rosalie – she looks like she'd having a wonderful time! I think your cake looks fabulous and I love the birthday chalkboard, she looks so fascinated by it too as if she's wondering just what's so exciting that everyone wants her to have her picture taken next to it!

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    Jess Eliot
    December 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Carie! She seemed to really enjoy herself and got really into ripping the paper off the presents! Glad you like the cake and chalkboard, I was rather pleased with how they both turned out x

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