1st birthday

8 Apr

My adorable gorgeous smiley boy turned one today. I can’t quite believe how quickly this year has flown by.

As his birthday fell on Easter day we decided to throw a party and an Easter egg hunt for all the kids. We had a tea and cake party and sticking with the Easter theme we included chocolate nests and simnel cake. As it was a childrens party we also had jelly and icecream. It was The Gannet’s first taste of jelly and icecream as he wasn’t too sure at first but true to his nickname he ended up finishing the lot.


Our party decorations included my new ‘Happy birthday’ banner and a timeline of photos of my son throughout his first year.





The dinosaur birthday cake was inspired by one I saw on pinterest. Unfortunately it was a bad link and didn’t go to the original source so I can’t give credit. It was quite tricky as it was cooked in a pudding bowl to create the shape but I was pleased with how it turned out.


This is a picture of the birthday boy enjoying a slice of cake. You can just see his birthday t-shirt that I made for him. I bought a plain t-shirt (which it turns out is difficult to find, I got one from m&s in the end) and cut out a large number one to sew on to the front. I used one of his old babygrows for the material.

We all had a lovely day but I think it meant more to me than anyone else. I certainly had fun celebrating my son’s first year and reminiscing about his birth.


3 Responses to “1st birthday”

  1. cheryl May 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    That’s the thing about first birthdays, isn’t it? It’s not really for the baby at all, but it’s too important for us to let go! Now with my older kids it certainly changes how those first birthdays are memorialized… much more fuss than with the first two!

    Your shirt turned out beautifully!! What a great idea to use one of his old pieces of clothing!!

  2. Ness @ One Perfect Day August 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    You are amazing! The shirt is adorable (my son just turned 4 and he’d love one. Might have to learn to sew now!) And your cake! So cute! Love the googley eyes!

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