Bears & Blocks First Birthday Party

This Bears & Blocks First Birthday Party was originally hosted by Izreen from Fluff & Stuff.
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Great combo with the Bears and the Blocks! I have to say that I really love the cake. Such a fun idea with the blocks going in a circle. Lots of great touches all throughout this party! Thanks for listing your party Izreen.

Enjoy this First Birthday party…..

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i was just getting used to having this lil baby in my life and before i knew it, her first birthday was approaching. as the date creeped up in the midst of me being in my overwhelming experience as a mummy, i was late sending out the invites so i started with a “save the date” note…
…and then the party planner in me went wild ;) the colour theme was brown & pink and the overall decor was based on bears & blocks. i’ll let the pictures tell the story…
- the invites -
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It’s a very special birthday
for a very special girl,
One year ago this day,
Zaleia Ilaika came into our world.
With her happy smile & cheeky ways
She’s brought us joy, laughter & love,
Our cuddly Ilaika-bear is a beautiful gift
specially sent from up above.
Now the apple of our eye
is turning one,
With you around
it’ll be so much fun!

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- the decor -
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- the furry guests -

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- the cake -
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- the party packs & gifts-

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- mummy me a.k.a. the party planner & the birthday princess -
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looking at the pics now, i guess i did go a little overboard with the whole setup up and guest list of 70 adults & 30 kids ;) but oh well, she’s only one once!
just a few things to remember for the next party i organise:
  • design invites early, especially if it’s a complicated block that takes forever to construct & put together…so say, 2 months is a good headstart, to avoid going to bed at 4am for a few weeks before the invites are due!
  • have a trial run for the birthday cake, especially if it’s the first time playing with a type of decor…in this case fondant. also avoid baking & decorating at 4pm the night before the party. much better to start at least a couple of days ahead…
  • coax family & friends to come early & help with decor!
  • a one year old is just happy to have familiar toys around her which kinda defeats the whole party anyways ;) but at least when she grows up & looks at the pics, she’ll think she had a fab first birthday!
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last but not least, after weeks of cutting & sticking and calling & planning, make sure friends stick around after the party to help you unwind over that much-needed drink ;)

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