We all know my day job is Digital Account Director, and my fantasy job is party planner, right? Well, it’s true. So with Carters first birthday on the horizon I decided to put my hobby to good use and plan him a little farm themed birthday bash at our house this past weekend.
I had the best and worst time making all the decor and baking everything. I say worst because it took forever, and best because, well LOOK AT IT 😉
Thanks Pinterest for the sheep and pig cupcake ideas!
Luckily Im a massive hoarder so I used old formula tins which I wrapped and decorated, bread boards, platters and containers I had lying around. I also bought a lot of stuff from China Town – like paper lanterns, plates, napkins straws and bottles.
The harvest table
9 months of Carter, and as my husband so delicately put it: “Glass bottles for small children, fucking smart”.
The kiddies eating area
They look more like ‘Angry Birds’ than chickens…but I decorated paper lanterns to make farm animals…sort of.
Let’s talk about the cake, shall we. I have never baked more than a vanilla sponge, but was adamant that I would make a 3 tier monstrosity that I found on Pinterest. So I did. It may have taken me close to 20 hours, but the result as SO worth it… and the cake was delicious to boot. I did have some help the day before when two friends came over to help me ice and assemble… and drink several litres of wine in the process.
Boys will be boys. My dad and Carter having a blast on the jumping castle.
Little farm dudes all dressed up
The jumping castle we hired came with a free Granny and her assortment of small children
I scattered hay bales around the garden, and covered them in hessian and checkered fabric.
Wow what a wonderful first birthday party! Well done on making all of it, looks like a huge job. Oh and by the way, you look AMAZING! What’s the secret? I’m 8 months post partum and struggling with the excess pregnancy weight!
HI Anneli, thank you so much! You are too kind 🙂 I really don’t feel amazing, I have 8 kgs to go – but Im manically training for the Half Iron Man in June, so perhaps that’s helping?
Gorgeous party – the cake is gorgeous!!
Thanks so much Clea 🙂
Well done mama, what a gorgeous party!! you did a great job with all the planning and decor – and that cake is a masterpiece x
Thank you so much Caley!