Monday, October 25, 2010

A beautiful afternoon in the garden....

Our baby girl turned one on Saturday....can you believe it? I couldn't! I found myself completely overwhelmed with feelings and emotions....exhilarated to think our baby is happy and healthy - and devastated that she is growing up so quickly!

We celebrated with a fun afternoon in the garden with a few friends and family. Obviously we wanted to invite all of Moo's very special little friends and it was a great afternoon. Poor Moo was violently ill on the Wednesday before with a 24 hr tummy bug and her mood was not 100% by she definitely had her party and cried too!

Here are some pictures (and details) of her special day.....

Handmade Pinwheels for all the kids. They were more of a hit for the parents as it was a lovely breezy day! Such simple fun!

I sewed up some FUN bunting for our door! Our poor cottage is a bit of an eyesore due to it's age so I really wanted to 'dress' it up with some country charm! It was so simple - yet so effective!

Fresh daisies were on all the tables in mismatching jars! Mr H also picked some wild sunflowers for me on the morning of the party!

The perfect garden party (although it was VERY hot!)

I made pink and white tissue balls for our tree and placed lanterns in various sizes and colours along the veranda. I also sewed up some special bunting to put across the yard to match Moo's birthday invitation!

Moo had a special ONE cake and we also made smarty cookie lollipops for the kids to take home! They were a HUGE hit!

My beautiful family!

I am so blessed that my beautiful family travelled to be here the day before the party to help me prepare! We were all so exhausted after the party! Needless to say - I definitely don't think I could do it every year.....but it was LOTS of fun!!


  1. aww - how divine.

    Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

    LOURVE the pinwheels. Can you send me one for my garden?? :)

    ...and glad to hear you're staying in blogland a bit longer.

  2. I may have you lined up for my Miss M's next Birthday party...very very talented little duck that you are!