Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Football 1st Birthday Party

This weekend we celebrated a very, very special birthday. 
I can't believe my baby just turned 1. This year has really flown by. It has been such a wild ride, like all new parents we thought we knew what we were getting ourselves into, but it is hard to mentally prepare to be a Mum or Dad. There has been some tough, stressful and frustrating  times, but they are massively out weighed by the joy that our little man has brought into our lives. It is hard to imagine life without him. He is just such a happy, sweet little boy and before this year I did not understand the depth of love you feel for your own child, it truly is amazing. 

I think he loved his birthday party, he was like the energiser bunny, he just kept going and going even though I could see he was exhausted. It seemed like he knew the day was all about him, because that is how he was acting (wait, he's a toddler, I guess they always act like that). He was just cruising around loving the attention from everyone and having a blast playing with his new toys. 

Because one of his favourite things to do is play with the football, I decided to go all out with the American Football themed party. Joel is a big Washington Redskins (NFL) supporter, so we went with their colours. We even made mini field goals, but unfortunately it was so cold and rainy outside we weren't able to play with them. I really loved doing all the little bits and pieces and decorating for his party. The only thing I was worried about was the cake, I rarely bake, and I do not remember the last time I baked a cake. I was just thrilled when it came out whole out of the pan!

I've added HEAPS of pictures, mostly of the decorations, which I bought from Amanda's Parties to go on Etsy, she did a brilliant job customising them and sent me the files to print off. Too easy! 
Opening presents with Poppy!
My friend Tia made these AMAZING apple and cinnamon cupcakes, I have eaten three of them so far!
Here is the football cake, made by yours truly. Just so glad it turned out, but I was up until midnight decorating it. 

Ezra's first taste of cake, and he ate the entire piece! And loved every minute of it.

Karen xx 


16 comments:

  1. from Grandma and Grandpa W: It's our first opportunity to hear (and see) how the party went! Good job! Imagine a year from now, when he's talking! It just gets better! Enjoy! And thanks for all the hard work you did to make his first B-day so exciting! He'll treasure the pictures when he's old enough to understand it all. Love to you!

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  2. kristen preissingerAugust 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    aww congrats on your first year & happy birthday to your bub! your party looks great.

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  3. Wow, it looks like a great party. Happy birthday to the little man. Rachel xx


    #TeamIBOT

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  4. What a fabulous Party Karen - very very clever. And that cake is just gorgeous - almost as Gorgeous as your little mans face as he eats it ... almost :) x

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  5. He had such a blast at the party, he was loving all the attention, and trying to get food off of everyone. We missed you there though :(

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  6. Thanks Kristen!!

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  7. Thanks Rachel, It really was lots of fun for us all!

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  8. You did such an incredible jon. Well done!

    Ther is something so wonderfully magical about a first birthday party.

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  9. That looks like a wonderful time! and that cake! - you clever thing x

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  10. Fabulous cake!!! Looking for a good one to do for my son's 2nd birthday, might steal yours.... Sue x

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  11. What a fabulous birthday celebration! Job well done :)

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  12. He was pretty impressed with it! Who knew food could be that sweet! Haha

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  13. I love that they just have no real clue what's going on, but they seem to understand it is all about them, it really is such a special occasion.

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  14. Thanks lovely! Let's just say it may or may not have been the second attempt.

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  15. I bought a Wiltom football cake pan from amazon.com I was literally a piece of cake!

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  16. It was so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!!

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