Thursday, April 15, 2010

Preparing for First Birthday


The Spring is such an exciting season! I'm preparing for my baby's approaching birthday party! Here is what I'm working with:

Invitations:
I decided on not printing invitations but sending everything online. It's quicker and cheaper. I made them myself. Sorry you can't see it in details but you can have an idea.

Theme: to honor our Brazilian heritage, I decided on soccer. I found some candles for the cake a while ago, so that kind of closed the deal. My brother sent the uniform for the baby and now mamãe and daddy need to get their shirts. I never thought I'd need to buy yet another soccer shirt but my pregnant belly does not fit inside of the shirts I have :) As you can see my invitations have nothing to do with my theme, but how cares?

Location: at first I was going to host it at home but we were blessed to find a f-r-e-e place in town. They are going to do all the decor for me as well (glory!). I'm not gifted that way. Sometimes I know I don't want to be gifted that way so I highly treasure those who can decorate. The wonderful folks will also have a corner for the babies to play. Isn't that awesome?

Food: one of the most important things in my opinion. The party is really for us, LP won't remember but he'll see the photos and wish he could eat the cake :) At least that's what I think when I see my parent's wedding photos. That cake sure looked good! The cake will be tres leches. Yes, I've been craving it and we finally have a chance to order it! If you haven't tried this, get a Mexican baker to bake you one, you will never forget the flavor. Another friend of mine is cooking the finger food. One of my friends reminded me not to have a banquet, a few side items will do.

I'm excited about this party. This is a new sphere for me. So far all we've had to do is organize our own birthdays so now we have years of children's parties. Parenting is all kinds of exciting.

• Do you have any suggestions on 1st birthdays or a memory you would like to share? 

2 comments:

kym said...

My mouth is watering for this cake! Our neighbors blessed us with some of one last summer, and it is YUMMY!...This winter she brought over coconut cake, another delicous cake, but, I am NOT a baker! :)
And, the high altitude always seems to mess stuff up for me!
Enjoy the first of many special birthdays! How fun!

Jenilee said...

yes... just enjoy the milestones! :) let them get messy and take lots of pictures! :) thanks for visiting our blog! nice to meet you!