Last July 31 was my baby girl’s 1st birthday. We decided to have a simple party last Saturday, Aug 1 because DF is also busy with his IDC exam preparation. I loved throwing or hosting get together parties way back in Singapore, but this one is different. It’s our little girl’s 1st birthday party so I really wanted it to be if not perfect…at least close to it!
I originally picked a chic red and black theme for Naomi’s party. Then while we were looking for her dress, DF saw Minnie Mouse clothes and suggested why not have a Minnie Mouse theme since it still goes with my red and black idea. So why not right? 🙂
I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my baby’s party. From the invitations, to the designs and decorations, cakes, and food to serve. I didn’t have a party planner…guests were amazed on how I did everything by myself. Of course, I got some help from other people to have a second opinion on things.Is it too simple or too over the top? I asked my sister, Shylla all the way from Dubai (thanks to the power of Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger) and my friend, Madz for feedbacks and suggestions. She also helped me print, cut, paste/glued some of our wall decorations, food and drink labels, cake toppers, etc.
Naomi was surrounded by family and friends who adores and loves her that day. I even had friends from Singapore and Germany who flew all the way here in Phuket to celebrate with us. We really are thankful and grateful for this.
Here are some of the photos of that afternoon. From the DIY set-up to food/cake preparations.
I did first the Minnie Mouse ears invitation for my colleagues and friends here in Phuket.
The bow is made up of a simple 30ThB red ribbon for gifts and a 25 ThB decorative paper tape (polka dots of course). I bought everything at Julapan (a school supplies/arts&crafts shop in Chalong, Phuket).
My dear sister, Shylla (of firstname.lastname@example.org visit her travel
blog site too) created this for the e-invitations.
e-invitation by Shylla
We maximized the space in our house. We welcome the guests especially the kids with the arts & crafts area in the front yard.
We put small red tables and chairs in the backyard. Eating/socializing area in the backyard.
This is “Naomi’s 1sts” area. We used painting canvas for the photo collage and formed number “1”. On the table are baby’s first pajama, shoes, book, swimsuit, her 1st year hand & foot print, and we framed Kuya MJ’s poem for Naomi.
Mini water bottles and mini Coca-cola with the customized labels for beverages.
It’s an afternoon party so we served cheese platter, baguette, coldcuts, and veggies.
Of course the sweets… Because of the chosen theme, I baked red velvet cakes and cupcakes.
Home made sweets
Red Velvet cake
Mini Red Velvet cake
Mini Red Velvet cake
We just have a very simple high chair decoration.
Naomi w/ her smash cake
I will post some of the photos of the party in another blog. I want to thank my friend, Madz for helping me to print out, cut, and paste .