I can’t believe my little chubby duck has turned one and that she has grown so much. Time indeed flies fast and soon I’ll see her a bride (exaggeration lol).
Anyways, I wanted to celebrate her birthday with my family at first, but then I decided to make it a little bit bigger and include my friends. And baaaam the party turned out to be really big.
I’ve been planning the party decorations, desserts, savories, Dj and activities for the kids for 2 weeks. At first, I wanted to do the whole thing, the songs, the activities blah blah blah but then I realized it was going to be exhausting and time consuming considering I was having an iPad course as a teaching aid (another post). Then, I called an event company who is specialized in kids parties and such and asked them to provide me with a Dj, a host with gifts for the kids. After that, I went to a huge store in Hawally, got the bags, and the gifts to make loot bags for the kids, no one was supposed to leave empty handed and no one did.
As for the theme, I wanted to be on an owl. All of you know my love for this cute lil bird. I went online and googled printable owl theme labels and voila, got what i wanted from this website Click Here. This blog offers so many themes and I got excited when I saw this pinkish girly owl. Immediately, saved everything and started the customization. Worked on the invitations and then the labels for the loot bags. and I decided to create a huge poster for Jana’s birthday (you can see it in the pictures below). After that I started cutting and glueing everything, all hand crafted by me, the banner, the cupcakes sticks, the bottled water etc. Oh and the milk bottles, I got starbucks coffee bottles from Sultan Centre and used them with ribbons and stripped straws 🙂
Moving on to the desserts. Without hesitation, I spoke to the most talented girl on earth @Bakerista (instagram) and asked her to create the same owl on the invitation card. I trusted her and her talent and was shocked from what I received. I was thinking she will do something close to the picture but she did it as it is. The same owl, the same exact color, and the same cuteness. Well done girl and thank you so much for the gift. Everybody loved your cake and nothing has been left from it. We ate it all :*
For sugar cookies and cupcakes I went with @Littletreatsq8 (Instagram). I’ve tried their cupcakes before and they were delicious. The order turned out as I expected and delivery was exactly on time. Their store is located in Omnia mall and the staff are very helpful. They will understand exactly what you want.
The party part, Baby Jana enjoyed her time to the max even though she was a lil bit sick, she forgot all about her sickness and went to play with kids, dance and eat lots of sugar. I was so happy and over the moon because my baby girl had a blast. This party was meant to be for her but somehow I felt I was celebrating something big too. Motherhood is not an easy job at all but when you see your child happy and excited, you forget about everything and you enjoy watching your child smiling and dancing. Happy birthday my beautiful baby girl ❤ I love you so much.
At the end, I would like to thank everybody who came and the ones who couldn’t. Thank you for making Jana’s 1st birthday party so special. Jana & I love you so much :*