Twinkle Star Party

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Last week we had a little party in honour of Bubbles’ first birthday. It was a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star theme which seemed fitting not only because Bubbles’ real name actually means star but also because Blossom’s first birthday was a song theme too, a You Are My Sunshine party.

I do love decorating for these little parties at home and I do love a good theme. I find parties at home like this so easy to pull off as I already have all the home decor bits on hand to improvise with. It really is amazing what a chalkboard, some pretty cake stands and some flowers and hessian can do.

What was the last party you went to?

Bubbles Turns One!

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It’s my birthday!!

I weigh 19lbs.

I am 29 inches long.

I have (almost!) 2 teeth.

I can wave, clap, point, crawl, stand up, furniture walk and do twinkle hands!

I say mama, dada, baba, hiya, yeah, no and boo!

I love splashing in the bath, being chased by Daddy, climbing, cuddles with my Mummy, playing in the garden, outings with Granny, books, singing songs, dancing, sorting laundry, climbing, being silly with my big sister, getting splashed in the face, eating off the floor, my snuggly blanket and even more climbing!

My favourite toys are my board books, first puzzle, building blocks and farm animals.

My favourite books are Night Night, Dogs and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

My favourite foods are raspberries, peaches, cheese, yogurt and tortellini.

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For more posts about our sweet little Bubbles click {HERE}

Happy Birthday Sweetheart, Mama loves you!

Farmyard Party | The Open Home

Farmyard Party

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A farmyard party was an easy choice for Blossom’s 2nd birthday as she simply adores all things farm. We took our inspiration from her beloved ride-on “Moo” and went for a subtle cow print theme mixed in with some hessian fabric and red gingham. Apart from buying the balloons, ribbon and gypsophila we were then just able to utilise all the home decor bits we already had to hand. We got our invites from here and the cake was Blossom’s ultimate favourite, “Anna’s choc cake” as found in the cafe at our church but with the sweet addition of some chocolate fences and farmyard animals. As you can see Daddy was rather generous with his portions… she was delighted!

What was the last party you went to?

Blossom Turns Two! | The Open Home

Blossom Turns Two!

Blossom Turns Two! | The Open Home

I love cuddles, beeping noses, my yellow wellies, story time with Daddy, outings with my Granny, blowing bubbles, helping in the garden, cuddling my baby sister, tractors and lorries, sheep, goats, cows and horses (pretty much all farm animals!), cake, the cafe at church, tickling my friend Oliver, watching the world go by, plane spotting, dogs, the moon and colouring.

My favourite phrases include “funny Daddy/Mummy”, “pretty shoes/hair/dress”, “choc cake”, “Meeow”, “Daddy Man”, “No shy”, “Granny Pa”, “Nanny Goats”, “babby sheep”, “blue sky” and “true story”.

My favourite toys are my bunny Boo, my ride on Moo, toy animals and dolls buggy.

My favourite books are Goodnight Moon, Dogs and The Baby’s Catalogue.

My favourite foods are bananas, blueberries, yoghurt, cheese, beans on toast and “Anna’s choc cake!”

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For more posts about our sweet Blossom, click {HERE}.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.

You Are My Sunshine Party | The Open Home

You Are My Sunshine Party

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We had such a special day on Saturday celebrating our little Sunshine’s first birthday. We marked the occasion by hosting an afternoon tea for family and a few close friends and it was such a lovely day.

It was a really easy theme to pull off as the colour theme was subtle – just yellow, white and taupe – and enabled me to make use of lots of neutral tableware and display items I already had around the house.

I then only needed to get a little bit crafty to turn jam jars into vases and stamp out a few food labels. Some classic balloons and pretty flowers were then the perfect finishing touches and a few generous friends assisted with baking.

Blossom seemed to really enjoy spending her day with family and friends and as parents we were delighted to be able to celebrate it with pretty much zero stress – long may this continue!

What was the last party you went to?

Blossom Turns One | The Open Home

Blossom Turns One!

Blossom Turns One | The Open Home

It’s my birthday!!

I weigh 21lbs.

I am 29.5 inches long.

I have 6 teeth.

I can wave, clap, point, crawl, stand up, furniture walk and high five!

I say mama, dada, baba, hiya, yeah, beep and tick tick (tickle).

I love dancing, splashing in the bath, being chased by Daddy, cuddles, story time with Mummy, eating, trees, the wind and rain, visiting Great Granny Doreen, watching the world go by, sorting laundry, beeping noses, shouting matches with Daddy, pulling books off the shelf, eating house plants and putting way too much food in my mouth!

My favourite toys are my board books, rainbow stacker, maracas and Pippin the donkey.

My favourite books are 10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes, Away We Go! and Night Night.

My favourite foods are bananas, blueberries, melon, grapes and Daddy’s spaghetti bolognese.

 

Happy Birthday Sweetheart, Mama loves you!