Last weekend we had Poppy’s first birthday party! It was a Heidi inspired Alps themed party filled with lots of pink, greenery, flowers, mountain goats, mountains, and lots of people that love her. We had her grandparents, great grandparents, aunts & uncles, 1 cousin, and our close friends that we call “aunts & uncles”. She is a very lucky girl to have so many amazing people to look up to in her life, we are so thankful for them all.
How awesome is this handmade Pinata from Etsy Shop owner, Katie Franklin. She made this fun pinata in custom colours for the party, as well as all the confetti you see on the tables. We ended up using it as a table decoration (since there were only 1 year olds at the party and my husband said that I wasn’t allowed to force the adults to scramble for candy) but it was all set up to the filled & hung. I couldn’t help but think that it was almost a waste of candy by doing it this way. If you ask me, I would rather buy bulk party snacks that we could actually spread out at the party and enjoy instead of them being stored in a Pinata. But they probably wouldn’t have got eaten anyway, so we’ll just save that idea for when Poppy is older. Actually, I don’t think I could’ve smashed that pretty thing anyway, it’s hanging in Poppy’s nursery now.
I made lots of treats for the day, whichI have so much fun doing! I like to start a few weeks and advance and put them in the freezer so that i’m not working my buns off the days before. I made shortbread, chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, buttercake, popcorn, and my sister made the chocolate pretzels. It was a sugar filled day… and days to follow.
Poppy really had no idea what to do with her cake. She’s not one that gets super excited about food so I knew that she would probably just stare at it, it was cute.
^ a couple Instagram photos from my friend @gillianstevens