My baby is officially a whole year old.
I have kept a tiny human alive for over a year now and to me that is fucking incredible considering I have never been able to keep a plant alive for more than a week.
For Jaxons first birthday I wanted to do something special. I wanted to create a day that was full of fun and love for my perfect little man.
I wanted to have a big party with everyone who loves him there to celebrate what an amazing, clever little boy he is. So I went to the same venue my mum hired for my baby shower and I hired out the same room. I knew the food was amazing there as we had the buffet for my baby shower and it was incredible. A massive selection of gourmet foods and even a vegan option for my little sister.
I had decided on a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party as let’s face it, who doesn’t love Mickey and his friends?
I had Jaxons birthday cake custom made by a local cake shop and it was out of this world!
The top tier was vanilla sponge with chocolate chips.
The second tier was white chocolate sponge and the bottom tier was a double chocolate.
The whole cake had butter cream fillings throughout the layers and the cream was coated over all three layers. Then the icing was on top and even the icing was delicate and full of flavour.
I don’t usually like fondant icing but this was so good I was eating it as I was cutting the cake. The lady who made his cake has also been so amazing and has taken the icing figure of Mickey and his Ballon back and is having it coated in a resin so I can keep it as an ornament. I mean how sweet is that?
The whole day went off perfectly, I got to the venue a couple hours earlier than the guests were due to arrive so I could put the balloons and decorations out without the stress of people showing up before it was ready.
Once the room was finished I was able to sit down for half an hour and have a drink and let Jaxon have a well needed nap before his party.
Jaxon got spoiled by so many amazing presents and I had requested on the invitations that people bring him a book and sign the inside of the book as a wonderful keepsake. I have always cherished my books and I hope to encourage Jaxon to be a bookworm too!
The books that Jaxon got will be cherished and loved for so many years and hopefully he will be able to read the same books to his baby one day too. I know I’m so sentimental and sappy.
I was given an idea by my friend Chloe to make sweet cones for everyone instead of party bags and I am so glad I did.
Chloe had stickers personalised to fit the theme of the party and they were just beautiful and then we spent a couple afternoons at mine filling the cones (and my face) with a different array of gummy sweets.
I honestly couldn’t have hoped for a better day to celebrate my wonderful miracle babys first birthday.