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Cuddles is 1 year old

Organising a First Birthday Party

My little baby turned 1 year old yesterday.  His first year has gone by so fast. I wish I could stop time and enjoy this stage of his development and of our family dynamics. It has been a great year. He is at such a gorgeous stage I want to hold onto it for a little longer….wishful mummy dreams.

Prior to commencing this blog just over one month ago, I could have been described as highly organised. I have been told that I can be intimidating to others who are not that way inclined (go figure!) Now, in less than a month I am no longer organised more than a day out from an event.  This pains me a little.  

I have not yet found a comfortable balance in spending quality time with my boys, looking after the house, my writing and attempting to learn all I can about blogging at a hasty pace.  What this means is that – other than sending the invites I had not planned for Cuddles’ party until a few days prior.

I sought help from my lovely childhood friend and blogger Nicole from Planning with Kids. Nicole has some fabulous resources for organizing life with children. She has five beautiful children. I purchased Nicole’s Parties with Kids e-book to sort me out.  

It contains useful tools:

  • menu and shopping planner
  • recipe ideas
  • invite templates
  • theme ideas and activities
  • a detailed run sheet to keep you on track on the day 

With such a comprehensive plan I used Nicole’s wisdom & tools to get me ready for Cuddle’s first birthday party. You can find her e-book and more information here.  

I am going to use my own recipes on the day as there are a few things I would like to make. 

On our menu for the day is:

Mini hamburgers-sliders

Home made mini burgers - sliders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potato wedges

Green salad

Icy Fruit Blocks

Dips and Nibbles

Hommus Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Cup Cakes – this is a recipe we love that I have collected from Delicious Magazine

Fruit Platter

Cake for cuddles

 

The day was really lovely. Cuddles was overwhelmed by the attention, presents and excitement of having his family and close friends all together at one time.

Happy Birthday to my precious baby boy. X

 

 

Kyrstie

 

 

 

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  • aiden January 10, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I really liked every thing you had at cuddles b’day. I also like your blog, its really good keep it up!!!!!!

    Love Aiden xxxxooooo

    • Kyrstie January 10, 2012, 8:43 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog Aiden and thanks for celebrating Cuddle’s birthday with us. We loved sharing it with you. xx

  • PlanningQueen January 17, 2012, 9:09 pm

    Thanks for giving my e-book such a lovely shout out. It does take a while to find your blogging rhythm!

    • Kyrstie January 19, 2012, 7:50 am

      Thanks Nicole, your e-book is fabulous, it was a great help.

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