Miss O’s First Birthday

Hi Mamas! Well it feels like the last time I blogged it was Fall out and the leaves were still yellow and orange. Now all the leaves are gone and Winter seems to be settling in nicely. I apologize for have been MIA these last few weeks but the dreaded (well for me) FIRST birthday descended on our household with what seemed like no warning. From the first time Olivia laid eyes on a balloon she absolutely loved it and you could not take one away. It seemed only fitting when I started planning her first birthday that we make the theme based on Disney’s movie Up! This past Saturday my vision finally came to life and it was everything I could hope for for my daughters first birthday. Yes, it was a lot of work for a first birthday but I would do it all over again for her 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th…well all her birthdays because let’s face it, these are the things we do for our kids. Haha. I would now like to share with you some of the amazing details at the party and give credit to my family and friends that helped to make Olivia’s First Birthday one to remember.

This picture was taken by Candice Tkachuk Photography and was sent out to all guests. Attached to it was a balloon that I ordered off of Etsy. Guests were asked to inflate the balloon to get all the details of the party.

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The centrepiece of the birthday party was a balloon creation (made COMPLETELY out of balloons) that took 13 hours to make. Our friend Phileas Flash – Time Twister outdid himself with this rendition of Carl Fredrickson taking “the house” for a walk.

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My aunts made this amazing cake that I could barely get the courage to slice. Look at the details on these fondant AND fully edible characters!

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I met the amazingly talented Jacqueline of Kreative Cuts at WeeStock in the beginning of October. She was just about to leave for vacation but still managed to make these wonderful banners and ‘Paradise Falls’ print for me last minute! The white poufs in the second picture were made by my best friend. Just layer about 8 pieces of tissue paper and fold like an accordion. Tie it off in the middle with some ribbon and then slowly separate the pieces.

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My long time friend is part of Nest Creations. I asked her for a drawing of a house to use for the thumbprint guestbook and she went above and beyond and made this 3D creation out of clay. Jamie Tran, also from Nest Creations, made a wonderful clay sculpture of Russel that Olivia received as a gift.

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The next few pictures are of items that I made at home myself. A little DIY never hurt anybody =)

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