Sirena’s 1st birthday party!
July 13th, 2013
Here is a collection of photos from Sirena’s first birthday bash! The days leading up to the party the weather was glorious…and then that morning we woke up to the gloomiest June day you could imagine! Super chilly winds, no sun to speak of. We kept the plans to host it at the park in the afternoon but it sure made for a different vibe than we had been expecting! But we all made the most of it, including the birthday girl (who had to cover up her special birthday dress which we bought when we were in Mexico over New Year’s…oh well!)
Nothing like last-minute cupcake decorating to get a party started on the right foot! We even had to defrost the frosting (which had just about frozen in our ice chest) on the car’s engine. Talk about a memorable experience, lol!
Me and Bri frantically rearranging the cupcakes as guests arrive.
The decorations for the day were mostly colorful streamers and ribbons.
The birthday girl’s special crown (made my Bri!) and her highchair all done up and ready for the cake smashing.
We made a fun display of some photos of Sirena over the course of her first year with little party hats. We also asked guests to guess what career path Sirena would choose during her doljanchi ceremony (a really neat Korean tradition for first birthdays that we borrowed for the special occasion!)
We had plenty of park games for the kids and big kids…water balloon toss, three-legged race, and some other fun games.
Of the 5 career paths Sirena could choose and crawl to she chose…education (just like her mama!) Her second choice was actually mechanical (just like her Daddy!)
Oh the presents!
CAKE SMASHING TIME!
Her royal highness ready to entertain her subjects.
She’s not so sure about it…
“Here, Daddy, YOU try it.”
The party invitation I created:
The thank you cards we sent out: