Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Thank you so much for your lovely notes from last week. We could have had a pool party with those of you in the same boat as me. Sick kids are a real downer, eh! We are thankfully all back to good health now though. So grateful.

Finally, I'm sharing some photos from Ellie's first birthday party, last month. We invited a bunch of new friends from nearby and hired out the social room in our building. And celebrated our first year with this little lady!
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You might remember the invites and stationery I designed. I designed the little boxes which were used for holding the different lollies for decorating graham cracker 'gingerbread' houses. I love packaging design, so these little boxes were my favourite detail. I had all the kids do this as they arrived to get everyone in the party mood (and hopped up on sugar at the get-go!)

The 'gingerbread' house decorating was followed by pizza, cake & dessert. It wasn't over the top like parties of past, but it was special. One of the best (and cheapest things) was a coffee table covered with kraft paper that kids could draw on with stencils & pencils/textas throughout the morning. Winner!

Other than that it was just some colour co-ordinated streamers, flowers & baking cups and it was a theme. Simple.
Ellie's First Birthday | Polkadot Prints photo 130130_ElliesFirst13_zps697a52ea.png Ellie's First Birthday | Polkadot Prints photo 130130_ElliesFirst11_zps170ffa1a.png Ellie's Little Red Riding Hood Party | Polkadot Prints photo 130130_ElliesFirst8_zps75c66cdd.png
I had lots of fun baking and designing a few special things for the day.
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Ellie's Birthday | Polkadot Prints photo 130130_ElliesFirst1_zpsd7839852.png Ellie was more overwhelmed than anything, but she enjoyed her first piece of cake and balloons! I'd say a success! I also made some favour boxes that I'll share with you tomorrow : )

Happy birthday our little Ellie, your giggle, your dimples, your waddle-y walk, your placidness all make us smile. We're glad you're ours - we love you so much!


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  2. Love it, especially the Red Riding Hood invitations....so plain yet so cute!

  3. Thanks Creative Printables! Yes, understated was the aim of the game post- Christmas and all! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)


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