It’s been a little over two weeks now since we celebrated our third son’s birthday and I honestly think I am still in denial that he is one year old already! Yep it’s a cliche, but this past year has just flown by, especially since Mr 5 started school this year. I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate, but I also wanted to keep it simple and as stress free as possible (well as much as a kids party can be!) as I’ve really been making a big effort this year to slow things down even further when it comes to our family life.
As his birthday fell during the first week of the school holidays, I braved taking the three boys out for breakfast by myself to help kick off our celebrations for the day.
We then spent the rest of the day with the boys Nan before having dinner out with my husband and returning home for dessert, a traditional number one birthday cake – the same cake I have now made for each of our boys.
The day prior to his party, I spent a good portion of the day in the kitchen getting organised. I made the same recipes I use for ALL of the boys birthday parties (including sausage rolls, cinnamon scrolls, cupcakes and rumballs)as everyone loves them, they can be made in advance and most importantly they are simple! I also made a double batch of my go to butter cake recipe the day before, so that all I needed to do the morning of his party was make the buttercream and decorate the cake – with the help of the two older boys of course!
Thanks to getting organised the day before, I was actually able to sit down, enjoy myself (and even eat some of the food!) and most importantly spend some time with our special little guy.
He LOVED his cake!
It may not have been a huge or elaborate way to celebrate this special milestone (for the last time – which is a whole other issue I’m dealing with!) but it was relatively stress free, relaxed and most importantly enjoyable.
How did/are you celebrating your child’s first birthday?