Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the no party birthday party











My favourite way to celebrate a birthday is to keep it a simple little affair. Just the five of us. A cake was whipped up that day, complete with a quick icing and five minute, old golden book mini bunting. (I used this recipe, doubled, substituting a little of the butter with coconut oil)  A few cards, a crown from the kids and a simple present was all that was really needed.  Though, to be honest, it does go a little over their head at this age. Older brother and sister certainly enjoyed the little party though. And one day, I expect Miss Violet will very much enjoy looking over her birthday photos.

Thank you to all those lovely birthday wishes yesterday. You really made our day!

19 comments:

MissMollyCoddle said...

Too cute! Love the bunting flags x

BabyMac said...

The ONLY way to celebrate a 1st birthday I think! Happy Birthday!

Susan said...

gorgeous! Looks like the perfect first birthday!

Zara said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday at any age.
Violet looks intrigued by the crown, such beautiful photos. x

Laura said...

hi! :) happy birthday to your cute cute baby! i rely like your blogg, so glad i found it! your party sounds like fun!

Crystal said...

How lovely! They need so little at that age, so nice to see a birthday that honours that x

Jess said...

Happy first birthday beautiful Violet! The day looks perfect x

Tammi said...

That looks like a super party and I love all the handmade touches :)

x

Christine said...

Ah, how cute is that mini bunting on the cake?! Small gatherings at home are a lovely way to celebrate special moments like these. Beautiful pictures. :)

Evi said...

Cute baby, delicious looking cake, clever no-party party but what you do really well is - the photo's!!
Simply stunning photography, Tania! Every time you post I'm amazed at your lovely 'snaps'. x x

Jode said...

I think it all looks just lovely...the homemade wrapping paper is a treat and who doesn't love marble cake and pink gooey icing!!
Jodex

karlyn Jackson said...

Yum! the cake looks good, I love the bunting too. So simple and sweet. Please email me your address. I have a little something for the birthday girl. x

cityhippyfarmgirl.com said...

The perfect way to celebrate a 1st birthday I say.
Did she enjoy her cake?

michelle said...

I adore the cake with the bunting! It all looks so pretty, she is a lucky little girl to have such a creative mama. The little bird puzzle is very cute too.

kit and nancy. said...

pink and perfect. x

Bungalowgirl said...

Wow, I can't believe she is already one. I have so enjoyed seeing all those delicious baby moments over the last few months. The celebration looks perfect with just the right amount of pink icing. By the way, I have nominated you for a versatile blogger award. melx

Lilian said...

Simple is best. Love the homemade cards - so I gather Muffin is her nickname? I adore the mini bunting. I'm sold on buntings - they are simple additions but just make it so festive!

Catherine said...

It looks like a beautiful way to celebrate a first birthday. What a sweet and yummy looking cake, I love the bunting along the top. xo

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

Lovely forks and wrapping. Looks like one very pretty party.