Last weekend, we were lucky enough to have all our closest family and friends in town to celebrate Miss C turning 1. We were also blessed with a warm Canberra day, perfect for an indoor / outdoor celebration, followed by a casual BBQ dinner.
And while I am sure there will be lots of pink and princesses in future parties, we decided on a slightly different theme and colour scheme for C’s first birthday – a cheeky monkey party!
I had a lot of fun putting together the dessert table for the party – using yellow and aqua as the main colours. Featuring – rocky road, lemon meringue pies, bananas, blue jelly beans, lolly pops and Miss C’s favourite – banana milkshakes!
As for the cake – I was inspired by the Martha Stewart monkey cake (link here), and the idea grew from there. This ended up being a HUGE cake, but was a lot of fun to put together.
I also made a smaller monkey to use as a “smash cake”, although he ended up being a little haphazard….
When decorating the rest of the house, we kept things relatively simple. Some bunches of yellow and aqua balloons scattered around the house, along with fresh yellow lilies and colourful lanterns lining our deck.
So how did the party go??? Food was eaten, the bubbly was flowing, songs were sung, cake was smashed, presents were opened and many cuddles were had.
And we were again reminded how very blessed we are to have such a close and loving family
14 thoughts on “Our cheeky monkey first birthday party”
Look at you, super Mum! What an incredible set up – you may have found another calling in life!
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. GAH. LISA. YOU RULE. Please can you throw me like.. this exact same party? For my 26th birthday? I swear I'm a cheeky monkey too! I promise!
Provided that you wear a yellow tutu and eat a cake with your hands…..sure!!!
Was that ever even in doubt?! hahah
What a fabulous set up … decorations and food look amazing!
The smash cake isn't smiling because it can sense what's coming!
That was a brilliant idea to make another cake though. The whole party looked fabulous! 🙂
wow! this looks so professional! What an amazing job- I'm glad you took pictures as this belongs in a magazine! And you look absolutely radiant!
You are so creative! Can you come and do my next party?!
Seriously, how are you not a professional party planner? In 25 years, I've never had a party this stylish!
happy birthday miss c – looks like a fantastic celebration – love the cake and even more I love her look as she sits in the highchair contemplating her cake – hope you got to relax after the party
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the photo wall. Miss C looked adorable in her tutu, and you look soo happy. Loved it all. Decorations amazing! You should do party planning on the side!
What an incredible party. The table looks absolutely awesome – so professional :-). And that cake(s) – too cute. Can't believe Charlotte is already 1.
Happy birthday Charlotte!! This party looks wonderful and I love the theme 🙂 We've been to a few first birthday parties recently and they are always fun – and cake always goes everywhere! I'm glad you all had a good time.