When C and I decided we were going to throw M a space party for his 1st Birthday, I took to Pinterest and started pinning every image related to throwing a space party. We knew we wanted to make his party special, even if he wouldn't remember it. At least we will have the memories saved here for him.
We invited some close friends and family and C's Mum hired the local village hall for us. It was a little on the big side, but with some imaginative dividing of space with chairs, we managed to make it look fit for our little man.
We were very lucky to be offered some fab decorations and party supplies by Delights and were invited to make M's birthday cake with Lulubelles, the lovely lady who made our wedding cupcakes. We were also sent a fantastic Source Sodastream to provide our guests with plenty of fizz. My parents baked up a storm with sweet and savoury goods and C's mums supplied us with lots of goodies too. It really was a homemade party.
When we arrived at the hall it was a mad dash to get everything ready in 40 minutes. Everyone who turned up early chipped in on setting it up. Everything came together almost exactly as we had imagined. Once everyone arrived our Pre party nerves dispersed. M enjoyed running round the hall with his little friend from Devon and friends and family enjoyed catching up.
The food was a major hit, we made sure the food was 50/50 meat and vegetarian. C and I had spent some time making lots of little star flags to let everyone know what they were eating. A favourite decoration of mine was the little edible confetti stars we had decorated the tables with. M's little friend loved eating them off the table.
The cake was certainly the best centre piece we could have hoped for. Everyone was really impressed we actually made it and it was really tasty too. We have a lot to live up to next year.
It really was such a fantastic afternoon, everyone helped us tidy the hall up once our allotted time was over and M fell fast asleep in my Uncles arms as the excitement of the party became too much. It's a day we won't ever forget, seeing everyone come together to help us celebrate a year of our little man was incredibly special.
*Special thanks to Delights, Sodastream and Lulubelles for their supplies, all views are our own.