Sunday, October 10, 2010

Claire's 1st Birthday Party.

Yesterday we celebrated the 1st Birthday of our little girl Claire. (Read more about the preparations here and here) I have been planning her party since she was about 4 months old, when I purchased her party outfit!

Here are the photo's from her special day!

{ The Candy and Dessert Table }

{ The invitations }

{ The Ruffle Birthday Cake ( custom topper Enchanted Belles) }

{ Inside the Birthday Cake - Milk Chocolate and Caramel Layered mudcake)

{ Vanilla Ruffle Cupcakes }

{ Rocky Road }

{ Pink Smartie Cookies }

{ A selection of goodies on the gorgeous Sambellina party ware }

{ Along with pink candy the girl's were given a little pot of fairy dust }

{ The boy's party boxes }

{ Pink Smarties }
{ ABC Cups from My Little Jedi }

{ Claire's Initial greeted guests at the front door }

{ The Birthday Girl }

If you have made it all the way down to here, thankyou!

The party was a great success and this was partly due to the fabulous suppliers who provided the following:

Sharnel Dollar Designs : tulle pom pom's, round candy jars, party bags, fairy dust, square platters and pink smarties.

Sambellina : party ware and gift tags - Kate was wonderful and posted these directly to me as they were only being shipped to suppliers this week. Thankyou :)

Scissors Paper Rock Designs : invitations, menu labels and party bag labels.

Row's Pottery Shed : custom made cake stand.

Enchanted Belle's :  custom cake topper.

My Little Jedi : divine twine and ABC cups.

Stitcheroos : Birthday outfit.

The dessert table goodies were all made by me. The menu consisted of caramel and chocolate cake balls, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, pink smartie cookies, rocky road, pink smarties, pink mushrooms and marshmallows as well as the birthday cake. The initial sign and table tu-tu were make by me too.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about Claire's 1st Birthday, it was a joy to create this for our beautiful little girl.

Happy Birthday sweet girl xxx

Mrs KT :)


  1. WOW Katena, what a great mum you are, that was beautiful. Claire looks so cute in her party out fit!! Thats a lovely photo of the two of you.
    Sounds like a great day.
    Happy birthday Claire!

  2. WOW WOW WOW! What a wonderful mum you are - and what a fabulous celebration. You are so dedicated and talented :) Bless you Katena!

  3. Hi Katena, Wow! Doesn't it all look so beautiful. What a lucky little girl to have such a wonderful and talented mum. The birthday cake is amazing and little Claire looks like such a little princess on her big day. Happy Birthday!!! ;-)

  4. Oh what a gorgeous party!! Love the birthday girl's outfit and the dessert table looked amazing, I especially love the ruffle cake with the cute topper. Your little one is so lucky to have a mum who prepared such a special celebration for her :)

  5. Hi Katena
    Oh, boy what a party! Everything looks gorgeous and Claire looks so happy and content. I have never seen a ruffled cake before. Looks absolutely lovely and I'm sure very delicious.

  6. The party looked sooo gorgeous as did the bday girl :) I think you outdid yourself with the bday cake. It looked so pretty not to mention delicious! Love the c on the door and the tutu skirt for the table xx

  7. Katena it is just perfect! Wonderful wonderful memories for your sweet little princess. Congratulations on a spectacular table and that amazing cake!! Leanne xx

  8. Oh my gosh Katena......that cake is AMAZING!!! How long did that take? GORGEOUS!!!
    Everything you did with the dessert table was magical! I love it! You are so clever at party styling....I love looking at your party photos!
    Happy 1st Birthday to Claire xox

  9. Wow this is a lovely pink party! Happy birthday

  10. Happy 1st birthday to sweet little Claire, her outfit is so adorable. Amazing job on everything else Katena.

  11. Omg. this is the sweetest party. I love all the little touches. Cute cute cookies with pink m&ms, and I LOVE the cake.
    Fabulous. You really did an amazing work! Superb!

  12. WOW...I am in girly heaven.

    What a beautiful party and a sweet little girl.

    Happy birthday X

  13. Thankyou so much for your lovely comments :)

  14. Oh wow!! I have some party pics to share this week but hey are nothing compared to yours!! It was beautiful :-)

  15. Beautiful Katena, you did a wonderful job...and Claire looks so gorgeous, I love how her whole face smiles x

  16. Wow what a gorgeous party! The cake is absolutely stunning! Love all the little details, well done and happy first birthday to your beautiful little girl Xx

  17. You look gorgeous Mrs KT..and happy! And doesn't Claire look beautiful? That is one amazing party, I love the silver scoop - I bought two recently and you've given me an idea of how to use them. The cake is magnificent! My husband and I have started watching this show called Cake Boss about a bakery and cake decorating company in New Jersey. It is so funny but also amazing. The boss is such an artist - his cakes are incredible. So are yours, it really is a very artistic talent you have. And don't apologise for not commenting, I've really struggled to keep up with all the blogs I love! I have a look at what you're doing but don't always get back to comment..Rachaelxx

  18. So pink birthday theme, you have a pretty baby. I love your 1st birthday photo invitations.

  19. What an adorable party!

    Shelley @

  20. What a beautiful party. Love the tissue C and the cake!! My goodness.. so pretty!

  21. I found this through Sarah's perfect party blog! I turn 27 next year and I totally want this to be the theme of my birthday! How fantastic!

  22. Wow, this party looks amazing! It is so so cute! Hey I was just wondering if you could help me out with doing the ruffles on the cake? What kind of tip did you use? Also, where did you find the adorable cake topper? If you could let me know I would really appreciate it! I am trying to get ideas for my little girls 3rd birthday party in a couple of weeks. my email is - thank you!