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Imogen was born just brimming with personality. She has always been in a race to coo, to walk and to entertain everyone and her twitter about the house cannot but help to bring a smile to your face, especially when you are bombarded with her numerous cuddles and kisses. It seemed a no-brainer to make her first birthday / naming day party a theme with a little tweeting love bird, and so Lovebird Tweet was born.
The backdrop for the party was actually Imogen’s bedroom wall that I handpainted while pregnant with her. It tied so well into the theme, although I think that the carpet (and subsequent food rubbed in) resented me for quite a while after the party!
I was really happy with how the dessert table turned out, especially since it was all home cooked by my mother and myself in the wee hours of the previous night! Some of the highlights being:
*marshmellow birds that were hidden inside a specially made paper mache egg,
*chocolate birds nests complete with little chocolate eggs inside,
* birdy cake pops,
* large sunflower lolly buffets,
* a pink lemonade fountain
* and an adults only sideboard featuring wine with matching lovebird wine labels and more adult chocolates.
The only downfall of the party was that inclement weather forced the party to stay inside instead of enjoying the planned activities which included a jumping castle, fishing for birdies game, an egg and spoon race, an egg hunt and bird crafts.
Free play inside activities provided just as much entertainment and the adults were kept thoroughly amused with the introduction of a game that gave all adult participants a bird name for the day (think hilarious titles like ‘Lauren Bok Bok Bacall', 'Boris Pecker'). Failure to call the person the bird name ended up in some hefty penalties.
The day overall went off just beautifully.
see 'what people ate'
Activities / Games
Watching Imogen see her first birthday cake
What People Ate
Being an afternoon event, we had just the dessert table filled with: marshmellow birds, cupcakes, lollies of all descriptions, cake pops, meringues, heart chocolates, bird cookies, chocolate bird eggs with chocolate noodle nests and fairy floss nests
What People Drank
the children drank pink lemonade from a fountain whilst the adults enjoyed wine with customised birdie labels
Most Touching Moment
Watching her godparents receive their gifts. They were so absolutely touched that they had been chosen.
Imogen fell asleep throughout the whole ceremony!