Growing up in Brasil, celebrating life's big and little moments is a lifestyle. I clearly remember gathering balloons and cake for my dolls parties!!
But I have to admit it, everything started when I became a mother! Even before my daughter was born, I was already thinking how I was going to celebrate the first year of her life. I know, crazy! But the first birthday is a big (I mean, BIG) thing in Brasil, so I couldn't help it but start planning for it, along with choosing the crib, the first shoes, first outfits, and so on. I didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, so that made me plan for two parties! CRAY!!
After she was born, I realized that planning for a birthday party was going to be way harder than I thought, and in reality of my routine as a new mom, it really was NOT going to be a priority. Or even a choice!! But then, all of sudden, she wasn't a newborn anymore! As the day of her very first birthday approached, the long forgotten plans came back rushing in my mind.
Because we were going to celebrate it back in Brazil, so my extended family could be part of it, I enlisted the help of a very good and creative friend of mine, who a few years later became the owner of a very successful party styling business. The theme was decided based on my daughter's favorite book at the time, "Alice in Wonderland". So I give you my very first theme party: "Lia in Wonderland"!!
In Brazil, we can actually rent a theme table. People come to your venue and set it all up for you!
The sweets table was all personalized and full of different candy, cupcakes, chocolates and even handmade sugar mushrooms!
|The little drink bottles had orange juice in them.|
Favors were cards sets, cup and saucer sets with tea inside (my friend went all the way to even personalize the tea bags!), and hand made finger puppets stuck on pencils. Every child also got a little goodie bag that depicted one of the cards, black and red.
The cake was made to resemble the mad hatter tea party/
|Lia wasn't so sure of what was going on!|
|We dressed her up as Alice!|
|Oh the first lollipop! She ended up not having it (My over protective self didn't allow her to have any sugar until she turned two!)|
That's it for my first post! A lot more parties to come!
Tchau for now!