Countdown To P-A-R-T-Y

The Theme

The countdown to our little princess’s first birthday part has begun and quite honestly, I couldn’t be more excited.

The invitations arrived yesterday, all the way from America, they had made the month-long journey to my post box and when I received them yesterday, my excitement started to grow.

Her personalized party dress, also from America, arrived a month ago. The cake has been booked and is being created by Chanelle. The venue is organized and the catering ordered. The theme has been agreed to and is being designed and executed by Party Buddies. The party favors are being created by my good friend, Roz and her sister Charné. The champagne will flow. The guest list is finalized.

It’s a small intimate party, about 25 adults and 8 children. Its much more of a grown up’s party really, it’s about a celebration for Walter and I. Again this morning, while tidying up the kitchen, Walter said out of the blue – “I still can’t believe I have a daughter, after spending so many years believing we’d never have a child, I still can’t believe it!” This party is our celebration, of surviving the first year, of our reality, which still hasn’t fully sunk in.

I’m horrendously over budget, the elements of the party are quite OTT for a one year old who won’t have a clue of what is going on but really I don’t care. I never thought the day would come where I’d get to plan a party.

All that’s left to do now is count down the days till we get to celebrate!

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  • Reply Nisey

    That first party is ALL about the parents!!! Its your day so enjoy EVERY moment! Oh, and take lots of photos to show Ava when she’s old enough to appreciate all the effort you went to!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:37 am
  • Reply mrssee2

    I must say, I look forward to the pictures from what sounds like the bash of the year!

    October 21, 2010 at 11:45 am
  • Reply waiting4amiracle

    I think its great! And definitely worth celebrating. Enjoy every moment!!!! I also can’t wait to see pics of the little princess.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply charminka

    Can’t wait to see the pics! Hope you have as much fun planning the event as the actual party itself! xoxo

    October 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply talithasmom

    WoW Sharon.. thats really exciting. I also cant wait for those pics.

    ps:(babyT has asked me to let Ava know that she’ll be gatecrashing the party, she said Ava will understand.. :)LoL

    October 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply pandoragelb

    Our daughter was the only child at her first party! Although it was only family and very close friends.
    Sometimes I look at her and I still want to ask ‘where did you come from?’ It still hits me out of the blue sometiems that she is my daughter.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply ilsek1

    Enjoy all of it, you deserve it.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply little29

    A first birthday is always a special one! Let the wine flow and soak it all in….. it is after all your lil princess’s very first birthday party!!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply orbit365

    You all deserve OTT and more. The first birthday is usually about the parents and the fact that they have essentially survived the first year of parenting. Enjoy it. And take lots of photo’s. In fact, get a photographer!


    October 22, 2010 at 8:54 am
  • Reply trishdg

    I completely understand why you went OTT and you deserve to. Enjoy the party and celebrate Ava’s first year with all you’ve got!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:40 am
  • Reply wheresmybun

    It sounds like its going to be a fabulous party! I can’t wait!!!! You deserve to go all out and enjoy every second of planning your princess’ 1st party!!

    October 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply yvettene

    Walter is so right you deserve to celebrate this wonderful year. Looking forward to it! she is going to be gorgeous in her dress!

    October 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm
  • Reply Hanneke C

    Enjoy it! Looking forward to the pictures! (ps first birthdays are ALWAYS about the parents :))

    October 25, 2010 at 8:12 am
  • Reply anynamesavailable

    OMG I so can’t wait to see the pics – you and W deserve to be celebrating this wonderful milestone Shari!! I cannot believe that Ava is almost a year old already!!

    October 25, 2010 at 9:46 am
  • Reply marina1605

    That’s awesome Sharon. Enjoy it and make sure you get lots of pics of the special occassion.


    October 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm
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