I like party-planning and proper from once we first had Oscar I questioned what we’d do for his first birthday. One thing comparatively low-key at residence for such a tiny human being however with all our household, associates, an entertainer, numerous enjoyable and loads of laughter.
However in fact again in July 2019, I by no means anticipated that there can be a world pandemic occurring when it was my little boy’s first birthday! Mr S and I left it proper as much as the final minute to resolve what to do. My dream of getting a celebration at residence appeared unimaginable as we dwell in a flat with solely restricted outside house. Making social distancing outdoors unimaginable to attain. Additionally Oscar’s grandparents are all older than 70 with my dad having different situations and selecting to protect at residence.
Luckily the in-laws supplied their home and backyard because the celebration venue. The right alternative that meant they didn’t have to depart their residence and we might have a very small shut household celebration outdoors.
I selected a Peter Rabbit theme for the big day and adorned our flat with particular personalised decorations ordered from Etsy and Meri Meri.
He beloved enjoying with the balloons and I actually suppose he knew that there was one thing completely different concerning the day. We had purchased him numerous presents, the principle one being the little lamb rocking horse! I made him pancakes for breakfast which he beloved.
After which I hoped he’d take a nap however he had different concepts and was clearly far too excited, so we each obtained prepared and Mr S began packing up the automobile. I’d ordered Oscar a particular Peter Rabbit outfit for the day, once more from Etsy, I used to be decided to get a great image however he made it very arduous as he simply wished to crawl off and have a look at issues!
We ended up with no time to open any presents and we nonetheless left 40 minutes after we’d supposed too! I crossed my fingers that Oscar would take a nap within the automobile and fortuitously he did take a brief schluff and was a bit extra rested once we arrived.
We adorned the home however have been fairly restricted by what we might convey however I used to be glad to have little touches of the theme round.
And naturally, the cake took satisfaction of place! A beautiful chocolate cake from Truffles by Robin… I had ordered a very particular cake as I knew I couldn’t have the celebration that I wished.
I’d additionally obtained carrots together with his identify iced on to them! Robin made our wedding ceremony favours so I knew she was a grasp baker!
We lately found Oscar’s love for sushi so we did somewhat sushi starter and he nibbled fortunately on the rice and avocado.
My sister in legislation truly owns a bouncy fortress and he or she purchased it over for the day. Truthfully, it was the saviour of the celebration as I wasn’t in a position to rent and entertainer or something.
The day went so rapidly and shortly it was time to chop the cake and sing pleased birthday! My mother and father joined us through Facetime and we opened a number of of O’s presents, it was beautiful that they might get entangled though they couldn’t be there.
The ultimate ingredient of the day was a video that I’d put collectively of clips that I’d taken on my telephone all year long. It was actually emotional seeing a video of my tiny little bean when he was first born rising right into a bouncing one 12 months previous! I couldn’t be extra happy with my fantastic little boy!
Although it wasn’t the celebration that I’d initially deliberate in my head, it turned out to be utterly and completely excellent. I beloved each minute of Oscar’s big day and I can’t wait to inform him about it in years to come back.