Well it’s finally happened, we have left the baby stage of life! My youngest and final child has turned 1, and what a rambunctious and wonderful little toddler she is turning out to be. I had to throw a party suitable to her attitude: sweet, silly, loud, and free; pop art fit the bill perfectly!
The pop art theme birthday was also very appropriate for Baby C because she is already so creative…I’ve caught her drawing on the walls with markers twice and anytime the big kids are colouring she steals their crayons, markers, and even their paper.
She is very calm, sweet, and shy, and is so easy to take anywhere. Unless, of course, she’s feeling rambunctious, in which case she loves to climb on everything, blow raspberries and hear herself shriek, particularly in the car. She gives me the most amazing and perky open mouth kisses with the biggest smile on her face, she is just so precious and loveable.
For her dessert table, I did colourful foods that weren’t the typical birthday party fare. There were Jell-O orange fruit slices, rainbow spaghetti, Skittles, Chips A’Hoy Rainbow Chip Cookies, M&M’s, and white chocolate sprinkle dipped marshmallows. The rainbow vanilla cheesecake bars were absolutely delicious, though the colours were more vibrant before it was baked. The polka dot birthday cake was so cool when we cut into it, inspired, of course, by Lichtenstein.
I always make the babies their own sugar free smash cake, and Baby C sure loved the avocado chocolate icing. Her onesie is now a second time hand me down from an Etsy gift for baby #1; it’s got an image of Marilyn Monroe blowing a big pink bubble, how appropriate!
It’s always fun for me to do the first birthday party, I have full and autonomous theme control! Now that Baby C is exhibiting more character and preferences, soon she will be picking her birthday theme all on her own and I’ll just have to comply–I wonder if she will fall right in line loving Elsa and Anna like my other two girls?!