We got home from Israel less than a week before Adiel's first birthday. I thought for a second to just let it go, and maybe eat out with daddy and her and let her blow out a candle on the restaurant's slice of cake to celebrate. She will not remember, I had no time to prepare and invite, and I certainly did not want to spend a lot of money. But the truth is I do want her to know and see how special that day was to us. So, I decided to invite a few friends and neighbors to a cake and sweets party, and take a couple of easy DIY decorating projects.
This is Adieli's first birthday and rainbow party:
I got her cake at a local bakery that we love and prepared an ice cream buffet with fruits and goodies. I also got cookies and lots of candy. Luckily for everyone there, Uri thought of serving margaritas and those were a big hit too.
For the decorations, I did a rainbow paper curtain (idea from here), some tissue paper pom poms, lots of paper flowers to decorate the cake (tutorial here), a rainbow paper garland, her pom pom birthday hat (another idea here), rainbow butterfly confetti, the mini garland cake top, and I bought and hung a "Felicidades" (Congratulations) garland and a bunch of balloons for the balcony. It sounds like a lot, but everything was pretty easy to make (and I got a little help from my friends!).
Here she is with her uncle:
We sang Happy Birthday to her in her three languages and then I served her a big piece of cake that she absolutely loved.
It was a beautiful day and we had a good time.
Feliz Cumpleaños mi hermosa Adiel! Que sea un gran año lleno de aventuras y descubrimientos en nuestra montaña, que hagas muchos amigos en tu nueva escuelita, que nos riamos a carcajadas, que hables y opines y me cuentes, que bailemos juntas, que leamos muchas historias, que puedas conocer y rencontrarte con toda la gente que te quiere, que aprendas mucho... que seas feliz amorcito mío!
Show me some birthday pictures!