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Moreaya’s First Birthday Party

Last week, Moreaya turned 1! That night we had a small, impromptu party with miniature cupcakes and ice cream, grandparents, and a few presents.

First Birthday Cupcake

Then on Saturday came her real Birthday Party. We had a large First Birthday Party for Sophia – a Rock ‘N Roll 1st Birthday Party, so we decided to do the same for Little Sis. 

Since we were working with the middle of Winter, I decided to put a twist on it and throw a Beach Birthday Party!

Here are some fun pictures of the Party. Keep an eye on the blog later in the week when I’ll be showing more details of the Party and some tutorials too!

Mommy and Birthday Girl

A few family pictures of us and the Birthday Girl. Behind Moreaya and I, you can see the Monthly Picture Banner I made!

The Family at Beach Party

It’s a Filipino Tradition to have food at every gathering. Ok, maybe not tradition, but they love to eat – and everyone loves to eat their food! 

My Brother-in-Law and his wife catered the party with Fried Rice, Panci, Lumpia {Egg Rolls}, and Filipino Barbecue on a Stick!  We served Milk Cartons, Capri Suns, and Water.

Beach Party Food Tables
Birthday Girl and Cake
Beach Party Dessert Table

The Dessert Table featured the beautiful Birthday Cake made by a couple of friends of mine, Beach Ball Smash Cake, my Goldfish Marshmallow Pops, and some delicious homemade candies from my Sister-in-Law.

Moreaya's Beach Ball Smash Cake

Tasha was a bit worried that Moreaya would be like her Big Sister. You see, Sophia wouldn’t even touch her Smash Cake {a cute, pink Musical Note to match the Rock ‘n Roll theme}. 

I assured her that Miss Moreaya wasn’t shy and and she would dig right in.

Hand in Smash Cake

I was right.

Birthday Girl Smash Cake

She also enjoyed my Goldfish Marshmallow Pops.

Moreaya Goldfish Marshmallow
Moreaya Marshmallow Smile

It was so cute.  Her mouth was FULL of a marshmallow and when she smiled, it all came pouring out.

We struggled with Sophia’s involvement in the Party. She understood it was Moreaya’s Party, but we didn’t want to leave her out too much. She was very excited to get to serve the guests Ice Cream out of her Ice Cream Shop!

Selling Ice Cream

Tutorial for our DIY Cardboard Ice Cream Shop

After the sweets were finished, Moreaya tackled opening presents. Big Sister helped and all Moreaya did was…

Forget Presents, I want more Cake!

Try to find the rest of her Cake!


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

That tee shirt with the smash cake is so cute! Where did you find that?


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Thanks! The shirt came from this Etsy Shop, along with the headband - and the cake was made by a friend!


Saturday 9th of February 2013

I just stopped by from the John Deere post and I totally recognize all the food you served. Love the picture of her smooshing the cake in her mouth.

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Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

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Friday 11th of January 2013

Love the idea of doing a beach party in the middle of winter! Since one of my girls is a Summer baby, maybe I could think about a winter wonderland theme for one year? That would be so cute and so unexpected! :-)


Tuesday 8th of January 2013

Wonderful memories in the making!