Edie’s Royal Wedding First Birthday Party Plans

On Sunday we are having a garden party for Edie’s first birthday

There will be around 20 adults, 14 children and 4 babies

We will be having a vintage British buffet

Cream tea

Games on the lawn

And a great British music playlist

All for our littlest rainbow

I am really looking forward to it

But at the moment the whole afternoon

Is just a vision in my head

I need to write it all down

So that my awesome husband

Family and friends can help to make my dreams for Edie

Come true

As they always do

Because they are all rather super

As I am busy scribbling multiple To Do Lists

I thought it would be good to also to formulate a plan here

I think it helps me to have a better understanding

Of what I am trying to achieve

We have had lots of garden parties over the last five years

And this will be our last baby party

So I want to get it right

Before our baby days are well and truly behind us

Edie is not even really a baby herself anymore

She is firmly asserting herself here

As one of the big kids gang!

I digress

The party planning so far

The party starts at 12 midday

The music will be playing

The flags will be flying

We have some beautiful union jack bunting from My Sister Mabel

In honour of the royal wedding

bunting

But we will also be flying our rainbow flags

And Matilda Mae bunting too

We have a patio at the back of the house

Where we will put benches and seats

Next to the patio there is a raised platform

Where we will have a play area

This will include a sand pit, a sand table

Our water wall and a water table

On the lawn there will be garden games

Including giant Jenga, Connect 4

Pick up Sticks, Boules and Snakes and Ladders

We are also planning some team games

Including cricket, football penalty shoot outs

And some Sports Day style races

We are hoping to have a maypole

So that the children can have a try at maypole dancing

In the playroom we will have a craft table

Here the children will be able to make and decorate

Crowns, swords, shields and wands

There will also be some royal wedding colouring

We will be having a Get Me To The Church on Time

Treasure hunt

With a Union Jack puzzle twist for the older children

There will be a castle building block play challenge

Some flower girl / bridal bouquet water play

A baby book corner with a London / Love theme

A car mat with London landmark blocks and London vehicles

A royal wedding themed treasure box

A bubble play station

We are not doing anything to messy

As everyone will be in their party best

But I am hoping that there will be enough for people

To relax and play with their little ones

For party favours I have gone with traditional toys

And bought each child a rainbow shaker and wooden spinning top

They will also be able to take home all the crafts that they make

The food!

I am going with a vintage traditional British buffet

There will be pork pies, scotch eggs, vol au vents and sausage rolls

There will be cucumber sandwiches, a few ham and cheese, on white bread

There will sausages on sticks

Cheese and pineapple on sticks

Crudities and dip

After the savoury there will be cream tea

Scones, jam and clotted cream

There will also be jam tarts

And little plain cupcakes for the children to ice in red, white and blue

Edie is not having a birthday cake as such

But there will be Pavlova and a Victoria sponge

We will be serving Pimms with all the trimmings

Alongside soft drinks, coffee and tea

I have lots of confetti balloons

Some other pretty party decorations and

And some very pretty Union Jack cups and plates

They have a hint of pink

Along with the red, white and blue

I really really like them

pretty union jacks

People will walk into the party

Through Baby Tilda’s garden

Which is looking very pretty at the moment

And will be adorned with windmills

And some super new sensory mirrors

For the occasion

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I think if we pull it off

We will give Edie a first birthday to remember

And have a gentle relaxing afternoon

Of conversation and play

With our closest family and friends

Hmmmmm I feel like I have forgotten something?

How does this party sound to you?

I do so hope it will be alright

3 sleeps to go

And SO much to do!

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