Duke turned one.
One. Whole. Year – already.
Maybe it’s because he is our last baby, maybe it’s because it has been such a busy year, maybe it’s because that’s just what time does … but it has flown. The twelve months since I got this ridiculous phone call from my mum simply zipped by in the blink of an eye:
Anyway, Duke is one so that means it’s time for a party. The last ‘first party’ for us.
The original Hawylie party …
Nearly five years ago, our first born son, Cael, turned one. We celebrated the occasion with a Hawylie Party (Hawaiian Party meets our surname – Wylie. You know it’s clever) and it was a blast.
There’s something about the colour, the props, the cocktails … that make Hawaiian themed parties uber-festive.
Here’s a few pics from Cael’s original Hawylie Party:
Hawylie revisited …
Since our new home has about a million palm trees, we thought “It’s been five years, surely we can bust out those props again for another backyard party?”
… then it rained.
The luau was a washout. Our plans for a pool party were canned and we took things indoors. Here’s how it looked:
The cake …
I ripped this pineapple trim idea off my mate Skye from SummaSkye – she is full of ’em. Clearly my layer-evenness (totes a word) needs some practise – I did better at Ivy’s party (instructions on how I made Ivy’s layer cake are here) – but it tasted great!
Tacky plastic party prop game: Strong
The eats …
Simple, sugary fare was on offer. It might have rotted our teeth, but it sure looked purrrrrty.
So that was it – the last ever ‘first birthday’ for our clan.
Duke is such a great human, it’s been one hell of a year. While I’ll certainly miss all of the babyness that is already ebbing away before my eyes, he’s offering up more and more magic everyday. This kid is going places, I’m gonna hold on tight and hang on for the ride.
How did you celebrate your little ones turning one?