Alessa in the morning of her first birthday. She was amazed by all the Hello Kittys hanging around her home!
As I’ve mentioned before here, my mom designs party tables at our hometown. Of course she was in the city for her granddaughter’s first birthday, sho she helped me put up all the scenery and prepare the yummy food.
We moved all the furniture from our living room and dining room, and created the party area there. I rented all these toys to create the playground for the kids.
Everything was made by us. The goodies included hello kitty shaped cookies, rice crispies treats, cupcakes, mini yogurt parfaits, mini rolled up sandwiches for the kiddos, mexican spicy candy, even hello kitty shaped jicamas!
The party was originally going to be Owl themed. But since Alessa was 9 months old she discovered Hello Kitty, called her name and pointed every Hello Kitty she ever found with such an excitement, that I decided to hold the Owls for the next birthday and throw her a Hello Kitty galore party, so that she would enjoy it. And it was such a success. She couldn’t be happier.
Alessa had so much fun, she kept doing the #1 finger when she was asked how old she was? (I had rehearsed this with her for about 4 months haha). She ate her first cupcake and was fascinated by the sugar and flour, of course. She even said “cupcake” for the first time (ca-key ca-key) pointing to where the cupcakes were asking for more.
She played non stop with the other kids. It seemed as if she knew it was her party.
We all enjoyed her birthday party so much. It was such a wonderful day. Just close friends with their kids. They were like 8 kids total, but I surely couldn’t snap a photo of all of them together. It is hard when they are babies and toddlers running around the place.
I know she might not remember all that we did to celebrate her first birthday, but I still wanted to make her a small party to treasure in my memory forever. I can’t believe it has been a year already since I gave birth to this little munchkin. This party was the perfect way to finish up a first year of so much happiness and joy. Can’t wait to see what the journey of the next year will bring.