The first birthday of a child is the most wonderful holiday in the life of parents. At least in my case. Only by the year of my daughter did I feel like my mother, relaxed a little and started to enjoy myself.
I wanted to get creative with this event. Make a lot of beautiful photos and videos. And let them be removed on a regular soap box, but how nice it will be to consider them after a couple of decades.
Two weeks before the momentous event, I began to decorate the apartment. I made various garlands, pom-poms from gorph paper, built a train with 12 photos of my daughter from 0 to 1 year.
I chose the wall with the most ugly and naked wall. 12 carriages perfectly closed the unpleasant wallpaper and became the perfect background for a photo with the birthday girl.
At 12 months, the child still understands the meaning of homemade feasts. For the most part, one year old baby is a holiday for parents. And what a holiday without fun contests? I picked up a couple of contests that I liked.
Contest the first fairy tales-shifters. Its meaning was that I offered guests the names of well-known fairy tales turned upside down, and guests had to guess its original name. For example, I called the frog-traveler the fairy-tale housewife and the Princess and the Pea the Prince on the pumpkin.
Then there was a competition to determine the weight of the child. Each guest picked up a birthday girl and tried to guess the exact weight of the baby. The one who was closest to the real weight won.
The winners received small symbolic prizes and were very pleased.
I also asked everyone present to write a letter to the birthday girl on her 18th birthday. This was not an easy task. Not all guests had an idea of what to write to a matured baby in the distant future.
I had to explain for a long time that the letters should carry information from the present. To be as sincere and humorous as possible. I asked to imagine what the guests themselves would like to read in such letters from their relatives and friends.
All letters were packed in an envelope and sealed. Now these messages will be delivered to the birthday girl on the day of her 18th birthday.
I also decided to bake the cake myself. And not only bake, but also decorate with mastic. I dealt with mastic for the first time. No, I tried to make a little bit of mastic a few days before this wonderful event. It was important for me to understand the technology of making this confectionery decoration and to understand its taste.
The cake was complicated. It consisted of two different biscuits – vanilla and chocolate. Cream I did smetanny inside and oil outside. It turns out under the mastic be sure to use oil cream. Smetan can easily eat mastic from the inside.
It was not as difficult as I thought. The most important part was waiting for me during the transfer of the rolled mastic to the prepared cake. Only on the second attempt, I managed, without damaging a thin layer of mastic, to beautifully place it on the oiled biscuits.
I was very pleased with the celebration of the baby’s one year old. After 2 weeks it was a pity to remove jewelry from the walls of the apartment. But the time has come for the New Year holidays and the theme of the jewelry was supposed to change.
How did you celebrate the first birthday of your child?