My Party: Fionn

My Party: Fionn

Carrie McBride
Mar 4, 2010

Caitriona wrote in to share her daughter's first birthday party as well as how to make a no-sew party bunting: I've become an avid Ohdeedoh reader since my son was born about a year ago, and with all the party decoration inspiration to be found here, I knew I couldn't let his first birthday pass without a colour-tastic celebration!

There was never any question that there wouldn't be bunting, but as I'm not a gifted (or even average) seamstress, I was definitely going for no-sew paper bunting. I couldn't find any ideas online for making the bunting without a sewing machine, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with my own technique involving paper triangles, a hole-punch and string. It worked out really well (even-if-I-do-say-so-myself) and I was so delighted that with the results that I posted a how-to on my photoblog.

As mostly adults attended the birthday party, we went for some grown-up afternoon-tea themed food. Savouries included homemade quiche, Spanish omelette and sandwiches with ham, egg, smoked salmon & cucumber (with the crusts cut off, of course!). And for the sweet-toothed I made apricot & date scones which were served with cream & jam. I also made rice crispy cakes, cupcakes (which I decorated with dayglo orange, blue and green icing to match the party decorations) and not forgetting the all-important birthday cake!

The cake itself was orange - flavoured and coloured – made from a delicious Nigel Slater recipe I found online. I decorated it with blue-green butter icing and blue, orange and green smarties. It was described by some party attendees as an Oompa Loompa cake – which I am quite delighted to take as a compliment!

Thanks, Caitriona!

We love a good party! We just put together a new "My Party" Submission Form. If you'd like to share the good ideas and photos from your child's celebration with the Ohdeedoh community please submit through the form found right here.
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