I often look at amazing kids birthday parties on sites like Apartment Therapy and wish I could do something similar. But then I think who has time for that much preparation? Plus, that much work for a one-year-old’s party? I think not! One day I will create a party for my children that has envy-worthy photographs and is re-blogged everywhere but not this year!
We did present opening and balloons in the morning. Of course Kiran was much more interested in the balloons than the presents. Maya was thrilled to have some new toys to open though (I have been saving these since I bought them many months ago and as discussed previously, I will be aiming to give a lot less in upcoming birthdays and Christmases).
He’s crying because his balloon popped!
The presents – Melissa & Doug latches board / Hape geometric sorter /Plan Toys cone sorter / Chicken & eggs pull along toy / Books: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt; Zzzzz: A Book of Sleep; When I Was Born.
Although I said that the kids already have too many toys and I’m still planning on not buying any more for a while (probably just one per birthday in future), I must say all of these were a big hit. Particularly the latches board – I think I have a couple of future lock pickers on my hands!
I planned on ordering a rainbow cake for Kiran but the stupid bakery would only sell me slices, not a whole cake. So I left the cake ordering up to Made and ended up with a pink cake. Men – useless! No, I couldn’t have made one as we have no oven. Ovens are like the pinnacle of expat envy in Bali. I did however make rainbow jelly, rainbow fruit salad and rainbow (kinda) pasta salad.
We went over to our other house to eat and celebrate as it is currently empty and much nicer and has a big garden for the kids to run around in etc. Unfortunately the heavens opened about half an hour after we arrived and we had to retreat inside. Looking forward to spending more time here when the long term tenant’s contract expires.
I wanted a picture of Kiran eating his cake but he really wasn’t interested and just stuck the tip of his finger in. He was happy for me to feed it to him though
Made and Duta provide the evening’s entertainment.
So now I have a two-year-old and a one-year-old and I think I’m still a little in denial about that. My little baby is growing up – *sniff*!