Our twins are one! A first birthday tea party

first birthday tea party

The twins are one! I’m still not sure how that happened? To celebrate the occasion, we had a small first birthday tea party. There were plenty of sweet treats and the bubbly flowed freely. Unlike my tears, I didn’t shed a single one. Got to say, I thought I’d be a blubbering mess.

The photos from the twin’s first birthday tea party were so pretty that I had to share! first birthday tea party

By our standards it was all very low key. I made the bunting and ‘1’ birthday banner using doilies my Mum and Nan sent me. The table was decorated with a beautiful vase of flowers, tea cups with small blooms and more doilies.first birthday tea partyfirst birthday tea party

The food

We ate cupcakes (ok, the kids ate them all), heart shaper shortbread, mini meringues, marshmallows and fruit cups. There were savoury goodies too, but they never made it as far as the table! For the first time EVER, I had the cake made. It was just one less thing to worry about. The cake looked gorgeous and was delicious. Is it weird to say I almost wish, in hindsight, that I’d made it? Maybe that’s some weird mum guilt thing.

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We’d hoped to have a garden tea party. Unfortunately we woke on the morning of the party and it was pouring with rain. The garden party became an indoor soiree. Late on the night before the party I decided to make little birthday rompers for the girls to wear. Despite the cool weather, after my late night sewing session, I was determined the girls would wear the rompers! So, on went some tights.

first birthday tea partyfirst birthday tea partyI got out the tea trolley for the party drinks. It had pots of tea, tea cups and lots of bubbly. I don’t think a single cup of tea was drunk. It was a different story with the bubbly!

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There were 13 children at the party, 11 boys! Yes, that means the birthday girls were the only girls.  Perhaps a first birthday tea party wasn’t the best theme. But surely first birthday parties are about the grown ups anyway?

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The details

Cake by Rosie at Rosie Cakes.
Flowers from Flowers from the Garden.
Cupcake case and other ‘party’ supplies from The Party Parlour. The service was amazing!
Beautiful photos taken by Bron from The Frippery. There’s even more here.

How do you celebrate first birthdays at your place?

Linking up with Kylie for IBOT

9 thoughts on “Our twins are one! A first birthday tea party

  1. It looks like you had an absolutely fabulous day!!! So glad to see you all looking happy. Now, make sure you drop a brick on each of the girl’s heads so they STOP GROWING!!!
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