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A Special Blessing Day

I’m really excited to share this party I held for my daughter’s blessing.

My daughter is my first child, but she was not my first pregnancy.  The pregnancy I had with her was also difficult from week 7 right until the very end.

But, after all the heartache, we were blessed with a gorgeous little girl who has made us forget about all the pain and problems.  It is therefore only right that we give thanks and celebrate the life that she has given us.

We had her blessed at our local church, and asked 3 wonderful people to be godparents.

We then celebrated back at our home with a small party lunch.

I know I’m biased, but she is pretty adorable isn’t she!  That smile is usually on her face 99% of the day…any day.

True to the Blessing fashion, I bought her an adorable white dress with little white shoes and added a touch of colour in her hair with a clip.

Party Invitations: Step 4 of the Party Planning Checklist

I wanted her party invitations to be simple but also reflecting the theme of her blessing.

I found these gorgeous invites through Paper Divas that were perfect for a blessing.  I found many invites had Christening, Baptism or Dedication written on them, but this one allowed me to personalize to say Blessing and also to personalize with some photos taken when she was a newborn.

Paper Divas also provide matching thank you cards which suited us perfectly.

I wanted to have a keepsake for her, something that she could have for the future, and I found this gorgeous writable teddy, which was perfect.

We asked everyone to sign it with a message for her.

This will be a wonderful gift for her to read when she is older, and all girls love teddies no matter what their age!

When I was pregnant I knew I was having a girl, but I didn’t tell anyone.

One of the reasons was because I didn’t want a whole load of ‘pink’ things.  I kept saying….” I am not a pink girl”.  But….now that she is here, I LOVE pink!!!

Party Decorations: Step 5 of the party planning checklist

For this party, I wanted to keep the decorations very simple and I wanted everything to be very soft, to represent the tiny bundle of joy that we had.

So …my colour choice….was pink!

 

We were sticking to a tight budget, so our decorations were mainly pink helium balloons and I added a couple of extra white ones with crosses on.

They brightened up an otherwise dull patio and looked amazing.

I also found two large over-sized martini glasses and with some pink sand in the bottom and a candle on top, these made beautiful table pieces.

I put white table clothes over everything with some simple pink ribbon to add a splash of colour.

And of course I had to include pretty pink plates and napkins.

A few outdoor fairy white lights and the decorations were complete.  Simple yet effective!

Party Activities: Step 6 of the party planning checklist

This party illustrates perfectly what I mean when I say to incorporate party activities.  It is purely something to keep people occupied.

For this party, the people we needed to keep occupied were the ‘little people’ and as for the rest of us, our entertainment was watching them!

I used two main ideas, a ball pit and bubbles.

Both provide hours of amusement, for little cost.

The pictures speak for themselves!

Party Food & Drink: Step 7 of the party planning checklist

The party was being held immediately after the church service so we didn’t have a lot of time to prepare food before the party.

We kept things simple and mainly provided finger food consisting of home-made sausage rolls, and pastries.

To ensure our guests didn’t go hungry we pre-ordered some Subway which was ready to pick up immediately after the church service.  This worked perfectly.

For the sweet treats, we purchased some lovely cookies from Karen’s Cookie Jar and I made some butterfly cupcakes (in pink cup cases of course!).

We supplied all the drinks consisting of white, & red wine, sparkling white plus some juice and soft drink.

At all children’s celebration parties, you have to have a cake!

This is where we did splash out a little, but it was worth it.

We went to the same supplier (Heidleberg) that made our wedding cake and we were not disappointed.

It was chocberry (Moist dark chocolate sponge filled with layers of fresh cream chocolate mousse and a layer of pureed fresh strawberries in the centre).

The doves and cross were made out of white chocolate and finished off a simple yet stylish look.  They also complimented our invitations.

Everyone commented about how great the cake was, it was just absolutely melt in the mouth.

It was also the party girl’s first taste of cake, and if you are going to taste cake for the first time…..you might as well go with the best!

I think it is very safe to say that she enjoyed every mouthful!

This was a special day for a very special little girl.

We count our blessing’s every day that we have her, and I am delighted to be able to share this special occasion with you.

Vendors & Credits:

Photography: Big Day Creative (selected photos)

Cake: Heidelberg 

Cookies: Karen’s Cookie Jar

Thanks for reading

Catherine

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8 Responses to A Special Blessing Day

  1. Words Of Deliciousness October 19, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Looks like it was a wonderful party. Your little girl is gorgeous. I saw your discussion on BC and thought I would pop over. Great blog.

    • cath October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks Dawn. I think she is pretty gorgeous too, but I know that I am biased in that regard ;0) She certainly brings a whole new meaning to enjoying life!

  2. hindi movies October 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    nice . I love all pictures . so nice

    • cath October 26, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      Thanks ;0)

  3. Columba Lisa Smith October 26, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    Congratulations! Your little girl is absolutely beautiful, and what a joy that she has blessed your lives following a difficult pregnancy! The party looks amazing. You’re very gifted!
    Thanks for friending me on Bloggers.com!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

    • cath October 26, 2012 at 8:20 am #

      Thanks Lisa. It was certainly a very special day for all of us. Pregnancy is not always the “amazing feeling” that you often hear about, but our daughter makes up for it all! This was the first of many parties I plan on holding for her ;0) Thanks for your visit!!

  4. Amanda November 10, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    The party seems lovely i bet your cute little girl had fun…

    • cath November 10, 2012 at 9:08 am #

      Thanks Amanda. She had an absolute ball…she was only 9 months at that time, but already loved being the center of attention!

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