A month after Joshua’s birthday party at The Polliwogs (see post HERE), his sister Danielle celebrated her 1st birthday. The party was held in a function room at her home. Danielle’s mother, Elizabeth, had worked till the wee hours of the morning making and putting together decorations for the party.
The party was a cosy, simple affair with the children having a swim or playing in the playground first before coming indoors for dinner. Once indoors, much of the children’s energies was focused on a ball pit. My daughter Beth was no different and immediately jumped into the ball pit which had all her favourite elements – a bouncy castle, slide and balls all rolled into one.
Danielle, having just turned 1 year old, stayed away from the ball pit but some adults had fun goofing around with their kids in the pit. Sculptured balloons were made for each child by Wendy, a talented friend of Joshua’s parents. Wendy is the mother of Becky, Kaitlyn and Alex whom I have also photographed (e.g. see Alex, Kaitlyn, and Becky). The girls mainly requested for balloon butterfly wings and tiaras/crowns while the boys requested for swords.
The kids were having so much fun that it proved a challenge getting them to sit down for dinner. But once they did, most children could not wait for the gorgeous fondant birthday cake and pretty cupcakes for dessert.
Special thanks to Peter and Elizabeth for having me cover Joshua and Danielle’s birthday parties last year!