Olivers Birthday Party

You may have seen a few weeks ago that my son, Oliver, had his first birthday! I can’t believe he’s now over a year old, where does the time go?! The day after his birthday we held a little birthday party for him and we invited some close friends and family. We had such a lovely day so I wanted to share some photos with you all.

All of these photos were taken by Vicky, my wonderful (very soon to be) sister-in-law. Vicky is so talented so you should definitely check her out here.

I knew from the word go that I wanted to get a Gruffalo cake for Olivers party. This is mainly because I’ve just discovered The Gruffalo myself (I know right it’s crazy!), and I love him so much! Oliver did get a little hyper after trying his cake as it’s nearly pure chocolate.. That was a mistake on my behalf! We bought the cake from Tesco.

Oliver was rather spoilt on the day and he loved all of the attention he got. He didn’t have a nap for the whole party and when it reached his bedtime he didn’t want to go down! I guess the nearly pure chocolate cake didn’t help either! In the end he stayed up for another 2 hours.. But he did have a lie in the next morning which we were grateful for!


I promise you, although in this photo Oliver looks grumpy, he was happy most of the time! It’s quite hard to get a baby to smile to a camera on a timer!

I’ll take this moment to say thank you so much to all my friends and family who came to Oliver’s birthday party. It means the world to us. He loves all of the presents he received and loved spending the day with you! We couldn’t ask for better friends and family. I also want to say a huge thank you again to everyone who wished Oliver a happy birthday. We were overwhelmed with the amount of well wishes he received.





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  1. 03/08/2017 / 6:50 pm

    That cake is adorable! Looks like Oliver had a wonderful first birthday!

  2. 03/08/2017 / 6:52 pm

    OMG so much cuteness in a single post. I can’t handle it. Oliver looks like he had a fantastic birthday! xx

  3. 03/08/2017 / 8:02 pm

    Happy first birthday beautiful boy!!’ Looks like you all had a wonderful day and that cake looks lush xx

  4. 03/08/2017 / 9:19 pm

    Aw Happy Birthday Oliver. Looks like a fantastic day, that Gruffalo cake looks so tasty!

  5. 04/08/2017 / 2:15 pm

    That cake is amazing! Glad everyone had a great time

  6. 05/08/2017 / 10:42 am

    It goes by so quickly doesn’t it? We got that cake for my daughters birthday last year as they’d looked at the Gruffalo in class! And you’ll never get a baby to smile when you want them to in a picture! Looks like he had a wonderful day! 🙂

  7. 05/08/2017 / 11:30 am

    Aww bless him. He’s only a few weeks behind my little one. Happy birthday lovely boy!

  8. 07/08/2017 / 10:27 am

    Happy Birthday Oliver! I can’t believe he is one!!
    I love the Gruffalo cake, its so cute, and I bet it was really tasty!
    Ha, I definitely know how impossible it is getting a baby to smile on camera1
    Hels xx

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