Manning's First Festival

How on earth are we celebrating one journey around the sun with our baby bear already?

Manning's first year has been a magical (partly delirious from lack of sleep) ride, full of overseas adventures, learning, laughs, cheekiness, chasing and cuddles. His sensitive little soul and heart of gold make him pure happiness to be around. 

We celebrated his special day with a backyard, Sunday afternoon festival. The day was spent with family and friends, full of love and laughter. 

 

VIDEO

You can find a sweet little first birthday video here 'One year squeezed into one minute' 

 

Manning enjoying a blueberry 

Manning enjoying a blueberry 

Crawling through the backyard before guests arrived to party with him 

Crawling through the backyard before guests arrived to party with him 

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I hired rugs to cover our concrete 'basketball court' (I married an Italian) 

I hired rugs to cover our concrete 'basketball court' (I married an Italian) 

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Manning searching for Mia... 

Manning searching for Mia... 

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DISCLOSURE

*It was too windy to actually light Manning's candle (fail) but we sang and enjoyed the day.

**Manning is yet to eat cake.

 

DETAILS 

Entertainment  http://www.geelongentertainment.com.au/

Catering https://www.thatplacepatisserie.com/

Platter @kahweeej (instagram)

Cake https://www.cheesecake.com.au/ 

 Rugs https://www.onebigdayeventhire.com.au/

Umbrella https://sundaysupply.co/

Flowers https://www.charlieandcoflowers.com.au/

Cookies https://www.littlebiskut.com.au

I found the balloons on ebay and I googled 'how to create a balloon garland' it was surprisingly easy. 

Rhianna and Maples dresses https://arnhem.co/

Good times - you can't buy those...

Rhianna Bruscella