Marlo’s 1st Birthday Party

I can’t believe our baby girl is the big ONE! Where did that year go?! It went so super fast! Marlo’s turned 1 last Wednesday on the 21st September, and we had a wee party for her on the Friday. It was super low key, I chose a week day so that it cut out lots of big kids (not that I have a problem with big kids, but we literally just moved house, and yeah..).. and the time 10am so that it was just a little morning tea – perfect! With the help of my Mum, we set up a cute little sweets table and served little sandwiches and sausage rolls as well.


Marlo’s outfit was gifted to us by the lovely Lisa from Owl & Monkey. I chose the colours and Lisa made up the beautiful tutu and bodysuit. Marlo was uber grumpy on the day (think ‘it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to’) of the party, so I didn’t get any styled photos of her in her outfit. But we’ll do a proper wee photo shoot when the weather fines up 😉 Her headband is from Pumpkin Patch.

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Julie from Pop Roc Parties hooked us up with all the prettiest party supplies, which made the table utter perfection (if I do say so myself!). Below is the links and photos of all the goodies we used from Pop Roc Parties. Also – scroll right to the bottom and you’ll find a 20% off discount code for Pop Roc Parties! Woohoo!

Metallic gold foil ONE balloon
Kraft window favour boxes
– I used these as plates for the kids and as takeaway cake boxes.
Mini milk bottles
Gold foil straws
Blush pink & gold foil napkins 
Sprinkle cupcake cases
Scalloped craft stickers
Cardboard cone tray
Scalloped gold foil cups


I used the cupcake cases to hold the coconut ice


The beautiful wall hanging behind the balloon is from Knotting But Love


In the drink dispenser was lemonade and a pineapple and guava mix by Just Juice


I made the cake myself and bought a beautiful customized cake topper from Love From Seventeen, I like that I’ll be able to use it year after year! The cake was a moist chocolate mudcake, with caramel in between the layers, along with swiss meringue butter cream and topped with Whittakers dark chocolate ganache. Yuuuum!  Now, before you think I’m New Zealand’s hottest home baker 😉 I had better point out that we got majorly spoilt… the amazing Bets from Magnolia Kitchen couriered us sweet treats for Miss Marlo! So lucky, right?! We had delicious macarons, marshmallow and coconut ice. No words needed. Other than ‘perfection’. I did however make the vegan meringues, my claim to fame. haha! Save me a job when we eventually make it back to Auckland, Bets 😉

It was such a fun morning, and I was so happy with how the table came together!

Julie has also hooked YOU up! Enter code WITHTHEWHITTAKERS to get 20% off EVERYTHING at Pop Roc Parties! Valid from now (Monday 23 Sept) until Friday 14th October. Yay!

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Marlo’s party and the supplies we used!

J x