A couple weekends ago we celebrated Lula’s first birthday. If you’ve seen her party invitation you already know that the theme was “Fete Foraine” inspired by Le Parc de la Tete d’Or a gorgeous park in my hometown. We couldn’t have hoped for a better weather and were so glad almost all of our friends could be here with us to celebrate and my parents too!
I had fun making the paper decors: swan, ferris wheel, cotton candy machine,pinwheels, garlands, little train and ice-cream stand. The napkins, glasses, tablecloths, plates were from Meri Meri and the party hats from Oh Joy for Target collection. Our friend Thibault made 30 delicious belgian waffles (thank you again so so much, they were a hit!) and my mum brought from France a lot of sweets: cherry lollipops, dragés, biscuit rose de reims, roudoudou…. we also had pop corn, Sugar & Spun cotton candy, cupcakes from Mission Minis, Dynamo donuts and Anthony’s cookies (thank you Maria and Jason! my favorite cookies in SF). Ouahh so much food and I didn’t even find the time to eat, I was so busy running everywhere…but I caught up the day after with the left overs!
I hope you enjoy looking at these beautiful photos taken by amazing photographer Priscilla Gragg! Merci Priscilla!
Sorry for the amount of photos, I couldn’t choose! (and even more to come)
Of course she went for the donut!
Where is Milo?! haha
Lula wore 2 different outfits! She started with a super fun tutu from Australian company Rock your baby. And then she wore a Jacadi dress and Freshly Picked moccasins. Her pom pom felt crown is from Hiho batik.
This is the party favors the kids left with: delicious cotton candy from Sugar & Spun, Ice cream cone bubble maker and beach toys to make sand ice-cream from Party City!
We had a super fun day and our friends spoiled her with wonderful gifts. Thank you all so much for coming!
Aren’t these super fun for a mother daughter style? Can’t wait to receive them!
We were celebrating Lula’s first birthday last sunday, the 17th. I can’t believe this little girl is already one. My parents went back to France, they came at the exact same time last year. I remember last summer like it was yesterday, when we were so impatient and excited to meet her. And here she is, one! Time really flies and we enjoy every minute of it. It’s been a really really good year, so full of joy. I’ll post more photos of her birthday soon.
Happy friday! We are celebrating on Instagram with a super fun giveaway: a paper bunny kit from my shop and a cloudy blanket by my friend at Happy French Grang.
Follow me on Instagram to participate and get a chance to win these cute items! Perfect for a kid room decor.
This was my favorite part of the road trip. I was much more impressed by Sedona than Grand Canyon. Less touristy and those colors! Just magnificent! Unfortunately there was a big fire in Oak Creek Canyon in may, so most of the trails we are closed for safety. But it was still a nice drive to Sedona and with the heat, we couldn’t have hiked too far with Lula in the carrier anyway.
That afternoon was cloudy and stormy and I love the atmosphere it created. The sky and shadows from the clouds on the rocks made it even more impressive.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross built into the red rock cliffs is spectacular and the view from it is amazing.
Another cute beaded bracelet my mum got for Lula at the indian reserve.
Lula has been adorable during our road trip with my parents. We drove for so many hours, we are very lucky she loves being in the car seat. She napped and played, read books with my mum and admired Arizona’s magical landscape.
That time when in my mum’s arms she grabbed my dad to give him a big hug while I tried to take a picture of them three.
Her new little bracelet we got at an indian reserve. I put in on her when she was asleep in the car, when she woke up and saw it she was so happy! She kept smiling and touching it. I think she’s gonna like jewelry as much as I do!
Mandatory stop on the road near Flagstaff, playing indian in the tepee.
My parents came to visit these first couple weeks of august so instead of staying in San Francisco which they know well already, we planned a little road trip from LA to Arizona for 8 days. It was really fun, last time they saw Lula she was about 5 months old. Even if we Skype at least once a week and send many photos and videos, I was so happy for them to finally see her crawling, talking, waving, standing up….seeing all the new things she does and how a happy and funny little girl she is!
The first day of our trip was in LA, mandatory stop at Santa Monica’s ferris wheel as Lula’s birthday invitation I made represent her in the ferris wheel. So my dad, Lula and I went for a little ride. That was her first time and she looooved it. Standing on her tippy toes, she was so curious and wanted to see everything. The view and the light were beautiful!
Precious moment with my baby girl yesterday at the carousel. She loves to cuddle.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Lula turns 1 on august 17th! This is so soon, I can’t believe it! Here is the little invitation I sent to her friends via Instagram. The theme will be “fete foraine” which means amusement park. It is inspired by the well-known Parc de la tete d’or in my hometown Lyon in France. I used to go a lot and brought Lula for the first time last february when she was just 5 months old. I can’t wait to go during our trip to France in september. Cotton candy, swans, swing, duck fishing game… a lot of fun activities, I can’t wait to celebrate my baby girl’s first birthday!
(Video editing by Dave Shortt)