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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Suzan Mayumi Turner. I'm a happy stay at home (expat) mom who does photography and theatre every time I get a chance. Here you'll find some glimpses of my life (now in Spain), my art, and my work. Feel free to drop me a line or two. I'd love to hear from you and make new friends!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Safari Party for His 1st Birthday!

Yesterday we celebrated my baby's first birthday (his actual birthday is tomorrow though). What a fun party we had. Safari was the theme and I made all the decorations for the party plus the food. Also I made the cake. My first fondant cake! What an experience that was! A lot of work but so worth it. Everybody seemed to like it and my lil boy had a piece and looooove it!
Many friends came and we were very happy! Nicholas loved playing with the other kids and opening all his gifts!
The party was perfect! Simple but cute and fun!!!! We recorded everybody saying something for Nicholas so when his older he can watch it!

Here are some of pics of the day!

PS: Some pics I took and some a friend of mine. Since I knew it'd be hard to enjoy the party with my baby and take photos at the same time, I asked my friend to take some for me. Gracias Andrea! Also, thanks for the help with the food! You and Gina were very helpful!

The Sweet Table!

My first fondant cake! Safari Theme!

Playing with Dina!

Some love from a cute Española!

Keith giving a wonderful speech that made me cry!

My beautiful family!

Singing Happy Birthday! We sang in 3 languages!

Time to open the gifts!

A lil help from his buddy!

Ontem Tivemos uma festinha pro niver do meu filho! O tema foi safari! Eu fiz tudo desde a decoracao ate o bolo e os docinhos. O bolo foi meu primeiro de fondant (pasta americana). Deu trabalho mas valeu a pena! Todos gostaram e meu bebe adorou!!!!

Varios amigos vieram! Nicholas adorou brincar com as criancas e principalmente abrir os presentes!

A festinha foi perfeita! Simples, mas bem charmosa e divertida! Gravamos a todos dizendo algumas palavrinhas pra quando o Nicholas estiver maior poder assistir!

Algumas fotos eu tirei algumas uma amiga!


  1. What an awesome party! Happy Birthday, Nicholas from Grandma and Grandpa, too :-)

    And Suzan, you should be a party planner along with photographer--everything looks amazing!

  2. Happy Birthday Nicholas!
    Looks like it was a great party. I hope to get to see you if you get the opportunity to get back to Ohio. Love Great Uncle Mark

  3. Thanks Grandma/pa and Great Uncle Mark! Nicholas is coming to Ohio soon!!!!!
    And Mom T. thanks! I had a lot of fun planning it!