Our baby girl turned one on Friday (June 10) and we threw her a big backyard bash at my parent’s home on Saturday and it was just perfect. Not because of the decor, or the weather (that thankfully held up after showing rain all week), but because it was a beautiful thing to see how loved our Grace is by our friends and family. Watching your people love on your child is truly so special. Not having a baby shower and many people having not met Grace due to lockdown after lockdown…this was a long awaited celebration. It felt amazing to gather with family and friends to celebrate our biggest blessing. Being parents comes with so much joy and also so much responsibility. It is the hardest, most rewarding type of work and holding those two things at once is such a unique experience. It is also the highest honour to raise this baby girl with my husband.

What a year it has been! The Lord has given me strength and energy, a wonderful village surrounding us and praying over us and it has made motherhood so sweet. This day was a celebration of all the goodness and grace in our lives, for our daughter, for our people and for us as parents, one year in. A year of blooming, with Grace, for all! Sharing more of our wonderful celebration and memories below…

Vendors & Details:

Balloon, Back Drop & Gracie’s Daisie’s Arch Shelf: Decor & Fiesta

Flowers: Canadiana Flowers

Cake, Donuts, Cookie Giveaways & Macarons: Bees Party Box

Party Supplies (plates, cups etc.): Pretty Day

Charcuterie Board: Polly & Co. Catering

Mini Daisy Pool: Indigo

Glitter Beach Balls: Amazon

Spandex White Table Cloth Covers: Amazon

Table Runner: Amazon

My First Year Sign: Etsy (similar here)

Party Hat: Etsy

Burlap Daisy Happy Birthday Banner: Amazon

Daisy Sunglasses: Amazon (diy: glued letter beads for names)

Cake Topper: Etsy

Grace’s Pink Dress: Amazon

Grace’s Flower Crown: Etsy

Grace’s Yellow Dress: ZARA

Grace’s Daisy Clip: Etsy

Daisy Maxi Dress: Free People

Daisy Stud Earrings: Madewell

Boho Hat: Lack of Color