Lilah's First Birthday and Birthday Party at The Little Play Cafe


Last week our beautiful little Lilah celebrated her first birthday, and of course we couldn't let the day pass without giving her the love and attention she deserves! The day felt extra special, but also incredibly bittersweet. Lilah is our last baby, so not only was it a celebration of her first year, but also a little farewell to the baby years too.

Lilah's actual birthday fell on a Monday so we hosted a little party the day before. We decided to book The Little Play Cafe as our venue, as our house really isn't big enough to host a lot of guests, and the cafe really had everything we needed (plus great coffee and cakes!). We invited close family and friends, and as the cafe has toys to entertain the little ones and plenty of seats for the adults, it was the perfect little gathering for Lilah.

With the big two at school on the big day itself, it gave Jack and I the opportunity to enjoy the day with just Lilah. We of course did present and card opening in the morning with everyone first though, as there was no chance Indie and Parker were going to leave without helping, and having a play too! We then spent the morning at Christmas Tree Farm - a little petting farm - which was so lovely. We hand fed the sheep and goats, and despite being terrified of the donkeys, Lilah seemed to have fun.

After a Wagamama's lunch and an afternoon nap, we picked up the big two and headed out for hot chocolates and cake. First birthdays mean the first taste of chocolate in our family, and my goodness did Lilah enjoy this little tradition. Although maybe a little bit too much!

We had the loveliest day, and although it wasn't the biggest or fanciest of days, it was perfect for our little Lilah. And although I'm still in denial about our baby girl turning one, I cannot wait to see what the next year brings!

*We received a discount on the hire of The Little Play Cafe in exchange for a mention in this post. However all opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Looks like she had a lovely first birthday!! The Little Play Cafe looks like a perfect venue!

  2. It sounds like she had a lovely day xx


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