We celebrated Eliana’s first birthday a few days in advance, on Saturday, and we had such a fun time! Admittedly, it was a lot of work putting together all the decor and food for this party and it involved more than a few people to make it happen. In the end, we were so happy with the results and even though Eliana herself won’t remember all this, she’ll certainly have lots of photographs to “remember” it by! This is a huge milestone for us and having a one year old now is something I never take for granted.

She is a rainbow baby so naturally, I wanted to do a rainbow theme for her. However, since her birth, I’ve also been a tad bit obsessed with unicorns for her. Unicorns and rainbows go together and I settled with the theme of unicorns, rainbows, and clouds. I loved it! Party colors were pink, lavender, blue/teal, and gold.

Before we move on to the photos, I wanted to give a special shout out and thanks to everyone who played a role, big or small, in making my vision for this party come true. I couldn’t have possibly finished everything on time if it weren’t for you guys, so thank you! My sisters and their partners actually pulled almost an all nighter in order to finish their projects for this party. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Eliana has the bestest aunties and uncles ever! Thank you guys for loving on her so much!

And now, without further ado, onto the images.

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Photography: Kathy Lui Photography (myself)
Balloon garland: Little Rose Party Company
Cupcakes, macarons, cookies: Noms By Mon
Unicorn cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop
Cake pops: My sister Jennifer and her partner Jeff
Small white cake for Eliana: My sister Cecilia

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These last few weeks in our household have been busy with feeding, diaper changing, laughing, sleepless nights, and best of all, lots of snuggling. In short, super duper busy, but it’s the best kind of busy to be, and our hearts are very full. Our family of three has now become a family of four with the arrival of baby sister Eliana on August 16th! Those of you who follow our journey on social media know about the heartbreak we had to endure last year with our son Evan’s passing and what this all means to us. Eliana is our special rainbow baby. We are so grateful for the precious gift of our girl. We love you, little Eliana.

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