Last Wednesday was my nephew’s first birthday, but my brother and his wife decided to celebrate it last Saturday. I didn’t have much to contribute by way of crafty stuff, but I did make a smashing, inexpensive no-bake blueberry cheesecake — a feat, especially the inexpensive part, considering the fact blueberries are expensive and rare in this country The secret? Rehydrated raisins heated in blueberry jam. Haha, no one could tell the difference. Or maybe, blueberries being rare around here, no one knew the difference. Well, whatever the case, it was a hit. So much so I only had a few bites and before I knew it everyone had packed a slice to take home.
I also filled out the invitations to the party, and added an extra touch to the envelopes to personalize them for The Nephew:
My handwriting was more atrocious than normal, so I decided to just print and cut out the invitation details.
For the envelopes:
I just photoshopped my nephew’s photo into a stock image of a stamp. It’s much cuter in color:
The house looked like a shrine to Elmo.
My sister-in-law bought Sesame Street toys/figurines and made them cake toppers for the birthday cake — Elmo and his friends standing in a field of grass and flowers. They were a bit heavy though, so by the time the party was in full swing, Elmo and friends looked like they were going through a field of chest-high weeds.
But all in all the party was a success and everyone had fun 🙂