Before I get into the party, let me just say how impressed I am with Jennifer. She truly is the mother of all mothers, and has given this baby the most incredible first year of life.
Not because she's wealthy, or anything physical she's provided him, but because of all the endless love and attention she gives her son. From home-made/organic everything, to daily exercise and sun shine, I hope to be even half the mother Jennifer is to Niko. I know that may sound stupid and some of you may be rolling your eyes thinking "thats what a mother should do, that's nothing special," but you have to see her with him, the woman she's become since he's been born. It makes me believe in true love, and it makes me realize that motherhood is the most precious treasure in the World.
Ok, back to Niko's first birthday!
The party was carnival themed, and no detail was left out!! There was a real train ride, a carnival tent with performers, a build a bear station, a photo booth, and all sorts of carnival yummies (hot dogs, pop corn, hamburgers, funnel cakes, french fries, fresh juice stand...).
No detail was left out- and the desert station, to-die-for. Believe it or not, Jennifer planned the entire party herself, without a party planner, finding almost every vendor on Instagram.
The entrance to the party was spectacular. First, at valet (yes, there was valet at a 1 year olds party--awesome!), you were greeted by balloons and a carnival check in desk. Then, to actually get to the party, you had to walk through a giant rainbow of balloons--it was magical.
For my #GhalichiGLAM look, I went with a light blue maxi with a beige cover up (both bought at Kyle by Alene Too in Beverly Hills), nude lady peep sling back Christian Louboutin shoes (which quickly came off and I was barefoot running around having a blast), a light blue Hermes Birkin bag, Dior cat eye glasses, and a Chanel White J12 watch.
For the makeup, I went super light ("light" for this Glamazon anyway) wearing Mac Studio Fix foundation in NC42. For the hair, I went with down, loose curls using Lilly Hair clip in extensions for volume and length (click HERE to check out my hair extentions).
The extensions come much longer than this straight out of the box, but as I've said in my previous posts, I like to cut mine to be shorter and blend in with my own hair (I'm more concerned with BIG hair aka volume versus super long length).
If you guys want to see exactly how I get my classic #GhalichiGLAM hair look, check out the video tutorials on my youtube page by clicking HERE.
Ok, back to Niko's party!!! The prince actually slept for the first half of his party, but that's ok, all of the adults and the other kids were having a blast waiting for him.
Once Niko finally woke up from his nap, he came out to greet all his guests. He's so smart, I swear he knew we were all there for him.
Overall the party was a huge success and so much fun. I am NOT kidding when I say this, I was the very last guest to leave. They were breaking down tables, packing everything up, and I was still sitting at the only table left, I didn't want to leave, I loved it at Niko's carnival lol.
Watching Jennifer become a mother this past year has been so moving and has affected me more than she knows since we don't really get to spend much time together anymore. I want nothing more in life than to be able to experience that kind of love.
To dear baby Niko, may the rest of your life be filled even more joy and laughter that the first year of your life has been filled with. Congratulations to my friends Jennifer and Alki on their growing family, they expect their second child together (another son) very soon. No doubt he will be just as precious and perfect as baby Niko.