Nine Months More

Despicable Me Minion Party!

Seven years: part of me is in complete disbelief that that many years have passed since I cradled my little tiny AJ in my arms for the first time. I remember looking down at him, through eyes heavy with exhaustion and blurred with tears in the early hours of the morning, the hospital room was quiet and dark, thinking oh my goodness, what do I do now?

So much has changed since that day. It almost feels like in that moment he grabbed a tiny piece of me and has slowly unravelled who I am day by day, twisting and turning parts of me that in some ways have now been completely redefined.

Sometimes I feel like saying that I love him is far from enough. It is an all-consuming, overwhelming, ache that I have for him that perhaps draws a little closer to how much I do love him.

Despicable Me Minion

On this birthday, while we have run around preparing cake stands, cutting out minions and making sure all the blue and yellow details were just perfect for him, I have stepped back just to soak it all in. This birthday AJ has been a little different, a little more grown up than other birthdays.

I am starting to see glimpses of the person I hope he grows up to be; glimpses of maturity, confidence, independence and an all-knowing about things. More often than not he leaves me feeling so proud of him and so taken aback by the truly awesome little man he is growing up to be.

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Despicable Me Minion party

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Despicable Me - Minion

Despicable Me - Minion

I often still feel like some days leave me questioning what do I do now? Just like that blessed morning when he was born. I guess the difference now is that I feel like we are really doing this together, like a team, and I really couldn’t think of anything better.

Gosh I could write pages and pages of wishes that I have for him on his birthday. Instead, I will write just one: always believe that anything is possible my little man, I am your biggest fan xx

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Despicable Me Minion party

I am overwhelmed every year by the amazing talents of everyone who comes together to create such spectacular birthdays for my beautiful boys. The generosity of spirit and love that these amazing individuals show is a blessing that I am truly grateful for.

Despicable Me Minion party

Despicable Me - Minion

Despicable Me Minion party

Table styling & invitations: adelphi mou | Cake & Minion cupcakes: Baked by Belinda | Mini Cupcakes: Frostalicious Cupcake Creations | Macarons: Jade | Balloons: Taynelle Party Balloon Designs | Table & Chair Hire: All For Kids Party Hire | Entertainment: Luigi Zucchini

Despicable Me - Minion

For more awesome details and images from this fabulous Despicable Me Minion party check out adelphi mou’s post Gather the Minions.

Thanks a minion to everyone, but especially to AJ, you melt our hearts my gorgeous little boy.

  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    Beautiful post. I love your wish for little AJ – so sweet. The photo of him rocking back on his chair is just gorgeous. I can not believe the extent you go to for a party. You sure know how to pull an amazing one together. Everything looks perfection especially that cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So tell me, what do you do for your birthday and your husband’s? Do you go all out for those, or is it just the kids?

    • My birthday is only two weeks after PJ’s so I am usually exhausted! Dinner with hubby and then a family day in the city with family dinner at my favourite restaurant seems to be the way I celebrate my birthday – and hubby is very similar xx

  • LydiaCLee

    So I have a friend who throws amazing kids parties, and at the party, as my tot is the next party in the party go round, I have to go to all the guests and say “Just so you know, my daughters party will be crap compared to this”. They laugh, and I have to explain I’m serious, and I just want them to lower their expectations…Know that you are putting pressure on all your friends. 😉
    I was impressed when I say the pics on theblog of

  • LydiaCLee

    (Not sure what’s going on – tech issues today) on the blog of Adelphi Mou, but you’ve won me even more with the Magician (WITH FIRE!!) – man, can I come to your next party? (you look very pretty in those pictures, by the way – as a compliment, not in a creepy way)

    • If you are in Melbourne, let me know and I’ll drop you an invite 😉 and thank you for the compliment – no it is not creepy at all, very nice of you to be so lovely actually xx

      • LydiaCLee

        Alas, in Sydney – while I have gone to Melbourne for the day for footy and for art, I might draw the line at a kids party…that’s kooky, even for me. Then again, with parties this impressive….

  • WOW!!!!!!! Love the “Thanks A Minion” goodie bags. Well done Josefa! Each party gets bigger and better!

  • AParentingLife

    Wow Josefa! Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it. How wonderful for your boys to have such fantastic parties

  • Just wow! I’m in the process of planning my youngest’s 1st birthday party so there is inspiration galore here. Looks like it was a great day and that you had a pretty stoked 7 year old. How fun!

  • Kathy www.yinyangmother.com

    WOW – very impressive Josefa – and that includes my Little Yang who is most impressed. Love your wish for your son – the parties are precious memories but it is the love you have every day that they remember most. And you look gorgeous BTW!

    • Thank you Kathy, he seems to have me twisted around his little finger more so than when he was born…who even knew you could love them so much xx

  • Oh my goodness…I love the minions! This looks like the coolest party ever. Never mind that I’m 30 — I want one! 😀

  • Alina at ViaStyle

    My son is going to be 7 in April and I soooo relate to your words Josefa! You know what they say: “Don’t wait to make your son a great man – make him a great boy!” I’m sure AJ is just that…a great little boy! You both look gorgeous and the party photos look fantastic! A big clap to everyone involved! xo

    • Thank you Alina, I wholeheartedly agree, you need to start with a great little boy and not wait for life to turn him into a man xx

  • TwitchyCorner

    I saw your sister’s post last week- the attention to detail is quite incredible! The photos are fabulous too but most importantly, your little birthday boy looks like he had a spectacular time!

    • Oh Twitchy, he was so excited! Every time I feel like it is all too much I just let myself catch some of their excitement and happiness and it reminds me why I keep throwing them these parties xx

  • What an amazing party, Josefa! Yours is the wish I think we should all send to our little ones xx

  • Wow I wish I had been invited to that party!! Looks like a great day. Amazing how things change so much when they hit seven. They grow up just that little bit more

    • You are much much closer now Jess! Seven has been a big change in AJ – has left me in awe of the person he is growing up to be xx

  • Holy Moly that party is incredible!!! I want an invite next year!

  • The Plumbette

    Totally love the styling of this party. My daughter would have loved it. Actually any kid who’s watched Despicable Me would love it. Beautiful memories for a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • TeganMC

    That party looks awesome! I love the picture of AJ laughing, it’s such a happy photo.

  • DreamingOfMalta

    Your love for your children is touching. I can see you make a awesome mum. Your boys are truly blessed.

  • Awesome! That is just perfect. What a beautiful party.

  • Lara at This Charming Mum

    That is honestly one of the coolest party themes I’ve seen. The cakes (big and small) are just gorgeous. I’m not showing this to my kids for fear that I’ll never be able to reproduce it!

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous party… and how beautiful are you guys!!!! Sounds like an amazing party! I’ll have to check our Adelphi Mou’s post now too! xx

  • SO AWESOME! I want this as my next birthday party 🙂

  • That is overwhelmingly awesome Josefa! x

  • Impressive! Your boy looks like he had a ball!

  • Best birthday party ever!!!!

  • It’s brilliant, Josefa. What a talent you are. Happy birthday to AJ. x

  • P

    Josefa, you have saved the day!! Countless searches on the internet and I have FINALLY come across exactly what I want so I will be using some of your ideas for my son’s 5th birthday party!!! A million thank yous to a generous mum! What a beautiful party..what a beautiful boy! Enjoy your boys as time really does fly!

  • What a fantastic party … those cupcakes are just awesome!

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