Friday, April 18, 2014

Ruchir's First Birthday!

April 6th, 2014 - Vinayadeep

Ruchir completed 1 year on the 3rd April, 2014 and we celebrated his 1st Birthday on the 6th April @ 'Vinayadeep'. Bangalore.

We always wanted to have his first birthday celebrated at Vinayadeep @ Hanumanthanagar.

Anna and Amma had already cleaned up the house, including painting the exterior walls. Since it was summer time, it made sense for us to use the Garden area instead of having the function indoors. Anna came up with a great backdrop at the verandah. Colourful balloons were hung on all corners of the Verandah as well as the backdrop.

We parked all the vehicles outside of the house to accommodate the folks inside the perimeter of the house. A Shamiyana wall was put in right along the compound which gave us enough privacy from the street side.

We were always wanting to have some colourful light illuminate our garden and Ruchir's birthday turned out to be that perfect occasion. So we hired 4 huge green illuminators that were laid at different positions in the garden that shot green light towards the canopy formed by the Mango, Jackfruit, Coconut and Arecanut trees. The bright green canopy light gave just the festive atmosphere we always wanted to have. An additional field light was introduced to ensure that there was sufficient lighting for all of us on the ground. Overall, our home looked really grand in all those colourful lights.

Guests started arriving by 7 PM and most of them arrived  just as soon as the first innings of the World T20 Finals between India and Sri Lanka got completed!

Ruchir was dressed in a Golden Orange Sherwani, and looked radiant! We made sure he had a good sleep during the afternoon and that helped him to be cheerful for the rest of the remaining day. Thanks to MIL and FIL who took care of Ruchir the whole day while we got busy getting things set up for the function. We had ordered a 'Chota Bheem' cake from Kaggis (Chocolate flavour) which came out pretty good.

Ruchir cut his first cake in front of all the cheering guests who blessed him with their wishes and loads of gifts. Due to space constraints we had invited very few folks, even though we wanted to invite the whole world.

The Dinner catering was arranged through 'Kaveri Caterers' and the menu included Chapathis, Vegetable Saagu, Chutney, Kadalekaayi Kosambari, Bisibele Bhath, Mosarubajji, Palak Pakoda, Soan Paapdi, Rice, Rasam and Curd-rice. Glad to know that many folks liked the menu and the taste. 

The event ended by 9 PM, giving everybody a good chance to head back home to watch the remaining part of the thrilling World T20 Cricket Finals.

Thank you all your blessings and good wishes for Ruchir and for making Ruchir's first birthday a grand success.

Loads of photos were taken during the event and some of good ones are here. Hope you like them.

And here is the Video!

You may want to see Pooja's first birthday photos as well. 
She celebrated her 1st birthday @ Vinayadeep, back in 2008!. Here are the flashback photos from Pooja's First Birthday!.
Pooja's First Birthday, Jan 2008!