Tuesday, 22 March 2011

18th Birthday: My Day In Photos

So, this post is really to thank all the wonderful people who sent me such lovely messages yesterday and helped to make my 18th birthday absolutely incredible - I had the perfect day - and to share some of my photos from the day with you all! Also, a special thank you has to go out to the amazing Kokopelli Blu who wrote a special blog post to wish me Happy Birthday - she writes a wonderful blog, you must all check it out! I miss her so much and I really wish she could have been there last night!

I decided to wait until I saw my parents in the evening to get any presents, but my Mum had given me some cards to open in the morning when I woke up when she came to visit a few weeks ago!

My first birthday cake was this chocolate tray bake I took to my old AS Politics class I joined for a term while I was re sitting the unit, it was great to see them all as a class again! I took what was left of the cake to my friend Tristan's study at break and everyone he shares it with seemed to enjoy it! 

My second birthday cake I had in English - a chocolate caterpillar cake - I've always wanted one for my birthday! Colin tasted incredible. 

Something you have to do on your 18th birthday is have your first legal drink. Mine was a Tequila Sunrise (thanks Tristan!)

Thank you everyone for some incredible presents! You can see Kathryn holding the Cath Kidston pencil case she got me (with some lip balm, a nail file and the Katy Perry for O.P.I Last Friday Night nail polish I really wanted inside!). I also got book vouchers - no one gets me book vouchers anymore! Boys I love you! 

I got some great presents from my family too, including an amazing book of flower poetry, a Tiffany key from my parents (!) and the most beautiful silver and gold evening watch from my grandparents. I gave it back to my parents to take home because I'm scared of it getting lost!

We went to an incredible Moroccan restaurant, and I ate so much Paella and squid, I love seafood! From left to right we have all of my amazing friends (and me and my Dad!): Eddie, Jeet, Kathryn, Me, my Dad, Tristan, Helen, Parn and Rachel (who finally made it after being hit by a car on the way, but don't worry, she's fine!) - thank you all so much for giving me an incredible evening! 

For some reason, as the official photographer of the evening my Mother felt the need to take a photo of the excessive amount of Blackberry's we all own between us! I think we all have them, apart from Helen and my parents! 

Me and Helen

Me and Tristan. You can see the dress I was wearing quite well in this photo: I was wearing a black smock dress from Soo Lee I got for a Conservative dinner a few months ago. I'm also wearing my silver bangle and the Pilgrims Proverb Star String Bracelet

Parn, Me and Rachel

Me and Eddie

I was surprised with the most incredible birthday cake I've ever had (Sorry Mummy if you're reading this, all the birthday cakes you've ever baked me were still incredible!) It was a pink French patisserie strawberry cream cake with caramel sugar decorations that had been made especially for me, and it tasted  incredible! 

Though I felt a bit sick afterwards because I'm actually supposed to limit the amount of dairy I eat, I totally pigged out and it was completely worth it - it tasted so good! 

Again, I just want to say thank you to everyone who gave me such an incredible day! 


  1. I'm so glad you had a good birthday, darling; you deserve it :)

    But I didn't have my first legal drink on my 18th birthday. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever have!


  2. I'm glad you had an amazing birthday and I can't believe you had 3 cakes! Amazing! You look so happy and pretty in these pictures. :) xx

  3. Happy (late) 18th birthday!!! It looks like you had a wonderful time! So jealous of your tiffanys key! You also look gorgeous in these photos! :) xx

  4. Happy belated Birthday :) I'm really jealous of your Tiffany key! Glad you had a good day.

  5. Oh happy birthday darlin' - sorry I missed it! Looks like you had a fabulous time. That key is just amazetowns.

  6. It looks like you had such a wonderful birthday!! I LOVE those Tiffany key necklaces..jealous! xoxox

  7. Happy Birthday! WOW That cake in the last photo is unbelievably amazing!! <3 looks like you had a lovely day :) xx

  8. Oh Rachel, I'm so glad you had a wonderful day! Hope your year ahead is just as lovely!


  9. happy 18th birthday! these pictures look amazing! you look pretty :) x

  10. all of those cakes look so yummy. glad you had a nice day xx

  11. Happy birthday rachel, looks like you had a great time and i love the tiffany key necklace

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  12. OMG looks like so much fun! And all the cakes looked so yummy! Great pictures! And happy belated b-day! :)
    JUst found your blog, it's great btw :)


  13. Glad you had such a great birthday. It does look like so much fun.
    Love the Tiffany necklace! And everyone, at least once, should have a catterpillar cake. Delicious.

  14. That chocolate caterpillar cake is so friggin' awesome. I want it.
    The Tiffany necklace is gorrrrgeous. I am obsessed with key necklaces right now.

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  15. Aw it looks like you had a great time! Happy Birthday!!

  16. Happy Birthday!!
    Nice party ;)
    I like the cake.

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  17. Happy birthday! I love the Tiffany's necklace and you look so happy :)

    Maria xxx

  18. Aw looked like you had a lovely birthday! Love your tiffany necklace, gorgeous xxx

  19. Thanks again for the lovely evening Rach! x