It seams lately that I have had an urge to completely overload my plate & I stupidly told my youngest daughter that this year she could have a party!!
Thankfully she has a friend Charlie whos' birthday is the day after Heidis' & double thankfully, Charlies mum is 'super-woman'!
So 'super-woman' & I set about creating a circus themed birthday party for 30 kids. It became a full time job for about a week . . . maybe more (its all a blurr). Pintrest was a great source of inspiration & quite frankly, I don't know how any of us survived life before we downloaded it to our Ipads!!
Anyhoo . . . here's a bit of what we got up to . . .
CLOWN NOSES, PARTY HATS, PARTY ANIMALS & ELEPHANTS NUTS!
FOOD, GOLDFISH IN JELLY, WATER BOTTLES WITH HANDMADE LABELS, CONES DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE & SPRINKLES WHICH WERE USED FOR POPCORN, A LOADED PLATE OF PARTY FOOD, TOFFEE APPLES (COURTESY OF 'SUPER-MUM)
I stitched up a couple of matching T-shirts for the girls to wear that proudly told everyone just how old they were & cut & tied a zillion strips of coloured netting to elastic to make some cute circus skirts . . . thankfully they were a hit!
I would like to take credit for the amazing cake but I can't - that was down to 'super-mum'. The top layer was a 'grown-up' layer laced with a bottle - oops - a dash of khalua & yes it did taste heavenly.
All my big kids were roped in to play party games but my camera failed me there so there aren't many photos. We made each kid a goodie bag that came with a roll of tickets that they could trade for a game & then when they played a game they got a lolly to put in to their goodie bag - I wasn't sure how that was going to go but the kids really embraced it & had great fun
All in all, it was a great day, made all the better by having 'super-mum' to share it with.