I have been meaning to write this blog post all weekend but did not get the chance. So what have I been up to? Well, the kids had a big day at their school for fundraising on Friday the 12th of Sept, then Saturday the 13th was their birthdays and of course we went to the local craft and flower fair to see the twins photography and what other people had done. It has been a BIG week and that is putting it mildly.
I cannot believe my little girls are now six! Yes they are big girls now. What little babies they once were.
Firstly, I was madly baking and organising things for the twins birthday party. We were having it in a park this year and of course the weather was up and down and we were all crossing our fingers and toes. On the morning of the 13th it was raining, foggy and cloudy. Yes just what you want for a party in the park! However about lunch time the sun came out and it stayed like this for the majority of the day. No rain so that was a win and allowed us all to enjoy the day at the park.
The theme of the kids birthday this year was “My Little Pony” I created my own invites again and I have a free download so that you can change them to make it for your twins or children’s party. In the template you have text fields, can change the age of the birthday people. I have it for 6 as it was for the twins 6th birthday party. Make sure you put a picture of your children to personalise the invite on the bottom left of the invite. I have added an image of the twins. Remove this one and replace with your own image.
Download your FREE PARTY INVITE HERE
Here are the instructions to add a picture:
- Choose Tools > Content > Edit Object Tool .
- Right-click the page and choose Place Image.
- Choose one of the following file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PCX, PNG, or TIFF.
- Select an image file, and click Open.
A copy of the image file appears on the page, with the same resolution as the original file.
I kept it simple. I had savory snacks, cabanossi, cheese, crackers, dip, carrots, celery and so on. I then had fairy bread, vegan cupcakes, salt and vinger chips with grainwaves as well. The party was after lunch so I was not serving lunch just nice snacks to keep tummy’s happy and not starving. I had real juice poppers with bottles of water to allow us not to have cups for drinks. Not having cups cut down on things we needed to bring and waste as well.
We did have a huge cake so I was sure that all kids would want a piece of it and to my amazement it all got finished. Yes the cake was demolished!
This is what the cake looked like inside. What a great surprise the kids got, and also to the adults. I don’t think they were expecting this.
More about the cake
I did a four layer cake. To make it easier I used vanilla cake mix from the shops. I put the food colouring in the milk before adding it to the mixture and made sure that it was a vivid colour for it to be bright when cutting the cake.
To make the whole for the sweets to fall out when cutting I cut a whole in the two middle layers. I had the bottom layer on first then cut the hole in the two layers at the same time to make sure that the hole matched up. Then I carefully put the two middle layers onto the bottom layer.
Now I filled the hole full of M&M’s and Freckles. Once all full I added some icing around the edges of the hole and middle layer to make sure it did not crack or fall apart. There were some slight cracks but all was fine with the icing helping.
Then I added the top layer of the cake and then iced and decorated. I added the Ponies and the candles on the day.
What else did we do?
The kids were also entertained by a unicorn pinata and it took a while for it to break. This was good as it meant each child got a turn. No kid went without as I had ample sweets and goodies in their party bags.
We all had a great time and I was so pleased that the weather was good. Not sure what they might want for their seventh birthday and not sure if I can comprehend that I will have to kids who will be seven next year. I am still processing them being six.
My next post will be about my lovely photographers. Yes they are very clever and won awards on Sunday for their pictures. More later.