Posts Tagged Birthday

Birthday Girl Photoshoot

I am a bit late posting this as my laptop was out of action for a week.  My little boy thought he would tip water over the keyboard (while hubby was minding the kids I might add)  and I thought it was dead, and had gone looking at replacement computers, but the IT guy at my husbands work was able to bring it back to life.

I was a bit worried because although I am pretty good at backing up things, I hadn’t backed up my documents for a while and had been working on price lists and things and thought I had lost them all.

The weekend of my daughters birthday we took her pink birthday balloons down by the river for a very quick 15 min photoshoot (because she then decided to need to go to the toilet) but it was freezing anyway so that was ok!
Birthday Balloons
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High Tea 7th Birthday Party

On the weekend my daughter had her 7th birthday party. We had been planning a High Tea theme. The guests were asked to dress in their finest to attend the celebration.

I had been scouring op shops (thrift shops for the USA folk) for pretty tea cups and decorative plates.

We made our own party bags from scrap book paper (I made them and my daughter decorated)

Party Bags

Paper bunting made also using scrapbook paper from k-mart – $3 a packet!


We (I) also made the party hats from scrapbook paper I already had and we attached crepe paper to the tops.

I saw a similar idea on the internet of the marshmallows covered in sprinkles, and being winter and not having any flowers in the garden I thought I would put them on kebab sticks and they would work as “flowers”.


Tea cup and tea pot biscuits from Zeppiedoescakes



And the cake which has nothing to do with the theme at all, saw this on pinterest and my daughter thought it looked delicious (me too!)

Kit Kat M&M Cake

High Tea



In between eating the food, we played some good ole party games like the Great Chocolate Race, Musical Chairs, At The Zoo and Musical Statues (all to One Direction)

Tea Party

Drinking pink milk in her new tea cup.


Birthday girl with some new jewellery on.

Birthday Girl

Happy birthday to you!


Turning 9 and a Lego Minifigure Cake

A few weeks ago my eldest boy turned 9.  The night before he asked me to hide his presents and then jumped up early, dragging me out of bed to play “hot” or “cold” till he found them.

This year we decided against a party, but to do a fun activity and invite one friend to join us.

He chose mini golf.

Birthday Boy

Crazy Golf

Putt Putt

Got It

Glowing Fingers

We didn’t keep score but just played for fun.

After mini golf, he went off with his Aunty to pick a birthday present.

In the afternoon I decorated the birthday cake. I attempted to make a LEGO minifigure cake. I made two quantities of vanilla cake from the Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book and cooked them the day before. I found a  LEGO Minifigure template online that I used as a guide to get the right size and shape for my cake tin.

Then I made up the icing, and also bought some black icing in a tube, for the outlines of the LEGO man.

Lego Minifigure Cake

I think he turned out alright, the boy was happy so that is all that matters.
9th Birthday Presents

With all his gifts


The present he chose from his Aunty that is worth two years of birthdays, wonder if he will remember that 😉

Space Shuttle


X-Wing Star Fighter

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And then he got another birthday cake made by Jo – check out her new cake decorating blog.

Transformers Dark of the Moon Cake