Posts Tagged party

Where did 10 years go?

 

Earlier this month, my eldest boy turned 10.  As he gets older, I post less about him, mainly because he is mostly at school and not home to take pictures of, but also at that stage of his life where the fake smile reigns and all he does is build Lego, and well, how many pictures of him playing Lego can you take?

I know we all say it, I say it all the time. How has 10 years gone past? How can I be celebrating my son’s 10th birthday when I still remember mine, like it was not that long ago.  I don’t think I will ever get used to this getting older thing.

This year as it was my son’s 10th, we said we would have his party at the “Road Transport and Safety Centre” locally known as The Bike Centre, we have been here for past birthdays and it is just fantastic.

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Bike Centre

Bike Centre

Bike Centre

 

He was spoilt rotten by all his family and friends.

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This year a Batman Cake was ordered.  I simply made two packet cake mixes in a lamington sized tray, stuck them together and iced with yellow butter icing.  I used coloured sugar (which can be found on ebay) and printed a template of the batman logo on the home printer, cut it out and placed it on the cake, sprinkled the black sugar, and slowly peeled off the template.

Batman Cake

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Like Lego much?

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!

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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”.

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Tea cup and tea pot biscuits from Zeppiedoescakes

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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

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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)

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Drinking pink milk in her new tea cup.

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Birthday girl with some new jewellery on.

Birthday Girl

Happy birthday to you!

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First Birthday Party with The Hungry Caterpillar

On Saturday it was my baby boy’s First Birthday, one year has gone so quickly.

Here is the little boy opening his birthday present, a Little People Farm House. He really didn’t want to even open it as he was far too busy wanting to ride his bike that he got the night earlier!

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First Birthday

First Birthday

Once we put it together though he wanted a look.

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First Birthday

First Birthday

I decorated the kitchen with a balloon Hungry Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar Balloons

Hungry Caterpillar Cake

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The Hungry Caterpillar
I used this post from Crash Test Mummy as a help for decorating the caterpillar, I had not done piping on cupcakes before so it was a bit of trial and error.

Before everyone arrived we took a couple of photos with our little boy

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First Birthday

At 2pm everyone arrived. He was happy to be getting presents and all the attention!

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Happy Birthday little boy

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As soon as he got close enough he flicked all the smarties onto the floor!

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First taste of a cupcake

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Not so sure at first

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First Birthday

First Birthday

First Birthday

First Birthday

First Birthday