I got rather carried away with this post, its a long one so grab yourself a cup of tea! ;)
The outlandish request for the party theme this year was a 'Limosine Party'.... at 9 years old! Well, obviously I said no at first, but then predictably buckled under the pressure a few weeks before her birthday. Seven girls, and me, in the back of a white limosine, cruising to the seaside and back, with laser lights, lemonade in champagne glasses and Hannah Montana blaring at full volume. When we returned, an hour later, I was more than slightly weary, a little shell shocked and a little hoarse from singing along at the top of my voice to the whole album!
Back home for celebrations..
and the party tea. (See the tablecloth.. not a Hannah Montana in sight - well - she made it onto the cupcake picks but that was it!)
Not being one to settle for the quiet life, I then indulged them in hundreds of E numbers with cakes..
sugar laiden lollipops ..
and pink lemonade.
And then Lauren whipped up even more of a frenzy with her rendition of Happy Birthday on the guitar!
By party bag time I think they had all peaked, the E-numbers had kicked in hard and they were all just about ready to go over the edge, at which point I was happy to hand them back to their respectful owners! Im sure I'll be popular at the school gates next week :0
However, as a softener and after party 'comedown' we did supply them with eco-friendly party bags! No plastic allowed.
After being inspired by Janet's wonderful work, I thought to pass a recipe on would be a good idea. What girl doesn't like to bake?
I scanned in a beautiful picture by Julie Haymaker Thompson and then somehow, using photoshop, managed to type the recipe over the top. I am not computer literate in the slightest.. so I was slightly overcome with pride when I managed to work this out... Isabel stood behind me whilst I was doing it and said 'oh mummy, you are improving .. ' !! :o
These were then placed on top of 12 pretty cake cases and tied up with string.
And then to encourage little green fingers...
I bought '1/2 a pint glass' of runner bean seeds at the local market and placed 10 seeds in each envelope
with instructions of how to grow them on the back.
Phew. Next week I shall post Mr F's birthday drive... some stunning scenery and pictures of houses that will make your heart literally ache!
I'm now going under ground for a couple of days, resting my feet and trying to restore the house back to its pre-party state.
Have a great weekend x