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Monday, 28 March 2011

Birthday Party Fun

We recently celebrated Jacks 2nd birthday and for his party I chose a Mickey Mouse theme. It was a toss up between that and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but opted for Mickey Mouse as I figured a Mickey Mouse cake would be easier to make than a caterpillar one!


We actually had 2 parties as it seemed easier to do it that way. On Saturday we had Jack's little friends round, with their brothers, sisters, Mummies & Daddies and on Sunday we had family.


We had banners, balloons and themed tableware. I made some party bags up using Mickey Mouse plastic cups (that can be re-used by the party guest afterwards) filled with a large bouncy ball, some Mickey Mouse stickers, a Mickey Mouse pencil, a mouse balloon and a small packet of sweets (everyone needs a little treat from time to time!). I popped the cup into a Star patterned cellophane bag & tied with ribbon. I think they look a lot prettier  than a themed plastic party bag.

 


For a table centrepiece I filled a vase with bouncy balls and inserted air-filled mouse balloons on sticks into the vase, the balls help to hold the sticks in place as well as looking bright & colourful. The party guests could then take a balloon home with them afterwards.



For the food I did a buffet for the little ones consisting of :


Fresh crusty bread & butter
Cocktail sausages
A selection of cheese portions
Veggies & dip
Selection of Crisps
Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Chocolate Fingers
Individual Jelly Portions (orange & raspberry)


and for the adults :


Chilli
Baked Potatoes
Grated cheese
Greek Salad
Pasta Salad
Cake Pops
Baileys Coffee Cupcakes


and of course there were birthday cakes (not forgetting the Chocolate Fudge Cake we had on his actual birthday!)


 

A friend of mine also brought up some lovely carrot cake & chocolate brownies.




We didn't play any games, from past experience we've found that the little ones don't want to sit and play pass the parcel and are just happy playing, so that's what they did, and the adults could enjoy a drink and a chat whilst the little ones had fun nearby.



The Boys


Jack with one of his birthday cakes.



Family Shot






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7 comments:

  1. That cake is amazing! Did you make it? I am impressed. I love the ideas that you've shown here, I might be borrowing a couple come June!

    Thanks for the link-up!

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  2. borrow away!
    and yes I did make it, it took me ages!!!
    x

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  3. Looks like a great party. I love that cake, you are very talented!

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  4. Such a lovely age... mine was 3 last year and I thought to myself that there's a limit to how many birthdays you get like this where they're old enough to appreciate it but don't want to book some venue or activity with their mates. I intend to do proper parties for as long as he'll put up with them. I love that you had cake pops for the "grown ups"!

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  5. @Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    yes, before long the 'wacky warehouse' type parties will be starting again!!
    In my opinion cake pops are wasted on kids...I had visions of them taking one bite & leaving the rest discarded....so they were placed next to the Baileys Cupcakes on the adult table!!
    x

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  6. Such a lovely age... mine was 3 last year and I thought to myself that there's a limit to how many birthdays you get like this where they're old enough to appreciate it but don't want to book some venue or activity with their mates. I intend to do proper parties for as long as he'll put up with them. I love that you had cake pops for the "grown ups"!

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  7. Looks like a great party. I love that cake, you are very talented!

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