And it was a very relaxed, fun affair. I had hoped to spend more time organising party things, but I realised as time got closer that I’m still spread too thin. And making a fun party is one of those things I want to have time for. So I am in the process of amending that. But overall, we had a good time and Abby was happy. That’s the main thing!
Abby loves her 🙂
So the decorations for the party were pretty simple but cute. I bought half a metre each of three different kinds of fabric and cut them into triangles. Then hot-glued them to lengths of kitchen string. (idea stolen from Sit Down Mummy, we were discussing our love for lazy girl party ideas – sometimes simple really is the best!) I also made some pom poms and bought some paper lanterns from Spotlight. The pom poms and bunting have now taken up residence in each of the girls’ rooms, with some left over for parties. Cheap and cheerful, man!
Food also was pretty simple. Most of the guests were two years old, so I didn’t want to go overboard. I also know people have varying degrees of comfort with their kids eating “party food” so I was mindful of that. (Except when I snuck two Hershey’s Kisses into the gift bags for the mums and dads to steal – someone put theirs back in my fridge. Point taken, eep!). We had fruit salad in cupcake cases, veggie sausage rolls, crackers and dip (and cheese for the adults) and a little treat of chocolate-covered bananas with sprinkles. The party was 9.30-11.30am so I kept it light.
Sit Down Mummy’s little bebs. They are just adorable. I love how twins play together!
Speaking of adorable. This kid.
She kills me dead.
This is Samichic‘s little Nixon. He seriously sleeps like this everywhere and it is hilariously cute!
And this is Miss Sami herself. She is a divine human being.
And check out Courtney from The Power of Mum‘s little Frankie! four days old and already the social butterfly. Oh that velvety little cheek!
Meanwhile, this was totally not a blogger’s party, I just have a lot of friends who blog! I never realised that before. Even my old mate Nikki was there with her family. Man her kids are beautiful!
The cake was a surprise hit. I made it from a cupcake recipe because I like it and it’s not like usual cake mix. I got a lot of positive comments about it which was great. But it was in no way healthy! I am not going to be the lady who thinks a spinach pie makes a perfectly acceptable birthday cake.
And there’s Mother Down Under‘s little Toddler C enjoying his cake with some friends. Hello curly locks!
And because my child is the most special in all the universe, the universe even celebrated.
These photos aren’t edited in any way. Mostly because I don’t know how to.