Friday, April 2, 2010

not that sort of tea party...

no mad hatters tea party here sorry... just a party for my little girl who turned 6 last month and 6 of her sweet little friends. but before the day of the party...
it seems to be quickly becoming tradition that we cut cake at my fathers house followed by an afternoon of good laughs, coffee and treats. it is an open invitation to all those that can make it and no matter if it is just us or all of the family we seem to mark the occasion with much love and new memories.
we also follow tradition with a dinner of the birthday girl/boys choice.
Mia chose 'hogs breath cafe' for our meal and we happily headed out the night before her party. we have been to this restaurant 3 times so far this year!! we don't eat out much so i guess it is a bit of an extravagance we can afford :)
here are the girls excited to be all dressed up and ready to go. mick and the girls on one side and Claudia and i on the other. we love this family restaurant, colouring pages for the children, drink, meal and sweets all for just $8.95!
the following morning as early as everyone can bear we open presents on our bed. we buy three presents. one from each sibling and one from us.
here she is with her new favourite toys! littlest pet shop seems to be all the rage around here, they are so cute i can understand why they like them so much.
once all the presents were unwrapped it was time to get the party started...well set up in our case. we put out the little tea cups made by the girls the previous night...
i made fresh fairy bread and iced the cupcakes. mick cut up fruit and made cordial for the tea pots.
and then the little guests arrived. the girls had so much fun. nothing fancy at this party, just good old fashioned fun. while they played on the sings and in the cubby house
here she is with her "bestest buddy" jorja
or jumped on the trampoline
we prepared for some party games...we had pass the tea pot...
wrapped lollies inside the pot made for lots of fun and no messy newspaper to clean up :)
we also played balancing the book on your head and seeing who would walk down the path the much fun and lots of giggles. and we also played pin the cherry on the cupcake...
excuse my crude cupcake...i made it at about 11:30 the night before!
the girls had so much fun, we had hot finger food and still hadn't cut the cake when parents started to arrive to take their children home!
anyhow no birthday is complete without a cake...and our favourite and most requested cake is the raspberry swirl (packet mix of course). i coloured the icing pink and decorated it with flowers made out of marshmallows.
(love that cake plate i got on sale at spotlight for $20!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet curly haired angel! it is hard to believe you are 6! you make us so happy and i love our special cuddles. you are constantly curling up on my lap expecting to be tickled :) you are smart, above average so i am love to ride your bike and you love to play with your sisters.
we love you more than you will ever know and so do all those around you. big smooches your number 1 fan mummy
and if you are still here after that super long post, have a happy Easter and a safe break.


clare's craftroom said...

Happy Birthday Mia enjoy your special day !

sassypackrat said...

What a sweet party! Makes me wish my girl was little again. I miss those girl birthdays.

I See The Bridge! said...

What a perfect party!!! I love that they got to run around and be little girls!
Littlest Pet Shop is a huge hit at our house fact Mary Mondays room is overflowing with them!
It looks like Mia had a wonderful birthday!
See you tomorrow! Easter eggs to be found on the beach...weeee
kiss Noises Linda

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Rosey THat is my kinda kids party!!!
None of these bloomin indoor playcentres...But good old fashioned fun!
Probley abit more effort but how cool is all your cute ideas.
Love the cherry and cupcake!
I was searching hugh and low your blog recently to help a frined make a fairy cake!

bekimarie said...

I so wish my little girl was still little, at least I have the little man.
Simple birthdays are the best and I can never understand these parents who are in competitor with each other to see who can have the most extravagant party.
Looks like gorgeous Mia had a great time, 'Happy Birthday cupcake'

Love and huge hugs
Beki xxx

p.s can you please explain fairy bread x

Christy said...

Your family is so adorable and your tea party is so wonderful.happy birthday to miss mia!

ps. i have a tea related tutorial on a print a day blog!

becky said...

How cute! Those girls are really growing,the youngest one wow did she grow since I visited last,lol.Happy Birthday Mia!

julia said...

Happy Birthday to your little princess!

soggibottom said...

Really really pleased to have shared your day via the pics :-)
So pleased you all had a beautifully happy day.
Don't I lovvvvvvvvve your happy faces x x x

Kerryanne English said...

Happy birthday to gorgeous Mia.

What a perfect birthday party too. Not just little girls like tea parties - I quite like fairy bread and cordial myself - LOL.
Happy Easter to you all,
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

trixi said...

Looks like such a fun party Rosey. I really liked your pin the cherry on the cupcake game...and your cupcake looked pretty good to me!

Casey said...

perfect party for a girl! love it :)

Bunny said...

Happy Birthday, Mia! What a fantastic party! I hope all your birthday wishes (and otherwise) come true. :)


Maria-Thérèse said...

looks like a lovely party!!! Happy birthday!!!!!
and Happy Easter!!

Miranda said...

Rosey I just caught up on all your lovely blogs..
I was thinking of you all this year for Easter and remembered the wonderful time I spent with you all last year for Easter..
Good to see you are all well.. and so glad Mia is better !
Love you all millions and zillions.. friends forever..
Mir xx

LissyLou said...

Looks like she had a lovely time!! love pin the cherry on the cupcake :)