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...
we also played balancing the book on your head and seeing who would walk down the path the furtherest...so much fun and lots of giggles. and we also played pin the cherry on the cupcake...
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.
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 told...you 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.