We celebrated Grace’s birthday on Saturday with her friends. Grace wanted a fairy party, so we decided to craft that into a woodland fairy theme.
Ready to sing and blow out the candles
The birthday girl
I love my Aunty
Even fairies can do monkey bars
We made fairy gardens together after cutting the cake
Pin the star on the wand
We also enjoyed playing fairy-go-seek together.
Donné and I had lots of fun preparing the food…
“Ladybird” cupcakes and marshmallow cups
Homemade milk tarts
Fruit cups….we’re still wondering which child decided to eat all the pineapple out of the cups
At the end of the day Donné asked Grace what her favourite part of the day was, “Playing hide and go seek with daddy.” It is a reminder that even with all the fun and crazy of a birthday party, the most important things are the small, but special, times of playing together.
Our little girl turned 6 today, and we all had a relaxing day with our family.
Playing her new Junior Monopoly, wearing her new watch, and I’m surprised she is not sitting on her new little office chair – all of which she loves.
Gramps and Eli sharing an ice cream moment
Eli and Grace were both very excited to be on the way to Jeffrey’s Bay for a holiday today. To dissipate a tiny amount of the excitement about seeing all the grandparents, we had them singing, “Where are we going?” clap, clap, clap, “Jeffery’s Bay” (to Dora’s tune)
We celebrated Grace’s 6th birthday today with a enchanted forest fairy party, and for the cake we made…a fairy toadstool cake!
There is a bit of a back story with the cake. Things were looking good, icing on the bottom part and it was all going smoothly. We carefully put the top part on and it was all looking good. Then things started to happen….well just one thing really – the cake started to collapse on itself.
Very fortunately it did stabilise, or at least it did for long enough to make it to the party – it even gave the cake more character.
Here is the back of the cake (which started as tall as the front). I think cutting the cake to size just took away all the strength and the weight of the cake on top just squished the walls out.
Fortunately it held it together and was well received. It was a good team effort to put this together, and we even managed to get to sleep at a decent time last night!
Eli came home singing “5 little monkeys bouncing on the bed.”