Merry Christmas Eli!
Eli celebrated his birthday with a Christmas party. He has been talking about Christmas since last Christmas, so this was the way he wanted to work out his never ceasing Christmas spirit.
Handing decorations on the tree
Finn & Oli join team Santa
Decorating gingerbread men
Taking in the Christmas spirit (which was helped along with continuous Christmas tunes playing)
Rudolf cake (with his flaming ears)
Mr Christmas after blowing out the candles
Preparing for the treasure hunt – Santa’s sleigh has crashed and the children need to help find all the presents!
The girl team was definitely more organised than the boys, mostly because they actually checked their map
Christmas Eli and his helper handing out the presents that they found
Heather, channelling her inner reindeer
Say, “Ho, ho, ho”
The Clayton girls
The pond is always a hit with the boys
Grace also decided to organise an activity – making paper Christmas trees. It might have been a little too trick for the younger crowd, but the adults seemed to have fun helping.
Opening (and playing with) presents after the party
And finally, the party food, starting with flying reindeer pizza
Fruit & cheese Christmas tree
Frosty the cream cheese snowman….or penguin.
Brownie Christmas trees
Meringue Christmas trees
Cotton ball snowflakes