Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday party shenanigans

This year I decided to give beads as part of the take home party bag. I bought wooden beads on e-bay, then I had a hunt for really cheap bead containers. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find the right thing for the right price! Eventually I found these little containers - $3 for 12. I think the beads look pretty cute in the little jars!

I decided to make origami boxes to put the beads in -

I wasn't sure if the boys would like the beads, so I put together a crafty alternative -

Here are all the assembled boxes -

Here is the next stage of the pinata. At this stage I was panicking a little - it kind of looks like it could all go badly wrong and end up a hen's night pinata!!

But it all turned out in the end, and my little girl got her fairy pinata.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Birthday Party

This year I've decided to have a joint birthday party for ChingyPingy and MrMcGillicuddy. Here is the first installment of pictures

Coloured rice to put in Maraccas for take home gifts for the 1 year old age group.

Apparently this is going to become a fairy pinata. We will see....

Craft night

I am lucky enough to go to Hey Bubbles' craft nights. Last week was the last craft night for the year. It was incredible! We all made these really cool little Christmas trees - here is a pic of mine.

My kids love them so much - as soon as I got them home, they took one each and hid them under the bed and under the sofa! Mr McGillicuddy likes to suck on them - I think he thinks they're breasts!! Teehee.

We also got a gorgeous little book with all the recipes for all the meals we'd had over the year. Yummmmmm. I can't wait to make some of them. Thanks Hey Bubbles!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Birthday season

Yesterday was ChingyPingy's fourth birthday. We'll have a party for her in a week or two, but to celebrate the day itself, I made her a cat cake.

I was hoping to do something a bit more ambitious, but this is what she asked for!

It is Mr McGillicuddy's birthday in 2 weeks and ChingyPingy has informed me that he wants an astronaut cake!! We'll have to wait and see if I'm up to the challenge....