My Word of the Week this week is Birthday!
I can’t believe my little Boo is nine years old already.
I wanted to do a little post to celebrate her birthday but I also wanted to tell you all about her party, so I’ll mix them together.
Let’s start with a baby photo 🙂
Here is a little video of Boo’s Birthday Party.
What could be nicer than a bunch of children having fun in the garden in the sun…mmm, let me think, a nice cocktail on the deck of cruise ship maybe?
Yesterday it was Boo’s birthday party, it’s not her birthday until next Wednesday but experience has shown me that if you have a child with a birthday in the school holidays then it needs to be as soon as possible after they break up!
She chose a craft party and we made some lovely things, decorated biscuits, trinket/sweetie boxes and shrinkie fridge magnets. There was also lots of colouring, gluing and sticking going on. Then after the party feast they were let loose into the back garden for some imaginative play. They all had lots of fun.
Next up is the Little Man’s birthday party in just two weeks time, followed by Star’s birthday (no party) two weeks after that…Summer is birthday time!
Fancy a slice of cake?
My baby is now five years old. If I call him my baby he retorts “I’m not a baby, I’m a big boy” and all too soon he really is. As he is my last child though he has the honour of always being my baby…just don’t tell him okay!
So, what do you do for a five year old’s birthday? What could be more fun than a bouncy castle!
Unfortunately, I had some technical problems with my camera and my phone for his party, but we do have some photos to share. (Is anyone else’s camera refusing to work with Windows 10?)
First up, here is the party table, with my little helper. The table cloth, plates and serviettes were provided by Party bags and Supplies which I reviewed earlier. They also provided the lovely party bags filled with little gifts for the guests.
The bouncy castle was provided by Toyz World. It was the BeBop Turret Ball Pit Inflatable Bouncy Castle which was just the perfect size for our garden at 15ft. I was amazed at how easy it was to put up, just spread it out, pin it down with the pegs provided, attach the fan and the kids were bouncing away within minutes.
The kids loved the bouncy castle, it had a good size bouncing area 214cm x 214cm, a slide entrance/exit, netting all around and a ball pit at the front. We did not have any balls for the pit but my kids didn’t mind. We did put some water in on one day for them to splash around in which they found great fun, and it also helped them to keep cool.
This bouncy castle currently retails at £229.95 which I think is a real bargain. It would be great to own one for the kids to use whenever they wanted. You could even share the cost with friends or neighbours and take it in turns with the castle.
My kids, and all their friends give this bouncy castle a big thumbs up. Looks like I’ll be saving up for one for next summer.
Back to the birthday boy, I did manage one other photo from the party, A rather dark pic of the Little Man blowing out his birthday candle.
Happy Birthday Little Man….now don’t you get growing up too fast my baby x
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Disclosure: we were provided with the loan of the bouncy castle from Toyz World, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen, which is a little different as it was Boo’s Birthday and we had a cookery party.
Last year I held a Frozen Party in the garden for her, it was a lovely sunny day and we had loads of games and even some snow! This year, however, I decided to do something different. She invited just a few of her school friends and along with her siblings we cooked the party food together.
I’d recently been sent a lovely party pack from Party Bags and Supplies. Boo had asked for an Animal Jam Cake which I made myself, so I figured that the Safari Adventure Party pack would be ideal. I received:
8 cups and plates, 16 napkins, 1 table cover and 8 filled party bags each containing – 1 soft wild animal mask, 1 clockwork insect, 1 wild animal sticker sheet and 1 wild animal tatto.
The pack is £26.99 to purchase.
I was really pleased with the pack, delivery was quick and the price was in line with other party supply companies. I love the convenience of buying everything together in a matching pack.
I am saving the party bags to give away at the Little Man’s birthday in a couple of weeks, but the table looked lovely for Boo’s party today.
To start the party we made Rocky Road. The kids enjoyed breaking up the chocolate and biscuits while I melted the chocolate, golden syrup and butter on the hob. I poured a third of the chocolate mixture into a bowl and the kids added the biscuits to the pan, followed by some mini marshmallows. They put the mixture into a tin and poured the remaining chocolate over the top. We then put it in the fridge to set.
We then had a little art activity but I’ll tell you all about that later.
Then it was time for pizza! And guess, what? We had so much fun making it I forgot to take any photos! We had a little production line going with one child putting on the tomato base, the next child sprinkling on the cheddar, the next crumbling on the mozzarella and finally adding the pepperoni. We made four altogether with the children all taking turns. I did manage to get a snap of two uncooked pizzas! (don’t worry, I didn’t cook them on the hob!)
Finally, the thing they had all been waiting for…dessert! I left them with ice cream, fresh fruit, sprinkles and sauce and they each made their own knickerbocker glory!
Before they went home we sang Happy Birthday to the Birthday girl and she blew out her number 8 candle on her Animal Jam Cake.
Then I gave them all a little bag with a couple of pieces of Rocky Road inside to take home.
We had a lovely time and it was great fun having so many kids in the kitchen.
Sending out a big thank you to ET Speaks From Home and her amazing Carrot Cupcake Ice Cream Cones for linking up last week.
Also, thank you to The Giggles Family for their Easy Sweet Green Smoothie Recipe.
So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked,