I’m not sure if I’m being premature, but I’ve started planning Elfie’s birthday already. She was born in July and as we’ve been spending the last few weeks trotting off to birthday celebrations of her school friends I really want to plan a big party for her, too. I’m not sure how much she’ll remember of her 4th birthday party but I still remember my 5th: there was a clown, a bouncy castle and a chocolate cat cake. It was brilliant!
There seems to be themes at most birthday parties we go to: superheroes, hot wheels. Our theme? Pink! No matter how much yellow and green I dress Elfie in or the number of times we play with cars… she’s an in-and-out girly girl.
Here’s what else I’m planning – you better believe this is going to be one Pinterest-sourced party.
I LOVE tissue paper pompoms for decoration (how awesome is it that IKEA now sell them?) and have come this close to hanging them in my kitchen. Probably a fire hazard though, right? I’ll be stringing them all over the garden, along with balloons and fairy lights for the evening portion of the celebration. And of course there’ll be the ubiquitous pastel striped paper straws.
Is it OK that I’m totally going to factor in the cost of new garden furniture with this party? I’ve been perusing the Home/Garden section of my favourite, John Lewis. At the Milton Keynes store they have the most incredible garden pod – I WANT! It’s totally reasonable to spend £18k on one, right?
I’ve already chosen the exact bouncy castle I’m after: obviously I’ve prioritised its suitability for grown-ups as being number one. Well worth the extra 50 quid. I’m going to think of it as a drunken cardio workout, fuelled by Pimms.
It’s all about afternoon tea-style food at this party. Think finger sandwiches and pinwheel wraps, mini victoria sponges, scones and to keep it healthy there’ll be fruit kebabs. To keep it unhealthy I’m going for the rainbow cake again but in shades of pink.
Elfie goes nuts for party bags so I’m going to make sure these are really special. Tiaras and crowns, stickers (we all love stickers!), Haribo and sparkly pens. I want one already!
What was your favourite party? Send me your ideas!
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