Thursday, December 19, 2013

Charlotte's 7th Birthday Rainbow Party!

It's that time of year again, not only are we busy with Christmas but my little princess turns another year older!
This year we went with a rainbow theme, because RAINBOWS.

We kept it fairly simple this year, we invited the girls from her class at school and just celebrated at home with a few games and activities.

The cake was pretty easy, 6 round cakes stacked on top of each other with white frosting and smarties. The cake topper was made from seven water balloons that we filled with sprinkles!
More on the cake in a bit..

Of course it wouldn't be a party if we didn't invite our favourite party person, the beautiful Miss Fairy's Face Painting

She seriously does the best face painting I've ever seen, so many little details, with lots of glitter and even gemstones!

How cool is William's Minion?!

She'll even let us Mum's sneak a turn in, if we're really lucky ;)
(I did NOT want to wash this off that night, haha!)

Rainbows and butterflies and unicorns and mermaids and dinosaurs and Minions!
(William's face! Cranky pants!)

You can also find Miss Fairy on Facebook.

Now for the fun part!

Instead of blowing out candles, Charlotte popped the seven sprinkle filled balloons, which showered the cake in sprinkly goodness :)

(It's serious business popping balloons)

The kids thought it was great! There were sprinkles flying everywhere!

Of course it was rainbow layers inside ;)

I just used food colouring drops from the supermarket, very pleased with how bright they came out!

20 Questions! This is the first I've heard of her wanting to be a gardener, lol

And the lovely invitations I whipped up in photoshop :) 
The cute mermaid is from an Etsy store called Grafos. Well worth checking out, she has some gorgeous  clip art. I also used her work when I designed William's Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sully Minions Party invites!

You can also see some of our other parties here:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

An Ice Cream Sundae Party!

I'm only 9 months late posting this, ha!
For Charlotte's 6th birthday she chose an Ice Cream theme for her party. Because it was the end of her first year of big school, we decided to invite her whole Kindergarten class to help her celebrate!

We kept it pretty simple decoration wise. We stuck to different shades of pink and hung some crepe streamers and found a polka dot table cover. I used some empty glass bottles and jars we had laying around and filled them with some pretty pink flowers to decorate the cake table (2 bunches for $5, score!) The cake stand is just a pale pink spotted cardboard one from the party store.

I'm sure you've seen many versions of this cake floating around Pinterest! I was quite easy to make too. It's just 6 thin circle cakes stacked on top of each other, with either strawberry jam or Nutella inbetween. I did poke a long skewer through the middle because the cakes wanted to slide around once they had jam and Nutella in there!
We covered it in a light pink vanilla frosting.
The ice cream is just a store bought chocolate muffin flipped upside down. I did slice a little piece off so it sat nice and flat on top of the cake :)
I poured a chocolate ganache over the muffin and let it drip down the sides to create the melted ice cream effect. Then I poked another skewer into the muffin and put a waffle cone over the top. Easy!

The main attraction (other than pass the parcel and pin the cherry on the ice cream cone) was the 'Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bar'. I bought a little plastic sundae cup and spoon set for each child and they lined up for a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then went along the table and chose their toppings. We had chocolate and caramel sauces, 100's & 1000's, mini m&m's, mini marshmallows, and mini oreo's. It was such a hit with the kids! They all went a little crazy with their creations, but I've never heard a children's party so quiet as when they were all shovelling ice cream into their faces!!!

We also made Puffy Paint ice cream pictures, which the kids loved! 
I bought some cheap little canvases and cut up some corrugated cardboard into triangles, which the kids pasted on for the cones. 

Then I mixed up 4 colours of puffy paint:
1Tbs SR Flour
1Tbs Salt
A few drops of food colouring
Water to make a smooth paste

The kids spooned on the paint to look like a scoop of ice cream and then we popped each one into the microwave for 10 seconds so the 'ice cream' puffed up!

{One Crafty Mumma has better instructions and pictures so you can see what the paint looks like all puffy}

And here is the invitation I made to hand out to her classmates :) The cute ice cream graphics are from Kim B's Designs

I hope you liked Charlotte's ice cream party!

You can also see some of our other parties here:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Buzz Lightyear, Mike & Sully Minions Party!

Yep. That's the theme William chose for his 4th birthday party on the weekend!

He's turning into such a handsome little man :)

He said "Dis the best cake EVER!"

Super easy to make, I just baked two large square cakes, used one for the base and cut the second one into a slightly smaller square for the middle. I used the off cuts from the second cake to make the final square on top. Smothered it in white frosting and smarties and then whacked on some toys!

The main entertainment for the day was the super talented Miss Fairy. You might remember her from William's Caillou Party and Charlotte's Tangled Rapunzel Party. She does the most amazing designs!

In the weeks leading up to his party he kept saying he wanted to be a Minion, but on the day he switched to a monster!

His 'scary' face ;)

Charlotte requested 'A Rainbow Lorikeet in a tree by a waterfall' LOL!! So Miss Fairy got out her special book and they chose a peacock..

It looked AH-MA-ZING! Especially since this was the first time she'd painted it!

Somebody was thrilled with their Ariel face paint :)

Beautiful Little Mermaid :)

Peacock twins!

I love the super bright colours :)

So pretty :)

The boys all went with snakes and spiders :D They all kept requesting an extra head to their snake to try and out do each other, haha!

William was stoked with his "Shark Yata!"

SO glad I got photos of William with his cake before the guests arrived, I would have been devastated if the only shots I had were of the backs of the other kids heads. Cake time is just too exciting ;)

This was the invitation I designed :) 
I purchased the clipart from a shop on Etsy called Grafos. Tons of cute characters to choose from! I even bought the ones I need for Charlotte's upcoming birthday ;)
I made the Minion party bags with eyes and mouths that were included with the clipart packs too :) Super simple on some cheap yellow treat bags!

Thanks for stopping by William's Buzz Lightyear Mike & Sully Minion Party!!

 In the Moment with Sarah Halstead

Charlotte's Rainbow Party with Exploding Cake Topper!
Charlotte's Ice Cream Sundae Party!
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