Ayrlie started planning her birthday party back in October last year while I was organizing Benjamin’s. She wanted cup cakes and balloons, fairies and her friends. So, you would think, that with 6 months planning, everything would go smoothly and be ready to go. Sigh….this was not the case. Half of the food didn’t make it to the table, the ‘out door enchanted forest garden’ was rained out, and all games were thrown to the wind. Ayrlie came down with a temperature half way through the party and wanted everyone to leave so she could go to sleep and off she hopped to bed. I dragged her out to cut the cake and 20 min later she was straight back there. The joys of children’s parties. I however, wouldn’t have it any other way. Like a wedding, not everything always goes according to plan but I would rather dream and plan big than not at all. So, even tho I was covered head to toe in Swiss- meringue butter cream icing, we pulled it together and everyone had a great time. (Ayrlie woke up at 1 am asking where everyone went and was then ready to party on!) We also had a friend do some face painting and that was such a hit with the kids.
On the menu was- Fruit fairy wands, chocolate mouse cups with home made strawberry jam, fairy cakes, butterfly shaped fairy bread, blue berry-lemon curd cup cakes with home made lemon curd, choc-raspberry and strawberry cup cakes. We had a meringue station with choc-cinnamon, pistachio and rosewater, raspberry and lemon meringues. Mini flakes, marshmallows, fresh whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries to top things off. Hot spring rolls and home made mini quiche’s.
The birthday cake – Organic chocolate with home made blueberry jam, covered with lots, and lots of Swiss- meringue butter cream icing! Yummy!!
Back drop detail. I made two types of card stock pin-wheels and hot glued them to fabric. (with a lot of help from mum!)
Take home goodies – I loooove these flowers. They remind me of fluffy kitten tails. Fairy and Pixie dust.
I think I need to start planning her 4th birthday now, I already have some ideas!
– Happy Birthday my precious one. xx –