Monday, November 28, 2011

Ballerina Princess - the princess party!



Julia is now Miss 5 and to celebrate she had a fabulous princess birthday party on the weekend. The party girls played pass the parcel, steal the dragon's treasure, kiss the frog, treasure hunt and dancing games like musical cushions and musical bobs.
We ate fairy bread, sausage rolls, cocktail frankfurts and carrot fritters. We also had mini caramel tarts, chocolate brownies and jelly cups. And a birthday cake of course - a princess castle!
Julia loved her balloons and streamers, and everyone received a party bag that they filled with all their games prizes. I used mini blackboards from Sonni Lou Designs to label each of the party bags for the girls. Julia's party dress was made by Tina at Tink Handmade. Isn't it just gorgeous!
We finished the party with some cookie decorating. The whole kit was provided by Becca's Biscuits - large plain white iced tiara shaped biscuits, edible ink pens and bags & bows. The party girls loved creating their own designs on the biscuits and they were delicious too! 

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ballerina Princess - Party Planning



Last year I had a mermaid party to plan. This year Miss Julia will be turning 5 and her chosen theme is a princess party.


The date has been set, the invitations have been sent and the menu has been selected. The games have been arranged, prizes and decorations bought, and Julia has chosen a cake.

Now all I have to do is prepare the banquet and make the cake look something like a castle. Wish me luck... 

I looked back at my last party planning post here, and I seem to be doing all the same things as last year. All Julia's favourite party things - balloons, streamers, fairy bread and pass-the-parcel. The main difference is the colour scheme this year will be pink and purple instead of green and blue.

All the things on Julia's birthday list this year are still the lovely, simple things that I remember from my own childhood. 5 year olds are easy to please too! 

Julia's party invitations were made by Amy at Duck Duck Goose (now One Sixteenth Designs). 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

A quick blog post - Be prepared, Batman!



This is just a great quote from a fabulous super hero:

Robin: "Where'd you get a live fish, Batman?" 
Batman: "The true crimefighter always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin."

Just like a Mum always carries everything in her handbag. Awesome! 

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Calisthenics - Miss Julia, take a bow!

On the weekend Julia (Miss nearly 5) performed in her end-of-year concert for Calisthenics. She has enjoyed her year so much, and is really keen to do it all again next year. Yay!

Being the proud Mum that I am, I thought I would share a few photos of her final performance on stage this year.


If you'd like to find out more, please take a look at Calisthenics ACT if you are in Canberra like me, or Calisthenics Australia for more information about Calisthenics in other states.

Crocheted goodies handmade by me
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