On Saturday we hosted a Princess and Pirate Party to celebrate Isabelle’s first and Noah’s third birthdays.
I forgot how stressful hosting a party can be – and I’m not talking about preparation. (Princess and pirate themes are pretty easy really – lots of food lends itself to the princess theme: marshmallows, cupcakes, strawberries; and if you stick a pirate flag in anything eg: sausage rolls, cupcakes etc it looks like a boat– I will share more of the preparation details in my creative space post later this week. )
My Mum helped a lot on the day and both her and my Mother-in-law did dishes and tidied up, making clean up a breeze. So that was low stress too – the stress that I’m referring to is the feeling during the party that you can’t be everywhere at once and you hope everyone is enjoying themselves.
But, from what I can surmise, it went well. The sun shone, kids played and adults chatted.
- Princess Isabelle wears: headband- pumpkin patch, pink merino onesie – JK kids, floral top – made by me, tutu skirt- cotton-on kids, shoes- bobux.}
- Pirate Noah wears: Pirate play crown – heartfelt, T-shirt – a gift from a friend, pirate shorts – made by me, mambo jandals – the warehouse, no glasses – courtesy of both him and Isabelle chewing the nose rests! grrrr! }
For Birthday cakes – Noah had pirate cupcakes (the flags were free printables found on Pinterest – more on that and a link in a later post) and Isabelle had the most gorgeous cake pictured above made by my Mum.
I think the doll looks like a certain little someone, don’t you?
Well, I think I have well and truly made up for my lack of posts for a bit … but will be back with more details in a later post.