Eden wanted an Arty Crafty Party for his 5th birthday which sounded great fun! He helped with the invite in drawing a birthday cake I added to the design. We them emailed them out - a bit of a shortcut but it was sent during the school holidays with people in various places so it seemed the easiest!
I had a bit of fun with the food as usual with 'creative juice' ....a homemade label over juice bottles;
and every party needs a watermelon pirate ship!
For a cake Eden requested a 'name cake' !?! " Basically Mummy you write everyone's names who is at the party on a cake which has a smaller cake on top and a little cake on top" OK Eden - you want a wedding cake then!? I did my best anyway and thank heaven for smarties hiding a multitude of sins! Eden's reaction was " Wow! Mummy that's awesome! ........The writing looks a bit worried though!"
The main activity was painting a big cardboard castle! I really wish as always I had taken more pictures but here are a few. It was a great design I bought as a flatpack from Kideco and was great fun and really stayed up despite a lot of energetic play! All the grownups got stuck in painting later too which was great fun!
We also had cookie decorating...
The kids finally crashed and it was really good to have fun and catch up with good friends!