We've had fourteen extremely well behaved little people here for a belated birthday party today (hence my silence this week - I've been sewing metres and metres of bunting). Either they are growing up, and better able to entertain themselves a bit, or we are far more organised these days, but whatever the reason, it was a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon. It has always rained for this event in the past, and we thought we had blown it by choosing the weekend of both Wimbledon and Glastonbury, but the weather was kind and our gamble on having a garden party paid off. I usually curse our small and shady garden but it really comes into its own on days like this.
Anyway, we threaded beads, had a treasure hunt and painted stones:
We danced to High School Musical and Hannah Montana (give me strength) and feasted on our traditional cheese number biscuits and the new (but definitely to be repeated) ice cream cupcakes.
The birthday girl asked for Nigella's bee cake, but I have to say it looks better than it tastes - way too rich, which is not something you will hear me say frequently. Last time I made this, Winnie the Pooh perched on it but they're far too sophisticated for that now! (Anna, this pic is for you - sorry it wasn't a sunnier one!)
And now to the giveaway. I managed to miss both my 150th post and my 1 year blogiversary - how very careless - but now I present - tada! Party bags. Lined, appliqued and named!
I was so pleased with these - pure self indulgence but the little ones seemed to like them. I have two left over, complete with home made hairclips and other party goodies, and I would like to give them to two of you. Leave a comment here if you'd like one, and I'll draw two names on Wednesday. If I have the appropriate letter beads I'll name it for you, and will include a couple of extra bits and pieces from my stash.
If you have a strong preference for uber-girly pink spots, or for mad Ikea-ness, pop that in your comment and I'll try to do something sane to sort it out.