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05/07/2009 at 22:27
we are having a small 2hr party next sunday for jack, hes 2 on 16th, theres 7 children and 13 adults, just wanting some ideas advice on entertainment as theyre very different ages 7mnths 11mnths 2 4 4 5 7.
we have mickey and minnie mouse appearing and doing balloon modelling, ive got a pullina pass the parcel, pin tail on the donkey and musical bumps, do you think its ok to have some 'free play' take a huge paddle pool and we have tons of play balls here and at mums cars tents bubble machine etc?? or will people think thats a cop out, im just worried the games wont last very long and as its family etc theyll want to give him pressies etc the other children need something to do.
and also im doing food boxes for the kids, im putting in,
sandwich (i put choice of filling on invite) prewrapped cheese, crisps, frube, yogurt raisins, fruit bag and cupcake,
is that all ok? i cant decide if i should put some beg sticks out and salad?
IM just doing cakes drinks and nibbles for adults as its 2.30-4.30.
so any opinions extra ideas greatfully recived xx
07/07/2009 at 18:11
I'd say free play was a great idea, even if you do maybe pass the parcel and some adults can help the younger kids most of the kids are too wee to understand the games really.
good luck with the party, i'm always pleased when everyone goes home and i can get a glass of wine in peace lol
07/07/2009 at 20:30
07/07/2009 at 20:51
Hope cake goes well then Laura!!!! Fingers crossed x
Free play sounds good,stops any toddlers getting hyper!!!! Party bags sound lovely
07/07/2009 at 21:44
07/07/2009 at 21:52
Oh enjoy.I love doing all that.What cake are you doing,Mickey Mouse!Sounds tricky.I had to do a Dalek for one of the boys,that was my hardest
I made a train for Harry's 2nd,Erin had a fairy toadstool one of hers.Arthur had a caterpillar.I've even done a rocket and a tardis.Trouble is my kids think ask and you get.Mummy just makes it.Oh the butterfly,I did a butterfly once.Tend to stick to chocolate Smarties cakes now.
07/07/2009 at 21:56
well ive just realised i have to make two, as his birthdays not til the 16th!!!!
SO anyway for the party i shall be making a large rectangle with white icing and im cheating and making a mickey face from roll out icing, and managed to find tiny little alpahabet cutters to do happy 2nd birthday jack, hate squezzy icing it stresses me majorly!!!
So for the birthday im doing a 2 covered in betty crocker chocfudge icing and sweeties!!
Bl**dy hell a dalek, i have all those kind of requests to come,.... cant wait!
08/07/2009 at 08:17
Laura we hired a hall for my daughters birthday and it was such a better idea, it was a fixed time so no-one arriving late and staying late, and when its done you just clear up and go home. After my sons first birthday the house was a tip, I said I'd never have another one in the house again lol
You pair are brave, I've just bought cakes for my kids birthdays so far, saying that I have been pregnant again each time. Did fully intend to make one but thought I'd be that embarrassed by the icing mess.
Good luck with the cakes Laura they sound great.
08/07/2009 at 13:31
I have had to do a wrestling ring cake for a friends little one-had to make 4 until I was satisfied!!!!! God those first three tasted good!!!!
Roll out mickey face sounds perfect Laura.
God Jo you want to go intp business-little cottage industry from home-PONTIPINES CAKES'!!!!!!!
A dalek? my god I couldn't do that,hope my lads stick with football-imagine a green pitch would be about my level!!!!
08/07/2009 at 14:45
09/07/2009 at 13:37
Then I reckon you should start a business!!!!! Wasted talent there!!! Hope it all goes well x
09/07/2009 at 19:44
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09/07/2009 at 22:27
10/07/2009 at 13:22
I'm dreading the making of costumes!!!! I cannot sew at all,wish I'd paid attention in needlework instead of chatting the lads up!
I had to stitch a button on big fellas trousers the other week-oh my god it was awful-that button now has half a reel of cotton on,which wasn't same colour as keks anyway,doubt he can faten it-but it sure as hell aint comin off again!!!!!
Dya think you could be taught to sew? I need lessons,when I ask my ma she just laughs at me!
10/07/2009 at 17:43
10/07/2009 at 19:00
I did dressmaking classes a few years ago.It's great making stuff yourself.I'm more a knitter though.
I hate everyday sewing and mending now though.I have a huge pile of mending which I ignored for over a year.The hems I needed to sew don't need sewing anymore,the kids grew quicker than I sewed.Some of the stuff is now too smallMy Mum took the rest of the pile away and she's working on it..Good job I have a queue of kids waiting for the handme downs
10/07/2009 at 19:17
10/07/2009 at 21:17
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