Violet's 2nd birthday party
June 04, 2013
On Sunday we had 5 of Violet's little friends, their parents and Beatie's godmother Caity and her boyfriend over for some cake and dancing. We were originally going to have a big 'do right before her birthday back in May but then we were all sick and all the other dates were taken. Then we weren't going to do anything at all because the moment had passed but I felt mean, especially when she started getting so excited by other kid's presents at their parties. So basically at the start of last week I messaged her friends parents, invited them over and it was on. A very casual, non themed event at home. And it was the best. The very best. It started at 10am so we put on a brunch of croissants and scones with jam and cream, coffee, and chips and dips for the adults. There was honey sandwiches, fairy bread, marshmallows, chips, juice and fruit/yoghurt cups for the kids. We set the dining room table with playdoh and plenty of playdoh accessories, and a mountain of crayons, textas and paper. We made lots of room for scooter rides around our hall and kitchen. And we laid down sheets in the living area, played yo gabba gabba and had a bubble machine going hard on making bubbles to pop while they danced. Oh and we filled the house with Violet's favourite, balloons. It seemed like a success to me!
Homemade death cake, deceptively pretty with a cherry vanilla cake wrapped in icing that called for 6 (!!!!!!!!) sticks of butter. I still feel sick thinking about it.
The princess dress made a reappearance after my first choice of outfit for Violet was rejected fiercely, and the second choice too.
Archie singing "happy birthday Biolet"
Poppy, Dom and Juno also singing happy birthday
Sorry, parents of these children
Caity, Josh and Beatie
And the best way to get rid of sugar energy...DANCING!