Saturday, September 8, 2012

Birthday Recap

Posted by MANDI at 5:17 PM
My baby girl turned 7 this week and I may have shed a tear or two. I cannot believe she's seven already but mostly, if she's seven then I really and truly don't have 'little' kids any more.  But she was thrilled to turn seven and when her Nan rang with birthday wishes on Thursday morning the wee girl confided that she thought she had grown a bit taller during the night and was bigger than when she was six. You know. The day before.

We celebrated in our usual epic style. Presents in the morning and a cake to take to school to share with her classmates.
If the cake looks familiar it's because it's the same as the one I sent in for #1 earlier in the year. This has become the cake they both request for school, and I have to say it's a whole heap easier than 30-odd cupcakes!

Thursday night saw the grandparents descend for birthday dinner of the Birthday Girl's choosing - spag bol and garlic bread (of course!!) and a Freddo ice-cream cake.

And today we celebrated just a little bit more with a party at home with her school friends. Ages and ages ago (like six months or more) she decided she wanted a rainbow party so I've been madly pinning rainbow everything on Pinterest and had some pretty ideas to copy. Following our rules of 'as many guests as the age you're turning' she invited 7 little girls to come dressed in their favourite colours of the rainbow and we had ourselves a colourful, food additive laden afternoon. Here are some of the pics...

The birthday girl with her guests

Little Miss 7!

Rainbow cupcakes

The rainbow balloon backdrop

Marshmallow rainbow bites
(aka marshmallows with a dot melted chocolate and a smartie on top,
all laid out in the colours of the rainbow) 

Rainbow Fruit Plate
(aka strawbs, orange, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries)

Getting ready to blow out the candles on her rainbow cake

Inside the rainbow cake!

She had a wonderful time and grinned her way through the afternoon. She (and her big brother) are currently coming off a sugar/colour high and I think we're in a for an interesting evening. But that's all part of the fun of a birthday party.


Dr. Alice on September 8, 2012 at 10:43 PM said...

Very impressive! I love all those rainbow ideas. I have a Pinterest account but basically haven't used it, perhaps this will encourage me to take it out for a run.

Melody on September 28, 2012 at 6:29 AM said...

What a fabulous looking 7th birthday party! Awesome. I swear, where have the years gone - Wasn't L just a bubba when I started following you?

Wayne Wilson on July 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM said...

Lovely cupcakes! made me hungry while I was reading about it. Thanks for sharing!

stevenjared0853 on September 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM said...

Alluring arrangements and food looks so presentable. Kids should have such fun on their birthdays and that’s why thinking for a super cool party for my son. Will book one of the nearly located Chicago venues with Pokémon cake and his favorite pizzas. Melted chocolate pudding will be made by his granny.

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