Birthday Girl

September 19th, 2010

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My beautiful little goddaughter turned 4 this month and Rob and I helped her mum and dad set up a birthday party for her at a local hall so that she could celebrate with her adorable baby sister and her friends.

There was lots of food already for the little ones and the sandwiches were in hand, so I made fairy cakes with buttercream icing for the grown-ups to have with their tea. Aside from an unfortunate incident with a food mixer full of butter and icing sugar which resulted in me wearing said sugar, along with disbelief at the mess I never fail to make from Rob, the kitchen operation went well, with one batch of cakes in the oven, while another batch cooled and I mixed up more mixture for the next.

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We transported the cakes without incident to one very excited little girl’s house and from there on to the hall. We thought we may be able to get in early but as it turned out we only had half an hour to get things ready for 25+ little children and their parents, so it was all hands on deck.

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The tiny little chairs and tables were laid with table cloths and paper plates – Barbie for the girls and Ben 10 (never heard of him? Me neither, but I gather he’s the latest craze) for the boys, and then little bowls of party food were put out. Rob and I were on kitchen duty, making up jugs of squash, putting biscuits onto plates and preheating the ovens ready for the hot food.

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Before we knew it the little ones were starting to arrive; little girls in their party dresses and little boys smartly turned out. The children’s entertainer soon had them all gathered around her and then the party fun and games begun!

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There were pom poms and streamers, dancing and hula hoops and watching all the children running round having the time of their lives made me want to be 4 years old again and run and join them, but I managed to restrain myself.

After the games it was time to eat and when it was time for everyone to go home, in high spirits and party bags in hands, you knew they would sleep well. And so would the kids.

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    5 Responses to “Birthday Girl”

    1. Janet Wynn Says:

      I have the same to do in three weeks for a little boys party. Joseph, my Grandson will be five. I am in charge of doing the fairy cakes with all differnet toppings. It will bring back the memories of when I did his Mum and Aunties birthday parties when they were little.

      The only thing is parties are on such a larger scale now days. When Clare and Tracey were little it was 10 – 15 friends at home, now they hire the village hall with magicians etc.

    2. Teresa Says:

      Too Lovely!

      Happy (belated) Birthday to Hannah! Who certainly loves Ben 10 as much as Barbie (l).
      Ben 10 Rocks, Sweet ;) GodMum!!!

      And I so love the cupcakes from Girly GodMum. I really do! Do you believe we don’t have cupcakes tradition in Portugal? It’s so sad. They’re like Happy Food. They should be mandatory ahahahaha.
      Thank you for sharing!

    3. Julia Says:

      Good luck, Janet! You’re right, they are on a much larger scale than when we were kids.

      Teresa – they should be mandatory! You’ll be pleased to know the recipe is in my cookbook :-)

    4. Sherene @ Caribbean Recipe Kits Says:

      I love the assortment of biscuits served up, “the coloured ice rings” omg I used to love these biscuits (I still do especially the pink ones)seeing them reminds me of my childhood :0)

    5. Julia Says:

      Rob was very proud of those biscuit arrangements! Isn’t it wonderful, the memories it all brings back? x

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