Monday, 12 May 2014

Birthday Fun!


How has your weekend been everyone? I spent mine celebrating a very special little girl's 4th birthday. My niece had very specific requirements for her birthday cake..."Princess Sofia, pink and purple and sparkly" We had looked at cakes together on Pinterest when they stayed with us over Easter and I swiftly steered her away from the 9 tier example to things more manageable! Thursday night was spent decorating and a second tiara was made on Friday night with the remaining icing that I sensibly brought with me!


Her party was at a local Garden Centre that has a soft play area, excited children ran around for two hours, stopping only for the occasional sip of blackcurrant squash and a mouthful of sandwich...although everyone came to the table for jelly and ice-cream!
Her main present was a trampoline from Mummy and Daddy and so like the brilliant auntie that I am (!) we spent Saturday afternoon dodging the rain showers to put it together. Unfortunately rain stopped progress pretty swiftly so an impatient little girl had to wait a whole night before it was ready for bouncing on!
While big sister was bouncing away to her heart's content, little brother was happily playing inside in his new ball pit!
Big sister soon had to come inside and join in the fun!

You may also notice that over the weekend my blog had a swish new look, created by Helen over at All At Sea through he graphic design business Ellie Illustrates. I can happily vouch for the whole process being pain free and easy. I could never have come up with this header, let alone create buttons and link to my custom domain name - so thank you so much Helen - you rock!
This week is hopefully going to be a little slower paced. The 6 week holiday countdown has started so it will be off to the gym most nights, with a little bit of evening gardening thrown in to try and tame the same patch of garden I clear every few weeks!


  1. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Love the pic of the two of them in the balls :) #MagicMoments

  2. Wow – fab cake indeed! Great work! Looks like fun was had by all. Hello from #MagicMoments! Maddie & Gammon & Chips xoxo

  3. Wow, now that is one fabulous cake! Sounds like an awesome 4th birthday for your niece x

  4. Looks like a fab birthday! Love the cake x
    Popped over from #MagicMoments

  5. Looks like a fantastic birthday celebration x love the cake #magicmoments

  6. What a great looking birthday and with a little Sofia fan myself, that cake was epic! x

  7. Lovely. My son is going to be 4 and I am not doing a party as its so stressful! Happy birthday to your lovely girl =) #magicmoments