Saturday, 31 January 2009

Party preparations

It was the last day of January today and it was a beautiful sunny day here in Derbyshire we woke up to a gorgeous sunset casting a pink glow into Emily and Elliot's room. Well January has been a month of organising in the Miss sew n sew household and I am relieved to say that everywhere is now tip top tidy including my studio which was done today so now I can concentrate on other things.

First thing on my to do list will be organising a birthday party for Emily who turns four next Saturday. She is having a little tea party the day before on the Friday I am making the most of being able to do a traditional style party at home with pass the parcel and musical chairs etc.................... I have to admit that unlike some mum's who dread organising children's parties I do actually quite enjoy organising it all although last year I did actually feel quite stressed during the event as I invited 13 children way to many for our little cottage! Having learnt from last years mistake this year she's having just having just 3 of her closest friends yes I know it sounds a bit mean just 3 but if you count Emily and Elliot that's 5 kids then there's the mums and friends and family so that's plenty. I was hoping that this will be much more manageable and less work for me! After planning to keep it small and simple I've ended up getting quite carried and have now got ton's to do!

My mum thought of me and picked this book up for me on her visit to the library kid's parties by Lisa Atwood I can really recommend this book if you need some inspiration for a children's party it has gorgeous pictures and lots of different themed party idea's for girls and boys. I was really taken by this idea a cupcake decorating tea party how cute?

Each child gets to decorate their own cupcake which you box up in a pretty box for them to take home with them we'll be doing ours after the food and games once their filled up with jelly and ice cream and party food hopefully that will avoid any protests of I want to eat mine now!!!

My niece Jade comes round most Fridays for a tea and a chat so I've had a little helper cutting out these butterflies, I knew that extra roll of Laura Ashley wallpaper would come in handy for something. Thursday we'll be decorating the room ready for Emily's big day I hope it all goes to plan I've tried not to mention the 'party' word as she gets so excited but it hasn't worked at all you just can' hide anything from her she soon cottons on that mummy's up to something and she's been counting the sleeps down now for the past week!

Oh well wish me luck I now have a long list of bit's and pieces to make to pretty up the room, a Angelina Ballerina birthday cake to bake and decorate, cupcakes to bake I really haven't perfected the art or the perfect cupcake's mine come out domed shaped like little Mount Everest's any hint's and tips on baking nice flat cupcakes gratefully accepted!! Goodie bags to make decorate and fill! I no! I no!! I'm probably making lots and lots of unnecessary work for myself and I annoy myself sometimes once I get an idea in my head I have to go full out and finish every last detail I tell myself to keep things simple and I can never stick to it. I'll keep you posted on how it all goes next week. Finally a big thank you to Lou at Ludabelle for choosing me for this award. It's so nice to think that somebody actually reads and enjoys this little blog of mine thank you sooo much you brightened up my day!

I'm going to be lazy and take the easy route and not pass on this award, there's so many fabulous blogs out there that I love to read that I just can't choose! Hope you all have had a good week I have some catching up to do in between the preparations for princess tea party central!

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LissyLou said...

Good luck for the party, i'm sure it will be lovely. Love the butterflies. x

jessica daisy said...

Good luck for the party, love the butterflies, can't wait to see more pictures!.

Flossie and Tom said...

Wow the party looks like its going to be brilliant - any spare places - I can walk on my knees so I look 4 !!


saraeden said...

That books looks cool , Kitty is having a pool party this August and i have started getting things already !!
Have fun with all the party preparations !!

Sara x

Shabby Chick said...

Sounds like it will be a great party, best of luck with the preparations! My eldest's 3rd birthday party was a bit of a production with cupcakes (domed too so no tips I'm afraid!) and butterfly biscuit decorating (which they all loved). It's worth it to see them enjoy themselves and five children sounds like enough to me!

Mel xxx

bekimarie said...

Good luck with the party!
I love kids parties and have always managed not to fall into the trap of competing with other parents to see who can do the biggest and best party. A handfull of friends at home has always gone down well, although there has been a couple of occasions where we've maybe invited a few too many.
Love the butterflies, did you use a template? They look so proffesional!
Take care
Big hugs
Beki xxx

periwinkle said...

good luck with the party , I'm sure you'll have everything done and have time to spare :-). Home parties are always the best I think .
Lisa x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh childrens parties are like marmite you either love or hate them :-D i did my daughters last october and tried a little tea party but had too many really (its on my blog) so good idea to keep it smaller !! !good luck i love the organising of it all and the butterflies look fab
Lesley x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Have fun planning the party, it looks more fun planning a girls than a boys!! Butterflies look gorgeous!! Definatly a good idea to invite 3 at least you know you can keep an eye on them! Looking forward to hearing all about it! Claire xx
ps gorgeous pictures of your little one! x

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi am in the process of arranging Isabel's party too next Saturday, though her actual birthday is on Sunday. She is going to the Rare Breeds Centre with a few class mates. They can handle the animals and we will have hot food. I just need to make the cake which I have always done in the past...Chocolate me thinks! An inch of snow here today, absolutely, bloomin freezing! Good luck with your arrangements. Dev X

Kim McBirnie said...

What a lovely book - we've not got to the party with friends stage for my daughter yet, but I guess this year will be the first - I'll have to think about pink cup cakes and sparkly party food! Your photo's are lovely, they look like spring is in the air!

lou said...

I’m glad it’s not just me I always loved doing party’s for the boys!
It sounds like it is going to be fab!
Good luck…love Lou xxx

Carol said...

Congratulations on the award and good luck with the party prep's.
I love your pretty dressing table and all your Hearts too, you are like me on that score.
Carol xx

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hi Sarah, I've tagged you! Claire xx