Boo to the party planner

I'm not a good party planner. Each time something comes up I think and plan and get all ambitious then it's never quite as good as I'd intended it to be. The best parties I've ever had have been the ones I haven't planned for. This was one such.

We've been shifting.. nothing big just next door, to a house that's a mirror image of our old one. It's quite funny actually and we keep reaching out for door handles on the wrong side and the rooms are just all topsy turvey ... a bit like Alice stepping through the looking glass.

During the shifting I stumbled upon some last years' party supplies. While I intended to reuse them The Husband, made me throw them out calling me a 'hoarder of useless stuff'. However, to my secret delight, the kids retrieved all of it and decided to have a party.

I was just glad to have them out of the way and allowed them to have their party as long as they stayed in their room.

A flurry of calls on the intercom and Naisha's friends trooped in ready for action. They got down to decorating their room while discussing what they should have the party for.

After a few hours, yes hours, of diligent decoration they decided they'd push the party to the evening. "Decoration takes soooo much time," sighed one of the girls busily wiping sweat from her little forehead. They hung up streamers, decorated a table, did up the windows, blew balloons and even managed to fill one up with thermacol balls with no help from me. Oh these girls are veterans.

I had a plain chocolate cake which I decorated like this (from the Thanks Swapna. (!/photo.php?fbid=513196348726532&set=a.490859950960172.104065.213652222014281&type=1&theater)

A bowl of chips and some juice and the menu was done. I really didn't have time for anything fancy.

After much thought and discussion it was decided it would be a 'my favourite toy birthday party'. Innovative isn't it? Come evening they trooped in with their toys all dressed up for the occasion. They put on masks and caps,

burst balloons,

cut the cake,

and danced

and danced

and danced.

Check out the happy faces..

So next time I should remember to never plan a party.

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