I hung some bunting and put a cloth and some flowers on the table.
(In the interests of keeping it real, I'll just mention that I kicked the flowers over
while I was hanging the bunting and so that is tablecloth number two)
I baked a cake and put some chocolate and sprinkles on it.
I was going to do lovely swirls of chocolate actually, but the plastic bag split
so the cake is covered in great globules of chocolate which I disguised with sprinkles.
I did not tidy the living room or vacuum the floor, note the washing on the sofa
and all the toys on the floor. The kids did not care,
they played all morning with those toys.
I arranged the children's usual morning tea on very pretty plates
oh and I bribed James to go and buy two packets of lollies and a packet of chips.
Kate brought down a packet of her lovely paper straws,
these instantly make it feel like a party.
Two pink candles, now so short from repeated use
and it's a party! Happy Birthday Tessa.
The birthday girl! what a sweetie.
Abigail and William. These kids know how to party!
This must have been quite early on in the piece
before the food was demolished.
The cake was the Three Minute Sponge in the Edmonds Cookbook
doubled, with some pink colouring. It's actually delicious.
The kiddies had a lovely time and the mummies did too.
Just how every party should be really. No fuss, no hassle,
just a lot of good food and some fun and lots of chatter.