I asked Abby what she wanted to do for her fourth birthday and she said she wanted a pirate party – then added “A Peppa Pig Pirate party!” Fine then.
At least this year I had a whole day to myself to put effort into stuff like the cake (unlike Cameron’s shocking dinosaur cake done with kids watching and asking “What’s that??” which did not help).
As always, the weather was perfect for Abby’s party. Except it was a tad too hot so we decided to have the food indoors this year.
There was popcorn, vegies, hummus, chips and marshmallow pops. Don’t forget the cheerios.
This year I found some cute bottles for their drinks with stripey paper straws. I also had stripey cups for the popcorn, and I made pirate patches for everyone. Why – because I can!
After the feast, the pirates headed out for some pirate games – Pin the eye patch on Peppa Pig, followed by Pass the parcel.
Then it was time for cake. Four hours of decorating was destroyed in seconds (starting with the toppers before I even cut the cake).
The last game of the day was a treasure hunt. The kids followed a map with challenges to complete before finding the chest containing their favour bags.
It was exhausting. But it was all worth while when Abby said to me that night “Thank you mummy for the party.”