I’m not blogging again, really I’m not. But it was Iggy’s 6th birthday party yesterday so I want to post some pics for his dad and my aunty Sue and anyone else not on Instagram who might want to see them (and also for my Pintrest of course) . This was our first at-home birthday party and I have to say I got way more cheap thrills out of the prep than the real thing. Jeez, two hours is a long time when you’re surrounded by 20 five and six year olds and can’t numb yourself with wine.
Here are the pics:
Iggy needed a dress rehearsal when his costume arrived (Disney via eBay) to prove I could draw a moustache.
Milo’s costume was also Disney, but in keeping with his personality he went for the goth version.
My brother is a graphic designer (email@example.com if you need anything done - he’s also single and v handsome and lovely fyi) and he whipped up some signage for us.
Cupcake decorating was a hit with the kids. This is the table before the carnage.
I don’t think the cake boss has much to worry about.
The giant flag was an eBay find and will be going back on there pronto (it’s like hiring, but with more choice), the skeleton was from itsallaboutkidsgifts.com.au, the chest was filled with all my old jewellery. The girl guests thought it was treasure to be looted and they all had to have their lolly bags checked on the way out… Oops. My bad.
Little flags were found on eBay. How awesome are cocktail franks?
Sword picks from itsallaboutkidsgifts.com.au.
I cut the sandwiches using a cookie cutter bought on eBay. While I was making them, Milo walked out and said ‘eww, white bread?!’. Pat on the back me.
I knew I wanted to do this for ages but forgot to save any bottles from any of the house parties/BBQs we’ve been to lately. As a result I was up at 6am pouring a few six packs down the sink. I can think of a few of my male family members who will find that unforgivable. The kids looked pretty funny swilling grape juice from them though.
Because Ig is the Don Juan of KX, he had more girls than boys at his party. I had to find some girls tattoos for the tattoo parlour from eBay and the moustache pencil had to moonlight as a Jack Sparrow eyeliner too.
I found the plastic beer steins on eBay and we made ice cream sodas to give that frothy effect.
Their completely unprompted, 20-year-old-dudes-at-the-pub poses scare me a little here. But my new nephew Uriah is adorbs.
Iggy in character.
We played Throw The Cannonball (with water balloons), Walk The Plank (with shaving foam), had a Treasure Hunt for gold coins (bought in bulk from lollyworld.com.au) in lieu of lolly bags and went old school with Pin The Treasure on the Map. Every single one of them cheated.
My sister Lara made the cake. I forgot the candles.