Dear Mummy, over the weekend we celebrated my 5th Birthday party! My mummy can’t believe that I’m a fully fledged little girl. Now that I’ve started school all my little school friends came to my party which made it a big affair with lots of adults towing along too! We had to book a hall, as my house isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone. I wanted to get involved with every part of the party planning from picking the balloon colours to picking my costume and cake. Clearly a party planner in the making!
It was Disney themed party and all the guests dressed up as their favourite Disney characters. My folks along with family and friends helped decorate the hall before I arrived. It was all hands on deck putting up balloons and banners, setting out table and chairs. The room was awash with red and white polka dots and giant Mickey Mouse ears.
Even my family wore Disney ears to get themselves into the party mood while entertaining guests and being great hosts. The cake was designed and made by our favourite bakers in Southampton, The Cake Lady in Shirley. It was also same baker that used to make my mummy’s birthday cakes many moons ago!
It was a simple but striking 2 tier cake, with yummy victoria sponge and oodles of jam and buttercream filling. Designed with large black Minnie Mouse ears on top and red polka dots bows it looked as good as it tasted!
The balloons, wipeable table cloths, napkins, plates and party hats (off Amazon) all matched the Disney theme while my folks also picked up some giant Mickey Mouse foam hands from the Disney Store to help balance the cake stand. My mummy super-glued black cardboard ears, which she cut out by hand, and added them to the party hats to tie the theme all together.
Watch behind the scenes…
Even though it was a simple pattern, the red and white polka dots, combined with the striking red and gold balloons really filled a huge space with colour! We had a great laugh, full of music and dancing organised by local company Routine Riots. While us kids were playing games it gave parents the chance to mingle and have a brew, perfect for a cold, wet and miserable February afternoon.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was lovely to see members of my family come together to enjoy a cuppa and help buzz around in the kitchen serving food to the kids. One of the funniest moments was when all my family members were frantically running around filling party bags with slices of cake while the kids finished off their party food. They did it in super quick time too!
My folks love organising parties and my mummy really feels she’s missed her calling in life as she enjoys party planning and decorating so much. I feel we’re going to be holding big family gatherings like this for the next couple of years at least!
Do you remember your childhood birthday parties?
Love Bella x
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