Friday, October 15, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood

Here is Lilly's bookweek costume from last month.
Little Red Riding Hood
 We did quite a bit of recycling and reusing for this outfit.
The red cape was mine when I was a little girl and is in super condition considering its 30 years old!  I lived in this thing, it was actually a super hero cape that my Grandmother made me and in later years she added the hood when I needed a bookweek costume.
We used the Handmade Dress Miss Madeline pattern again, but had to upsize it a bit to fit Lilly girl now she is a size 12.  We also reused a favourite doily, that was on a Miss Madeline dress a while back.

We used some cute red embroidered ribbon on the hem too.  And made a simple basket liner which Lilly wanted to fill with cookies for her classmates.
 Pretty girl picking flowers from our garden bright and early in the morning.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Joey's 5th food, cake and scavenger hunt

 Finally here some pictures of the rest of Joey's 5th birthday party back in July!!
We had lots of yummy food, choc dipped strawberries, cupcakes, cheerios, raspberry coconut white choc chip muffins, fruit, special teacup biscuits and a few other things cause it was that long ago I've forgotten!
 Here are Joey's version of the teacup lolly biscuits, no handles, smarties on top- something different from the girlie teacup.
A couple of years ago, Stephen built me a 3m not so wide trestle table esp for kids parties, it also doubles as my sewing table.  Each year I make a new tablecloth for it using Spotlights spots and stripes.  I get about 3.5m and just hem each end, and it makes the perfect tablecloth, this year I added a blue spotty one to our collection.
There were over 25 kids at the party, it was cold and to be honest am a bit over party games esp pass the parcel.  My clever cousin suggested a scavenger hunt!  I drew 8 items that  you would find at a park (we did a trial hunt to test it!) and printed out 25 copies and glued them on brown paper bags.
It didn't take the kids long to gather the items.  We scattered around a few feathers for them to find as well.
Here is Joey and Poppa scavenging at the park.  The game suited all ages as the pictures helped the little ones who couldn't read.
Here is the line up presenting their bags and me checking the items.  I think I gave them a freddo frog each for all items, some big kids were sent back to get the correct stuff!
Here is Lilly's collection of stuff.
And now the birthday cake, the brief was lollies, milky way tiny teddy cars, soccer, aeroplanes!
So I just made a number 5 cake and went crazy with all those things.  Joey loved it and helped me decorate it too.
It was a cold cold day but very colourful!
Happy 5th Birthday big boy, love you lots.