Yesterday we had Lily’s birthday party/We’re moving away Party. Yes, yes, Lily’s birthday was well over a month ago but I swore we wouldn’t miss doing a party for her a second year in a row.
We had such a good time today. The weather was perfect as was the company. It was so nice to be with friends, even if it’s sad to realise this is goodbye.
For the party we made:
- Roasted Potato and Asparagus Salad with Chili Vinaigrette and Cilantro
- Vegetable Korma
- Chicken Enchiladas (Paxye Style sans cheese)
- Black Magic Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Icing -this cake was such a disaster while we were making it but with enough icing I was able to cover up the cracks and gaps. I guess the pans we used weren’t oiled enough because both halves stuck in the middle when trying to get them out.
Everyone brought something delicious as well. Cool quinoa and bean salads, home made pizza, gluten free options…. We had so much yummy food! I think I ate way too much!
We had the party at a local park that is loaded with new play equipment. It was so fun. Sometimes I find parks and play equipment a recipe for difficult times. I often would rather be somewhere more natural for play but it worked out so well this day. I think we had 12 kids in total and there was nary a problem.
The girls were showing us how if you had two people equal distance from each other as you walked around, the equipment didn’t spin so fast.
The adults gave it a try. We were all trying it out before the end of the day.
Adults and kids all decided to go for a spin.
We didn’t do presents, or structured games or crafts. Heck, we didn’t even sing happy birthday. It was a lot of fun just going with the flow, playing and eating when there was interest. The kids were running most of the time and would pop in when they wanted another bite of food or cup cake. The most noticeable enjoyment for me was the fact that even with the rich cake, juice, chips and cookies, there wasn’t any out of control behaviour stemmed from artificial ingredients and colours since it wasn’t in any of the food.