I told the children a story about how a long time ago there was a castle on the land we were on. When they demolished the castle, there was a treasure left in the basement. So across the road on the reserve there are hundreds of valuable jewels that have been mixed with the earth by the bulldozers. They went off in search of their treasure and returned with a stack of large plastic jewels (Spotlight). Then we played pass the parcel and did a few craft activities. We all watched Joseph play Happy Birthday on the organ for Audrey. It was so sweet to watch her take it all so seriously!
Then Auds got to say a 'few' words...she lost them after a few minutes but wasn't worried...after that we dug into the yummy Princess Belle cake. All the kids seemed to have a wonderful time together. There were no dramas at all; even the birthday girl didn't melt down! She was totally spoiled by her friends too. We are still opening new toys every day, I am trying to string it out a bit and make it last!
I made her princess dress as a special surprise with a bit (read a lot) of help from my mum. It was quite simple as we used a singlet from SUPRE and gathered about 5 layers of fabric for the skirt. A few embellishments and a fancy hairdo and she was looking perfect! I am so glad I was finally able to do this for her...it has been a long time in the planning! I only wish I had someone come to take the photos for me... next time perhaps!