Monday, 10 November 2008

Happy Birthday to you....Sophie...

Sophie simply could not get to sleep the night before her birthday and she knew that Dad and I were decorating the living room, wrapping presents and tidying up a little which may not have helped. Eventually she did fall asleep and I found it hard to believe that the next day my baby would be 6 years old!
Sophie did very well and did not come into our room until 7.50am, she actually asked if she could open a present which I thought was cute. i said which one and she said, 'The really big one from Grandma and Grandad. She was told yes and shot up to the attic conversion then we smiled as little footstep were heard coming down again and kept going down again to the living room as we had moved them down there the night before! How on earth she managed to struggle upstairs with it I shall never know, but where there is a Will there is a way...
The look on her face when she took the paper off was lovely, if only it could be bottled and kept......
This is what was in the BIG box and Sophie was thrilled! Her name is Rosy and she is 63cm high. She has hair that can be brushed and plaited etc and Sophie's first remark was 'we can make some clothes for her Mummy!' I was very pleased with this because that was one of the reasons why she was looked for.

She takes clothes for a baby of 9-12 months so I shall see what baby clothes of Sophie's that I may still have.

As you can see at the top of the post my new Cupcake stand worked well and I was pleased with how it turned out. I used an icing bag and a small fluted nozzle. I then found some ready make butter icing which I do not think is as sweet and therefore not sickly. Sophie and I had lots of fun decorating them in before her friends arrived and she was pleased at having such a different 'cake'.
There were more people coming after the party so I made up a second batch....

The party games started with Pinning the tail on the donkey and a prize was given. By this time the final guest had arrived. Dad was put in charge of music and pass the parcel started. Each girl got a tiny white T-shirt. But who could wear something so small? The girls then coloured in a pre-printed design on the t-shirt with fabric pens and I ironed them to fix it.

Next, using my laundry basket and Sophie's plastic balls we had a lucky dip to find little purple fabric stars.
Each girl then had to come and collect a bag with the following in ...




In each bag was a vacuum pack of stuffing and a teddy body which the girls had to stuff, the back was zipped up then the star was given a wish and this went in the back so that the Velcro strip could seal it in. We had stuffing EVERYWHERE! and some help was needed but the girls really enjoyed their new furry friends.

Then it was clear who was going to wear the t-shirt!.....

Once all of the bears were fully finished everyone sat on a fleece rug in the centre of the living room to have a teddybears picnic birthday lunch. This was then followed by request for musical statues, some of these little girls are very good at this game, more prizes for the winners and then it was home time. One of the girls who did not want Mum to go was saying that she is not want to go home because it was 'the best party ever!' and Sophie was very tired but said it was her best day and 10/10.

Well you can not get better than that.

It was a fully packed 2 hours that flew by but everyone had a great time!

The bears came from http://www.bemybear.co.uk/. I did not want to waste money on party bag rubbish and I have always done things that they can keep, wear, make or use. They were reasonably priced, lots of things to choose from and arrived very quickly.

All over for another year, 12 months to try and come up with another idea just as good but different. However, first of all I am going to think about the next birthday which happens to be mine.

Take care

XX

14 comments:

fairychildheirlooms said...

What a fun birthday for a 6 year old! Happy Birthday, Sophie!
Missy

jo said...

Happy Birthday Sophie, that party sounded so much fun no wonder your friends didn't want to go home.

The cake looked great, I think you could have a change in career to a party organiser.

April said...

Happy birthday to Sophie!

What a great party. I also have one of those cupcake stands and they are brilliant

April xx

Nan said...

What fun! Sounds like the doll will be a continued hit for years to come too!

wonderwoman said...

wow what a great party!! those bears look soo cute, what a brilliant idea!
you must be exhausted!

xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! I think that sounds like a fab birthday party, can I come next year please?
Twiggy x

Heart in the country said...

I hope Sophie has a great day! Love your cupcake stand :0)

Country Bliss said...

Happy birthday Sophie.
Brilliant idea to have the teddies, I must remember that one. Lovely cupcake cake too.
Yvonne x

JuliaB said...

Happy birthday to Sophie. The years do go by far too quickly! x

M.Kate said...

I will be as excited as Sophie too if I knew these were waiting for me...love the cupcakes!!!

picciolo said...

wow what a great idea, I love the bears! I didn't do party bags either, each party goer got a craft kit instead. How funny, both our girls were 6, we both did cupcakes and neither of us did the usual party bags!
: )

Kitty said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! It sounds like she had the best party - wonderful. x

Primrose Corner said...

Happy birthday Sophie. I love the bear idea. I'm with you on party bg rubbish it seems such a waste. I think the stuffed bear idea would work for children (girls anyway) much older than you dear Sophie too. It feels great when a idea makes them so happy too doesn't it?

Best wishes...

Chocolate Cat said...

Happy Birthday to Sophie! What a fantastic party!!! I love everything about it, the cake , the games and especially the bears! I have always had parties at home for the kids and find that they love the homemade food and games rather than the big flashy parties elsewhere.

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