Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cutest Party EVER!

Ok team, here's the plan. 

Find two sisters. Have them live really far apart. 

Like Perth - Venice far apart.  

Then have them give birth to their children at around the same time. Make the kids a girl and a boy. Wait a year, then have everyone gather together at the grandparent's house for a ridiculously cute first birthday party.


You'll need the basics - a Women's Weekly Birthday Cake number one cake. 

Wait... let's make it two cakes, one in pink, one in blue. (Put them on separate cake boards, so no one confuses a joint first birthday with that of a transgendered eleven year old. You can never be too careful.)


Order in the biggest, sugary cupcakes you can find, because dude, those things have glitter on them. Glitter! 

And add gourmet party pies, sausage rolls and the best pasties in Western Australia. 


Better get someone to make fairy bread... and lollies, too please!



Find an engineer with heaps of spare time and a hankering to DO something, and get him to hang your decorations. This ensures perfect uniformity, and gets Uncle Seb out of everyone's hair for at least three hours - engineers get it right the first time, but damn, they take their time.


Finally, add in a liberal sprinkling of helium balloons (don't let the teenage hooligan take them outside and let them go, you'll have none left) and then invite over the absolute plethora of people who love those two little babies. It will be a total hit!



{Word of warning. If you just happen to be visiting this party with a three year old and a one year old, for example, and you leave the three year old in the care of her Papa while you put the one year old to bed, make EXTRA SURE that while you're gone, said three year old doesn't consume more than one cupcake. Two is probably too many, three definitely so. In fact, three will probably cause those cupcakes to be regurgitated all over you and your shared bed six hours later. How do I know these things? Intuition. Certainly not hard won experience. Ahem. In other news, I may never be able to eat pink cupcakes again.}

20 comments:

  1. oh dear, somethings are learnt the hard way.
    On the plus side that sounds like a fab party.

    cheers Kate

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    1. The problem is, I don't think it WAS learnt! She still asked for a cupcake for afternoon tea today! Crazy kid.

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  2. Oh pink spew...!!! could have been worse....I love a good party...

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  3. I don't think I'll ever be able to eat pink cupcakes again either now.
    ~S.

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  4. That sounds like one fun party, pink glittery cupcakes and engineers excepted - hope the babies enjoyed their day too.

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    1. The engineer was a highlight, actually! He make take his time with pompoms, but he's a dab hand with kids. The babies had a wonderful time, they were thoroughly doted on (as usual, actually!)

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  5. I made the exact same Women's Weekly number one cake for Fatty's 1st birthday..

    I had to alter it slightly because I didn't have the exact tin size but it was a 2 layer, whipped cream filled, pink butter cream and royal icing covered success!

    I hoped the birthday babies enjoyed theirs just as much as mine enjoyed hers :D

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    1. Oh, that sounds absolutely awesome! I bet it went down a treat. I love filled cakes.

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  6. As a qualified town planner I loved your dig at Uncle Engineer!

    Sounds like a blast - particularly the aftermath - NOT!

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    1. Well, the aftermath was kind of....blasty. Ahem.

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  7. Thirty isn't too old for fairy bread at birthday celebrations... right? Cause I really want some now...

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    1. No. Absolutely not. I plan to be eating it in my nineties...

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  8. Lovely - every single bit oozing with love :)

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    1. It was the nicest party, Charlotte! I kind of wish I could show more photos, but I didn't want to put people on here without permission, and I didn't want to ask them in case I looked like a hopeless wanker...

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  9. Wow, awesome party! Instructions for one of my parties?

    1. Forget about upcoming birthday until a few days before.
    2. Ponder whether to invite friends and family to some last-minute bash. Ponder loudly enough to get birthday child excited.
    3. Forget to plan last-minute bash. Birthday child will be sad but that's your punishment for so totally sucking at life.
    4. Remember the day before that the birthday child requires gifts. Buy some.
    5. Either make the worst cake in the world that goes completely, horribly wrong, or buy something perfect from The Cheesecake Shop at the last minute.
    6. Pretend that so far as birthdays and parties go, This Will Do.

    My Poor Children. I'd better get my act together before they get old enough to start to resent the whole deal outlined above.

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    1. This actually sounds far more enjoyable than my usual plan, which usually involves a military timeline, frantic stress-cleaning and staying up until 2am icing some horrendous creation that no one really notices anyway. I might just take your advice...

      (At least you're starting as you mean to continue. My mum started strong then collapsed in a heap. I still remember crying about her not even bothering to pull the Woolworths wrapper off my 10th birthday cake. And after my seventh birthday was a pirate party that included properly boarding and "stealing" a REAL BOAT, dammit. Far better to keep their hopes realistic.)

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