We have all been super sick here at Pirate HQ. Three visits to the GP, two at home visits from the after hours Doctor and one little Pirate with a fever so high he started hallucinating, kind of sick. Possibly the real flu our GP thinks. Nevertheless, by Thursday evening we were given the all clear and so decided to go ahead and have The Best Birthday Party Ever!
Thursday and Friday were thus spent whipping up all sorts of brightly coloured party food. Remarkably almost all of it was made with natural colours!
I couldn't bring myself to bake the ubiquitous rainbow cake though, he got a basic butter cake with 100s and 1000s on top instead!
Felt Lowly Worms from Scarry's Best Make It Book Ever he did get though! He adored them and sat watching me make them fascinated by the process. (They are super easy if any one is scared of giving it a go!)
The cup cake toppers I made using a scrap booking hole punch thing from Spotlight, double sided sticky tape, toothpicks and a dog-eared, scribbled all over copy of an old Scarry Golden Book.
We set up a play Busytown using the Thomas train tracks turned over to the road side and various wooden cars and trucks. Running down the centre of the table we had the fold out Busytown Lift the Flap Book.
Party games included the great Goldbug scavenger hunt. I gathered all the kids together and showed them how in Cars and Trucks and Things that Go there is a Goldbug hidden on every page. Then explained that they had to go and find all the Goldbugs hidden in the garden.
There was also the great sack race.....
..... which did end in tears....
Happy Birthday Mr 4!