It has been a whole weekend of celebration as my little baby, who is not quite a little baby anymore (even though she constantly tries to get away with being one!) turns FIVE! For almost a month before her birthday, she has been soo looking forward to turning 5. As usual, she keeps asking when will her birthday be, and what sort of cake will it be this year, what presents will she be receiving, etc etc....
What she didn't know was that we were planning a surprise fairy princess party for her. She is enamored by princesses, adores anything pink and sparkly and princessy. So were her close friends in school. We thought it will be fun if we secretly invited a small group of princess friends to celebrate her birthday with her. Of course, it was quite a task keeping the whole thing under wraps. :) 5 yr olds are not known for their discreet personalities and true enough, there were murmurs in the week preceding the party about some friends coming over to our place. Heh, of course we denied anything of the sort with a vengeance. The result, she was simply overjoyed when the little fairy princesses started showing up at our place on saturday morning for the surprise....
Here are the pics:
We celebrated at school first with all her school friends and teachers. Cake is from the ole fav coffeebean and tea leaf children cake selection. (a bit on the sweet side, next time i will choose one without so much marzipan)
I love how they pose together :)
Us in school.
Little K, who will be starting Kindie after the march hols, can't wait to be in school!
All the doting grandparents :)
The party decor. The letters that are stuck on the wall were an inspired contribution by V. He found this website (will link it up soon) which made up all the letters of the alphabets in mazes! The girls loved it and it was going to be our backup party activity in case everybody got bored (never even had the time for it!)
Lovely tissue pom poms like the ones at Martha Stewart, except much smaller. I bought a kit for 14 of these from Daiso.Kid friendly food..... thanks to my mil who went out of the way to get the yummy muffins from choc & spice, they were great! :)
Pretty princess plates
Goodie bags (will post a tutorial on those scrunchies soon!)
Little fairy princesses having some food before the games began!
The highlight of the party was of course the "paint the house" activity that we had been excited about too! The kids of course really enjoyed all the painting, it was so cute how everybody had a very firm idea of what they wanted to paint, and in which colours.
All hard at work painting the house.... It's a fantastic present to buy for any 5 yr old in our opinion (we actually bought it from here 2 xmas-es ago but never gifted it to anybody, it has been in the storeroom all this while!). The cake on saturday was a dozen cupcakes from Crystal Jade bakery....
Another view of the party, the kids loved eating all the icing off the cupcakes.
Trying to line everybody up for a picture
So cute! :) Look at all the princesses!
Priceless smiles :)
G loved the party and has been talking about the enchanted fairies granting her wish of having all her friends over! hee....