Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Charlie's Second Birthday Party

Many apologies to those of you who have been waiting for this post!  I've been traveling within the UK and to Germany for work and Jason is currently in Amsterdam as I write this.  It has taken me a few weeks, but I'm happy to finally get pictures of Charlie's birthday party up!

First of all, you should know that there were balloons . . . lots of balloons . . . two hundred balloons to be exact!

The overall effect was a bit hard to capture, but you can get the idea from the pictures:

They were SUPER fun and festive and Charlie LOVED them!  They had to be blown up that morning (unless they arrived "treated" the day before, but that sounded awfully chemically for a kid's party).  So we had a guy arrive at 7am to start blowing up balloons with a huge helium tank.  Charlie slept in pretty late so they were all blown up and ready to go by the time she woke up.  She was thrilled!

The rest of the party was pretty simple, we had brunch foods complete with mimosas for the adults and flavoured milk for the kids (and Josh).  We added sprinkles to the rims of the glasses by dipping them in powdered sugar and water and then into a pile-o-sprinkles:

The cake was also sprinkle themed:


As were the party favours:

I didn't want to organise many activities but I did make a "Pin the Face on Charlie" game.  It started off looking like this before we played:

I spun the kids around and let them put the individual face parts on without a blindfold:

It ended up like this:

It was pretty hysterical to watch.  That bow tie just kills me!  

Everyone seemed to have a great time, and Charlie loved opening all her gifts:

Her favourite part may have been having everyone sing happy birthday to her.  She seemed so flattered and honoured by it all!  The look on her face while people sang was absolutely priceless:

It was a fantastic day!

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