Friday, 8 October 2010

Pop Princess 3rd Birthday

Pop Princess turned 3 on Wednesday, where have those 3 years gone?! my little girl is not quite so little any more. On the eve of her birthday when her daddy went to kiss her goodnight she announced "Daddy, tomorrow I will be turning 3" in such a matter of fact kind of way.

We had decided on a cup cake themed party as she is mad about cakes. So preparations started the week before and as well as the traditional Pass the parcel, we were also going to do pin the cherry on the cup cake, cake decorating and have a cup cake pinata.

So PP and I got to work on the pinata which was paper mache moulded around a balloon for the top and a flower pot for the bottom, which we then stuck together and painted. We also made paper chains to decorate the room and bought some large pink card to draw the cake for the pin the cherry on the cupcake game. It was great fun making them together and as the weather was so awful in the lead up to the party it gave us a great activity to do whilst it rained outside.

I was trying to be as organised as possible this year but as usual with a husband that unfortunately works late and had big deadlines to meet I was having to organise most of it by myself. I thought we were doing OK but on the morning of the party I was racing around like a headless chicken, trying to entertain PP and Rock Baby, tidying the house, setting up the party, getting myself ready and preparing the food. The party started at 3pm and at 2.45 we were only just doing the sandwiches for their tea! thank goodness one of my good friends offered to come over early and she was a life saver helping to get the food done.

I felt a bit bad though as my husband had taken the day off work and I was getting myself in such a flap I was just barking orders at him all day, I bet he wished he had stayed at work!

We had 8 energetic 3 yr olds for tea and 4 babies and it was a great afternoon. My step mum made the most amazing cake which went down a storm. She is so clever, I only wish I could make things like that.

Pin the cherry on the cupcake was a non starter as they didn't want to be blindfolded! and pass the parcel was hilarious as each of them was holding onto the parcel for dear life or just unwrapping it regardless of whether the music stopped!

The Pinata looked fab although they each pulled a ribbon but the damn thing didn't fall apart like it should have done so I ended shaking it and ripping it a bit and ended up with the top half of it on my head which the kids found hugely entertaining.

PP favourite present was her pink microphone and she was doing her best Liam Gallagher impression on it.....maybe she will take after me and work in the music industry!


  1. Happy 3rd birthday PP! the party looks and sounds fab! Well done mummy! X
    (can you come and do a party for me next!?) x

  2. Ah, happy birthday sweetheart!


  3. Mad isn't it, how time flies. Loving the pinata, great idea. I can always remember my niece's birthday where her Dad did a homemade one but was a little over jealous with the paper mache glue. The kids were whacking it for ages, adults had to take over and it was like a scene from 'Parenthood' with it on the floor and us cutting it open! Happy Birthday little lady!

  4. Sounds fantastic to me. I would love a cupcake party

  5. the pinata was hilarious they were all looking at me when nothing happened when i resorted to ripping it up myself, part landed on pop princess's head the other on mine! it was a great party