A few weeks ago we received an invitation we couldn't refuse - an invite to a very special little girls 3rd birthday party. Arth and M were born the same week and I met M's Mummy at our NCT class - as cliched as it sounds we are now the best of friends. We got each other through those tough early days of being first time Mummies struggling with feeding/ sleep/getting out the house/ sleep!!. M and her Mummy lived just around the corner which meant we would often meet up for an end of day cuppa around the dreaded melt down- o'clock! Absolute life saver!!
Arth and M have also grown a special bond - and even though we are now miles away in Cornwall we have managed to meet up a fair bit and continue our exciting adventures which now include sleepovers!!! This has led to us discovering their more mischievous side - one morning we woke up early, only to hear giggling in our living room, there we found two chocolate- covered toddlers scoffing a box of milk tray!
The theme of M's birthday was 'Pirates and Princesses' - ideal for us as we have managed to acquire a large collection of all things pirate themed since our Cornish move. The birthday girl opted for the princess option and even wore a 'vintage' gown....(her Mum's old bridesmaid dress .... does the 80's count as vintage?)
The boys got stuck in and by the end of an action packed afternoon they had walked the plank, created crowns, picked up a few pirate tattoos and even met a 'real' pirate (M's very sporting uncle made a hillarious guest appearance and got all the little pirates and princesses worked up a treat before leading them off on a treasure hunt!)
Just as the boys were about to crash from all the excitement it was time to sing Happy Birthday to M and enjoy a slice of the fairytale birthday cake lovingly baked by M's talented Grandma . She also managed to whip up these fun pirate cupcakes and cake pop favours for each little party guest.... super Gran!
(Check out 'The Comfort Kitchen' on facebook for more of her inspiring bakes!)
We had a fantastic time at M's party - Arthur kept demanding to see pictures of the cake again!!
The birthday girl was blown away by it all and thoroughly enjoyed being in the limelight for the day! I believe she was tucked up in bed very early that night after a little too much fun :)
The Princess and Pirates theme was a massive hit too - def one I will be nabbing for one of the boys future birthdays.
If you are after any more party ideas take a look at my previous party posts....