Forgive me for not blogging much of late, I've been preoccupied with Missy's fourth birthday. Insanely we decided that as we'd done a party at home for Buster's fourth birthday that it would be a sinch to do it all over again for Missy forgetting that we're almost a decade older, our house has less room now that we have a fourth member of the family and we have more friends with children than we did back then.
That said she had a brilliant weekend and that more than makes up for the exhaustion, grey hairs and bruises.
I'll try and sum up the highlights as briefly as I can as I know stories involving other people's kids are quite often yawnsome
Missy loves the film The Wizard of Oz so we decided on that as the theme for the party so I made some suitably Oz invitations involving lots of green and red glitter and sent them out.
One of Missy's favourite activities at present is dressing up. She has a cupboard in her bedroom dedicated to this hobby so I thought it only right and proper that she dress as Dorothy Gale for the occasion and during the clothing sale at my local supermarket I snapped up a blue gingham school summer dress for the princely sum of £2.50 and butchered it to make the dress. I added some blue ric rac braiding to a white t-shirt she already had and a pretty red tutu that she'd kindly inherited from Mrs D's little one (thanks again Mrs D), so I only really had to purchase some ruby slippers which I got super cheap off the t'interweb.
I initially wanted baskets as party bags but this proved problematic as the only baskets I could find were either too small or too big so I settled for some blue gingham print party boxes
which I personalised with a photoshopped image of Missy as Dorothy
I then set about a spot of baking
Making a Wizard of Oz inspired cake for the party
and a traditional princess cake for the family get together we were having the following day
I constructed a few themed props to decorate the house
Ironically our bell is actually out of order
I borrowed a load of pretty bunting balls that my sister had bought to decorate the marquee at her wedding, very Munchkin Land-esque
and made a tin man for a game of pin the heart on the tin man, here's Missy all dressed up taking her turn.
Missy had a great time and even received a couple of themed gifts, this scanimation book of the movie from Nanny
and this cute little bag with a ruby slippers print from the lovely Mrs Z
Happy Fourth Birthday Missy! xx