On her actual birthday, we had some friends over for dinner and used it as an excuse to eat delicious seafood (fresh tiger prawns - yum!). We had pre-baked 2 cakes, and the kids decorated them with edible sparkly paints until they looked almost inedible:
Today we hosted 20 energetic 4 year olds for her birthday party. We couldn't have asked for better weather (thank goodness) so they could run around outside and the house was not trashed as much as it otherwise would have been.
About 60 mini cupcakes were baked and iced.
This cake was made, a la the Womens Weekly retro kids cake book... They have cakes in there that I had for my own birthday parties as a child :-)
Decorations were put up. This reminds me of a scene out of The Castle ;-)
Party hats are a must at any birthday party.
20 tornadoes unleashed in the games room...
There was also painting...
And party games.
It was a very successful party. We are all now thoroughly exhausted!