There is nothing quite like the blind excitement of a day all about you. Monty has been looking forward to his birthday party and the big chocolate cake he would have since before Solstice.

Do you recall the parties you had as a child? I do and I think I’m influenced by what stood out for me; not the children’s entertainers but the simple pleasures of running around, playing silly games and the party tea. I embrace these memories when I’m planning my children’s parties and stick to simple activities with lots of time for free play.

This Saturday we followed a Gruffalo (who had stolen our jammy dodgers), played in the park, ate sausages, got covered in chocolate cake crumbs and crowned a crazy-dance-musical-statues champion. Afterwards the family rode scooters and bikes and sang happy birthday to our youngest member.

A gathering which is almost a cause for celebration in and of itself. Family and friends taking time to show how much they love each other. Creating memories of sunny days which were so much fun you thought you might burst.

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  • Reply Corinne March 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Gorgeous photos and what a lovely birthday party you planned!

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Thank you x

  • Reply Gillian March 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Hi there – just stumbled across your blog. It’s lovely. Great photos. Your jammy dodgers looks amazing, so neat!

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Gillian and glad you came to visit x

  • Reply The Mad House March 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Looks like a great celebration

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

      It was pretty good, thanks.

  • Reply Kelly March 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. I am really looking forward to Piran’s this year, now they really have an idea of what is going on.

    Happy birthday to Monty xxx

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

      Thank you! The third birthday is a tipping point in terms of parties, so much fun!

  • Reply Bekka March 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Just the kind of party that makes me long to be a kid again and have that grin you have when it’s your very own party and the grown-ups are all a-buzz. And if I was a kid I would’ve sneaked off with at least 3 of those maltesers from atop the cake…and said ‘it wasn’t me’ with choc around my chops! Happy days xx

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:12 am

      I was the kind of kid who would have done exactly the same!

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  • Reply Sarah, Maison Cupcake March 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the malteser cake. Looks fantastic! Hope it was a great party!

    • Reply Kat March 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Thank you Sarah, there weren’t even crumbs left :)

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