My twins are 6. I’m not sure how it happened but I’m always happy that we have moved past the first year with twins which was definitely the hardest year……………..of my life. I had always promised the twins a party for their first year of school. And so even at 38 weeks pregnant and a week before my delivery date we had a party. 11 girls, 6 boys, my big girl and a few of her friends and my littlest two as well. There were a few moments during the party preparations where I did question what I was doing to myself….knitting and the couch were looking much more enticing than cleaning the house and getting ready.
When it came to food we had all the old favourites like sausage rolls, party pies, cocktail franks, ham and cream cheese sandwiches, jelly cups, marshmallows dipped in chocolate as well as fruit kebabs for something healthy. Oh and chips, lemonade and apple juice.
I got out my very trusty women’s weekly birthday cake books and baked a 6 cake for each of my twinnies. I always get very anxious about the decorating part and it was a bit tricky getting the icing into those curved inside bits. I did my usual dirty icing layer and then hoped for the best with the next layer. I will never win a cake off or baking competition but the twins said I had outdone myself and that’s the important thing. They thought the cakes were fabulous.
We had a fabulous facepainter who did Keira’s party a few years ago and I would totally recommend her to everyone and that keeps everyone happy. She had a queue going for most of the party and did a fabulous job. Thank you Helen. When I asked tillie the best thing about the party she said the face-painting. And it keeps everyone busy.
and even if you don’t like having your face done then hands and arms are perfect too.
We had a pinata (I need to buy my friend lisa new occy straps since someone decided to use them to hang up the pinata!!), pass the parcel, hide and seek, musical statues, the boys did a running race, pin the tail on bullseye, we had cake then some more games then home time. I was exhausted. I had two peppermint teas straight after everyone left. Even when I say I’ll do a simple party at home it always ends up to be lots of work but so much fun. Everyone had a ball including the parents and I’m so glad I managed to squeeze it in before our little baby arrives.
I had the sorest back ever after the party so got straight into a big hot bath and got comfy on the couch that night. I am still a bit pooped, my back and legs are feeling it but we made memories and tested out the new house and yard for our first party and it was perfect. Baby’s baptism will be next……………………………