Finally getting around to sharing this before the birthday month is out. Our little lady is three. THREE. In some ways it seems impossible. Life is undoubtedly fuller, lovelier, funnier and more exhausting than ever and that's deserving of a rather pink celebration.
At very short notice, the birthday girl specifically and determinedly requested a Hello Kitty theme - too late for any online shopping, Mummy was left to work her birthday fairy magic with a little help from Sainsbury's and excellent cake making Granny Scotland.
This is the first time E has had a theme of her choice, proper party bags and games of Pass the Parcel and Musical Bumps and she completely loved it.
The pink table all set and the party bags stuffed.
We kept the menu simple for the little guests with finger sandwiches, crisps, fruit and hummus with crudites (ha ha) and chocolate treats and birthday cake of course. The contented crunch of pom bears around the table, summed it up. And, to keep the grown up tummy's from rumbling Chris made three incredible quiche: Beetroot and Goat's Cheese, Ham and Anster cheese and Hot Smoked Salmon and Spring Onion with a mountain of green salad (they went down so well, we didn't get chance to try them). Then grown ups finished off with a slice of lemon and elderflower drizzle before trying to explain to their adorable children the rules of the party games!
Ham and Anster.
Beetroot and Goat's Cheese.
Hot smoked Salmon and Spring Onion.
Chocolate treats and chocolate fingers!
Hello Kitty cake.
I'll just check this icing...
Happy third birthday little darling. Watching you grow has been the biggest, sweetest treat.