One of the most important items at a birthday is 'the cake'. I always let each of our children choose what they would like. It makes it more personal too, as it relates to their interests. So what did Daughter No. 1 choose?
Did you see the lovely boxes up at the top? You did? They were made by my daughters at the party. I had my lovely kind mother paint them the day before the party - actually, she insisted thank goodness, as I was up to my neck in jobs.
The girls all were given a box in their party bag, along with gemstones, flowers etc to decorate one box each. I thought they would be all finished in five minutes flat. But no, they had a fantastic time and took about an hour to complete their beautiful piece of art. Give me a ten year old's party any day! They had manners, lovely compliments and someone actually wanted me to be their mum too! Like I don't have enough girls around here!!
Dinner at the restaurant went very nicely as well. Lovely girls the lot of them! Usually I can't wait for the party to end, but not this one.