Saturday, May 19, 2012

Kids Party Ideas - GIVEAWAY

My first giveaway! 

We were out to dinner with good friends last week and they were telling us about their son's birthday which had been that afternoon. We asked if they'd had the ten little boys at their house (which was looking rather tidy) and my friend said "oh no, we outsource our parties".  It got me thinking...Phil and I aren't very good at outsourcing anything. I think that's the problem when two engineers marry, they think they can (and have to) do everything themselves.  We have always hosted our own parties and put a great deal of effort into them - as well as undertaking some massive home project at the same time - like rebuilding and painting the pergola, upholstering the lounge or repainting the lounge room - all done on the eve of parties.

Anyway despite the mad effort, I do love hosting a themed birthday party for my kids.    Over the years we've had mermaid, spiderman, jungle, rapunzel and craft parties. My favourite party was my son's third birthday - a pirate theme.
Home made costumes for the family
Decorate the backyard - lots of balloons

appropriately themed table and cake
he didn't want the main cake iced...we used a home-made stencil and icing sugar

home made pirate cupcakes
happy kids
To celebrate this DIY party mentality, I have a copy of The Australian Woman's Weekly Kid's Perfect Party Book to give away. This beautiful book is a great source of ideas, inspiration and recipes.  It's divided into party themes with innovative ideas for invitations, dress-ups, games, table decorations, the food, take-home treats, and of course, the cake all created to match the party theme. Complete with easy-to-follow recipes and projects as well as a pattern sheet, the KIDS' PERFECT PARTY BOOK is the ultimate party companion.

To enter, 
1) follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know
2) Like my facebook page and leave me a comment letting me know
3) if you already follow or like me then just leave a comment on this post letting me know.  

separate entry will be entered for each comment you leave.

Good luck! The giveaway will close Friday, 25th of May at midnight AEST. The giveaway is open to both Australian and International readers.


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  1. What a great idea! I'm a happy follower, have a lovely weekend xx

  2. those cupcakes are too cute! emmy wants to have a never neverland party next year! :) i will have to remember this. and i am a follower!

  3. and now i like you on fb, too! how did i not before?!?!?

  4. The cupcakes are amazing !!! Fiona you do everything so well xx

  5. Great ideas! My 3 year old is insisting on a pirate party in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the ideas :)

  6. Great ideas! My 3 year old is insisting on a pirate party in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the ideas :)

  7. Everyone loves to party? I really like this article we sell things to do with Birthdays parties! :)

  8. What an awesome birthday party. You really went all out. It takes commitment to host your child's party. Too many parents can't be bothered. Well done!

  9. I'm not very good at outsourcing either! Would love to win a copy!

  10. One of life's most stressful events hosting children's birthday parties. I stay up till all hours the night before and when i do finally get to bed
    I have those "I haven't studied for my exam" type dreams. This book looks great.

  11. Fiona, you are SUCH a clever lady. I like and I LIKE! But have for some time, as you know. The Pirate Party is awesome, and I'll be passing on the link wherever I can. I'll sort out my tech issues so I can comment on your blog soon, but in the meantime, just know I'm out there lurking! Rxx

  12. What an amazing cupcake. Fiona, I love the way you host the kid’s party.

    1. thanks Ava. Those cup[cakes seriously took a lot longer than i expected but once I'd started there was no turning back!


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