What a jam packed weekend, absolutely choc full of goodness. However, I am almost voiceless and more than a little weary after the past month which was then punctuated by this gobsmacker of a weekend. I tried to keep Coco’s party fairly stress free, yes I did some baking and made Coco butterfly wings but those are things I love doing and find relaxing and wherever I could I included her. She even helped whip up everyone’s invite!
But really aside from my mate Peta, who helped with all the food preparation among other things, it was really Dawn Tan who swept in and saved the day. Book her! Book her now! She’s awesome.Now as tears fill my eyes for the millionth time these last few days (I am soooo emotional at the moment. Who’s with me?) I just want to say this to my dear little ladybird.
Coco, I hope sometime we can look back on this day and you will see yourself surrounded by family and friends who truly love you. That you can see how you’ve always been so creative ever since you were little. And that we can reflect on the one and only time Mama ever made cake pops for you. Because quite possibly, I will NEVER make those freaking things again. Love Mama x
So here goes….Coco’s party in 20 photos or less. Like all good parties there was barely enough time to pick up the camera….Coco’s wings. I have not one photo of her actually wearing them, maybe because she whipped them off within seconds of entering the party and by the end of the morning they were trashed. (I am actually still laughing now as I sit at the computes looking at that second photo!)Tigers! and Crocodiles! and Sharks! and Fairies! and a small Blues Brother! Oh my!Painted pots and paper flowers and radish seeds to take home and plant. Dawn thought of everything. And due to short attention spans and a glorious day, Dawn also ended up inside finishing everyone’s pots for them. Ahh cake pops. Little buggers.
I envisioned sweet little lady birds stuck into styro foam that I’d covered in astro turf. Instead I got mishappen cake balls rolled in hundreds and thousands. Having said that there were plenty made and they were all eaten and enjoyed and I swear I’ve never laughed so hard trying to make them with Peta. We were so hysterical, Andy said it was like there were hyena’s in the kitchen. This is the only photo I got of the remaining few and that’s Pete’s had trying to straighten up the darn things. Has anyone attempted these? I was given this amazing book last year and I feel as though I followed the recipe correctly. I’ll get you next time my pretty’s, next time…..The best big brother in the world.Three of my favourite ladies. And they all belong to me!A big chocolate log/branch/something from the woods with mushrooms that actually worked!
And that’s it for now. I’m taking a break from this space to make the most of the fact that my Mum is in town to mind the kids whilst I get through my orders and start planning my Craft Vic window.
I want to say thank you for all the gorgeous comments I’ve received lately. So kind! I appreciate ever single one of them. Happy Easter y’all. I’ll see you next week xx