Well "Thikth" poor thing as six really is pretty rough to try and say with no front teeth!
While Meg wanted to go bowling for her birthday Amy wanted a party.
Yeah! Thought me. I love birthday parties. My sister is five years younger than me and I remember 'producing' her birthday parties too. The un-partying Japan is a bit of a disappointment for my creative desires.
So yeah! A party! Pirate theme? Fairy theme? Animal theme? What do you want? Guest list? Party games? Tell me what you want!
Well, seems "party" is a pretty all encompassing word. Amy wanted no theme, no games, one friend, free play and lots of balloons.
That's not a party- that's a play date....
Oh well, it's her day not mine (you're all invited to my pirate themed, dress up, scavenger hunting, pinata bashing, pass the parcelling, no holdsbarred birthday party next July!) so we invited S-kun and his sister as his sister is Meg's friend and by inviting her we doubled our guest list!
Before everyone arrived we opened presents with Grandpa chiming in on skype:
This is a shocking picture and K is so talented at taking them that I honestly wonder how it could possibly be accidental sometimes but he's too nice a guy for it not to be but anyway, I like it as Amy is jumping up and down in her new shoes from Obaachan and singing 'fast shoes! fast shoes! I got fast shoes, too!'
The guests arrived at 10 and I forgot to take pictures. Oops. The kids made their own place mats (stickers and glitter and pictures on paper that I laminated and walah! place mats.) and then played outside in the sandpit and cubby while I set up the lunch of egg salad sandwiches, a DIY hotdog bar, guacamole and veggie sticks, fairy bread and cake. It was such a very bready meal I was worried the Japanese kids would be a bit put off but woah baby, no problems! We went through 3 packs of hotdog rolls and even the fairy bread and guacamole was lapped up.
The request for the cake was 'chocolate and very pink and lots and lots ofhearts'. This is what I came up with:
Shocking photo. Guess it's not just K, huh?
Amy was thrilled and a little speechless:
And after I reassured the guests and their mum that food dye is not poisonous and that while colourful the cake was indeed edible it was a great time.
I'm hoping so much fun was has we can go for at least six kids, a pirate theme, a scavenger hunt and why not even tractor rides next time!