Best Kids Parties: Balloons & Bubbles

My Party

Name: Little W, Age 3
Location: Auckland, NZ

When asked what he wanted for a birthday cake, the only sensible answer I got was balloons. So there began the balloons theme. Bubbles got added when I got carried away and decided to theme the food as well. 

Decoration was minimal (I themed the food remember), but I like to say high impact: the balloon garland is so pretty I plan to leave it there until it shrivels into a deflated state. 

To eat we had gingerbread balloons, “bubble” corn, fruit balloons, rice bubble slice, meat ball-oons and various other edible balloon and bubble concoctions (some you had to use your imagination for more than others…).

The grand centrepiece (of which I am quite proud) was the hot air balloon cake!

Too bad my boy seemed to think his Duplo friends were building a fence. He is only two and a half… everyone else got it. However, lesson learnt, and next time I will stick with construction themes. Afterall, last year he was only one and a half but knew immediately that I’d put all my love (if not skill) into a hammer cake.

It was my first attempt at fondant and it went very well all things considered; however, the woven basket was hardly for beginners. It was one of those times where you have an idea in your head and 9 times out of 10 it looks a million times better in your head. This was the one time where the reality looked pretty close to the picture in my head. Yay for small miracles!

Thanks, Jolene!

(Images: Duck Egg Blue)


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