Miss TT turns 5 – the party

Miss TT is officially 5. No longer a Toddler Tornado, she shall now be known on this blog as Miss T. The tornado tendencies are still there but as she keeps telling me, she’s a big girl now.

We celebrated with a small afternoon tea party with family on Sunday. Well, as small as our family gets at 26 people.

Mueller Park in Subiaco was the perfect venue – play equipment for the cousins to play on, a shady spot under the trees for us adults and most importantly, the park is gated. No bolts for freedom from my little runner, Mr TT.

There was party food…

lamingtons    party food

And of course cake. For anyone as pissweak as me at decorating cakes, I highly recommend this one. It ticked all the boxes as Miss T wanted a chocolate cake and she loves Smarties. I baked a basic chocolate cake and then iced it with chocolate icing. Any shoddy icing work is hidden nicely by the wall of Kit Kat fingers and Smarties piled on top. A pink ribbon around the cake keeps any stray Kit Kats from falling (plus it looks a little bit fancy).

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birthday cake

Mr TT was super keen to blow out the candles for his sister. This didn’t go down so well with her…

blowing out candles

Miss T was thoroughly spoilt in the gift department. Apart from the few gifts Handy Hubby and I gave her, she was lucky enough to receive a beach towel, skipping rope, gorgeous night lights for her room, a Tiger Tribe kite, Seed socks and hair accessories plus lots of craft goodies that will keep her happy and busy. All lovely and practical gifts. She’s one lucky girl.

My clever Mum bought her this beautiful Penny Scallan Tote Bag. Such a useful gift that will come in handy for sleepovers and holidays. This design is called “Chirpy Bird” but it also comes in 6 other designs for girls and boys. It’s a great size and there’s lots of compartments and zip pockets inside and out. Made from 100% cotton canvas with a water repellent coating and polyester lined, the bag is BPA free and easy to wipe clean.

Penny Scallan tote bag  Miss TT with Penny Scallan tote bag

I was utterly pooped by the end of the day. I think Miss T was still high from the fun of it all (and the sugar). I love gifts and seeing the excitement on the faces of kids opening them. The highlight of my day however was seeing Miss T so happy, playing and celebrating with those closest to her.

Miss T and me

Any tips for a foolproof birthday cake?

What’s your favourite party food?

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