Sunday, 1 July 2007

Once upon a time ...


Once upon a time, not that long ago, in Far Far Away land it rained, and it rained and it rained. The lovely princess was expecting the princes and princesses from afar to come and celebrate her birthday in the palace grounds. But this was a tale of Happy Never After and Far Far Away was transformed into Near, Near to Home for the day!


Well rain abandoned play in this household too! The shrekalicious barbecue and outdoor feast were cancelled and an indoor banquet was the order of the day. Thankfully the princess' parents had been blessed with the best guests ever and it all went off without a hitch! Mudpies were eaten and not thrown! Shrek slime was made and enjoyed without turning the whole kitchen into a swamp (2 parts cornflour to 1 part coloured water plus the odd toad or lizard).


Pass the Onion (parcel) because ogres are like onions, they have many layers, was played and prizes were swapped! Pin the Tail on donkey (ouch!) was a huge success.

Gingerbread men were decorated and fallen in love with. Princess Fiona was successfully found in the treasure hunt, the little minx had been hiding in the tent in the rain. A pinata that the princess had made to look like a castle was thumped into submission and the princess' mummy was so pleased to find that the confetti had been strewn everywhere!

And if that wasn't enough 5 lucky princesses spent the night and were up, bless them, at 5.15am to have some more fun ....

... so this is how we are all feeling now!

37 comments:

Heidi said...

This sounds like the most fun party! I think you are one special mother. Rain or not, this party will be remembered for a very long time I am sure. I hope you are finding time now to sit and relax with a cup of tea.

Ali said...

OMG all that and a sleepover too - you are the best Mummy. Everything looked amazing. A 3 gin-and-tonic reward to you!

Tracy said...

slime, sleepovers and sweets!
sounds like a great party x
award yourself a gold star!
sending birthday wishes x
tracy x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh Kim! You must be ready to have a nice long nap like the wolf did in Fiona's castle bed when Prince Charming found him! The party sounds like it was successful even though your enchanted forest was contained within four walls! I commend you!!! Little girl sleepovers... we haven't had one for the girls yet, but we have for our boys, and they never do seem to need much sleep, do they?! heehee

Sew Recycled! said...

Oh I did think of you on Saturday - But what fun they must have had and I think it sounds like you might have enjoyed it a wee bit too! Well done Kim!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Love those gingerbread men.....

hannah said...

what a fantastic party! looks like the rain didnt spoil the fun. we went to see shrek 3 yesterday afternoon so now i feel like we have bonded!!!

The Crafts House said...

memories that will last a life time!Great ideas
sandra

Raindrops said...

Sounds like my sort of party. Love gingerbread men too. Tricia

Alison said...

You certainly know how to through a party!!!
Sounds fun.
Alison x

weirdbunny said...

What an amazing party they must have had. Shame about the rain. Summer has clearly bypassed us. We haven't entered the realm of sleepovers yet. You should clearly be rewarded with lots of chocolate and some headache tablets !

Suzie Sews said...

What a lovely post, it made me smile.
Suzie Sews
PS thanks for my bithday wishes.

sarah said...

Looks so fab, did you get lots of pics?

blueberry hill said...

what fab pics of the party-of-all-parties! Sounds wonderful fun for all involved, not just the princesses!

Annie x

cammyk said...

What an amazing party!! You are one special Mommy.

mollycupcakes said...

Well done princess mummy, all your hrad work paid off. And it sounds like the all the little princesses and princes had the best time in Far far away indoors.
Take that rain you didn't spoil a thing. :)

Catherine x

ShabbyInTheCity said...

That is the cutest party ever!
She will always remember what trouble her mom and dad went to for her. (Hopefully!)

Lynda said...

It sounds like a wonderful time was had by all! Everything looks delightful and I'm sure that in spite of being a wee bit tired (okay, a LOT tired!) it was a day to remember! Blessings to your little princess! ♥

Isabelle said...

Ah yes, the party and sleepover stage! Lovely in its way, but I don't really miss it now I'm ancient...

I remember Daughter 2 and her friends, too numerous for her bedroom, had one sleepover in the sitting room after which she told us that they opened the patio doors and played in the garden at 5 am. Aargh! Child molesters! Burglars! (Fortunately not.)

carolyn said...

What brilliant fun!

Twinkle Pink said...

That rain it's driving us mad!!!

What great idea's you have had, now you can put your feet up.

best wishes Ginny

She'sSewPretty said...

HaHaHa.....You made me laugh. I remember those days well. Once in awhile I invite my nieces for a sleepover to recapture the feeling. I miss those days....then again...I don't! LOL

Clare said...

Hi Kim, what a wonderful post - you certainly know how to throw a party for children! We could despair at the dreadful weather but you made the most of it! Clare x

Samantha said...

Sounds as though the children had a great time - you must be shattered.

Just as well it's only once a year!

dottycookie said...

Wow. I am lost for words. Just ... wow!

Can I come next year?!

Hope you enjoyed it too - it sounds as if you all had a great time.

meggie said...

What fun!!

Wild Rose said...

It looks like a lot of fun, but hard work for Mum!

Marie x

picperfic said...

oh what fun....you darling Mummy!

Mary said...

Sounds like a fab party. I know its always hard graft but just think of the wonderful memories you and your chldren will have in years to come. P.S. did any of them throw up on the sofa that happened after one of ours once!!!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh I really loved this magical post!!!! And the pictures too!!!!! What a sweet mom you are!!!!

Kris said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!!! What lucky princes and princesses!

Jane said...

You certainly know how to throw a party! Can we all come over next time?

French Knots said...

I'm sure she'll remember such a wonderful party for years to come.......but a 5.15 start next morning aarrgghh! Hope you had a well earned glass of wine or two once it was all over.

Rowan said...

Sounds as though the princes and princesses had a lovely time in spite of it raining in Far Far Away land. The princess' mummy must have worked very hard and been very tired at the end of the celebrations. I remember it all well and I'm really,really glad that remembering is all I have to do these days:)

Annie said...

Sounds like a great party. Lucky little royals. Loved the gingerbread men. Well Done!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh everything is so divine! I love the mudpies... too too cute!!! I bet your daughter thinks she has the best parents in the world! What a grand party you had!
Heather :)

Louise said...

Oh there is nothing better than a theme party and you did an amazing job. I love the green, the pies, the gingerbread men - all of it!. I'm so impressed you had a sleepover afterwards! What wonderful memories for a girl to have!