Before I returned to work I use to do all the cooking, including a theme'd birthday cake for the kid birthdays. There was the the Jungle Cake, Tardis (I was told the kids had interesting toilet experiences after that one with dark blue icing going through their system),the tower of cupcakes, and the fairy extravaganza for Squid's 5th birthday which cost a small fortune because it had to have fairy statues and icing fairies and pretty flowers (which meant travelling all over town to find them) because Squid expects it to look just like the book. The last couple of years my son has decided he only likes the store bought ice-cream cake (bonus) and Squid this year wanted the chocolate sponge with the custard filling that the local bakery does (double bonus). So the only cooking I had to do for squid's party was pancakes for breakfast.
But I like the planning and the designing the party favours etc. The Dr Who themed birthday party was the best I think, though the monkey's hanging from the washing line for his 5th birthday were pretty good too.
Squid was all for Pin the Tail on the Mermaid this year, when she couldn't draw a Mermaid that she was happy with, she decided that my idea of Pin the Coconut's on the Palm Tree was quite OK.
So this week my FTF is Birthdays and most of all because it's mine on Sunday.
Head on over to Mrs P's to check out everyone else's FTF.