I am one of those people that like to plan in advance, mostly. I enjoy being spontaneous, it’s a joy getting up, making a decision and going through with it but on the whole, I do like to have a well thought out plan in advance of anything important. Like a birthday….
Miss kaboodle turns three in May, (KaboodleMum turns 1 too!) and we’ve been discussing party plans for her birthday since January. It came up in conversation originally because Willow had an invite to a friends party, she was excited because to her it was her party, it took us a while to settle her down about it because she thought it was her birthday. To stop her getting over excited too soon, we’ve been talking about it a lot with her, sounds like the last thing we need to do but it has worked. The thing we stress mostly is the time she has to wait until her birthday, four months, three months, it’s almost a countdown because she agrees with us and stops jumping up and down at the thought of presents. My kaboodle kid has requested her theme already, she’s asked for a My Little Pony party, which I’m more than happy to do. Willow has also requested a Rainbow Dash dress to wear on the day, I don’t think I’ll be able to give her that though, however, I can give her a cake to remember!
A year and a half ago, I attended a cake decorating class, I did it for a few weeks and managed to learn the basics, maybe not to the professional standard, but to some-sort-of standard. Last year willow was Mr Tumble crazy and it seemed only fitting she have a Spotty Bag Cake, which I made with the help of my mother in law. My oven won’t bake anything, all my cakes turn out awful, baked to perfection on the outside, still raw on the inside….awful, so my Mother in law baked the cake for me, I then went about decorating it, it turned out really well and it’s one of my favourite cakes I’ve ever made,
It went down well and Willow enjoyed it very much.
Since we’ve already been instructed by our little princess that she wants a pony party I’ve started putting plans in motion. I’ve picked up some piping icing in purple pink and blue, all pony character colours and I’m planning on doing a tall one tier cake with rainbows and prettly girlie things like that which can be found in the world of Equestria. (That’s where the ponies live)
Since the overall theme is going to be my little pony but I don’t have the money to buy all the branded party fodder, I’ve come up with a plan to make it look like an MLP party without the price tag of Hasbro products. I will buy some rainbow paper and make paper chains, some rainbow coloured balloons and a pack of white balloons and with the White ones I’ll make a big cloud and with the rainbow ones, I’ll let them loose around the house. If I have the time, I’ll make some paper bunting and maybe draw a pony or two to put on the walls as decorations. We’ve planned on buying a piñata too, I’ve seen a cheap pony looking one in our nearby home bargains, hopefully I’ll be able to get one sooner to the time. With all that in mind I think I’ll be able to pull off a pretty good my little pony party without having to spend too much money.
The other thing we’ll be doing is having it at home and avoid inviting friends from school, I belive Miss Kaboodle is too young to have a big birthday party so instead we will have a tea party at home with the family, we can all have a slice of cake and a cup of tea to wash it down with on the afternoon of her birthday.
I’ve still got plenty of time left and if I pick things up bit by bit I’m pretty sure it will turn out alright.
The best step is saving up for the Trampoline my little whump so desperately wants (and I need, because the sofa is getting battered by her ‘gymnastics’!)
Kids, they don’t come cheap!