07 September 2011

Toddlers Xmas Party

December 2010

Austin's Xmas Party

Poor little Austin was a little upset he was missing out on all the Christmas Parties. Both his brothers were going to Christmas Parties and Mum and Dad were going to Work Christmas Parties. So I got talking to a few mums who had children around Austin's age and they thought it was a great idea to have a little Christmas party for the toddlers while the bigger kids were at school.

Here is the Invitation we created and sent to Austin's little friends.

Austin and mum went shopping and brought little things to decorate the table.
Here is Austin with a place setting.

Christmas plate, whistle, spoon and fork, cup and Cracker


Fairy bread shaped like Christmas Stars

Chocolate Christmas Puddings

Tiny Teddies on Candy Cane Sleighs

Popcorn in Santa's Sack

Chocolate Santas on Sleighs

Biscuits - Christmas Trees and Stockings

Mint truffles, Christmas tree shaped mashmellows,
homemade choc mint trees, chocolate santas

Lovely large homegrown Strawberries with Santa umbrella decorations

Terracotta Reindeer Pots filled with Red, White and Green jellybeans
(these were so much fun to make with Austin for his friends)

Reindeer Muffins

Table set and ready for friends to arrive

Time to eat

Austin hands out little presents to his friends and thanks them for coming.
Boys got a Police hat and police wooden puzzle and the girls got a medical kit and nurse wooden puzzle. They were all so excited.

Austin with his Christmas treats

We made Magic Reindeer Food for the children to take home

Thanks to Austin's little friends for making his Christmas Party such a success
(Austin, Reuben, Lucas, James, Gemma & Charlotte)

Army Party

22nd August 2011

Leroy's Army Party

Leroy was turning six. We had had a very rough year with 3 large Earthquakes and over 8500 aftershocks. We decided to still go ahead with a party for Leroy but because of the state of our land we hired a place for the party for the first time.

We hired Wigram Airbase. Leroy sent out invitations to his friends.


(Can you decipher the morse code?)

At Wigram

All the children met at Wigram where they were given Dog Tags with their names to wear and flight suits to put on. All the presents were loaded into a wooden airoplane and taken away for safe keeping.

All the children were marched outside for drills, then a turn on the obstacle course.
They were all having so much fun.

Learning to Salute

Lining up for the obstacle course

When the kids had completed the obstacle course we marched over to the Andover Plane.
Leroy lead the way up into the plane.
Everyone was buckled in and then over the PA the sound of the plane taking off started.
A minute into the flight all kids were told to take cover as the engine had stopped and the plane was going down. We were then preparing to jump out of the aircraft. EVACUATE!

When everyone was safe on the ground we proceeded to have a tour around the old bunkers

Then we went to the Pacific War Simulator Room which had sound and light effects.
This was a great experience taking shelter behind the trenches so we were not blown up.

Roll Call to make sure everyone was safe

Friends at the end of the tour
Austin, Marquess, James, Jamal, Roman, Brayden, Leroy, Keegan & Levi

Then it was time to eat. All food was provided as part of the hire.


Skinny Fries & Cheerio Bombers Blasted with Tom Sauce
Shortbread Fighter Cookies
Jet Fighter Jellies & Ice-cream Tubs
Bottle of Jet Fuel (kids Keri Sipper Juices or Calci Yum Milk)

Birthday Cake
A tanker for Leroy made by Mum.

Blowing out the candles

After opening presents from the wooden airoplane we then looked around the muesum
at all the old aircrafts and war memorabilia

Loot Bags

All kids went home with a balloon, Propeller Toy,
Parachute Man, Build a Helicoptor set and lollies.


Leroy had a fantastic Army birthday and everyone who attended had a great time too.