I kinda want to be Mem Fox when I grow up.
She is one of my picture book heroes.
When My Little Ladybird showed an intense interest in Mem’s book,
“Where is the Green Sheep?” it was a pretty proud Mum moment.
So when planning her 2nd First Birthday celebration, she pretty much chose the theme herself.
I hear you cry, “Why 2 birthday celebrations?!”
Because we are over-indulging, Gen Y parents.
We had to accommodate a gallivanting grandma who was overseas for the first planned celebration.
And you know I don’t need an excuse to over-celebrate. You can see the 1st celebration here.
You know when you manage to find sheep washi tape, that it was meant to be.
The day before, we unleashed a cupcake bakenado in the kitchen.
I think I baked too many cupcakes.
We have pretty much been living off them since last weekend.
Because cupcakes make up a part of a balanced diet, right?
Before an event, I always get paranoid that there will NOT BE ENOUGH FOOD.
Post-event, I’m always left with oodles of left-overs.
Anyone out there have some tried-and-true catering tips to prevent excess?
Note to self: make the kids eat all the jelly straightaway.
Otherwise you are left with blue cordial. Ahhhh- the challenges of a park party.
Just to prove that I don’t only serve sweet treats at parties, here are some pics of the savouries.
But let’s be honest- the savoury stuff just never photographs as nicely.
(Can you tell that I was the kid that could not be dragged away from the sweets table at parties?
Oh, let’s face it- I’m still that kid.)
I’d love to take credit for these cupcakes of awesome.
But I won’t.
They were baked by an amazing friend who clearly has the patience of a saint.
All. Those. Marshmallows.
When My Man expressed the desire to mould a green sheep out of playdough, who was I to argue?
His commitment to the cause was commendable.
The cake was a variation of this one from Raspberri Cupcakes.
I added Milo to the icing, and green food colouring (obviously.)
What was your favourite picture book as a kid?
If I was to meet you as a kid at a birthday party, would I find you scoffing everything at the sweet table, or playing cool by the savoury table?
I think this book kickstarted my boy’s crazy vocabulary. Love those themed cupcakes (especially the marshmellow-y sheep – high-five to your amazing friend for getting so fiddly).
I’ve stalked- I mean, visited- Mem Fox’s website and she has a hilarious recount of how long it took her to write this book. 190 words, but took over 2 years. EPIC! How many kids out there could recite this book word for word?! (I reckon I could do it…..)
Wow you are such a clever cookie!!!! Just gorgeous. Mem Fox is the most wonderful author! I’m the same as you and always over cater! What a great looking party! xx
Thanks so much, lovely. I really need to find a way to stop over-catering! Everyone has a special Mem Fox book that they love best!
What a sensational theme. You’re a party genius! 🙂
You’re too kind xx
I’m having a ‘where is the green sheep’ themed first birthday party in a couple of weeks and I just came across your pin of this post on Pintrest. You did a great job!
Thank you, lovely! Please post LOTS of pics!!!