It’s time to come on an origami SAFARI! I’ve uploaded a delightful new printable range to my Etsy shop.
So easy to make the kids can help you! See them in action here at Harvey’s Arcade Party.
We had an interesting time coming up with a theme for my hubby’s 40th birthday party. And by interesting I mean me making a lot of suggestions that were met by fairly unimpressed shrugs by the birthday boy in question. But when he mentioned ‘cocktails’ and I mentioned ‘karaoke’, we knew we had a match made in heaven. The retro cocktail lounge vibe was exactly what we wanted, with a sprinkling of mid-century aesthetic thrown in. And a few bright colours of course!
We had platters of sandwiches, sushi, and smoked salmon blinis — which we handed around while guests whipped up cocktails and perused the karaoke song list — as well as a buffet table with a mix of sweet and savoury nibbles.
The karaoke was as popular as the cocktail bar, with almost everyone belting out a tune or three by the end of the night (or, rather, the wee hours of the morning). Seriously good fun!
Hi everyone. The Crackers studio and Etsy shop will be closed from the 28th June through to the 28th July 2013. If you need printables for a party during this time, please note my Etsy shop will be closing at midnight on the 27th June and any enquiries during the closure period will be answered upon my return. Thanks!
I’m so pleased to show you all some photos from my son Hugo’s science-themed 8th birthday party that we held at the end of April. It turned out to be one of the most relaxed kids parties we’ve had (after all of the manic party prep, that is!) because we hired an entertainer from Fizzics Education who came out to dazzle the kids with experiments. It’s the first time we’ve ever hired a party entertainer, and I highly recommend it if you’re able to afford one. It really made for a stress-free party!
Well, I’ve been a little busy with the business, other creative interests, family life, and all that goes with it.
A couple of weeks ago, it was my eldest son’s 8th birthday, so we celebrated at home on the actual day with some presents and a cake after dinner out at a restaurant of his choice. It happened to fall on a crazy-busy day for me, and I didn’t have time to bake him a cake myself, so I did a bit of nifty decorating with a store-bought cake:
Believe me when I say this literally took me five minutes to decorate! I bought a simple sponge cake that already had jam and cream through the centre and was dusted with icing sugar across the top in lieu of icing. I simply iced the edges with some Betty Crocker pre-made icing and stuck on the little chocolate sticks (Arnott’s TV Snacks), and popped a few crispy M&Ms around the edges. It was very well received!
See another super-easy quickie cake I threw together here in this post.
We then went on to enjoy a spectacular science-themed birthday party, which I will be sharing with you all soon! Here’s a sneak peek of the buffet table:
I’ve also been busy organising an upcoming party for my hubby’s 40th birthday (which was actually back in March. But, you know…better late than never!). We are having a fun retro ‘Cocktails & Karaoke’ theme. Here are the invitations that went out a couple of weeks ago:
I have also been working on the next printable range to be released in my Etsy store, which will be the Science party theme with a version for both boys and girls. It worked perfectly for my son’s party, and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Plenty more photos to share soon. Stay tuned!
For a bit of fun! You can see them in action at Harvey’s Arcade Party. They were a big hit!
It’s been exactly two weeks since I last posted, and in that time I have been BUSY. I’m currently planning my eight-year-old’s science party (which is happening this weekend), as well as a 40th birthday party for my hubby next month. I’m rather looking forward to taking a break from parties after that to concentrate on creating some girls’ printable ranges!
Here’s the invitation that went out to my son’s friends, as well as some cute lolly bags he handed out to his classmates on his birthday last week. Now I’d better keep going on that party prep!