Cocktails and Karaoke 40th Birthday Party

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

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!

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

crackersart cocktails & karaoke
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Professor Hugo’s 8th Birthday party – Science Theme

Crackers Art Science Birthday Party

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!

Crackers Art Science Birthday Party

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