Tagged with Birthdays

An easy cake anyone can decorate

An easy cake anyone can decorate

Don’t you just love this cake? I made this lovely sweetie cake for my husband’s birthday with a lot of help from the kids. I love the fact it was so easy to decorate and yet it’s so effective, so bright, so colourful and so tasty, there is something for everyone on this cake. How … Continue reading

Lego thank you’s

Lego thank you’s

It’s been nearly 4 weeks since Harvey’s Lego themed birthday and I’m just getting round to making his thank you cards.  They’re made from photographs I took of two Lego men holding a printed thank you sign. Here’s how I made them, I’ve included my image files for you to download and use. How I … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Lego head pinata

Lego head pinata

The Lego head pinata was a great addition to Harvey’s Lego party. The kids loved hitting it with a broom handle and loved collecting all the candy. And to be honest, I loved making it! This is how to make the pinata Blow up a balloon. Wrap the balloon in card to create a cylinder, … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Lego Party – Favours

Lego Party – Favours

I’ve spent hours searching the web looking for original ideas for Lego party favours, I found loads of great ideas including baby jars turned into Lego heads, wonderful gift bags turned into blocks. In the end I chose to make these fantastic Lego brick gift boxes made by Delia creates. Delia made these fab boxes … Continue reading

Lego men wax crayons

Lego men wax crayons

My little boy will be 3 soon and I am going to make him a Lego themed cake, whilst looking for cake designs I found many other Lego ideas, it got me thinking about lots of other things I could make. So here’s my first, Lego men wax crayons to use as party favours. This … Continue reading

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

It’s Harvey’s 3rd birthday the week after week get back to Dubai so I have been looking at ideas for cakes. As this year his interest in Lego has grown he is having a Lego cake, whether he likes it or not. So as a result I’ve been doing a lot of research, I have … Continue reading

The perfect party bag!

The perfect party bag!

As my son was finishing school for summer and leaving to start a new school in September I thought it would be nice for him to give his classmates a little gift and I came across this amazing idea that I think has so many uses! They are so cute and because they are personalised … Continue reading

Home made cards

Home made cards

Normally with handmade cards from the children you get two choices, get them to make them themselves, although they may give up after the first two, or send a picture of your child off to a printing company and have it made into a card. Both are great, but this is just that little bit … Continue reading

A morning at Café Céramique

A morning at Café Céramique

A couple of weeks ago, for Madeline’s birthday, we went to Café Céramique at Festival City, a place where you can paint your own pottery. It’s somewhere we have been meaning to go for a while but never quite managed to get there until now. We’ve done a lot of ceramic painting in the UK so … Continue reading

Ariel birthday cake

Ariel birthday cake

Last year for my daughter’s 4th birthday I made my first ever birthday cake, she asked for a princess castle and with a little help from my friend Caroline, she got a fabulous pink sparkly princess castle. This year she asked for Ariel and wow what a challenge she set, but with a bit of … Continue reading

Vegetable printed wrapping paper

Vegetable printed wrapping paper

Today I made wrapping paper with the kids, they LOVED it. I cut up a variety of fruit and vegetables including an orange, lemon, pepper and an aubergine (egg plant), you could used anything you like. We used two saucers of paint to dip the vegetables into, its best to scrape off any excess paint … Continue reading