a few months before E, i managed to convince him to do a construction theme party for his birthday with this wonderful book I got.
if you have never read this, please get it. as a parent, the book has a wonderful rhythm and rhyme while reading it to your child, night after night.
this party was held in august.
here is the link to my pinterest board if you want any inspirations…..
gate entrance. some guests thought we were really undergoing construction!
we had 2 cakes. both were homemade by my aunt and I was in charge of decorating it. the birthday cake is a pinata strawberry fresh cream cake. what is a piñata cake, you might ask. it’s a cake where there sweets spills out from the centre of the cake when the first slice is removed! it was all very exciting when you see the expression of the children when they saw m&ms spilling out….. the other cake is a chocolate sponge with blueberries fillings, for the adults.
as this was the first time i was decorating a cake, i forgot to take the size of the toy into consideration. the dump truck was extremely impressive on the cake. nice and big….however, it caught fire when we lit the candle!
that’s grandad coming in to ‘save the day’ by blowing the candle out as the truck caught fire! Hilarious!
for activities, i downloaded the image of the dump truck from Crayola for the children to colour with brushes/ fingers! everybody got to take it home as part of their goody bag!