It's been a crazy busy month, starting with the little lady's fifth birthday party and rounding out with the most ridiculous full blown flu I have ever experienced, oh and there was that little trip to Germany in the middle.
And now I am finally getting around to sharing the pictures from her Unicorn Picnic Party, Only the best part of a month late.
Eleven little girls, unicorns in hand spent two relaxed hours in the backyard, wearing capes hunting for lollies and having fun.
We kept the party games to a minimum, when the girls arrived the did some extreme cup-caking, adding biscuits, sprinkles, lollypops and fruit skewers to their creations. Before eating the toppings and leaving the cupcakes on the table. Next time we have a party I am seriously going to ice some lumps of wood.
The lovely people from Minouche very generously gave us a bunch of tule play skirts that Scout gave to each of her friends, it was such a special touch and we feel insanely lucky that we were able to give everyone one. They all swanned around loving themselves sick in their 'capes'. Minouche also gave Scout the gorgeous dress she is wearing, it's total perfection.
I turned a Kmart donkey Piñata into a unicorn one, making it absolutely unbreakable in the process, it was super simple, just a few glue sticks, tissue paper, a horn and a new main and she was perfect. We had some pretty serious trouble breaking it thought.
The girls also played pass the parcel and did a lollie hunt, but that was really it for the activities.
The cake was also a Piñata, and it was super simple to make, I am planning on putting together a tutorial for it but it could be a while so let me just give you the gist. It's basically just three store bought sponges, the middle one is cut into a donut shape, they are all stuck together with icing and the centre is full of smarties. Then I covered it in buttercream, sprinkles and decorated it with some fairy floss on skewers and a unicorn figurine. Little trick though, make sure you have spare fairy floss in a airtight container because it will melt in dramatic slow motion so you will need to refresh it every hour or so.
I just want to give a big thank you to my friend Bec (Pinch Me Beautiful) for taking so many beautiful pictures of the party and one of the first family photos we have been snapped in forever! (yes, Squawk refused to put a top on for the entire party) All these pictures are a combination of hers and mine, it's the best when you have someone who you know is capturing everything.
And I also wanted to thank everyone who helped us celebrate or sent their love on Instagram. But most of all I really want to say Happy Birthday to the most hilarious, kind, gentle and complex little lady, we are so lucky to get to hang with you every day, thank you for making me a mum, thank you for joining our world so seamlessly. You made our transition into being parents pure joy. I still don't know what I did to deserve you. I hope your Unicorn Picnic Party was everything you dreamed of. You are everything we dreamed of.