Fairies and Pirates Overrun Western Brisbane!

Well, despite the continued rain there was one event last week that we couldn’t cancel or postpone. Come rain or shine it was going to go ahead, and go ahead it did. This also answers the question of what I did at the weekend.

It was party time!

Not big tall people drinking too much kind of party, but little short people dressing up as fairies and pirates kind of party. Yes, it was our daughter’s sixth birthday and to celebrate, we had 30, yes I mean THIRTY children around our house from three o’clock until gone 5:30 PM casting magical spells (girls) and chopping people up into bits (boys).

We got a bit of a scare after we invited all the children though, because some of the mums were confirming their child was coming and at the same time saying “it is bring and drop isn’t it?” Meaning the adults were going to drop their offspring around our house and disappear for 2 1/2 hours to go shopping in peace and quiet for a change, while we were left trying to contain 30 hyperactive sugar filled kids!

But in the event, at least half a dozen parents stayed for the duration, so the control issue wasn’t that bad. The 2 1/2 hours didn’t see any longer than about seven. The heavy rains had slowed down to an irritating drizzle, so we held some of the party indoors……

Indoor party

And some of it outdoors, under the protection of our tin roof…

Outdoor Party

but some of the fighting spilled over to the open air…….

Outside Party

No children were seriously injured and all were picked up successfully by their parents before the end of the day and each and every one of them made it safely to their beds that night. Phew!

It was a great day, a great birthday party and I have to say, as each year passes here in Australia it just gets better and better. A special mention has to be made to thank my wife for the fantastic amount of work she put in to make this party as successful as it was AND also a couple of her best friends who helped.

Between them, they made pirate hats, magic fairy wands, fairy skirts, pirate eye patches and sourced out swords, attachable fairy wings, gold coins for the treasure hunt and who knows what else.

And the crowning glory of all that effort was the cake. Back in the UK, all birthday cakes came from Marks & Spencers or Waitrose. But not this year! This cake was baked at home. My word, I think my wife is turning Aussie.

Tinkerbell Birthday Cake

Tinkerbell Birthday Cake

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  • Sheree Esparon October 24, 2011, 2:30 pm |

    Hi My name is Sheree and myself and Michelle run the monthly Rock A Buy Baby Markets at Strathpine Comminity Hall, Mecklam street, strathpine. We have new and pre-loved business stalls that cater for babies and children. We offer business spots to people or companies like your own for $66 or we offer a ‘flyer’ deal where for $44 you can provide us with 200 flyers and we put them in goodie bags and hand them out to the first 200 people through the door. The amount of people through the doors have been between 400-500 and we are expecting this market to be the biggest yet. At this time we have no party planner people at the market and it would be great for you to be a part of the November 12th market in a few weeks. Attached is stall holder information as well as a booking form. We would love to see you there. Your website looks like fun. The next market will be the 10th of December. You can follow us on the facebook link below. We promote our stall holders on the site and have over 1400 likers who regularly visit our site. We would love for you to be part of the fun and every growing market.
    If you would like to come and hold a stall at our market it would be a great way to dress up and promote yourself.Have a great day and I hope to hear from you soon
    Sheree and Michelle
    Rock a Buy Baby Markets – a place for mothers and children to explore!!!!

    • BobinOz November 4, 2011, 5:35 pm |

      I would definitely come along, if only I had some stuff to sell.



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