This year, I decided I would try and kill two birds with one stone. Metaphorically of course! Little man turns 2 in a couple of weeks and shortly after this big man turns 6. Rather than have two parties close together and a Mummy stressing out over party bags and cake baking, I decided that I would throw little man a Halloween party instead.
I have a great group of friends who I have known since big man was born. So round came 16 children aged 1-6 and their Mummies. It was manic at times and 16 children are rather noisey, but there was lots fun and lots of cake!
We decorated the house with Halloween themed decorations and had a go at out own salt dough ones using a basic salt dough recipe and some cookie cutters. We microwaved them to dry out and then painted them and hung them using pipe cleaners. They worked really well and the boys enjoyed doing them so I think we will have to make some more for Christmas.
I had lots of fun making these Halloween themed cupcakes
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I saved some time by quickly decorating some gingerbread biscuits I got from Sainsbury's.
For the main cake I decided to go for a cauldron. I used fudge pieces as logs and filled the cauldron with jelly snakes, eyeballs and green coloured buttercream.
Little man had to blow out a candle, but I added an ice fountain too.
Party games included apple bobbing, the flour game and musical zombies.
Did you have a Halloween party? How do you cope with children's birthdays that are close together? Do you throw joint parties or do you think it is important for them to have their own?