So, I think I have bitten off more than I can chew......however I must make this work and be wonderful. So I would love some tips etc....
My DD has recently turned 10 and is having a party in just over a week. So she is having a party (that will go for most of a day).
Her school friends are coming from 10am-12pm. My parents will also be here then. Total of about 13-14 (at the most, rsvp tomorrow and still waiting ).
My parents, some close friends (of her choosing), her best friend and her family are then staying (or coming) for a BBQ lunch/afternoon. Total...adults= 10, kids= 5.
So she has picked her theme pink and red polka dots. We have a cake which I am going to make a cake and cupcakes within the same theme. So that the kids can have the cupcakes and that leaves the cake for afternoon tea/dessert.
Ahhhhhh, I am feeling overwhelmed. I am not a fan of having people at my house and yet here I am . I am not a fan of parties really. My mother is coming and she stresses me out.
I mostly need ideas of food for both and party games. Anything to make it easier.
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17-07-2014 21:03 #1
Bitten off more than I can chew!
17-07-2014 21:18 #2
that is a lot to cope with
- games - I recently had a loom band party for my DD. The local newsagent had loom kits for $6 so I bought each kid a kit (but was originally just going to buy a few bags of bands as they do them on their fingers. And some pony beads from the $2 shop
- otherwise - musical bobs (or statues), pass the parcel, a limbo contest, a treasure hunt (if you have room ... or go to your local park)
remember mostly the kids like the basic stuff
- fairy bread.
- wafer bikkies and those iced bikkies
- buy a sponge cake and put jam and cream (or a swiss roll)
- snaggers on the barbie for both kids and adults
17-07-2014 21:25 #3
Oh, fairy bread! I had forgotten about that.
I have got my brain in such a tizz that I can't think straight.
For the kids my idea so far was
-fruit (she has asked for strawberries, grapes and apple).
-pizza scrolls (very easy puff pastry)
-Fairy bread (thank you)
-sausage rolls and sauce
-hommus and crackers
DD has asked for eating donuts off a string and a memory game (with things on a tray or something). Might do statues as well.
17-07-2014 21:28 #4Senior Member
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- Instead of making cupcakes I would have a cupcake station. I would have pink and red buttercream with an array of toppings.
- You could make watermelon and strawberry fruit skewers. Piled up these look amazing!
- Little quiches, mini pike-lets, finger sandwiches, mini hotdogs (red sausages in dinner rolls) red punch?
- I would keep the them to a polka dot table cloth and cake with plain pink and red napkins and cups. Could you get paper lanterns in red and pink to string along a wall?
- Maybe ask the guests to wear pink or red tops? Can the girls participate in karaoke? Sing star on play station is fun. Maybe a little 'photo' booth with some corny props? Give them a digital camera and let rip.
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17-07-2014 21:56 #5
17-07-2014 21:57 #6
if you are making cupcakes - making them in icecream cones (you know the cup ones that stand up) works really well and looks cool
and for fruit - fruit skewers are always popular
17-07-2014 22:05 #7
Staples at my kids parties include:
party pies and sausage rolls
mini spring rolls
sandwiches for the adults
a dip platter for the adults - I have strips of celery and carrot that I soak overnight in water to make them extra crispy. Dip, bickies, rice bickies, cheese, cabanossi.
cupcakes - usually topped with rice paper with the theme
other baked goods
pass the parcel - for my younger DS... although my DD and her 10yo friends happily joined with this year with it
I often hire a jumping castle or the like
pin the tail on the donkey - again probably suited to younger kids.
I find the older ones just like unstructured play.
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17-07-2014 22:11 #8Senior Member
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If you can, order in! I live rurally and love making my own stuff but my city BFF just orders in platters of stuff - sweet or savoury - so easy! Mixed platters of sushi and rice paper rolls, mixed platters of mini quiches, party pies and sausage rolls, mixed platters of sweets - macarons, slices, tarts etc...
As for games/activites, my DD is turning nine this year and she'd just love to do makeovers with her friends and paint each others nails...and then watch icarly!
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