Holy mackerel. What a party! 💙 Today we celebrated Alfie with lots of our family and friends.
As usual I was running around all over, (#threekids) but we all had such a lovely time. The kids had decided we should have a Under the Sea theme.
I love a party theme.
To be fair, I love a party. In fact, if you know me well you’ll know not only do I love a party, but I particularly organising and planning a party. Any kind of party!
The morning was spent sorting out the party food and decorations.
I got most of the decorations and balloons from eBay and some of the helium balloons from Morrison’s. Their party section really is excellent and good value too.
I’m in love with these honeycomb decorations. And you can order a set in a colour scheme which is so handy too. I chose blue green and then bought some Aqua blue shade fans to go with it.
We put popcorn in little buckets and added a sprinkle of mermaid glitter.
We had personalised Alfred banners and Blue 1st birthday balloons. (You can never have too many balloons in my mind)
I love serving salads at parties as it’s simple to make for big numbers and easy to individualise by adding a few ingredients here and there.
Also. Salads mean I can have lots of cake for dessert. Win – win.
Today was no different and this is one of the salads on the party smorgasbord.
This super yummy (and healthy!) salad is made up with green leaves, spinach, roasted pumpkin, roasted sweet potatoes, walnuts and pomegranate.
Drizzle some balsamic glaze over and you’ll be all set.
Another popular salad is a broccoli coleslaw salad with roasted cashew nuts and dried cranberries from Costco. It’s simply divine and a firm staple on all our party tables.
As well as some good old sausage rolls I also made ham and cheese sandwiches in the shape of dolphins for the kids that all went down very well.
Alfred’s granny had made all the cakes and they looked and tasted amazing!
And how about this weather we’re having?!We were sitting outside, in the sunshine, whilst the kids were running around playing in the garden in October!
We couldn’t have asked for a better set up.
Now it’s time to put my feet up, have some bubbles and catch up on Strictly. Happy Saturday everyone!