On Saturday we celebrated
Laura's 13th Birthday
with six of her friends here for a party.
We kept it simple
and it was a good afternoon.
Laura's friends know her well.
From six friends there were
five new stuffed toys,
two of them pillow pets.
Also a lovely kimono and a plasma ball
(you can see some of them above).
Afternoon tea included
a chocolate fountain.
We found these cute elephant mugs
and filled them with goodies for
smothering with chocolate
(savoiardis, strawberries, apple, marshmallow).
The girls each took their mug home
at the end of the party.
Laura asked for a malteser cake.
Pass the Parcel
(Two Truths and a Lie
How Well Do You Know Laura?)
And beading necklaces.
Now that the girls are getting older I found
I could leave them to it sometimes
so went and had a quiet moment in my craft room
while they started up a long game of Murder Winks.
A good time.
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Emily's party in 3 weeks promises to be
a more complicated affair,
with up to 16 girls
for a sit-down
Mad Hatter's Tea Party!