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Halloween Birthday Party Extravaganza [20151102|11:38]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Humuhumu had her first proper birthday party this weekend, on Halloween. We invited two of her friends, both of whom she's known pretty much from birth and both of whom have little brothers who are about Keiki's age. We also invited another friend who just turned one.

We went as full-on as we could manage with the decorations, with Halloween streamers and table decorations and cupcakes. We planned lots of activities, most of which turned out to be unnecessary once the first packet of Haribo was breached. Fortunately the weather was good enough for everyone to play outside, where "playing" for the three year olds mostly meant running around in circles screaming incoherently with joy.


Frankenstein's monster and his creatrix.


Post-pancake morning bed shenanigans.


Ghostie meringue cupcakes lovingly crafted by Mummy and Daddy the night before.


An illustration of the joyous running and screaming activity.


More joyous running and screaming.


Poor little green man just wants to crawl around without having to dodge quite so many flying feet!


Three girls on a bench, with Smarties and Play-Doh.


My little astronaut (outfit her choice) and her friends.


Smarties party.


What you can't see here is that Humuhumu's pot is full of Smarties. The three girls, being very good about sharing, were passing every other Smartie to Keiki. He was overwhelmed, though he gallantly attempted to shovel all of them in as best he could.


The serving of the birthday cupcakes.


Moar birthday cupcakes!


I love the face the little guy is pulling here. "Bleh, meringue and marshmallows!" That's okay, little dude, we'll eat 'em for you.


Granddad's homegrown pumpkins, carved and set outside after the party.

In conclusion, children's parties are exhausting to prepare, but a lot of fun to run, mostly because of the pure, unconcealed delight taken in the proceedings by the participants.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-11-03 08:15 (UTC)
Kid's parties are great. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-11-03 09:03 (UTC)
They are. Especially when you have a weapons-grade amount of sweet treats around for them to eat. :P
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2015-11-05 22:43 (UTC)
So were your goggles left over from your industrial music (not sure what would best describe it)/clubbing days?

Did Keiki at least try a taste of the cupcake? They sound and look wonderful!

I love when kids pick a completely random outfit to wear like the space outfit! My cousin's daughter is a fan of the Hulk and Sofia, so she wears Hulk muscles as a top, and a tutu - it's hilarious!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-11-11 18:24 (UTC)
Yep, the goggles have been around for a long time and been to many nightclubs. *sigh* I do miss those days.

Keiki wasn't as keen on the cupcakes as I thought he would be. Although he did discover the marshmallow supporting the meringue. Now THAT went down a treat.

Oh, the mental image of tiny girl-Hulk in a tutu is fantastic. Thank you for that.
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