I organised a birthday party (late) for Monique's 11th, on May 22nd; 3 to 6pm. Because it started later than most parties I organise, I left most of the preperations for the day of the party.
In the morning I got straight into the baking - mud cake, double choc chip muffins, scones, chocolate chip biscuits and such. And yes, Bryce and Maria got to help too. :)
: : Cutie : :
Mum took most of my siblings to gymnastics at 1 o'clock; Bryce and Maria stayed home with me. I know that I was busy organising and that sort of thing, but right now I don't recall exactly what that involved!
: : Giving pressents : :
: : Chocolate game : :
: : Dinner time : :
Anyway, the girls (Rita, Amber, and TeAnawa) arrived sometime that afternoon (2 or 3:30 I think). We gave them afternoon tea first, then I had some games for them to play - truth (basically truth or dare without the dare), the chocolate game and such. We made the pressent-giving a bit of an ordeal too... :)
Yeah, sorry...I love posting pics like this don't I?
For dinner Mum/Jarrod made butter chicken, a vegetable korma or something (we used a jar of sauce and just added a bag of frozen mixed vegies), rice (obviously), and Dad picked up some naan bread from the Indian takeaway shop up the road. (well, nearly. Spice Star on the corner of Great South and Browns Road.)
We decided to have await with dessert (lol) and start the movie straight away. We watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Partway through, we paused it to have dessert: berry tarts and strawberry ice cream.
: : Dessert time : :
I had planned to have popcorn and hot chocolates during the movie. . .but we didn't really need them in the end. . .as it was I don't think any of us particularly felt like the birthday cake we brought out after the movie!! =D