Wednesday, October 09, 2013


For my birthday this year I decided to have a Stampin' Up! party with some of my friends and their mums. I had hoped to have it soon after my birthday, but with busy schedules September 2nd (two months late lol) ended up being the date. I realised on Saturday night that I hadn't done any planning (the 2nd was a Monday) . . . oops! So Monday saw me hurriedly writing lists and then {seemingly} visiting every shop in Manukau. I discovered balloons, tablecloths, and ribbon is hard to find in specific colours :/ I ended up missing the ribbon but I got the rest of the food et cetera that I wanted (phew!).                    
Meanwhile, the others were baking (usually I try to do that a day ahead, but being a Monday night that couldn't exactly happen this time!) and cleaning/tidying the house. When I got home I passed the balloons out to be blown up, and made several more desserts. Somehow the afternoon flew by, as the clock seemed to speed up!

Finally, we {mostly} completed our last-minute preparations, and guests began arriving.
Somehow, we squeezed all fourteen of us around our dining table; the next two or so hours quickly passed as we made our cards.

: : Making cards : :

: : Fun times : :
After we finished our cards, we made for the dessert table. (I'm sure it was feeling lonely having been on it's own all evening ;))
Dad must have had something funny to say lol

: : Yup, the food : :

And thus concluded the celebrations for my seventeenth. Thanks everyone who helped/attended etc. ;)


  1. Cool.. happy bday for way back then~!!!

    Just a should do a post about what its like to be homeschooled!!!, and like what you use...and how you do it..

    if you want

    1. Thank you!

      Hmm, yes that could be interesting. I'll think on it for a bit; thanks for the idea!

  2. I'm SO waiting to hear this!!! I so think this is a great soooo should do it!!! Tell us more about yourself too...and the season of life you are currently in!!! Also you should SO tell us about your homeschooling and if you like you ever wish you went to school. What kinda things you do in each day and that.... I'm so Waiting for this!! It'd really be a HIT!!!