Kristina’s 13th BD Party

Isn’t it lovely?

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The table isn’t quite set yet, here.

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I was rushing around like mad 20 minutes before the guests were scheduled to arrive, taking pictures. We weren’t even done with the last-minute cleaning. You can see the bead-stuff on the chandelier.  All those butterflies? Our Aunt J.  kindly punched them out (by hand!) and mailed them to us.

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See the cake?!?  Ice-Water with coconut-lemon frosting, sprinkled with grated organic coconut.   Draped with butterflies.

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I strung the butterflies on monofilament. I think that’s what it’s called. Clear plastic thread. Whatever. I used a crimp-bead to fasten it to the shish kabob skewers.  We think it a nice change to the penant banners that usually festoon cakes.

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Mum purchased little flower-pot-pinwheels, and I typed up name cards.  The girls took them home as favours.

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The green sprinkles are left-over from my birthday party last year.  See the candle-holders? They’re filled with glass pebbles and “AquaGems”, which are “water absorbent polymer.” They’re supposed to be good for putting cut flowers in, or using as a soil substitute, but every time we’ve put cut flowers in them, the flowers wilted *way* fast.  So no good on that count. But they are fun for the kids in our family with sensorary needs. And turns out “AquaGems” work for candles. So it wasn’t wasted money.

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Katya helped fill the jars with beads and “gems”. And choose the ribbons. Every single ribbon she chose was polka-dots. I love these insights into her character.

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The completed table.  It looked really, really fine.

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And the cake tasted really fine, too. Everyone liked it. Maybe next time I’ll fill it with jam, or something. Mum thought I had better stick to what flavours I had, this time. Because the cake already had almond and vanilla, and the frosting was coconut-lemon.  Is anyone interested in the recipe?

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I think the party was a success.   The girls certainly had fun, shaking the house with a stampeding game of hide ‘n’ seek, and a rollicking game of “Imagine If”.  Happy 13th Birthday, Kristina!


2 thoughts on “Kristina’s 13th BD Party

  1. Such pretty pictures of a beautifully set table! You have such neat ideas on how to make things around you, clothes, decorations etc beautiful!
    The cake looks delicious! And I admire the height of it. Whenever I make a layer cake I only make one cake and cut the layers from it. And I mash berries with sugar for between the layers of cake, often with one layer of homemade custard too. This makes a rather moist cake (sometimes more like wet…:-) ). I would love your recipe!


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