My sister, her partner, and her two kids had a mega joint birthday party on the weekend, where there were awesome sausages, beautiful cakes, and lotsa crazy children!
Hipster me with the chalk ;)
We were greeted with a sunny it’s-almost-spring-people kinda of day, and set up accordingly, with outdoor activities and toys that kept the kids so amused just playing there was no need for pass the parcel or anything adult run!
Bruce and I set to work on the BBQ we’d brought over by trailer, annointing it with the delicious tastes from these Beak & Sons sausages I’d received from a PR contact the day before. The three flavours were well received – I liked the beef best, followed by the unusual fennel in the pork – with the onion and salads. (The sausages are $6.49 / pack at Woolworths)
The stubbie holder from the Food and Wine show the day before came in handy for hands-free BBQ-ing!
A few of the kids amused themselves by seeing who could write up to the highest number. A few others kept taking turns with the toy vacuum cleaners…
Before we knew it, it was cake time – time for these GORGEOUS cakes made by Aimee – There were Minions for Liam, Hello Kitty for Ezri, Nutella for Jen and Turtles for Daniel!
No prizes for guessing which oh so sweet pink Hello Kitty cupcake I went for ;)
Hosted a cocktail at our place last night. The idea behind it was to use up some of the spirits we’ve been acquiring… but after cleaning up this morning we have more than we started with, plus (yay!) heaps of fresh fruit for me to eat this week, plus foods like cakes that will be palmed off onto workmates this week :p
The spirits we provided (many other things arrived with our guests)
Plastic cocktail glasses. Awesome invention.
Cupcakes. Made using this recipe and covered in icing and balls. very very rich and sweet.
I only really got into the drinks late in the night, when Kat was in full flight making them, half the people had left and I relaxed a little.