Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Max's Fish Party

On the weekend Max turned three and we celebrated with a Fish party. Max has been looking forward to his party for months, it was so good to finally be able to share it with him!



We had half a dozen of his little friends come over for the party and we celebrated with games, lunch, present opening and cake.





I decorated using streamers, a shell and starfish garland, coffee filter number three, and a burlap birthday banner. I'll put up a tutorial for the birthday banner and number three soon :).



For lunch we had chips, fish shaped crackers, sandwiches (a mix of vegemite, jam, chicken, ham and egg), fruit and vege sticks in dip. Max loved that the jam and vegemite sandwiches were cut in circles and has decided he wants all his sandwiches cut that way from now on!






For the games we played pass the parcel and went fishing in Max's paddling pools. The fishing game was heaps of fun and I'll post the details about that later too. Surprisingly pass the parcel was not so much of a success. We played it last year at Max's 2nd birthday and it went really well. This year there were a few tantrums over who's turn it was, whoops!



At least it was good practice for present opening time. All the kids chipped in and helped Max open his presents :).









Desert (always my favourite!) was a chocolate mudcake with 'fish scale' icing, fishing rod cupcakes, jelly, lollies, marshmallow pops and plain milk. The cake took me 5 hours to ice, but was totally worth it! I'll post more details about it soon.


Last up we had fishy party bags for the little ones to take home.

I feel like I can breath a sigh of relief that it's all finished now, I'm so happy that Max had such a great day :).





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  1. So many things to love here. I love the number you made and the cupcakes the fishy games and of course Max's gorgeous face well done mumma.

    xx

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    1. Thanks Julia! Max loved the fishy cupcakes too, they were his favourite thing :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Max! It looks like such a fun party! All the food looks sooo delicious and I love the MAX banner.

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    1. Thanks Sophie, I'm a little bit in love with it too :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! You did an amazing job! So disappointed that we couldn't be there. Looks like he had an amazing time!

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  4. Wow! You are such an awesome mum! This is all so beautiful and it looks like Max had a blast! He is so lucky to have such a creative and energetic mom! (That cake was worth every minute- it's beautiful!)

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie! At the time I wasn't sure the cake was worth it, but now I'm super glad I made it :)

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  5. I love it!!! The fish theme was the way to go! You did such an amazing job! And that cake, it's gorgeous. I don't think I would have let anyone eat it after spending so much time on it and it turning out so pretty :) I don't know how you did all that with mommy brain and two little ones on your hands. Supermom for sure! It turned out perfect. Happy Birthday Max!

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    1. I'm really glad we went with Fish too, it was such a fun theme!

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  6. Happy birthday to Max. I love the fish theme. Such a unique idea. Beautiful job on all the decorations, Tamsyn. You're such an awesome mom!!

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  7. It turned out so great! What an original idea! I can't get over that cake. It's awesome! Happy birthday Max!!

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    1. Thanks Amber!! I'm going to write a post about the cake this week :)

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  8. Thanks for having us Tamsyn!!! You did a great job I especially loved the coral 3 and the amazing fish scale cake... which tasted as amazing as it looked -- I didn't think that would be possible :-)

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    1. So glad you guys were able to come xx

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  9. Happy Birthday to Max!! I hosted a 4 year old party with a 1 month old - why do we do it to ourselves? I must confess though it would have been harder later on. You did an awesome job. I hope you had some help making everything!!

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    1. I know right Brooke, the things we do!! Who am I to deny my three year old a party though :) I did have lots pf help from my family, definitely made things easier!

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  10. Oh my goodness!! This is adorable!!

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  11. Thanks for an awesome day. You did a fantastic job as always!

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  12. I love everything about this party! But some of my favourites are the cake (definitely worth the time you spent on it), the favours, and the 3. Looks like it was a great day :)

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    1. You're so sweet, thank you :) The cake did my head in at the time (icing it in 30 degree heat was a challenge), but I'm really happy with how it turned out!

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  13. Omg, the cupcakes are killing me. The whole thing looks adorable!!! I love it all! Thanks for linking up too. glad to have you! ;)

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    1. They were so easy to make too Meg, I'll post about them soon!

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  14. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project on homework today. Thanks so much for sharing it at my link party. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-inspiration-board-link-party_15.html

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    1. You totally made my day! Thanks Carolyn :)

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  15. Loved this party ... everything so perfect!
    I´d like to know where you bought the jelly fish you used to decorate the cupckaes and the cupcake liners ...
    Wonderful job!!!

    Maria Tais
    maesefesteiras.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, thanks so much for stopping by. I got them from a local shop here in Brisbane called Tom's confectionery warehouse, which probably doesn't help you much sorry. If it helps they were called 'Madelaine Gummy Fish'. xx

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  16. Love those cupcakes you did! Wish we could get those gummy fish in the USA.

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