Yes!Sweetalk ……it is,today.

The series of posts on Munch’s birthday are incomplete without a special mention of the baking artist (yes,I consider baking to be as much an art as any other). She is a young girl, still in college and passionate about baking.I was lucky to have discovered her just before Munch’s birthday and at around the the I had decided on the Alice in wonderland theme. She was as enthusiastic as I was about this and that is definitely reflected in the kind of work she did.I reposed complete faith in her,she, not being a professional, and doing it as a hobby from home.But after these delicious and dreamy cakes,I am sure the bakers in our small town will have to shut shop.

This is how she brought my theme alive…a kind of thing which only people abroad would not be surprised of,but in small town India,she left many speechless.Not to mention,she did all this all by herself.

The Cake

The Cake

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The Caterpillar

The Caterpillar

The March Hare

The March Hare

Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dum

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The Hat

The Hat

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The Chesire Cat

The Chesire Cat

Aren’t they a treat to the eyes?

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Colours Dekor

Ivy and Elephants

The Birthday Post-2

This is a continuation of Munch’s Birthday posts.In the first part, I showed you a few glimpses of the decor.

The kids started trickling in one by one and we started off with the games immediately. As the rain threat loomed large,I decided to have all the games one after another.

First up,the children were blindfolded and one by one tried to fix the grin on the Chesire cat.This was fun as the kids cheered each other and had a hearty life seeing each others efforts.

DSCN6596 DSCN6598Next up, we played musical corners with the four corners being the Kings Corner,Queen’s Corner,Jack’s Corner and Ace.After each round of music,one of the corners would be eliminated by a draw of cards.

9th bday 0369th bday 0279th bday 031Cousin K made these …Gorgeous..aren’t they?

The next game was a memory game where I showed the kids a whole lot of random things arranged on a tray and they had 30 seconds to write down all they could remember.

Looking carefully

Looking carefully

9th bday 057After this we had an exciting  Tea cup relay race where the kids were divided into two groups and the team which would fill their respective buckets with water first with the help of tea cups would be the winners.There were lots of spills and splashes and laughter and squeals rang in the air.

9th bday 0349th bday 045After this, we played the ever popular game of Musical chairs….

9th bday 062and you can see the excitement on their faces!!

Finally,we had a treasure hunt which was to find the key to the Mad Hatter’s tea party.

9th bday 065And they found it…

So, now Alice and her friends were ready to go to the Tea Party…

This happens to be my 100th post as well!! Another Milestone!

The Tea Party..

Linking this to Colours Dekor…

Guess the theme!

Finally it is the BIrthday Week.

I am in the thick of preparations – shopping,coordinating,inviting,double checking…Am I growing paranoid?You bet ,I am.That is what happens when you are the only parent around for your kids.You just want to be perfect and give your children the best.I put in special efforts to make each of their birthdays special so that they have special memories of their childhood.Yes…one might think I sometimes overdo it and exhaust myself in the process.But that is how I am.In the midst of planning games for the kids,I thought I will let you play a guessing game of what the theme this year is.I know it will be easy for all of you talented mothers out there to guess.Anyways,I’ll still let you do it and show you my efforts in the process.

The First Clue..

aar 039The second clue

aar 045The Third clue..

aar 047The fourth and final clue..although I know you must have guessed by now..otherwise this surely is a giveawayaar 042 And here are the girls all excited…

aar 051That’s all I need..the smiles on their faces and of their friends who come over.Keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t rain otherwise…I have not thought of a plan B in my excitement.Please,please pray it doesn’t rain on Friday!!