an art party!

A long overdue blog post about Elizabeth and Alexandre’s FIFTH birthday party on oct 30th. Our hospital stay and our current colds have put many things on hold!
an art party

an art party

an art party
Juliette, being a part of it…

an art party
:: the invitations

an art party

an art party

an art party
:: the set up — each child with two canvases and access to lots of paint! We had 10 small artists gather around our table.

an art party
:: Elizabeth’s painting. Alexandre was in too much of a hurry to go play with his friends to paint! 🙂

an art party

an art party
:: my favorite part, the aprons. I made 8 aprons in less than an hour one day when it occurred to me that I could us the flour bags I had picked up for 2$ a piece when we visited the manotick mill in September. I had other plans for those bags, but the aprons turned out so great that I’m happy I still hadnt put them to other uses!! Now I have to take a trip back to the mill to pick up a few more bags!!

an art party

an art party
:: the fruit rainbow!

an art party

an art party
:: the cakes were of the very simple variety this year… Elizabeth’s ended up being just a 9×13 with letters on it — I had planned on cutting her cake in the shape of a 5 but then it broke when coming out of the pan so I had to ice it as is!! Alexandre’s cake was a simplified version of legos than I had originally intended. And that’s ok. They were both very happy with their cakes and Elizabeth even loved hers. She loves the idea of cake but actually doesn’t like the taste of typical birthday cake. Make her an apple spice cake with brown sugar icing and she loves it all. A lesson to remember — it’s not just about cool cakes, they also need to taste delicious! Alexandre’s cake was gluten free (because some of our friends are gluten free) it was made with quinoa and a hit!

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