Thursday, 2 October 2008

How Does Your Garden Grow

Kate's party this year was a gardening party. It was a beautiful spring day, the best all year and we all had a ball.



Each child had a pot with potting mix and a set of gloves. We potted a mixture of flowers, vegetable and herbs in the pot. The balloons were arranged to look like flowers on a stem and each child put a 'flower' in their pot when we were finished.



Kate asked to invite her prep teacher who was so obliging as to actually come. I think that only a prep teacher would be invited to a child's birthday party...and only a prep teacher would have the dedication to turn up. Thanks Miss Kelly!

Note: I received a few questions about the invitations. The font I used was a free downloadable front from dafont. The cards were some sweet scalloped cards from our local $2 shop, such a great find. The flowers were cut out using my girlfriend's Cuttlebug machine - boy is that thing addictive! The boys stamps were also hers which she bought from Stampin' Up.

15 comments:

Lin said...

What a fantastic and unique idea for a party! And I love the cake(s)! I might have to steal this idea for future birthday parties!

Cass said...

Great idea. Can I ask how many kids you had there, just thinking ahead for my daughter's party.

Kellie said...

What a great party and an absolutely perfect day for it! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

Lisa Isaacs said...

What a lovely party! The cake is fantastic. Well done. I am sure Kate was thrilled.

Soo said...

what a wonderful idea for a party....looks like a lot of fun!

underthebigbluesky said...

Ooh, love parties and this looks fantastic.

What a great time!

Eva's House said...

I feel everyone had a good time!! Lovely photos Tamara, and lovely girls too!
Did you know that the font you used in your invitations is the kind of letter my children learn in school?? Well, is not that kind of perfect...

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

i love this party :-) wish i could have had an outdoors party for my daughters birthday! i have just done a blog about our party and my daughter has her two front teeth missing just like yours :-) how cute they look!
well done you :-)
Lesley x

Miss Muggins said...

What a wonderful party! I am a kindergarten teacher and I have just recently been to the pirate party of one of my students!

Hannah Shaw said...

What a great idea! Looks like it was a wonderful day. I love the little cupcakes, how original. Great pictures!

Tracee said...

how strange it is to read about a nice Spring day in October! Around here, the leaves are turning red and gold, the air is crisp and slightly smoky, and the pumpkins are being hauled in from their frost-blackened vines. enjoy your warm weather~ winter is on its way here:)

Kylie said...

What a fantastic idea for a party! The invitations looked great and looks like everyone had a great time and something to take home and watch grow.

Kate The Great said...

What a great party idea!

Belinda said...

What a cutie!! Everyone looks to be having a great time. Fabulous idea!

Corrie said...

what a great party!!!!!!!!!!! how sweet her teacher came and what a nice teacher she must be (or what a good student you must have!)
Corrie:)