Kieran turned three last week! Since we've all been sick at one point or another in the last month (Kieran with the flu and then again with a nasty virus), his birthday celebrations were quite low-key this year, and not the usual hoopla. Lucas got sick too, and I have been down for the count since last Wednesday, but we rallied on Saturday and pulled off a quiet party with family and a couple close friends on Sunday afternoon.
We had cake, and cookies shaped like puzzle pieces, and mini cheesecakes, and marshmallows and party popcorn. Oh yeah, and a couple of savoury nibbles as well. Lucas and I made everything between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
It's at times like these that I am really grateful for sites like Pinterest, Craftgawker and Craft Gossip. And also my stash of crafting supplies as I didn't have to purchase a single thing. I'd been gathering ideas for a big party for a while, and on Saturday I looked through them to see which ones I could pull off with minimal effort and zero euros. The big birthday bunting letters were printed off thanks to this post. The red 3 is a vinyl sticker from a set of wall stickers I'd stashed away a while back. The smaller buntings for the cake I quickly made with scrapbooking paper and stickers. The straw flags were made thanks to this free customisable PDF. I used glass vases and white dishes for holding the goodies, and I figured that green tablecloth would be the perfect backdrop for it all.
Kieran had a great time and was happy to spend time with his grandmother, uncle and godfather.
Yes, all in all it was a good day.