Saturday, November 14, 2009

My place and yours - Through the front door.

Today our front door has a sign on it saying slumber party. Tomorrow Miss Indi, my big girl, is going to turn nine and in honour of this she has six of her besties sleeping the night at our place tonight.

We are not a very neat and tidy household but we've tried to make room for them by shifting things aside and making piles out of the way. This shoe stack is right behind the front door, its probably time to put away the gumboots and bring out the sandals and thongs.

Through the front door at our place today the air is full of baking smells.

Cupcakes are waiting to cool so they can be iced.

Pizza dough is rising for dinner.

And yoyos are cooling before they are stuck together.

I feel calmer about this party than any we've thrown before. At nine, the girls are quite self sufficient with their activities and because they are here for such a long time, I can wrap parcels, get out paints and fimo, cut up fruit and veg and do any other preparation while they are here.

There's 45 minutes until they arrive, time to get into our jammies.

Thanks to Shelley from Femme de Montmartre. for the theme and Pip as always, for being the hostess with the mostest.

Hey and did you hear the exciting news, I am to be next week's theme queen. Yay!! How exciting! Better dust off my tiara and come up with a good one.

I hope you are having a great weekend.

25 comments:

  1. mmmmmm i'm imagining the smell of those baked goodies wafting past my nostrils..have a fun sleepover!

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  2. aww your party food preparations look really great. Prepare yourself for a night full of giggles, hysyerical laughter and whispers! Have fun :D

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  3. mmmmmmmmmmm... uncooked cupcake batter - delicious! ;)

    I LOVE your slumber party sign - so cute!

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  4. Ohhhh my invite must have got lost in the mail ... have fun wish I was there ;)

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  5. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I am sure she will have a lovely party, and yes it is easier when they are older isnt it. I love those yo-yos Kate, would you mind sharing the recipe as I always buy them at fetes and fairs but have never baked any. Yours look so good. I cant wait to see what theme you come up with next week but I am sure it will be a good one!

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  6. You are a brave woman cooking all day in this heat! Lots of lovely looking things to eat. (hey that rhymed) Have fun tonight and can't wait to see what you come up with for next weeks theme! xo

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  7. happy slumber partying! sounds like yum kinda fun with all those girls x

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  8. giggles, squealing, laughter, whispering.....oh...so much fun!!

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  9. What fun... I hope you post photos of what the girls make with the fimo - I'm in need of some polymer clay inspiration!!!

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  10. All your cooking goodness look so yummy and I'm sure will be enjoyed by the birthday girl and her friends. I hope everyone has a lovely time!:)

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  11. Thanks for popping over to my blog ! My eldest is 9 and would love a sleep over - have promised her one as soon as we know people in Australia! You have made me really hungry - must be time for lunch !

    HUGS - Vanessa

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  12. Kate our big girls share a birthday! The junior crafter turns 8 tomorrow, I've just finished cake prep and present wrapping. Happy birthday to Indi, hope the sleepover goes well.

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  13. Hope your miss nine has a great party Kate, and that they go to bed before dawn.
    Your posts always make my mouth water!

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  14. you brave brave woman! I hope everything goes well (went well)!

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  15. I hope the squealing didn't keep you awake all night!!

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  16. Ooooh eeeeh! It's a slumber party! Those cupcakes look so ace! Those nearly yo-yos look great! (I would love a great yo-yo recipe! Mine are always dry and crumbly!!!) In fact it all looks lovely and like heaps o fun at yours! As usual, I might add!

    xx

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  17. What a great time the girls will have!!!

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  18. I hope you're having a ball right now and aren't too sleep deprived. Looks like it would have been a GREAT night!

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  19. I hope the party went well! Slumber parties are so full on... but so much fun!

    We have a very similar jumble of shoes right at our front door, too.

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  20. love sneaking in through your door to find lots of great things happening, as always!
    your house must be so much fun.
    looking forward to your next weeks theme, yay!!!!

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  21. I so miss kids Birthday parties!!!! Mine just want a Beer and a Barbie now.

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  22. So many fabulous things going on behind your door. Can't wait to see what theme you come up with!

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  23. all those girls streaming throught the front door. lovely

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  24. Love your jumble of shoes! What a slumber-licious party it looks like you had with yummy homemade treats!

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  25. if you door did talk I think it would say..." i really like being the door for this place..."
    ta for comment on mine and really nice to 'meet' you.

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