Last week was Georgia's 11th birthday. Thanks to a "friend's" suggestion (but Karen you know who you are) Georgia had a four hour chocolate themed party at home with a mere 11 girlfriends in attendance! It's Georgia's last year at primary school and because she's heading off to a different school to all her friends next year it was also their last chance to have a bash together!
Luckily for me Elaine and David were staying with us although I'm not sure if they would call it lucky! Once everything was ready, the boys headed out for the afternoon and Elaine stayed to help out which included vacuuming twice during the party! Entertainment included a chocolate fountain (Karen's) with 1kg of chocolate, eating a cake of chocolate game, icing sugar game, the pineapple lump game, watching Twilight and singing to VERY loud music! Elaine and I ended up shutting all the doors in an attempt to block out some of the noise and shut ourselves in the kitchen!
The sickly lunch menu included the usual savouries, chocolate pizza, chocolate fudge and chocolate mousse etc. You get the picture! Karl made both the fudge and the mousse which was a first for him! To top it all off the girls had fun decorating their own cupcakes which were also - you guessed it - chocolate! Thanks to the lovely Leonie for making them! These were put together on a stand and became Georgia's very unique birthday cake!
Finally, at 4pm the girls headed home with their decorated cupcakes and loot bags made by Aunty Elaine! Each bag was decorated with the letter of the girl's first name so there were lots of oohs and ahhhs.
As for presents. There was a dilemma that went on for many weeks but the birthday girl finally decided on an iPod update and it's pretty cool I have to admit! The old iPod shuffle was an 8th birthday present and is apparently completely inadequate for an 11 year old! The new nano takes video so we passed it around a few friends and family to record birthday messages before wrapping it - lots of fun was had! Other gifts from family and friends included cothes, books, money, CDs, gift vouchers etc.
Apologies to those of you who have already seen these photos of Facebook!