It was a VERY early start as I am sure most can imagine. I did have to get him back to bed at 3am, 3.30 & 4. Not sure if he wasn't already feeling a bit off at this point.
School day for him though. The first time he had his birthday on a school day.
Also his first party with school friends. So he was very excited.
If you remember from my preparations the other week I was working on Pokemon things for it. Well the theme continued.
Pokeball lanterns. White lanterns that we coloured in. Used these instead of balloons. (I am really starting to hate balloons.)
Pikachu fruit boxes. Free printable on line.
There are a lot of cool ideas on Pinterest so I made some food labels.
Parties these days need fruit. So a Pokeball it is. Handy serving dish from the cheap shop for $2.
We coloured in 24 table tennis balls & Stuart hid them in the back yard. They had a good time running around finding them all.
I had prepared a pile of Pokemon eggs. Found this idea on Pinterest too of course. What a perfect thing for 5 & 6 year olds. I even labeled an egg carton specially.
They spent ages doing this. So lucky it was warmish. Sun was shining so we could do it outside at least. Each egg had one of those little plastic Pokemon instead. So they were excited to do this.
Lots of food, & then some cake. At this point I could see DJ was crashing out. His eyes were glazing & he wasn't his usual crazy loud fun self.
A Pokemon cake & some Diglett Dirt cakes. Children don't eat cake really. So I tried the little chocolate coconut slice. Most of them were demolished. Only a couple weren't I noticed but the worms in the top of the dirt had gone.
The children left & the grandparents came for tea. DJ had zoned out completely by this point. We had obligatory cake pics with him & sang to him & then we enjoyed his birthday tea of sausages, mashed potato & gravy while he went to bed with a temp. Poor kid. Had a day home today feeling miserable. Oh well, these things happen. He still enjoyed it & was very spoilt.