So in keeping with this vintage, I found inspiration for the invitations, decorations and games from the beautiful Alexander Henry 'Rock-A-Bye Rhymes' fabric;
I also made some simple fabric bunting;
And my wonderful husband strung up some lanterns and balloons for a festive look in our front garden;
[Plain Marie biscuits with large white melts and choc-chips]
3 Men in a tub;
[3 Jelly Babies in plastic shot glasses]
3 bags full of Baa Baa's wool;
[Watermelon cut with a star cookie-cutter, on paddle pop sticks]
And other favourites, like double-choc brownies (not pictured) and choc-chip muffins (because it's not a party without lots of chocolate!);
The Lovely Emma made the Fairy Cakes she is famous for;
Every child and adult's favourite...
...including the birthday girl!
The children all looked very cute in their colourful party hats;
I kept the games simple....
a craft activity, making Humpty Dumpty masks;
[A free Printable from the Play School website's Party Packs section]
And for a 3 Little Kittens-inspired Treasure Hunt, I stitched some little felt mittens;
...which were then hidden in the garden.
[They had rows of stickers inside]
And the kids all loved dancing under a stream of bubbles;
Before we knew it, it was time for the cake!
Nanny made Humpty out of a hand blown egg,
and his (actually her!) face was drawn on by Grandpa's skilled hands;
Isn't it the cutest little thing!
I especially love the look of the brick wall - the mortar between the bricks was made by dipping the side of a match box into cocoa and pressing in uneven rows - very clever!It was a really fun little party to plan,