Sunday, 6 September 2009
My school stars
I wanted to mark the start of the new school year in a fun way, so I planned a little 'starting school' tea party for the Podlings this afternoon. I made it a star themed party as Tom and Lily are my little stars and I wanted them to know that as they head off to school and playschool respectively. On the menu we had gold star biscuits (aka star-shaped Shewsbury biscuits), cupcakes, star-shaped sandwiches, spicy star crisps, chocolate stars and strawberries. I made the biscuits and cupcakes last night after all the Podlings were in bed, so most of the work was already done. Mark and his parents kept the Podlings entertained this afternoon while I got everything else ready and I was able to surprise Tom and Lily with this special tea. Their little faces were a picture when they walked in and saw everything. I had a lot of fun putting this tea together, though I'm not sure I could handle Lily's bedtime request of having a party every day!