Entering Wonderland…

27 Aug

IMG_8028.JPGThursday 19 was only the beginning of the festivities to come. In fact, the fun started the day before with me having to bake 28 mini cakes for Lea’s classroom mates!!! If you know me, you know how much I **enjoy** baking, particularly the icing stage of it. But what would a mum not do for her first born daughter? Well, certainly not ‘not bake’ cakes for her special day. So 28 mini cakes later, Lea helped me with the icing and decorating… and as always, it ends up being more fun than expected, especially when it means spending with her and chatting about life and other things like hamsters, fairies and the excitement of THE birthday party to come!

On the morning, no need to say that she was the first one up and in our bedroom with a big smile on her face. Ouma and Mamie’s presents were there for her. A lovely book – one with chapters as she refers to them affectionately – about ballerinas and a beautiful dress with shoes. Since there is no school uniform for her on that day, no need to say what she decided to wear!


Now for the party!!! Saturday was the planned day and after days and days and days of full sun, Saturday was the first day of cold weather with rain. Of such has been my record for Lea’s parties over the years. But it was absolutely fine as the theme was a Mad Hatter party. The birthday cake was taken care of by Nicole, who makes the most beautiful cakes. The entertainment was taken care of by Zita, Lea’s speech and drama teacher. All I had to do was to prepare the invitations and the decor on the day – which is great because these are my favorite things to do!!

IMG_8263.jpg A rabbit-hole long tunnel with some veil and long ribbons attached from the ceiling made a perfect entrance into the world of Wonderland. A herd of balloon gave the atmosphere of a little girl’s birthday party. Our long table was ideal for the Mad Tea party. A collection of different-coloured tea cups, saucers, tea pots, jugs and other grandiloquent assortments of mad-looking objects and food decorated the table.

Que la fete commence!!!!!

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And my favourite 😉


It was a very merry un-birthday party!!!!


8 Responses to “Entering Wonderland…”

  1. Zita Consani October 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    i entered this house and loved it at first sight. unpretentious, warm, arty & tasteful. What this French woman has managed to do is create a nest with her own unique sense of flair! xxx the master’s bard

  2. Coppa August 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    d’accoer avec tout le monde.Ne deviens pas blonde!
    fête magnifique.Que d’imagination et que de travail!
    Et la dernière photo?Tu as une fille en or!

  3. Ingrid August 30, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    Ah ah! Debbie, my god mother is only saying that she agrees with you when it comes to the blonde wig 🙂

  4. debbie.hutton August 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Okay so I see my name there amongst all that French, translation please??!!

  5. Ingrid August 28, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Hi, hi!!! yes, Phillip also agrees!! No blonde for me 🙂
    Pas de panique Marraine, c’etait juste une perruque!!!

  6. Marraine August 28, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    holala, je suis bien de l’avis de debbie. Tu es heu…. tout simplement un peu affreuse.. Je ne te reconnaissais pas sortant de dessous les rideaux. Léana adorable et quelle belle fête

    Rebisous Marraine

  7. debbie.hutton August 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun, Just one thing to say: I prefer you as a brunette!!!!!

  8. Taryn August 27, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    lovely! thx for the fun time, too! 🙂

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