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My daughter’s party from A to Z and why I’m totally awesome!


What a week! What a weekend! And shit oh dear it’s Monday – again!

Did you manage a sleep-in? Or at least try to fake a headache or say that you’d been up all night with ‘Johnny’ to get one – that’s always a good move.

I was fortunate to have my big sissy visiting and our children flocked to her like flies to a shit sandwich.

She was most of the reason we threw a last-minute party for my daughter’s 5th birthday.


There are heaps of people that she didn’t think of to invite (yes I let her choose) but you can’t keep everyone happy all of the time.

I know she had a fantastic day, which is all that matters.

So from start to finish, or A to Z as the case may be, here is the day in a nutshell.

Amazingly I didn’t stress or worry about the party AT ALL, despite the fact I didn’t organise a pickle ’til Friday!

But then again I did freak out when the portable CD player didn’t work for pass the bloody parcel.

Considering how hot it was, due to the massive storm that happened in the afternoon, most kids joined in the party games.

Taken by my iPhone 5

Taken by my iPhone 5

Deciding who won ‘put the chicken in the barn’ (we had no donkey) was bloody hard.

Every child got lots of prizes, but some were still upset at not winning everything – but that’s just life.

Ain't that old man outfit so cute?!

Ain’t that old man outfit so cute?!

Funnily enough my tantrum throwing baby was as happy as Larry most of the morning.

Great news for me and my sanity levels.

How long it would last I didn’t know!

I think he was too busy inhaling lollies to notice what was going on!

Some of the party gifts I wrapped up the night before

Some of the party gifts I wrapped up the night before

Jumping on the trampoline proved a great distraction for those who didn’t get a spot in musical chairs.

Keeping everyone happy isn’t as easy as it looks.

Luckily I had my awesome family there to help me control the rowdy crowd.

My girl had such a fun day – especially when she got her present from us!

This gorgeous outfit was handmade by Karla @ Little Miss Lacey Boutique (but that's another whole blog post)

This gorgeous outfit was handmade by Karla @ Little Miss Lacey Boutique (but that’s another whole blog post)

Needless to say – the day was a great success.

Obviously I couldn’t have done it without my awesome big sissy.

Perhaps I should also give a shout out to the Husband, who did help make room outside for a games arena!

Quite possibly he did more but I was too busy fluffing around to notice.

Really glad that I didn’t have to do it on my own.

Seeing and hearing No.1 laugh and giggle in delight with her friends made my heart smile.

Isn't handmade wrapping paper the best (and cheapest) ever!

Isn’t handmade wrapping paper the best (and cheapest) ever!

Tempting as it was, I did refrain from having a celebratory drinkie poo until the kids were tucked away in bed at night.

Unusual for me I know!

Very nearly fell asleep when the kids did after lunch.

Wowsers – what a day!

Xeroxing my butt would have been much easier.

You can see that from the previous statement that I am struggling for an X word.

Zero pain no gain right!

And because I love the idea of being positive at the start of the week I’m playing along with Kirsty @ My Home Truths and going tell you why I’m TOTALLY AWESOME!

1. Despite the fact I have three very dependent young children, I also work from home about 20 hours a week and help pay off the mortgage.
2. I am a good and reliable friend to those who return the favour.
3. I speak to my immediate family at least once a week, often more, not because I have to but because I want to.
4. I am a parent helper at my daughter’s school, plan to volunteer at tuckshop, play netball once a week, donate to the RSPCA, write articles about charities, read books to my kids and make dinner 5 out of 7 days a week.
5. Most of the time I usually cope with all of the above, my kids still drive me bat-shit mental, but most of the time I have my head above water – JUST!
6. The reason I am able to stay afloat is because of my McAwesome husband and I am awesome for finding him!

Why are you awesome? Or what awesome things did you do in the weekend?

Ummm - anyone tried this?

Ummm – anyone tried this?

Linking with Kirsty for I Must Confess


Linking with Deb at Home Life Simplified for Listmania


And spilling my guts with Alicia at One Mother Hen for Open Slather Monday!



Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

35 thoughts on “My daughter’s party from A to Z and why I’m totally awesome!

  1. Love it. You are awesome. I am awesome. We are all awesome. Yeah!

  2. I love you list! We had my daughter’s party on the weekend too (she turns 4 today!) But I cheated and we went to Hungry Jacks for minimal stress levels!

  3. Em, your daughter is just gorgeous! What a great party, and yes, you are totally awesome!

  4. Well yes you are, extremely awesome that is!
    Gorgeous party and lots of fun by the look of it, well done Awesome mama xx

  5. I agree, you are totally awesome!!!

    Your party reminds of my girl’s 5th birthday. At the time we were travelling around Australia with our caravan, so didn’t think a party would be possible. We were in Perth for a couple of weeks and bumped into some old friends (on the other side of the country to where we both lived – insane!), and of course the kids made friends at the caravan park, so we threw an impromptu party and everybody had a whale of a time! Great memories!

  6. your daughter looks beautiful – that outfit is adorable!! glad you survived the big day! deb xx

  7. Love love love this post. It looks like a cracker of a party and I totally agree you are awesome!

  8. Yes you are awesome but you knew that already! Ha ha. Looks like the birthday party was a blast.

  9. Great list, and looks like a great party too. (although that storm looks a bit scary!)

  10. You make me laugh out loud – that last picture, THAT was awesome! I’m glad you survived your party experience too – I’ll have a post up tomorrow about Gilbert’s Ninjago party which also went surprisingly well despite me stressing out the night before sorting out god damn M&Ms into colour order…the things we do….

    Thanks for joining in with the awesomeness this week Em – I’m feeling so much more positive already!

  11. What a fantastic way to do your list, loved it.

  12. Yes you are totally awesome! For all the reasons mentioned here plus a whole lot more. I think you are awesome because you always stop by and say the most loveliest things on my blog. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses awesome lady

  13. Loving your awesomeness right now! Cake looks awesome, geez the iphone5 must be awesome too, that’s a great lightning shot 🙂

  14. Great list! Cracker of a photo of lightning. Well timed!

    I also have kids that drive me bat-shit mental. Bless their rotten socks.

  15. What an AWESOME post! Really looking forward to reading more of your blog and linking up again next week.

  16. this is such a clever way to do this post and the birthday looked amazing too xx

  17. So bloody funny! I love the A to Z in one day, great idea!

    Firstly, Ohhhh that cake!
    Secondly, Wowwza that lightening!
    And thirdly, that X word was a bitch huh!

    Brill x

  18. I’m following now, ace! x

  19. What a clever post! I love the cake!

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