We had a fun birthday party for Jayn turning 12 this year. There were fewer folks, but that was something of a relief since the children are all so much bigger than they used to be, and alas our apartment is still the same small squish that it ever was.
The kids went swimming - yes it was warm enough in October for that - then ate tacos they filled, and then decorated their own cupcakes as the birthday cake. By cupcake I do mean "cup" because my recipe literally fell in the middle instead of making a round topped cupcake. But that was OK because as everyone kindly agreed, the shape held more fillings. They were yummy gluten free gingerbread, btw.
Then after opening presents, everyone proceeded to design and decorate small vinyl figures to take home for Halloween.
Here's my figure - a Blossoming Frankie.
The last activity was a hunt all over the outside for the little Halloween themed goodie bags filled with stickers, pencils, an eraser, and a candy necklace kit.
Jayn was so delighted to see her Aunty Lisa, who makes amazing artisanal and custom all natural perfumes - so she herself always smells wonderful.
Now on to thank you cards to all the kind folk , both near and far, who remembered Jayn on her birthday.