Esther turned 4 on Saturday and like every young girl her age, wanted to celebrate by having a Frozen party. I knew organizing and having a party 3 weeks after having a newborn was going to be a big task so my mum stepped in and helped. She organized the decorations, table settings, some of the food, the cake and an outfit for the Birthday girl. We were able to capture special moments during the day using our on loan Olympus OM-DE-M10 camera as part of the #myfamilylens challenge. It was put to the test taking shots during what can be a chaotic time! But the photos don’t disappoint and we were able to experiment with the filters to create some great pictures.
The morning started at 6am when Esther came into our bedroom and we got her to open her presents while Magdalene slept in. I won a Frozen prize pack at the beginning of the year and kept the prizes as presents for Esther’s birthday. She got an Ana doll, Frozen Stickers, two Frozen books, a Frozen watch and a Frozen diary. The other part of her present was a Jemima doll from Playschool which she had been wanting for a while. As there was little light so early in the morning, Jacob was able to capture this shot with my lamp on which created a soft yellow light.
The party started at 9:30am and I only invited 4 of her closest friends and their siblings. The smaller the party, the more relaxed I feel and it’s less stress for me.
The food was all Frozen inspired. I made Sven and Sleigh gingerbreads, shortbread snowflakes and a blue slice while Jacob turned cheese sticks into Olaf’s and cut and sprinkled castle fairy bread. My mum baked up a storm by making cupcakes frosted with snowflakes, white chocolate rice pops and the Birthday Cake which had blue and purple layers.
My mum also organized the craft where the kids could make their own snowman using marshmallows and pretzels, and their own crowns using glitter pens. The food was a hit with the kids and adults alike. After the craft, it was time for Esther to blow out the candles on her cake.
Everyone enjoyed themselves. Even I got to sit and relax! I had one mum tell me when she left that it was the most relaxing 4 year old party she’d been too and Phoebe seemed to agree because she pretty much slept through the whole thing!
This is the second of 3 blogposts as part of the Kidspot Voices of 2014 Olympus Blog Challenge. I have been loaned an Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera as part of the #myfamilylens challenge to take photos and write three blogposts choosing 3 of 10 prompts supplied. I will detail even more features about the camera in my third post as part of this challenge.