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3 birthdays, party planning

It’s almost that time of year again, where my babies turn a whole year older. I am desperately planning two parties in one weekend. I think I must be mad!

If you’re new to reading my blog, you may not know about the ‘uniqueness’ of my family. To sum it up…….

I have 3 children, 2 of which are twins. 2 of my children share a birthday, but not my twins’!

Yes, that’s right, my twins have separate birthdays, as they were born over midnight (one and a half hours apart), and my second twin was born on my sons 2nd birthday! This makes things quite difficult. I have never fully settled on when to celebrate each birthday. So far they have all had a shared party, which has worked well. However, this year I thought it was about time BB had his own party, hence the 2 parties in one weekend.

The twins are having a hello kitty craft party on the saturday at home and BB is having a bowling party on the sunday. Luckily the bowling party is mostly done for us, I only need to make the cake and turn up. However, the twins party will take a lot more effort. Luckily, my mum is organising the crafts, so I have time to think about the party bags, games, food and cakes.

I like to make extra work for myself, as I believe each child should have their own birthday cake and I like to make them novelty ones, so I am currently trying to think how I can make 2 hello kitty cakes and a space cake all in one weekend! I panic before hand, but I usually get there in the end. Last year I made a whole gingerbread house cake and two heart cakes. They looked great and the children had a fab birthday, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I can pull it off again this year.

picture of 3 birthday cakes

3 birthday cakes

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The 3 Birthday Cakes

picture of 3 birthday cakes

3 birthday cakes

Another year has passed. Can’t believe my son is now 5 years old and my twins are now 3 years old, where on earth did that time go?? They had their birthday party at the weekend, they had great fun. I always love watching them have fun at their party. We hired an entertainer this time, which made things so much easier.

If you read my previous post on the twin birthday cake debate, you will know that, we are rather unique in the fact that all 3 of my children share a birthday! (well, that’s not technically true) my twins were born on different days, but my older son and twin 2 shares a birthday! However, I think it would be far too complicated to celebrate twin 1′s birthday one day and then older brother and twin 2′s birthday the next day, so we celebrate all on the same day (after all twin 1 was only born 15 mins before midnight). For this reason, I was debating whether or not to do 1, 2 or 3 birthday cakes. Most children get to have their own birthday cake, so why should twins and an older brother have to share just because they happen to be born at the same time? I decided to make one birthday cake each.

My son wanted a gingerbread house cake! (nice and easy for me then??!!). I had never made a gingerbread house before, let alone put it on a cake, but I was up for the challenge. The twins both said they wanted a heart cake (a little bit easier).

Here are the results of my attempt at 3 birthday cakes:

I think they liked their cakes, my son was staring at his for ages, though, he was probably just dreaming of eating all the sweets on it!

The other thing I liked was the fact that we sang happy birthday 3 times, so they each got their special moment.

This was all a big effort with a lot of hard work, but I am very pleased that I made the extra effort to make each of my childrens birthday individually special. I am just hoping they choose something a little less complicated next year?!

 

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Twin birthday cake debate

It’s coming up to that time again, for birthdays.

For those of you who don’t know, the odd thing about my family is that, I have 3 children, 2 of which are twins. 2 of my children share a birthday, but not my twins!! (One twin gets to have her own birthday, While the other twin has to share her birthday with her older brother). Last year the children all had a pirate and princess party together, which was quite difficult incorporating both boys and girls and different ages, but they had a great time.

This year we have started planning for another joint party (I think this may be the last year we will get away with it?). To make things easier we are hiring an entertainer. My son has asked for a gingerbread house cake (not too difficult then??!!) and the twins have both asked for a heart cake. I am still debating whether on not to make the twins one each, as I believe they should all 3 have their own birthday cake, as they are 3 individual little people, but that makes it so difficult.

Picture of twins 2nd birthday cake

The twins 2nd birthday cake

This is the cake I made for my twins last year, which was not too bad as it was just one cake cut in half. I am trying to think of a way I can incorporate 2 heart cakes this time. I will let you know how it all turns out in a few weeks time after their birthday. Do your twins share a birthday cake, or do they have one each?

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Birthdays

My twin girls had their 2nd birthday last week and my son had his 4th birthday last week too (yes, all on the same day!!).

Picture of twins, their big brother and daddy dressed up in their pirates and princess costumes

The pirates and princess party

 

They had a fantastic time at their joint pirates and princesses party. Everyone dressed up (even my husband!) and they had party games, treasure hunt, lots of food and cake. It is really quite hard accomodating both ages and both boys and girls in one party, but I think this theme worked well, I would recommend it.

 

 

 

 

Picture of a pirates treasure chest birthday cake

Pirate treasure chest birthday cake

 

Picture of twins 2nd birthday cake

The twins 2nd birthday cake

I wanted each of the children to have their own birthday cake as they are individuals and everyone else gets their own cake, so I made my son a pirate treasure chest cake and for the twins I made 1 round cake which I cut in 2 and split then decorated them separately. It was a lot of work, but I was really pleased with it.

 

 

Then came the mammouth present and card opening session when we got home from the party! There were presents and wrapping paper everywhere!! It was so hard to keep track of what present was for who and from who!!! Any suggestions on how to improve on this for the future would be greatly appreciated, it was chaos!!

The children were all so exhausted when they went to bed, they went straight to sleep, and come to think of it, so did we!!

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