Under the sea party

Today my first grandchild, Theodore (Ted) is four. I was with my daughter as he was born, so I feel a very special bond. I have seen him most days of his life and I love him very much. At the weekend we held an Under the Sea party at our local church.

Lots of friends, and family, came along.

Nick made an amazing (and huge) fish pie for everyone which was quite delicious. And a shark cake. Which was almost scary, but not too horrible. Can you see the legs coming out of the shark’s mouth? The really scary thing was the amount of calories in it – three chocolate cakes glued together with melted chocolate and pure butter-cream frosting, and enrobed in thick grey icing. On a bed of green, butter-cream sea.

George, dressed amusingly as a Lobster in pink tights and a felt eBay outfit, was the Entertainer. He blew up and modelled hundreds of thin balloons. Most kids wanted “swords”, a few (little girls) asked for a poodle. I was amazed and impressed and asked him how he knew how to do balloon modeling. He said he had watched a youtube video while we were decorating the room. Well, there you go.

Under the sea outfits
George (Lobster) Ted (Octopus) Me (Seaweed)

 

18 Responses

  1. What a talented family!! It looks fab x

  2. What a lot of fun!

  3. Oh the happiness just shines through the picture I am so pleased for you. I just hope that you don’t have to tackle a Transformers costume in the future.

  4. That looks like a very happy party! The octopus costume looks great and I love the legs coming out of the shark’s mouth.

  5. Looks like such fun. Great work on all the costumes.

  6. Great family memories!

  7. Thanks for inviting us in to your family party. Sewing for them can give such pleasure. And pain too! Sounds like you had a great time.

  8. Stephanie

    How tremendous that the whole family pitches in in that way. What lovely photos and an impressive cake!

  9. A great looking party!

  10. Joyce Latham

    Fun fun fun !
    Joyce 🇨🇦

  11. Gosh, you all know how to have fun (and look fabulous while doing it!)

  12. What a blast your party must have been. Loads of family, kids and friends, and smiles all around. Not too mention the massive batch of yumminess with all that cake. (I’m pretty sure that calories don’t count when it is a grandson’s birthday – there are rules about these sorts of things.)

  13. That looks like it was a great party. Fabulous cake, and the outfits rock!

  14. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  15. Ted looks adorable in his octopus costume! 🙂

  16. What a great party that looks. I’m wondering what cake Nick would do for a
    Halloween event if this is what he makes for the kids, it’s hilarious.

  17. And that’s a great octopus.

  18. Very creative! I miss making children’s costumes.

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