The decorations were so incredibly simple and inexpensive. I take no credit for it being my idea as it wasn't, I did a google search and ended up finding some amazing ideas.
My husband ended up making a sling shot for one of the games and buying green and red balls to represent the pigs and red bird. I ended up printing out some pig eyes and snout and sticking them onto the green balls. The boys found this tremendous fun and I am sure their "shouts" and "hoorays" could be heard throughout the neighborhood.
Apple dunking was played along with "toss the parcel" originally known as "pass the parcel". This ended up being quite a laugh as the boys threw the parcel so hard that the gifts shot all over the garden/yard. "There's nowt like having a good laugh", as my fellow Yorkshire Man would say.My son requested cupcakes this year as he really doesn't like cake and fondant. It seems that every year when I make an elaborate cake he blows the candle out and then runs off to play, leaving a whole cake for me to try and get rid off. So this year I made sticky toffee cupcakes with toffee buttercream. Very very tasty, he enjoyed them immensely!
I made cake pops, which I am still learning about and far from success. I used melted white chocolate with food coloring in and just before they started to harden I sprinkled sparkling sugar on top (really to hide the flaws!). I am finding it very hard to get white chocolate to work well. I guess it might be because it's not really chocolate.
Overall we had a really fun time celebrating his birthday and I can not believe my first born is 10. Time goes by too quickly and I am constantly reminding myself to enjoy every moment with my children because the next 10 years will go just as quick!
Sugar & Spice, Hannah~