Amber’s Disney Birthday…

This year Amber requested a Minnie Mouse party, I thought we’d broaden it to a Disney themed party, so it didn’t make it all too girly for some! We decided on a general dress-up theme also as every 5 year old loves fancy dress!

I found a Disney quote about having your own style and made some simple Disney shaped invites with pretty bows, we were really pleased with how they turned out.

Then we just had to make a few more…

With Pinterest being my best friend when it comes to parties, I found this adorable game; find the heart of te-fiti. We didn’t end up getting a chance to play it at the party because the bouncy castle kept everyone more than entertained! But they’ll be hidden around Eastbourne for Secret Stones soon…

The party favours were Mickey ears for the boys and Minnie ears for the girls, I bought a job lot of ears and stuck cute lace bows on for a unique gift.

Another game for the party; pin the bow on Minnie. I’m unsure who won but I’m pretty sure Amber wasn’t wearing the eyemask for that one in the middle…

Amber’s outfit had to be something unique, she wanted to be Minnie Mouse, so i made something in my own style. A lace heart on the back with lace detail on the skirt and puffball sleeves, finished off with a big twirly circle skirt in pink polka dots and a scalloped hem, then a big pink bow on the front. She loved it so I think a success!

Minnie Mouse needed her own special ears so sparkly sequin black fabric was used along with fabric and lace to match the dress.

I just love the heart back detail…

A little bit of face painting, Minnie can never have too many bows apparently!

A princess castle cake was requested, I’m unsure I’ll ever make one again (I threatened to throw it out the window at around midnight the night before) but it tasted good!

Pink tablecloths and gold polka dot details… plus a cute Mickey and Minnie.

This pinΓ’ta was also bought for the party, but like our other games, we just ran out of time for it! Her face in this photo though…

The birthday girl was well and truly spoilt this year; a new bike, a massive party with all her friends, family gave her so much love and time, as well as more cards and presents than a little 5 year old could imagine! Thank you to everyone that made her day(s) as special as it was, she was on cloud nine all week!

Look at this face, it is the face of a little girl who’s just been handed her first bunch of flowers from a boy, her gorgeous best mate Harry!

Now how on earth am I topping this next year?!

Big Mac Inspired Burger…

I was asked for my big Mac inspired recipe and couldn’t find the link I originally used, so thought I’d write my own short blog on it…

I love a McDonald’s, but sometimes a nice homemade version is needed. This sauce is similar and easy to make. You can buy burgers from the supermarket to make it easy on yourself, I just love a chunky burger and they are so easy to make.

For the sauce;

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Classic yellow mustard
  • Relish
  • Optional – quarter of an onion

For the burger;

  • Beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Either quarter of an onion or onion powder

To put it together;

  • Bread rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Pickle/gerkins
  • Cheese slices

First off make your burgers (or pop your shop bought ones on to cook)

To make simply squash together the mince, egg, salt, pepper and onion in a bowl until binding together then form burger shapes. I use a burger press for mine, this one is amazing as it makes it easy if you wanted to put fillings inside the meat.

Grill your meat until cooked through, meanwhile prep the sauce…

Finely chop the onion (optional) then mix about a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of ketchup, a tablespoon of relish and half a teaspoon of mustard. Then taste test, I often add a tad more relish or ketchup to mine, but I’m a big pickle fan so love that taste.

Prep the buns, as I said I love a gerkin!

Then enjoy…