Morning my lovelies! Welcome to the delayed post about my mums 70th, delayed so the birthday girl didn’t see her cake before she got to eat it!
When I was planning this post I had in mind a very glamorous, Instagram worthy thing of loveliness but as yesterday progressed I realised that wasn’t important, it was the little details, the traditions that are important to your family that matter, that happen every birthday or Christmas, here’s ours…
1. There is always a theme, for mums birthday it was very loosely the Mikado….
My mum is a very talented lady and as a teenager had done all the set for her schools staging of the Mikado, and had the opportunity to be a window dresser.Her life took a different turn from there for one reason and another, so I just wanted to remind her of how clever she is.
2. There is quite often a themed cake but not yesterday……
This cake had to be malt as its my mums favourite, and this took it to the next level! To make your own you will need the magic gizmo that supports the pouring part, head to http://www.lakeland.co.uk. Also, my daughter to make the incredible vegan chocolate cake!
3. Indoor fireworks….that we let off outside (because of the number of asthmatics!) …….
4. We get a little bit dressed up, sometimes according to theme but it was a bit hot for kimonos, but mum still beat me in the glittery nails competition……….
And let’s not forget the birthday girl……..
This was not yesterday’s outfit but she’ll kill me if I post an unmasked one! My mum is brave, talented, opinionated, supportive and as mad as a bag of badgers, and as it says at the top of this post I wouldn’t know how to love without her.
I love you, you ginger nutter!!!
So here’s to tradition and dressing up like parrots, have a great week!