^ Making decorations for her party
^^The AMAZING Totoro cake my very talented sister made for Molly
^Pass the parcel- I've never seen anyone so excited and her cousins were such good sports.
^Happy family shot- I didn't get any others which I am so annoyed about I tend to forget when I'm chatting away!!
As Molly's birthday was on a Monday we decided to hold her party on the Sunday. She was SO excited. The day before I bought Molly a giant '3' shaped balloon, (which btw I'm obsessed with- when it deflates I may want to replace it with a giant M but I'm not sure the dog would appreciate that, he's pretty freaked out by the whole thing) I kept it in the car overnight so it was a big surprise for her on Sunday morning. We kept the guest list down but we were still a full house despite the fact quite a few were missed (you know who you are!).
Molly had the best time and I think the dog was part cocktail sausage by the end. When I asked her about it before she went to sleep she sang the Cbeebies birthday party song and agreed that is had been a wonderful party. I think next year it will be hard to enforce the every other year rule so we may have to get creative at a village hall or something.. or buy a bigger house ;) I'd do it again and again for her happy little spirit.