Thanks Stealth those shadow lanterns are beautiful - i might have a go at them myself!
I think i will just have to brace myself and accept that the boys will run around. I may get a klaxon to get their attention.
I was thinking of pulling it all together with a story - the fairy has been kidnapped by the evil troll and we work together on a few tasks to get to her and rescue her ( that should appeal to fairies a d superheros shouldnt it? I might adapt going on a bear hunt. We could have an obstacle course, some kind of gathering scavenger hunt ( i really want to spray acorns gold and this gives me an excuse), make the lanterns to see in the deep dark wood. Have you any other ideas for games? Will this work with 30 Reception children?
If DD2 was Tinkerbell in a duel with any Superhero she would win by shouting and screaming so loudly he would give up and go away! She is VERY assertive.
What I meant earlier, BTW (sorry for lack of clarity - I was slowly losing the will to live in a meeting) was that I would go with your idea of letting them riot with beach balls rather than bother hiring a bouncy castle. If it is dry they would be better outside and bouncy castles inside are (unless you have a huge venue) deafening.
Ah. Yes. I know that problem. He probably made the right call. I would mess around with a small bit and see if adding white gives you what you want. Do you have any paste colours if you need to adjust the colour?
Thedoctorswife thank you for advice. I love being organised so have finally realised lunch boxes is the right choice! Those folding crates sound perfect, I've got party bags made up but they're all stacked in random boxes so might nip to tesco tomorrow. Getting giddy now & feeling less stressed than before.
Haha ok. I have gel colours. My original plan was to just buy white ready to roll and colour myself but hubby wanted me to buy it. Genius!
I am still waiting for the '1' cake tin to arrive!! But I have now made both the 10" and 7" cakes. With two layers it won't be as deep as I wanted but I'm losing the will to live now so it'll have to do.
Has anyone tried a silver shimmer spray for cakes that comes in a blue can? Will it actually give a soft shimmery sheen to my cake or will it paint it glittery silver?
Oh wow. I don't feel at all inadequate, no sir-ee!
Those dark blue Christmas cakes look lovely. I was hoping to do a nighttime city landscape around the blue so I'm thinking that you wouldn't see the black buildings against the dark dark blue, even with glitter? Would it still look good if I just did the batman logo onto that? Or should I stick with trying to make a lighter blue? What are people's opinions? I'm trying to get something like this but would it look good the other way?
You had a cake with a number 4 and a flower on it. Was that using the pearl spray and how did you dry the flowers curled? Also - for next year, I will be picking your brains about the princess castle and the pirate ship!
Nonsense - I am just a few years ahead of you, that's all - I started doing cakes when DS was a baby (for him, and family) - he is 10 now.
I agree black skyline wouldn't show up against very dark blue, so more of a royal blue (superman blue?) would work better -you could still make it glittery if you wanted to.
The cake with the flower and the '4' was made in no time flat when I realised that DD expected "birthday tea" on her birthday as well as party cake - the flower was left over from the cupcakes which she took to nursery. They were cut out and then left to dry in egg trays/boxes - hence the curve. Yes, the whole cake was liberally sprayed with pearl lustre spray.
DW - the picture of the moon was taken through DS's telescope!