So, as it turned out, Caris ended up having three birthday parties to celebrate her first two years of life! My husband called it the “never-ending birthday”, but it was all to do with timing really.
Party number one – Marvelous Mauritius – 17 May 2013
We were away in Maritius over her birthday (which also proved to be an interesting conundrum for the airline issuing our tickets … she was not two when we left, but would be two when we returned: facilitating the need to have to pay full fare for the return flight. But they couldn’t do a split ticket, so we ended up having to pay full fare for both flights!)
Her official birthday was celebrated Island Style with the most delicious chocolate mousse cake I have ever tasted, courtesy of Club Med. We brought along a small gift for her to open on the day, and bought her an island dolly too!
Party number two – Family tea – 26 May 2013
As soon as we got home, we had the family round for tea and cake and present opening. Caris was so delighted with so many packages to open!
Party number three – Rio Carnival – 20 June 2013
Caris’s favourite movie at the moment is “RIO” – she loves the blue macaws, the bright colours and the music from the movie, so it made perfect sense to have a Rio birthday party. So I had this crazy idea that I would make a cake with Blu, the main macaw from the movie, perched on top of it. She absolutely LOVED the cake. (I was heartbroken when Blu was eaten!)