This past weekend saw a special birthday in the family - my lovely Small Child turned 6! Pretty soon I won't be able to call him Small Child any longer - he's getting so big and grown up! He had a wonderful day, getting spoilt to bits with more presents from friends and family than I could have possibly imagined - I'm hoping I might find a home for it all by the time his next birthday rolls around! Of course I had to make some birthday food for the birthday boy, and as it was a weekend, so he was at home, I made him a special birthday tea.
He started with a roast chicken & lettuce sandwich, which I cut into a birthday cake shape using one of our new Lunch Punch cutters. The bread was a bit crumbly, so the candles on the sandwich didn't come out too well, so I cut them away and replaced them with plastic candle picks instead. I added raw carrot sticks under the 'cake', then crafted a cupcake shape from a chunk of cucumber and a slice of carrot, and split a mini Babybel cheese in half, topping them all with more candle picks to make 6 candles in total.
This went down very well with Small Child, who hadn't seen either the cake cutter or the candles picks, so it made a nice surprise. I had a further surprise up my sleeve too, in the form of some fun cupcake tins, which I filled with nice things to eat and closed up ready for a second course. I had a bit of a joke with Small Child about those - telling him that two had tasty things inside and two had yucky things ("Mushrooms and celery Mummy?" - "Maybe!"). I said he should pick two to open, and that he could eat what was inside them, leaving the other two.
Inside the first one he opened were some grapes ("yay, a yummy one!"), topped with a candle pick, and inside the second were some ready salted potato chips, topped with another candle pick. Small Child was very relieved that he had ended up with the two 'yummy' things, but couldn't resist peeping inside the other two to see what he had missed. He was very surprised (and happy!) to find them both full of treats too - the first had some fruit yoyos and yoghurt covered raisins, and the last had one of his birthday minion cupcakes (more about those to come in another post)!
Needless to say, his second course didn't last long either - he thoroughly enjoyed finishing off his birthday tea! Happy Birthday Small Child, my big, big 6 year old!