I love arranging parties with creative themes and children’s birthdays are brilliant way to use your imagination. Hattie has just turned four and we celebrated with a cooking party. The invitations were a floury and eggy composition which I photographed and wrapped around a little rolling-pin. When the children arrived they made caterpillar kebabs from marshmallows and I can still remember making these when I went to pre-school! They then concocted their own mini pasta bakes in dinky takeaway containers and any leftovers could be taken away to be eaten at home. These chefs work fast so we moved swiftly on to cookie dough and biscuit cutters, strawberry smoothies and highly decorated cupcakes. The children left happy, floury with a party bag containing a wooden spoon and cookie cutter – aesthetically tasteful and hopefully useful!

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