...I made them each a clown cake for the occasion. Let's just say one needs to get up very early in order to decorate two cakes and prepare brunch for the whole gang by 10:30 am. The clowns were going to have curly hair...but there just was not time to fuss with hair...and so it was straight.
One of the birthday girls didn't feel much like 'clowning around'...she woke up a little under the weather. But by afternoon...and with the help of a spoonful of medicine...she was game to move along to the next party.
In keeping with the theme...someone knew exactly what these girls needed for their birthday...
...they each got a boxful of magic tricks. They were honing their skills in no time...we will need to beware of what's up their sleeve from here on in.
Oh yes...and Cousin Micah came to his first birthday party. He didn't care much about the food...or the magic...but seemed to enjoy being passed from one set of arms to another.
Later in the afternoon...I just happened to pop in next door with camera in hand...to see what a birthday party with seventeen grade three girls looks like.
Everything was under control...and a balloon-tying clown was keeping them all entertained. It was a birthday they will remember!