It was inevitable that with the combination of the Big Friendly Read theme for the summer reading challenge and all the activities celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday that Finn would want a Roald Dahl themed birthday party.
Invitations were created using the fabulous app Canva and invited guests with a Golden Ticket to the 'Birthday Whoopsy-Splunker'.
Food was kept simple with lots of sweets! The main focus was kids costumes! For the birthday boy himself he obviously wanted to be Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder version - obviously!
I used a Burda pattern - which included a tailed coat. It was the toughest pattern ever! I made it in age 9 and it fits perfectly - lets hope he doesn't grow too much soon. The waistcoat was from the same pattern and the cane and hat from Amazon.
I made the bow from two sections brought together in the middle and elastic to keep in place.
Sophie wanted to be Fantastic Mrs Fox - Wes Anderson version! Finding yellow fabric with red apples was impossible so I decided to make my own! I made a simple dress and drew apples with fabric pens.
I designed my own fox mask and tail.
The finished outfit was a great combination.
Instead of entertainment we went with traditional parties - all with a Roald Dahl theme - Pin the tail on Fantastic Mr Fox,
also - Golden Ticket Balloon Pop (balloons with tickets being popped for prizes) and the finale - Boggis, Bunce and Beans Obstacle Course (think 80s Crackerjack with Stu Francis time trials!).
The pièce de résistance was the bespoke cake made by a local baker to order. Each book a different flavour cake. Finally the parting gift was a book and lollipop!