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Birthday Celebrations!

Birthday Celebrations!

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Late in the week, it was my Boyfriend's birthday. We have a few traditions that we like to uphold; my photoshopped cards, his mums Amazing Cake, going somewhere nice for example. This year was going to be a little different considering we're away from home (and him mum's Amazing Cake) so I wanted to give him the best Home-From-Home birthday I could! I thought I'd share with you the fun we had, you never know, it could inspire a birthday party of your own!

Birthday lunch!

Birthday lunch!

I got hold of his mum and she shared herAmazing Cake recipe. I whipped up my sponges the night beforen  son I could assemble it all fresh the morning of his birthday. I was going to fill and top it with delicious summer fruits!

Pinapple-soaked sponges and fresh fruits!

Pinapple-soaked sponges and fresh fruits!

When he woke up, bless him, he thought I didn't even have a card for him since funds are well budgeted at the moment. He got up and had his cornflakes and got ready for work while we talked about how nice it would be to go home for his birthday...hehehe he was going to be surprised! 6.45 rolled around and he was to work. That gave me 5 hours until he was home for lunch at 12.

Tied with a bow: presnts for the green thumb

Tied with a bow: presnts for the green thumb

A week before (the day my laptop shut down for the last time) I just  got his birthday card made up on Photoshop and ordered it from MoonPig.com. Then my laptop died. Sobs. Anyway, the day of his birthday the card still hadn't arrive and the postman was effing late! (She's like a Swiss clock is our Postie, always on time everyday!) But when I was about to fold up a piece of paper and draw a picture ole Postie slipped my Moonpig Envelope through the door (with a few bills). 

Birthday boy's card

Birthday boy's card

So he's bought a car from Japan and it's currently on its wee boat over to England so that's the car on the card, I just 'shopped it to look bad-ass in the mountains instead of the carpark it was in.

My arms still hurt from whipping the crème! 

My arms still hurt from whipping the crème! 

I built the cake too. Filled with hand-whipped crème, kiwis and pinapples and topped with rasberries and blueberries. I coated the edges with buttercream and dusted with coconut. It was soooo good! 

Ta Da! Oh, the pride! 

Ta Da! Oh, the pride! 

When Chris came home from lunch he was greeted with childish balloons and banners because you know what? Whether your 5 or 25 a party ain't a party without balloons! Haha he was not impressed! (But I know he loved it really) 

 

 "Birthday boy lives here"

 "Birthday boy lives here"

I cooked him up lots of egg and veggy fried rice (his favorite lunch dish) and served it up with salad. I sneakily kept the portions small because the suprise cake was burning a hole in its hiding place! 

Note the little bundle of cards...

Note the little bundle of cards...

His face when he walked in...his face when he opened his card...his face when he seen his plan to presents...his face when he seen his cake! Ah it was brilliant! 

His face literally looked like this!

His face literally looked like this!

After work we got washed and dressed and went out for dinner with his grandparents and the rest of his wise family. Spoiled with cocktails and delicious seafood (I had pizza of course haha, he loves crevettes)  

Mr. Cool Mc Cocktail

Mr. Cool Mc Cocktail

He had such a fun day, I'm just glad I could make his day special! 

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