Tuesday, February 2, 2010


And here is the next instalment of my Australia Day-inspired party series...THE MAGIC PUDDING!
State library NSW and willtypeforfood.blogspot.com
Another great theme for a little boys birthday (or girls)!

- Buy some cheap white or grey beanies for each little guest and hand them out as they arrive.

- Decorate the tables with red gingham or checked tablecoths and deocrate the tables with some pudding wrapped in canvas (should be readily available for parties around Christmas time) and wildflowers.
See puddinglady.com.au for a range of puddings which as also stocked through David Jones

- Feed your guests traditional Australian party fare like sausage rolls and party pies, fairy bread and chocolate crackles. Serve in big white bowls.
Photo from Monashcatering.com.au
- For the cake...magic pudding of course! Try cooking a caked in a pudding shaped mould and then place the pudding inside a "smash cake" (decorated chocolate shell for the birthday boy or girl to break with a hammer).
- Opt for old-fashioned boys games and activites. Again, I highly recommend The Dangerous Book for Boys to you. It is full of instructions for lots of activities boys will LOVE - like making a bow and arrow(?), making paper planes, tying knots, catching insects, etc. You can also try traditional party games, like sack races (sacks available from I LOVE PARTIES) and egg and spoon races.
- Send guests away with brown kraft paper favour bags fill with all the cooking supplies they will need to make their own (chocolate) pudding at home, including a recipe, a little wooden spoon, whisk, etc!

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