Monday, February 1, 2010


Sorry folks, here is the next instalment of my Australia Day-inspired party series...GINGER MEGGS!

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What a great theme for a little boys birthday!
- Buy a red wig for each of your little guests and paint some freckles on them when they arrive. Dress the birthday boy in a black vest and white t-shirt - easy!
- Decorate the tables with red gingham or checked tablecoths and scatter some old fashion Australian boys toys (think wooden and wind up toys, like spinning tops, cars and carts).

- Use red and yellow plates and cups.
- Serve up some plain red iced cupcake and/or cookies. Feed your guests traditional Australian party fare like sausage rolls and party pies, fairy bread and chocolate crackles.

- Opt for other old-fashioned boys games and activites. 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.

(Love this retro magentic fishing game!! - you could make one yourself...)

- You might even want to buy a billycart or two and either decorate or race them at the party.

You can buy kits for these on
- Send guests away with red and yellow paper favour bags fill with old-fashioned lollies (big jaffas and lemon sherbets, for example), cowboy/car stickers, red pencils, and a Ginger Meggs comic strips (you can get these in a book shop or online). If you can afford it, you might even send your guests away with their own little Globite suitcase filled with odds and ends.

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