The occasion: My un-birthday. [June celebration for a 25 July baby].
The venue: Atomic Pizza, of course.
The entertainment: Atomic Pizza’s retro arcade.
The dress code: As or inspired by a Super Heroine.
^me as Ms Pac Man, Dr Jenny as Lara Croft.
^ Emma as Luna Lovegood and Oli as Cat Woman
^ Super Ania and Atomic salad, Loony Emma with handmade jewellery and the charity shop hat that inspired her costume.
The special guest: Lyra the unicorn, donning my Blogcademy Pugly Pixel ring as a sort of Minnie Mouse charade.
The cake plates: Hello Kitty.
The activities: Crayons and personalised stickered placemats waiting to be coloured.
^ Rosanna and Meredith’s fabulous creations double as end-of-term stress-relief.
The Cake: Sugar Rush. I found them just in time and requested a girly pink and yellow cake with stars, and well, they Completely Got It. Everyone gaped [and drooled] over this mammoth cupcake, and just when we thought we’d found girl power perfection, we cut it open and the inside was a rainbow.
I did plan the details months in advance, but the best part was bringing together my fabulous guests. I’m not a best friend person or a posse person, rather a meet-random-awesome-people-and-go-on-mini-one-on-one-adventures person (surely I’m not the only one in this category?). A pseudo birthday brought these super ladies together; we made like the Avengers and Assembled.
An unplanned perk of the dress code is that now when I mention one friend to another, I can identify them by their costume [“My friend Oli – oh, you know, Cat Woman…”].
^ Emma, Homer, Meredith, Marge, Maggie, Bart, Kat, Lisa, Rosanna, and me.