Austin’s birthday party in pictures

superhero party

My little boy has just turned five. Here are a few pictures from his superhero party, at the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, East London.

birthday cake

After two attempts, I made a victoria sponge with a superhero mask on it. Given that I’ve never attempted any cake decoration further than a dollop of buttercream icing before, I was quite pleased with the result. Look out Great British Bake-off, here I come 😉

superhero party

We arrived early, which allowed mini- and midi-Batman to take control of the party throne


birthday party room

and to check the lunchtime seating arrangement was to their satisfaction (as well as testing the party blowers)


birthday cake

Midi-Batman liked his cake. And no, his guests didn’t really have party hats for heads. I just thought I’d throw in a festive alternative to the blur option.

The party was a riot, with a storytelling session, indoor and outdoor sensory play, mask crafting, and a distinct lack of food throwing (what a difference a few weeks in school makes!). If you live anywhere nearby, it’s worth checking out Discover for their birthday party options (and yes, we did pay for ours…..)

I’m linking this post up with #mysundayphoto at OneDad3Girls.


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  1. November 23, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    What a great party! It looks like such a great place for one! Happy belated birthday Austin x

  2. November 23, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Looks like a great party, and well done for the cake! I have never attempted decorating a cake before, and yours looks great. I love that party throne!

  3. November 24, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Looks like a fab birthday, I hope he enjoyed himself. Love the pic of the two batmans on the throne together.

  4. November 24, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Happy 5th birthday wishes to Austin and well done on making a cake – my daughters were 20 years old before I attempted to make a birthday cake!

  5. November 24, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    That looks like the most awesome party ever…I want that for my birthday

    Thank you for linking up

  6. November 24, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Aww it looks like a great birthday- I love his batman outfit- so cute! x

  7. November 26, 2014 / 11:10 am

    …. and a fabulous cake too! I hope Austin had a fab birthday – he certainly looks like he did! X

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