Snookums, Iggy, Roxy, Fifi, Chop Chop, Hanzel, Lady Meowford......... clueless??
Let me introduce you to just a few of the Moshi Monsters & Moshlings, the latest must have collectibles that every child between the ages of 3 & 8 are banging on about.
These tiny colourful plastic creatures have a strange appeal and magnetic force which just draws in the kiddiwinks at every till point in every shop, only to be lost a couple of hours later.
One of the Moshi's biggest fans is my daughters best friend Martha.
Martha's 7th birthday was fast approaching and the party ideas starting flowing along with the cake design, that's where I came in!
Martha's mum had probably been planning her eldest daughters 7th birthday since the day after her 6th (just like i did) and knowing Christine as i do, I know she would want to create the prettiest, girliest party, styled to perfection in shades of pastel pinks & creams, just as her youngest daughter Elinor's party was just a few months ago. Martha on the other hand had a very different theme idea for her birthday celebration........ something bright, something scary & something crazy........A MOSHI MONSTERS party.
Christine had to try and combine the two very different ideas carefully so it didn't end up looking like a moshi mash up!
I was emailed a picture of a cake that they both liked and was told to put my own stamp on it, (something I'm always happy to oblige with) they choose some of the nicest looking moshi's (which i think was down to Christine) perched on top of a field of cake surrounded by a Pickett fence, star and fruit trees with a generous scattering of flowers & toadstools......... here's the finished result........
Photos by Christine Jordan
Oddie (the dounut) took centre stage with his skinny purple legs dangling down the front of the cake, to the right of Oddie sat Angel (the pink unicorn & Martha's favourite) followed by Coolio (the ice cream cone) then Hansel( the cute gingerbread man & my favourite) and lastly Cutie pie (the meringue tart on wheels!!??) standing proud on the cake bored was Lovely (the little white bunny).
We arrived at the party early to help set up, as we approached the local village hall, I could hear the excitable screams of the birthday girl and her little sister bouncing madly on the pink princess castle.
As soon as I walked in the door Christine ran towards me with a very worried look on her face holding something in her hand..... I was asked to perform emergency surgery on Oddie before the quests started arriving, as he had become a victim of a
transporting incident in which he lost his leg, I had to work fast..... after some water and a gruelling 30 seconds of repositioning Oddie was fixed and the party could begin!
As always Christine didn't disappoint, the room was covered in beautiful pompoms, bunting and honeycomb balls. The effort that was clearly put in to the day was overwhelming, the group was split in to pairs (with matching moshi badges) and given game after game to try and win the most points, there were moshi word searches, moshi spot the difference, moshi sticker collecting with a choice of moshi prizes for the winners, which my daughters team was lucky enough to win!
As the sandwiches were devoured, the mini sausages were munched and the brownies were scoffed there was just enough time for the a bit more bouncing, running around and screeching before the candles were lit and the room filled with the out of tune melody of happy birthday ( that was just the adults).
I was delegated the task of cutting the cake, those that knew I had made it watch in horror as i butchered it in to squares without any feeling, and a few even asked if it upset me after spending days carefully moulding and making it, but hey, that's my job, the cake is made to be enjoyed and I'm just pleased I made Martha smile.