But first- the Christmas tree.
They had this nifty device to bag the tree up for you and Richard said he wanted one to put the kids through when they got too crazy. It was nice though, because we bought the tree at the local market, so Richard had to carry it home in his arms and this was much easier.
We didn't have time to decorate the tree before the party. So back to that later..
I saw on Tanya's blog that she had done a little painting party for her daughter. We live really close to where they lived so I asked her the name of the shop and called them. The way it works is that you go to the shop, buy the ceramics you want to paint, and then they lend you the painting supplies and you can do all the painting in your own home. It was really simple and worked out really well. (Except I just realized the other day - weeks after the party- that I never picked up the finished products after glazing. Ha!)
We just invited four girls, and Svana couldn't come because she was sick. So it was just four of them all together. I forgot to take photos of the painting, but they had a really fun time with it, despite the three of us mothers wanting them to do it our way.
For the life of me I couldn't get any decent pictures. My camera is still a mystery to me.