Tween Party – Ice Skating Party

Embrace your child’s wintertime birthday with a party that features a favourite frosty weather activity: ice skating! Even if your guests aren’t experienced skaters, an ice skating party can provide a fun opportunity to learn the basics.


If you are going with a Birthday on Ice theme, one fun way to invite guests is with a cardstock cut out in the shape of an ice skate. Have the birthday child decorate one side of the skate with coloured pens, glitter and stickers. Write the party details on the other side.Ice Skating Party Pink Invite


Other ideas for ice-skating party invitations include:

  • A postcard invitation portraying your child wearing ice skates, or ice skaters on the rink in the photo section.
  • A paper printout from your home computer that features ice-skating themed clip art in the design.



An ice skating rink like The Ice Station at Grand West in Cape Town has birthday party packages available for your occasion. You can inquire about renting the facility for a private party, or acquiring a group rate for your skating session. The arena offers birthday packages which includes a hostess who will assist with serving food, birthday cake and party favours.

Another fun idea for a Birthday on Ice celebration is to take a few your child’s friends to an actual ice skating show like Disney on Ice (6 – 10 July ), and then head to the public rink for a skating session where guests cans show off some of their own moves after the performance. You can even invite kids to come dressed in their favourite character costume.


11755707_605387849564269_1551121789878521539_n.jpgWhether you have the party at a rink that includes food as part of the package or host the party yourself, some ideas for ice-skating party food to serve are:

  • An ice skate cake.
  • Snowflake cupcakes.
  • Hot cocoa.



Ice skating is the obvious main event at the skating themed party. At an arena, you can arrange for an instructor to give a lesson to your guests, or simply spend the time freestyle skating. If you’re looking to have some organised games in the ice-skating theme, however, some ideas include:

  • Play freeze skate: Kids skate around the rink to music, but must stop skating and freeze in place whenever the music stops.
  • Ice skating relay races: Divide guests into two teams and have them race on skates to a designated finish line and back.


Ice-skating favour ideas include:


  • Icicle treat cones: Dip a sugar cone in melted white chocolate. Fill with white chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Wrap in cellophane and add a tag that reads “Thank you
    for skating with me!”
  • A pair of mittens or gloves.
  • A program (if you attend an ice skating show).
  • A pair of ice skate laces.
  • Themed party boxes.

Best red velvet cupcakes in Cape Town

February is commonly known as the month of LOVE and all things RED so it was perfect for us to hunt down the best red velvet cupcakes in Cape Town.


We were looking for beautifully decorated but deliciously fresh cupcakes.  We love a deep red colour with velvety texture and a light but creamy icing. Continue reading

Party picks from Yuppiechef

yuppie logoOne of my favourite online stores just has to be Yuppiechef. Not only do they have fabulous products, but your goods arrive on your doorstep in record time, WITH A HANDWRITTEN NOTE!!!  Something most unusual in today’s fast paced consumer world, and it goes a long way to ensure their customers keep coming back.

I decided to head over to look at some of the great items they have that you could use when planning your next party. Continue reading

Cakes fit for Royalty

Today we feature some of my favourite cakes by Royal Bakery run by Lesley Wright in California, USA.  I have been following Lesley’s business for a few years and I love her interactive nature on Facebook and how genuine she is.  More than that, I simply love  her cakes and creativity and design she puts into them.  From concept to the final outcome, its just incredible how she captures everything so beautifully that often her cakes look so authentic, its hard to believe they are edible at all! Continue reading