We had a family gathering to celebrate a First birthday. It is traditional to have a big party for the first born male but customs evolve and now there are parties for girls too.
It was a great excuse to get the family together again and have some child-centered fun and games.
The face-painting was popular with both young and old. I decided I would keep with my F theme and settled on a frog! I could have chosen all sorts of pretty F related pictures like 'Fairy' or 'Flower' but true to form I chose something a little less glamorous. It reminded me of when I chose my wig when I was having chemotherapy. I could have really glammed up and had an amazing hair-do. I tried on several that took years of my life or made me look fabulous and trendy. However, I settled on a wig that I could do bed hair with as I didn't think the kids would cope if I looked coiffured every day !
Whilst others adorned their faces with delicate faires, stars and flowers I had a large green frog sat on my cheek.
It was a great Sunday afternoon spent celebrating a family birthday with good old-fashion entertainment of inflatables, soft-play, magic, balloons, face-painting and lots of cake.
It was not only the face-painting that was a huge hit across the age divide. There was fierce competition at the inflatable penalty shoot out. It is always lovely to see the family having inter-generational fun together.
History of face-painting :
Face-painting dates back thousands of years between different cultures and a variety of reasons
And some people never grow out of joining in with the kids!
Even the adults can't resist!
Penalty Shoot Out
Another favourite with the adults!