I remember birthdays as a child, mostly the cake (the infamous ‘Rabbit Castle’ will go down in family history but that’s a story for another day) but parties and fun. Since having the Lamb we’ve tried to put extra special effort into celebrating birthdays, decorating the house and of course, baking a special cake. This year hubby celebrated a special birthday so the Lamb and I made and decorated the house, as well as baking an extra-special birthday. Can you guess the theme?
The assorted books by JRR Tolkien have long been hubby’s favourite so we created Middle Earth here in Devon!
It was a lot of fun creating the decorations and we used different craft skills.
It took quite a while to do all the lettering but luckily I found some sites on Pinterest to help. Of course, we needed a ‘Happy Birthday’ banner.
And I also made a number of small banners, based on the different characters……
Of course, we needed Sauron’s Eye to watch our celebrations….
And I tested hubby on his Elvish…..
Our hallway. Down the banister I knitted brown ‘branches’ with the leaves of Lothlorian while there were streamers and balloons from the ceiling as more branches and leaves.
I needle-felted Gandalf (if you’d like one made to order, comment below or email bluebeaglebaby(at)gmail.com) which was fun and I look forward to making more. Perhaps I’ll eventually felt the other characters.
And created these luggage/gift tags
And finally the cake. And in-keeping with the books, we celebrated in Hobbiton!
A very happy birthday to hubby!
What did you think of our Middle Earth birthday? Have you had a themed party? Let me know in the comments below!