It seems like only yesterday that I was holding my eldest daughter in my arms, staring down at her lovingly the way a mother does with her first born.
Hard to believe that it has been almost 12 years since that moment occurred.
Anyway this post is all about her leaving prom. Each year the Year 6 children get to have a special party to mark their graduation.
This year, Jasmine roped me into helping with the Prom ( I would not have had it any other way).
I have been bursting to do a CANDY LAND theme for a while and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. I had grand ideas, there was going to be an actual Candy Cane forest, Giant Lollipops and a life sized Gingerbread tree complet with sweet plums.
A handful of dedicated parents got together to make all the arrangements. However there was just not enough funds for my grand scale props and stations and so we had to scale back on a lot of things.
I had a dear friend of mine work all week on producing some large character paintings to decorate the walls with, Thank you Sharon Brown, oh and also my mum, who has obviously been hiding her mad art skills from me so she does not get asked to produce work all the time. Thanks Mum x
We had the following stations for the kids to enjoy.
Lollipop Woods - A table full of Lollipops and licorice twists.
Gumdrop Mountain - A table full of sweets, candy, cookies and gingerbread men.
Frostine - A table with the drinks and a cooler box filled with Lolly ices.
Molasses Swamp - A chocolate fountain with lots of goodies to be covered in warm chocolate-yummy.
Candy Cane Forest - A table full of Cupcakes topped with candy and a Cake and Candy Castle.
I had not realised how hard it would be to decorate such a vast space. We asked the children to get involved and they made some giant candies, lollipops and candy canes in class.
With all the help from the kids I thought it looked pretty good on the night and made the room feel a little like Candy Land, not to the Grand Scheme I had been planning, but all in all it was nice.
Here are the photos I managed to snap. I did not have much time as I was setting up in quite a hurry.
hope you like them.
Prom Night 2011