Celebrate your birthday with Asdas Pablo the Pug Cake

Party on With Pablo The Pug!

Is it your/someones birthday soon?

Are you looking for a cake that’s a little different?

Do you like dogs?

Well, the supermarket store Asda has a new friend that loves to party! Meet Pablo the Pug

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I must say that he is very cute and adorable.

The delicious new cake has two vanilla sponge layers oozing with a jammy middle and covered in a thick sugar icing. Pablo the Pug comfortably serves 16, if sliced thinly. We managed to get about 10 slices from him but my boys do love to eat cake and a little slice isn’t enough for them.

“Pablo loves a party…Dancing, eating cake, pinning tails on Donkeys… What’s not to like? One day, Pablo had a problem he’d been invited to two parties at once! He didn’t know what to do so he put on his thinking party on hat and tried to come up with a solution. After hours of thinking, Pablo dreamed up the perfect answer – cake! He trotted into the kitchen, put on his pinny and baked the world’s yummiest, scrummiest cake and decorated it so it looked exactly like him. ‘Now I can go to BOTH parties!’ Laughed Pablo.

Could you imagine cloning your children bu baking cakes of them when they get invited to two parties at once! So Funny! I may have to do that soon as my eldest has double booked himself next month, I’m sure no-one will realise! Haha

We threw a little pub-tastic party for ourselves at home, with Pablo at the centre of the table. He looked fantastic, almost too good to eat!

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That wasn’t going stop our party though, Pablo was soon out of the box, and the knife was going through the soft sponge. The knife sliced through easy.

 

Bye bye Pablo
Bye bye Pablo
Slice anyone?
Slice anyone?

Pablo was yummy! You could taste the vanilla flavouring quite strongly. The sponge is covered in buttercream and raspberry jam. We sliced the cake all the way through, but to make the cake go further you could remove Pablo’s head making two cakes to slice up and serve.

There's a whole lot of cake
There’s a whole lot of cake

After enjoying a slice of Pablo, we enjoyed a game of Frozen Bingo

YUmmy!
Yummy!
Frozen Bingo
Frozen Bingo

The children loved it, especially the little ones.

We had a fabulous party with a yummy, tasty cake.

The Pablo the Pug cake is available in store at Asda for £10

Suitable for Vegetarians.

Allergy Advice

Contains: Wheat, Eggs, Milk.
May Contain: Nuts.
May also contain traces of nuts.

We was suppiled with a cake and some party decorations for the purpose of this post

 

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Planning a Children’s Lego Party

Planning a themed party is never easy and can be quite time consuming especially if you have children and other commitments, we all want our children to have the best day ever at their party but finding time to prepare for it is hard. Preparation and research is the key!

My son just turned 7 and for his party he asked for it to be lego themed, ‘ok darling’ I said smiling, trying to hide the fact that I had no idea what to do for it. I sat down at the laptop and googled lego party and was surprised to see that their were plenty of websites full of information and fun ideas to make a lego theme party run smoothly, Pinterest is brilliant for looking into quirky fun party ideas. I’m not the best of party planners and I don’t have much spare time on my hands, So i was looking for stuff that was quick and simple but effective.

  • The first thing I did was design a lego party invite for my son to give out to his friends, I used Microsoft word and found an image of lego bricks to use as the background, i then inserted some text boxes changing the colour infill and size of text. I tried to keep it nice and bright

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I added the party information into the boxes, like his age, name, date and time of the party and the address.

  • Next was to organise a lego themed cake, Lucky for Joseph his Auntie is a very talented cake maker and Nanny asked her to make one for him. She made him a cake that  looked like Emmet from The Lego Movie, not only did he look impressive he tasted fabulous.

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  • The eldest made some chocolate fudge brownies and added mini marshmallows to them to look like lego bricks

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  • I bought some wafer cake toppers from a seller on EBay, which were personalised with wording of my choice, we added them to some home made fairy cakes

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  • We made up some small lego brick pizzas, using the square kingsmill thins, speading tomato puree over them and then using soft cheese to add the little brick details to them. I placed them under the grill for a few minutes and cut them in half. They went down really well as little treats.

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  • The eldest added some detail to some Rich Tea biscuits, round and finger types, using icing pens. He used the round biscuits to make some lego faces with and the fingers made perfect bricks. He also wrote the word LEGO on them and out a 7 for Joseph’s age.

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  • I also done a plate full of fresh fruit, grapes, strawberries and water melon
  • Bowls of rainbow drops and starbursts
  • I made up some lego bricks cover for the orange and apple juice cartons, made from paper I made them to fit by wrapping them round the cartons and gluing it together

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Coloured lemonade in glass bottles

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  • We had games such as guessing how many lego bricks were in the jar, the children guessed a number and the winner that was closest won a prize.

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  • Hunt the lego pieces, we hid some lego pieces in and around the garden and the children went out and hunted them out, each child that brought a lego brick back got a lollipop. I let the children play with lego on the floor out of a huge box and the children got the chance to build their own masterpieces.We also played a game that involved having 2 straws, 2 bowls of lego pieces, 2 cups and 2 willing people to compete against each other. the aim of the game is to suck up a lego brick using the straw and remove it from the bowl to the cup, the first person to empty the bowl is the winner

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We played the lego themed music in the background ‘Everything is awesome’ and so it was!

The children was sent home with a lego brick goody bag  mumofthreemusketeers.com/make-your-own-legobrickpartybags/

Not only did we have a Lego theme party but we also had a Pool party, the children had lots of fun and was kept very busy for the few hours that they were round our house, when all the snacks had gone we served up burgers and sausages from the BBQ.

Hope this post has helped or inspired others to have a Lego themed birthday party 🙂

 

 

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A Birthday Party fit for a Moshi Monster

Joseph turned 5 over the weekend and he celebrated in style with his friends and family. As he is a big Moshi Monster fan he asked if he could have a Moshi themed party. Now i’m not very good at planning and dont have much time on my hands to really go all out with it but Jak and myself put our heads together and came up with some ideas for food to serve up and with the help from a lovely lady who i found on twitter who helped with me some ideas as what sort of games we could play. Check out www.actoneparties.co.uk.

First up Joseph woke to a table full of presents and cards which he ripped open all too quickly, he loved playing with his new toys and had a game of his ‘Guess the Moshi’ with daddy and big brother Jak.

Joseph was having a party in the afternoon so we had lots of planning to get on with especially tidying up the garden and house ready for all the visitors we would be receiving. The pool was up, clean, chlorinated and heating up nicely, the food was all ready laid out on the table, decorations were up and music all ready to play. Children started to arrive about lunch time and off they all went straight outside to the garden ready to get into the pool and play find Zommers missing eyeball (gross, I know!). I had bought lots of pin pong balls and had drawn eyeballs on them all with only two of them having a gold star on them, the child who found the special Zommer eyeball received a little prize.

After about an hour We had to grab the children out of the pool so we could carry on with some of the games we had planned for the party, we had A moshi hunt where the children had to hunt out their very own moshlings which were hidden in the garden, some in the sandpit and some in the goo that we made up, then they all strutted their stuff in the Zac Binspin Rockstar disco where i chose a couple of groovy dancers to win a prize and then it was time for them all to sit down and eat some moshi grub. We did have the BBQ going as well so there was quite a selection of food for them to get their teeth into.

The children had some original party food along with Dirt sandwiches, Quenut butter, Sunshine Berries, Garlic Mushrooms, Grand Gateau, Bangers and Crash and Egg Flowers and for juice they had Toad Soda and Fango Mandango

After a spot of food they all went outside to bash the Pinata, they all loved bashing away and took some smacking for it to drop all of the goodies, then they all popped back into the swimming pool for some more play and games. We didn’t even have time to play pass the moshi but i didn’t care as the children seemed to be enjoying themselves splashing around and jumping into the pool.

Joseph had a brilliant day and really had lots of fun, so thank you to everyone who made his day a special one. He got spoilt with all the presents and money he received and it was hard for me to drag him to bed as he didn’t want his birthday to end. We have another cake to give him today when he comes home from school and a special birthday meal, which he has chosen to be noodles and chicken.

Thank you for reading!

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