I had promised him a party when he finished and picking the theme with him was so easy: superhero's. I stuck to a simple colour scheme of yellow, blue and red and had a mixture of printables and home-made decorations like the banner below:
The kids and my lovely neighbour helped with the balloons and the wall art:
The night before we got the idea for this selfie-corner with a cityscape as the background. I think Shutterbug Sister must have had to put this back up about half a dozen times as it kept falling down:
On the day Harlequin Sister set up the dessert table as I was still busy cooking (I learned my lesson about using a paper table cloth, it got ruined).
The selfie accessories were printables with the little wooden skewers people use for barbeques attached to them. We had sooo much fun with these and I have some great pics of everyone doing silly poses with these.
For me, if I have guests, my number one priority is to feed them properly. I ended up making pilau rice, lamb curry, chicken pasta, macaroni salad, chicken sandwiches, and this baked chicken which always goes down a treat.
We had prizes for the most well-behaved, well-dressed and most helpful children as well as one for the one who recited Quran the most nicely.
We got Gorgeous to recite some Quran for everyone. Usually he is the loudest one in the room and likes to play the jester, but on this occassion he suddenly got very shy. Then all of the other kids had a turn to recite. Mash'Allah even the little ones had a go at reciting what they knew.
Gorgeous was quite happy with his gifts including this crazy one from my mum.
Baby enjoyed being let loose on the dessert table while I was busy.
The most fun was when I brought out the pinata's I had filled earlier:
The kids went slightly mental and screamed the house down, thankfully both of our neighbours were invited to the party and had a good laugh, although I don't think any of the mums were impressed with the amount of sweets the kids ended up with.
We are now back in the routine of him practising what he has learned, improving his tajweed (pronunciation) and memorising parts of the Quran. I make dua that my cheeky, beloved son has life-long relationship with the Quran and benefits from its wisdom and beauty in this life and the next insh'Allah.