It was a pretty laid back affair with most of the food preparation taking place the night before and we were pretty organised - so organised I even managed to whip myself up a quick shirt in the morning. (See, retromummy is a good influence on me, but my fabric stash says otherwise!) I saw the fabric on sale a few weeks ago and thought it looked aussie-flag-like. $4 for this shirt, with leftover fabric for a head wrap!
It was nice and cool and THANK GOODNESS because it was HOT. Steamy would be a more accurate description. The group of 8 kids we had here got busy in the wading pool, the slip n slide. After lunch this included the adults too getting into ice-fights, water fights and then by the end of the day, mud fights... ahem.
We had enough to feed an army (I always over cater, cater for blow-ins etc) and friends bought wonderful contributions like Baileys cheesecake, smoked salmon dip (I am SO getting that recipe for you guys!) and of course how could I forget the caramel lamington shaped like Australia?! (delicious for any time of the year!!).
So the upside of catering for an army is there's lots of delicious leftovers and I get a rest from the kitchen for a few days. I'm sure there's a few hangovers amongst our party today - and I don't want to point anyone out in particular, but none of those would be the ladies at the party... if you catch my drift. I'm sure hubby is feeling a little worse for wear at work today and has drunk his bodyweight in coffee...
How was your Australia Day?
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