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Jessica’s Bellville Birthday Party (2015-11-14) Photo Gallery 26 NOV 2015

This year Jessica had two birthday parties courtesy of Chantelle, one for Jess’ local school and complex friends (celebrated at Mondeor), and one for all the family and our friends in Bellville (celebrated at Monty and Cheryl’s house).

IMG_20151114_162903 chantelle and jessica at jessica's fifth birthday party at Montgomery Stronghold in Bellville

The theme was once again Frozen (of course), and this time around Chantelle went all out in terms of decorations and setup, with her and her little helpers (Cheryl, Monty, and Tarryn) working super hard on Saturday morning to setup the perfect Frozen-themed kiddie party!

(Whilst Emily, Jess and I bode our time by playing, shopping and walking among trees! All in the name of keeping the little ones from getting under foot!)

IMG_20151114_132942 tarryn and chantelle setting up jessica's fifth birthday party at Montgomery Stronghold in Bellville

The cake was a spectacular, flowing Elsa dress cake, which was complemented by a host of yummy treats for both the kids and the adults alike.

Blue and white decorations filled the patio and back garden, but even more fun was all the activity stations that Chantelle had organised, each tackling a different Frozen-based theme (like building a snowman, taking Frozen themed photos, etc.).

IMG_20151114_135828 chantelle, jessica, emily at the frozen photo booth at jessica's fifth birthday party at Montgomery Stronghold in Bellville

Stars of the show were however the excellent face painter and balloon animal wrangler that Chantelle had hired, with the two of them faced with a literal never ending line of little ones having things painted and shapes twisted!

IMG_20151114_145659 face painting at jessica's fifth birthday party at Montgomery Stronghold in Bellville

We had great weather, fantastic food, lots of friends and loads of fun – all the ingredients needed to make this without a doubt Jessica’s best birthday party ever!

(And yes, she loved opening all the presents at the end of the day as well…)

Jessica’s Mondeor Restaurant Birthday Party (2015-11-13) Photo Gallery 22 NOV 2015

For some or other reason, Chantelle decided to challenge herself by having not one, but two birthday parties for Jessica (turning five) this year.

IMG_20151113_133720 getting ready for jessica's party at mondeor garden restaurant in somerset west

The first one would be for all the local Gordon’s Bay friends (i.e. from Vergeet-My-Nie playschool and our Country Mews complex), and the second one for our family and other friends out in Bellville.

IMG_20151113_130651 elsa and olaf frozen cake for jessica's party at mondeor garden restaurant in somerset west

To be fair, Chantelle didn’t want to do setup twice, so the first birthday party was organised to be held at Mondeor Garden Restaurant, the same place we had Jessica’s fourth birthday party last year.

Jessica had decided on a Frozen themed party in the end (originally she was leaning towards a super hero Barbie party, but changed her mind at the last moment, much to Chantelle’s relief), and as such dictated that no boys were allowed at her princess party, the girls had to all wear dresses and have plaits in their hair (not that she wore one on the day mind you!), and of course, that she needed a Elsa cake for her birthday.

IMG_20151113_140133 complex friends arriving for jessica's party at mondeor garden restaurant in somerset west

Mondeor is actually very nice for hosting kiddie birthday parties, as they do a pretty cool little setup for the kids, have a great outdoor play area for the little guys to run riot (sucks if it’s raining though – which is actually what happened a few weekends before on Lisa’s – one of Jessica’s friends – birthday party), and have more than enough space, seating and menu options to keep the adults pretty happy for the duration of the chaos too.

IMG_20151113_144140 school friends at jessica's party at mondeor garden restaurant in somerset west

In the end I think that we had about 10 or 12 little girls having a thoroughly fun time on a Friday afternoon which brought pretty okay weather along with it, whilst all us big people happily chilled at a long table with wine and pizza pretty much flowing all session long.

So, Jess loved her cake, had a great time with her friends, and also got loads of cool gifts from everyone – sounds like a successful fifth birthday party to me! :)

Related Link: Mondeor Garden Restaurant