When I was growing up one of the most exciting things about our birthdays was looking through my mother's cake books and choosing our birthday cake. My brothers and I would start deciding on our cake months before our actual birthdays. So when I had my children, I carried that tradition on, in fact I kind of got carried away with it all, and started creating whole themes for my kids. I drew, printed and cut out my designs, themed not just the cake but all the food as well as the party games, everything in fact! I guess if you can't get carried away with a party then when can you?! And with four children, who each choose different themes for their parties, I get to have lots of fun party creativeness in a year :) not to mention all the other fun special occasions too!
For years friends have been telling me to share these ideas. So, I finally decided to give it a go and to start The Party Artisan, with the aim of sharing our ideas and having fun along the way. My children were delighted with the idea of a party business, as it obviously meant more cake for them! :)
So here we are...our little family run business. Me, creating the themes, my mother doing the practical business side of things, my husband encouraging me, and my children advising me on fun themes, giving game suggestions, being recipe taste testers, posing for pictures, and helping to eat left over cake!