Before we know it, it’s time to change into our costumes for the party. We all remain true to our heritage… I become Queen Ju for the day, The Husband is (of course) Henry VIII, The Seven Year Old is a knight protecting the castle with a sideline in crown making to ensure all of our guests will be suitably attired. The two Friends become visiting royalty in the form of King of Arabia (“the whole of”), and King of the Leprechauns – complete with green sequinned eyebrows PVA-glued to his own and a transformed pan worn as a hat and serving as a pot of hidden gold.
By the time we have a full house on the guest front we have added to the mix, a brilliant court jester, a beautiful Rapunzel, a demon wizard, a gorgeous Queen and Princess of Chesterfield, and finally, Prince Charming himself - Adam Ant. Genius. Let the party begin.