Friday, August 15, 2014

Rubys 5th Birthday Party

Ruby turned five at the end of July and since being at school she has been invited to several birthday parties and was very adamant that she wanted to have a party of her own; I on the other hand was really not keen on the idea. My main worries were the cost and also it all being just a bit too much, but we decided a compromise; I told Ruby that she was allowed to invite up to eight friends around to our home for a small party.


Anyone who knows Ruby will know that she loves Disney Princesses, so it was very easy to pick a theme for her party. We do not live in a massive house, but a good size two bedroom end terraced house; I really did not like the idea of the children running around the home, so decided to come up with some activities that would keep them occupied. I am pleased to say that all of the children loved what we did.

As soon as the children arrived, they painted a jewellery box.

When they finished, they went outside in the garden to play as it was a really lovely sunny day; while they played, I cleaned up the table and got everything ready for our next activity.


Pita Bread Pizzas!

They played in the garden some more while the pizzas were cooked and the rest of the party food was set out.

After eating party food, the children all made bead bracelets and necklaces to go inside their jewellery boxes as well as decorating a tiara.


I thought when we planned the party that two and a half hours would be too long, but in actually fact we were rushed to sing happy birthday and for Ruby to blow out the candles on her cake.

Ruby had a lovely party and I enjoyed it too; there was very little mess to clean up afterwards so we all had a lovely day.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Holiday Giveaway

A month ago when the Summer holidays started I thought I had so much time to have lots of fun with Ruby and Lottie, before Ruby returned back to school; but now here in Leicestershire in just 2 short weeks Ruby will be back at school. I am not ready for her to go back, I want to have more fun with her. How are you feeling about the summer holidays? Are you like me or are you counting down the weeks until the start of term?

Well I might have something to help you. I was recently offered a #stressfreeholiday kit to use over the summer holiday and its good news for you my readers too, as I have a kit to give away! Contained within the kit is:

  • a book of 365 things to make and do - Ruby loves this book!
  • an ice lolly maker
  • a vegetable growing kit
  • a waterproof disposable camera - Ruby has loved to use when playing with Lottie in the paddling pool.
  • and a scrap book to record your summer holiday memories.

All you need to do to enter to win a StressFreeHolidayKit (from is to leave a comment at the bottom of this post, telling me your favourite thing to do on a holiday. Then you need to click on the Rafflecopter widget and confirm you have done this. You will then be offered the chance to do other social media stuff to gain extra entries but you don't have to do them.

Good Luck!

Full terms and conditions can be found on the rafflecopter widget.