Don’t we all love a water fight, no matter what age we are?! My children and their friends love water fights and it is something we sometimes do during summer! Although the weather is starting to get a bit cooler here in the UK, we can still have water fights with our loved ones this autumn.
Everyone’s been to a house party on more than one occasion. There can often be something more appealing about them compared to a night on the town.
In most cases, these can be for birthdays or holidays, among other celebrations. Few people know how to throw a house party without a load of stress being involved.
Rapidough is the original game of modelling charades that has recently been thoroughly refreshed to provide many hours of fun with family and friends! This is suitable for ages 8 onwards and for 4 or more players. The more the merrier. This is great to play during an adult party too!
Next week Thursday 19th February is the first day of Chinese New Year and also happens to be half term so we won’t have a Chinese club lesson next week. Therefore, we had our CNY party a week early to celebrate with all the children and parents.
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks to all those who have been supporting us since we started the Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party last year, and welcome to those who are joining us for the first time!
Planning a party can be so easy when you have everything you need under one roof. Tiger Feet Party have it all offering a one-stop shop without leaving home. If you want a Frozen or Pirate party, simply look under the Disney theme for ideas. The site is sorted by type of party for children or adults, or party by age and it makes shopping so easy. They have decorations, tableware, accessories, balloons, fancy dress costumes, weddings, cake decorating, gifts and personalisation gift.
They have a live chat option during office hours 9 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday if you require help. Or tweet them! I had tweeted them and within minutes they had rearranged a new batch of items to be dispatched. Thanks to their wonderful team who carefully picked and packed my order.
We had been planning to go to Harry Potter Studio for months and finally the day had come! In order to get my children into character, I had purchased two Harry Potter Gryffindor school robes. They have two sizes available, Medium and Large. Both of my children were so excited when they saw the robes! It comes with the Gryffindor logo that is embellished on the robe, making it exactly the same as the one Harry Potter wears as he defeats “he-who-must-not-be-named”! It also comes with a hood.
You’ve probably heard all the bad nightmare stories… the ones about the birthday parties that parents are forced to throw and where things go wrong. The stories about the birthday party that you have to throw not just for your child, but for the 20 classmates they invite… and by extension their parents. There are the last minute inquiries for bouncy castles or play areas, where you have to book at least what seems like a month in advance; a minute less and it seems nowhere is prepared. Calculating the amount of food you have to feed the horde – because by now it isn’t the guests, it’s the horde – trying to remember who RSVP’d, who didn’t… it’s all a complication of what seems should just be a small, friendly event.
Reflecting on the year, we have been quite busy with a lot of outdoor activities like skating, climbing, visiting the zoo, Legoland etc and not forgetting Ms C starting Reception and Mr K in BBC1 Doctors. I would like to thank Pyrex for generously working with my blog by letting me co-host the Twitter party and the national baking week competition.
Thanks to all the amazing companies who sponsored our Bloggers Night In. It was a night to meet and chat about all the good times. Pippa Ainsworth organised a secret Santa amongst the 13 of us. As a non-Christian, I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I decided to make an effort to decorate my bamboo trees with red & green beads, snowflakes and baubles. So when everyone arrived, they dropped their gift into Santa Claus’ bag! These are the looks of the recipients receiving their gifts. I think out of all the gifts, I got the most naughty gift from Laura CYMFT – p-shaped sweeties! Ha ha! How she knows I love that?! Of course, this historic night can’t go without snacks! Many fab companies offered us delights from their products and I’m very grateful for their kindness.
Each time you go to buy a Chinese takeaway, are you tempted to buy a bag of prawn crackers? Sometimes in Chinese restaurants, they may serve you a basket of prawn crackers too. My children love it and we always have to stop them eating too many in case it spoils their dinner! In fact, prawn crackers are the simplest snack to cook! I always get the them from a Chinese supermarket and they cost less than £2. Uncooked, they are a small solid round shape.