Woodland Bear Party

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We ended the year with a little bear themed tea party in honour of our sweet Bubbles turning two. She adores all bears but our inspiration was taken from her beloved brown snuggly Bear that she totes around the house with her.

I kept things simple, making use of lots of home decor items I already had on hand, bought some winter foliage, gathered a few pinecones and made some of my favourite home made goodies; snickerdoodles and chocolate fudge cake. The M&D doughnuts were also a big hit!

As always I was pretty rubbish at taking photos during the party, too busy chatting, eating cake and helping Bubbles open her birthday gifts, but it was a fun time with family and as always the girls loved playing with their cousins.

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Bubbles Turns Two!

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I love bears, bath time, snuggles with Mummy, collecting the post, binge reading, hide and seek with Daddy, gardening, emptying the dishwasher, outings with  Uncle Jojo, my blue handbag, hair clips, tea parties, playing dress up, dancing with my big sister, running through leaves, picnics, outdoor adventures, plane spotting, birdwatching, goats, the moon, being cheeky, giving kisses and raucous belly laughs!

My favourite phrases include “me too!”, “me come!”, “Mama’s baby”, “my wifey chops!”, “me like that!”, “blue car/door/bag…”,”more books”, “read me” and “Jojo Jojo Jojo.”

My favourite toys are my bear called Bear, my dolls, toy animals, wooden puzzles and play kitchen.

My favourite books are Cave Baby, The Gruffalo’s Child, The Scarecrows Wedding, The Baby’s Catalogue and Alfie books.

My favourite foods are bananas, raspberries, yoghurt, potatoes, sweet corn, baked beans, more potatoes, pink french fancies and of course, chocolate cake!

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For more posts about our sweet Bubbles, click {HERE}.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.

Pooh Bear Tea Party

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Blossom turns three is a few days and to celebrate we invited family round for a party, but not just any party a Pooh Bear tea party!

This was an easy theme to pull off and as usual I made use of a lot of the home decor items I already had to hand. My trusty hessian table runner, cake stands, chalkboard and jam jars turned vases from Blossom’s first birthday party all made another appearance, with the simple addition of some balloons, flowers, party hats and a classic pooh bear (which was one of Blossom’s birthday presents).

As requested by the birthday girl I attempted to make the much anticipated “pink chocolate cake” as seen at the Hero Party in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.” It is actually from this scene that we got our pink and blue colour theme from as the characters all wear these colour hats.

The cake was not as pink inside as I’d hoped (despite using an entire tube of pink paste) but Blossom happily ate it and seemed to really enjoy her little tea party, especially playing with her cousins in the garden.

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Blossom Turns Three!

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Someone is a little bit excited about turning three!

I love singing, pretend play, story time with Daddy, giving big hugs, chocolate cake, pink cakes and cake in general, the cafe at church, going to the library, collecting the post, play school, Daddy dates, plane spotting, blowing bubbles in the garden, going to the park, bath time, tea parties with my sister, writing with Mummy, Pooh Bear and Peter Rabbit.

My favourite toys are my bunny Boo, my ride on Moo, my dolls, toy animals, play kitchen and tea set.

My favourite books are Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, ZogThe Paper Dolls and Hairy Maclary.

My favourite foods are bananas, blueberries, yogurt, cheese, baked beans, pink french fancies and of course, chocolate cake!

When I grow up I want to be a nurse or a lorry driver!

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For more birthday posts about our sweet Blossom, click {HERE}.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Mama loves you.

Twinkle Star Party

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Last week we had a little party in honour of Bubbles’ first birthday. It was a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star theme which seemed fitting not only because Bubbles’ real name actually means star but also because Blossom’s first birthday was a song theme too, a You Are My Sunshine party.

I do love decorating for these little parties at home and I do love a good theme. I find parties at home like this so easy to pull off as I already have all the home decor bits on hand to improvise with. It really is amazing what a chalkboard, some pretty cake stands and some flowers and hessian can do.

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Bubbles Turns One!

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It’s my birthday!!

I weigh 19lbs.

I am 29 inches long.

I have (almost!) 2 teeth.

I can wave, clap, point, crawl, stand up, furniture walk and do twinkle hands!

I say mama, dada, baba, hiya, yeah, no and boo!

I love splashing in the bath, being chased by Daddy, climbing, cuddles with my Mummy, playing in the garden, outings with Granny, books, singing songs, dancing, sorting laundry, climbing, being silly with my big sister, getting splashed in the face, eating off the floor, my snuggly blanket and even more climbing!

My favourite toys are my board books, first puzzle, building blocks and farm animals.

My favourite books are Night Night, Dogs and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

My favourite foods are raspberries, peaches, cheese, yogurt and tortellini.

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For more posts about our sweet little Bubbles click {HERE}

Happy Birthday Sweetheart, Mama loves you!

Farmyard Party

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A farmyard party was an easy choice for Blossom’s 2nd birthday as she simply adores all things farm. We took our inspiration from her beloved ride-on “Moo” and went for a subtle cow print theme mixed in with some hessian fabric and red gingham. Apart from buying the balloons, ribbon and gypsophilia we were then just able to utilise all the home decor bits we already had to hand. We got our invites from here and the cake was Blossom’s ultimate favourite, “Anna’s choc cake” as found in the cafe at our church but with the sweet addition of some chocolate fences and farmyard animals. As you can see Daddy was rather generous with his portions… she was delighted!

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