Tags: birthday, children's parties, Lego Duplo, picnic food, Tesco
I’m sure all parents say this and cringe at the sound of it as they do say it – but they do grow up so flipping fast.
My little baby is three on Monday and tomorrow we are hosting the mother of all parties (I am starting to wonder if the power of my Anthea Turner mantras can get me through this) – from midday the chaos of a picnic party for 27 children and 39 adults (please, no rain) will begin.
By my front door currently sit several bags – party signs for the river walk with clues to keep the kids walking, outdoor toys, party bags, copious amounts of baby wipes and prizes for the games husband says he has planned…. we shall see. In the garage, numerous scooters, trikes, hoppers and bouncers.
Our inlaws arrived earlier and despite a delay in Tesco when every single till failed, I’m about to cook lamb chops, spuds and salad before I roll out the sandwich making conveyor belt for tomorrow. I feel excited like tomorrow is Christmas. By boy is having a big party. I feel really proud.
We have two fridges full of food and you cannot see an inch of worktop in the kitchen for squash, crisps and cake.
None of this would have been possible without a little help from friends – and the friends in this instance are Tesco and Lego Duplo. Tesco are my everyday supermarket saviours (yes this is a sponsored post but actually I’m quite a devoted Tesco shopper). Their picnic selection is great, from carrot sticks to fruit bags, multi packs of crisps, dips, mini sausage rolls and of course the party essential, chocolate mini rolls.
Lego Duplo have sent us a brilliant selection of party bags ready for us to fill, with stickers for them as well as winner stickers for husband’s party games. And excitingly they’ve provided a cake in the shape of a giant Lego brick!
So, my boy is turning three – I admit I still really baby him – I don’t want him to grow up. But equally, he’s turning into my best friend – he’s the best companion any mum could want – funny, supportive, sensitive, kind and generous. God I love him.
Tesco kindly provided us with lots of picnic food and Lego Duplo with party extras and a great cake. I stick to the Bloggers with Integrity code to post honest and open reviews.
Tags: children's parties, Ikea, VTech Kiddizoom
I had fully intended to take advantage of this evening, while husband is away for the weekend, and update you on lots of new news and reviews.
However, an Ikea trip involving a 3 1/2 hour round trip, and a quick whiz around Asda have taken their toll and as I am typing I can hear my bed calling and am already imagining the softness of my pillow on my face.
The Ikea trip was a resounding success. I went a bought lots of things that I really need, that I didn’t know that I needed before I got there. The obligatory pot plant that looks truly amazing and tropical today that will be dead next week, as well as the funky paper napkins, but stop – no tea lights – I managed to resist. It’s so mean putting them at the bottom of the escalator so that you have a good 35 seconds of stationary thinking time to take in the different colours and sizes and establish in your mind why you need more of them.
The bear coped exceptionally well, getting a little grizzly towards the end, but was easily appeased by a quick move from the trolley seat, into the trolley itself with the pot plant. Going down the escalator at the helm being the highlight.
So, sorry for not bringing you lots of new and exciting stuff, but I have to rest my eyelids, they have been open far more than shut these past few days. Here’s a sneak preview of what we have coming up.
- Party special - including the VTech Kiddizoom camera, an amazing drum set and lots of other essentials.
- Some great products for mum
- More change bags
- The same general ramblings about being a mum and all that jazz….
Over and out.