When both Missy and her best friend independently asked us mums for a fairy party to celebrate their 3rd birthdays, a joint bash seemed obvious. Born just eight days apart, I wasn't sure how two fairy parties on consecutive weekends would go down...and, perhaps slightly too enthusiastically, urged … [Read more...] about FAIRY-THEMED 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY
A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to spend no more than £30 on my daughter's 2nd birthday party - a dollies' tea-party. We recently held a robot-themed party for Mister's 4th birthday and, again, I wanted to see if I could do it for less than £30. (A small aside: what a cool theme for a … [Read more...] about HOW TO PLAN A ROBOT PARTY FOR £30
It’s all Kate’s fault. My friend Kate, mum extraordinaire, just happened to drop into conversation one day that she sets each of her oldest three kids a £30 budget for their birthday parties. £30??!! She makes them a cake outside this budget, but everything else (food, entertainment, … [Read more...] about HOW TO PLAN A DOLL-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR £30
Considering its popularity, I'm amazed that so few people make their own elderflower cordial. It really is incredibly easy to make, and is one of my favourite early summer traditions (check out 100 Free or Cheap Summer Activities for Kids for more ideas!) My guess, though, is that there are a few … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL (AN IDIOT’S GUIDE)
If you have a tiny child in your life and you're looking for a way to sing them the Easter story, and don't mind high levels of cheese, then you're in the right place. I think there's a lack of really simple Easter songs for preschoolers and, while I know a few general worship songs which are simple … [Read more...] about EASTER BELLS – AN EASTER SONG FOR PRESCHOOLERS
I've shared 30 Creative Lent ideas for families and hosted the fabulous Victoria Beech from Godventure to inspire us to share the Passover meal with our families. Now I'm excited to share this super-duper resource for a creative Good Friday all age service. Feel free to use it in its entirety, or … [Read more...] about A FREE ALL-AGE SERVICE FOR GOOD FRIDAY
Halloween is a couple of days away, and I'm trying to reconcile several different things in my head. As a Christian, I'm not comfortable with celebrating things that represent evil. I'm not massively keen on being disturbed at home by strangers asking for sweets. I'd rather not try and pretend I'm … [Read more...] about WHY CAN’T WE DO HALLOWEEN LIKE OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS?
Yesterday was Father's Day. I was pretty proud of myself for getting ahead on this. It was several weeks ago when I took Mister into the Beer Shop in town, allowed him to pick out some ales for his Dad and bought them on his behalf. (This is allowed, right? I figure since he's 2, and not 15, and … [Read more...] about FATHERS’ DAY