We had a teenage party
Jul23

We had a teenage party

I’m not sure why my son wanted a party for his 17th birthday. Neither of my boys have been interested in doing much for their birthdays for a few years now. Maybe it’s because he’s so much happier and more settled at his new school. Or maybe it’s because he’s seen others have them. But, either way, my son was determined to have a teenage party in the garden. And I was not keen. As he was away on Explorer...

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Sleepover – WIN!
Mar20

Sleepover – WIN!

For my daughter’s birthday, all she wanted was for her best friend to come for a sleepover.We don’t have much experience of sleepovers, having lived for so long in a house that wasn’t big enough for five of us. The only sleepover we’ve had was for my eldest’s 10th birthday, when he and three friends stayed in tents in the garden (the fourth friend having left several hours earlier, by ambulance –...

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Nandos birthday party
Oct29

Nandos birthday party

Having his birthday in autumn, it’s always harder to know what to do for my younger son’s ‘party’. My eldest’s parties in the summer have usually revolved around the garden and once even involved camping, but late October is a bit more unpredictable.When he was little we went for that old ‘favourite’ – soft play. But then the rough-and-ready local soft play place closed down and a...

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Partytime
Mar09

Partytime

I love my kids’ parties. We’ve had lots of good ones over the years – and a few bad ones. And with my daughter’s birthday just around the corner, it’s time for another one. All of my children started off with a party at home on their 2nd birthday with just two friends. It was more like just having a couple of kids round to play than an actual party, but it was lovely. For their 3rd birthdays, my younger...

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