Every mum starts to panic when it’s time to organise their kid’s birthday party. After all, you have to entertain a bunch of kids for a couple of hours. And it’s tricky to find activities that they will all love. And you need to keep within budget at the same time! You might be surprised to know the average birthday party can cost around £100! Therefore, you need to make sure it’s something that your kid will love for that price! Here are a few top ideas for your child’s birthday party that you need to see.
Take the kids swimming
If you have a swimming pool close by your home, you should think about organising the birthday party there. Swimming is a fun activity that the kids can all do at the same time. They will have so much fun splashing around in the pool for an hour or two. For larger parties, you might even want to hire the pool. You could even arrange for the centre to provide food and drinks for the kids after they have been in the pool. That way, it saves everyone coming back to your home after swimming! With swimming, it’s best to invite the parents along as you will struggle to keep an eye on all the children at once!
Since becoming a parent I have often thought about baby girl’s future. How can we create a Bright Future for our children? We have been set a challenge by Unilever called #brightFuture to discover little things as a family we can do to change the future for the better.
At the heart of the Unilever brightFuture initiative is the goal to unite communities and encourage small changes in everyday life that have a positive impact on the world.
Here are some of our little things we have changed to help make our world a better place and to shape a bright future:
- Turning the tap off when brushing teeth
- Re-using boxes and bottles/jars
- Composting fruit and veg peelings
- Turning the TV off and not leaving it on standby
- Remembering to turn off lights when leaving a room
- Meal Planning, so we don’t buy food to waste.
- Only use reusable bags
I can’t believe it’s coming around to bonfire night again. It just seems 5 minutes ago that I was 7 months pregnant this time last year when it was bonfire night.
I first learned about bonfire night and the history around it when I was in primary school many moons ago. Guy Fawkes tried blowing up the houses of parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. But he was not the ringleader in the gunpowder plot. He was just the poor guy who got caught trying to ignite the explosives!
Today in the UK we celebrate 5th November by letting off fireworks having massive bonfires and throwing straw dummies called ‘guy’s’ onto the bonfires. The fireworks are let off to represent the explosives that were never used by the plotters.
I come from a family who are huge game lovers. With two sisters and a brother there was never any shortage of someone to play with. So when Megableu asked us to review a couple of their games, with which we could pick from a great selection I may add, I was very happy to oblige.
The first game we received was this Ultimate Spider-Man Projector game. I know my nephew will love this. He’s a huge Spider-Man fan. You can find our other Megableu game review here: The Enchanted Ball
Our second game from Megableu to review is The Enchanted Ball. The girly side in me decided to choose this game for us to have a look at. The idea of dancing with your prince is just like something from a fairytale.
Oh if you want to see our other game review from Megableu it’s just here: Ultimate Spider-Man.
The object of the game is to be the first to gain 4 coloured stars and be the star dancer. They have to be the stars of the colour dress, from which ever princess was chosen. The game is for 2-4 players from 5 years old and up.
Hello and welcome back to New Mum Stories. This week we have Kris from Max and Kai The Blog sharing with us her experience at Max’s first photo shoot…
Over to you Kris…
I had always wanted to have a newborn photo shoot when we finally had a baby.i had seen so many gorgeous pics of squidgy newborns in flowerpots,I was really excited to get some of the new baby. So when Max finally arrived I made it my mission to find an affordable local photographer.
We decided on a lovely local photographer and at 5 weeks we booked Max in. The day finally arrived and off we set ,Max in his baby finery armed with props and me and Danny didn’t look too shabby either.