Ghost Tour birthday party

Our son recently turned 12, and we celebrated with a small group of his friends over the weekend. If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that his previous parties have been in local parks and all decorations, food and games have been done by me! Check under the ‘Party’ tab above to see what we’ve done 😉 But this year was different – his last year at primary school, and his last year before becoming a teenager! So it was time for something extra special!

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Trampolining Bunny Easter Hat…and a catch up

It’s been a while since I posted, so this is going to be rather photo-filled as I catch you up with what we’ve been up to!

My sister and her family have been visiting from Hong Kong for the past few weeks, so we’ve had some large family outings gatherings, culminating in a special party last weekend celebrating our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary!

I’ll start with the hat for the annual school Easter Hat Parade, even though it was a while ago now! Our son is in 6th grade, so this will be the last (I assume!) hat we’ll make 😦 And it didn’t turn out quite as well as we’d pictured it, but it was quite unique so I’ll share it with you anyway.

We try and match the hat to his current favourite things…but it was hard to come up with a new theme this year. After much thinking it dawned on me that he has been loving jumping on the trampoline – and so we decided to incorporate that into the hat, and have the Easter Bunny jumping and having his eggs bounce around too!

Easter hat 3

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Grown Up Advent Calendar

It’s December! Christmas is nearly here!!

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen any ads pop up for alcoholic advent collections (I guess you can hardly call them ‘calendars’) but what great idea! They are not cheap as far as Advent Calendars go, but they are a bit of fun. They come in beer and cider varieties, as well as wine, flat and sparkling, and all the mini bottles of spirits. Just google alcohol Advent Calendar and see all the different versions!

So, rather than send my money off to one of these companies, I decided I’d make one myself for the beer drinker of the house (not me!) Continue reading