Well it’s been quite a week. The sickness bug hit and threw most plans I had out the window which means this week will be spent attempting to catch up…never a good feeling. I’m back to health but struggling a bit to find energy. Florence (my youngest daughter) was hit the hardest with the bug but since it was her birthday on Friday she seemed to pull enough strength together to have her birthday party (what five year old wouldn’t?!).

Flossie's party

I love planning and organising these things (sometimes more than the event itself) and this year with lots of other things going on I wanted some of the pressures of a party taken away so I decided to go for a venue that would provide the food. Our local pizza and mezze restaurant in Stockbridge, Woodfire was perfect. A light, bright room big enough but cosy enough for 14 little ones.


This year the theme was FUN – bright, bold colours and as far away from anything Frozen as possible. I headed to Tiger for the decorations, with a little help from The Hambledon for the honeycomb characters and Happy Birthday gold glitter banner. Bright balloons and a couple of vases of multi coloured tulips and we were done.

Happy Birthday

Party bags

Tiger was also great for the party bags. Some colouring, a hawaiian necklace, rubber, stamp, cake and temporary tattoo filled the bags and fitted with the bright and colourful theme.

Crazy M

Entertainment was in the form of Crazy M. She was an absolute hit with the children and the adults and had us all in stitches.

Party table

Having the catering taken away made the party so much easier and to walk away at the end without clearing up…a huge bonus!

So with parties done and sickness gone (fingers crossed) focussing this week on Spring. I’m desperate to clear out my wardrobe and put away the winter knits and boots and bring out some colour. Let’s hope the weather plays ball.

Have a good week,

L x


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