Dear mummy, last weekend we were at Blissfields Festival in Hampshire having a house party in a middle of a field. While we were there we indulged in a festival trend that’s sweeping festivals up and down the country called GoGetGlitter. … Continue reading
Preparation for my magic star party.
Dear mummy, I turn two this weekend! Where did the time go? We’ve booked the venue, sorted the party bags and invited all my little friends and family. To keep costs down my mummy has also started to make the decorations for the community centre.
I’m having a star themed birthday party because I’m really into the moon and stars. My favourite song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and every time my mummy picks me up from nursery and we head home, I look for the stars in the dark January sky.
Occasionally I see the moon and when it disappears behind the wispy clouds I shout “all gone!” Which makes my mummy chuckle.
Can’t wait to celebrate this weekend with my friends and family.
My First Easter Egg!
Dear mummy, at last a crafty challenge I can get involved with! You are making paper mâché Easter Eggs today to decorate the house. We already have a lot of the materials in the house. We have some pink balloons leftover from my first birthday bash, coloured tissue paper from present unwrapping, PVA glue (what mummy wouldn’t have this stocked up?) glitter and paint.
We start off with a blown-up pink balloon and sit it in daddy’s coffee mug so it doesn’t roll off the table. Mummy prepares the mâché mix by watering down PVA glue, making it into a thin paste. She also uses a paper plate to contain the mixture so she can dispose of it afterwards. I’m not involved with making it at this stage as mummy doesn’t really fancy peeling PVA glue off my little fingers. So I sit patiently on the sidelines sucking my thumb. She dips the pre-cut strips of multicoloured tissue paper into the mâché mixture and sticks it on the balloon. Mummy covers it completely using several layers of tissue paper to make the egg shell.
She leaves it to dry overnight until it is hard and we go outside and play. The following day the PVA glue has dried to a shiny finish. Mummy gets daddy to pop the balloon inside the tissue paper shell so all that is left remaining is the light (and fragile) undecorated egg shell.
Now for the fun part, and here’s where I can now get involved 🙂 we decorate the paper eggs with paint and glitter! And make them look super pretty! It’s very messy but great fun, glitter is everywhere up my nose and in my hair. Mummy thinks it looks pretty however it doesn’t taste very nice. We hang them around the front room and they sparkle!
Next year, if I’m lucky, I will get to eat a chocolate one.
Love Bella x