V. I. BUYS: 11 Kids Halloween party buys for under £15

Throwing a last minute Halloween party for the kids? Then fear not… With these creepy party buys you can decorate the table in a flash – and the least scary part will be the price tag. I’ve rounded up 11 ‘fang-tastic’ buys for under £15   Main: Trick or Treat Gold foil Bunting £4.99 Candle & Cake Halloween character ballons £12 for 4 Meri Meri at The Original Party Bag Company Pumpkin drinking jar with straw £1 Wilko Foil bat balloons £13.50 for…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: A retro 1970’s kids tea birthday party with Little Bird at Mothercare

When I was planning my 40th birthday that you can read here  – I knew I wanted to do something for Miss Marnie and my friends children who we were all away with in Camber Sands (read about our beach house here). My idea was the throw the seven kids ranging from 4 weeks to 6 years their own little 1970’s themed party before us adults celebrated with a 1970’s Dinner Party in evening which you can read here. I tried to think back…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: How to host a 1970’s inspired Dinner Party with a little help from Morrisons

Earlier this month I turned 40. And, I celebrated in style with a retro 1970’s Dinner Party. You can see where we celebrated here. I had researched seventies inspired food on Pinterest (of course) and asked friends, family and Facebook for ideas… and came up with the following menu. I was also pleased to join up with Morrisons who provided some of the dishes for each course to prove that having a themed dinner party for a big birthday can…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: My 40th Birthday weekend, the perfect beach home & what to do in Camber Sands

I find organising birthdays hard. Not for friends or kids parties – but my own. For one, I have a fear that people won’t turn up if you have a party and two, the pressure to actually have a ‘party’. With my 40th creeping up I kinda figured I would keep it quite low profile and celebrate with family and a few close friends. Well, how wrong was I? My closest friends weren’t going to let me sit this one out.…

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V. I. BABYBRAIN: This is 40! 40 things I’ve learnt at 40 *Part Two*

Well, next WEEK I turn 40 and I’ve been sharing a few thoughts about it here. I have a weekend away planned with my closest friends and all the kids (how times have changed?) – and we’ve having a 1970’s themed dinner party which I will be sharing on here soon too. Writing about it here is proving a great way to document my milestone birthday – and a way for me to process if life really does begin at…

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