Thursday, 29 May 2014

Life & Parenting | Bradley's 10th Birthday

On May 19th 2004 my whole world changed. I became a Mummy. The best day of my life to date. That was a whole 10 years ago. TEN YEARS!!!

To celebrate my little man turning 10, we decided to throw him a big party for him and all his friends and family to celebrate. Turning double figures is very exciting, and the fact that he's about to share his Mummy with a new baby brother, I wanted to make a big deal out of it.

I booked a local party venue with a big bouncy castle, a bouncy slide and lots of room for 20 children to run around in. The price included a hot food buffet, unlimited water and squash and ice lollies for afterwards.
All I needed to do was order the cake, prepare the party bags and invite everyone along.
The venue has a big lounge area with a bar for the adults, so everyones happy. :)

I love the whole party planning thing, so enjoyed all the preparation.

I ordered some personalised invitations from a shop on eBay...

Then got to work on the 20 party bags.
As there were a mixture of boys, girls and toddlers invited, I had to personalise the party bags so there was something for everyone.

From Amazon, I ordered Red Paper Party Bags (£1.45 for 12), Chocolate Footballs (£2.19 for 40), Peppa Pig Sticker Sheets (£1.50 for 6 sheets), Football Tattoos (55p for 24), a Tub of Haribo Jelly Beans (£7.99), Bouncy Balls (98p for 15), Fairy Tattoos (43p for 24), Football Party Bag favours (£5.00).

From ASDA, I purchased the Bumper Football Stationary Set (£3.00) and the Bumper Butterfly Stationary Set (£3.00).

From Gifts With A Twist, I ordered Personalised Chocolate Bars (60p each) in which I was able to design them to say exactly what I wanted.

From The Favour Factory, I ordered Personalised Party Bag Stickers (£2.50 for A4 sheet) to stick the party bags down with, and Personalised Sweet Bag Kits (£2.00 for 12) which contained cellophane bags for me to fill with the jelly beans, with matching stickers.

These were the end result...

His cake was designed and made by one of my closest friends, Donna. She should ;), but doesn't yet have a business page so I can't link you unfortunately. But take my word for it when I say her cakes are AMAZING! They taste and look fab! He decided on a Leicester City football cake and 20 football cupcakes for the kids to take home with their party bags. 

What do you think?

Everything else; including balloons (helium for the table, normal balloons for the play area), confetti, badges and candles I bought from Card Factory.

The party went really well. Everyone had lots of fun, and most importantly Bradley had a great day. When he said 'Thank you for an amazing day, Mummy!' I knew I'd done a good job and it made it all worthwhile. :)
He had all his good friends from school there, my side of the family, his dad and his side of the family and James' side of the family; which is lovely for everyone to get together for his special day. 

It's safe to say I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the day, and then followed the early morning present opening the next day for his actual birthday! :)

I'm still getting my head around the fact that I have a 10 year old! :)

Have you thrown a children's party lately?

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  2. Happy birthday to Bradley! Looks like he had an amazing time!

    Rebecca Coco

  3. Happy birthday to Bradley. Seems you all had lots of fun. Enjoy :-)

  4. Happy Birthday to Bradley! Looks like it was a great day with so much thought put into it - cake looks amazing! x
    Sarah -


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