A Teddy Bears Picnic Party

Here’s where my real-life and my pinterest-life are completely different.

I absolutely love planning parties, on Pinterest, in fact my Pinterest parties are amazing, if I do say so myself. They have wonderful looking food, fun games and beautiful decorations.

Then I remember that I hate parties. I’m not good with people, I’m not good with social events and I am especially not good with my expectations of people’s judgements. Basically, I don’t like planning things because I worry they will be rubbish and nobody will turn up and I will be sat alone in a room filled with balloons and broken dreams.

I may be slightly laughing at myself but I am also deadly serious.

But equally I don’t ever want my daughter missing out because I dislike certain situations, so party planning it is.

This one was made extra-specially stress inducing because when I started planning it I didn’t know if we would be able to be back in our house or not, so I didn’t have a set venue. Everything I planned had to be moveable at a moments notice.

It also had to be minimal budget.

  • Sun Cream Basket
  • Rubbish and Recycling Baskets
  • Helium Balloons with Floral Decorations (need weights of some kind, stones maybe?)
  • Tin Can Toss
  • Ring Toss (with pastel painted bottles)
  • Brown Paper Bag party bags made to look like teddy bears
  • Sack race/egg and spoon etc.
  • Pimms for the Adults??



Pippin’s First Birthday Photos – with Milk & Cuddles Photography [Needs Completing]

I first found Milk & Cuddles Photography after a friend posted photos of her daughter’s cake smash on Facebook. I absolutely loved the photos, and although I didn’t want a cake smash for Pippin I did want some photos to commemorate her Birthday.

I had some very specific ideas in place initially, I wanted to combine the photos for Pippin’s birthday with the theme for our wedding as our Anniversary and Pippin’s Birthday are only a week or so apart.

In the end it didn’t quite work out like that, I decided I didn’t much like the idea anymore and Lauren suggested we look at an outdoor shoot.

She suggested Dunham Massey, it is a place that means a lot to my husband and I. It was just the perfect location for the photos.

And she didn’t disappoint.