I have a few younger followers on my blog too which I´m thrilled about. Young women on both sides of 20. Ladies who may not have their own families yet ( I´m so glad you are following my blog although I keep on babbling about kids a lot). I would love to be a sort of a “role model” or inspiration through my blog as well as for my own little girls. Obviously I would like all generations of women to be inspired by a ladylike way of life ( not mine but in general). But maybe not in a way you may think.
For Cotton Candy´s 7th birthday for her friends we decided on a pyjama party theme. First things first, I booked the cleaning lady to come the morning after. Kids don´t really mind if your house is not spick and spam but if you decide to serve popcorn with sprinkles and have confetti on the tables you´ll wish there was someone helping you out the next day, especially if you have the grandparents coming for birthday cake. Well that was all besides the point but a fairly good party planning hint to make your life feel a little easier.
So to the actual party… We wanted to serve breakfast foods, such you would serve after a great sleepover, so we had different cereals with milk and almond milk, stacks of pancakes with the choice of maple syrup, butter, cinnamon sugar or whipped cream and jam. We had fresh fruit & berries and we had non dairy smoothies too. And we had hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. The girls had laundry sack jump-racing and then they got some popcorn for watching Willie Wonka & the chocolate factory- movie ( as one would when on a sleepover). The dress code was pj´s and we asked everyone to bring their sleepy toy too. I had originally planned that they would have decorated pillow cases but as I could not find decently prized ones sold separately anywhere fairly close to my house ( I don´t have a car!) I decided against it in the end. So we made bookmarks for bedtime stories as the craft. Everyone got a small scented bath & shower gel as a party favour. It was a fun party!
( I need to apologise for the awful pictures. It was a really gloomy day…)
I used some Liberty print stickers for decorating some bottles like the whipped cream & the maple syrup.
Kun koulut olivat vielä lomalla ja ulkona oli kauniin lumista, kuvasin yhtenä päivänä Hattaran tämän talven asua pihalla. Hankimme sen asun jota pohdiskelinkin syksymmällä blogissa joten mitään uutta ja yllättävää tässä ei ole. Olen ollut tosi tyytyväinen asuun, samoin Hattara itse. Me olemme pitäneet Ver de Terrestä kovasti jo useamman vuoden, mutta Reimaa meillä oli ensimmäistä kertaa ja taidan ostaa sieltä talvihousut tytöille ensikin vuonna. Hinta ja laatu kyllä kohtasivat tässä tuotteessa. Nyt muuten nuo Ver de Terret ovat alennuksessa tuolla Little Copenhagenissa josta meidän takkimme on. Kävimme jo ostamassa Hattaralle hieman erilaisen talvitakin ensi vuodeksi. Pikkusisko saa sitten tämän ihanuuden. Jotta Purkka ei saisi ihan kaikkea käytettynä niin löysin hänelle Popin alesta todella kivan tummansinisen kuorihaalarin välikausikeleille irrotettavalla fleece vuorella. Se on täydellinen päiväkodin pihalle kevääksi ja syksyksi ja menee varmasti fleece vuorella alkutalvenkin, varsinkin jos ilmat ovat yhtä lämpimät kuin tähänkin mennessä. Ystävälle hankittiin samanlainen haalari kun tytöt tykkäävät usein ” samistella” päiväkodissa. Nekin olivat nyt puoleen hintaan.
I was home with Cotton Candy on a nice wintery and snowy day and we took some photos of her winter gear in action. Bubble Gum has been wearing her light pink Ver de Terre overall ( from here) with a cashmere cap & Moon Boots in the same colour. I love navy blue gear and would have bought it for both if I had found something I´d loved, but there is something overly adorable in a five year old on a very white winter day in a powder pink combo. (We did find Bubble Gum a navy blue mid season outfit on the Polarn O. Pyret sale I´m super happy about) . This outfit that Bubble Gum has is the same I wondered about on the blog earlier this year. We found the coat in Little Copenhagen that has plenty of lovely things for kids. They have an extensive collection of Petit Bateau and we have bought really great merino woollen underwear ( long johns etc.) and helmet hats there too. We actually bought next years winter coat for Cotton Candy on sale now too so next winter is settled for the girls now except for pants.