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Beatrice’s Sunshine and Rainbows party

Today I want to show you a very special party. It’s my youngest, Beatrice’s, first birthday party! With a sunshine and rainbows theme, in pastel shades because she’s still our baby, we had lots of lovely colours all over the house, and the kids loved it (as did I)!

The food consisted of rainbow sandwiches (wrapped in coloured tissue paper), rainbow cone snacks, sunshine jellies, milkshake and Beatrice’s birthday cake was a sunshine with a rainbow of rainbow drop cakes! The party bags had ‘you are my sunshine’ labels, were filled with pastel coloured goodies and multi-coloured pom-poms which were handmade for the guests by our 7 year old, Alice.

We did absolutely everything ourselves, including making all of the food, the decorations and Beatrice’s tutu and I have put together a number of very simple DIY tutorials to show how to do it all yourself over the next few weeks :)Click here for the balloon wreath tutorial.

Here are some of Beatrice’s lovely friends, and a very tired birthday girl at the end of the day!

She had a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who shared her special day :)

Awesome images credit: Gavin Trezise

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PS While you’re here, don’t forget to check out this week’s competition!

Party Inspiration: By The Sea

I thought this week instead of bringing you a real party, I would aim to inspire you to create your own and in keeping with the Summer, I have chosen a beach theme for you. Sunshine balloons and an ice cream birthday cake set the scene for this unisex party theme.


Awesome images courtesy of…

  1. Parasols by Martha Stewart
  2. Carved watermelon from
  3. Yellow balloons by A Life Through The Lens on Etsy
  4. Ice cream cake by One Charming Party
  5. Kite cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
  6. Deckchair ribbon from Not On The High Street
  7. Sandcastle from Honey n Fizz
  8. Pinwheels by The Homespun Hostess
  9. Picnic plates by Martha Stewart
  10. Beach cupcakes from Family Fun
  11. Surfboards from MWM Graphics
  12. Seagulls from Not On The High Street
  13. Flipflops from Running With Heels
  14. Shell cookies by Bees Knees Creative
  15. Floral garland by Misquincemag

So is a beach party on the agenda for your child’s next party? Or do you have another idea in your head but aren’t quite sure how to pull it all together? We do love a challenge so get in touch if you would like to see a different party theme in our inspiration boards! :)

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Nursery Inspiration : Showers & Shine

I love bringing you photos of real rooms for inspiration but there’s a limit to it… the room has to exist! And some of the rooms I dream up in my head don’t exist or at least I haven’t come across them on the internet. So I’ve decided to create nursery inspiration boards: a collection of images and ideas to create a lovely themed room for the little one. First up is ‘Showers & Shine’. There’s a lot of cloud themed items for baby because fluffy clouds are just so cute! But I’d also add a dash of sunshine to keep baby smiling :D


  1. Raincloud mobile from The Butter Flying
  2. Cloud lamp from IKEA
  3. Cot from Sebra
  4. Little clouds cradle quilt and pillow from Alphabet Monkey
  5. DIY cloud rug project by Lifeflix
  6. Cloud chair by Design House Stockholm
  7. Rise & Shine print by Elissa Hudson
  8. White cloud decals by 41 Orchard

So what do you think of the new feature? And have you a particular nursery idea in mind you’d like me to create an inspiration board for? Because I’m always up for a challenge ;D

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