Amber’s Disney Birthday…

This year Amber requested a Minnie Mouse party, I thought we’d broaden it to a Disney themed party, so it didn’t make it all too girly for some! We decided on a general dress-up theme also as every 5 year old loves fancy dress!

I found a Disney quote about having your own style and made some simple Disney shaped invites with pretty bows, we were really pleased with how they turned out.

Then we just had to make a few more…

With Pinterest being my best friend when it comes to parties, I found this adorable game; find the heart of te-fiti. We didn’t end up getting a chance to play it at the party because the bouncy castle kept everyone more than entertained! But they’ll be hidden around Eastbourne for Secret Stones soon…

The party favours were Mickey ears for the boys and Minnie ears for the girls, I bought a job lot of ears and stuck cute lace bows on for a unique gift.

Another game for the party; pin the bow on Minnie. I’m unsure who won but I’m pretty sure Amber wasn’t wearing the eyemask for that one in the middle…

Amber’s outfit had to be something unique, she wanted to be Minnie Mouse, so i made something in my own style. A lace heart on the back with lace detail on the skirt and puffball sleeves, finished off with a big twirly circle skirt in pink polka dots and a scalloped hem, then a big pink bow on the front. She loved it so I think a success!

Minnie Mouse needed her own special ears so sparkly sequin black fabric was used along with fabric and lace to match the dress.

I just love the heart back detail…

A little bit of face painting, Minnie can never have too many bows apparently!

A princess castle cake was requested, I’m unsure I’ll ever make one again (I threatened to throw it out the window at around midnight the night before) but it tasted good!

Pink tablecloths and gold polka dot details… plus a cute Mickey and Minnie.

This pinΓ’ta was also bought for the party, but like our other games, we just ran out of time for it! Her face in this photo though…

The birthday girl was well and truly spoilt this year; a new bike, a massive party with all her friends, family gave her so much love and time, as well as more cards and presents than a little 5 year old could imagine! Thank you to everyone that made her day(s) as special as it was, she was on cloud nine all week!

Look at this face, it is the face of a little girl who’s just been handed her first bunch of flowers from a boy, her gorgeous best mate Harry!

Now how on earth am I topping this next year?!

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Secret Stones…

This keeps Amber occupied for literally hours! 

The latest craze in Eastbourne is a cute activity that is amusing children and adults, Secret Stones is a treasure hunt everyone can get involved in. 

So first off you decorate your rocks, we painted ours with old nail varnish and then drew on them with sharpies. The concentration here! Other people have used crayons, acrylic paints or pasting collages onto the stones with modge podge.  

I may have had just as much fun as Amber did making these little monsters…

This ‘rainbow’ stone is Amber’s favourite, it took a little convincing to hide it, hopefully we will find out where it ends up. She’s also become a bit of an expert at writing her name, so most stones have this written somewhere. Here’s the first batch we went out with… 

Some text is popped on the back so anyone can understand the game if they’ve not come across it before and to encourage more participants. Apparently some of Eastbourne’s stones have gone from parks and the harbour and ended up in Sainsbury’s, LEGOLAND, France and Switzerland! 

Then you go for a walk and hide them, posting a pic or a post on the Facebook group with a clue or the area you’ve hidden them. 

While you’re on your walk keep your eyes out for other people’s works of art… 

I love this activity as it’s something that can be done in stages over different days, e.g. collecting stones to paint one day, painting another day, hiding stones the next day. This is also the perfect activity to get children out and about. 

We are so excited to see our stones starting to be found, I wonder where they will end up, here’s the first ones we found hidden in new locations…