Just over a month ago I set up my Christmas list linky, where everyone was invited to submit a blog post featuring a list of anything Christmassy. I’ve had some lovely link ups and as promised here is a little round-up post.
Kerry from Lived with Love submitted her list of Luxury Gifts Ideas for Her, there are some lovely ideas here, I really like the Michael Kors watch.
Sarah from Ups and Downs, Smiles and Frowns submitted her Winter Bucket List, I wonder how many she has achieved? Looking at the list again I see that I’ve still not achieved a few that I would have liked to have done.
There is a whole heap of gift guide lists over on Mums Thumb Reviews.
Over on Emmy’s Mummy (and Harry’s too) There is a fabulous gift guide for 1 year olds. Some really good ideas here if you’ve a little one to buy for.
On The Oliver’s Madhouse the lovely Jaime gives us her list of what she would like her hubby to buy her for Christmas. I wonder if he’s read it yet, what will Jaime find under her tree on Christmas day?
Julie from Mama Owl writes her bucket list for Christmas, including putting the Decs up on 1st December (did you Julie?) and opening presents from the elves on Christmas Eve.
Kim from Northumberland Mam has given us a fantastic list of Christmas Decorations
And the lovely Steph from Steph’s Two Girls has given us a fabulous list of goodies from Great Gizmos, these would make great stocking fillers.
Suzanne from 3 Children and It has listed their Top Ten Favourite Christmas films, is your favourite there?
Thank you to everyone who has submitted at link so far. If you have a post it’s not too late, the only rules are it should be a list and it should be Christmas related. The linky is open until Christmas eve, so do join in.
Do you have a list of anything related to Christmas? Come and join our Christmas List Linky.
We are a book loving family and all take turns to read. As Christmas approaches we like to bring out the seasonal books and here are our top five children’s books this year.
1.The Jolly Christmas Postman (The Jolly Postman) The Jolly Postman has been a favourite in our house for many years and now we love this Christmas version where we can find out what well loved characters from fairy tales are sending to each other at Christmas time.
2. The Nativity Story (Candle Bible for Kids) Even if you are not Christian it is still a story that every one can relate to a Christmas time. I like this version because it’s well illustrated and the story is simplified so even the Little Man can understand.
4. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas This one is for the Little Man, a huge Peppa Pig fan.
5.Santas Coming to Birmingham (Santa Is Coming) This is a new one for us this year. I couldn’t resist it and the littlies have loved reading about Santa arriving in their own town. They recognised many of the pictures and places mentioned. There are many other towns available in the series too.
I love birthday parties, we’ve done practically everything over the years, bouncy castle, pool party, playcentre, karaoke, face painting. With having five children I’ve had chance to experience a lot.
I like to get in on the action, only once have I hired someone to do the party for me. However, now having three littlies with birthdays just weeks apart (and with me not getting any younger) I’m finding it all a little harder and any help is welcome.
For Boo’s 6th birthday last weekend I had help in the form of a Mega Princess Adventure Puzzle Party from Tall Tales Puzzle Parties.
I invited ten children but not all turned up, that is, sadly, quite common with parties held during the school holidays.
I usually end up spending weeks getting all the things I need sorted for a party like this but with the Puzzle Party Box I had everything I needed, I just had to sort food. The box comes with plates, dishes, cups, napkins, table cover, cupcake stand, banner, party bags, craft supplies, puzzles, prizes and sweets. Also there was a crown and sash for the party princess and badges for the guests.
This party comes with full instruction and taught me something I’ve not tried before. The party bags are handed out empty at the beginning and then sweets and gifts are added to the bags throughout the party so they go home full. Such a good idea and it really works, I’ll definitely do this again.
I made the cake myself. I tried to get it to fit into the theme of Puzzle Princess.
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I was provided with a Mega Princess Party in a box for 10 children. All thoughts and opinions are my own.