I’ve mentioned a few times how my girls just love teeny tiny collectibles, so when we had the opportunity to review a new range of collectible toys – the Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots dolls – we jumped at it.
As it happens, these arrived the same week Aviya lost her bed-time buddy, her favourite cuddle toy, which seems to have remained behind somewhere while we were on holiday, so these have temporarily dulled the wailing and gnashing of teeth while I scramble to find it.
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You know we’re coming up for Halloween when the monster crafts start creeping into your timeline, and this September’s BostikBloggers is no different! Here’s our Monster Garland craft for you – super simple and to set up, uses up all the odds and ends in your craft box, and adds a non-scary Halloween craft to your decor. Read more: Monster Garland- BostikBloggers
Last year we told you about the first series of Lol Surprise dolls – the exciting unboxing toy that gives you layers of surprises. Well, we’re back again with Lol Surprise’s Lil’ Sister.
There are 45 of these doll combinations to collect, and they come in a little cheaper at £4.99 (compared to £7.99 for the big sister).
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Aviya may be only five years old, but she has a serious love for snow globes and is building quite the collection, but we do sometimes have tears as she likes to play with them, and snow globes aren’t exactly made from the strongest glass. That’s the main reason I loved the idea of My Mermaid Lagoon, a magical mermaid world with no water but glittery kenetic sand.
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Once you have a room beautifully decorated and you have food all good to go, you need to have a few games to keep your young adventurers occupied for an hour and a half (or two hours, or whatever). We always have parties somewhere with lots of room to run around, or in the woods so there’s plenty to keep the kids busy without the need for magicians or other paid entertainment. That said, we do like having some themed games at our parties, and if you do, here’s a run-down for you:
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The end of summer, like many others in this parenting journey, is one of those where I constantly find myself reaching for sugary, sweet, quick energy foods that normally involve being covered in chocolate and pretty much both terrible for me, and not really providing long term solutions, any nutrition, or really helping with the energy problems.
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As you know from our previous posts, the girls are huge fans of Num Noms, and we’ve just recently received some of the new series 4 collections, much to the kiddies delight.
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Whether for Halloween, a fancy dress party or, like we did, a goodie bag for a Narnia party, Peter’s shield as given by Father Christmas adds a nice touch. We made some in silver and some in gold – I only have a gold one left for photos but in the book Peter’s shield was silver.
“These are your presents,” was the answer, “and they are tools not toys. The time to use them is perhaps near at hand. Bear them well.” With these words he handed to Peter a shield and a sword. The shield was the colour of silver and across it there ramped a red lion, as bright as a ripe strawberry at the moment when you pick it. The hilt of the sword was of gold and it had a sheath and a sword belt and everything it needed, and it was just the right size and weight for Peter to use. Peter was silent and solemn as he received these gifts, for he felt they were a very serious kind of present.
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Whether you’re having a fully-fledged Narnia party or just reading the book and want to add some 4-D to your reading experience, Lucy’s Fire Flower cordial is pretty to look at but is still safe to be used as ‘drops’ like Lucy does.
Fire-Flowers grew in the mountains and valleys of the Sun. The juice from their berries was used to make the healing cordial given to Lucy by Father Christmas. A single drop would cure almost any illness or wound, even bringing people back from the brink of death. The bottle of the cordial was in what was said to be made of pure diamond.
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My first Narnia party post was about Narnia party decor ideas, in which I explained that we set the party up in zones – war time England, Mr Tumnis’ house, the Beaver’s house, the White Witch, the battle field and the cake.
Rather than one table full of food, the party food was spread out across the room.
We started outside with ‘war-time Engalnd’ – baked potatoes, vegetable soup, toast (but no butter!)
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