Posted on January 27 2015
The Mummy Diaries
1.This month we have celebrated the festival of Coco. My first baby has just turned four, which feels quite a turning point and we spent most of the week thinking, 'Help!' She is off to big school this year, and it is suddenly all getting quite grown up.
We celebrated with a Frozen-style party – 28 little people and countless iterations of Queen Elsa’s dress. Kelly Poppins came to sing 'Let It Go' and Princess Ana made an appearance, as did a mute Olaf who was definitely the star of the show. You name it we had it – Frozen helium balloons, party boxes, plates, tablecloths and a pretty impressive cake. Oh, Disney, how you are raking it in.
2. We nixed the theme for chic paper party bags that came courtesy of a new company, The Jelly Rabbit. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the market for some that are ready-done, not hideously expensive and look that bit nicer than the plastic versions. There are lots of other very sweet things too – including the most stylish party hats and balloons I’ve seen.
3. We featured it on SL the other day but in case anyone missed it I feel the need to mention Kiddie Cubes again – a business set up by a great nutritionist friend that has just launched on Ocado. Essentially frozen cubes of Fish Pie, Veggies & Lentils and Blueberry & Apricot Purée… You get the picture. You heat them up in a pan or microwave and voila, weaning made easy for time-poor mothers. When said friend started out she used to batch cook, purée, freeze and deliver bags of her cubes to working mothers like me. It was a life saver. You can read more here.