Monday, 17 June 2013

Playhouse & Parties


This weekend was our little man's FIRST birthday party. As a first time mum I was finding the prospect of having a kids party a bit daunting. Luckily most of the babies, being around 1 year old, don't expect too much and the other kids were pretty forgiving too!


The star attraction was the little one's new Elms Valley Cabin Playhouse. I have become slightly obsessed with it over the last month or so, lovingly and painstakingly painting it, finding pictures for it and getting my Dad to build a base and floor for it (with carpet)

The kids of all ages LOVED it. The babies were excited by the surroundings, the one year olds enjoyed crawling in and out, playing with the toys, opening and closing the curtains, peeking out of the windows and checking out the posters and pictures inside, the 3 - 7 year olds had great fun with role play and using it as their little den to hide from the grown ups!


The house is recommended for children from 3 - 10 years but it has been (and will be) enjoyed by ages 6 months - 70 years! It was a breeze to put together and looks great. I'm glad we opted for a wooden Wendy house as the quality feel and look of it is definitely worth the small price increase compared to plastic ones. I know that our pickle will have years of fun playing in there with us and his little mates!

As a teacher I know the value of role play and the development of children's imagination and this playhouse will be invaluable is helping our little man to develop in this way. I think that spending time outside is also so important for children and living in England anything that can encourage children to play outside when the weather isn't too great must be a good thing, there is so much fun to be had in the garden once you get out there!

The party was a success, Jacob had the best time crawling around the garden getting lots of attention and playing with his friends and his new toys and I really enjoyed throwing the party. We kept it quite small with mostly family and children but it gave me another outlet for my creative side; I loved decorating the garden with bunting and balloons and making the little one a special birthday cake. It was so nice to see all our friends and family together and everyone had a fab time.






This post was sponsored by Garden Games who provided me with a discount on our Wendy house and who can provide you will all sorts of outdoor games and accessories for fun in the garden! All opinions I have expressed are my own and entirely truthful.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you did a good job Lois on the Wendy house it looks very beautiful! and it looks like you had a great day. xx

beingmebeingmum said...

Thank you! :)

Bex @ The Mummy Adventure said...

Oh wow, the house looks amazing! x

Sussann Sandekvist said...

Im in the process of decorating my daughters playhouse and totally get the obsession thing lol. Never mind the kids having hours of dfun I think I will too. Great ideas taken from yours and a job well done. Glad the little one had a great day.

beingmebeingmum said...

I know I'm sure it was mostly fun for me! Although since he turned one a couple of months ago he has been having lots of fun playing in there :) is love to see some pictures of your playhouse! Maybe you could tweet me a pic @beingmebeingmum ? Xx good luck and have fun

Anonymous said...

Love how you've painted the Wendy house, we are thinking of buying the same one for our 4 year old son. What colour paint did you use?

beingmebeingmum said...

Hi, thank you! Sorry for my late reply, I've only just seen your comment! Hve you done yours yet? I can't remember what paint I used exactly but it was from Homebase if that helps x