Our sons share a Birthday and last week they turned 2 and 4 so we held them a woodland adventure party and I thought I would share some ideas if you are also looking to throw a woodland fairy/superhero party!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I wanted to make some little stations up around the venue for the children to create things if they wanted to.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Doors.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Dust.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Save The Superheroes!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Cake!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Fancy Dress.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Food.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I hope these gave you some ideas if you are also looking to plan a woodland party for superheroes and fairies, I’d love to see some of your pics, tag me on Instagram if you do! www.instagram.com/mumadventures

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Take a look at the video of the day to see more : Woodland Fairy & Superhero Adventure Party

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It’s been Dementia Awareness Week here in the UK and as this is a disease that I have sadly seen affect loved ones I was really keen to get involved and help spread the word as well as have that difficult conversation with our eldest son about what Dementia is and how it can affect people.

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Dementia Awareness week UK

There are approximately 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and an estimated 36 million people worldwide, and it can set in much earlier than you may think. We were kindly sent a box of fun, creative things from Active Minds, who provide activity packages to help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our little package was for the boys to get involved in and decorate their pot and plant their seeds – all things they love doing, generally getting messy!

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

Inside our package were some talking points designed for young children to help them understand what happens to our brain as we age and how a person might change.

Active Minds Dementia week

To be totally honest Henry is still a little young to really have a concept of what I was trying to talk to him about, and frankly if it’s me up against glitter glue and stickers I know which would always win! But I do think it’s important for us to chat about these kind of things openly with our children, and even if they don’t take it in, perhaps in a year or so if we spoke about it again he might have some questions that I would be equipped to answer.

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

I found the talking points they gave (see above) helped me talk about the effects of Dementia at the right level for a child, and by making the conversation into an activity it held our child’s attention a little longer than normal!

Pop over to Active Minds if you would like to find out more about the support they can supply when dealing with dementia. Their mission is to improve the lives of people living with alzheimers by creating products that are engaging and have purpose to them. https://www.active-minds.org/uk/

Active Minds Dementia week

 

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George, the cheekiest of chappies, you are two.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You came into our lives 2 years ago. Having waited 5 days from when you started your exit to when we finally got you out, meaning you were born on Henry’s Birthday, I knew from the start that you guys would be joined at the hip. You’ve been so different from your big brother, which is so lovely for us as your Mummy and Daddy because your individual personality shone out from the very beginning. You were so affectionate from early on, always coming in for a hug, for reassurance. 2 years on you are just as cuddly, which we just adore about you. We savour every cuddle, every kiss you offer and your cuteness never fails to make us coo over you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George, your cheekiness is off the scale, you’re constantly doing what you are told not to, and pushing boundaries every minute! That look you give us when we tell you you’re not allowed to do something makes us laugh even though we’re supposed to tell you off! You do things your way and you answer to no one! I think we’re going to have a troublesome one on our hands.

You and Henry are the best of friends and you simply adore him. You copy everything he does, with your “what you can do I can do” attitude and you’re already looking out for each other in everything you do. Last month we decided to move you into the same bedroom because you would not go to bed without each other, you used to cry out because you had to leave Henry for the night! Now you are in the same room you can be heard giggling for hours on end; we’re hoping this will settle down once the excitement of sharing a superhero bedroom has calmed down. You still wake up first and go to bed last. Thankfully Henry is a really heavy sleeper!

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You are a real chatterbox, although your speech isn’t that clear yet. But I always know what you’re trying to say as you cleverly do the actions or point to what you’re looking for and then we practice the words. You still nap at lunchtime, for around 1.5-2 hours and although sometimes you hate going down for it you still love your day time sleep. You are much more of a savoury food fan than your sweet toothed brother and you spend your days raiding the food cupboards or in the cutlery drawer!

George, your favourite things to watch are Ben & Holly and Peppa Pig when your brother lets you watch it – I think secretly he still loves the baby shows now and again too. You have no interest in the tablet yet and you love to be outside exploring, bubbles are a firm fave. You have only had 1 hair cut and that was to trim a tiny but at the back where it was about 2 inches longer than the rest! So far no curls like your big bro, but you’re still just as blonde. You definitely have Grandad’s colouring as you go brown just looking at the sun.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

Happy Birthday to our sweet, cheeky, full of character, little boy. You completed our family as the final puzzle piece and life has never been better. Georgie, we love you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler family

I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.

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Henry, our first born, you are four.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents

Henry, you made us parents and you have given us the biggest challenge in our lives as we learnt to become your Mummy and Daddy. Now that you are four you are becoming such a clever little boy, we can have really interesting conversations together and you amaze us every day with everything you know. You make us laugh with silly little jokes and your imagination is so active now and we love to watch all the games you make up and play.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

You love to bake, to paint, make smoothies and to create chaos with messy play & activities. Your favourite things to watch are Paw Patrol, Transformer Rescue Bots and Dora the Explorer!

You are still as strong willed as when you were born, with a quick temper and you suffer with serious hanger but you are so loving and love to kiss and cuddle and snuggle on the sofa to watch a film (Lion King, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs & Moana), you love playing with older children and always love telling us all about what you have been up to and what their favourite things are.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Your best friends at Pre-school are Olivia and Harry and you adore your cousins Freya, Lottie and Emma – you have a thing for older girls!

You are fast becoming fiercely protective of your little brother, George, and he is becoming the best little play mate for you now that he can be involved more in your games – on your terms of course! You guys are going to be such trouble – you’re already leading each other into mischief and you can often be heard whispering mischievous things into George’s ear to get him to join in. But you will always look out for him and tell me if he is doing something which could hurt him, you often go over to him for a cuddle and little pat on the head.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

You love spending time as a family and are happiest when we are all together. No matter how cross or emotional you are your Daddy can make you laugh and make you forget why you were sad. I love watching your bond grow, your first best friend.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

This year you start school. I am emotional even thinking about it and have been making each day count in the lead up to it, reminding myself each day that soon you wont be there with us during the day, my little best friend. You are going to grow and change so much over the next year and I have such mixed emotions about that. There are lots of adventures which lay ahead this year, and lots more fun to be had.

Happy Birthday our beautiful, curly haired, blue eyed boy. I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.

Henry you are four our first born son you made us parents pre school boy

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We excitedly headed up to Wembley on Saturday to watch Disney On Ice, the newest show for 2017, which celebrates 100 years of Disney magic from from Frozen, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mulan as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse & co.

Disney On Ice

This was the first experience the boys have had of live Disney, all morning we were talking to them about it, but having never been they didn’t really understand what it was we were getting so excited about. I had heard really good things and read other people’s blogs about their reviews and experiences at Disney on ice and I was so looking forward to seeing their little faces, so on went the ears and off we went on our way up to London.

Disney on Ice are returning to the UK with 100 Years of Magic through Spring 201

We pre-booked our parking online and chose the Yellow carpark, which was around £16 for the day. It was a really easy car park to get to and was about a 7 minute walk from the SSE Arena, which after deliberating about getting the train, was the much easier option for us coming in from Hampshire.

100 years of Walt Disney magic with characters from Frozen, Snow White, Tangled as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse

100 years of Walt Disney magic with characters from Frozen, Snow White, Tangled as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse

The show started, illuminating the stage and flooding the arena with shining lights. Immediately the boys sat up and looked expectantly at the ice rink ahead of us. Mickey and Minnie Mouse kicked off the show with a foot stomping introduction encouraging children to include fitness into their daily routine with a fun song focused around their ‘Fit To Dance’ program. Surrounded by backing skaters all dancing beautifully to the beat.

10 thousand twinkly lights flickered from the audience as children excitedly waved their glowing wands and swords around happily as each tale was unveiled, introducing all of our most loved characters in beautiful costumes and make up.

Disney On Ice

The Disney hits just kept coming, mixing longer features with shorter scenes from the likes of Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, The Lion King, and of course Frozen. I love how they managed to include so much detail from the films in such a short space of time, without making them feel like they were rushed, each film flowing seamlessly to the next.

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice

I loved the extended Frozen part, we entered the kingdom of Arendelle which Henry was most excited about (see video!) and ventured up to The North Mountain for a beautiful dance solo from Queen Elsa around her ice castle. Olaf was a huge hit with the audience, as he entered snow fell from the skies the audience cheered. His solo song “Summer” was a great song to sing along to with the brightly coloured insects cheerily dancing around him.

Disney On Ice

Our youngest is almost 2, and like most boys, doesn’t do sitting still for long. The first half is around an hour and a half and he was just getting a little restless towards the last 10 or so minutes of the first half. Which I think is pretty good going for a young toddler, nothing a few hugs and chair swapping with big brother didn’t fix!

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice

During the interval we headed out to stretch our legs and find some snacks. Of course Henry wanted the £11 Olaf drink cup, filled with rainbow slushy ice. There were several stalls with brightly coloured toys and food to tempt the children but personally I found the prices to be really expensive for what they were – but this isn’t anything out of the ordinary for shows like this, I know.

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

Toy Story came on with the happy tune You’ve Got A Friend In Me which we all loved. Recently I’ve really got into the music from the films and see how they really add to the magic of Disney films. During the show the collection of Disney melodies included family favourites like “Hakuna Matata,” “Tale As Old As Time” and “Let It Go.” (All of which I’m pretty sure I know all the words to!)

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

The 100 years of Disney magic performance included music from 14 tales, with 30 songs and 50 lovable Disney characters and at the end they all came back on stage and received our cheers. It really was a magical show and the seed has definitely been planted in all of us to go and experience more Disney magic. One day I would absolutely love to take the boys to Florida, so that’s definitely something to save up for.

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

Disney On Ice 2017 london wembley review

I was kindly gifted the tickets for us to go along and review the show, but we absolutely loved it and as always all views are my own.

Have you been to see Disney On Ice? I would definitely recommend catching the show while it is touring the UK in 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for the video of our day over on my YouTube channel.

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