Halloween Meets Rockabilly Wedding at Llwyn Country House

Choosing 30th October as their wedding date, Craig and Tasha opted for a spellbinding Halloween wedding that brought out their characters perfectly!

Their wedding was adorned with personal touches. Original, creative and fun… exactly how a wedding should be!

‘Til Death Do Us Part

If your wedding is on or near Halloween, you can embrace the holiday and take inspiration from a couple who certainly got it right!

Take a look at their day for all of the best Halloween wedding ideas – here’s an inside look into one of the most creative weddings I have ever been to.

Venue

The couple chose Llwyn Country House for their wedding venue. Tasha always found the venue spooky, frequenting the then-derelict building during her childhood, playing in the grounds of the rumoured-to-be-haunted space.

She even fell through the roof of one of the outbuildings! Even so, she has fond memories and just knew the Victorian house would provide the perfect setting for her Halloween themed wedding.

Although it has undergone a beautiful refurbishment; at the time of their wedding the decor at Llwyn Country House was dated – and that’s exactly why they chose it!

They wanted their venue to look like you stepped into a witches cottage; a warm and inviting atmosphere, a Victorian seance glow with styled furnishings to complement their theme.

They wanted a homely and traditional vibe with hints of an apothecary, so they took full advantage of the amazing period fireplaces.

They worked with the Victorian character and decorated each fireplace with lotions and potions, spell books, dripping wax and skulls. Both Tasha and her friend Rhiane are artistic so they collaborated; Tasha created the props and Rhiane hand painted them. I was impressed with the detail and gifted painting skills.

The red walls and the stained glass added to the autumnal decor. The french windows overlooking the peaceful garden, worked perfectly in displaying the pumpkin lanterns carved out by the couples guests.

A small and relaxed wooded area with fallen leaves set the ideal backdrop for guests arriving. Just look at those gorgeous colours!

Fashion

Bride

Just because your wedding is Halloween themed does not mean your wedding dress has to be a costume. I was so happy to see Tasha stayed traditional wearing a beautiful vintage lace dress.

I think everybody expected her to wear a gothic black gown because of the theme, but she stayed true to her bridal vision and looked simply stunning!

She walked down the aisle wearing a black velvet cape. An instrumental version of 50’s icon Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love played in the background – a subtle nod to a meaningful song Craig had shared with her early on in the relationship.

Guests immediately saw the black cape, so was surprised when they realised she was actually wearing a beautiful 50’s inspired lace wedding dress from Honeypie Boutique. The dress showed a subtle Halloween flair with a red tulle underskirt and a black lace sash.

Tasha always loved everything 50’s. She was clearly inspired by the fashion from this era as it was reflected in the makeup, hairstyles and choice of outfits worn by the bridal party.

Tasha’s friend Jess kindly gifted the bridal party with a 1950’s inspired makeover. She captured the vintage beauty trends perfectly with heavy, flawless yet natural-looking complexions, winged eyeliner and full lips.

Tasha’s friend Tara & Co had recently trained in pin up hair. She created some wonderful styles for both the bride and the maids of honour which fitted perfectly with the 50’s and rockabilly theme.

Tasha’s pin-curl hairstyle was accessorised with a 1950’s style birdcage veil made by Rhapsody by Ceri Baker. As Rhapsody offers handmade headpieces they were able to sew on the skull detail as well as accessorise the back of her shoes with skulls, beads and other embellishments.

Groom

Craig arrived in style – and in keeping with the vintage theme he travelled in a true classic; a red Cadillac hired from Gary Morgan – Live The Dream.

He wore a grey wool morning coat from Slater Menswear and completed his look with a vintage steampunk pocket watch.

Bridal Party

They chose a black and red colour palette as it fit with both Halloween and with the rockabilly fashion.

Tasha’s bridesmaids wore red dresses with customised black cardigans featuring a rockabilly ‘love in heart’ sew on patch. The design followed through to their bows which held up their 50’s inspired victory rolls.

Tasha’s maids of honour carried the rockabilly look perfectly with full skirts and T-bar Mary Janes from Banned Retro.

Children

Craig and Tasha’s daughter looked adorable wearing a colourful skull print dress from Metallimonsters.

The twins looked like they easily belonged to a bygone era with their checkerboard Vans from Schuh and skull and crossbones braces. Cuteness overload!

Guests

Having a Halloween themed wedding allows you to ask your guests to wear costumes. Although fun, this can get tricky as some guests may not want to participate or you might get one wearing an inappropriate outfit! I personally think this can be done tastefully as a ‘masquerade ball’.

Thankfully Craig and Tasha chose not to have a themed dress code, but added a playful touch by offering fun themed masks and props at the photo booth (more on that later).

Vows

Tim Burton’s movies and in particular the Corpse Bride clearly influenced the wedding. The love story; a cross over between the human world and the dead was a perfect link for a Halloween wedding! As well as the decor, there was a beautiful connection to the actual vow featured in the movie being used in the ceremony. The registrar read out the verse:

Gifts

Tasha and Craig handed out some thoughtful gifts to their parents, bridal party and important loved ones thanking them for being key players in their wedding. I particularly liked the gifts given to the maids of honour.

The maids of honour gift included candles, a rose, LED bottle lights (to link with potion bottles) and a personalised initial cushion with appropriate friendship poems:

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

Dr. Seuss

When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.

a.j. downey

Cake

The cake was the magical piece in the wedding as it tied everything together. It had skulls, potions, steampunk elements, red roses and the spell book from Hocus Pocus (one of Tasha’s favourite Halloween movies). I personally love the details on the skulls heads – Craig’s beard and Tasha’s bird cage veil were cleverly depicted.

Scrum Diddly, a local cake maker created a work of art for the couple and captured their vision perfectly! The middle and top tier of the cake weren’t edible and are now used as decorative keepsakes from the day. The Hocus Pocus book on the bottom tier was edible as well as the skull toppers. The couple skipped the cutting of the cake and opted for a bite instead! The ‘his and her’ skulls were especially made for Craig and Tasha to bite into; with the insides coloured a ghoulish red and green.

Table Decor

One of Tasha’s favourite DIY projects was creating the ‘resting places’ table seating plan. Guests had to search through vessels to find their name. Once they found their vessel they found their chosen poison – which named the table they were sat at.

The level of detail in each of the table centrepieces amazed me! Each of the five tables made clever use of themed accessories which created a dramatic, slightly gothic atmosphere to the room.

1. Love the bones of you

The top table ‘love the bones of you’ was a link to the Corpse Bride – a love story with skeletons. So the bride and groom sat at the table decorated with ‘his and her’ skulls based on the union of two souls.

2. Twist the bones and bend the back

This table was inspired by the movie Hocus Pocus. The cauldron, ladle and spell book were used to set the scene where the three witches cast a spell to turn Thackery Binx into a cat. They recite the words ‘twist the bones and bend the back’.

3. What’s your poison?

This table was accessorised with bottles of poison, a spell book, and poison apple prop. The idea came from tragic loves stories such as Romeo and Juliet who came to a poisonous end, and the poison apple from Snow White where the the only cure was love’s first kiss.

4. I put a spell on you!

This table was inspired by Tasha’s very own personal spell book. The table was accessorised with the ingredients for a true love spell. The question is, did Tasha cast a spell on Craig!?

5. All hail goblins and ghouls!

The kids table ‘all hail goblins and ghouls’ was a spooky pun on calling the children little goblins and ghouls 😀 This table was accessorised with lots of fun stuff that the kids would enjoy.

Guest Book

The traditional guest book had a haunting twist to it. It definitely fit perfectly with the Halloween theme – the book had guests writing messages and well wishes on tags who hung them onto a black tree. A creative reference to the hanging of witches.

Photographer

Lilith In Bloom Photography was recommended to Tasha as her friend had previously done alternative and 50’s style shoots with the photographer and thought she would be a good creative match. Craig and Tasha met with her and spotted her Labyrinth tattoo. There was an instant connection from then on. When she came up with a crystal ball photo idea she was instantly booked!

Photo Booth

Another one of Tasha’s favourite DIY projects was creating a spooktacular photo booth (or kill booth as people like to call them for Halloween). She had some amazing help from her friend Rhiane who again, revealed her painting skills with the gorgeous details on the masquerade masks, selfie sticks and the head in the hole painting of the happy couple.

Photo booths work great at weddings… and at Halloween they really shine!

In the age of selfies and Instagram, what’s a party without a place to take great photos? It’s an easy way to encourage guests to mingle, get creative, and photograph their memories. The effort and attention to detail with this photo booth was outstanding!

First Dance

I would have to say that Craig and Tasha’s first dance was one of my favourite parts of the evening. They looked so happy surrounded by their guests who held pumpkin lanterns. A beautiful intimate moment to be part of.

Craig knew a song that would be perfect for their wedding and chose Nothing Else Matters by Metallica for their first dance. It fit perfectly with the theme and felt personal to them both because musician James Hetfield wrote the song whilst on tour in dedication to his wife. No matter where they were or what life threw at them – nothing else mattered but them.

Everyone wants something a little bit different at their wedding, something unique that’s never been done before; and a Halloween themed wedding is enough to be just that!

Your wedding is a time to express your love for each other, and an opportunity to throw a party that represents you as a couple. Craig and Tasha’s Halloween and rockabilly themed wedding was perfect for them in every way.

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Make a Pretty Pink Baby Shower Party Favour

Are you struggling to find an affordable baby shower favour that your guests would love to take home? If you are looking for a gift to give your guests to thank them for coming; then these driftwood tealights are perfect as a party favour.

We hosted a rose garden baby shower at Llwyn Country House and decided upon these rustic tealights as a special way to thank guests for coming. They cost around £1.70 each to put together.

We purchased the heart shaped driftwood candle holders from The Range which we found in the wedding section. We purchased a pack of rose scented tealights from Primark, and wrapped them in cellophane tied with baby pink curling ribbon. The great thing is this idea could easily be changed to suit any colour theme.

Items you will need:

  • Driftwood candle holder
  • Tealight
  • Cellophane
  • Curling ribbon
  • Label

We placed the party favours on each guests table setting. The pretty gift sat perfectly amongst the pink baby shower decor.

In the centre of the table we placed a framed poem for all guests to read:

Here is a candle that twinkles so bright,

It’s our gift for you to light,

On the day our star makes her way,

Please make a wish on our joyous day

The poem asked guests to light the candle and make a wish on the day of the baby’s arrival.

We think it would have been better to attach personalised tags to each favour with the poem on, but we were still really happy with how they were presented.

We think the poem is a really special way of involving everybody when the baby arrives and each guest gets to enjoy the floral smelling candle.

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5 DIY Superhero Bedroom Decor Ideas

Whether Superman, Ironman, Hulk or Captain America is their favourite; these 5 do it yourself decor ideas are perfect for a superhero-mad little one! Jackson has a new favourite superhero every week so we didn’t want to focus on just one character. We created a superhero haven, even making Dad jealous!

1. Feature Wall

We decided on having a statement wall and found this retro comic style wallpaper which we hung behind the TV. The wallpaper has bright and bold colours and created a really striking effect.

We loved the wallpaper print and wanted to carry it throughout the bedroom. So we cut out individual comic covers from the wallpaper and simply framed them with white gloss picture frames.

We also covered some 3D letters from the wallpaper, painted the sides of the letters in bright red paint and spelt out Jackson’s name. He loved the personalisation!

2. Storage Boxes

Boys have so many toys; lots of little cars, guns, Lego, dinosaurs etc. We needed some storage to keep all of his bits and bobs organised. We already had the white gloss shelving unit so decided to design our own storage boxes to fit inside.

We purchased four brightly coloured storage boxes which are perfect for children, as they are made from canvas and are really light for them to pull out their toys with ease… and put them away after more importantly!

We found some superhero logo stencils on the internet and printed them out. We then outlined the logos onto felt sheets and cut them out. We used fabric glue to attach the felt logos and they fixed pretty well. I loved the way the logos turned out; Superman is my favourite.

3. Hero Up

Jackson absolutely loves wearing his superhero costumes; sometimes one over the other! We decided on making this ‘Hero Up’ changing corner where his outfits can hang up on display.

It was actually his favourite feature of the whole room, so I would definitely recommend including this in the corner of their bedroom!

It was simple to make; we used two white coat racks, a large vinyl ‘Hero Up’ sticker which we pasted above the hooks and added two framed pictures using the comic design from the feature wallpaper.

4. Up-cycled Furniture

We already had two pine chest of drawers which were a mismatch to the rest of the furniture in his bedroom. We decided to up-cycle them rather than buy new furniture; so we painted the outside of the cupboards in white gloss to match the white gloss TV table and storage unit.

We then painted each drawer with bright and bold colours with contrasting drawer knobs.

We came across superhero logo stickers that fit perfectly in the centre of each drawer.

The chest of drawers are eye catching and sit perfectly amongst all of his other superhero decor.

5. Accessories

We didn’t need to purchase many accessories as he already had superhero costumes, books and toys. We did purchase some finishing touches such as his matching bedding for his bunk beds, a matching lamp shade, bold red curtains and a striking Captain America rug which set the room off in style!

We set up three night lights mounted on the wall on the top bunk bed.

Each night light came with a vinyl wall crack giving it a realist 3D effect…

This is another of Jackson’s favourites so worth doing as its great decor and is comforting for a child whilst falling asleep.

The effort was worth it just to see his smile. I would urge you to decorate your little superheroes bedroom even if you’re on a budget! Most of these ideas are inexpensive or can be bought second hand to keep costs down.

I’d love to see all of your superhero DIY projects! Leave a comment…

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Something Old, Something New Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Wedding

If you’re in your late twenties or early thirties you may feel like you’re invited to a wedding every few months; you’re at that age where all of your friends and cousins are tying the knot! We often attend weddings and follow certain traditions – but do we even know why or what the meaning behind them is?

For instance why does the Bride stand on the left? I can explain… way back when, Brides were regularly kidnapped or attacked for their money or valuables… the Groom needed his right hand free to draw his sword at a moments notice! So the Bride always stood to the left so he could fight off the enemy. Makes sense now huh?  

Bride with long veil
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How about another one? Why does the Bride traditionally toss her bouquet? Well apparently, it’s not all about the single ladies trying to catch good luck and be the next in line for marriage. The reason for the bouquet toss was a little more sinister! Guests saw the Bride as blessed and believed it to be extremely lucky to touch or grab something worn by her. The wedding day could become distressing for the Bride: her dress and veil would be ripped and her flowers torn from her hands. So the bouquet toss was introduced to distract guests as she left.

Why does the Groom have a Best Man? Surely the reason can’t be to reveal devilish secrets during the wedding speech!? Not exactly, although that is one of the most looked forward to parts of the day! Similarly to the Bride getting kidnapped; the Groom would often get attacked on his wedding day too, so he would choose the best sword fighter he knew to stand by his side and protect him.

Wedding ceremony set up
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Brides today still like to honour old traditions, but they like to put their own twist on things to make it more meaningful to them.

Something Old

Something New

Something Borrowed

Something Blue

And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

This is one of the most well known wedding traditions, and is actually a British custom dating back to the late 19th Century. The Bride would include five items from this old English rhyme as part of her wedding outfit or she would carry with her on the day of her wedding in the hopes of having good fortune and luck in the marriage. 

Wedding outfits
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So what exactly does this custom involve, and how can you creatively incorporate each one on your wedding day?

Something Old

Something old represents a link from the Bride’s past. This is to do with the Bride remaining connected to her family, her past and her traditions after marrying.  

Some creative ideas for a modern twist:

  • Leave in a vintage getaway car
  • Recreate a photo from your Parents wedding day  
  • If you are lucky enough to have your Grandmother in attendance why not give her the honour and embrace the trend of Grandma’s as flower girls
Vintage car 'Just Married'

Something New

Something new represents optimism for the future. This relates to the Bride’s new life ahead of her.   

Some creative ideas for a modern twist:

  • Design new matching tattoos
  • Make a new Instagram hashtag that your guests can use to tag your wedding photos
  • Wear a new perfume so that the scent will always remind you of your day 
Wedding hashtag
Image: Rocket and Fox / Etsy

Something Borrowed

Something borrowed represents borrowed happiness. Typically the Bride borrows something from a happily married friend or family member. 

Some creative ideas for a modern twist:

  • Borrow an idea from a loved one’s wedding; dance to your Parents first dance song or replicate your best friends wedding cake 
  • Celebrate your borrowed last name by stitching it inside your wedding dress
  • Serve a personalised cocktail at the reception called something borrowed
Something Borrowed cocktail
Image: Brides Magazine

Something Blue

Queen Victoria started the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress in 1840, but before this most Brides traditionally wore a blue dress to represent purity, love, and fidelity.

Some creative ideas for a modern twist:

Blue wedding journal
Image: Weddbook / Etsy

And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

A silver sixpence represents future success and wealth. The Bride’s Father was traditionally responsible for placing the sixpence in her shoe. The sixpence is a British coin that was in use from 1551 to 1967 so can be difficult to find.

Some creative ideas for a modern twist:

  • Use a coin from the year you met 
  • Use a coin from the year of your wedding
  • Go on a date to the Royal Mint and strike your own coin

Bride-to-Be Gift Hamper

Whilst it’s not necessary to honour this tradition; modern Brides can have some real fun by creatively blending the past, present and future! As a Bridesmaid for my Best Friend; I along with her other Bridesmaids came up with a fun way to put a twist on this old custom.  

Bride and Bridesmaids in robes
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The night before the wedding we all stayed in The Old School Cottage, which was a short walk from the wedding venue. We surprised the Bride with her very own Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue gift hamper to bring good fortune and luck to the marriage. 

For her something old we decided to pay homage to her favourite childhood band; the Spice Girls. We wrapped up the Spice Girls greatest hits album and hoped it would remind her of happy memories spent with her sisters and cousins.

Bride to be gift hamper contents
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For her something new we framed Say You Won’t Let Go lyrics by James Arthur. We hoped it would bring luck to her future by framing their chosen first dance song.

First dance song lyrics
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For her something borrowed each of the Bridesmaids lent a piece of useful advice. These were typed up onto a scroll and fastened with ribbon.

Bride reading advice from Bridesmaids
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For her something blue we included celebratory bubbles tied with a powder blue ribbon.

The gift hamper was then presented in a wooden crate filled with soft blue heart tissue paper.

Bride to be gift hamper
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With just a little thought and imagination, this custom can be incorporated on your wedding day. The modern Bride knows that the best weddings are full of personal touches.

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How did you modernise an old tradition into your wedding? Leave a comment and let me know!  

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Bride and Bridesmaids in robes
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Make a Festive Reindeer Sweet Cone Gift

With the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, it’s time to look at ideas for little gifts, activities and festive treats. These reindeer sweet cones, filled with sweet goodies are decorated to look like Rudolph. They look great, are budget friendly and are a really fun activity on a cold wintry afternoon.

You can gift them to a teacher, a colleague, a friend or a family member. It goes without saying, that most children love to find festive treats in their Christmas Eve box or stocking! You can use them as party favours, give them out as prizes or place them on table settings at a festive dinner party!

These sweet cones are so easy to make! Why not spend a fun-filled afternoon with the kids doing this Xmas themed activity – watch out for the sweets that ‘accidentally’ fall out of the bag. I have warned you 😂

Materials:

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone

Charles M. Schulz

Instructions:

  1. Fill the clear cellophane bag with cola flavoured millions
  2. Add white mini mallows
  3. Top up with chocolate buttons
  4. Twist the clear cellophane bag tight and fasten with a twist tie
  5. Stick on two eye stickers and a red pom pom ball for Rudolph’s nose
  6. Twist a brown pipe cleaner around the twist tie and position into the shape of antlers

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Merry Christmas / Nadolig Llawen!

A Picnic and Visit to Waterfall Country with the Kids

I’m an auntie to some adorable nieces and nephews, so when I get the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with them I try to make the most of it. I don’t want to watch them playing on their tablets or phones; I want to use our rare day out together to build memories!

Kids at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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We had a fun-filled picnic to look forward to and an adventure to go on – we packed our wellies and raincoats. Off we went!

Welcome Sign at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Our picnic was no ordinary picnic… it was a quirky dining experience nestled on a side street in Sketty, Swansea. As we walked into The Picnic Bench I immediately felt relaxed. It felt casual, and having two kids in tow (that can’t talk quietly or sit still) I knew I would feel comfortable here.

Pastel Photo Collage at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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There were lots of little touches that made this place special. The wall of pastel prints was a favourite! It reminded me of the 50’s American pastel colour schemes with pastel pink, mint green and pale blue retro colours. I especially liked the eat cake. It’s somebody’s birthday somewhere quote and thought this is my kind of place!

Pastel Photo collage at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Their feature wall was a floor to ceiling chalk board with hello written in different languages linking to the different picnic benches they offered. Children could write their own messages or play games on the chalk wall too.

Chalkboard at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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In the middle of the wall was a collage of miniature sized polaroid photos pinned up of customers who had already dined there. I was beginning to notice a miniature theme – the benches, the milk bottles, the salt and pepper cellars, the polaroid photos – it was all too cute. Sure enough we got our 5 minutes of fame and sat for our very own retro picture which was immediately pinned to the wall.

The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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There were two picnic bench options offered to the kids:

The first one had cod cubes, baked beans or peas and a cheese sandwich on the lower tier. Fries, a fruit pot, chocolate cookie, mini cupcake and a milkshake on the upper tier.

Kids Food Bench at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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The second choice had meatballs in tomato sauce, mini cheese and tomato pizzas and fries on the lower tier. Jelly and ice cream, a fruit pot, mini cupcake and a milkshake on the upper tier.

Both sounded delicious but I think the sound of pizza and jelly and ice cream sold it to the kids – they both chose the latter.

Mini Cupcake at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Adults were definitely spoilt for choice! I really found it difficult to make a decision as the options available sounded amazing! It was a unique menu with each bench offering a different theme. You could choose from Italian, American, Mexican, Vegetarian, British and of course Welsh! I loved that they included a very patriotic Welsh bench on their menu called Welsh Dragon.

Different Food Benches at the The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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After much deliberation I chose the American Dream – a classic cheeseburger, hot dog, fries and onion rings on the lower tier. BBQ wings, cheesecake, apple pie, mini cupcake and milkshake on the upper tier, my mouth was watering by this point!

Kids Food Bench at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Burger at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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We had our meals set out before us on miniature wooden picnic benches. As soon as the kids caught sight of their colourful meal and milkshakes making their way over to them they squealed with excitement and their eyes were as big as saucers. That was definitely an ‘ahhh’ moment 🙂

Kids at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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I am going to admit here that I am a bad Auntie… I know all kids just want to dive in recklessly but I wanted to get some shots of their picnic benches before they demolished it so yes! I made them wait :O They were quicker than me and plucked their milkshakes from their top tier and even started to ogle my picnic bench!

Kids at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Needless to say our picnic really did the trick. It was an experience of its own and it helped the kids enjoy meal time.

Apple Pie at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Milkshake and Burger at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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The kids loved it and even said so on their mini feedback form.

Feedback Form at The Picnic Bench
The Picnic Bench, Swansea
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Now that we all had full bellies and smiles on our faces it was time for our outdoor adventure.

Four Falls Walk Sign, Brecon
Four Falls Walk,
Brecon Beacons National Park
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We drove about 45 minutes to a part of Wales known as Waterfall Country Sounds magical already right? Waterfall Country can be found in Brecon Beacons National Park where a large number of waterfalls are quite close together. It generally includes the Four Falls Trail, Henrhyd Falls, Melin Court Falls and Aberdulais Falls.

Four Falls Walk, Brecon
Four Falls Walk,
Brecon Beacons National Park
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We were visiting the Four Falls Trail today and parked up at Gwaun Hepste (CF44 9JF) near Ystradfellte which led us to the beginning of the trail. Please use this post code as I have heard plenty of people getting lost! There had been a few days of rain so we changed into our wellies and raincoats and set off to discover some of the most stunning waterfalls in Wales.

Four Falls Walk Sign, Brecon
Four Falls Walk,
Brecon Beacons National Park
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There’s something surreal and magical about waterfalls. Watching the power of the water plunge off a rocky ledge somehow clears my mind and relaxes me. I love the smell of the forest, I love the roaring sound of the water and I love admiring its beauty. Yes I am in awe of waterfalls.

Sgwd-yr-Eira Waterfall, Brecon
Sgwd-yr-Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park Image: Active Traveller

I read somewhere that there is a scientific reason why we love waterfalls. Something to do with moving or rushing water giving off negative energy – which weirdly gives us positive vibes!? It’s one of the reasons why we feel good after a shower.

Four Falls Walk, Brecon
Four Falls Walk, Brecon Beacons National Park Image: Visit Wales

So here I was sharing my love of waterfalls with the little people in my life; I decided to show my niece and nephew two out of the four waterfalls on the trail. You can actually follow the rough riverside path if you want more of an adventure, but there are moments when the path hugs the cliff on one side with a scary drop on the other – the kids are pretty young and the trail can take a few hours to walk so I stuck to the marked trail on the higher ground which is a lot safer.

Sgwd Clun-Gwyn Waterfall, Brecon
Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Brecon Beacons National Park Image: BCH Camping

As we eventually approached our first waterfall Sgwd Clun-Gwyn (translated from Welsh as fall of the white meadow) we could hear the thundering roar before we saw it. There was a rocky viewing point to admire the impressive and dramatic two tier waterfall. A few dare devils walked dangerously onto the cliff ledge in a similar spot that can be seen in the photo above. The kids asked if they could do the same – but if I wouldn’t let them walk along the rough riverside path, what do you think my answer was to that request? 😉

Sgwd-yr-Eira Waterfall, Brecon
Sgwd-yr-Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park
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The second waterfall – my absolute favourite did not disappoint! Because it had rained for a few days prior, it truly looked spectacular. Sgwd-yr-Eira (translated from Welsh as fall of snow) looked like something from a movie it was that beautiful it could take your breath away. This particular waterfall does get crowded but we were lucky enough to enjoy it with little interruption.

We followed the natural path that led right behind the curtain of water. We had the waterfall mostly to ourselves except for a little boy who followed us underneath. His Mum didn’t want to climb across the slippery rocks to reach the path, so he followed us through the tunnel of clear gushing water. It felt incredibly forceful and completely drenched us all. I could hear the kids shriek with laughter; it was ‘so worth it’ they howled as they were soaked again and again by the spray as they got so close to this hidden gem.

Sgwd-yr-Eira Waterfall, Brecon
Sgwd-yr-Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park
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Sgwd-yr-Eira Waterfall, Brecon
Sgwd-yr-Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park
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This photo was taken as I stood behind the curtain of gushing water… it looks so powerful!

I think my mission was accomplished – the kids didn’t mention once that they were missing their screen time and we all made some special unforgettable memories.

I would love to return in winter and hopefully see the ground covered in snow and see glistening icicles form over the rocky cliff ledges. I will of course be back then, but for now; I’m still exploring #thisismywales

Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did.’

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Top tips: I would recommend visiting after we’ve had some rain so you can see the waterfalls in full flow… be warned though as some of the steps and rocks can be slippery. And like any other tourist attractions, avoid during bank holidays as it can get too busy!

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Make Button Art in 7 Easy Steps

Buttons can be used for much more than clothing! Learn how to create your very own button art picture for your home or office, or to make for somebody as a gift!

Crafting with buttons is so easy and a lot of fun for both kids and adults, and you can choose any design you like – you simply just change the stencil.

3D Pink Heart Prints Made From Buttons
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I made these button heart pictures for my best friends baby shower. I wanted some simple pink art work that would be small enough to rest on a vintage wooden ladder 💗🌸  I’m thinking of making some more for a Mother’s Day gift too.

If you want to create your very own button art you can follow these 7 easy step by step instructions:

Materials:

Materials to make 3D Pink Heart Prints Made From Buttons
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FREE Template:

Heart Stencil

Instructions:

1. Choose patterned paper

Patterned Paper - Choose patterned paper
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2. Measure frame against patterned paper

Step 2 - Measure frame against patterned paper
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3. Cut out patterned paper to insert inside frame

Step 3 - Cut out patterned paper to insert inside frame
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Step 3 - Cut out patterned paper to insert inside frame
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4. Cut out heart stencil

Step 4 - Cut out heart stencil
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5. Fix stencil into place over frame

Step 5 - Fix stencil into place over frame
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6. Glue selection of buttons inside stencil

Step 6 - Glue selection of buttons inside stencil
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7. Remove stencil

Step 7 - Remove stencil
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The button heart looks picture perfect ready for a pretty pink baby shower.

3D Pink Heart Prints Made From Buttons
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3D Pink Heart Prints Made From Buttons
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3D Pink Heart Prints Made From Buttons
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Make a Peter Rabbit Scarecrow Prop in 7 Easy Steps

Peter Rabbit is a firm favourite when decorating a child’s nursery; and the popularity keeps growing. I have seen a huge interest in Peter Rabbit themed baby showers, christenings and first birthday parties recently…

If you want to add that special detail to your party, you can make the perfect blue jacket hanging amongst the vegetable patch.

Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow
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I hosted an adorable Peter Rabbit themed baby shower and created my very own Mr McGregor’s garden. I created the garden by using a large wishing tree – where I asked guests to write their well wishes for the baby onto tags, and hang them onto branches.

I completed the overall look by adding a plant pot, watering can, foliage and of course a Peter Rabbit scarecrow prop that I am going to show you how to create today! It was a perfect way to provide lasting memories and link into the Peter Rabbit theme. You can check the baby shower out here.

If you want to create your very own Peter Rabbit scarecrow prop you can follow these 7 easy step by step instructions:

Materials:

Peter Rabbit Scarecrow Materials
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FREE Template:

Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow Template

Instructions:

1. Cut out paper Peter Rabbit coat template

Step 1 - Cut out paper Peter Rabbit coat template
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Step 1 - Cut out paper Peter Rabbit coat template
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Step 1 - Cut out paper Peter Rabbit coat template
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2. Trace paper template onto blue felt

Step 2 - Trace paper template onto blue felt
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Step 2 - Trace paper template onto blue felt
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3. Cut out blue felt Peter Rabbit coat template and fold over

Step 3 - Cut out blue felt Peter Rabbit coat template and fold over
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Step 3 - Cut out blue felt Peter Rabbit coat template and fold over
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4. Use glue to close sides of coat marked ‘adhesive’ on blue felt and secure three gold buttons

Step 4 - Use glue to close sides of coat marked 'adhesive' on blue felt and secure three gold buttons
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There you have it – you have made your very own Peter Rabbit jacket! 🐰🍃

5. Put wooden sticks into a cross and secure together with elastic band

Step 5 - Put wooden sticks into a cross and secure together with elastic band
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Step 5 - Put wooden sticks into a cross and secure together with elastic band
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6. Place cross into block of craft foam which can be placed inside miniature bucket or covered with artificial grass

Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow
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7. Decorate with some foliage

Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow
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The Peter Rabbit scarecrow looks perfect on a sweets table and makes for a great party prop!

Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow & Sweet Cones
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Peter Rabbit Jacket Scarecrow & Sweet Cones
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These were some Peter Rabbit themed sweet cones I designed for the baby shower.

Peter Rabbit Sweet Cones
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Peter Rabbit Sweet Cones
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Peter Rabbit Sweet Cones
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An Adorable Peter Rabbit Themed Baby Shower

Who remembers exploring Mr McGregor’s garden along with the mischievous Peter Rabbit?

As a child I cherished my miniature Beatrix Potter hardback books – most children would scribble their name with crayon in the inside cover or rip out pages, but not me; I kept mine neatly on my bookshelf, complete with dust jacket and presentation box.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit book

The classic story The Tale of Peter Rabbit was of course my favourite, so when I was asked to design and style an adorable Peter Rabbit themed baby shower I jumped at the chance!

Peter Rabbit baby shower - wooden block
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I think there is something timeless about Beatrix Potter’s writing; and in particular her drawings. Even though the release of the animated Peter Rabbit film has reignited a lot of love in many children’s hearts, I wanted to pay homage to the traditional artwork that we all know and love.

So I tried to reflect the original style of the book throughout the baby shower. This gorgeous welcome sign incorporates the traditional artwork and was purchased from Adorn My Wall on Etsy by the Grandmother-to-be.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome poster
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome poster
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I think this beautiful bunny-hopping theme is a perfect setting for a first birthday party, a christening and as I found out; it worked wonderful as a baby shower too.

The baby shower was set in a large conservatory at The Diplomat Hotel – a stunning room with modern white gloss tiles and large windows overlooking the historic hotel gardens.

The room had some beautifully exposed brickwork which gave some character. It had neutral decor and plenty of light which is what I always look for when choosing a venue, as I don’t want the room decor to clash with them theme – so busy wallpaper and garish carpet are out!

I used a pale blue and white colour palette to create a modern sophisticated look for a baby boy shower. I wanted to bring a little outdoors, indoors so I added splashes of green and brown to give off a rustic vibe. I finished the room with decorative log slices, pine cones, artificial flowers, dried nut shells and bark with some leafy green foliage.

Welcome Drinks

I hung fabric bunting with a mixture of blue and white gingham patterns and vintage floral designs to bring the whole room together. The fresh floral displays featured on the welcome table and on the dining tables were arranged by Blodau Elli.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome drinks
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - floral display
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Guests were greeted to refreshing welcome drinks. They sipped on light blue lemonade served in retro glass mason jars. I styled them with blue and white gingham ribbon, a Peter Rabbit label and finished with a striped paper straw.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome drinks
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome drinks
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - welcome drinks
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Wishing Tree

I created a miniature Mr McGregor’s garden by placing a wooden wheelbarrow, watering can, blue polka dot plant pot, garden forks, log slice, fresh carrot and other decorative foliage among a tall standing white wishing tree.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - wheel barrow
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - plant pot and watering can
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I wanted to put a twist on the traditional custom of a guest book; so I used a large wishing tree where guests wrote messages and wishes for the baby onto tags and hung them onto branches. It was a perfect way to provide lasting memories and link into the theme.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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For the background of the garden I was lucky enough to come across a metal wall art of three trees at a local charity shop. I hand painted the metal tree branches and stained the wooden fencing to match with the decor.

Tree wall art
Peter Rabbit baby shower - wishing tree
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I completed the garden by making my very own scarecrow using Peter Rabbit’s blue jacket; a nod to the classic story.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - diy jacket scarecrow
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - diy jacket scarecrow
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - diy jacket scarecrow
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If you want to know how to create a Peter Rabbit scarecrow exactly like this then I have written step by step instructions on how to do this. It’s really easy and no sewing is involved! Follow the link to the instructions here.

Dessert Table

The dessert table featured a mouth watering two tier cake complete with matching cupcakes made by Natacha Yummy Cakes. The cake was in keeping with the traditional style of Peter Rabbit and had some great details with the watering can, carrots and fencing. A large balloon display was sat at either end of the table.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - cake
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - cake
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I decorated the dessert table by placing a traditional water jug full of garden flowers on top of a tower of vintage style suitcases. I used a hurricane vase full of leafy carrots and tied a blue ribbon. I managed to come across a wood effect rabbit statue which almost looked like solid milk chocolate mmm! It worked well with the rustic theme and so I tied blue ribbon around its neck and it looked great sitting amongst the foliage.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - dessert table
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What’s In The Bag?

I sealed letters onto brown paper craft bags to spell out the word baby shower and complemented the look with some baby blue heart tissue paper and blue bows. This What’s in the Bag? game was an easy game to play with a large group.

I placed laminated pictures inside each bag and guests had to guess what baby related item was in the bag according to the letter on the front. I used a wooden crate to hold the answer sheets and a blue plant pot to hold the pens and finished it off with a plush Peter Rabbit toy.

Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - What's in the bag game
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Celebrity Babies

I had a large wooden frame at home so I varnished it in a rich brown colour and wrapped a leafy garland around two edges. I attached string to the frame to give the effect of a traditional washing line blowing in a garden. I hung up pictures of celebrities as babies with miniature wooden pegs. Guests then had the chance to guess the Celebrity Babies. Have a go at guessing them yourself! Answers are below.

I decorated the game with a wooden crate to hold the answer sheets and a blue plant pot to hold the pens. I had another wood effect rabbit statue which I sat on a log slice with a carrot and some pine cones.

Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Peter Rabbit baby shower game - Celebrity babies game
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Answers: (L toR) Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Emma Bunton, Cheryl, Madonna, Eminem, Michael Jackson

You could personalise this game by asking your guests to bring a picture of themselves as a baby on the day and ask everybody to guess who the baby is. This can be difficult if guests don’t know each other.

Vintage Ladder

The main feature at the baby shower was a decorative vintage ladder. I had already painted the ladder in chalk paint from a previous party to give a rustic effect so it was perfect for this theme. I placed some handcrafted 3D letters to spell out the word boy. I painted these with a wood stain but in hindsight I would have preferred to have decorated them with pastel blue coloured decoupage. It still works!

I decorated the ladder with a leafy garland and various size vases filled with carrots. Beside the ladder I placed a wicker basket, wooden box crate, water jug, watering can and some plant pots. I finished the look off by adding some foliage, blue ribbons, garden tools and some pebbles. I hid my classic The Tale of Peter Rabbit in the display. Can you spot it?

Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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As simple as it sounds… I had great difficulty sourcing carrots with leafy greens so instead  I placed some carrots into jars and added parsley to the top which worked just the same! 

Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed vintage ladder
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Photo Booth

I was fortunate that the room had some beautifully exposed brick work, so I used this to my advantage and used this wall as the backdrop to a vintage style photo booth. I added some blue and white gingham fabric bunting, and created a chalk board sign to give it a traditional look.

I like everything coordinated so I filled a white wicker basket full of blue and white photo props for guests to create some memorable photos. I don’t like to see a vintage style photo booth with anything goes props that have either no link to the theme or to the colour scheme, it’s a stylists nightmare – so if you take one piece of advice from me today then make sure everything visually flows throughout. Especially where people will be taking a lot of selfies!

Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed photo booth
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed photo booth
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed photo booth
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed photo booth
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - themed photo booth
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Sweet Cart

Again, this translates to the sweet cart. I think that if you colour coordinate your sweet table or sweet cart to the theme then it looks a lot more effective.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - sweet cart
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Sweet Things done a perfect job fitting in with the theme. They clearly paid attention to the colour scheme with the sweets, ribbons and paper bags. They hung some themed paper bunting, and used a gingham canopy which linked perfectly well with the overall look of the baby shower. Having this level of detail certainly pays off!

Peter Rabbit baby shower - sweet cart
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Peter Rabbit sweet cart
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - sweet cart
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Bow Tie Station

As a fun activity for guests, I created a dickie bow tie making station. An art or craft station is very popular at baby showers as guests want to get involved and what better way than to create a little gift for the baby? The bows can be attached to the baby’s vest, bib or baby grow.

I sat four seats around the table as this station can get overcrowded – with hot glue guns, scissors and sewing kits hanging about I like to make sure there isn’t too much chaos. I used miniature wooden wheelbarrows to display a selection of Peter Rabbit fabrics, and set out a variety of colour coordinated buttons and embellishments. I came across some baby blue bunny shaped teabag holders on sale so I included these to hold the crocodile clips and flowers.

I mimicked a washing line for guests to hang up the dickie bow ties they had made for the baby. I attached some string across a vintage looking frame and wound a leafy garland on top of the frame which was then positioned onto a wooden easel.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower  - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Dickie bow tie making station
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Afternoon Tea

Guests nibbled on a classic afternoon tea hosted by the hotel. They enjoyed a selection of homemade sandwiches including cucumber and cream cheese, home cooked ham with English mustard and egg mayonnaise with cress. There was plenty of cake and pastries to choose from including custard slices and chocolate brownies. It was finished with my favourite; warm scones with clotted cream and jam.

Each guest had their own dainty teacup to enjoy speciality tea or freshly brewed filter coffee. The tables were set up with vintage crockery and Peter Rabbit themed napkins and party favours were added to each table setting. In the centre was a wonderful balloon display of Peter Rabbit in a wicker basket made by CJ’s Balloons which lit up the room.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - Afternoon tea
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - afternoon tea
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - afternoon tea
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit hot air balloon
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Peter Rabbit baby shower  - Peter Rabbit hot air balloon
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Party Favours

I always think it’s great to send your guests home with a thank you gift that matches your theme and something that they will actually use. For me, having such a sweet tooth… that usually means SWEETS!

Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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Guests took home delicious home made Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours made by myself; Teacups and Glitter. I can’t say it enough; it is worth paying that little bit more to have that extra bit of detail. You can easily grab some random penny mixture sweets of all colours, shapes and sizes and put them into a cellophane bag but will they look good?

This is the last thing your guests will remember! I would encourage you to take the time to find some sweet favours that you like and that perfectly match with your theme so you can add a sweet touch to the end of your guests day.

Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit sweet cone favours
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The lucky winners of the party games got to take home Peter Rabbit themed party bags which included some cute mini sweet bags along with some other adorable treats. The party bags and mini sweet bags were again made by myself; Teacups and Glitter.  

Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit party bags
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit party bags
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit party bags
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit mini sweet bags
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Peter Rabbit baby shower - Peter Rabbit mini sweet bags
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Have you ever thrown a Peter Rabbit themed party? I’d like if anybody has used any ideas from my party!

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