By Laura Oldfield, Aug 5 2016 10:59PM
Recently we had the pleasure of creating a pirate adventure for our very own nephew. For the first time I could relate to how parents and family members must feel at our parties.
Firstly let me share with you some great party cost effective tips, we purchased red fabric (very cheaply) and cut small squares to give every child a pirate bandana on arrival. For decoration we used balloons on string tied from tree to tree and 1 euro pirate bunting from the local shop.
We did have the luxury of a sweet’s table but we kept it simple and then with a few props it doubled up as a great photo backdrop which was loved by the kids and even more by the adults.
Now luckily in our house we are not short on fancy dress costumes, so with a bit of added DIY the whole family got dressed up for the occasion.
So this party was just like all of our parties, show, food, games and cake all to schedule, the secret to our parties is that we run it military style. I was bossing everyone about like always behind the scenes but towards the end of the party when SPIDERMAN appeared I just lost my party planner stress head and tears filled my eyes!
My 3 year old nephew was amazed, his face lit up, his excitement was infectious, he was meeting his idol, they played like best friends and then, when it was time to say goodbye Alonso said, ‘thank you for coming Spiderman, I love you’ from that moment I just cried, my heart melted and once again I was reminded just how lucky we are to do what we do!