As chief party planner and celebration organiser within my family I get plenty of opportunities to play with ideas and indulge my creative whims. As years have gone by a ‘How’re you going to top that?’ mentality has arisen within me. This can sometimes lead to me getting a bit carried away. I may have done that with my plan for Mum’s birthday party in June.
See, the thing is, this party isn’t only for Mum, it’s going to be a joint celebration with Little M, who will be visiting from New Zealand with Baby Bro and Lady S. Much excitement! There’s only a couple of days between Little M’s and Mum’s birthdays but until this year, physical distance has prevented the presence of either at the other’s celebration. Of course this means I want to make this an extra special day.
On top of that, assuming Big Bro and Lady J can get down from Scotland (keeping all things crossed as we await their respective employers’ confirmation of authorised holiday time), it will mean that this will be the first time my entire family have been together for several years. This calls for a extra, extra special party!
So, I’ve decided to throw a village fete themed party in my Mum’s garden. There will be a suckling pig roast and BBQ, a beer tent, tea and cakes, games like hook-a-duck, hoopla and name the bear…and please, please, please, there will be good weather too. All plans are being made with wet weather plan Bs in place, but it would be much better not to have to use them, so let’s keep things crossed. I should probably point out at this stage that my Mum doesn’t live in a place with ‘grounds’ or anything…just your average suburban semi!
Getting this one right will involve a lot of crafting, pre-planning and organising…as well as some assistance from the ever helpful Petit Man and Medieval.
I’ve already designed the invitations (see edited version above) and have started creating lists of things I need to source…and sourcing them! I’m going to have so much fun with this 🙂
Further posts as things progress.