When my daughter asked if she could have a pamper party with a few friends to celebrate her birthday I was more than ready to take up the challenge.
Miss 7 celebrated her birthday back in August and I’ve been meaning to post about it on the blog ever since after a few parents mentioned it was such as great idea. Finally, here it is!
I was already aware of what I needed to arrange for the party as we had held a pamper party at home for Miss 7’s older sister a few years ago. However, back then I had been working full time so fully outsourced the whole thing to a kids party planner and let them do their thing …. although I have to say that the whole time the party was underway I kept thinking how easily I could have pulled the whole thing together if only I had the time.
So this time round I decided to take on the party planning myself and treat my daughter and four of her friends to foot spa bubble baths, facial masks, painted nails on hands and feet, a little bit of make-up and some glitter hair spray.
Scones are one of my favourite things to order when out for coffee with a friend … although I often have a tough choice to make if New York baked cheesecake or a Nutella donut is on the same menu. Talk about decisions … but why wait to go out when you can easily make them at home?!
This has to be one of my favourite scone recipes. Not only because they taste so good but also because of its simplicity. It honestly can’t get any easier. Whoever came up with it is a genius! All you need to do it mix three ingredients (yes, three!) together, cut them out and bake.
They are amazingly light and fluffy and are the perfect thing to whip up when you’re expecting guests at short notice or even just want to treat yourself to something a little special for afternoon tea for absolutely no reason at all!
Here we are back again for this year’s instalment of ‘An interview with my children’.
Last year during the September school holidays, I was finding it difficult to make the time to blog so I had the idea of asking my children a series of questions to record moments of their life, their hopes, their dreams and some of their favourite things. It worked out so well that I decided it would be interesting to ask the same questions each year to see how their answers change as they grow.
These school holidays just flew by – seriously, where is this year going?! – but I had time at the end of last week to quickly interview my girls so I thought I’d still pop the answers up on the blog now as they begin Term 4.
Once again, only my two older girls participated this year but I really look forward to when I can include my youngest daughter as well and hear answers from all three of them … I’m sure it will make for some pretty funny and rather cute responses in years to come!
For now, here’s the 2016 edition with Miss 7 and Miss 11.