Step 5: Shopping for your Party

THE SHOPPING – WHAT TO BUY AND WHEN    PRIOR TO SHOPPING Shopping for your party is the final step in the Ultimate Party Planning Guide.   Now that you have worked out: All the details Where to hold your party Which decorations to buy How to cater   You need to get to the […]

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Momtime – need a timeout or 62 timeouts here are ideas. 

MOMTIME  62 IDEAS  FOR MOM TIME OUT MomTime is desperately important so that you can be the best version of yourself. A car can’t drive without petrol. A TV can’t work with out a power source. A child can’t grow without food. Simply put – you can’t be a great mom can’t be that without […]

Redberry Farm, George, South Africa 

Redberry Farm is a great stop along South Africa’s garden route if you have kids. There are few things I love as much as coming across a new place for the kids to explore and discovering that it’s perfect for them.   Where is Redberry Farm   Redberry Farm just outside George has all sorts […]

Child 1 taught me to raise Child 2  

Child 1 Arrives Child 1 arrived and we were full of theoretical knowledge. I’d read the books (all the books) on having a child and conveyed this information to my husband, we’d been on two parenting courses and I’d filled a notebook with everything I had read or heard.   The notebook had pictures on how […]

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CATERING – WHERE DO YOU EVEN START Catering for your party can be quite daunting, if you don’t know where to start. It really is quite easy though if you approach it step by step.   My biggest problem here is that I always always over-cater and then send everyone home with left overs. I […]

The Clog Barn, my favourite family activity in Coffs Harbour

The Clog Barn has to be my absolutely favourite place that we visited while we were in Coff’s Harbour. This little gem is home to a miniature Holland with little houses, churches, windmills and two garden railway trains.   The Clog Barn is a must visit if you have little children who have never seen […]

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THE PAPERLESS POST GIVEAWAY WINNER IS ♥ Elizabeth Brico ♥ Congratulations Elizabeth. We hope that you enjoy creating your Paperless Post stationary for your next party.   Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and contributed further party ideas. I love seeing people sharing ideas and thoughts with one another as a collective we can […]


FLIGHTS WITH BABIES AND TODDLERS REQUIRE PREPARATION AND FORETHOUGHT  Flights with children are generally traumatic. I’ve just done 1 international 14 hour flight alone with two children, 1 international 11 hour flight with my husband and children and 4 domestic flights. All in the space of 2 months. Thats a whole lot of flights. Its […]

Palm Beach, One of Sydney’s Best Beaches

Palm Beach is a suburb in Sydney, the top most Northern Sydney beach. The greater Palm Beach area is made up of two beaches Palm Beach (the south part of the beach) and Barrenjoey Beach (the north part of the beach).   Sitting on Barrenjoey Beach or Palm Beach you can look out to the […]

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Party decorations like baby clothes are so enticing – you just want to buy anything and everything! Well that’s me, I see party decorations that fit into the theme and just go nuts. I have however learned to tone down a bit over the last year.   If you are like me, and you have […]