Dotty & Margot’s 2nd Birthday | Rainy Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Back in August Dotty & Margot turned 2. I am only just getting round to blogging their party but I wanted to make sure that I did as I spent so much time making sure everything was perfect and making so many different elements. Unfortunately on the day it was torrential rain – not good for a teddy bear’s picnic but we made the best of it anyway! Scroll down to see our ideas come to life.

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We decided to make a bean bag toss for the kids to play with. Josh drew and painted a teddy bear on to a stand that my dad made and wrote ‘feed me’ on it.

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We also put together a biscuit decoration area using ‘2’ biscuits that my mum made. It was definitely a hit.

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We created loads of chalkboard signage, reusing chalkboards from our wedding. I wrote out exactly what I wanted on them and Josh – being the artistic one – drew it all out for me.

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The plan was to have lots of picnic blankets scattered around the garden with loads of teddies on them. The girls’ friends were asked to bring their favourite teddy with them. But due to the rain the blankets all got completely soaked and the kids ended up sitting on a sheet of tarpaulin!

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I created this teddy bear out of cardboard and made some bow-ties to stick on.

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We made these teddy bear picnic bags by buying some paper bags on Amazon and adding the circle for the nose and a little bow. Inside was a drink, sandwiches, fruit pouch, teddy bear crisps, raisins, cheese and a teddy bear biscuit.

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Despite the rain the girls had a fabulous birthday and everyone enjoyed it! I did find the whole process very stressful and I don’t think I will go to that much effort for their third birthday as the stress of the party really took away from my enjoyment of the day.

Polzeath Beach

One sunny day in October myself and the girls headed for a day out at the beach. The weather was gorgeous and we felt so lucky to be there. I couldn’t believe that it was October and we went for a dip in the sea!

Polzeath is a fair way away from us but I love going there as you just park up on the beach. When I’m on my own with the girls it can be difficult getting us and all our stuff down on to the beach especially as it isn’t exactly easy to push a buggy over sand! There are so many lovely cafes around Polzeath but my personal favourite has to be the one made out of a shipping container just by the car park!