When my eldest attended primary school, they didn’t participate in world book day like the girls school do an. Making costumes and being creative is something I was excited to do as a mum.
For Lydia’s first world book day the theme was to dress up as an animal from their favorite book.
I wanted something different that no-one else would of thought of.
I trawled online and an outfit in particular jumped out at me from the book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, there were no others like it.
It was perfect and best of all it was easy and cheap to recreate.
What you will need:
My sister had a monkey dress up costume so I borrowed that from her Or you could pop down to your local George, Tesco, Primark and pick up brown leggings and a top from there basic range for a couple of pounds.
You will also need an A2 piece of card, I brought this in red and it was from the range because I couldn’t be bothered to paint it.
I can be very lazy
To save time
A piece of plain white paper.
A piece of ribbon
Brown eyebrow pencil or face paint
The majority of what you need is probably laying around your house anyway. It took me 10 minutes to make and it was done.
The next day I was more excited than her to go to school to see all the children (and adults) costume and her was the only one from Dear zoo.
We was also very happy that she won best dress up in her year considering this was an oops its world book day in two days and mummy has not done or brought anything.
I wanted to share this with you as you could also expand on this and be any of the other animal from Dear Zoo, not just a monkey. It opens up a wide range of unique little costumes you can recreate from other books. Just follow this concept and think outside the box.
This year is going to be fun as the whole school will be dressing up as crayons, I will let you know how that one goes later.
The perfect show for all your the little and (older) Princess fans out there and it’s coming to Stamford this Sunday the 3rd of March 2019
Myself and my two princess crazy girl, Lydia and Emily are really looking forward to watching this and we are also giving you the oppertunity to win X4 tickets for the 4pm performance this Sunday at Stamford corn exchange Theatre.
To enter please visit our Facebook page below by clicking the photo below and check out the pinned post;
Once Upon A Princess is the all singing, all dancing musical production, entertaining audiences up and down the country.
The show features some of the most popular fairytale Princesses and a soundtrack of top pop hits and movie musical classics.
Once Upon A Princess is now in it’s third glittering year and continues to entertain, inspire and captivate little Princes and Princesses with its toe tapping, dance in the aisles set list.
Songs from Olly Murs, Meghan Trainor, Dolly Parton, Little Mix, Jess Glynne and more! Plus West End and Broadway smash hits including songs from Shrek, Hairspray, Footloose, Annie and Wicked.
You can also get 50% off when you use the discount code MAGIC50 at the check out on their website here.
If you do not live close to Stamford then please check out the rest of their tour dates as there could be a show near you.
Our next step is for the girls to pick which Princess dress they would like to wear on Sunday. I think Emily will pick Belle and Lydia will pick Rapunzel, We shall see.
Once upon a Princess Show would love to see you there on Sunday and so would we, even if you dont win the tickets price is very reasonable and even better with 50% off.
I would also love it if you could follow them on social media and give them a share.
***We received complimentry tickets in return for a blog post***
Which Scruff-a-luvs Blossom Bunnie will you rescue?
Lemon Drizzle, Posey or Peppermint?
Lydia and Emily received a limited edition blossom bunny and they couldn’t wait to reveal which one was in the box.
What is Scruff a Luvs Blossom Bunnies?
Blossom Bunnies are little plush bunnies that are squashed up in a small ball. To rescue them you will need to give yourScruff-a-luvs a nice bath to wash out its matted fur, dry them, brush it to fluff it up and then give lots of love.
In the Box
you will receive;
Flower headband crown
Scruff-a- luvs flower headband
Adoption certificate and instructions on what to do.
We got PEPPERMINT
After a very exciting reveal, the girls got straight into bathing Peppermint.
Next step was to dry our scruff-a-luvs Blossom Bunnie.
This part was a little time consuming as it took around 20 minutes to dry using a hairdryer, however, Peppermint was very fluffy once she was dry and brushed.
The last thing to do was to officially adopt our Scruff-a-luvs Blossom Bunny. Lydia took the opportunity to fill out the adoption certificate herself and sign her name.
Now all they need to do is LOVE their little non-scruffy Scruff-a-luv. Which is the easiest part.
Peppermint has also been going on adventures with us which you can check out in our video below or here on our Instagram.
We all had so much fun with this product and I especially love how its a toy that does not require any batteries and involves lots of physical play. It also teaches children to be kind and love all animals by rescueing them and loving them.
Scruff-a Luvs Blossom Bunnies are Limited edition and available to buy at all good toy stores They Rrp for £19.99
Scruff-a-Luvs is a proud supporter of the RSPCA.
You can also enter our giveaway for a chance to win your very own Blossom Bunnie.
Ravensburger kindly sent us a DreamWorks Spirit, XXL, 100pc Jigsaw puzzle last week to review
(We received a Dreamsworks Spirit jigsaw puzzle in return for an honest review on our blog)
After school the kids go to is either the television or their tablets and like most parents, this bothers me as I prefer them to play with traditional toys so I was intrigued to see their reaction when we received a Dreamworks Spirit jigsaw puzzle to which one they would go to and I am happy to report they picked the jigsaw puzzle.
Lydia was keener than Emily at first as she started to find the corners and straight edges and then Emily became interested and sat down next to her to help.
After a few raised voices they seemed to work together quite nicely, Lydia asked Emily to find all the pieces which looked like they belonged to a horse and put them together. Emily tried to work out which piece went where and I did not have to worry about her being heavy-handed and breaking any parts as they seemed quite robust.
They spent roughly about an hour completing the puzzle with very little input from me and they were very proud of themselves for working together nicely to finish the jigsaw.
As a mum, this is a win-win because not only did they work together and play nicely with Lydia taking leadership and explaining to Emily how to do the puzzle, Emily listened and together they managed to finish it. The other win was because of the quality of the puzzle and sturdiness of the pieces I know they’ll be able to do this more than once. They have even asked for more jigsaw puzzles too.
This puzzle is aimed at children 6+ and has 100 extra large soft click pieces with a high-quality image of Lucky, PRU, Chica, Linda, Abigail and boomerang setting off on another adventure on the front.
The Hair helper is a storage solution for hair clips and bobbles with space for a hairbrush on the side to keep all those pretty hair accessories in one place so they are easy to access.
I absolutely love this product and it has honestly made my mornings so much easier before school and thats simply because my girl’s bobbles and clips are all in one place and stored neatly together instead of in a messy heep.
It consists of a frame to hang on a wall and a few hooks that fasten to it. These hooks hold your hair bits and bobs, and your hairbrush. To help you mount the hair helper on the wall they have put holes in the packaging that line up to the position of your chosen wall fixings.
The ribbons are very easy to fasten. They thread through specially designed holes and seal with velcro.
Not only has this made things easier with storing hair accessories, but It also encourages independence as your child can pick what they want to wear for the day and bring them to you so that you can do their hair, or they can have a go themselves.
The knight tribe- Hair helper
The knight tribe- Hair helper
You can choose between a white or pink frame and then choose 3 ribbons from their wide selection to suit, personalisation is also available as well as decorative pictures for 20p per letter and 20p per decorative sticker.
Check out my video review on The hair helper and enter our giveaway to win your own below.
For a chance to win one of these genius hair storage solutions for yourself, check out below. and GOOD LUCK