A birthday celebration with MoonPig

As you may have seen if you follow me on social media, Freya turned 3 over the weekend. I am still in shock that I have a 3 year old; I mean where did the last 3 years go?

Whilst the new rule of 6 scuppered our original plans, we still managed to celebrate our gorgeous girl’s birthday and have a lovely weekend.

We have been trying hard to tie in lots of changes in Freya’s life lately like turning 3, moving up rooms at nursery and becoming a big sister soon so it has felt like a huge milestone age for her and we wanted to still make it special. When Moonpig got in touch to see if they could help us celebrate Freya’s birthday, I was absolutely delighted to say yes and help make it even more special.

I am a big fan of ordering cards both online and via apps and during lockdown it was a godsend for being able to keep track of birthdays etc. The last few weeks has been no different for me with baby due any day, I’ve taken to ordering cards well in advance so I can get on top of things. I’ve always had a thought that Moonpig only did personalised cards but after spending a lot of time on the app recently, I realised they also offer food and drink, gifts and even flowers and plants. It is pretty much a one stop shop for your gifting needs.

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Moonpig sent out an incredible package for Freya including an unicorn inflated balloon which she loved the minute it came in the post, as well as allowing me the chance to purchase a personalised card for her. We didn’t go too wild with her gifts this year as we knew she was getting a lot from family anyway but the lovely bundle of Moonpig goodies just added that something extra to her birthday and made it even more special.

I was pleasantly surprised by everything I saw on their website and loved that it could be filtered down by not only occasion but also who it was for including sections for kids and babies. I did initially think that the gifts would be out of my price range for the convenience of it all but in fact, I found absolutely loads that I would have happily added to my basket.

As a thank you for reading my post I have a 20% off discount code that you can use to order cards through the Moonpig app which you can download here if you don’t already have it. The code to enter at the checkout is APP20CA.

I hope you can enjoy your own #MoonpigMoments with their fab website/app and let me know in the comments if you manage to save yourself some money with the discount code.

Laura x

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What we got Freya for her birthday

Just over 2 years ago, we became parents for the first time. Yesterday we celebrated Freya’s second birthday with family and friends and had an incredible day.

I know I’m always curious about what others are buying there little ones for birthday/Christmases etc as it usually gives me inspiration so I wanted to share what we gave Freya for her birthday this year.

Freya’s main present we purchased from Hobbycraft and it is a 3-in-1 Easel and accessory set.

Freya has loved this present and has been using it loads already. It’s very light and easy to move so we have already done some painting outside in the sunshine to avoid getting paint on the carpets. The accessory kit is fab and comes with a sheet and painting overall as well as paints, brushes and other art supplies.

Next up we purchased a Princess Anna dress up costume that I managed to get from Tu during their 25% off event. She wore this not long after getting it and kept saying she wanted to keep it on. Freya’s uncle has also purchased a couple of princess dresses for her so that we can turn a corner of her room into a dress up area.

She wasn’t in pain, just trying to say Cheese!

Next up we gave Freya a Peppa Pig Bamboo dinner set and apron that was kindly gifted to us from Gift Giving All Wrapped Up. Freya has loved using this every day since and now asks for the Peppa Pig plate and cup when having meals/snacks.

Lastly we gave Freya a ride on electric Ferrari car. This was actually something I won in a competition while I was pregnant so we didn’t actually purchase it. We knew at the time we would love to give our future child something like this but wouldn’t be able to spend that kind of money. We held onto it and kept it boxed up until Freya’s birthday when we got it out for her. Needless to say she loves it and all her friends had a go in it at the party yesterday as well.

Overall we spent around £40 on her birthday presents and she’s loved them all. I don’t want to spoil her for birthday’s/Christmases and she always is lucky with gifts from others anyway. My plan for Christmas this year is to purchase 1 main present then a few smaller things and am already keeping an eye out for sales/events to get the best deals.

Laura x

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