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’s in Freya’s Christmas Eve Box

2019 – the year I succumbed to the American tradition that is the “Christmas Eve Box!”

Prior to this I thought Freya was far too young for one and now at 2.25 years of age, I think she will love it, albeit not really get it still. Today we put up our Christmas tree (yes it’s November but it’s 1 month away so shush!). She loved helping to unravel the beads, and then get them all knotted up again.

So back to the box. Rather than buy a wooden box, I decided to go for one of the absolute steal Home Bargain boxes for £2.99. You can write your child’s name on the lid of the box and personalise it so it’s perfect. For your money, you get a cookie inside and as well as a letter from Santa, a book and …..

I haven’t gone crazy when deciding to fill the box and have merely chosen a few little things to add to it including a set of Frozen PJ’s from Tu which I got in the 25% event and they include some lovely wam Olaf socks to match. I also picked up the Orchard Toys Pigs in Blankets game from Aldi in their recent toy event for less than £4 so we can all play a game as a family on Christmas Eve.

On top of that, I will be giving Freya a Peppa Pig bamboo tumbler and plate to put out for Santa so he can have his Whisky and Mince Pie (yes that’s what Santa will be feasting on in our house ladies and gentleman) which was kindly gifted to us for the big event from GiftGivingAllWrappedUp.

Lastly we will be sending Santa the Peppa Pig Christmas Sack in advance so it makes it easier for him to leave presents at our house. Got to make his job as easy as possible of course! This was also kindly gifted to us and I can’t wait to see her face when she wakes up that morning.

We were also kindly gifted a cute Peppa Pig bauble which has pride of place on our tree now and has completely ruined my colour scheme of whites, silvers and irridescent baubles, but Freya loves it and that’s all that matters.

I can’t wait to see others Christmas Eve boxes if you’ve done one this year so feel free to leave me any blog links in the comments.

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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