Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Lots of Reasons to Celebrate in February!

Andy and Ren
a much younger me and hubby

My hubby and I met in mid February 2004, and got married on the exact same date five years later. 23 of our very closest friends and family joined us for a civil ceremony at Chelsea Old Town Hall, followed by lunch at a gorgeous restaurant on the Kings Road. We were always going to have a tiny wedding, but the original plans included a big party afterwards so we could invite all our friends, and have a good old knees up as they say in the East End. I ended up being five months pregnant though, and not so much in the partying mood. I didn’t have a hen do either, and I recall thinking that I could have some kind of 30th bash in the summer to make up for it all. Our eldest was born just three weeks before my birthday and I was so smitten I didn’t let her out of my sight until I returned to work after mat leave when she was eleven months old. Needless to say the party didn’t happen.

Pops first birthday
P’s first birthday

P’s birthday is the same week as hubby’s which meant the poor guy had to share his own 30th with her first. We had a picnic in our local park, the weather was glorious, the turnout was fab and it was a wonderful day. Although we sang happy birthday to both of them, it was pretty obvious that it was more her day than his. Since then we’ve thrown four more birthday parties at home for her 2nd, 3rd and 4th birthdays, and also her little sister’s first birthday in February 2013.

Clara's first birthday party
C’s first birthday

Back then we talked about having a big bash to celebrate our tenth anniversary, but a few months later I got knocked up, and our wee man arrived on Valentine’s Day. This means that three of our birthdays fall in July, and the other two along with our anniversary all happen in February. For the big ten we managed our first trip out as a family of five, had a nice lunch then took the kids to soft play (which descended into chaos). Once again our party plans had been thwarted.

freddy Martina
I can hardly believe this little fella is almost one!

As Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year it felt like the perfect opportunity to finally throw this do. We’ve hired a venue close to home, and invited all our nearest and dearest. So far about fifty people have accepted and there are about twenty maybes! For the kids there will be a bouncy castle (always a winner), plus my friend’s 12yo is going to do face painting and tatoos, and there might be cupcake decorating. I have a massive grocery shop being delivered on the Friday to bring all the drinks and nibbles, and I’ll also be preparing hot food. There’s lots to do, but it’ll be worth it to be surrounded by the people we love most in the world. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a party to organise*! 

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  1. Can’t believe it’s less than a week away! I’m really looking forward to it after all the seriousness lately xx

  2. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much x

  3. Sounds like it’ll be a great party! Have a fantastic time x

  4. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sounds like you’re going to have a bloody fantastic night, and well deserved at that! ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy every minute!
    Amy x

  6. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Vai!

  7. Sounds perfect! Have a wonderful, well-deserved party. #theprompt

  8. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon! Yep super busy but so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lovely to see your family! What a busy Mummy you will be =) #wotw

  10. Oh, how lovely! What a lot to celebrate and I’m so glad you’re finally getting the big party ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the organising and thanks for sharing with #ThePrompt x

  11. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon xxx

  12. Blimey, a busy time, but busy in a good way with all those celebrations. Have fun! xxx #WotW

  13. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon, we’re all really looking forward to it xx

  14. Wow you really do have a lot to celebrate and sounds like this party is well overdue! Have a fantastic time lovely! Xx

  15. mummytries says:

    And you are too kind lovely lady xx

  16. mummytries says:

    It’s certainly been fun over the years ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much lovely, it was taken by my very talented photographer friend Martina, check out her work Iโ€™m sure youโ€™d love it xx

  18. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much for dropping by and your lovely comment, we’re all really excited about it xx

  19. mummytries says:

    Ahhh thanks hon, it should be a fab day! There will be lots to do, but I’m really looking forward to it. Also hoping to have a spa day or something with hubby in March to properly celebrate our anniversary just us ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much lovely, it was taken by my very talented photographer friend Martina, check out her work I’m sure you’d love it xx

  21. mummytries says:

    Thanks Kim! It should be a goodie xx

  22. mummytries says:

    Oh wow Karen, what are the odds of having all three kids with the same birthday!! Funny how it ends up being feast or famine isn’t it. At least they aren’t too close to Xmas – my friends girls are 17th Dec and 28th Jan…

  23. mummytries says:

    Thanks Maddy! Most of the photos were taken by my very talented photographer friend Martina. You should check out her work, I think youโ€™d love it xx

  24. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon, most of them were taken by my very talented photographer friend Martina. You should check out her work, I think youโ€™d love it xx

  25. mummytries says:

    Thanks lovely, I’m really pleased we’ve finally got round to having it!

  26. mummytries says:

    Thanks so much Sophie! The excitement is palpable already xx

  27. mummytries says:

    Tee hee thanks hon, it should be a good one xx

  28. mummytries says:

    Thanks John! We’re all very excited about the party, especially the eldest whose been counting the days since Xmas!

  29. mummytries says:

    Thanks hon, most of them were taken by my very talented photographer friend Martina. You should check out her work, I think you’d love it xx

  30. mummytries says:

    Thanks lovely! Hope it’s a fab and fun filled month your end too xx

  31. mummytries says:

    It’s gonna be a big one that’s for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Look forward to hearing about your exciting things too darling xx

  32. Gorgeous photos, an exciting month for you-I’ve got some exciting things happening here too! Have fun x

  33. What a lovely post. It sounds like it is going to be a busy and exciting month. I like February too, our twins turn 3 this month ๐Ÿ™‚ Have an amazing month x #WotW

  34. Exciting times! Those photos are amazing. Have a great party, and good luck with all the cooking. xxx

  35. Ver best of luck with your celebrations! It certainly looks like they’re well deserved.

  36. So exciting! Pleased you’ve finally managed to get round to a party, and it sounds like it’s going to be fun! But yes, stop blogging, go organise! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  37. Ah such a happy post! It sounds like you have a seriously exciting month ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful party – there will certainly be lots to celebrate xx

  38. Congratulations! And how exciting that you guys are finally going to have that big party ๐Ÿ˜‰ #wotw.

  39. Phew, I’m knackered just reading about all the celebrating you have to do! Lovely photos xxx

  40. Such a lot to celebrate! Gorgeous pictures in this post too. I hope you have a wonderful, long-awaited party! xxx

  41. Oh I hope you have a wonderful party! It sounds like it’s going to be fantastic. It’s strange how birthdays etc always seem to fall at the same time of year in a family, all my children are in march on the same day and the adults seem to be aug/sept.

  42. How exciting! It sounds like you are going to have a fantastic time! Good luck with the planning!

  43. How lovely and very exciting! That photo of your son is just gorgeous too x

  44. Wow February certainly sounds like a very busy and exciting month for you. Hope the party planning goes well and that you have a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary – sounds like it is going to be an amazing party ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. It sounds like it’s going to be such a fantastic and precious day were no doubt loads of wonderful memories will be made! Good luck I hope it is everything you want it to be and more!xx

  46. Sounds amazing! You lot are all very gorgeous! Love that pic of you little ‘un, just lovely xx

  47. Oh wow, a busy exciting February!! What a lovely time of year it must be for your family =D

  48. You are such a beautiful family ๐Ÿ™‚

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