I wanted something small and intimate, somewhere clean, warm and indoors, Easily accessible from M25 & M11.
A hall? Toooooooo big………
A restaurant? Tooooooo noisy……….
Soft Play? Juuuuuuust right!!
And at Only the, best, soft play in Essex – Krazy Kids Cafe !!!
Next on my to-do list; a Santa, and due to unforeseen circumstances we had to find a very last minute replacement. Who better to take the job than my dad. Never have I laughed so much as my daddy doesn’t really resemble Father Christmas in any way what so ever – especially now he’s on his strict diet!! Hahaha!! Although sounding more like Mr. Bean than Father Christmas, he was perfect for this job & done me proud. Well done Daddy Claus. HO 🎅🏻 HO 🎅🏻 HO 🎅🏻
Carefully choosing individual gifts for the children’s development ages as opposed to their chronological age along with gifts for their siblings. Awwww seeing their little faces when Santa gave them their presents completely melted my heart.
These children, our SWAN’s, put the Special in Special Needs. Beautiful inside and out.
Scarlett & Gracie were two beautiful santa’s litter helpers, Santa couldn’t have managed today without you both.
Now for our make-shift grotto…. Thank you to the Ongar Mums Group (OMG) for lending their grotto props. Large Lollypops and CandyFloss. I felt like I was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as they’ve been in my hallway for over a week. Secretly I’ve been dancing and singing ‘Come with me and you’ll be In a world of pure imagination Take a look and you’ll see Into your imagination’
No party is complete without an honouree face painted Superhero! A huge thank you to Lyndsey who has given up her own time to paint our little SWAN’s, their siblings and all the mummy’s. Even Dylan’s Nana too got painted!
Donna, Corrina & Lynette you lovely ladies. I am so pleased to have met you, your hubbies and babies. Together we make up the ‘Essex SWAN Crew!’ The Only way is definitely Essex!!!!
But none of this would have been possible without our Lauren, everybody’s best friend. This lovely lady spends her life living out of a suitcase, travelling up and down the country, arranging, organising and coordinating nationwide. I am so pleased you made our party and hope you like your special Swan Christmas prez.
Huge thank you from Dylan & me for being with us and sharing some of our huge experiences this year.
So that’s all the prep and thanks done. Here’s how our party went…. We are lots of cakes, we drank lots of coffee, all the mummies had their face painted, all the kiddies laughed and played making new friends with a common interest; their Swan siblings, us adults made new friends, we’ve made New Year arrangements, ate some more cake, then ate some party food, had selfies, group photos, met ‘the real’ Father Christmas 😉. Had a bit of a boogie to Little Mix, pulled crackers and generally had a ‘Wonderful Christmas Time…….’