Funfairs, Party planning & a goldfish!

In one week’s time, my eldest girl will be twelve. I cannot even comprehend how she is 7 days away from being 12yrs old because I remember the morning she was born like it was yesterday. But more on that next week! For now, I am still planning her party – apparently, when you turn twelve, inflatables just don’t cut it anymore. So I’ve had to up my party game a few notches. Planning a party for a tween girl {whose ungirly} has been quite tricky – but we cracked it in the end. 

She decided on a Party Bus {without a pole, thankfully! None of that just yet, thank you!} followed by a Movie themed party at home. Think candy floss, hot dogs, a chocolate fondue with fruit skewers and more. There may even be seven tween girls sleeping in my living room, so that should be fun! 

Party planning aside, we managed to visit a funfair that is on in Carrickfergus at the moment. Cullens Amusements have set up quite the attraction and we managed to enjoy it in between some downpours on its opening day. We had a rare day of just having our littlest lady with us, as the older children were at their Dads. But taking our youngest sprout to these sort of things makes me very aware of how much of a thrill seeker she is; and how much of a coward, I am. I mean, when she saw the below amusement she shrieked “Mama! I want to go on that thing!” – you can imagine my response.

Hook the duck prize

Carrickfergus Funfair

Our first family pet

We didn’t spend too long at the funfair because, if I’m honest, it cost £2.50 per person to get on the rides so the urge to stay fizzled out quite quickly. We would have been broke in no time at all if Annabelle got her way. Plus! We inherited a new addition to the family and he needed to be taken home and put into a proper tank. Not to mention we dodged a mammoth downpour {just about!}.

I’ll be sure to update you guys on how my daughter’s birthday party goes {and if I survive the tween girl sleepover!} – I’m rather looking forward to it, truth be told. I love bringing the wishes of my children to life and seeing the happiness on their wee faces. It makes everything leading up to it all, 100% worth it.



  1. 15/06/2017 / 11:01 PM

    Aww! Happy birthday to your tween girl and she sounds like wonderful delightful 12 year old 🙂 Good luck with the party!

  2. lifeshelives11
    15/06/2017 / 11:06 PM

    Looks like you had a fun day at the fair! Good luck with the tweens!!

  3. Priyadarshini Rajendran
    16/06/2017 / 12:00 AM

    What a cool way to spend time. I totally agree with you about the cost of the rides though. I took my daughter to Great America recently and the ticket was beyond pricey and we could do only a few rides as we ran out of time. Looking forward to check out your daughter’s birthday party details.

  4. 16/06/2017 / 10:23 PM

    Awww this looks like a fab day out! And that gold fish is too cute lol. Happy birthday to your daughter!

    Amanda |

  5. Aarika
    19/06/2017 / 12:30 AM

    What a lovely day at the funfair! Your girl is so adventurous. I love her spirit! I look forward to hearing about her birthday party. A party bus and sleepover sounds fabulous. Cheers!

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