Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Years Eve!

Well it was quite an eventful one in the end! We had friends Jane and Dean over with their son Joey. The 3 boys get on really well together and were very excited to be staying up until midnight! They very soon disappeared up to the boys' bedroom, however half an hour later there was a big scream and Joplin appeared with his mouth covered in blood! He had switched off all the lights to show Joey the new glow stars on the ceiling and then tripped over his wooden castle and pretty much knocked his front tooth out! 3 hours later after phone calls, a trip to A&E and a very nice emergency dentist who kindly stayed open an extra hour for us, we were back to smiles again - a big gappy one! He bounced back amazingly well and it wasn't long before he was up to eating the special NYE cupcakes!! (Eden helped bake them and they certainly went down well!)

I made a balloon hat for myself for the occasion! Couldn't resist!
The boys were occupied with making treasure chests - I use these a lot for my parties. Basically they are wooden chests that can be decorated with pens and stick on jewels.
They had great fun, and Joplin's has since been used to keep his tooth in!

The grown ups meanwhile had great fun with a game I remember from my Auntie Peggy's New Years party when I was about 8! A cork is attached to a string with a tack with the other end attached to a safety pin. It is pinned onto the player's bottom whilst they try and use it to put ot a tea light candle on the floor! A lot of laughs!!

 Despite the dramas it was a great night!!! Happy 2014!