Holy smokes its Batman Day! To hep us celebrate we were kindly sent the amazing DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman from Golden Bear Toys. Both Oscar & Archie love Batman and it was nice for Archie to have his very own one as most of our Batman toys are Oscar’s.
Our DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman saved the day. The morning he arrived Archie trapped his little fingers in the front door and was very upset. Literally ten minutes later the delivery man arrived with his Batman which distracted Archie straight away. Batman really saved the day!
The DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman is a great toy and would make the perfect Christmas or birthday present. It is suitable for children from 10 months old so is the perfect toy for all ages. You can move Batman’s arms and legs around to get him into the perfect stance, ready for action. He makes cool punching noises when his fists hit anything which Archie got really excited about.
If you press his chest he says all of his signature Batman phrases and his eyes light up as he speaks. The DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman has an RRP of £24.99 and Archie has been carrying him everywhere with him and lights his eyes up when he says in bed with him.
It’s a really great toy with lots of functions and its great for Archie as he is only two to have a Batman toy he can play with as well so he can join in and play with Oscar. He is also super soft to cuddle in bed and you can sponge clean him easily to keep him nice and clean. As Archie carries him around everywhere I have had to clean him up a few times and he looks as good as new.
Disclaimer: We were sent the DC Super Friends Interactive Power Punch Batman for the purpose of Batman Day and this review. However all opinions are honest and my own.
Gone of the days when children had supermarket brought character birthday cakes off the shelf for about £10. Having a birthday cake made seems to be the in thing to do when throwing a party. I am totally guilty of this and have an amazing lady who has made our cakes for us for the last four years. When I first had a cake made for Oscar I got a couple of quotes that shocked me, one came in at a whopping £120. A friend then gave me the number of Katie’s bakery and they made the identical cake I wanted for only £35! Since then I have had a Gruffalo, Dinosaur’s, Sully from Monsters Inc, my Nanny’s 90th birthday cake and toothless from how to train a dragon and Archie’s first birthday cake! Whatever photo I send her she makes a cake that looks even better.
I do think though that children’s birthday parties have evolved into a hugely expensive over the top event, gone of the days of a £10 cake and a little party bag with a few little bits in. I don’t personally do party bags every child gets a book wrapped up that I order in packs from The Book People. Some cakes I have seen at parties have been so extravagant and must have cost a fortune. On top of the cake, you have decorations, party bags and the party itself. The costs can really spiral out of control.
Oscar’s party is next month and we have booked an entertainer and hired a part of a golf club who will be cooking hot party food for all of the children. Oscar wants a Paw Patrol party so I have ordered my cake, ordered balloons and party accessories and a Paw Patrol book and toy for each child instead of a party bag. I always order little personalised ‘thank you for coming to Oscar’s party’ stickers off ebay and they do them in all different themes for only £2 for 30 stickers, I then stick these onto the wrapped books. Before even spending money on Oscar’s birthday presents his birthday party has cost a fortune!
The first proper birthday party Oscar had with all of his friends was his third birthday and looking back now I didn’t need to do one for him that young and will be taking this on board with Archie and save the money. On Oscar’s first birthday we had a huge family party at my Nanny’s with everything from personalised printed posters to pinatas so for Archie’s first birthday considering it was only four days after Christmas we decided to go low key and hired a small room in our local pub and just had grandparents, aunties, uncles and the four of us. This saved a lot of money! I am quietly looking forward to when Oscar is a bit older and you don’t have to throw a massive party and can just invite a few of his close friends bowling or to the cinema. Although by then Archie will be having birthday parties!
I would love to know if you like me order lovely cakes for your little ones and if you have please share your photos with me on Twitter or Instagram, I would love to see them!
This year we just couldn’t decide on what to do for Oscar’s third birthday party. We wanted something that catered for ages 1-10 and then we came across www.bouncy-castle/partiesatbreakspere/
We booked the venue and when it came around to party day all we had to do was turn up with the food which you have a room to have the party food and cake in afterwards. They supply a supervisor and for a small fee (£16) you can have another member of staff to watch the trampoline.
It is so reasonably priced and for your money you get a trampoline, an Urban 2 lane bungee run, a inflated Urban skate park with slide and a high rural mega slide multi play inflatable. There is also a soft play room for the really little ones.
Also for an extra £10 they can supply teas, coffees and hot chocolate for the adults.
You can have up to 30 children for only £175 for an hour and fifteen minutes play time and forty five minutes food time.
I organise my own food and party bags but they do offer a service to do this all for you.
All the children had a fab time and I couldn’t recommend abbots parties higher!! The staff were lovely and friendly and it was a great stress free afternoon.
You can contact them on 01923 270980 or email email@example.com
They also offer garden hire of their inflatables.