Oscar turned 10 back in February. Every year since he was three he has had a big party with 20-30 friends but as he is getting older now he chose to do something smaller with a few friends. He toyed between Putt Shack, going to see a show at the theatre and go karting but finally asked if he could have a muddy boots sleepover instead. We had never had a sleepover here before for him and his friends and I wasn’t sure as I knew there would be little sleep involved!
We finally agreed and Oscar chose that he wanted a Fortnite themed party and birthday cake. I looked online for some ideas, Instagram and Pinterest were great for this! I found printables for water bottles and went on Amazon.com rather than .uk which had a much larger range of Fortnite party accessories and I had them shipped here. I managed to find a cardboard drop box and then added a giant yellow balloon to it, mini pinata llamas and squishy boogie bombs.
When Oscar decided he wanted a sleepover I contacted Dee at Muddy Boots Sleepovers who has a variety of different themed sleepover packages. They come and set up luxury teepees for each child and decorate too. You can purchase party bags from them and balloon clouds as well at an extra cost. For the four teepees with the Fortnite theme for one night was £198. Extra teepees are £44 each. Set up and the tidy up the next day was really quick and professional and we will using them again 100%!
Etsy was also great for picking up bits and pieces. I ordered each of the boys a Fortnite personalised water bottle and a bag for all their bits and pieces.
I got them each a Fortnite Llama cuddly toy from Smyths and Playstation pyjamas from Next.
One of my friends Cathy makes the most wonderful biscuits and made some lovely V-Bucks in individual bags for the boys, for their midnight feast. You can find her on instagram HERE.
Nonna Mariangela made Oscar an amazing Fortnite cake with hand crafted decorations on top. She is just amazing, if you send her a photo of a cake to make she will make it and make it better than the original! You can find her on instagram HERE.
When the boys arrived they loved the set up and we ordered Domino’s for them for dinner and then they got into their pyjamas to watch a film complete with pic ‘n’ mix and popcorn, played snooker and then chatted well into the early hours before crashing out. Everyone had a lovely time and Oscar was so pleased with his party. Needless to say I was shattered the following day as was a very moody Oscar but nothing an early night didn’t sort.
Last week Oscar was 8! I don’t know how it is possible, the years have just flown by, its so scary. We had such a fun jam packed week and I always love to make such a big deal out of the boys birthdays! After all they are only little for short amount of time.
Last Wednesday we kicked off his birthday with a surprise trip to the theatre to see the Lion King. he was so excited when we arrived outside as he has wanted to see it for ages. the show was absolutely amazing, the best I have ever been too. The costumes were out of this World. We were also really lucky to book amazing isle seats, five rows back from the stage. Our view was amazing.
Thursday morning Oscar ran into our room so excited for his birthday! We went downstairs for breakfast and so that he could open his presents and cards. This year he asked for a hover board with the go kart extension kit which is absolutely amazing and I love going on it too. He also got Minecraft Lego and some Nintendo Switch games.
After school we went to Prezzo for dinner as it’s Oscar’s favourite restaurant with my Brother and our friends.
On Saturday we had his party with his friends at Hollywood Bowl in Watford. We’ve never had a bowling party before and as it’s something both the boys love, so we thought it would be a good idea. I was actually quite surprised at how reasonably priced it is compared to some of the other parties we’ve had over the years. 23 children to bowl and eat it was about £260. He had great fun and he was so lucky to get so many lovely gifts.
We did tell Oscar last year that that was the last ‘big’ party he would have and we would take a few friends out and then do something special like go to the theatre but somehow he’s managed to wangle a party and the Lion King!
On Sunday afternoon we then had all the family over for tea and cake. We had a lovely Minecraft cake from Wenzels which tasted amazing! Oscar loved getting everyone on the hover board!
Oscar has had an amazing birthday! The countdown is on until mine now next week, where I will turn 30!
Today Oscar is 6! Where has the time gone?! This time six years ago I was laying in a hospital bed after a three day labour and then a emergency c-section in shock with how much I had instantly fallen in love with our little boy and we couldn’t wait to get him home. It only seems like yesterday!
Oscar has had a jam packed birthday weekend. On Saturday he had his birthday party with 29 of his friends and we had the amazing Captain Calamity who is just then most amazing children’s entertainer and kept the kids focused and amazed for almost two hours! For the first hour he performed Magic, Balloon Twisting, Interactive games, Action Dances, Scorcher The Dragon Puppet Show and so much more. We then sang Oscar ‘Happy Birthday’ and the children went through the tea time tunnel to lunch.
After lunch Captain Calamity did another half an hour of the party with the most amazing Bubble Performance, set to music, culminating in a giant bubble which Oscar was inside and Daddy even got inside too. Captain Calamity is worth every penny and I couldn’t recommend him any higher, he is fantastic. Oscar loves Paw Patrol, so I had a cake made and then in the personalised party bags each child had a Paw Patrol book and action figure.
Yesterday we went to Prezzo for a pre birthday lunch as it is Oscar’s favourite restaurant. We then had family over for a few hours in the afternoon for another birthday cake and he got to open some presents from family. He has been so good and saved all his presents from his party to open later on today after school. He was very lucky and got some amazing presents from his Nannys and Grandads, Aunties and Uncles. Oscar got a new Maxi micro scooter, lots of playmobil, books, clothes, chocolate and toy story toys.
So Oscar is now 6 and we are so proud of the gorgeous, sweet little man he has become. He is a very caring big brother to Archie and is so incredibly patient with him. This year he has thrown himself in to lots of sporting activities after school and now does Tae-Kwon-Do, Trampolining, Football and Swimming. He also recently joined Beavers which he absolutely loves and can’t wait to go on a camp in the Summer. Since his last birthday he has seemed to grow up so much. Some of the things he comes out with makes me double take sometimes and pause to think where has my baby gone? Last month for instance he asked me for a red colouring pen, I gave him one and he said “Um no Mummy, that is Magenta, I asked for Red.” He was deadly serious and all I wanted to do was giggle but just changed the pen over for him instead. He is fascinated by the World and animals and asks 100’s of questions… thank God for Google so I can check the answers I am not sure on!
We are so proud of our little man! Happy Birthday Oscar! xxxxx