Jewellery making party

On Saturday Ethan and Megsies bestie (its the same person, sometimes gets heated) had a little party in celebration of her turning 5. To be fair she has been Ethans pal since they were 1, but we were lucky that Megs too seemed to click with her and as Ethan and Megs get on wonderfully it just works and so usually anything she has they come as a pair and its lovely to see.
WP_20150815_12_13_25_Pro The party was held in a cute little local shop that sells lovely gifts/crafty bits (think Etsy) and runs craft classes too. To be honest I never even knew existed and had to ask for directions (awkward), but once we arrived I very much enjoyed the feel of the place and all it had to offer. The couple running it were so lovely and it made a great change to usual kids parties. As I wandered around the shop I spotted a few potential Christmas gifts and I was so excited about this new “little gem” that my friend (through her kids party) had introduced me to.

The theme was “Jewellery making” and when I received the invite I wondered how into it Ethan would be. I knew he wouldn’t think about the activity too much as it was for his BFF, but being an almost 5 year old boy he is leaning very much toward the messy, hunting bugs, riding scooters and bikes type of direction, and I never really considered “Jewellery Making” as his thing.  He was very excited to go and seemed most enthusiastic about it all and I laughed at how he chose to balance it out by buying her a Nerf gun as a gift!
WP_20150815_11_56_34_ProAs I watched him though he actually loved it and took to it really well (unlike Megs who spent most of the time dumping and mixing beads on the table) and I was amazed to see how still he sat for a good half hr making himself a necklace with a room full of girls, and which he later enjoyed wearing…its nice to his creative side.
jewellery makingAfter having fun doing that and creating some wonderful statement pieces, they all enjoyed a lovely vintage tea party complete with juice in little tea cups, tea pot shaped sandwiches and little macaroons and treats. It was adorable.
tea party WP_20150815_11_56_44_ProAs I already said the whole thing made a great change to the usual kids parties and it was such a peaceful, civilised atmosphere (shock). I loved to see the kids with their friends, having fun and embracing something that she wanted to do…true friendship right there. I loved to see them learning and enjoying a new craft that we otherwise might not naturally have gone for and best of all I am also really intrigued now by the adult craft sessions they run and may be tempted to start a new hobby after the summer…Watch this space!
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7 Comments

  1. August 19, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Oh what a lovely and slightly unusual party. Well done Ethan you truly are a friend in a million. Xx

  2. August 19, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Wow what a fantastic party idea! I love the sound of the afternoon tea too!! xx

  3. mummydaddyme
    August 19, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Ah that sounds like a gorgeous and lovely party. x

  4. August 19, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    What a great idea for a children’s party, I would quite like to do something like actually! Ethan sounds like such a good friend, it made me chuckle about the nerf gun. Just goes to show that gender stereotypes are stupid!
    Becky xx
    #Bestandworst

  5. August 19, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    This looks so lovely, the kids are clearly having the best time! So much better than the usual kids party. You’re lucky you have this place nearby. Becky x winingclothing

  6. August 20, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Oh what a fab idea! It does look very swish. Jewellery making and macaroons! It is funny Ethan preferred it to Megz but hey a new hobby! Lovely photos too. Be waiting to hear about your crafty adventures now. Thanks for linking up to #bestandworst and see you soon xx

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