I started blogging in 2013. My children were then one and four years of age. At that point JJ had had a couple of birthday parties but I’d never really put a huge amount of thought, time and effort into making them the picture perfect events which I began to see more and more of on the blogs of apparently domestic goddesses all over the blogosphere.
In 2014 I pulled out the big guns. In an effort to streamline everything I picked themes for both boys. EJ had a circus theme, JJ had a more traditionally ubiquitous pirate party. I sourced loads of relevant bits and bobs and even handmade various stuff like a lion ball toss: