Mummy Diaries | A Week of Christmas Parties

Mum & Baby, Toddler, Group, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Ragdolly Annas, Cha Char Chimps,
Tuesday 11 December 2018
On Tuesdays, we go to a stay & play at Longueville Hall, Newton Longville. The Christmas party was the same price as we usually pay (£3 for the three of us), but we had to bring a wrapped and labelled gift to the value of £5, as Father Christmas was visiting. As usual, there was soft play and toys, a couple of crafts (we made reindeer food, but couldn’t sprinkle it outside as it contained glitter) and a snack; although the snack wasn’t as healthy as usual with festive gingerbread, mini fairy cakes and chocolates. But there was the addition of a bouncy castle (which Alfie loved, when it was empty and there weren’t bigger children bouncing too hard) and even a raffle. I had bought two strips of tickets for £5 and won a family photoshoot (note to self: book it in)!
Mum & Baby, Toddler, Group, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Ragdolly Annas, Cha Char Chimps,
Wednesday 12 December 2018
On Wednesdays, we go to Ragdolly Annas at Astral Park, Leighton Buzzard. Taryn runs the sessions and is so lovely – we’ve known her for over a year now and it’s been great getting to know her and watching Alfie develop. I help her run the sessions and offered my services for the Christmas party, which saw both groups (babies/non-movers and mixed age) come together for 90 minutes of music, props, dancing and fun. There was a craft table, where you could decorate your own bauble (Alfie has since attempted to eat his) and there was a table of snacks for the little’uns and mince pies for the grownups! Alfie has two friends at group: Austin and Harry and he had a lovely time with them both (even though they’re both a lot younger) and I enjoyed catching up with their mummies. 
Mum & Baby, Toddler, Group, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Ragdolly Annas, Cha Char Chimps
Friday 14 December 2018
On Fridays, we go to Cha Char Chimps on the estate – it used to be held in the community centre but we now have a brand new pavilion. We usually pay £4.80 for the hour, but the Christmas party was an additional £3. This included refreshments and cake for all, a special treat for the grownups (a hot chocolate and marshmallow cone) and a wrapped gift for the children, courtesy of the Christmas Elf (Ruth!). Instead of the usual bubble machine, there was foam snow, which Alfie loved. There were of course, Christmas-themed songs and props, as well as some usual favourites. The white chocolate and cranberry tiffin was amazing – and even better than the regular version (as if that was even possible). 

Alfie was getting over illness this week, so didn’t enjoy the groups as much as usual – he clung onto me during most of them and as you’ve probably seen from the photos, spent the time sucking his thumb. His outfit is an all-in-one from Gap. I have to say their Christmas range was on point!

Love, Lucy xx

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