Hello! I’m Natalie.
Mother, wife, daughter, sister, actress, singer, organiser in chief!
I’m all of the above but never 100 per cent perfect at any of my jobs, however I try my best and keep my fingers crossed that I’m ‘doing alright’.
I have an eight month old little boy called Freddie who is quite simply amazing, although raising him definitely has its challenges for my husband (James) and I… and I know we’re not alone. Quite a few of our friends have small children and now our dinner table talk has become that of teething remedies, sleep deprivation and the varying hidden delights of our little ones nappies. Such is life, ha ha!
And we are about to welcome another bundle of joy into our midst as one of my (six!) best friends, Donna, is expecting a little girl in July. We are all very excited – perhaps she could be a little girlfriend for Freddie…mmmm perhaps I’m getting a little carried away (another thing, I’m such a daydreamer).
As I said earlier I’m a bit of an organiser and so I’m thrilled to be hosting my friends baby shower. We have decided to opt for an Arabian Princess, tea party theme which sounds a bit mixed up but will hopefully combine my friends love of Dubai and Betty’s tea rooms (you can take the girl out of Yorkshire… )
So I’m planning on cake stands filled with cupcakes, Turkish delights and mini macaroons and lots of pretty flowers, lanterns, cushions, and mint tea.
I’m finding it much easier to source things now as baby showers have become so much more popular. I had a safari-themed one just before I had Freddie last year and it was amazing.
We’ve got some great games to play too such as “Guess the size of the bump”, “Who knows mummy best” and one of my favourites “Who this little one?” I like this one as its a great game to get people talking and reminiscing about their own childhood. It basically involves each guest bringing along a picture of themselves as a child and depositing it into a secret box, the host then numbers each picture and places them around the venue, the guests then have to guess which picture belongs to which person….I loved seeing the ones of my grandma and mum! There’s some brilliant websites out there if you need inspiration , I personally like www.showermybaby.co.uk. It’s full of fantastic ideas to suit all budgets.
We are throwing the baby shower in May so hopefully we’ll have an improvement in the weather and be catapulted from the depths of icy despair into the beginnings of a baking hot summer! Stay posted for piccies!
Well I’ve talked enough for now… I assure you I’ll have something else to say in a matter of minutes but I’ll try and save that for next time.