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Birthday plannings

Birthday plannings

Birthday plannings

There are many big milestones in your baby’s life, and their first birthday is the one you need to celebrate. Many parents “don’t see the point” or think that because their child won’t remember it, there’s no point going over the top, and I can totally see that, but you may have others that want to mark your child’s first birthday, like the grandparents. So, throwing a party is usually the way to please everyone. What’s the best way to make it a nice celebration without causing you too much stress?

Firstly, location matters. If you have lots of children attending that are of different ages, you may want to rent out a church hall or small venue because that will cut down on the amount of stress (and mess) of potential damage. If you can’t afford to host it in a hall, then you may want to think about doing it outdoors in the garden. In having it outside, you can minimize the indoor damage, and all the mess is contained to one place. Keeping children entertained outside can be more of a challenge. You can purchase outdoor play equipment as a good distraction. Keeping all the children entertained is the priority during a birthday party, and make sure you’ve got plenty of toys lying around. A ball pool is always a very successful choice for babies’ parties.

Food choices can give you a headache, so in the invite, you can make a request for parents to make some dietary choices for their children ahead of time, for example, if they’re lactose intolerant. But most parents will bring food and water for their babies anyway. Finger foods are the best choice for children and parents, because the food may end up on the floor. Of course, providing a varied supply of meat and vegetarian foods for those that don’t eat certain foodstuffs is a wise choice.

The running time of a children’s party is, thankfully, much shorter than most. But you know the best time of day to have it, as your baby will have certain sleeping patterns. Although you can’t be certain of other babies, it’s best to have the party run for about 2 or 2 and a half hours. That way, every parent has the option to duck out if their baby is getting cranky and they’ve still been able to spend a little bit of time with your child on their special day. But to optimize the amount of people, the most ideal time is between 2 and 5 in the afternoon. After 5 pm, the evening routines need to begin, so you don’t want to disrupt anyone’s babies, least of all, your own!  

It’s always nice to have a little gift bag for all the visitors but keep it simple, maybe a slice of cake or a medium-sized toy. It’s a special day for your baby, and it’s worth making the most of this milestone, if only for the lovely pictures you’ll have of the day, so you’ll be reminded that you made the most of it.  

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Crystal Celebrations

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15th Wedding Anniversary

We recently celebrated our crystal wedding anniversary, myself and Ian had already said to the boy’s that we didn’t want a big party as we had just came home from a family holiday instead. The kid’s kept on asking why we wasn’t celebrating with a big party and having crystal celebrations, we then sat the boy’s down and explained to them that with us both working there just wasn’t any time to cater for a party.

In the end the kid’s won and we ended up having crystal celebrations, whilst I was at work Ian was busy doing the gardening and the kid’s tidied the house, the food was being catered for by The Platter Company, we spoke with the platter company on the phone and arranged a convenient time for delivery which Ian took delivery of while I was busy working, all I had to do was arrive home relax, enjoy myself and celebrate, it was lovely and totally stress free…..Perfect!

Delivery To Suit You

The Platter Company deliver at a time to suit you, at your chosen location within the Hertfordshire and Essex areas. The food is delivered lovely presented and ready to eat. There is a lovely selection of food to choose from to cater for all occasions.

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There Really Is No Occasion Too Small!

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For our party we had a mixture of sandwiches, this platter consisted of:

    • Bacon lettuce and tomatoes (BLT)
    • Cheese and onion
    • Chicken and sweetcorn
  • Smoked salmon

The sandwiches had just the right amount of filling in them, the bread was lovely and soft we found there to be a lovely choice of sandwiches.

To go with these lovely filled sandwiches is a selection of pastries.

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The traditional british feast:

    • Mini sausages roll
    • Mini Quiche
    • Beef pasties
  • Cocktail sausages

The selection of pastries was great, it had a great selection of party favourites within the platter.

And to finish we had a lovely dessert platter.

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The Dessert Platter Consisted Of:

  • Lovely decorated cupcakes
  • shortbread teddy
  • A huge cookie
  • Toffee rice crispy cake
  • Brownie
  • Carrot cake
  • Mini millionaires

Now this was a platter that didn’t last five minutes, the selection was just right, it certainly had all of our favourites on it.

These platters were enjoyed very much by all, the platters was perfect, the last-minute party turned out lovely and was totally stress free.

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The Platter Company provided a high quality reliable service, all platters came ready to serve. The platters were delivered in a refrigerated van, arrived in plastic lidded trays which are 100% recyclable. We just took the lid off and left the food on the serving trays. The whole process was stress free and all looked and tasted perfect!

Disclaimer: we was sent these lovely platters in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.