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We’re going to Nozstock Festival 2019

This Summer we’re heading off to a new (to us) Festival and we can’t wait! It’s something we love to do as a family every year since we got the festival bug and this year will be no different… just a new place to discover!

Nozstock festival

We’re off to Nozstock – The Hidden Valley! Set among the ’emerald fields and the lushest Herefordshire countryside’, Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family and their friends who were already hosting partied at their farmhouse very Summer so one year, they decided to make it more official and create an intimate festival that people can come to for escapism and to have the best time in a unique environment!

My children absolutely love spending a few days in the Summer going completely wild and feral, slapping on the glitter and donning all kinds of dressing up accessories! It’s the one time they can truly let their hair down! They love the live bands and dancing, joining in with various fun activities, staying up late, sleeping in a tent and eating outside! I mean… what’s not to love?

kids family festival

Nozstock offers something for everyone. If you want that hedonistic festival vibe, you’ll find it! It you’re looking to have family fun then the special designated family campsite and entertainment crew will ensure children of all ages are well catered for. ‘Little Wonderland’ is where little ones can be immersed in all things fun and magical!

I’m looking forward to a smaller festival this year. I like that Nozstock is family run and is held in the grounds of their home. It just makes it sound so much friendlier for some reason!

The line up sounds amazing too… Soul 2 Soul and Rudemental being among my top picks but there are is so much more!

We are very proud Ambassadors for Nozstock this year along with my fellow campmates who will make it even more amazing… Rocknrollerbaby, Modern Mummy, Mummy Matters and That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles! We’re going to have a blast I’m absolutely certain of it!

Nozstock festival 2019 ambassador

If you fancy coming along to Nozstock – there’s still time to grab some tickets! It’s on from Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2019. Prices are £135 for an adult weekend ticket which is an absolute bargain in my opinion and kids under 12 are free!

Please see Nozstock.com for more info and to buy tickets!

A 5-Step Guide to Planning A Baby Shower

If you, or one of your best friends, are soon to be a new mother, it is expected that there will be a baby shower. This event gives family and friends an opportunity to celebrate the coming of the baby and to some, meet the new arrival. Planning such a joyous event needn’t be stressful.

expecting parents. Mum with baby bump

With that in mind, here are a few tips to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch.

Compile a Baby Gift List – This will ensure that the new mum gets a variation of essential items that she will need. This could be included in the invitation, which will ensure that every guest has the list, and the new mother will have everything she needs to take care of the baby.

The Invitations – Designing and printing baby shower invitations is made much easier by enlisting the help of an online provider. You simply choose the text that you want, select the paper and the design and they do the rest, sending you the required amount of invitations by post. You should allow at least 6 weeks notice to guests when planning a baby shower, which gives them adequate time to rearrange their schedule to fit with the chosen date.

Food & Drinks – You should consult with the mum to be and see what ideas she has. You could simply order a few pizzas and make a salad buffet. It really depends on how many people you are going to invite, and a buffet is much preferable to a sit-down meal. As you know the guests, you will have a good idea about their drink preferences, and make sure that you have a range of drinks that includes non-alcoholic beverages, as not everyone drinks. If you are lacking inspiration over the menu, there are some great buffet ideas for a baby shower, which might help you prepare a varied menu.

baby shower food table

The Venue – It might be that you plan to hold the event at the new mother’s home, or a good friend offers to host the party. Whatever you choose, there needs to be ample parking facilities for the guests. You could have the party outside, if it is summer, and you can combine the garden with the home, to give the guests a choice. If you have enough of a budget, you could hire a hall or a private room in a resort or hotel, but most people use a home, which is more convenient.

Plan a Surprise for the New Mum – It is never a good idea to spring a surprise baby shower on the new mum, as she really does need to prepare herself, but you can include a little surprise within the party, which she would definitely appreciate. This could come in the form of her favourite cocktail, or all of her friends could get together and perform a song and dance routine.

As the event planner, you should draw up a list of things to do, along with a deadline for each item, and with attractive invitations from an online provider, the party will be one to be remembered for all the right reasons.

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