Mama & me | party polka dots

cocomamastyle - mama and me - party polka dots

If you follow me on Instagram you can’t have missed all the 4th birthday party photos (spam!) I’ve been sharing over the past week or so.  My eldest daughter and this blog’s namesake,  turned 4 this week and we celebrated with a big party.  I’m not one for character clothing but Coco Lily does have a Minnie Mouse ears headband which she loves and when I asked what kind of party she would like, she asked for said mouse theme.

I’ve already featured polka dots as a key print for the season so I took this aspect of the Minnie look and ran with it!  It seemed to take over my life for a few weeks and I’ve already said ‘never again!’, but it was worth it and it seemed like everyone had fun.

Cocomamastyle party outfits

I thought I’d share mine and both my daughter’s themed outfits for the party – to show fancy dress doesn’t have to mean shiny polyester and mesh (though a shocking pink sleeping beauty costume was requested – and bought- as a birthday present!).

And yes, I really did wear heels this high and white jeans to a kids’ party – and survived!

mama and me - party polka dots MAMA

Mama: Large spot top, Mango | White distressed relaxed skinny jeans, Next | Red cut out sandals, Office

mama and me - party polka dots MINI

Mini 1: Polka dot jersey dress, H&M | Canvas pumps, Mothercare
Mini 2: Polka dot dress, Matalan | Pink patent t bar shoes, Next (Coco Lily wore striped pumps with bows from Primark – not available to buy online)

And if you’re planning a birthday party, here are some behind the scenes pics of the preparation and the party itself.

cocomamastyle party activiy decorate minnie mickey mouse earsDecorate your own mouse ears activity: Ears hand made with black card and thin black headbands, eBay | Pens, stickers, feathers, Wilkinsonscocomamastyle party bagsParty bags: Neon paper bag, Asda | Pen & notebook, 99p store | White spot stickers (on bags and note books), Wilkinsons | Chocolate lolly, hand made.  cocomamastyle party cakesCheats cake: two Sainsbury’s ‘Decorate your own’ cakes, re-iced and stacked one on top of the other, with home-iced plain (bought) cupcakes

Cocomamastyle Party top tier cakeTop tier: pink icing layered over existing white icing and white spots and Minnie Mouse added.Cocomamastyle Party tier 1cakeBottom tier: Pink spots added to existing cake

cocomamastyle party chocolate lolly prepPreparing chocolate star lollies: Star mold, Wilkinsons Cocomamastyle Party minnie mouse buntingMinnie Mouse head bunting: cut out paper shapes and sewn together  Cocomamastyle Party Pom pomsCrepe paper pom poms   cocomamastyle prty chocolate lolliesHomemade chocolate lollies in cake pop cellophane bags with thank you tags cocomamastyle partyMini look

cocomamastyle party activity decorate biscuitsBiscuit decorating activity  cocomamastyle party | bagsFilling the party bags   cocomamastyle party | coco lilyThe birthday girl

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