This week we won the MAD blog award 2014 for best family fun, we were over the moon to be chosen to obtain the title & received our award at a red carpeted ceremony in London.
The ceremony was adult only & we wanted to show some recognition to the kids for our win so we embarked on our own prestigious award ceremony for them, after all we would not have won a ‘family fun’ category without them!
We had originally planned to throw the table into the back of the car to find an outdoor spot with a beautiful backdrop with a stop off at Toby carvery for a takeaway roast but had to go with plan B due to a poorly toddler who just wanted time on the sofa….so, our gala event took place in the garden complete with a red carpet and blow out dinner which I nipped out to Toby carvery to fetch. (A child’s portion is £4 but enough to feed 4 children!)
The kids scrubbed up and there were lots of winners!
Here’s how we got on…
And laid the table by throwing sheets over the table and chairs.
I made some award envelopes and award pebbles to be handed out with a golden chocolate coin..
once the red carpet was laid the girls practiced walking it..
I used an old champagne bottle which I filled with squash..
we added the finishing touches to the table with some chocolates for pudding.
and I nipped out to buy our food.
With food dished up we feasted before the announcements started..
and with a good luck toast the announcements began..
MOST WILLING TO GET UP AT A STRANGE HOUR.
MOST CREATIVE INPUT.
MUCKIEST PUP AWARD.
The first winner was Elis..
there were also awards for Noah who received his when he woke up from his afternoon nap 🙂
We couldn’t of won our MAD blog award without the kids, we were all winners….TOGETHER!!
Lyneal Jenkins says
Congrats on winning. It’s fab you did an award ceremony for the kids. I bet they had great fun 🙂
Coombe Mill says
Huge congratulations on your win. I love the follow up party for your little stars.
Thank you Fiona, it was a lovely night, never been to anything like it before so am a little overwhelmed. X
samantha rickelton says
Ah this looks like a fab idea – congratulations on your win xx
Thank you xx
Congratulations! You deserve it. Your blog is fantastic – full of ideas and inspiration to show that having family fun doesn’t have to cost a fortune and can be done anywhere, at any time of the year.
Thank you x