Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Britmums Carnival

Welcome to the Brit mums carnival on Tuesday 29th May 2012 - it's my first one!
The other weekend I was Godmother to my niece Alice at her Christening, I've celebrated my daughter, Maegan's Christening and last weekend I was fairy Godmother again to my niece Millie at her Christening! - yup that was 3 Christenings in a row...and who said Christening your babies wasn't the "done thing" anymore!

Which is why I decided to set the theme as Chrsitenings, Celebrations and Cake! - and also because my carnival falls just before jubilee weekend!

Helen at Actually Mummy talks about the edible book festival and her two amazing cake entries which I would love to have tasted - and introduced me to something new - edible silver shimmer spray - my new best friend! Shame I didn't know about the festival, I could have entered the hungry caterpillar cake I made for my little boy's first birthday!

Maggy at Red Ted Art shares a yummy recipe for heart shaped red velvet whoopie pies which I've added to my "must try" cake list! I love how involved her little one gets in creating these!

also on the subject of recipes - how delish do Ali's chocolate and walnut brownies look, and easy to make! - I might have a go for my jubilee celebration tea party!

CJ over at a mummy's view has used her pinterest inspirations to compile a great post full of "flying the flag" themed jubilee celebration collections for kids, women, men, party supplies and fancy dress! http://amummysview.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/1320/

Nadine at Juggle Mum celebrates being a BIB Video finalist with an interesting photo to have created on a school run! Congrats and good luck xx

Louise at run faster mummy shares with us the Queen's visit to Bromley on her Jubilee Celebration Tour!

Maggy at life at the zoo shares an awesomely easy "death by chocolate" cake recipe! http://lifeatthezoo.com/2012/05/easy-chocolate-cake/

Denise at pilates and health looks at why babies cry a lot and reveals the remedy - hint* it's surprisingly not cake related!! http://pilatesandhealth.com/pilates_and_health/Blog/Entries/2012/5/23_Why_do_some_babies_CRY...a_lot.html

Marianne shares her recipe for jubilee celebration biscuits with photos of the most beautiful little girls all decorating their biscuits!

I'm absolutely loving mamacook's celebration patriotic pavlova - I haven't made meringue in years! - I think I'd go all out twee though and do a flag pattern!

And Liz has shared her blooming marvellous photos of the flower displays she spotted in Sloane street in celebration of Chelsea flower show.

Elaine's science party tea was full of bottle rockets, slime, soap monsters, honeycomb, volcanoes, balloon hovercrafts, ice-cream in a bag, pop fountains and awesome cake complete with an indoor firework!

Ms expat shares her story and thoughts on having her little one christened and contemplating godparents for baby 2. Her little tiger had two cakes!!!

Are children's parties becoming a battle of the mums? Should we go back to 80's style parties where everyone isn't a winner? I think so!

Emma did an amazing starwars Lego themed party for her little boy - great ideas - love the chocolate Lego bricks!
I am both a starwars and Lego fan - fancy making some lightsaber cupcakes!

Emma finds her water wings by joining a water aerobics class where she's the youngest by at least 20 years and *possibly gets filmed by a weird granny perv!

The next carnival after mine is at http://www.themumblog.com on the 12th June don't forget to check the Schedule to find out where future Britmums carnivals are being held!

Thank you to everyone for taking part!
If you have a post you'd like to add, please email or tweet the link to me - @beachpebble


  1. Fab carnival Emma - lots of lovely posts to read :)

  2. Hi Emma, so sorry I missed this yesterday but have tweeted and posted on Brit Mums blog hope this brings lots of traffic your way ;)
    I shall flick through this later tonight ;)

  3. sorry im late commenting! this will give me hours of reading through fab posts and the chance to get some great ideas im sure.
    Great carnival Emma.
    Congrats x

  4. Thanks so much for putting this together! Some really fun posts here

  5. A celebration cake with a firework in it? Only in Italy...

  6. Thank you for including my post :-) Off to read the others now


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Emma x