Wrapping it up for the cooler months with these cute items from Debenhams Kids, J Crew, Bardot Jnr and Next Direct. Keeping the Tweens chic! J by Jasper Conran Striped Fluted Sleeve Top $25 -$30… More
Throw a party, Denim Overalls are back. Versatile and comfy and so super stylish your Tween will want to wear them to bed. Teamed with long tees, knits and of course a simple T’shirt they will be sure to see your gorgeous Tween all the way through to next summer.
Renée and Prue xx
1. J. Crew Denim Overall $136.35
2. J Crew Flutter-Sleeve Top $69.00
3. Converse Junior Low Top $90 – $130
4. Seed Tassel Flap Purse $39.95
Prue turns 12 next week and suggested we do a party post. With so many themes to chose from, far too many for one post, we decided to focus on a Glamping Camping Party first, otherwise known as a GCParty. It’s all about glamour, fun and friendship and anyone can pull it off with a bit of imagination.
So lets start planning this stupendous GCParty.
The Dream Catcher
The guests have arrived and the fun begins. So first things first the Dream Catchers have to be made to ensure a night full of beautiful dreams.
Grab the deck chairs, cushions, bean bags, rugs or whatever you can lay your hands on to watch movies on your tweens very own outdoor movie screen. Just the idea of watching movies outside makes us want to throw a party.
The Popcorn Bar
Movies = popcorn and what would be more perfect than setting up a popcorn bar with bowls full of m&m’s, marshmallows, mini kit kats, gummy bears, popping candy, caramel, a sprinkling of salt and whatever else they might crave in all things sweet. We can assure you it will be a hit.
The movies are over and it’s almost time for bed. Almost, but not quite because who can go to sleep at a GCParty without a warm cup of hot chocolate?
We found the most basic hot chocolate recipe which is simply delicious.
All you will need are
- 9 cups of milk
- 450g chopped dark or milk chocolate
- 12 marshmallows
Okay, I’m, (Renee, taking over from here on) going to admit here that even though I am trained in interior design there is no way I could manage to make one of these tents. There would be way too much swearing and pulling of hair but we do have DIY tent instructions here for all you fabulous people who, I’ll admit, I’m not so quietly jealous of.
However, if you’re like me SleepoversRus have tents for hire. Or, in reality, what I would probably end up doing is stringing a few sheets through the trees, along with loads of fairy lights and pray it doesn’t rain.
As much as we love to think our darling girls will wake up cheery after a goods night sleep we really do have to ask ourselves who are we kidding. So, I have learnt through trial and error, that the best thing to do is make a load of pancakes and leave them to fend for themselves.
But as it’s a GCParty obviously more effort needs to be made. “Or does it?” I hear you ask. Well, if it was a simple slumber party then perhaps not but as this is the mother of all slumber parties then it has to be SPECTACULAR.
Okay, so we’ve already done the popcorn bar so I’ll make it easy for you. Just swap everything for a pancake bar. Too easy. Fill jars with maple syrup, blue berries, strawberries, whipped cream, nutella and can you believe this, I know a kid who pastes vegemite on her pancakes! So a tiny vegemite jar as well.
The Goodie Box
Sadly, the party has come to an end. But you can’t send the girls home empty handed. Oh no that would not do, they must have a goodie bag full of wonderful, special keepsakes such as Metallic tattoos, a Princess Crown Eyes eye mask, bars of Cute Icecream soap and Chupa Chup lib balm.
As you wave bye bye quickly shut the door firmly behind you and pour yourself a glass of bubbly because, I have no doubt the party was a huge success. Bravo and a round of applause. Now to start planning next years glamorous, gala event. Perhaps you could suggest bowling ……..
We have more ideas on Pinterest and would love you to follow us there.
Renee and Prue xx
In Australia, as we say farewell to our glorious, hot summer, our friends across the globe are waiting in anticipation for it to arrive.
So we decided to give summer one last blast with a swimwear extravaganza. Too many cute styles to choose from and besides, who knows, those warm sunny days might just hang around for awhile longer.
Find more on our Pinterest page
Being a Tween means Sleepovers and Slumber Parties so we have found the perfect Pyjamas, Dressing Gowns and Slippers for every sleepover party.
Let’s start with the Pj’s
- Tea Collection Pj’s $54.58 (only to size 12)
- Marks & Spencer Night dress $24 – $28
- Marks & Spencer Pj’s $21-31
- Next Pj’s/Lounge set $21-$31
- Marks & Spencer Pj’s $15-26
- Snugglebum Pj’s $34.95 – $39.95 (on sale)
- Marks & Spencer Pj’s $21-$31 (on sale)
- Tucker +Tate Onesie $48.26
- Marks & Spencer 3 Pack $51-$55
- Next 2 Pack $41 – $48
- Marks & Spencer 3 Pack $51-$55
Next, the Dressing Gown
and last but not least the Slippers
1. Next Mule Slippers $44 – $48
2. Pavement Fluffy Slippers $8.48 (on sale)
3. Next Pom Pom Slippers $11.50-$13.50
And just in case you’re crazy enough for them all to stay at your house you’re definitely going to need these…..
Dotti ear muffs $12.95 (on sale woohoo)
- ZLYC ear muffs $15.99 (not on sale boohoo)
1. Lilly’s Secret Dress $54.96
2. MNG Beaded Collar Dress $34.95 (on sale)
3. MNG Ruffed Print Dress $44.95
4. MNG Pinafore $24.95 (on sale)
5. MNG Metallic Details Dress $16.45 (on sale)
6. Pavement Cara Dress $69.95
7. One Red Fly Wing Dress $59.50 (on sale)
8. Justice Vest & Swing Dress $23.09 (on sale)
9. Mango Floral Dress $41.50 (on sale)
10. Lilly’s Secret Heart Dress $59.95
11. Gap Print Dress $20.62 (0n sale)
1.Witchery Star Sandal $39.95 (on sale)
2. Stella McCartney High Top Trainers $125.00 (on sale)
Having trouble finding your Tween active wear? I know we did until we discovered Flo Active, Adidas, Cotton on Free, Nike, Roxy and of course Target. With varying price points there are pieces for every budget plus head over to our Pinterest page where we showcase many more designs your Tween will love.
10.Free by Cotton On Hoddie $10 (on sale)
11. Free by Cotton on Racer Back $17.46 (on sale)
12.Free by Cotton on Leggings $29.95 (on sale)