Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Crap Hat Parade

Well it's the time every mother dreads (other than world book day). The day our creative skills are completely on show for everyone to see! The awful and time consuming 'Easter Crap Hat Parade'. Or more often called the 'Easter Bonnet Parade'. Shudder.

Last year I did it whilst owning a tiny baby and I'll be honest it nearly tipped me over the edge. I tried to be a bit creative and use my initiative. This was a big mistake. It essentially meant when I went to watch the parade all the bits fell off the girls hat. I even went armed with superglue which is not the best thing to be carrying with a baby and a 2 year old. This year? I hit poundland hard. Spent £5, which included the glue, and decided to tackle it using only these things.


And you know what? I really enjoyed it this year. I took the pressure off myself. And thought about what it really means. It's just a hat. And as long as the girl likes it? Then that's enough for me! It had all the things she loved on it pink and purple, bunnies, butterflies and flowers. We started it off together. And then I finished it off whilst she was having her bath (with her Dad obv, she's not taking baths alone). I watched some vlogs whilst doing it and had a nice cup of tea. 


So here it is! Ta daaaaaa! The girls Easter Crap Hat! And believe you me. When I dropped the girl off this morning I also handed over a big bag of bunnies. In case these buggers fall off too! 

PS since the original posting of this I, sorry I mean the girl, won the Crap Hat Parade!!! Against a Spider Man and Monkey hat. And won a really religious Lion King book. Boom! 




    
           




28 comments:

  1. Gabriel had one yesterday and I accidently (on purpose) forgot about it so well done. He hates hats anyways so I did the boy a favour. You can make mine next year haha

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    1. Sorry no can do. Can only manage one crap hat a year I'm afraid! xxx

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  2. Love the way she's working it! It's not even a crap hat! So pleased these have never been obligatory at our kids' school. They're optional, so my mum did make one for my daughter a couple of years back.

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    1. The girl is going to a Catholic pre school next year. I can imagine they are going to be big on the bloody things! xxx

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  3. Love her hat and she works it well :)

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  4. That is brilliant! You did so well in Poundland to get all that stuff and what a great result. It's a great hat - love the photos especially that last one! We have this joy to come I'm sure when POD goes to school. We've been let off quite lightly at nursery although she should have won the snowman competition! Glad you enjoyed it in the end, thank you for sharing #whatsthestory

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    1. I haven't even seen the snowman but I believe she should have won it too! You were robbed! ;) xxx

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  5. So pretty! I know where to get these supplies! I love her face in the pictures> so cute!

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    1. She's a proper little diva that one xxx

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  6. Oh thats adorable! How creative!

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  7. Aww I love it, she looks awesome and she is rocking that bonnet, no wonder she won! Check you out crafty mama!! :) Thanks so much for linking with #creativechallenge xx

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    1. Crafty Mama?....mmmmm if putting poundland tat on a hat makes me crafty then I guess I am! xxx

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  8. Ha ha, well done you crafty lady! She looks well cute in it. I also won the parade - I mean, my eldest did. Embarrassingly, I jumped up in the middle of assembly and punched the air!x

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    1. Course you did! Thank god I wasn't allowed in said crap hat parade I would have screamed with joy #cool xxx

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  9. Oh my good god congratulations!!!!!! Is this the best day of your life?!
    Love the bunnies ;)

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    1. 'Twas better than my actual wedding. Fact xxx

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  10. Such sweet photos - so pleased my kids are too old to be included in their school's Easter Bonnet competition, and yes I hate World Book Day too lol

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    1. Any fancy dress makes me squirm with pressure. Thank The Lord that's it now for a few months! xxx

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  11. This is AWESOME. Buster won best CROWN for jubilee at nursery. We made an effort as I hadn't bothered for the Easter Parade a couple of months previous - when they mentioned hats I thought 'hang on - working mums with kids in nursery, they won't have time for this shit'. And Buster was only kid without a hat. So when the call for Jubilee crowns came, we were ON IT. Ooosh. (When they told me he'd won they said it was because his was obviously made by a child where the rest had lots of help from mummy...er, yes, that's what happened, I couldn't possibly have created something so lame...)

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    1. We are winning Mummy's! We use our crap creative skills to ensure our children triumph in the world of preschool. We should seek our skills to other mothers who are too good! xxx

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  12. That's a fab hat! looks very effective and fun. She does look like she loves wearing it, well done!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Bless her anything that I make she loves! I suppose that's the job of being a Mummy xxx

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  13. Great post, glad to know we all fear projects like this. My friend whose daughter is 22 months was told to make one... She was considering taking a day off work so her little one could bunk nursery for the day! I've not had to do it yet.... But my time will come, thanks for the tips!

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    1. Ha ha ha! I doubt very much anyone's toddlers make them. I made the girl one when she was two. At the parade it was clear no kids helped their Moms! xxx

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  14. Oh gosh I love her camera smile! So cute!
    x x

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