Children’s Birthday Party Giveaway

I think planning your child’s first birthday party is a bit of a rite of passage – whether you choose to have a party for their very first birthday or wait until their older, it’s a bit of a milestone. I absolutely loved planning Pickle’s first baby bash – we don’t have a great deal of space at home so we chose to do two parties! One on the Saturday for our immediate family, and one on Sunday for his baby friends. I’d describe myself as fairly ‘mumsy’, so I was quite excited to host a party at home, blow up balloons, bake a cake and serve up some nibbles. It’s one of those ‘Mum’ moments that I’ve been looking forward to. And it didn’t disappoint. All the mad-rush tidying (even though the house still looked a tip!) was totally worth it.

If you’ve got an upcoming birthday to plan for, I may have just the thing to help! I’m delighted to be running a party themed giveaway. I’ve teamed up with some lovely party and children’s companies to help celebrate Pickle’s birthday with some great prizes on offer.

The Essential One

Every birthday boy or girl needs a special party outfit! We’ve been dressing Pickle in The Essential One clothes since he was a newborn, so it was with great pride that I dressed him in his very smart outfit they very kindly sent him for his birthday. It wasn’t until I sat back after dressing him and took a good look at him that it really sunk in that he was now a one year old. I surprised myself by not getting overly emotional over the weekend, but seeing him in this outfit definitely induced a little tear or two! And I swear it wasn’t planned, but LPD wore a pretty much exactly matching shirt and seeing these two together playing on the farm was beautiful. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of seeing boys wearing braces!

Pickle in his Essential One Party Outfit

Close Up of The Essential One Shirt

The Essential One are kindly offering a choice of a boy’s or girl’s outfit (you can choose which of the two outfits you’d like and in what size – available in 0-6 years).

The Essential One Birthday Giveaway Outfit Choices

How adorable are both of these options?! Especially perfect for summer birthdays. And if you’ve never bought The Essential One clothing before, you’ll be really impressed with the quality, and it washes brilliantly.

Party Bags and Supplies

I’m not sure if it’s right to say that Pickle is a big Monsters Inc fan or if I should rather say that I’m the fan! But regardless, watching Monsters Inc or Monsters University is a fairly regular occurrence in our house. It was a no brainer for me to choose the Monsters University themed party goodies from Party Bags and Supplies for his little baby birthday bash. We received a bundle of paper plates, plastic cups, a tablecloth and filled party bags. I’d never really come across FILLED party bags before, but what a brilliant idea? The party bags are aimed at children a little older than Pickle, but one Dad in particular was very excited to see the contents! And I added a little something extra age appropriate for Pickle’s baby-friends, monster related of course.

Monsters Inc Partywear from Party Bags and Supplies

Without the starting point of these tablewear bits, I’m not sure I’d have even thought of doing a themed birthday party but it was fun to organise! I didn’t do themed food (unlike the amazing baby birthday party we went to in April which was Very Hungry Caterpillar themed!), but I did enjoy putting these two big soft toys on display.

Monsters Inc Paper Plate

Party Bags and Supplies have wonderfully offered my prize winner a whopping £30 to spend with them in their online shop. You’ll be spoiled for choice with so many bits and pieces to choose from to suit all party themes! You could spend your credit on tablewear, balloons, decorations, party bags, cake decorations… Their website is a real treasure trove.


With two parties in two days, I just about managed to bake a cake for one but there’s no way I’d have been able to bake a cake for both! Firstly, I’m just not that great a baker and secondly, I was so knackered after party one that I didn’t have the energy for another round of cleaning up (I’m a VERY messy baker!). Thankfully, bakerdays came to the rescue and sent Pickle a lovely little birthday cake – perfectly sized for children – in the post.

Letterbox Cake from BakerDays

Cake in the post? I know what you’re thinking, how does it survive the hustle and bustle of our mail system? But bakerdays have mastered cake delivery and the cake arrived perfectly, wonderfully secure in a beautiful tin encased in a letterbox sized cardboard box.

Pickle's BakerDays Cake

Your very own bakerdays Letterbox cake will be making it’s way to you as well if you’re the lucky giveaway winner. You can choose from a vast array of designs on their website, and personalise the design too! We went for a lemon cake and it was delicious – it had this lovely curd on the bottom of the cake which helped offset all the icing. I’m not a massive icing fan but if you do like icing – this is the cake for you!

Yummy BakerDays Cake

Chalkboards by Hand

Now this is a very special prize indeed. My friend Sam is the very clever woman behind this lovely business, handcrafting the most gorgeous of chalkboards – perfect to use as party decor, especially as it serves as a wonderful lifelong reminder of exactly what your child was up to on their birthday. Her range of designs is amazing, and each one is unique – no two orders will ever be the same.

Chalkboards By Hand

Sam will design and create one of her A3 boards for you, customised to the theme you’d like and what kind of details you’d like to include. She’ll talk you through the process and stay in contact with you to ensure it’s exactly what you like. Do check out her work on either Facebook or Instagram and be sure to enter the prize draw if you like what you see as her order book is currently closed so this is the only way to get yourself one of her beautiful creations.

Sweet E’s Party Shop

I’ve been a huge fan of Sweet E’s Party Shop since we received our lovely pom pom garland (which hangs gorgeously around his framed portrait of Clarence), and I was thrilled when Debbyanne sent Pickle a special painted wooden number for his birthday – I thought my request for a Monsters Inc themed number might be a step too far, but it didn’t phase her at all and how GORGEOUS is the result?! A Sullivan coloured number with a Mike Wazowski ribbon – perfect.

Wooden Number from Sweet Es Party Shop

Sweet E’s Party Shop have kindly offered to paint a personalised wooden number of the winner’s choice as part of my birthday party giveaway. Have a look on Facebook and Instagram to see what kinds of designs she’s done previously to give you some ideas of what you might like for your little one!

Get a Little More Vitamin Drinks

We all know that birthdays are a good (or should that be bad?) excuse to eat your body weight in unhealthy food: sweets, cake, ice cream… they’re all so wonderfully tasty but I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t been worried about what Pickle has eaten this weekend. Even if you’re planning to treat your tot to a few extra bits of food or treats they might not usually have over their birthday week, that doesn’t mean they should go without vitamins. Get More Vitamins have just introduced a new range of fruit water drinks enriched with vitamins aimed at little ones: A Little More Vitamin drinks.


They are offering a supply of the full range to my winner – perfect to serve at a party to make sure the children are getting at least some good stuff inside them!

Live to Sparkle Wine

And finally, something for the adults! Because let’s be honest, it’s not only hard work putting together a party, but a whole year of parenting is worth celebrating. Live for Wines have a really special range of wines, including a range inspired by vintage sweets which I had a taste off at the Blog On conference in Manchester last month. Wine that tastes like pineapple cubes or strawberry bonbons?! YES PLEASE.

Live to Sparkle Wine from Live to Wine

You could use this prize of a bottle of pink fizz as a toast during your party, or keep it to yourself for a post-party treat! However you choose to drink it, the bubbles will definitely get you in the celebratory mood.

The Prize:

So in summary, this amazing prize bundle includes:

  • A children’s party outfit for 0-6 year olds from The Essential One
  • £30 credit to spend at Party Bags and Supplies online shop
  • Letterbox Cake from bakerdays
  • A3 personalised chalkboard from Chalkboard by Hand
  • Wooden decorated number from Sweet E’s Party Shop
  • The range of A Little More Vitamin drinks
  • A bottle of Live to Sparkle wine

So, good luck! The giveaway will be running until 11.59pm on Sunday 18th June 2017, and there are plenty of ways to enter below, including a daily bonus entry to help improve your chances. Please read the full terms and conditions as invalid entries won’t be considered. UK entrants only.
Children’s Birthday Party Prize Bundle


  1. Aly
    June 5, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Oh my gosh this prize looks INSANE! How much would emily love a Frozen designed cake? “Let it goooo” “let it gooo!!” And Pickle could have a party bag of course! Wow wow wow

    • June 5, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Ahhh! YES! That’d be amazing – Party Bags and Supplies have a really good Frozen range of stuff too. I shall keep my fingers crossed for you! <3 Emily would just burst with excitement!
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  2. Harline parkin
    June 5, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    My grandson jack he would love a superman party

  3. Susan Smith
    June 5, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    We will be planning a birthday party for my 5year old Granddaughter, and she loves anything to do with Princesses

  4. kate kathurima
    June 5, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    my sons 4th birthday im thinking paw patrol or blaze

  5. hazel haskayne
    June 5, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    my grandson will be 5 at the end of uly. I think his theme would be paw patrol.

  6. laura stewart
    June 5, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    my daughters she wants unicorns

  7. Gemma Jarman
    June 5, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    What a fab giveaway. The A3 chalkboards are amazing. We are celebrating our NCT babies first birthdays with a BBQ all together so these prices would be fantastic x

    • June 7, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      I know, the chalkboards are just BEAUTIFUL aren’t they? Ahh we wanted to do a big joint NCT party but we struggled to find somewhere big enough to host (there’s quite a few of us!). Such a lovely milestone to celebrate! Good luck with the giveaway.

  8. Hali Kinson
    June 6, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Fantastic would love to win this!

  9. Rebecca Nisbet
    June 6, 2017 / 10:12 am

    my daughters birthday is coming up, she has a thing for lol surprise dolls, smurfs and trolls.

    June 6, 2017 / 11:44 am

    My granddaughters !st birthday, she’d love a Teletubbies themed party

  11. Emma Louise Elliott
    June 6, 2017 / 11:55 am

    My daughters 2nd birthday and anything to do with In the night garden xxx

  12. Lindsey Stuart
    June 6, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Aww wow this is such a super fun giveaway! I am celebrating my daughters 2nd birthday on the 5th of August! I know she would absolutely love the teletubbies party range so so cute.

  13. Rebecca Cusick
    June 6, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    It’s my little boy’s birthday in September and I’m sure he’d like a superhero themed party or even a dinosaur themed one!

  14. Karen Barrett
    June 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    In the night garden for my grand-daughters birthday

  15. Tracey Peach
    June 6, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Mum’s Birthday think we will go on a flowers theme 🙂 x

  16. Tee Simpson
    June 6, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    My daughter. She loves the Minions

  17. Solange
    June 7, 2017 / 3:32 am

    I’m next planning a birthday party for my son. I think he would like a superhero theme.

  18. Stevie
    June 7, 2017 / 11:12 am

    My niece, she is 7 on 22nd July. I think she would like some Shopkins goodies.

  19. Tracy Nixon
    June 7, 2017 / 11:44 am

    My youngest daughter’s birthday is next month and she would love a princess party!

  20. Angela Treadway
    June 7, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    my 6 year old and he would like a dinosaur themed party x

  21. June 7, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    This is an amazing prize! My eldest is after a Lego party… I love those blackboards too.

  22. June 7, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    It’s great to see a bit more of a different party theme – I haven’t watched Monsters Inc with my daughter yet, I’d forgotten all about it! I know what we’re watching this Saturday…!

  23. June 7, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    We have a 1st birthday coming up in around 8 weeks and I’m not prepared at all 🙁 winning this bundle woukd be perfect.

  24. Phillipa Hunt
    June 7, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I’m planning my daughter’s third birthday party. First real one as it’s her friends coming not just family. Keeping it simple at home with bouncy castle and home made food and cake and garden games.

    It’s at the end of July – this competition would be perfect for the party!

  25. Martina Pichova
    June 7, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    My daughter will be three in September – I expect she would love a princess party.

  26. Ali Fanstone
    June 8, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Hope I can enter for my grandchildren, I have seven and feel very lucky to be a part of their lives

  27. Hannah Scudder
    June 8, 2017 / 9:47 am

    My son turns 4 in September and would love a star wars or power rangers theme.

  28. Hazel Christopher
    June 8, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    My little boys birthday at the beginning of August and I’d love a Minecraft theme.

  29. jodie beaumont
    June 8, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    My daughter’s birthday who would love minnie or princesses!

  30. Sarah Ann
    June 8, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    My nephew and I think he would love a pirate theme!

  31. Kelly Hirst
    June 8, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I’m planning my daughters 13th and she would love a sparkly girly theme

  32. emma walters
    June 9, 2017 / 6:23 am

    perfect for my daughter & son who have birthdays in the same week :O they both love dinosaurs 🙂

  33. Suzanne Jackson
    June 9, 2017 / 9:25 am

    My son’s – we’re still thinking on it.

  34. Alison Johnson
    June 9, 2017 / 11:34 am

    My Granddaughter & she would love a Hello Kitty themed party.

  35. Rachel Butterworth
    June 9, 2017 / 11:39 am

    My nieces first birthday party. I like the Lively Ladybugs theme.

  36. Jen Schofield
    June 9, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    My cousins having one soon and she loves Princesses

  37. Laura Whittle
    June 9, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    My daughter Chloe turns 5 soon. A unicorn theme would be lovely x

  38. Charlotte Harrison
    June 9, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    My little boy will be celebrating his 3rd birthday this year and he is dinosaur obsessed!! He could daub triceraptops and velociraptor before he could say mummy *rollseyes* so dinosaur themed!!!!

  39. Angela Boucher
    June 9, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    My son’s birthday is coming up next, I think he would like a Pokemon theme.

  40. Christina Palmer
    June 9, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    My Grandson Christian and he loves anything Super Hero so probably Spiderman

  41. Lynn Heath
    June 10, 2017 / 6:39 am

    My youngest is four soon and would love a paw patrol party!

  42. Stacey Leigh
    June 10, 2017 / 8:39 am

    It’s my Daughter Sofia’s first Birthday in September and we are torn between Peppa Pig and Sofia the First as they seem to be her favourite 🙂 I’m quite excited to plan a girly party as i’m only used to boys partys 🙂 This is an amazing giveaway! Good luck everyone xx

  43. Natalie Baskerville
    June 10, 2017 / 9:45 am

    My daughter who is turning 3 in October. I think that she would like a paw patrol theme.

  44. Anthony Harrington
    June 10, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    our little Grandson – think he would pick the Jungle Animals

  45. katrina walsh
    June 11, 2017 / 12:09 am

    Our next party is for my niece and at the moment its all about my little pony

  46. melissa crowe
    June 11, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    For my son paw patrol or minions , for his 4th birthday,

  47. Victoria Prince
    June 11, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    The next party I am planning is with my friend for her son on the 16th July! He would love a Pokemon themed party

  48. Vicky Lewis
    June 12, 2017 / 12:52 am

    I want to throw a pool party to celebrate my little munchkin being able to swim and run wild again. She’s had 3 operations at Great Ormond Street in as many weeks and even after she’s home she’ll be in bandages for 2 months. It would be lovely to throw a party with all her little friends and their families to celebrate her being well again.

  49. Ruth Harwood
    June 12, 2017 / 9:25 am

    My little one turns 3 very soon! this would be perfect xx

  50. Jo Carroll
    June 12, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I know my little fella and his friends would enjoy a ‘Good Dinosaur’ party for his 4th birthday. x

  51. tanya clarke
    June 12, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    my daughter is 7 soon and her brother is 9, 5 days after. They love minions

  52. sheri Darby
    June 12, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    My son would love a dinosaur party

  53. Tracey F
    June 12, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    What an absolutely fabulous giveaway! I’m planning a party for my son, he is going to be having a joint party with his best friend. They are having a superheroes theme at the end of July. Every day my little boy asks me if it is his birthday yet!

  54. Danni Cresswell
    June 12, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    My sons 5th birthday is next month we are planning a superhero theamed party x

  55. Katie Skeoch
    June 13, 2017 / 12:10 am

    My youngest has his birthday next, he’d love a circus theme!

  56. Tracy Hanley
    June 13, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Its my granddaughters birthday next , she would love a princess or paw patrol birthday theme

  57. Maria Blythin
    June 13, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    my daughters birthday and the theme will be unicorns x

  58. kRIS
    June 14, 2017 / 10:31 am

    my sons birthday and he loves paw patrol

  59. Sian Buckingham
    June 14, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    My little girls birthday is next! She loves all things Paw Patrol, so that theme would be a hit! =)

  60. Anthea Holloway
    June 14, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    My granddaughter has a birthday in September and I think she would like a circus theme or a dancing theme.

    June 14, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Grandsons next month, I know he likes Scooby Doo

    June 15, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    My friends daughter is having her birthday in July and the theme is Mickey mouse so i’m helping my friend plan her party.

  63. Louise King
    June 15, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    My Daughter’s 3rd Birthday in August is the next one i will be planning. Everytime I ask her what she would like to do she says “play away” which is a local soft play centre. As for the theme that changes daily. Some themes are The Gruffalo, Minnieand Peppa Pig. The best one is an egg suprise theme. She loves watching egg suprise videos on you tube. Also she wants the Ingham family to visit. A family she also watches on you tube haha. She makes me laugh so loud every day. I may have a mash up of all themes …. just dont think i can get the Ingham family to do a private appearance.

  64. Katy Malkin
    June 15, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    We are planning our daughter;s 2nd brthday for August. It’s going to be princesses

  65. Ursula Hunt
    June 16, 2017 / 9:19 am

    My daughter’s 6th party which will be based on unicorns and princesses

  66. Samantha Atherton
    June 16, 2017 / 9:55 am

    I’m currently planning my little girls 6th birthday party next month, She wants a girl superhero theme.

  67. sam macaree
    June 16, 2017 / 10:00 am

    we’re doing a 9th bday party for a my gran who is turning 90 😀

  68. Jo W
    June 16, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Next birthday will be for my youngest sons 1st birthday. Would love to have a underwater theme or dinosaur theme.

  69. June 16, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    My daugters first birthday i’d love the pink and gold first birthday range

  70. Sarah Parker
    June 16, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    my daughter – I thinks she would like animal themed party

  71. claire griffiths
    June 16, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    my sons birthday and he wants anything superhero related

  72. ellie spider
    June 17, 2017 / 1:27 am

    H is 4 in august – I’m not sure what theme yet but she loves princesses and my little pony nd faeries so it will probably be one of those themes

  73. Beccy Rowley
    June 17, 2017 / 6:50 am

    My little girl’s 4th birthday, she would love a monster’s Inc themed party.

  74. Susan B
    June 17, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Our youngest and we still haven’t settled on the theme.

  75. Jeanette Leighton
    June 17, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    My baby Charlie is 11 months he loves the twirlywoos ATM so I’m saying that

  76. Paula cheadle
    June 17, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    the next birthday party theme is fancy dress, what ever they want to wear, even the adults have to dress up

  77. janine atkin
    June 17, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    my nephews birthday is next. we’re thinkng of having a dinosaur theme

  78. Laura Pritchard
    June 17, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Our next kid’s birthday is in March, my son’s 7th – and he’d love anything dinosaur themed!

  79. Diana
    June 17, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    My daughter. She would like Fairies and princesses 🙂

  80. Emma Middleton
    June 17, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    My niece is obsessed with dinosaurs, she is 5 in July and is having a dinosaur themed party. This would be amazing to help with the preparations

  81. Rich Tyler
    June 17, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    For my little boys birthday, sure he’d love pirates

  82. donna l jones
    June 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    my granddaughter ava blossom shopkins theme

  83. Lisa Wilkinson
    June 17, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    My little girl who would like a Paw Patrol party

  84. Nancy Bradford
    June 17, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up. She loves My Little Ponies and Littlest Pet Shop so would probably be something along that line.

  85. Gill Mitchell
    June 17, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    My daughter who is almost 5. She would love princesses or fairies.

  86. Petra Hora
    June 17, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Amazing prize! I am doing a party for my son’s 3rd birthday, the theme will be Thomas the tank

  87. Laura Kevlin
    June 17, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I’m currently planning a joint 3rd and 7th birthday party for my two daughters who were born 5 days apart in July! I think they would both love the Unicorn Party theme 🙂

  88. Hayley Colburn
    June 17, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Its our daughter’s 1st Birthday this month and she loves Maya the Bee so anything bee themed would be lovely for her

  89. Emma Fox
    June 18, 2017 / 9:10 am

    My next party will be for my sn and he would love anything with superheroes 🙂

  90. Vicky Robinson
    June 18, 2017 / 9:22 am

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she likes everything girly, pink and princessy so a princess theme would go down well.

  91. Allan Fullarton
    June 18, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Fantastic would love to win this!

  92. Kim Neville
    June 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

    My son would like the shark splash theme so would be perfect for him

  93. Edward Guerreiro
    June 18, 2017 / 11:20 am

    The next significant birthday party will be for my niece. I think she would love an animal/zoo themed party.

  94. Keri Jones
    June 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    The next party I will be organising will be for my son. I think he would love a dinosaur theme x

  95. EJ Dunn
    June 18, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    My friend’s little boy and it is monkey themed

  96. Lesley Bain
    June 18, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    My granddaughter Amelia who will turn 6 in September, and she would love a unicorn themed party 🙂 x

  97. Jayne Townson
    June 18, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    It’s my daughters birthday next and I’m planning a princess party, thanks.

  98. Kay Broomfield
    June 18, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    It’s my daughter’s 3rd birthday in a week so I’d absolutely love to win!

  99. Claudia Carroll
    June 18, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    It will be Reubens party next, he will be four and we will be doing a party at home with a circus theme, lots of games and fun!

  100. Jemima Chapman
    June 18, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I will be planning my little boys 1st birthday party soon! I think he’d like an “under the sea” theme as he loved the sea world center!

  101. sophie williams
    June 18, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    My son and youngest daughter have their 8th and 1st birthdays a couple of days apart in July, he’s been planning for ages but the theme keeps changing! Probably Lego or superheroes 🙂

  102. June 18, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    This is an incredible giveaway! My little boy is 5 on the 30th of July and this would be absolutely perfect for him!

  103. stephanie Campbell
    June 18, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    my sons birthday is coming up in august, this would be perfect for his birthday planning… hes abit of a disney nut like me

  104. Michelle Wild
    June 18, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Myself and I would like a Mad hatters Tea Party.

  105. Helen Hames
    June 18, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    My sons 4th birthday coming up soon he loves avengers! This would be fab as i always stress about his parties xx

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