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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Child development, My Family, NOM | 0 comments

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Our GUMI pottery party

Our GUMI pottery party

We had the pleasure if being invited to the first #GUMIpotteryparty last week in support of Growing Up Milk info (GUMI) website.


The website highlights good nutrition habits for young children and contains a vast bank of tips, recipes and support for parents in helping children develop positive relationships with healthy food and drink. Parents have access to advice from nutrition experts as well as information about key developmental stages as their child grows. It helps to provide an awareness for ways in which to provide young children with good nutritional meals and drinks to help support every stage of their development.

NOM and I made the journey to the lovely Minikin Emporium located in Sale (Cheshire) which is a fantastic venue for all things pottery related. We were amazed at the different arrays of pottery items on show to decorate, and NOM got excited when she noticed a pot elephant on a shelf across the room (she has a slight obsession with elephants – just like her daddy when he was was her age!). We were welcomed by the lovely Katy and Laurence from Frank PR, and made our way to a table.

The attentive staff at Minikin Emporium came around with refreshments and oversized T Shirts for the kiddies to protect their clothes. Claire from the Minikin staff introduced the activity we were to be doing and explained how the children can request other colours of paint from a butterfly paint chart on the wall. We shared a table with the friendly Vai from Rambling Through Parenthood and her lovely son, but NOM decided she was going to be shy (she’s usually far from it) and ended up sitting on my knee. Each child was then given a blank mug and NOM began using the painting equipment provided to free paint her design on the mug.

NOM enjoyed exploring the different colours provided and happily covered her mug with her own design using the vast array of different paintbrushes (which she felt the need to use and wash at every opportunity!).  It was lovely to watch all the children engage in decorating their mugs making it a lovely family fun activity. There were some fab mugs made at the end of the activity which I’m sure will be treasured by all the parents that went (as I know I will treasure NOM’s).

gumi party collage

No party would be complete without some party food! NOM loved her little picnic (especially the sausages which I’m sure she ate half the quantity of!) and the chocolate cake and nibbles went down a treat – even with the adults too!

gumi party food

Before we knew it, it was time to go home. NOM and I thanked the lovely Claire and Katy for organising and delivering such a lovely event and we received some lovely goodies to continue with some craft activities at home. I’m sure everyone had a wonderful time, just like NOM and I did.

We would like to thank for putting on the event for us both to attend as well as Minikin Emporium for hosting it. 

*Please note, that we were invited to attend this event by, but all my comments and views are my own*

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