It’s a publishing phenomenon and a story that has become a book shelf classic for children right across the globe. And now we’re delighted to share the news that the book we’re talking about, ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, has been adapted for a new collection of party ware, available to buy now from Neviti stockists. There can’t be many parents unfamiliar with the story of ‘Guess How Much I Love You’, a simple tale of a father explaining to his little son that he loves him ‘to the moon and back’. Big Nut Brown Hare and Little Nut Brown Hare have become stars of children’s literature, brought to life on the page by illustrator Anita Jeram, so we’re hugely excited that her gorgeous creations are now gracing our new range which is perfect for your little one’s christening, first birthday or your baby shower.
You’ll find everything you need for your special celebration, including paper tableware and adorable cake decorations, all featuring the beautiful, water-colour style illustrations that have captivated legions of readers across the world.
When it comes to ideas for dressing your party venue at your baby shower or special event, choose from pretty balloons and charming bunting which create a cohesive scheme to co-ordinate with your table. Also included in the collection is exquisite stationery, including invitations and thank you notes, as well as the must-have party bags – even if you’re holding a christening and your younger guests are too small for sweet treats, it’s a nice idea to give your guests a little something to take home with them. Add a slice of christening cake and perhaps a little snap of your little one, stuck onto some card or popped into a card frame. Write your thank you notes in advance so you have one less thing to think about after your party and include one in your bags.
For little ones celebrating their landmark first birthday, the ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ range has some great ideas. They’ll have no doubt already been introduced to the story in book form and be familiar with the adorable Nut Brown Hare characters. First birthdays shouldn’t be an extravagant affair – too much fuss and excitement can be overwhelming for babies and toddlers, so keep things simple with just a handful of guests in attendance and some easy food to nibble on. Entertainment needn’t be anything more than an open toy box for your small guests to delve into. Keep an area of your party room clear for crawling, exploring and playing, and leave out a few blankets or play mats and a selection of age appropriate toys. It’s the only year you’ll be able to get away with something as low key as this, so make the most of it!
Even very young kids will enjoy the sense of occasion that comes with the arrival of the birthday cake – they’ll love seeing the candles glowing in the dark and all that colourful icing and decorations. That said, it’s not really necessary to splash out on an expensive cake for a first birthday. You could make a simple ‘1’ cake – take a look online for instructions on shaping your sponge (it’s not too complicated to do, don’t worry!) Alternatively, home-made cupcakes can look lovely when encased in pretty cases, iced in a variety of pretty colours and topped with silver balls, hundreds and thousands or sweeties. Finish off with a cute hare-shaped cake pick to make your display look extra special. Arrange on a tiered cake stand and add that all-important number 1 candle to the top of your display.
No Christening of first birthday is complete without a glass of fizz for the grown ups – it’s a nice gesture to raise a glass to the new addition to your family! Give your fizz a unique touch with the addition of the Nut Brown Hare glass decorations and a sprinkling of edible gold stars – suppliers such as Lakeland sell these, which are great for adding some real sparkle to your celebration.
If you’d like to add an interactive element to your party why not offer your guests a ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ scratch card and offer a small prize for the lucky person who gets three matching pictures.