A Birthday Fun Day


How do you celebrate your little one’s special day?  I love the idea of making a wall full of balloons or decorating their bedroom whilst they are asleep, but as it takes so long to get our two to sleep and I have no intention of doing anything that may wake them, we went for an easy but impressive option.

Myweeteepee birthday

For Mr O’s 5th birthday we decided to set up our nautical Myweeteepee in the living room and fill it with balloons and presents for our birthday boy to find.

Myweeteepee birthday

He was definitely impressed when he came downstairs to find them all hiding in the teepee for him!

Myweeteepee birthday

He lots of fun ripping open his presents from us whilst his little brother spent the majority of time playing with the balloons, perhaps a big box of balloons for littlests 3rd birthday?!

birthday present

We had a lovely relaxing morning playing with new toys and balloons before my in-laws arrived for the day.  Which of course meant more present opening and blowing out the candles on his cake before we packed up a picnic to go to Inchmahome Priory on Lake of Menteith.

Inchmahome priory

It was a gorgeous day and we spent time eating a picnic within the old cloister area and then went for a walk around the island, climbing trees (and falling off!), playing in the water and staring at the beautiful view.

Inchmahome priory

Inchmahome Priory was founded by Augustinian Canons in 1238 and is now a Historic Scotland property, in the middle of Lake of Menteith (the only lake in Scotland).  To get there you need to turn the sign around and wait at the end of the pier for the boat to arrive and pick you up.  At the island there is a little shop where you pay for your tickets.

Inchmahome priory

Inchmahome priory

The priory was a refuge to Mary Queen of Scots for a few weeks in the 1500’s when she was 4 and King Robert the Bruce visited 3 times for political reasons in the 1300’s.

Inchmahome priory


Unfortunately there has been some recent damage to the property, so we couldn’t fully explore the ruins (and why we don’t have many photos!).


We had a great time and loved visiting Inchmahome, an easy island to visit, but definitely a place for adventures once you are there!

J x

* The Myweeteepee was provided as part of my ambassadorship role, however all opinions are my own.


  1. October 3, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Oh I really love the idea of filling the tent with balloons and presents, that’s perfect. Might have to steal that idea for my girls next year 😉

  2. October 5, 2016 / 10:31 am

    What a fun looking Birthday. The Inchmahome island looks interesting with even trees for the biggest of kids to climb! #Whatevertheweather

  3. October 5, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I love the idea of filling the teepee with the presents! What a lovely discovery for the morning! Those tree photos are fabulous too – I love the one you can climb into! #WhatevertheWeather

  4. October 5, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    What an amazing hollow tree and the perfect way to spend a birthday. I always have big plans for my children’s birthdays and well, it’s one of those best of intentions things…

  5. October 5, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    That Myweeteepee looks super impressive! I bet he loved seeing that in the morning! What a fantastic way to spend a birthday. Loved the photos of your little boy climbing trees too – just what kids should be doing. #whatevertheweather

  6. October 9, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I love the idea of putting balloons and all the presents in a teepee-we’ve got a kind of indoor tent thingy so I am definitely stealing this idea! Love your photos of your day out, looks like great fun playing and climbing that tree.

  7. October 10, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    What a fab idea hiding the presents in the teepee 🙂 it looks like a lovely birthday exploring outdoors, some fab vantage points you got there too in the pictures! #whatevertheweather

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