Well wasn't the long Bank Holiday a treat!! A shame about the weather, although Monday was, at least, dry! And even the sun came out in the afternoon for the local village Jubillee celebrations!
Mia came home on Sunday evening, I was SO happy to see her, and she was very pleased with the dress!! She tried it on right away, and luckily for me, Teddy had been a great model, as it fitted her perfectly. All it needed was a few tucks in the skirt to "bunch" it up a little and the train hemmed, and we were then ready for the party!!
The Jubillee event took place in the local village where my husband grew up, and was well attended by over 250 people! We were extremely lucky with the weather, and it got better and better as the afternoon progressed.
Mia tried the dress on one last time before we left, although she didn't wear it in the car - she would never have got in! Here she is, minus my long blue satin vintage evening gloves, which she put on once we'd arrived;
A local farmer hosted the celebrations in one of his fields, and the trestle-tables were assembled in a barn, complete with bunting and of course the Union Jack;
The Vicar opened the event with a few words and Mia was thrilled when he asked her, along with the winner of the "best crown" competition (a second-cousin to my husband) to stand alongside him as he made his speech;
Next was the fancy dress competition..Mia waited as the winner was announced, just look at the face!;
And was very pleased indeed to win first prize of £5.00!
We then went back to the car for a quick outfit change! The dress was great, but certainly not the most suitable attire for the huge trampoline and bouncy castle!(can you imagine!) Though in keeping with the Jubillee theme, the next dress was still patriotic!;
Mia spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the attractions;
There was a raffle, treasure hunt, and "name the bear", hubby's gran had knitted the outfit for the huge teddy prize, whose name turned out to be "Frederick"!
And a vintage farm machinery display;
Baby Boy enjoyed himself too - all dressed up in his red, white and blue!;
At 5pm it was time to assemble in the barn for the Jubillee tea-party - it was a huge spread! We devoured the delicious assortment of sandwiches, sausage rolls and cupcakes whilst enjoying music from the 50's;
Someone had even made a lovely cake;
After tea, the children were presented with their commemorative mugs;
And lucky old Mia, as usual, (this isn't the first time!) won a prize in the raffle, an extremely large bar of chocolate!
The celebrations ended with a game of football in the field - this took my lovely husband straight back to his childhood! He and Mia thoroughly enjoyed it whilst Baby Boy and I watched;
Finally, at 9pm, we took a very tired but happy Baby Boy and Mia home to bed, we had all had a lovely time, what wonderful memories we will have of the Diamond Jubillee! Hopefully a day that Mia will remember for the rest of her life!