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Happy by Pharrell, the book and the party

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Happy by Pharrell Williams

We all know the Pharrell tune Happy, and singing ‘like a room without a roof’ can’t fail to raise a smile for most. It’s an infectious song which kids love, and now the singer has launched a book all about it.

Using the lyrics to Happy, the book is full of gorgeous, joyous photos of children dressing up, playing, having fun and just, well, being happy!

To help celebrate the book launch we were asked to have a little happy party of our own. Just a bit of a chance to have some fun together and do some silly stuff just for the hell of it. Sam and Flo couldn’t believe it when a parcel arrived which I said they could open, and it was full of giant bubble wrap, silly sunglasses, hats and party blowers.

Happy partyWhile we had a bit of downtime over half term, we decided to have a party lunch and play some games just the three of us.

It certainly put a smile on our faces. The kids – ok and me – loved jumping on the bubble wrap, giggling at the popping sound it made. The dressing up part was just Sam’s kind of thing, he has always been into fancy dress and even has a mini clothes rail dedicated to his costumes. Give him a police hat and some shades and he is always happy!

We put on the song, danced around and used the book to sing along with Pharrell. Then we had some lunch, wearing our silly sunnies, and indulged in some indoor sparkler action. A little bit of a practice run before Bonfire Night, and it certainly made us all laugh.

Thank you so much to Penguin for providing the ingredients for our happy party!

x Julia

Star glasses

Bubble wrap dancing

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Slippers on bubble wrap

Flo with sparkler

Happy by Pharrell

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    Katie
    November 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Can we come over and repeat this please? (With or without kids) xx

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    Mini Travellers
    November 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Can’t believe I didn’t know about this book! It’s ace!!!
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    Maria Noell
    November 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Argh… Noah would be mad about this book! It is definitely going on his xmas list. He is still obsessed with the song and this is right up his street xxx
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    judi
    November 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Sounds such good fun!!!!

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    November 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    What a fun sounding book, great fun #MarvMondays
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    November 19, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, I didn’t know it had been made in to a book. The boys love that song. You really can’t help but dance to it.
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    Emily
    November 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Julia, what a fab thing to be sent and be asked to do. It looks like you and the kids had lots of fun, job well done ;-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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