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    Make Christmas special this year!

    There’s not been much time for elfing around here recently as my little elves have been super busy getting ready for the festive season! We all know Christmas may look a little different this year but it’s such an exciting time for children.  We need to make it special for the little ones, whatever’s going on in the world. With that in mind, I’ve put together some bright, colourful, and fun Christmas party boxes for little kids, and big kids, to enjoy. Whether it’s for the big day itself, a pre-Christmas party at home or to brighten up a rainy afternoon in December, my boxes will get the party started!…

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    Bonfire Night with a bang!

    I’ve always loved October and November because there’s so much to look forward to! Halloween, closely followed by Bonfire Night, and then it’s the Countdown to Christmas! But once again, we find ourselves wondering how we’ll be able to celebrate another of our fabulous traditions this year. It’s so important we don’t let these events pass without celebration as they are such fun for children, and us big kids too! And let’s face it, we all need something to look forward to right now! With most of us back in lockdown shortly, a celebration at home with those in our household is the way to go. But how can we…

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    Time to scream, it’s Halloween!

    It’s hard to believe that Halloween is fast approaching but, it is, and in true 2020 style it looks like it’s going to look a little different this year. But, that certainly doesn’t mean Halloween is cancelled – far from it, in fact! While the normal trick or treating and Halloween parties may not be possible, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year so, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate all day at home giving both you and the children something fun to look forward to! Here are my tops tips for celebrating Halloween at home this year. Structure your celebration It doesn’t matter if things don’t run exactly to…

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    Our guide to theming your party!

    During lockdown I rediscovered many of my favourite comedies and when I starting re-watching the first series of Motherland and saw the episode where Julia is inviting the other parents and children to her daughter Ivy’s birthday party and Anne asks her “what’s the theme?”, it made me chuckle. The look of terror on Julia’s face says it all as she realises the party is going to involve a lot more time and effort than she had planned to put in and a lot of judgement from the other parents! But I’m here to reassure you that firstly, party planning these days can be done by ordering from a few…

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    At home party activities for little ones!

    You’ve chosen your party theme, the invites have been sent, the tableware and decor purchased, and you now turn your attention to what happens when everyone is at the party. Activities for parties taking place at home can be challenging, especially in these strange times we find ourselves living through. Wouldn’t it be great if you could order everything you needed to provide a fun activity and have it delivered to your door, just like you can with our tableware party box? Let us introduce you to a company that recently caught our eye, who is providing exactly that. Littlehandskeptbusy started as a blog with lots of fun, simple, educational,…

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    How to create a Hey Duggee party!

    Hey Duggee is incredibly popular with children and adults alike, so we’re not surprised how often we get asked if we sell Hey Duggee themed tableware. Unfortunately, no such licensed items seem to exist, and there’s not a huge choice of licensed, themed party decor either, so we’ve decided to put together our top tips to help you create your Hey Duggee themed party! Where to StartWe’ve mentioned the Hey Duggee website in our posts before, and it really is a great place to start. It’s packed with tips and inspiration to help you plan a Hey Duggee party at home. We’ve picked some of our favourite ideas from the…

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    Create an Instagram worthy party table without spending a fortune!

    Here at Party Box by Design, we love a traditional home birthday party and believe that fun, above everything else, should be at the centre of every children’s party. What’s more fun than creating a fabulous themed birthday surprise for your child, with love, and without spending a fortune. Mrs. B, otherwise known as Becky (Mum of three), does just that at least three times a year. From a penguin theme for her daughter, Imogen, to a tractor party for son William, and Harry Potter for eldest daughter Lydia, Mrs. B has shown she can turn her hand to any theme, but it’s her recent Toy Story themed party for…

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    Summer Ready!

    It’s been the sunniest spring since records began, so we’re keeping everything crossed for endless days of summer sun too! Many of us have been enjoying alfresco dining for the last few weeks, using the garden as an extension to our homes, so why not schedule time for a relaxed BBQ buffet where the table will look effortlessly cool, and colourful, and clearing up will be a doddle! Our beautiful disposable summer party sets are perfect for that very occasion and many more; a small socially distanced garden get together, a birthday celebration or a large garden party, when lockdown rules allow, to name but a few. Whether you’re set…

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    Post-Lockdown Birthday Parties

    OK, so we know lockdown isn’t over yet, but we like to plan for the future! If your child’s birthday falls from July onwards, you’re probably already wondering how you can celebrate! And of course, there will be many of you who’ve postponed parties and want to reschedule. With social distancing looking like it’s here to stay for a good while yet, it’s fair to assume that all social gatherings, including children’s parties, will be a little different to how they were before and will take even more thought and planning. Just one week before lockdown was announced, we held a party for my 7-year-old nephew. It was a close…

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    Lockdown Birthday Parties!

    Could the traditional birthday party be making a comeback? As lockdown continues, more and more children’s parties are taking place at home in a much simpler way and we think that’s a good thing. Trends come and go but some things are just too good to ever go out of fashion; pass the parcel, musical statues, cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, and jelly and ice cream to name but a few! If you’re unsure where to start or just want to be sure you have all bases covered, check out our top lockdown birthday party tips! Party Theme and DecorationsHere at Party Box by Design we love a theme, it’s what…

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