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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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    Activity Centre Party – Our Top Tips!

    If your child is getting older, a birthday party at an activity centre is a great idea. These parties may seem hassle-free but there are usually several different options to choose from and if you’ve not made a booking like this before it’s worth reading our top tips! Invites As with any party, it’s best to avoid date clashes with other events. Chat to parents to check the date you’re planning is free before you make your booking. Most activity centres offer downloadable branded invites. These are a great idea as they include all the essential information regarding the activity. It’s also worth setting up a WhatsApp/Facebook group so you…

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    Home or Hall – Our Party Checklist!

    We know there’s lots to do in the run-up to and on the day of your child’s birthday party, including looking after very excited birthday boys or girls so we believe in keeping things simple.  If you’re holding your party at home or hiring a hall check out our party checklist below… Invites  To avoid date clashes chat with other parents to check the date you’re planning is free. Paper invites still work well but so do Whatsapp/Facebook groups and that way you can easily send updates in the run-up to the party.  Make sure you include all the party details, so people know if food is provided and what…

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