Toddler stocking gift and box craft

11th 12 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly


This is a super easy toddler stocking filler and also gives your toddler a fun but calm craft to do later in the day or on boxing day.

You need:

  • A little box or bag
  • A selection of box decorating crafts such as crayons, stickers and gems. Don’t be tempted to use felt tips or glitter as there is enough to do on Christmas day without a mega craft tidy up as well.
  • A empty box – the bigger the better!

I didn’t buy anything new for this. I used a little suitcase we already had and raided the craft draws to fill it with colouring pencils, stickers, gems and colourful pipe cleaners.

Most of us will have one or two boxes after all the gifts have been unwrapped and a little bit of time sat on the floor turning one of them in to a house, den, rocket, tank or elf workshop might be the quite time you all need.

If you only have small boxes then turn them in to houses or beds for thier toys. Neive loves putting all the toys to bed at the moment.


Ellie x




Easy Woodland Wands

23rd 11 2017. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly


I’m all about making little magical moments every day. My job involves creating big magical moments for children that take weeks, something months of planning but I do believe in filling everyday with little bits of magic as well.

I don’t have tons of time, show me a parent who does. So, my daily magic needs to be easy, fast and fun.

These woodland wands coved all the above.

On our last family walk stuffed a few bits of pre-cut wool in my pocket before we stumbled out of the door over each other. While Neive was busy investing myself and Mark were on the lookout for tickle stick bits. Neive is too little for fairy wands, elf sticks or wizard wands, but tickle sticks are just up her street. She is also too little to make them, but older children will love the search for sticks and ends as much as the play so get them on the lookout.

We got collected four little sticks and some good tickle items such as leaves, pine needles and other little branches and while wandering around tied them to the ends of the sticks.

Then when it looked like Nevie was starting to wonder off a bit we showed them to her and started a nice game of tickle me.

What magic will your kids come up with.




Party games for children 7 years +

8th 11 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  When children turn 7 they tend to move away from the classic party games such as pass the parcel, duck duck goose and musical bumps and at Buttons we have a great collection of games that older children love. Below are a few of the top games     Mummy Wrap  A Halloween classic […]

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Top Party Games for ages 3-6 years

26th 10 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  At this age the classics are the very best! If you have a theme to the party then you will be sure to find tons of themed party games you could also incude but i say unless you are used to dealing with groups of children then dont add in to many ‘diffrent’ games […]

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Baby play – Egg carton & Nature

7th 08 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  Neive has LOVED all the time outside over the last few weeks (lets hope for more sun though) and has been very keen to touch all the plants and flowers. I made up a little nature egg box for her to discover the other day and it was a hit, the egg box just […]

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Summer Sand Bucket List

28th 07 2017. Posted in Family Life by elliekelly

  When I was a kid the 8 weeks I had off for summer seemed like an eternity. Now I can’t even seen to fit in a picnic before the summers out. Not this year! I am making a list of all the family things I would like us to do, and of course that […]

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Party Gatecrashers – Siblings

15th 07 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  Being a parent is bloody hard work, I did know this before I became one but now I reallllly know it. So I am very mindful not to judge parents or any parenting. But, this I just can’t get my head around. I’m going to try not to have to big a rant. Siblings […]

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Bocketts Farm – family day out

14th 07 2017. Posted in Family Life by elliekelly

  As well as Neive’s party we did want to have a quite family day with her to celebrate, at the last minute we decided on Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead. We thought something with close up animal opportunities would be better than the Zoo at her age and none of us were quite up for […]

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Eric Carle 1st Birthday

10th 07 2017. Posted in Buttons Parties, Family Life by elliekelly

  That was the fastest year EVER!   I know it’s a cliché and everyone tells you how quickly they grow up but I really couldn’t comprehend just how fast time was going to go, or how fast Neive was going to grow up. She is walking around and it seems so normal that it’s […]

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Baby sensory play with ice

19th 06 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  This is the perfect baby sensory play on days as hot as these! It’s sooo hot!! I do love the sun and the heat but i would rather be on holiday when it’s this hot, by a pool with a cold drink. Running around after a baby and hosting kid’s parties in 30+ heat […]

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Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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