Emergency Blanket – Sensory Baby Play

20th 04 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly


I got this top play tip from my NCT friend Kim and it has been one of Neive’s favorite baby play things since she was around 5 months old.

An Emergency blanket! They cost about £1.50 so a total bargain for hours of baby play fun. I got mine from Amazon in packs of two and they have lasted ages.

Baby sensory also use these so they are an actual thing 🙂

Just unfold it and put it on the floor. When she was little i put her on top of the blanket and she loved kicking her legs on it and then crushing it up in her hands as it makes a very satisfying crunch and crackle noise.

When she started rolling she would roll around and round in it to make a little space cave and now she pulls and pushes it around the room.

I didn’t ever leave Neive with this as she does like putting it in her mouth and she could also get quite rolled up in it.

My top tip, when your baby has really had a good play with it and it nice a cracked sit underneath it with them. Its like you’re under Harry Potter invisibility cloak!



First blog as a mummy

4th 02 2017. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly



So after a very long time away from blogging I’m back, and now I’m a mummy!!

I had Neive (Neive Isla Kelly, 8lb) on the 24th June and I can’t believe she is already 7 months old. How time has flown. I took a few months off work while the team looked after all the parties. I was back in time for December and it was totally non stop and pretty hard leaving Neive for such long days. It’s my favorite time of the year with Buttons though and we had a month of fab parties and events.

It’s been a bit of a juggle and although we are in a nice routine now there have been some days when I thought it all a bit much. There really is nothing that can prepare you is there?! Saying that some days really did feel like groundhog days with nights and day blending into one (pre baby I was quite anit routine in my day to day life) so it’s quite nice to have work as well as Neive to keep me busy and on my toes. It’s also quite nice to be getting some more sleep!

Thank you to all my lovely clients and facebook followers who sent messages when Neive was born.

I’m going to spam you with baby photos now, sorry 🙂



Ellie x



Buttons is 5 !!!

21st 06 2016. Posted in Making & Baking, Parties by elliekelly

      As I sit in the Buttons office on my last week before Maternity leave starts (eek) I cant quite believe that Buttons Children’s Parties is 5 years old this June! Time has flown by and I have achieved more than I thought possible when I decided to start my own children’s party […]

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Getting the nursery ready – time lapse

9th 06 2016. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  We have been working on the nursery on and off for weeks in between work and all the other job and with two weeks to go we are finally finished, i think. How can such a little person need so much stuff!    

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Cloud Mobile

17th 05 2016. Posted in Family & Life, Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Our task for the Make Films course I am taking was a ‘How To’ film so I made mine on the cloud mobile I was planning for the nursery.      

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Friendship & Bracelet Making Party

9th 05 2016. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  Our brief for this party was friendship, making bracelets and lots of colour. Amalia was turning 7 and with her 13 friends we created lovely beaded bracelets and played some fab team and party games. The main colours chosen for the table and venue decorations were purple, pink, yellow and green. As well as […]

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Memories to cherish – Make Films

8th 04 2016. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  I have recently started an on line film making course with Xanthe Berkeley and I am loving it. I really enjoy making films and have been doing some for Buttons for a while now but I was keen to learn more and start making them to capture the everyday and special times in my […]

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Nursery Prep & Ideas

5th 04 2016. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  When is the right time to start decorating a babies room? I guess there is no answer to that and it’s personal preference. Part of me wants to go mad and start looking for and making lots of lovely bits and the other half (the one that is superstitious) doest want to start to […]

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I won an award – and it’s gold

1st 04 2016. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

  Myself and hubby went to the Surrey Digital Awards ceremony a few weeks ago as I was a finalist in the using video for business category.   I was honesty just going to meet some fellow business people that I know on social medial but have never met in person, have a nice meal […]

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Mixing Party Themes

3rd 03 2016. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  What to do when you have a joint birthday party and the children would like different themes. Just go with it I say. In an ideal world twins, siblings or friends sharing a party would like the same theme or aren’t fussed about a theme at all but in reality that’s not always the […]

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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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