Family & Life


Baby friendly holiday Isle of Wight

28th 04 2017. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly


We got back last night from a short Family holiday on the Isle of Wight to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary.

With two dogs, four adults and one baby it took quite a bit of searching to find the right place. I had to write about this place as the owners really put so much effort into make sure their guests have a lovely time.

Camellia Cottage was fantastic. A big enclosed garden, large rooms, fantastic quiet location, wooden cot for Neive, great local walks, pub just around the corner and tons of toys!

If you are looking for somewhere to go with a baby or children then this place really has everything. I took so much stuff we didn’t need as they provide it. Bubble bath, bath toys, tons of towels, baby monitor, bottles and sterilizing kit, nappy bags and wipes, high chair (that Neive loved to chill out in!), dog bowls, extra leads and a box of doggie biscuits.

And thats doesn’t even cover the stuff for us grown up humans. We had a fridge full of milk, strawberries and cream , melon, bread and jam (for the badger who came to see us every evening!), processo, beer, box of chocolates and mini Sanctuary body wash’s. The cottage also had lots of games and DVD’s and and xbox.

If you’re looking for a baby friendly UK holiday hire and finding it hard then this place is one to look at.





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



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7th 10 2015. Posted in Family & Life by elliekelly

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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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