Science Party

23rd 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly


I’m posting this party just a little late, and I’m going to totaly blame Neive.

My party company Buttons does a pretty cool Science party with dry Ice and slime. After chatting with Jo from the Pretty Little Party Shop it sounded just what her daughter was looking for. So Sarah from the team did the entertainment and Jo did all the themeing and made the house look amazing!

I would have loved to have been at the party myself but, (this is where i blame Neive for not posting the pic’s sooner) I had a 9 day old baby at the time. I rember Jo sending me the photos but then … well Nevie is now 21 months.

Any way. Sarah had a blast and Jo’s daughter said it was the best party ever. Win Win Win.

Sarah started with the touchable bubbles and then there was a dry ice show inc bubbles bombs, screamming metal, tube foam and making smoke signals.


And to finish of the science they child all made oobleck slime and exploded some coke in the garden with metoes.



I am so delighted to be sharing this party with you, even if a little late.

Ellie x




mermaid party

19th 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly



We have worked on a few Mermaid / Under the Sea parties recentley. I love the mix of colours with the touch of  irredencent.


This balloon bubble backdrop was for a sweertie table in Lonodn. I just love the effect of this!





We dressed the party tables with fishing nets, shells, sand and confetti.


This link balloon backdrop created such a fab feature at the party venue and made the ideal photo wall for the family  pics’.


Ellie x




How to pick a child’s party venue

16th 02 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  You don’t know what you don’t know. So, when it comes to planning a child’s party, if you haven’t done it before then there is a whole lot to learn and I hope this post helps when picking a venue. Home – I think your home is a lovely option for younger children and […]

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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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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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BFG Dream Jar

13th 06 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  We made 185 dream jars at the Fleet Food Festival at the end of May. They were such a hit we ran out before the end of the day! So many people around the festival who has seen the kids with them came to ask how they were created, so i thought I would […]

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How to make Pass the Parcel

12th 06 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  When i started in children’s parties over 10 years ago I think it would be fair to say I was not a fan of pass the parcel. So I changed the way we played it to ensure the we didnt have any tears and now  I love watching children play this game. This is […]

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Hawaii / Moana Party Table Styling

12th 05 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  Timelapse from our Moana / Hawaii themed party a few weeks ago. You can see more images and info on the Party Pieces blog     

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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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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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