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 some Lego Friends printables we added some great friendship quote posters around the room and on the party food table.


Friendship Party

Friendship Party





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 case.

We have entertained at or themed quite a few parties with two themes and some have a natural link like Fairies and Pirates or Princesses and Knights but this is not always the case.

Last weekend we were organising a party for two twin boys aged 4. One loves Knights and one loves Dinosaurs. Of course Knights and Dragons would have been a more natural fit but if the boy loves Dinosaurs then that’s that.

Knights dnd Dino


I plan parties to ensure the birthday children and their friends have a fantastic time and do all I can to ensure the process and party is as stress free as possible for the parents. And with this in mind my OCD side steps out of the way and I’m happy to mix up any themes.

There are of course ways to ensure two different themes don’t really clash and make your party room look like an over stocked party shop.

For the Knights and Dino party I picked two main colours that fitted both themes which was Green & Blue and then added some pops of red. I sourced all the table wear to fit these colours and then found Knights and Dinosaur themed napkins, balloons, bunting and decorations to fit in these colours.

The boys loved pointing out the different items in the room such as the giant Dinosaur and Knight as well as the little dinosaurs on the table or shields on the wall and each got their own themed balloon by their party chair and to take home.

Take a look at our before and after party room video to see



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  We have been doing quite a few Lego themed parties over the last few months and not just your standard Awesome Lego either. We now also have The Legend of chima and Lego Ninjago as well. I have some Ninjago ideas and inspiration for you below. What to know: Sensei Wu is the Master of Spinjitzu […]

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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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