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Baby play with balloons

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

 

So simple and yet so much fun.

With a garage full of balloon and helium Neive has been playing with a balloon for some time. When she was around 54 and a half months old I would tie a loop in the end of the string and put it around her foot. She loved kicking around and watching the balloon bounce.

Now if I have some balloons going spare form a party Neive like to hold the knot and bag them around like a crazy baby. A good game to play together is catch. When Neive goes to throw me the balloon it floats up and I can catch it and give it back to her.

 

Baby balloon play

 

It’s also quite fun when the helium runs out as the balloon with float in mid-air.

Even if you don’t have any helium just banging and hitting the balloon around it great fun for a baby.

 

Baby balloon play

 

 

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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 do a little video. It’s so easy and I got the idea from photos on pintrest.

We used metalic paint to colour the water and i do think this added to the effect but you can use normal paint or food colour.

If you are planning a BFG party and looking for ideas i would team this craft with making dream catchers as this one doesnt take very long but is a big hit!

 

 

 

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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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Baby box sensory play

6th 06 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  The classic baby in a box game. I must say Neive wasn’t as keen to go inside the box as i thought she would be. We haven’t done lots of play with tunnels yet though so i think she was a bit unsure. I cut some holes in the top of the box and […]

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Surprise box sensory play

6th 06 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  I have been filling up a show box with random things from around the house for Neive for a few months now and today i remembered to get some photos of her exploring them. I had a few bits from the kitchen, tube of smarties as she loves a shake and grabbed things out of […]

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Baby play with tissue paper

30th 05 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  This play idea I got after Neive pulled all the tissues out of the tissue box. How do babies know the things that make the most mess are the most fun! I took the now empty tissue box and re filled it with bits of tissue paper. It was so easily i just ripped bits […]

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Baby sensory play with bottles

30th 05 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  I got this idea because Neive loves to shake marks Pepsi bottle around. I part filled one of the Pepsi bottles with water and a drop of food colour and one larger one with water, beads and star stickers. She had fun sliding them along the floor and shaking them but she wasn’t to […]

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Baby sensory – sticker play

30th 05 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  Neive loves a sticker and she thinks it hilarious when I put stickers on her nose or head. I got some felt sheet from my art supply box along with some big flower foam stickers and we had a play last week. She spent quite a long time on this activity and liked to […]

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Sensory Hoop DIY

19th 05 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  When Neive was around 3 months old i wanted to make her a sensory toy to play with. We had been going to Baby Sensory class for a few weeks so i had a few ideas of what type of thing she would like to grab and look at. After a little time on […]

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Baby Einstein DVD’s

19th 05 2017. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  A friend of my mums told her about these DVD’s and recommend them. I got Neive her first one when she was about 3 months old and she wasn’t really fussed although she did watch the T.V on and off when it was on. It wasn’t until Neive was around 4 and a half months […]

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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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