adopt a cat party

4th 06 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly


I love finding the perfect party for a child.

The brief for this party was a cat theme with some crafts and games. After chatting though some options I mentioned a lovely adopt a cat party I had seen on Pintrest and the birthday girls mum thought it would be perfect.

With this theme in mind I planned out the two hours.



The children had a lovely welcome to the party with bubbles in the garden followed by decorating cat and dog shaped biscuits with icing and sprinkles. Next, they picked their cat or dog friend that they would be taking home as their party gift.

To officially be able to take them home they needed to make up name and add it to their pet certificates and then pick a bell collar for them to wear home. They all had little boxes to go home in as well. For this party the party mum sources the teddies and boxes.



Next it was time for party food and to sing happy birthday and we finished with some fab party games including a cat pass the parcel and cat piñata.

Ellie x




going on a bear hunt

24th 05 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly



Yesterday at Forest School we went on a fox hunt. A nice one!

The theme for the morning was the book ‘Going on a Bear Hunt ‘by Michael Rosen. I started by gathering the children on our big story tarp and getting them to join in with all the fantastic sounds and words in the book. Swishy Swoshy, Squelsh and Whoooo, to name a few.

Then we had to go on our own hunt for Mr Fox, a woodland friend who was missing.

We started in some long grass on the site and went swishy swoshy through it. Then we had to walk along the slack line over the swomp (made from a tarp) and we went wobble, wobble.


Next we all had to go through the lake (a trug with water in) and we went splish splash, splish splash.

In the woodland area we made a bridge from a plank and two stumps that the children had to go across and say trip trap, trip trap.

Just like in the book we walked into a storm, for this section of the course we all picked up some dry leaves and threw them in the air and said whoo hooo, whoo hooo.

The next challenge on our adventure was to go through a tunnel very quietly as we didn’t know what was on the other side (this was a pop-up tunnel in the woods) and we said shhhh, shhh.

The final thing was coming to a stony beach and walking over the pebbles saying clip clap, clip clap.

The children then looked around for the fox that was hidden in a cave like tree. We didnt need to run away from the fox so instead he got a cuddle 🙂

This was a lovely activity to do and was easy to set up. My two-year-old was with us yesterday and i thought it would be fun to do something like this in the garden for her.

If you fancy giving this a go at Forest School or home just gather anything you have around to make a few different obstacles like a bridge, tunnel, hill, storm, lake ect.

Start by reading he book and then make up your own words as you follow your course looking for a friends that’s lost.

Have fun!


Ellie x


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22nd 05 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

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royal party games for kids

16th 05 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  The weather looks to be lovely for this weekend in Windsor. Let hope it stays that way for the Bride and Groom and the thousands of people expected to line the streets to help them celebrate. I love any reason for a celebration and party and will be having a little royal celebration of […]

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adveture story parties

30th 04 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  I have been talking to lots of mum and dads recently about our adventure story parties. They always want to know more, to understand how they work and to see if they would be suitable for the age group of guests they will have attending the party. I love talking to parents about all […]

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wild flower seed bombs

19th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly

  It’s Wild Flower week on the first full week of May so we decided to get going early by making some wild flower seed bombs with our Forest School group this week. It was muddy 🙂   After looking at and having a chat about seeds I got the kids to bring over bowls […]

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ice bath play

18th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  I got the idea for this bath play from a lovely lady on instagram. I dunked a few of Neive’s plastic toys in water and popped them in the freezer overnight. Bing needed a little help to stay under the water 🙂   Neive was fascinated as soon as I showed them to her and […]

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Harry Potter Potion Party

17th 04 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  I am a Harry Potter fan, well, really who isn’t. So planning this party for 8-year-old Alice and all her friends was great fun. Let me tell you, 30 girls dressed as Hogwarts students is a fantastic sight.     I wanted the themed props to really stand out on the table so instead […]

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keeping commitments to myself

13th 04 2018. Posted in What I'v Learned by elliekelly

  Sometimes I just annoy myself with all the things I say I’m going to do but don’t. I don’t think I’m alone in this one. I think maybe lots of us do this? Tell me it’s not just me. And this isnt breaking commitments to others. This is me letting myself down. I’m reading a new […]

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homemade shortbread

9th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home, Parties by elliekelly

  This could well become an obsession. Oh dear. I really didn’t think making shortbread was going to be as easy as it was. My mum and husband have both made it before, but I had never given it a go. Until now that is, and it’s SO flippin easy! It’s definitely going on my […]

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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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