Entertainment Inspiration


Sainsburys Bumper Book of Summer

9th 08 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration by elliekelly


I am always on the look out for new party ideas, games and things to do with the children, so when I saw this book on the shelf I thought why not get it and see if it has any gems inside.

I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t find anything mind blowing but it really is full of fun thing for kids to do. Lots of the games really take me back to my summer holidays on Anglesey. We would be up at 7am in the field making dens and not come back in till dark after a full day of playing on the beach, in the sea and games in the garden.

There are lots of crafty things to do such as decorating with shells. I did this with my bedroom mirror, I collected shells on the beach and then cleaned and varnished them all before designing a pattern on wall mirror and sticking them on. They are still there today!


Bumper Book of Summer


There are tons of games to play as well, three that jumped out at me are:

Water bomb catch – you have to stand in a small circle and gently throw the water bomb around the group. Each time you get back to the start everyone has to take a step back until you have to make really big throw and someone gets drenched!

Fancy-dress race – lay out a racecourse with clothes and two team have to race each other along the course putting clothes on as they go. You can even get them to pose for a photo at the end then race back taking them off ready for the next two players if you have lots of children playing.

Backwards front facing swimming race – so perfect for a pool party or while on holiday. Everyone has to race across the pool on there fronts but moving backwards! You can also do Feet-first race, you guessed it.

This book is going to be a very helpful reminder of games to play when I’m in need of some inspiration and I’m sure create tons of fun when I have my own children.

It’s £5 and comes with a bumper scrap book DVD (haven’t look at this bit but I think it’s full of how-to’s) and a poster.




Big Blue Balloon Love

31st 05 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly


big balloons


I have had this giant lovely balloon for over a week and I was actually so excited about blowing it up that I didn’t. I know that does not quite make sense, I think it’s a bit like leaving the best chip till last or opening the biggest present at the end.


Big Blue Balloon

big blue balloon


Anyway today was the day and I am not disappointed!

I think it can go bigger but last time I pushed a balloon to it’s limit I lost my hearing for a few seconds and gave milo a small heart attack. I decided to leave it at a safe point this time.

I’m a little bit in love and so these giant balloons are now available in Buttons Children’s Parties styling packages.

What colour will you pick?


coming soon

coming soon


Have a great weekend everyone 🙂





Ice Cream Party

3rd 05 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  In celebration of the sun shine I have some party inspiration for an Ice Cream themed party. Yum!   Party invite pintables from One Charming Party   Images from Amy Moss at eat drink chic I love creating desserts and you cant get better than an ice cream bar! So many toppings and sprinkles […]

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Email party invite with Smilebox

10th 04 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  I have been talking to a few mums over the last few weeks about email invites. Mainly because it’s Easter so everyone is off school and possibly away on holiday an email invite has seemed the best way to get the invitations out there fast. When asked my advice I have been saying that […]

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Farm Themed Party in Oxshott

25th 03 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  No snow and no rain.  An old farmer must have been watching over us! Yesterday Myself, Stevie and Laura Jane (I will introduce her properly to you soon) were in Oxshott for a Farm themed party. It was booked some time ago and I had been really looking forward to it, Gingham table covers, crates, […]

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Angry Birds Birthday Party

11th 03 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  Buttons was booked to theme an entertain at an Angry Birds birthday party a few weeks ago for Gabriel who was 5 and Anya who was 8. My research included a few games on the very popular game, creating pigs from play balls, souring table ware and booking a fantastic cake and cupcakes.   […]

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A Monster Bash #part1

9th 03 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  What a party this was to plan, theme and entertain at. So much fun. This is part 1 and part 2 will be with you soon and includes all the very lovely children plus, some exciting news! I’m going to let the photos by the lovely Kate from Kate Griffin Photography do most of the […]

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Spy Themed Party

4th 03 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  Buttons had a lovely busy weekend. I had two venue stylings on Saturday and one Angry Birds party, Stevie had a Decopatch party in the morning and then was entertaining at a website launch party in the afternoon. There will be more to come on those but today it’s all about my Spy themed […]

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No ordinary pirate party #part2

27th 02 2013. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  Morning all, Do you remember this post No Ordinary Pirate Party about the party Buttons helped Calpol put on for Jasper? Well I said I would share the video when it was released and today it that day. It was a great party to work on and it’so lovely to see all the children having […]

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The fun of science for kids

26th 09 2012. Posted in Entertainment Inspiration, Parties by elliekelly

  Some of you may know my mum is a teacher, she is now the head of the upper school and teaches Maths at SPS (my school when I was little) but when I was growing up she was head of science. I loved science when I was young and I was even known to win […]

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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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