Making & Baking


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 company. I have an amazing team to work with and some of the very best clients. I have also had the very best time over the last 5 years.

Buttons has not only let me enjoy the life style I wanted. Working from home with a dog keeping my feet warm, laughing with children on a weekly basis and using my creativity, but it has also taught me a great deal about running a company and the ambition to keep creating the life I want where work is a joy not a chore.

It’s going to be interesting to see how I do as a mum boss and I am very sure I have a whole lot of learning to do over the next few years! I am so excited about my families future and that of Buttons Parties though and have some big plans for both.

With all the baby planning (how do tiny babies need so much stuff!!) I haven’t had time to do a party to celebrate Buttons’s 5 year in business.

Luckily for me fate stepped in, in the form of Bob Books. Bob Books emailed me to ask if I would be interested in creating a photo book. What a perfect way to celebrate 5 years of parties and fun by documenting them in a beautiful photo book!

So I of course said yes.





I have created memory books for friends in the past but I must say this was by far the easiest software I have used. You download it to your computer and work directly from it, there is no messing around with uploading photos or delay and you can do it all at your own time.

You can pick layouts or create your own and then you just drag and drop your photos in. It was so simple. The program gives you tips when you need it and you can also add text in if you wish. There are lots of book sizes and finishes to pick from as well. I went with a square 26 page photo gloss finish and I love it!

It was a joy to go though 5 years of party photos and I know I am going to treasure this photos book for many years to come.

A big Thank you to Bob Books for there lovely offer as I don’t think I would have gotten around to doing anything to celebrate had they not been in contact.

Not only did they help me create my fab book but they have a 20% off offer for all you guys as well 🙂

If you would like to see more about creating a photo book full of your special memories or your child’s party then just follow this link to the special page and use the code BBBUTTONS20 to get your discount.




Have fun!




Cloud Mobile

17th 05 2016. Posted in Family Life, Making & Baking by elliekelly


Our task for the Make Films course I am taking was a ‘How To’ film so I made mine on the cloud mobile I was planning for the nursery.





#noTVtuesday – Weaving project

28th 01 2016. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

We have tried to have a night with no TV before but it didn’t really stick. I’m determined to do it this time as we spend way to much of our time just flopped on the sofa watching shows. So Tuesday evening in the Kelly house are now TV free. I have a few little […]

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Pumpkin Pretzels

26th 10 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

An easy Halloween themed treat to make with or for the kids. Ideal for a party or get-together. You need Orange & Green candy melt and a bag of pretzels- that’s it! Have fun!

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Easy Mini Pumpkin Craft

22nd 10 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  I love these cute little pumpkins and this craft is so easy to turn them into fab Halloween decorations for you house. The kids will love helping with this and you only need three things! Mini pumpkin Sticky eyes Stretch bandage  

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Easter Crafting and Decopatch

20th 03 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  We have an exciting booking coming up in just over a week and I have been getting some Easter crafts in for the client as examples of what were going to do. I wanted to show you these few pic’s as there are some really lovely Decopatch papers out at the moment with Hobbycraft […]

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Spring Oreo Pops

11th 03 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

      Oreo’s covered in chocolate and sprinkles. There is nothing not to like here! You need: Oreos (normal size not the mini ones) Chocolate of your choice. I used white choc and blue candy melt Sprinkles and decorations of your choice Lolly sticks or you could use straws Baking paper   I used […]

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String Easter Egg

3rd 03 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  We are so excited about Easter at Buttons HQ. In fact we have already worked our way though two bags of mini eggs. This is a nice Easter craft that takes about half an hour and myself and Stevie gave it  ago last Friday. You will need: Glue, scissors, a balloon and coloured string. […]

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National Chip Week Challenge – Bit Late

28th 02 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Ok, I know! How could we miss National Chip Week?! Possibly one of my favourite things smothered in salt and vinegar dipped in mayo or tomato sauce. Mmmmm! Now whether you call them chips or fries, prefer thick or thin, use a wooden fork or your fingers, there is no denying that in Britain […]

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Washi Crown

27th 02 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

    I have said it before and I’m going to say it again. I love simple and fun crafts. This Washi Crown is up there with one of the most simplest crafts I have done and would be ideal for some at home dress up and play. I saw this on Pintrest ages ago […]

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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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