Making & Baking


Hot Party Food for Kids

23rd 02 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly


I love a party spread as much as the next person, my favourite type of food is bits and bobs where you can dip in and out of things and go back for more. Fajitas, tapas ect.

You can find see my suggestions for party food platters and spread here but today I thought I would share some ideas for hot food options. Serving hot food does make it harder to over cater on the day. With a party mix of sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, baby bells ect you can end up eating the left overs all weekend.

Although this can add a tough more pressure on the party day with heating and serving in the long run it takes much less time.


Hot Party Food



Hot food

Pizza – you can order this in form a local delivery place or heat up yourself and serve.

Hot Dogs – a tray of sausages, buns and your away! Don’t forget the sauces

Pasta – I would go with a tomato style sauce and them one meat option with sauce or chicken and one plain or veg just in case. This can be pre made and them heated.

Burgers – Again you just need burgers and buns

Hot party food


Veg & Hot Sides

I would always have a few veg options on the table like baby tomato and carrot sticks as this ensures children have a little selection. Other sides to go with the above could include garlic bread, chips or wedges.

Remember to get some party cutlery if you have picked one of the above options that requires them and make sure you know when your entertainer is going to stop the children for food so that can have the food ready a few minuets before hand.

Have you served hot food at your child’s party? If so what and how did it go?

Ellie x



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is 50!

10th 09 2014. Posted in Ellie Kelly Posts, Making & Baking by elliekelly


This September Charlie and the Chocolate factory is celebrating is 50th anniversary and if that wasn’t enough excuse to eat mountains of scrummy chocolate then just wait.




On the 13th September (this Saturday) its Roald Dahl day!

Yep, get in the kitchen with all the yumminess you can find and create a treat worthy of the Willy Wonka Factory. Find an example of a home made Wonka inspired bar by the lovely Biscuiteers here.

As you would images there is tons of stuff going on to celebrate, from an  Oomp-Looma Skydive, I kid you not. 50 Oompa-Loompa’s jumping out of the plan is going to be a sigh to see. To the Roald Dahl museum putting on a ton of great stuff such as a Golden ticket trail, Storytelling and fancy dress competition.

The Roald Dahl site has tons of great infomaiton on the day here so pop over to see how you can join in.

Now back to Charlie and the Chocolate factory. This was one of my favourite Dahl books along with The Giraffe and Pelly and Me. My mum took my brother and myself to see this as a show when I was little and at the end we got signed copy of the book. I think we even met him.

Ok iv just called mum and I wasn’t imagining it and making it up we did meet him!

Charlie and the Chocolate factory was published in 1964 and has since sold 13 million copies, been turned into a film, twice and a top stage show. As well as one of the top birthday party themes for 2013/14.




To celebrate the lovey Biscuiteers have created this stunning Charlie and the Chocolate factory tin inspired by the West End musical and are also running a compertion to win the tin + 5 of the storytellers most loved books and a Charlie audiobook. This is the link to entre.

Good Luck!





Easter Egg Strawberries

4th 04 2014. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  My guilty pleasure at the moment are strawberries dipped in melted chocolate – sooo delicious! We had a girls dinner last week so I poshed them up a little with dipping pots of nuts and sprinkles and they are such an easy dessert. So when I was looking around for Easter inspiration I fell in […]

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Homemade toffee

24th 02 2014. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

    This is quite a random thing for me to end up making as I am not the biggest toffee fan. I needed some however for a different receipt that I will share next week and I could (that’s a lie I sent hubby out and he couldn’t, even after 4 shops) find any […]

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Christmas Cake Santa

27th 11 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Myself and Mr Kelly went to Cake Kit in Fleet on Monday night to learn how to make a Santa out of icing. I am in and out of Cake Kit quite  a lot and was really excited when I heard about there Christmas evening courses. We had a great time, the pace of […]

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School if Icing at the Biscuiteers shop

16th 10 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  What a lovely morning I had at the Bisciteers shop in London. Very relaxing and I cant wait to make some biscuits at home now and have another go! I see a new party in the works!            

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Chocolate Pumpkins – Hats & Bells Cookbook

9th 10 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

    You might remember the Hats & Bells from our Pirate party for Calpol well the girls have just launched a children party cookbook.   I had to get it of course and they have some fantastic party food ideas and lovely themed ideas inside. There was no choice though when I was looking for […]

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Pretty Paper Wreath, Finshed

7th 10 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  It was very nice to sit down and get this finished today. I did mean to do it over the weekend but parties prep and actual parties took over some what. If you missed it you can see my first blog here     I’m already planning the next one I enjoyed this so […]

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Buttercream Ruffle Cake

27th 09 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Today has been all out and about and not much time in the office. This afternoon I was popping over to Buttons lovely cake maker and chef to collect some chocolate truffles for one of our parties tomorrow and also to pick up Stevie’s 21st birthday cake. It’s her birthday tomorrow and after a […]

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Pretty Paper Wreath

25th 09 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  I started a new craft last night, I haven’t finished it but I thought I would share with you what I have done so far and I will post again when it all completed. I saw this idea in Hobbycraft ages ago and got all the bit’s I needed, I just never got around […]

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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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