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 our own at my parents’ house. They live pretty close to Windsor, but we will not be braving the crowns!

Instead my mum is planning a fab royal themed afternoon tea and I’m getting some crafts together for Neive to do throughout the day.

Any of course there will be bunting and flags!!

If you are planning a party on Saturday here are some fab party game ideas.


Castle decorating: 

This is one of my favourite crafts and soo perfect for a royal party. Get a flat pack castle from Kid Eco and not only will they have tons of fun decorating it both inside and out but they will have their own castle to play in all afternoon!


Pass the Crown:

When the music in on pass the children pass the crown around the circle and when it stops the child holding the crown gets to put it on and go into the middle and get a prize from inside the princess bag. Party Delights have some fab crowns.

Shields & Tiaras: 

These fab card crafts from Baker Ross are another great craft project for the big day that the children will love decorating but will also inspire some fab role play.


Ring Realy Race: 

The prince has forgotten the wedding rings! Set up a course in the garden and get once you have the children in two teams spread them out around the course. The aim is to pass the ring from one person to the next until they arrive at the church for the ceremony. Why not give the a character as well? So the first to run are knights on horseback, then they hand the rings over to the best men who are in planes and must fly there section of the course, next the royal corgis take the rings and woof to the queen who does a royal wave all the way to the church.

Have a fantastic day!


Ellie x




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 the different party options and especially love the magic of kids and a good story.

So.. here we go.

These parties can be based on any theme you would like. We have fab stories for Pirates, Princesses, Fairies, Superheroes, Unicorns, Mermaids, Paw Patrol, Paddington, Octonauts….. I could go on.

We always start by checking out our strength and both big voices and whispering voices.

Look at those muscles!



This style of party is ideal for children 4-6 years. Children have amazing imaginations at this age and the they just love to add in their own twist to the story.

The bigger the space the better and if there is access to a garden this is also a big plus. It’s a active party option as the children act out all of the story with your party leader. From climbing mountains to running and hiding from baddies to walking over wobbly rope bridges and sailing ships.

The aim is always to find the stolen treasure. This will have been hidden by the entertainer before the children arrive at the party. It could be a treasure chest of gold and gems, a fairy bag of rings and glitter or a themed gift. It’s the birthday child who gets to find the treasure and then of course we always share it around, so everyone gets to take a bit home.

It really is a brilliant entertainment option and tons of fun.

Ellie x




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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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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Science Party

23rd 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  I’m posting this party just a little late, and I’m going to totaly blame Neive. My party company Buttons does a pretty cool Science party with dry Ice and slime. After chatting with Jo from the Pretty Little Party Shop it sounded just what her daughter was looking for. So Sarah from the team […]

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mermaid party

19th 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

    We have worked on a few Mermaid / Under the Sea parties recentley. I love the mix of colours with the touch of  irredencent.   This balloon bubble backdrop was for a sweertie table in Lonodn. I just love the effect of this!         We dressed the party tables with […]

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How to pick a child’s party venue

16th 02 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  You don’t know what you don’t know. So, when it comes to planning a child’s party, if you haven’t done it before then there is a whole lot to learn and I hope this post helps when picking a venue. Home – I think your home is a lovely option for younger children and […]

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Party games for children 7 years +

8th 11 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  When children turn 7 they tend to move away from the classic party games such as pass the parcel, duck duck goose and musical bumps and at Buttons we have a great collection of games that older children love. Below are a few of the top games     Mummy Wrap  A Halloween classic […]

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Top Party Games for ages 3-6 years

26th 10 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  At this age the classics are the very best! If you have a theme to the party then you will be sure to find tons of themed party games you could also incude but i say unless you are used to dealing with groups of children then dont add in to many ‘diffrent’ games […]

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Party Gatecrashers – Siblings

15th 07 2017. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  Being a parent is bloody hard work, I did know this before I became one but now I reallllly know it. So I am very mindful not to judge parents or any parenting. But, this I just can’t get my head around. I’m going to try not to have to big a rant. Siblings […]

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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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