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summer play ideas list

19th Jul 2018

  I have my summer sand bucket list all done, this covers all the big things i want to do over the summer. Things to see, places to go ect. This is my play ideas list. I haven’t been great at keeping one of these over the last few months and I know it helps […]

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summer sand bucket list 2018

12th Jul 2018

  I made a list of all the things I wanted to do last summer and I didn’t do to badly, over half. Without a list I’m a bit like jelly fish just floating around from one week to the next. A trip to a Lido was on last year’s list that never happened, but […]

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adopt a cat party

4th Jun 2018

  I love finding the perfect party for a child. The brief for this Buttons 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 […]

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going on a bear hunt

24th May 2018

    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 […]

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how to make dry ice smog

22nd May 2018

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royal party games for kids

16th May 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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 Apr 2018

  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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