Halloween carving with a difference

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By our guest writer Kate Huntington It’s that time of year again when in the spirit of Halloween and the celebration of all things spooky (or is it all things candy?). A rite of passage for most children these days is the annual pumpkin carving. This is not something I enjoyed in my youth for […]

We join The Cotton Ear Company to find out more!

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A warm welcome to one of our latest businesses to join buzzella – The Cotton Ear Company. We caught up with business owner Kate Thorne to find out more about her beautiful toys. Tell us about your new business called The Cotton Ear Company… I taught myself to crochet three years ago, I became slightly […]

Presents for the people who have everything

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The rich presents list. The majority are restricted by budget and time when it comes to buying gifts or presents. The budget may well be the loose change found down the side of the sofa (along with the sticky sweets and random Lego heads). If we are buying for an older age bracket, our thoughts […]

The modern way to collect for a gift. Leetchi!

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Finally, an easy way to collect for a gift. I found Leetchi! I completely dread the whole experience of collecting for a gift. Time consuming, stressful and hair ripping. Does anyone like chasing people down the road for a few pennies? The collections are endless… there’s the end of term teacher present, the disappearing soon […]

Magic Rainbow Birthday Cake delight!

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Rainbow cake heaven Oh… my… always on the look out for amazing cakes, and this one from Dr. Oetker, certainly left me feeling the cake magic. I especially love the idea it looks gorgeous on the outside, then there’s the beautiful and colourful surprise once you start slicing into it. So, here’s the recipe! 12 […]

Inspiration at your finger tips! Searching has never been so easy.

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Thankful for inspiration! Thank goodness for having Google within easy reach. After hearing the grand dreams of your little one, you start to think how to bring it all together for reality. Inspiration is there, you just need to hit that search button! Another way to locate some good sites is to ask friends. Particularly […]

Wonderland of children’s parties

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Here come the ideas. As quickly as our children grow their ambitions and ideas for their parties grows even faster. This is an insight earned from having two children of my own. Their sense of what a party can be grows with every party they attend and is fueled further by their own growing interests […]

Harry Potter Magic!

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Local mum was determined that her daughter’s 7th birthday should really be something magical, especially being a huge Harry Potter fan. Even if it meant spending hours preparing, sourcing and painstakingly decorating party bags. Little guests entered into the Harry Potter world through a hand crafted brick wall, which added to the delight.  (Mum spent […]

Pamper Party!

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This was the ingenious pamper party setup by mum-of-two Sarah. Rather than hiring a company in, Sarah decided to source out everything needed. From getting friends to lend a hand to picking up discounted items, allowing Sarah to save a few pennies. The garden was big enough to put up a big gazebo, giving enough […]

The Goodbye and Hello Tea Party

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  It can be quite difficult to work out a party theme for a ‘mini occasion’, in this instance we are talking about a 6 year old moving to a new school. After a little chat, she asked if we could do a ‘Goodbye and Hello Tea Party’. I nodded. What exactly was this type […]