Category Archive for "Tips & Advice"

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6 Easy After-School Boredom Busting Activities

Lorraine Winter

The kids have been back at school for a few weeks now and after school boredom is starting to get to them. Fill the void between coming home time and tea time with these entertaining and fantastic boredom busting activities…

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5 Tips for Hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic

Lorraine Winter

Teddy bear picnics are now so popular that they are celebrated with their very own day every July. Perfect for toddlers (and older children too!), they are an easy, relatively-mess-free birthday party. In this blog, we explore tips for hosting…

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Do Classroom Gifts Help Students?

Lorraine Winter

Many teachers like to reward their students for all their hard work during the year with a gift. Do these end-of-year gifts have a positive effect? And what kind of gifts are suitable? A gift is a wonderful thing to…

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Why Mason Jars are one of the Best Party Supplies

Lorraine Winter

We’ve long known the versatility of the mason in the kitchen and around the home, but did you know it is also fantastic during party season?   How Can You Use Mason Jars As Party Supplies? Available in a range…

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11 Fun Travel Pack Ideas for Kids

Lorraine Winter

Travel packs are great for keeping kids entertained on journeys. Creating your own is a cost-effective way of keeping your children happier but what could you include? How to Create a Fun Travel Pack Every parent knows that the one…


7 Simple Steps to make Cleaning Up after a kids’ party super-easy!

Lorraine Winter

We all dread one thing about hosting a birthday party for the kids – the cleaning up afterwards. Year after year, it doesn’t seem to get any easier and you spend just as many hours after the party cleaning up,…

How to encourage children to be social at parties

Lorraine Winter

Children’s parties are a traditional part of childhood for many. There is nothing more exciting and amazing than having a whole heap of your friends over for tea and games but, for some children, this is their idea of their…

Affording those all-important gifts and children’s birthday parties

Lorraine Winter

Every household income has stresses and strain on it but, every now and then, something comes along that can place the household budget teetering precariously on the edge. It can be anything from repairing the car, to the buying if…

Tips to throw an allergy-friendly kids party!

Lorraine Winter

Allergies and intolerances, especially to food and ingredients, are becoming more apparent in society; it may be that the same level of allergies have always been prevalent, it is just that we are more understanding and able to deal with…

Why children’s parties are important for the development of your child’s social skills

Lorraine Winter

Happy well-adjusted adults do not happen by chance. Adults are, essentially products of a whole heap of factors and genes, including how we were nurtured as children. An important factor in any child’s development is social skills and there is…