Spun Candy is Kids Birthday Party Heaven

So every year, I make a huge thing about my girls’ birthday party. Maybe in a past life, I was a party organiser? And maybe in this current one, just sad. Either way, we have done Rainbow, Disco, Spa, Fashion and many more. We are just not ‘limp-sandwiches-in-church-hall’ people.

So now at 9 years old – what to do? Well, I figured if it involves sugar – not much else matters. So we decided the kids would make lollipops at Spun Candy. Not just tut ones though – I’m talking “I-can’t-believe-a-kid-made-that’ ones, and plenty of them.

Spun Candy is a store and kitchen where expert candy confectioners boil the sugar in front of your eyes adding only natural flavourings and colourings to bring the candy to life and create beautiful sweets and lollipops. Look…

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Ghoul and Ghost Products for Kids

Kids are full of contradictions. Take my girls, for example. They are almost 9, and have recently presented a strong case for their having an Instagram account to which I relented. I know they are young. But it is heavily, heavily policed by me and of course Private. So, there on the one hand, is an example of them growing up – real Tweens.

On the other hand, they lose a tooth and write a letter to the tooth fairy. Go figure.

One thing they are not sure about – is whether they believe in ghosts or not. I think it will remain like this for a while – frankly it’s not something I have ever grown out of! And this year is a big year for ghosts with the new Ghostbusters 3 Movie release in July. So today’s post is about a couple of brilliant ghost related products I have stumbled upon.

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Valentines Mini Cheesecake Tutorial

Ugh. Sorry to be a bit bah-humbug and all that, but I do hate Valentine’s Day. Firstly, it reminds me of the years I was single and upset not to get anything, and now it reminds me that I am married, and STILL don’t get anything! Bah-humbug!

But to those of you who still believe…wrap your manicured mitts around these…Mini Love Hearts Cheesecakes. Created by the brilliant Lily’s Sweet Factory – for you, my real Valentine’s.

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Get your Kids Crafting this Xmas

It’s now spitting distance until the kids break up. And with all the excitement around the build up to Xmas comes the inevitable moaning – I’m BORRRRRRED, can I play MINECRAFT, can I watch TELLAYY – or maybe that’s just my kids? Either way – it would be good to have some fun activities that do not involve cursed Screen Time! So here is one of my favourite Christmassy ideas from pal of the blog Babble Dabble Do – Mini Winter Terrariums.

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This is an amazing blog where you will find ideas for art, design, scienceand many other projects for kids. Ana the owner believes in the power of art, design, science, and other problem solving projects as a way to engage young imaginations. I believe in anything that gets my kids fingers away from keyboards or remote controls!

To make these you will need:

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Exclusive Annabel Karmel Interview Part 2

Hello! I do hope you enjoyed Part One of my exclusive interview with the amazing mamma force in teeny tiny packaging that is Annabel Karmel.

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In Part Two of my exclusive interview, we talk about table manners, being a tiger mother, not getting published, top tips for Mumpreneurs and more more MORE. Enjoy.

A huge thank you to Annabel for her time, her great advice, making me look like a giant and on a personal note – for helping my kids grow!