With Christmas party season around the corner, a fun and festive hair style is a great way to make an outfit really stand out. There are so many clever ideas and tutorials out there, so I’ve gathered together a few of my favourites – from the simple to the intricate, and the sophisticated to the silly!
Click on each of the links to get the full instructions, or watch the videos that are included in this post to get your full step by step.
When I was a kid, opening up the smaller stocking filler items were one of my favourite parts of Christmas – even more so than the big presents under the tree. There’s something really exciting about a whole sack full of surprises, and it’s a great way to give some useful things, and include something a bit quirky too!
There are some people who have all their Christmas gifts wrapped and prepared by the end of September, and have everything done and dusted super early, but if you’re like me and most of the mums I know then you probably still have loads to do at the last minute!
Check out TSB’s Christmas tips guide for some quick and easy inspiration to help you get everything under control, ready to relax and enjoy your festive season. I’ve put together a list of my own too, of all of the best Christmas tips and hacks that I’ve stumbled across this year.
It’s always fun to take part in secret santa, and this year I took part in a blogger one thanks to George at Asda who organised this and offered the gifts for us to choose for one another from their Christmas Gifting range
I still don’t know who my secret santa was, but thank you blogger secret santa whoever you are!
It’s not long to go until the big day, and I’ve gathered together some lovely gift ideas to help if you need a little extra inspiration for the loved ones in your life.
As usual, this gift guide is tied in to our Advent giveaways feature so during December you’ll have the chance to win each of these fantastic gifts. Don’t forget to subscribe via email if you would like daily notifications of these!
On the night of the 31st, it is foretold that the graves of the Dead will come alive. Strange things will begin happening all around the neighborhood. You need to be prepared to fight back the supernatural entities swooping down from the sky this Halloween.
Watch out for the scary witch cackling hideously as she swoops out of the night on her….silver broomstick? Wait, that isn’t a witch at all! That’s a girl on a bicycle! If you are looking for the perfect costume this Halloween, you can look as terrifying (or as comical) as the Wicked Witch herself, and many more!
All you need to do is get out some cardboard and paint, and get creative with your bike and you. If you need any guidance, here are the top 20 most innovative Halloween costumes ever for yourself and for your bicycle!
Ahead of the clocks going back and with Halloween and Bonfire Night fast approaching, much-loved hero Fireman Sam is launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of fire safety amongst children.
Known for protecting the citizens of the Welsh town of Pontypandy alongside his esteemed colleagues, Fireman Sam teaches valuable lessons on fire safety while reinforcing the importance of staying calm during an emergency.
This October, Sam will be sharing his top tips to staying safe at Halloween and enjoying the festivities at bonfire and fireworks displays. Bringing these important fire safety tips to life, Fireman Sam and his team feature in animated videos that will ensure all members of the family are aware of the potential fire hazards around these special events.
Real-life fireman for East Sussex Fire & Rescue and advisor to the children’s TV show Paul McIvenny comments,
“My advice to parents would be to be extra vigilant while trick or treating at Halloween this year particularly with naked or open flames, opt to attend a well-organised fireworks display, or if you hold your own event ensure all your family and friends follows Sam’s Safety Tips”.
Paul, who attends many accidents at this time of year, adds
‘”I’ve seen severe burns as a result of handling fireworks incorrectly and also a lot of small accidents where children are lucky to have escaped with minor burns which could have been avoided, so I would strongly suggest parents take extra care as well as making their children aware of the potential dangers too”.
We’re loving Hotel Transylvania these days, after watching Hotel Transylvania 2 a couple of weeks back. There’s plenty of inspiration for Halloween costumes among the monster characters of the movie, and today I’m sharing a Halloween look inspired by Frankenstein.
Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of. Cool features to add to your backyard this […]
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Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]