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It's mid November and the Christmas buzz has well and truly started!
All the shops now have Christmas as the focus and I've already started my shopping...well for my kids at least.
Our Christmas shop is up & running and we have already made up loads of party bags and Pass the Parcel games!
We are still doing our lovely Santa Sacks which can be personalised with a name or short message and have added another two gorgeous festive designs. Each sack is made from 100% cotton which is completely eco-friendly!
The sacks are big enough to fill with lots of toys & gifts and it has a drawstring closure & handle, so it can be easily lifted and carried.
If you're planning a Christmas party for the kids, we have some great value festive tableware (paper plates, cups, napkins & tablecovers).
For party fun, try out one of our exclusive Pass the Parcel Games - it's sure to keep them entertained for a while!
And.....don't forget those important party bags!!
To see the full range in our Christmas party shop - just click HERE
Happy Xmas shopping!
Over the summer months, we were pleased to become a finalist in the Netmums Party Awards 2013.
The voting closed towards the end August, and unfortunately for our region (Greater London) we were beaten to the top spot by a party supplier that specialises in bouncy castle hire and equipment.
Hey ho, never mind....... we will try again next year!
We do have a great badge though that we've now added to our site!
The weekend just gone, all Muslims celebrated Eid, which is a religious festival that marks the end of fasting in Ramadan.
So Happy Eid (Eid Mubarak) to all our Muslim customers!
Eid is a special time where families and friends gather and have a party with lots of fun and food! It is especially great for children as they usually get lots of presents and money.
We were very busy towards the end of last week, churning out party bags for Eid celebrations.
Party bags are not just used for birthdays, but lots of special occasions too such as Eid, Christenings, Name days, Jewish celebrations etc. It's the perfect time to light up those young faces and give them a treat!
Our personalised party boxes were very popular, as well as our ready filled party bags, which are filled with great pocket money toys.
I always find it strange to see 'Back to School' everywhere on the high street, when the poor kids have barely broken up from school for the summer! Give them a break!!
Saying that..... I have to confess that I have aleady bought my kids their new school shoes ready for September. Only reason being is that retailers are bound to run out of stock come end Aug, beginning September!
I guess it's always good to think ahead, especially if you're planning to go away in August and don't want to rush and get things last minute.
I still have to get 'name' labels for them, but one thing I don't have to worry about getting are their PE/Gym bags.
We have got some lovely 100% cotton Personalised PE/Gym Bags here on our site, that come in lots of fun designs for boys and girls.
These bags have a drawstring and can be easily cleaned on a delicate wash.
Take a look at our full range of these lovely Personalised Fabric PE/Gym Bags
We are so pleased to have been selected as a finalist in the Netmums Favourite Party Awards 2013.
If you are not familiar with Netmums, it is the UK's most successful parenting site which was founded in 2000.
With over one million unique users each week, it is also the UK’s largest women’s website.
I started using Netmums 8 years ago when I pregnant with my first child. I used the 'Meet a Mum' section and this is where I met some great 'mummy' friends and our kids are now growing up together!
It's a great site where you can chat with other mums on the forum about lots of different subjects (not all of them child related). If you are living in the UK, you can become a member of Netmums and join your local region to find out local news, events etc. It's also a great site to sell off your old baby things, anything from prams, to toys & clothes!
So if your expecting or have young children, I would definately recommend joining Netmums.com.
Anyway back to us being in the finals - yes it's great, but we don't stand a chance of becoming a regional winner without YOUR VOTE! So please, please take a few moments to vote for us, especially if you've ordered from us and have experienced our great service!! Plus you'll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £250 Smyths Toys Vouchers!
If you are not already a Netmums member you will need to register and then you'll be able to click on the Vote button against our company 'Best Kids Party Supplies & Party Bags' which is 2nd one down.
To register and Vote click on the below link:
If you're already registered, you will need login first and you'll find us in the Greater London region under Ealing/Harrow/Richmond/Kingston.
Your vote counts, so please vote for us to win!
Much appreciated x
Hope you're all enjoying this glorious hot weather we're having at the moment, our kid's are now on their long school summer hols and it's lovely to escape the work place to take them to the park!
It's not all fun and games though as we've been busy revamping our home page. Noticed the difference? We sure hope so! A few things have been shifted around and added like our new large scrolling banner which highlights our key products.
Of course you can still sign up to our newsletter to receive great party tips, news of product launches, special offers, discounts and more.
Over the next few weeks...or maybe months - we plan on making our shopping categories even simpler to shop, so you'll be able to find what you're looking for even faster!
We always welcome and comments or suggestions, so please feel free to add your comments and let us know what you think.Read more...
We've asked parents to share their most interesting children's party experiences with us and have been inspired by one particular mum who told us all about the fun had at her son's 3rd birthday party.
They celebrated at a shop called Make Scents in Hartlepool where the kids got to make bath bombs!
Here is Deborah Smith's story of her son's special day:
"Something very strange happens when you enter the shop, it's like stepping into a different world. The children are encouraged to mix potions, make crafts, has to be said....make mess! They love it! And parents have a cuppa in their hand before you know it!
This is the reason we decided on the party at this venue.
Heidi (shop owner) asked my little boy what he wanted to make at his party, he chose bath bombs and then "magic bath fizz" very intriguing! After everyone arrived we set about making bath bombs, all the children chose their own scent, colour and added exactly what they wanted from Heidi's "glitter and confetti" stash! Ooohhh we all love a bit of bling! After this was good time, a fantastic buffet made by Heidi, kids ate just about everything! Parents were also spotted nibbling! Lol! Then after cake time and happy birthday singing the kids made "magic bath fizz". Now this was fun! It consisted of the kids putting all the ingredients in their pots, choosing their scents and then Heidi flying round like a mad woman adding different colours to every pot! Again for good measure, glitter was added! Then the children made body scrub for their parents! Amazing! After all this fun the children were all given party bags on the way out! Fantastic full afternoon had by everyone! Children and parents alike!
I believe in always mentioning good service as I feel it's something that has been forgotten about for so long. I lose track of the times I go into the supermarket and the cashier chats constantly to someone else while serving me, and some don't even say please and thank you. So I really must stress how fantastic "makes scents" is. Heidi gives this business so much attention, and it shows! Nothing is a trouble, she has 2 lovely children herself who quite often help and play at the shop and she's just so good with kids. They walk in and are allowed from that moment to just express themselves! We have never experienced anything like this shop ever before! It's truly an amazing experience! I have recommended this place to so many people, and they all love it too! Heidi has a sign as you go into the shop saying "enter as strangers, leave as friends" sums it up really!"
Here is a photo of everyone getting stuck in:
Well they certainly had a super time, a big thank you to Deborah for sharing her party experience with us!
Also well done to Heidi of Make Scents in Hartlepool - keep it up!
If you're looking for some great things to fill your party bags with, we have recently added lots of new pocket money toys.
Costume jewellery and accessories go down well with young girls wanting to be 'grown up', so we've added things like Friendship bracelets, bright neon bangles, Alicebands, glitter hair clips and lots more.
The best thing is that they are all under £1! We appreciate that you may have to buy for more than 10 kids at a time which is why we have kept our prices down as much as possible without compromising on quality.
Don't forget we also sell a superb range of party bags too! Click here to see the full range.