Welcome to Elfie’s blog

I mainly blog about things that make children smile, get very excited by, or find totally amazing ... without taking up too much effort on your part!  I hope you enjoy ...

How To Pet Proof Your Christmas Tree!

How To Pet Proof Your Christmas Tree!

Just the thought of your pet ‘enjoying’ your Christmas tree, is enough to bring you […]

‘What I Love About You’ Gift Jars

‘What I Love About You’ Gift Jars

Give me a jam jar and some natural jute twine string, and I get very […]

How To Make Paper Snowflakes!

How To Make Paper Snowflakes!

These Paper Snowflakes are so easy to make, and so stunning … perfect Christmas decorations! […]

Christmas Stocking Filler & Present Ideas

Christmas Stocking Filler & Present Ideas

Depending on how you and Father Christmas split up stocking presents and family presents in your […]

DIY Magical Christmas Treats & Surprises – Guest Post by Debbie

DIY Magical Christmas Treats & Surprises – Gue...

Whether you want some inspiration for your Christmas Eve Box, or North Pole Breakfast … […]

DIY Memory Books For That Special Person

DIY Memory Books For That Special Person

One particular Christmas I wanted to give my Mum something special, so I decided to […]

DIY Lollipop Stick Fairy Doors & Elf Doors

DIY Lollipop Stick Fairy Doors & Elf Doors

They say if you’d like to invite Fairies or Elves into your home, all you […]

Elfie’s Elf Alarm – Never Be Caught Out Again!

Elfie’s Elf Alarm – Never Be Caught Out Again!

You’ve just got into bed (or woken up in the middle of the night), and […]

Ultimate Guide To Family Card & Board Games For Christmas

Ultimate Guide To Family Card & Board Games For Chri...

Whether or not you’re looking for board games to play during the long hot rainy summer evenings, […]

Surviving The Clock Change With Young Children

Surviving The Clock Change With Young Children

I suddenly realised with HORROR that there’s a clock change this weekend. Something so simple […]

DIY Soap Blowing Magic!

DIY Soap Blowing Magic!

My daughter came running into the kitchen shouting ‘Mum Mum, you’ve got to see this […]

‘Puffy’ Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free)

‘Puffy’ Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free)

You can’t get much more Christmassy than the smell of warm gingerbread wafting around your […]

North Pole Milk

North Pole Milk

Kids love a surprise and if you surprise them with a chocolate-coated sprinkle-covered North Pole […]

Family Christmas Traditions

Family Christmas Traditions

We all have Christmas traditions even if we think we don’t. Whether they’re big ones […]

Unmissable Magical Christmas Websites

Unmissable Magical Christmas Websites

Here are some fantastic websites, recommended by loads of families for the countdown to Christmas […]

The Ultimate 25-day Advent Experience From One Family’s Point of View

The Ultimate 25-day Advent Experience From One FamilyR...

Elisa’s daughter was four years old when she stumbled upon the International Elf Service … […]

The Love Jug

The Love Jug

One of the most important things to me, is for our kids to feel loved […]

Community Landing Strip For Father Christmas

Community Landing Strip For Father Christmas

How about joining up with other families for an amazingly magical experience – to make […]

Photographing Kids: 10 Tips To Capture Those Magical Moments- Guest Post by Emily Gregory

Photographing Kids: 10 Tips To Capture Those Magical Mome...

  Thank you so much to Emily Gregory from Baby Love Photography for her Ten […]

Two Big Reasons To Make A Daisy Chain With Your Child

Two Big Reasons To Make A Daisy Chain With Your Child

  I’d been playing football with our youngest boy in the park for ages, when […]

A Sleepover With A Twist

A Sleepover With A Twist

If you really want to surprise your kids and do something different for them, while […]