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 ...

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 … *** I was looking for something special to add to […]

The Love Jug

The Love Jug

One of the most important things to me, is for our kids to feel loved and secure. And like most of us I assume, I […]

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 a community landing strip to guide Father Christmas to your […]

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 Top Tips for Tip Tops Pics! Perfect for babies and […]

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 thankfully he found himself a new play mate and I […]

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 making them feel like the most important people in the […]

How To Make Oobleck Slime

How To Make Oobleck Slime

Something else to amaze the kids: Oobleck Slime. It’s extraordinary stuff, incredibly easy to make and it’s SO fascinating to play with. It’s solid one […]

Surprise Watermelon & Orange Jellies!

Surprise Watermelon & Orange Jellies!

If you’re after another idea to make the kids’ eyes light up with joy and happiness, surprise watermelon & orange jellies are it! Unless they […]

Slime Recipes That Work!

Slime Recipes That Work!

Like many households, we also have a Slime Lab! This however isn’t the half of it. It also involves shampoo, conditioner, endless bits of Tupperware […]

How To Make A Salt Crystal Garden!

How To Make A Salt Crystal Garden!

Having tried fairly ineffectively to grow salt crystals for a week on a bit of old string (next), I’ve since discovered a great way to […]

DIY Magical Wishing Stones!

DIY Magical Wishing Stones!

How many children do you know who would just love to get their hands on a pile of Magical Wishing Stones? Children just LOVE this […]

How To Make Easter Egg Carton Chickens

How To Make Easter Egg Carton Chickens

I spotted these cute Easter egg carton chickens, over on Pinterest. Being totally braced for a Pinterest fail, I was pleasantly surprised! The kids will […]

A Family Tradition – Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

A Family Tradition – Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

  Children really do treasure doing things with a parent, and it’s exactly this kind of thing that helps to form those precious childhood memories. […]

Encouraging Children to Write Thank You Cards …

Encouraging Children to Write Thank You Cards …

I personally think hand-written Thank You cards are so lovely to receive.  Each family will have their own rules on these, but we send them […]

Our Family Christmas Traditions

Our Family Christmas Traditions

We all have Christmas traditions even if we think we don’t! I love love love all of ours. We have big ones and little ones. […]

How To Make A Christmas Yule Log – by Helen Fichtel

How To Make A Christmas Yule Log – by Helen Fichtel

Very many thanks to Helen for writing about this really lovely Christmas craft here on the blog.  Perfect for adults or children alike. I love […]

Pines & Needles Christmas Trees – A Review

Pines & Needles Christmas Trees – A Review

One of our family Christmas Traditions is to go and choose our Christmas Tree together, with the car … and some rope.  It’s a big […]

‘Father Christmas’ at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith – Review

‘Father Christmas’ at the Lyric Theatre in Ha...

Summary: YES! Go and see it. It’s a wonderful magical show and full of good solid vintage loveliness.  It’s based on Raymond Brigg’s book ‘Father […]

Christmas Adverts for 2017!

Christmas Adverts for 2017!

This year’s Christmas Adverts are being released! I don’t know about you, but I love to sit and watch all the mini Christmas movie clips […]

Ultimate Guide To Christmas Movies!

Ultimate Guide To Christmas Movies!

Watching a Christmas Movie together as a family, really is one of the best Christmas traditions.  Get those new Pjs on, that hot chocolate made, […]

Unmissable Magical Christmas Websites

Unmissable Magical Christmas Websites

Here are some fantastic websites, recommended by loads of families for the countdown to Christmas …   Track where Father Christmas is at all times […]