When do kids find out about Santa?

Vouchercodes.co.uk have done a little survey into Christmas  The survey revealed that 46% of children under 18 have never believed in Santa! (OMG!!!) It also…

Free Super Santa Visits and Free Cracking Christmas Cards

Are you running a bit late and money running a bit tight? I ‘ve bl;ogged about these over the last couple of weeks but thought…

Cheap Christmas gifts they will love

Cheap Christmas gifts they will love My kids have statred mentioning Tinkerbell and Lego a lot. Santa letters and catalogues keep appearing on my desk.…

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper & Tags

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper Wrapping paper isn’t particularly expensive but it is fun as well as a bit more frugal to make your…

Free treats to relax your little ones this Christmas

I love to bring you fabulous freebies………………. Relax Kids are offering some lovely free gifts for christmas.  There  is a full 45 mins mp3 download…

How to make Magic Reindeer Dust (option for non christmas celebrating kids too)

Today – A recipe for anyone wanting to know how to make reindeer dust along with a reindeer dust poem to read while you sprinkle.…

How to visit Santa for free

*STOP PRESS* From today, simply go to http://portablenorthpole.tv/ upload some details about your child and you will get emailed a video form Santa totally personalised to your…

Kids Christmas fancy dress and nativity costumes – do you buy or make?

 I have to say I think Clothing at Tescos kids nativity and Christmas costumes are really brilliant. They look ace, have great accesories and only cost…

Christmas past..my story

When I was little on Christmas Eve my Uncle Ernest would visit ( it was the only day in the year we ever saw him)…

How to make chocolate covered spoons: (Homemade Christmas)

How to make chocolate covered spoons I always think it’s nice to take a gift when you are visiting at Chrstmas but it’s tough when…

What my dad taught me about simplifying Christmas.

Simplifying Christmas What simplifying Christmas means to me is making it all  about traditions and not things. Not worrying about money or masses of presents…

How to make a DIY Hobby Horse (Homemade Christmas)

How to make a DIY Hobby Horse Maggy at RED TED ART is one of the most crafty people I know and she keeps it so…

Another option for your childs Christmas Present: OXFAM UNWRAPPED. Pls take a look.

Reducing materialism in our own children and encouraging their empathy and generosity are common aims amongst most of the parents I know. Reaching outside of…

Birthday presents for other peoples children on a budget

 Birthday presents for other peoples children Birthday presents for other peoples children do not need to be expensive. Other children’s parties are a fantastic and…

Banish the party bags (budgeting birthday ideas)

Should we banish party bags ?     I love birthdays I think they are utterly magic and can make the birthday girl or boy…

20 SUPER CHEAP BUT FABULOUS kids birthday pressie ideas

 Top value cheap priced birthday presents  Here are a few ideas. Focus on the child not impressing the parent or keeping up with the Jones’s,…

A totally simple FREE Christmas gift idea

A free Christmas gift idea – so simple   Tiny little hands and feet On a simple white canvas in my kitchen I have the…

Secret songs from a mother to her child (a perfect gift)

Some gifts cost nothing but love and these are wonderful to create on those most special of occasions. I have gifted songs to both my…

Top Five Tips For a TRADITIONAL Party on a Budget

Thanks to  Louise Plunkett from www.sweetpeaparties.com. Louise is a party expert! Sweet Pea Parties are suppliers of  traditional party supplies, from party bags to bunting.She…

The Budget Birthday Cupcake

Massive thanks to Becks at  http://englishmum.com for being a fab cook and a very generous guest blogger.  Birthdays are an expensive business.  Even before you get…