Sunday, 7 December 2014

My little side line business

It started as me simply making a few bits and bobs first to decorate my tree and then for the kids to have special personalised items. My daughter is called Scarlett and it is quite difficult to find her name in the many ranges of named items.
I made both kids a Santa sack with their names across the front, and some mini stockings to make my tree look a bit more individual. This lead to a few friends asking me to make them sacks for their children, and then I started chatting to one of the mums of my kids friends, she asked me about the bag I was carrying, which I had made, and she asked me if I could make a sack for her son, I then got 4 more orders from school and then subsequent orders for sacks, stockings and even some of the mini stockings.
I am really enjoying making them and still have time to make a few more before Christmas if anyone would like them.
The sacks are £20 each, the stockings £10 and the mini stockings are £10 for ten.
I can personalise the mini stockings to make a garland, these work out at £1.50 per letter.
Please email for more information, or to order any Christmas items.
I also make tote bags
This is one I made with a butterfly on, these are £10 each, and can even have your name stitched on. So far my designs for these are butterfly and flowers, but shout up with any ideas you have

Thursday, 20 November 2014

We are running a competition..........

We are running a competition to win a Mickey Mouse themed party in a box 

All you have to do is complete the form, including answering the very easy question, and then keep your fingers crossed, the closing date for entries is 12th December

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Exciting news about the Doncaster Rovers parties

We are very pleased to announce that as well as running none match day parties on Saturdays we can now offer them Fridays and Sundays as well, meaning we can be much more flexible with dates and times.
For £100 you can get a kick about, a stadium tour and then a meet the mascot, your little one and 14 friends will love. For more information
Or call 07939 329560

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Just had the best news ever...........

About 3 and a half years ago, my little boy, who was still a babe in arms at this point, was diagnosed with a benign tumour at the back of his right eye (haemangiona of the optic) We were told it could effect his eye sight, even close his eye up completely, and as the haemangioma was on his blood vessel they wouldn't operate as the risks were too high.

Today we have been for his annual check up, they are so impressed with his reading, and he has 20-20 vision, that the consultant has decided to give him an open discharge, meaning unless I think he needs to, we no longer need to attend the clinic for check ups.

I feel like a huge weight has lifted off my shoulders

This was the "lump" 3 years ago

The eye is nearly back to normal now
(yes I have realised he is dressed as a cat)

He starts school in September, and other than just watching to make sure he doesn't have a reaccurance of the swelling we now have a totally "normal" 4 year old,and I couldn't be happier.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Tour de France, Grand Depart

As I think the whole country now knows the Tour de France Grand Depart hits Yorkshire this weekend, doing North Yorkshire on Saturday and then heading to South Yorkshire on Sunday.
I live on a road just off Jenkin Road, which they are saying is the steepest gradient road not only in the Grand Depart, but in the whole of the Tour.

Although I have spent the last couple of weeks helping my daughters school get items together for a fund raising stall, as part of the Tour de Wincobank festival, the reality or scale of the event didn't hit me till this morning, as I was dropping the kids off at school an articulated lorry was reversing onto the field (Wincobank common), and by the time I had arrived back home barriers were being erected, metal sheeting was being put down and the whole area was the centre of a full military style operation.
People who's houses are on the direct route have started decorating their houses, so the main roads are a sea of yellow.
I am sure on Sunday I will get in the spirit of things, but at the moment everywhere I turn there are people moving things, and putting things up, and it all seems a bit too busy for my liking.

I will try and take some pictures over the next couple of days and post on my Twitter account @scarlettparties

Viva la tour

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Oh well that didn't last long..................

The world cup dream is over for another 4 years, but don't worry sports fans, Wimbledon starts next week!

I have had a busy week trying to juggle commitments with the kids, and my work, and it is only going to get worse as my other half is working in America for the next week.

I have school runs, school dinners (visiting with my son before he starts school), and after school clubs to juggle along side meetings, and other work commitments, not that I am complaining as I love being busy.

I may even plan a little get together of family and friends over the next few weeks, a bbq and a few drinks maybe, as seems ages since we all got together, might try and arrange around the either the World cup final or the Wimbledon final depending who gets to the respective finals.

Hope you all have some nice parties or get togethers planned whilst the weather is  nice, cause being Britain you can guarantee it won't last.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Weather getting warmer, and the footy is on

Not that we would notice today, but the weather is starting to get warmer, the nights are getting longer, and to make everyone jealous, the footballers are enduring temperatures of 35.

Whether you like football or not, this is the perfect time for that impromptu party you have been trying to throw and putting off for whatever reason.

Whether you have a tiny garden, or a vast estate, it doesn't take much to put a party together.

A bbq is the perfect answer for an outside occasion, but a buffet can work just as well, a couple of cheap buckets from a DIY store, filled with bottles of drinks and ice, a bit of music and the party has been thrown!!!

To extend the party past dusk, fairy lights from the Christmas tree, placed around the garden, can give that bit of glamour and also a bit of light, as well as solar lights and candles.

If you want to roll with the world cup theme, flags from the teams competing around the garden, and the games playing on the telly (either outside, or in the living room) can add to the atmosphere.

Hope you take the opportunity to get creative and throw that long overdue party, send me photos if you do would love to see them and will show the best ones in future blogs

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Mickey Mouse party for a very important client

This weekend was a very special weekend, my little boy turned 4, the did his usually trick of inviting the whole of his class before discussing it with me first.
He then decided that his party had to be mickey mouse themed, and there was no swaying from this.

I decided to use my Party in a box range ( with a few added extras.

I didn't go for full theming for the party, as the majority of the children were 3 and 4, and we were also having a children's magician to come and entertain the kids, so the theming was left just to the table, and party bags.

The overall cost of the party with the room hire and the magician, theming and food was £220, the party catered for 20 children, meaning the overall cost per child was £11. The party in a box is £40 for 10 children, so works out at £4 per head.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Year, New philosophy

The indulgence of Christmas and New year have passed, and we are finally into the dreaded January, this year I am approaching things a bit differently, instead of setting resolutions for myself that I know I will break within a couple of days, I have set myself personal targets that I wish to achieve by the end of 2014. 
I want to walk at least a mile a day, so 365 miles, hopefully achieved by the end of 2014, and also hope to swim 3 miles a week, this is 156 miles for the year. I am hoping this will get me fitter but also give me some much needed 'ME' time, that I don't currently get.
I am also hoping to be much more organised personally than I have been up to now, I am going to have time just for the kids, with no email or telephone distractions,and hopefully if we have time between all this activity and Rob's running, some time quality time with my hubby.

As ever I have set myself targets for the business, these I hope are manageable, but only time will tell.

Happy New Year, and I hope 2014 is happy, healthy and wealthy for you all.