How do you feel about Halloween?

October 6th, 2011

Halloween is approaching and we need to decide whether this year we’re going to embrace it or whether we going to ignore it and hide in the house like previous years.

I do appreciate the fun of dressing up, but some of the costumes are scary even for me, let alone my two young children. I just can’t see the fun in a six foot tall teenager wearing a Scream mask, walking the streets in the dark (just the idea of that makes me squeak in fear!).

What do you think? Do you find it all fun or are you a scaredycat, like me?

Dancing queens

July 12th, 2011

I was excited to hear that Claudia Winkleman’s given birth to her third child – a boy, but disappointed that it means she’s not going to be presenting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two this year (Zoe Ball is taking over).

I love Strictly Come Dancing and so do my sons. Although they don’t love it quite enough to wear one of these amazing flamenco dresses. I totally would, if I was thirty years younger…

Fancy dress for Comic Relief

March 15th, 2011

It’s Comic Relief this Friday and if you’re looking for Fancy Dress inspiration (my son’s school has suggested “wacky hair” but other schools may be being a bit more ambitious!) then check out our huge Fancy Dress range.

From dragons for toddlers to fair trade flower girls, there’s something for everyone.

Are you dressing up for St Patrick’s Day?

February 24th, 2011

While we’re on the subject of dressing up, St Patrick’s Day is just three weeks away and this Garden Fairy Dressing Up set is just gorgeous, don’t you think?

The set includes a soft layered net skirt, a beautiful beaded tiara and a set of fairy wings, all presented on a hanger style card.

Plus it would be suitable for other fancy dress opportunities too. Including World Book Day. (Rainbow Fairies, anyone?)

Are you ready for World Book Day?

February 22nd, 2011

This year’s World Book Day is 3 March and since I know many schools ask the students to come in book-related fancy dress, I thought I’d make a few suggestions.

Shockingly, I STILL haven’t read Noel Streatfeild’s classic novel, Ballet Shoes, but I know it’s incredibly popular and a relatively easy costume to create.

This luxurious pink tutu has nine layers of the softest tulle, with the top layer edged in satin ribbon. Plus it’s machine washable and can be tumble dried too.

Cute fairy costume

January 20th, 2011

My youngest turns two tomorrow and I’m getting broody – this adorable picture hasn’t helped. Particularly since, as I’ve said previously, my boys are a total joy but nowhere near as much fun to dress up as a little girl would be.

This gorgeous fairy costume features a soft frothy skirt in pink and lilac shimmer nets, quilted butterfly shaped wings with satin ruched elastic strips, and a headband.

Just adorable.

Dress your busy bee as a buzzy bee

December 9th, 2010

My 2-year-old has recently become besotted with bees. I’ve had to find bee games and bee books to keep him happy, so he would love this bee costume. (Unfortunately for me it only goes up to age 2 and my boy’s pretty big for his age.)

I’m glad he’s discovered bees during winter and so is highly unlikely to come across one in real life. When I was little, I found a “cute little bee” and gave it a stroke, which it did not appreciate.

There’s also a lovely Ladybird costume available.

Childrens Nativity Costumes

November 26th, 2010
Nativity play costumes

Nativity Play Costumes

Just a quick reminder that we have children’s Nativity Costumes and animal fancy dress at Kiddymania for under £10!!

These are full bodied soft velour outfits and range from the much needed Cow, Donkey and Sheep.  We also have in the same range a rooster, Monkey, Lion and Panda.

At uner £10 – these are a true bargain and really not worth trying to make the outi

Pink doesn’t stink

November 11th, 2010

After writing about the Pink Stinks campaign and the Pink & Blue Project here, I read that popstar Pink is pregnant with her first child. So I decided to celebrate by picking out a few of my favourite pink things.

I love these Automoblox cars. Made from solid beech wood, the cars have removeable, interchangeable parts to keep children fascinated for hours on end. Everything is removeable, from the wheels and tyres to the roof. There’s even a little family of people inside.

How adorable is this Pink Tutu Fancy dress costume? It’s made from soft pink cotton jersey with popper fastening on the leotard and the soft net skirt is edged with silver ribbon. Even though it’s described as fancy dress, it’s soft enough to be worn all the time. Well, maybe not all the time…

All babies need a gorgeous cuddly Doudou comforter. Made out of the softest velour it is sure to by a longlasting friend which your little one will treasure. (And it can also be used as a puppet.)

Top 3 fairy gifts

September 23rd, 2010

Fairies don’t ever seem to go out of vogue. From the Flower Fairy books I was obsessed with as a child to those faked fairy at the bottom of the garden photographs to the enormous popularity of the Rainbow Fairies books, fairies are clearly fabulous. Here are three of my favourite fairy gifts.

This fairy dressing up set is so cute. There’s a pretty pink tiered skirt edged in silver ribbon, glittered wings and a butterfly wand. It’s available in size 3+ years. Guaranteed to turn any little girl into a fairy princess.

For those sad occasions when one can’t actually dress up as a fairy, this fabulous finger puppet can fit in a pocket and encourages children’s imaginations through play.

Finally, how about this wooden fairy necklace. It’s the perfect complement to the fairy dressing up outfit – or an excellent way to add a fairy touch to a boring outfit! It’s also inexpensive and perfect for a fairy party party bag.