Friday, 31 October 2014

Alternative Ideas Instead of Trick Or Treating

I might sound like a mean parent but I'm not keen on trick or treating. It is a tradition bought over from America that doesn't really translate so well over here. I don't like the idea of taking my kids out  walking round the streets after dark and the only trick or treaters I seem to get at my door are rowdy teenagers asking for money which isn't what Halloween is all about.

However I don't dislike the idea of Halloween itself so I have five alternative ideas to trick or treating to share with you all.

1. Halloween treasure hunt.

Now this can be done either indoors or outdoors depending on the whether. I like to hang up spooky clues and directions and of course you either find a trick or treat in each hiding place.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Come And Party With Dora

Being a mum to four girls there is one programme I have watched a lot and that is Dora the Explorer. With memorable characters like Boots and Back Pack and the added bonus that it begins to teach your kids Spanish, it is a cartoon that I've always been happy to put on.

And just like my children, Dora has changed over time.

This Monday she is back with a whole new bunch of friends. Dora's new programme, Dora and Friends : Into The City will be premiering over on Nickolodeon at 5pm on the 3rd of November and what better way to celebrate than with a party.

I have been picked along with some other lovely bloggers to host a fantastic Twitter party, hooray!!!

So come and join myself and Dora over on Twitter between 4 and 6pm on Monday for lots of fun, games and competitions. With plenty of prizes to be won, this is one party you don't want to miss.

Simply follow myself @MamaMummyMum and @UKMumstv and join in and using the #doraandfriends hash tag.

I hope to see you all there, looking forward to tweeting with you all.


Worms You Can Eat…..

Worms you can eat?? No I've not been auditioning for I'm a celebrity get me out of here, I've been attempting to make jelly worms ready for a Halloween treasure hunt for the girls.

A simple procees that turns out to be a bit tricky in the end….


* 1 packet of jelly in your flavour of choice
* 1 sachet of gelatine
* 2 tsp of food colouring (I chose red)
* 2 tbsp whipping cream (optional)
* 1/2 pint boiled water
* 1/2 pint of cold water
* hanful of straws

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Ecohydra Hand Sanitiser Review

ecohydra hand sanitiser
Germs, they are all around us and although we can't completely iradicate them, we can certainly do our best to lower the risk of spreading them around. And the silly thing is, most methods are so simple, like washing our hands after going to the toilet. It is surprising just how many people don't do it!!

Ecohydra antibacterial hand sanitiser foam makes keeping our hands clean a simple process, especially when there aren't things like soap or water around. 

This alcohol free santiser comes in two sizes. A larger 200ml bottle and a smaller travel size 50 ml bottle, perfect for popping your changing bag or your hand bag.

Barbie Fashion Design Maker Review

As my girls get older they are becoming more aware of what they wear and are gradually creating their own style rather than relying on me to pick out their clothes. They're certainly gaining an eye for fashion as I am always catching them drawing their own clothing designs.

We were recently sent a toy which was just perfect for my eldest two daughters, the Barbie Fashion Design Maker.

barbie fashion design maker

This is Barbie with a twist.

This doll doesn't come with any clothes, oh no. Instead it comes complete with printable fabric and accessories ready for you to create your very own clothing line for Barbie using the app which can be found both on the computer and on tablets/iPad.

The styles that your child creates online can then be saved and/or printed out. Once printed you can stick your designs straight onto Barbie or save them in the included portfolio bag.

Celebrating Halloween With A Little Help From Aldi

You may have noticed a certain theme to my posts this week, yes Halloween is the hot topic at the moment. And whether you are planning on going trick or treating, throwing a party or just doing a spot of Halloween baking, Aldi have something for your every need in their Halloween special buys range.

I was kindly sent a few items from their range to help the kids and I have a bit of Halloween fun over half term.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

10 Spooktacular Halloween Activities

Tis the season for trick or treating. Yes Halloween is upon us. I've asked a few other lovely bloggers for some wonderful Halloween activities to share with you all, ideas of things that you can be doing with your kids whilst they're off on half term. So below are 10 spooktacular craft and baking activities for you to try.

1. First up are some amazing Halloween candles over on In The Playroom. An activity that might sound complicated but is infact easy to do with spooktacular results.


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