An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
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Clip Art

Clip Art

Hurrah, at last a kids hair accessory brand that isn’t all glitter and fairies. Lottie Nottie make (mostly) hair clips and bands for girls who aren’t obsessed by pink. Launched in 2011, the story goes like this: With a tomboy daughter, founder Charlotte found it hard to buy hair clips that weren’t the usual girlie...
Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles offers hands-on craft workshops and bespoke parties for kids. Based in London, they run workshops from various locations and venues (mostly in East London) and can even come to your house. Workshops are fun, bursting with crafty new challenges and lots of giggles. “Our workshops are shaped to offer children ages 4-12 years (bespoke...
Bonbon Balloons

Bonbon Balloons

These definitely are the most wonderful balloons we ever did see. Perfectly round, they arrive in a white box filled with tissue paper and confetti and float out, trailing a meter long decorative hand crafted string bearing a personalised message. Yes £25 is quite a lot to spend on a balloon but just imagine receiving...
Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

Party Ideas #3: Backyard Olympics

In the spirit of 2012, hold a mini Olympics birthday party in your back garden and let the competitive kids knock themselves out. Invite: Forget about the horrid 2012 logo and go for traditional Olympic rings, or the art deco/nouveau style of early last century. Look to Olympic posters from bygone days for inspiration. Invite...
Party Ideas #2: Alice In Wonderland

Party Ideas #2: Alice In Wonderland

A good excuse to throw a mad tea party and generally be a bit bonkers. Perfect for girls who love fantasy. Invite: Either a playing card or a label (like the ‘drink me’ labels Alice finds) asking guests to meet you in wonderland, and not to be late for a very important date Dress: Each...
Present Heaven

Present Heaven

Never again will you be at a loss for birthday present ideas. The Oak Room, a shop in the grounds of Hatfield House, is like an Aladdin’s cave of tastefully chosen, crafty, arty items for home and garden. But who wants to leave the house to buy a present?! Their website holds the best of...
Party Ideas #1: Where The Wild Things Are

Party Ideas #1: Where The Wild Things Are

The ideal party theme for feral boys. If you’ve got a big garden even better because things could get pretty wild. Invite: Cut out a crown from metallic card or the outline of a wild thing from light brown card and write party details on the back Dress: Wild Things, obvs. Birthday boy can wear...