Discovery Sprouts – Outdoor Adventures

Oglee Poglee is fiercely proud of its team and so it’s a pleasure to introduce you to Discovery Sprouts, a new children’s outdoor activity experience set up by our very own arty explorer Bizi and her friend Laura.

With two boys I am no stranger to the outdoors and the benefits is has on my children’s general well being.  A good run around, some fresh air  and a chance to freely explore nature should not be underestimated.   Hands-on learning in a natural environment helps children grow in confidence and self-esteem. They can problem solve, try a new challenge and just be free to imagine.

Discovery Sprouts encourages families to discover the great outdoors and the adventures it offers.   With Bizi and Laura guiding the way children and adults can  jump, squelch, climb, shout and be free!  All the while accompanied by a rumpus of music, theatre and story telling.

Imagine a theatrical outdoors adventure where you and your children can get completely involved in a story.  Music adds atmosphere and imaginatively placed props, temporary installations  and crafts can be discovered along the way.  It sounds a real experience and knowing how creative Bizi is I can guarantee it will be.

So if your family is in need of a large dollop of squelchy fun check out Discovery Sprouts.

Bizi will be a running a regular weekly meet-up in Amersham, Bucks, starting in September and there will be monthly pop-up events for the more immersive, theatrical experience.

Bespoke Children’s Birthday Cakes

Amanda Bradford Cake Design is a kitchen studio specialising in custom handmade cakes.   I met Amanda on the school run and since then she has become my go to lady for amazing cakes.  Not because she is a dear friend but because she makes all her cakes from scratch using the finest, fresh, natural ingredients and the taste is amazing.

There are low sugar and vegan options which have been a saviour for my family gatherings where everyone has different requirements. The elderflower, yogurt and pistachio cake is gluten free and absolutely delicious. Perfect for the centre piece at my mum’s recent big Birthday celebration.

So if you are looking for a children’s birthday cake that tastes as delicious as it looks then get in touch with Amanda Bradford.  Together you can create the perfect birthday cake for your child’s special day.

www.amandabradford.co.uk

We Won! Best Children’s Business in Hertfordshire

We are thrilled to announce that Oglee Poglee won “Best Children’s Business” in the 2018 Muddy Stilettos Awards.  Thank you so much to everyone that votes for us, it really does mean a lot.

What a weekend to win on!  There was a royal wedding and a 70th Birthday celebration for my mum so I was surrounded by friends, family and Champagne most of the weekend which made in extra special.

In true winners style I would like to thank a few people who without their support Oglee Poglee would just not work.  Mainly my husband and children who put up with cardboard everywhere, sequins stuck to their socks and long nights in front of the TV helping me to cut out paper shapes or box up orders.

I also have a fantastic team.  Clare, Helen and Rebecca make all the party bags whilst Jo and Bizi entertain children at our parties.  They are an amazing bunch who bring so much to the company and put up with my creative ramblings and mad moments. I couldn’t do it without you all.

Another big mention is to Rachel for her amazing Pr, everyone at the Design House for their graphic work and our new website, the team at Neal Brothers Packaging who like cardboard as much as me and last but not least Maxine and Saskia who have brought my marketing and web copy into the 20th Century at last.

Thank you for making 2018 an amazing year for Oglee Poglee

Capturing Memories, Photography by Nina Mace

Hopefully you will have noticed some stunning photography of children having fun around the Oglee Poglee website.  I learnt a long time ago that to capture those beautiful moments in a child’s life you need a professional like Nina Mace.

At Oglee Poglee we love working with Nina because she knows how to make it fun.  She has even managed to capture a smile from my very camera shy little boy on a number of occasions. She is a whizz at capturing real smiles and modern family images that any parent would treasure forever.

Nina has carved out a reputation of being one of the most in-demand family photographers and trainers in the industry.  And it’s no surprise she is busy after recently being voted “Best Professional Training” at the prestigious Societies of Photographers trade awards.

With a passion for teaching others and sharing her skills Nina now offers a range of photography courses including a beginners course, helping parents to take natural and fun photos of their children and family.

www.ninamacephotography.com

A Evening of Crafting with First Mummies Club

I first met Lisa of First Mummies’ Club a few years ago and we have kept in touch every since.  Mainly because we love the same things; being crafty and sharing that creative joy with others.

First Mummies’ Club is an ‘after hours’ arts & crafts group specifically for mums.  Held in cosy venues this welcoming club gives mums time and head space to embrace new skills supported by talented artists and craftspeople, What could be more rewarding then a whole evening to create, relax and gain a sense of accomplishment.

If you like the idea of an evening to be creative surrounded by others who feel the same do take a look at First Mummies Club  

First Mummies’ Club currently meets on the  2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7.30-9.30pm at the Fishery Wharf Cafe in Boxmoor.

Booking is essential so do contact Lisa on lisa@firstmummiesclub.co.uk to start your monthly bit of me time!