A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

Happy Birthday my beautiful little lady.  You had a very special 3rd birthday as we were on holiday at Yelloh! Village Les Grands Pins.  I wanted it to be special, even though we were away, so you had a princess breakfast with your sister, featuring party bags and fresh croissants, which are your favourite breakfast whether you are at home…

Why I Want My Daughter To Enjoy Travelling As Much As Me

Sponsored post in association with American Express® I believe that travel should be as much a part of our lives when we have a family as it was before we had children, and so I’m delighted to announce my latest partnership with American Express, who agree with me.  During this exciting collaboration, I will be looking at how you can share…

Virry – A Kids Phone App That Does Some Good + Giveaway

As a family we love to travel, get out and about and enjoy what nature has to offer.  So to hear of the great many threats that wildlife face around the world is an upsetting reality, some estimates suggest that certain animals like the Rhino could be completely extinct by 2020.  That’s pretty scary, right?  Virry want to change that,…

5 Ways To Make Your Garden Fun For Kids

As we get closer to spring, I’m starting to think about how to make the garden fun for kids to play in.  I think this summer the garden will really come into it’s own as both our girls enjoy being outside.  I really want to make the garden a place they can enjoy playing together so I’m getting my plans ready.…

Bleu At Nottingham Lakeside Theatre Review

I absolutely love that I am able to share so many trips to the theatre with my family.  I really appreciate being able to share with them different opportunities to enjoy entertainment in all it’s various guises. After we saw Going On A Bear Hunt, we had the opportunity to see a completely different kind of performance.  Bleu by East Midlands…

Burble Baby Review, Giveaway & Discount Offer!

Burble Baby is a Mum and Baby Gift Boutique that I am particularly fond of.  Zena’s Suitcase readers will already know that the lovely Karen from Burble Baby was my Britmums Live sponsor early this year.  It was a complete pleasure to be associated with her and her brand.  Well Karen has been in touch again, and asked if I would review a…

Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads & Tails Game

Orchard Toys recently got in touch with us to see if we would like to try out some of their range of games. We already have a few Orchard Toys games and puzzles, but I hadn’t realised that they are all made from 100% recycled materials and are manufactured in Britain. When I realised this I knew it was a…

City Atlas: Travel The World

City Atlas is a wonderful way to help your child explore different cities all over the world. It’s a lovely book to start developing an appetite for travelling and understanding different cultures.  We were recently sent a copy of the City Atlas by Georgia Cherry & Martin Haake, published by Wide Eyed Editions and here’s what we thought of it.

How To Make A Halloween Costume With Dylon

Halloween is fast approaching and I was just wondering how your preparations were going? Have you bought a pumpkin yet? Have you stocked up on sweets and are your decorations ready? One of the most fun parts of Halloween is dressing up and if you haven’t got the costumes sorted yet I have a great idea for helping you to design your…

Witches Cauldron Paper Plate Craft Idea

Witches Cauldrons are so closely associated with Halloween I just had to feature a children’s craft for how to make one on Zena’s Suitcase.  Here’s last year’s easy toddler witches cauldron if you want to take a peek.  This year it’s all about the paper plates, as they are the perfect shape for adapting into this spooky halloween cooking pot.

Easy Halloween Pumpkin Lantern

Halloween is a great time to get crafty with children.  There are more opportunities to sit down and make things together, and Halloween certainly offers up lots of inspiration.  As promised in my last post about how to make easy Halloween ghost bunting I’ve got some more craft ideas for children suitable for this time of year.