About Ellie

For me, a dab of creative flair, a genuine love of working with children and a passion for organising inspiring and fun events meant that setting up my own business – Buttons – was always inevitable. No other job could make me this happy – from when I get up in the morning to when I go to bed at night, the satisfaction from knowing I’ve made a little person’s day extremely special is second to none.

My mum was a primary school teacher and so when I was younger I got plenty of chances to tag along on school trips and help out when needed. After college I studied for a degree in Design and Sustainable Futures and graduated in 2006 with a 2:1 BA(Hons).  Although I loved my course, and all the techniques it taught me, I knew I didn't want to be a designer so off I went to work in a primary school and teach art for a year.
Messy, fun and totally inspiring, I learnt so much about how children play, how they love to create and to try new things and how fabulously simple life is for them – a world away from the daily grind of being an adult.

As a naturally organised person and one who loves a life of adventure and creativity, the events industry beckoned and I decided to grab the opportunity.  So I put down my paintbrush and went to be a party planner for a children's event company before taking up a position as an events manager for a 4 star hotel.

These two amazing opportunities gave me the experience in everything from creating and planning themed children's parties to handling corporate events for some of the largest businesses in the UK to planning and managing weddings.
Yet however much I enjoyed it all, I missed the chaotic fun of working with children and knew I had to take the knowledge I’d learned and channel it into a job where I could be creative every day – hence the birth of Buttons.

Today I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be able to create parties that children and parents will remember for years. It's the best feeling when you have a group of children laughing and playing together, while the mums and dads can sit back and relax or jump in with their camera to capture all the magical moments that I hope they and their children will remember forever.

Anyway enough about me – and now it’s over to you – enjoy looking around the website and I hope to see you at the next fun filled Buttons Party.

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