My name is Michelle and welcome to The Purple Pumpkin Blog where we Cook • Create • Celebrate!

It’s great to have you here! Join me as I share delicious recipes and creative ideas for seasonal events, parties, travel, and lifestyle. I think up the ideas so you don’t have to!

There are three main hubs on The Purple Pumpkin Blog.  Just click below to where you want to go.


Or if you just want to read it all, you can jump right in and start reading my blog posts

If you want something a bit more specific here are some options: 
Recipes | Free Printables | Seasonal Stuff | Crafts | Party Planning | Disney Trip Reports

And in case you’re wondering… I LOVE the colour purple, I have an obsession with pumpkins – and that’s how the name of my blog was born!

Keep scrolling to find out more about me, my family and my blog, and join me on social media – links below!

• About Me •

I live in London, UK with my husband, [young adult] son, and pet cat Pumpkin. I’m a born and bred Londoner, born within the sound of the Bow Bells in East London back in the ’70s; making me a true Cockney and an age that I try not to think about too much these days! As the daughter of a publican, we moved around a fair bit as children (we being, mum, dad, 3 siblings and me!) – I have lived all over London and Essex. 

Some things I love: being creative, my family, Halloween, bullet journalling, the colour purple, taking photographs, painting with watercolours, Greek-Cypriot food & Disney!

Us at Magic Kingdom

As a family, we enjoy travelling (especially to Orlando and Walt Disney World, where we are Disney Vacation Club Members at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows), days out, weekends away, dining out, gaming, reading, music, going to concerts, and socialising with friends & family.

I also run a second Disney focused blog – Disney Tips & Trip Reports, but there is tons of Disney stuff here too!

I am self employed and work from home as a full-time, professional Blogger. Prior to my current job, I ran my website design business, New Moon Web Designs for 10 years.

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• About The Purple Pumpkin Blog •

I started this blog back in November 2011 as a place for me to write about parties that I threw for my friends and family – starting with my favourite holiday of all – Halloween!

Over the years it has evolved into a creative lifestyle blog. It gives me the opportunity to be creative, share my ideas, and inspire others to try them. I call my blog a creative lifestyle blog, because it seems to fit with everything I do. I am a creative person, and I think that shows throughout my blog. I cover many topics on my blog including: Food & Drink; Free Printables; Seasonal Ideas; Crafts; Party Planning; Travel; and Lifestyle.

Every blog needs a tag line, and mine is:
as it covers pretty much everything I do on my blog!

The Purple Pumpkin Blog was a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2015 and 2014; and shortlisted for a Brilliance in Blogging Award 2013 (Lifestyle).

Brand Collaborations

I am happy to work with brands, through content creation, reviews, giveaways and more. Some of the brands that I have worked with include: Emirates, FloridaTix, uni-ball, Coca-Cola, and Dolmio. If you are a brand, business, media or PR agency, please do feel free to visit my work with me page for more information.