More about Keep This Cracker...

These Re-usable Party Crackers are an eco-friendly alternative to the standard disposable cracker.


My Story

I am Bea Thackeray designer/inventor of the Re-usable Party Cracker. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I wanted to see if it was possible to make a Party Cracker you can re-use.

With a flash of inspiration and a huge pile of prototypes later, I launched the first Re-usable Gift Box Crackers in July 2013. Since then I've been busy working on new ideas for Wedding Favours and personalised designs.

I'm proud that the ‘Hellebore’ design has been awarded Highly Commended in the GA 'Gift of the Year’ awards. The ‘Mini Favour Gift Box Crackers' were short-listed in the Eco-friendly category.

'Keep This Cracker' Gift Box Crackers are made in the UK. All packaging, promotional material and component parts are sourced from UK manufacturers (with the exception of the snaps).

The full collection of Re-usable Crackers are available to buy online here. Also sold on my Etsy store.

Feel free to find me on LinkedIn for my full bio. (see the social media links at the bottom of the page).


Here's my '60 Second Pitch' filmed at the International Spring Fair (Birmingham NEC)

PS. To those who know me as 'Keep This Design', I have since updated the name.

More News

Very proud to announce that 'Keep This Cracker' won the #SBS (Small Business Sunday) Award. Chosen by Theo Paphitis.

If you'd like a chance to win, tweet about your business on Sundays between 5 - 7.30 pm and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted by @TheoPaphitis every Monday at 8pm.

For more information about Small Business Sunday please visit


I have loved meeting customers at fairs across the country, from Glasgow to Bournemouth! Keep in touch to hear about where I will be next...

What customers say...

It took a long search to find your lovely looking crackers and I have already bought things for inside! Thank you for selling these great alternatives to the wasteful normal ones. Veronica Carter

Crackers arrived today and they look great - thank you for your excellent service too! Frances Quinlan

Your crackers have got to be the best thing since sliced bread! Well done! So excited to find these. Belinda MacDonald

I purchased some crackers from you last year… they were such a hit, I plan to buy a few packs to give to friends as gifts and encourage the re-use approach wider. Cheryl 

We are delighted with our purchase, beautifully made and such a fantastic idea. Emma Louise Smith

Congrats on a super product, having now tried it out, I like it even more than before (and that was already a lot)! Sharon Keilthy

Let me know when you have more of your beautiful crackers. So far I am almost completely reusable at Christmas now and stumbled upon your gorgeous Creations and I am in love! Amy Louise

I was really excited to get your crackers. Congratulations on making such an awesome product! Tamsin Perry

Used them for the first time this Christmas, brilliant!‬

Vickie Ledsom

Received my crackers today. Lovely and very pleased. Thanks  Joan Revell

I think reusable crackers are a fabulous idea - normal crackers are such a waste and you buy each year, throw away and tend not to like the contents anyway!'  Theresa Pert

‘We filled the crackers with chocolates to give to our guests on Mother’s Day and they were very well received, the perfect surprise and a great topic of conversation at the lunch table.’ 
Chamane Epps - Sales & Events Manager

'I think these crackers are a great idea, I wanted crackers as a favour carrier for my wedding but the thought of lots of crumpled torn paper all over the tables like normal crackers after they have been pulled was putting me off the idea, then I came across the “keep this cracker” website and thought these are perfect, the box stays intact, no mess on table. I think they are a very good price also. Many thanks for great services, one very satisfied customer.' 
Sandra Collinson

'Just a quick note to say that our crackers have arrived and they are absolutely great! Thank you!'
Charlotte Glenn

'It was a pleasure working with Bea. We and our clients were really happy about the crackers and we had fun playing with them during the Christmas period. The crackers looked lovely and worked well, as we wanted to offer something different to our client. Furthermore, they were easy to make. Thank you so much!'
Vanessa Chalcou (AV Projections)

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