pirate ship

How to Host a Pirate Birthday Party

Lorraine Winter

Shiver me timbers, is that Talk Like a Pirate day I see coming over the horizon? A pirate themed birthday party is perfect at this time of year and we talk you through everything from fun decorations, game and food…

chocolate covered cake pops

5 Fun Birthday Cake Alternatives

Lorraine Winter

We know it’s a tradition as old as singing ‘Happy Birthday’ but we need to be honest – not everyone enjoys indulging in a birthday cake. From just not being a cake fan to finding the combination of towering tiers…

four adults in fancy dress, including Sherlock Holmes, a magician, Elvis Presley and The Hulk

Hilarious Adult Fancy Dress Themes

Lorraine Winter

Is there anyone who didn’t enjoy the dressing up box? By wearing a different hat or enjoying dressing in a costume, we could transport ourselves from reality to a world of fantasy and adventure. Creative Fancy Dress Ideas We assume…

The Best Vegan Party Food Ideas

Lorraine Winter

What a vegan doesn’t eat Before you can start planning your delicious menu for your party guests, you need to understand what the vegan diet is all about. Essentially, being a vegan is a lifestyle, a choice not to consume…

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Eco-Friendly Parties – Are They Possible?

Lorraine Winter

By keeping a supply of reusable party supplies, you can host an eco-friendly party without compromising on style or your budget. So how can you do this? We all know we need to reduce what we use and throw away….

teddy bear dressed in Scottish clothing

5 Tips for Hosting a Teddy Bear Picnic

Lorraine Winter

Teddy bear picnics are now so popular that they are celebrated with their very own day every July. Perfect for toddlers (and older children too!), they are an easy, relatively-mess-free birthday party. In this blog, we explore tips for hosting…

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Do Classroom Gifts Help Students?

Lorraine Winter

Many teachers like to reward their students for all their hard work during the year with a gift. Do these end-of-year gifts have a positive effect? And what kind of gifts are suitable? A gift is a wonderful thing to…

pizza next to quarter full mason jar glass

7 Tips for Throwing a Fantastic Pizza Party!

Lorraine Winter

Party Pizza Day is celebrated worldwide every May but with pizza surely being the most universally loved food, we think you can have a pizza party any day of the year. Better still, it is a party that works for…

coloured mason jar party supplies with labels attaches

Why Mason Jars are one of the Best Party Supplies

Lorraine Winter

We’ve long known the versatility of the mason in the kitchen and around the home, but did you know it is also fantastic during party season?   How Can You Use Mason Jars As Party Supplies? Available in a range…

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4 Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gifts

Lorraine Winter

Getting your child to choose something special for Father’s Day is no easy feat, especially as their idea of buying on a budget can be very different to yours! Why not get them crafting instead to make a truly unique…