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8 Tips for Hosting a Fun Wine Tasting Evening

Lorraine Winter

Wine tasting evenings are a fantastic way to spend time with friends and family, as well as celebrate a birthday or another kind of event. But how do you create a sophisticated wine tasting evening, without it ending in a…

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Lorraine Winter

There are many traditional customs around Chinese New Year. Living in the multi-cultural society that we do, hosting a get-together at Chinese New Year is a great way of spending time with all family and friends. But what customs can…

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How to Host a Children’s Baking Party

Lorraine Winter

Baking is a fantastic activity to do with children. From creating savoury treats to delicious sweets there are many different things you can make with your party guests. But, it can soon dissolve into a chaotic mess if you aren’t…

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How to Throw a Traditional Burns Night Party for Family and Friends

Lorraine Winter

Burns Night is an annual event, held on the 25th January each year as a means of celebrating the birth of the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. Starting a few years after his death in 1796, it is now…

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6 Ideas for Memorable Party Favours for All Ages

Lorraine Winter

Party bags can present parents with many issues, especially those stuffed full of sweets and other high-sugar snacks. The time has come to rescue kids party bags and we have some great ideas for memorable party favours. How to Create…

food buffet

7 Tips for a Great Buffet on a Budget

Lorraine Winter

A successful buffet takes a little planning but with these great hints and tips, your guests will love the array of delicious food on offer. And better still, your budget won’t be stretched too far either! An important part of…

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Alternative New Year’s Eve Party Suggestions

Lorraine Winter

Perhaps you’re not a New Year’s Eve person, or perhaps you’re just looking for something a little different to the traditional drinking and partying? Here are some alternative suggestions for a great New Year’s Eve party. Although we often feel…

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Ultimate Party Clean Up Tips

Lorraine Winter

Whatever kind of party you’ve been hosting- be it for an adult, child or a teen, you’re going to have to face the clean-up operation at some point. The good news is that it isn’t too difficult to clean up…

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Make the Christmas Party As Stress Free As Possible With These Tips

Lorraine Winter

Christmas can be a stressful time of year for any host, and with so many guests, so much food and so much potential for disaster, you could probably benefit from these handy tips to reduce the stress. Make organising easy…

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The Rise of the Low Key Stag Weekend

Lorraine Winter

In the past, a stag weekend was all about drinking, partying and embarrassing the groom-to-be as much as possible. These days, the reality is very different. How can you throw a great stag do? Stags these days are more about…