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Cheap & Cheerful Party Decoration Ideas

Lorraine Winter

11th November marks Origami Day, the ancient skill of paper folding. And it’s exactly what you need because decorations can be expensive. But there are ways to keep the costs down and decorate on a budget, including making some creative…

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5 Quick Last Minute Halloween Party Foods

Lorraine Winter

Do you get stuck for ideas when hosting a Hallowe’en party? We talk about how to create some spooky last minute nibbles that will put a smile on everyone’s face! The invites have gone out. Your guests are making the…

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6 Easy After-School Boredom Busting Activities

Lorraine Winter

The kids have been back at school for a few weeks now and after school boredom is starting to get to them. Fill the void between coming home time and tea time with these entertaining and fantastic boredom busting activities…

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How Phone Apps Can Upgrade Your Party Organising

Lorraine Winter

Party organising has never been easier thanks in part to the array of apps available. We take a look at some of our favourite party organising apps that we’ve come across. Which apps would you add to the list? Some…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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6 Super Sleepover Ideas

Lorraine Winter

“Please can I have a sleepover?” it is a question that fills every parent with dread. A house full of kids running rampant and not sleeping until the wee small hours is enough to put any parent off. But with…