Grown Up Parties

Nov
20

Celebrate Thanksgiving

thanksgiving napkinsMany US expats will be celebrating Thanksgiving at the end of November. We love the sentiment behind this late autumn holiday which has in modern times become synonymous with spending precious time with friends and family to give thanks over a meal – so we might just join in.

 

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Nov
19

Christmas Drinks Party Ideas

Christmas Drinks Party IdeasThe nights are drawing in and the party season is almost upon us! Here are a few tips for organising a festive gathering for friends to save you unnecessary fuss, so that you can focus on having a good time.

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Aug
08

Wild West Party Theme

Cowboy party themeSaddle up and have your lassos at the ready! Combining decorations in primary colours, checked patterns and Wild-West favourites such as cacti, sheriff’s badges and horses, a cowboy party theme means a rootin’-tootin’ summer celebration for all ages…

 

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Jun
23

Shipwrecked Party!

palm treeMake believe that you’ve all been washed up on foreign shores with a shipwrecked party, the perfect theme for a warm summer’s evening. Send out your messages in bottles and gather friends and family for pirate jigs, plenty of grog and treasure hunts.

 

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Jun
16

Celebrate the 4th of July

party hatOur US friends celebrate Independence Day on 4th July each year with parties and fireworks. Why not join in the fun this summer, perhaps with a daytime picnic or an evening barbeque with friends and family? Get together, decorate in red, white and blue and celebrate all things American.

 

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Jun
06

World Cup Football Party

world cup feverAll eyes will be on Brazil from 12th June this year for the exciting month-long festival of the beautiful game that is the Football World Cup. Gather your soccer-loving family and friends for a session of sport, food and fun.

 

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May
26

British Barbecue Party

kids british partyRainy days will subside and sunny spells will reign (we hope). It’s time to dust off the barbecue and ask friends round for a party in the garden as you never know how long it will last! Beating the rain is all part of the fun at a thoroughly British cookout…

 

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May
21

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Tiered Cake Recipe

strawberry and vanilla cake cropdAlice Hart is a self-confessed fruit-cake hater, so from her book Friends at My Table she kindly shares a delicious alternative, perfect if you are planning on making your own wedding cake. Simple to decorate, it looks utterly gorgeous too. WARNING: this is not a project for the faint-hearted! If you’re up to the challenge, read on…

 

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