Seasonal

Dec
15

Quick and easy party food

The presents are wrapped, the food is bought and everything is ready. At this time of year, there always looms the possibility of an unexpected guest (in addition to the one coming down the chimney). You might have asked a friend or two over for the evening, and they have brought a friend…or two. Whatever the situation, its good to have a few failsafe ingredients on standby for last-minute party food.

 

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Dec
06

Cranberry Vodka

This is a fruity seasonal infusion, which will put any leftover cranberries to good use. It’s worthy of  leaving out for Father Christmas when he visits, a great gift idea or perfect for toasting the arrival of 2015. Drink it cold from the freezer in small glasses.

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Dec
04

Homemade Christmas Fun

At the chilly end of the year, indoor activities come into their own and are a great way of keeping the kids busy during the holidays. Donning an apron and heading for the warmth of the kitchen might appeal, or making Christmas cards, decorations or presents; there are plenty of Christmas craft activities to choose from.

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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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Nov
01

Preparing for Advent

advent blocksHalf-term coming to an end means that Christmas isn’t too far away. You may not have started your Christmas shopping yet…or perhaps you’ve already finished? Apart from the presents, here are a few of our favourite things to bear in mind with the start of Advent just a month away!

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Oct
22

Remember, Remember

The 5th November! Bonfire Night is the perfect time for wrapping up warm and getting together with friends. You may be going to one of the many firework displays across the country or planning a party at home. Here are a few ideas for hosting your Bonfire Night party outside.

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Oct
20

Indoor Games from Sharky & George

Sharky & George Party Smartie SuckingStuck for original ideas for kid’s indoor party games this season? We asked party entertainers extraordinaire, Sharky and George, to put their expert heads together for some autumn boredom-busting inspiration, with a couple especially for Halloween and Christmas. We’re sure it will come in handy, just in time for half term…

 

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