Blog

Summer Music Festival Party

As the summer stretches out ahead, daydreams turn to events in the fresh air. Festivals are a huge part of the fun, but if you’re not up for risking the weather and pitching your tent, create a festival atmosphere at home – great for a teenager or adult’s birthday party. Picture yourself standing there, cider […]

Continue Reading
Celebrate the 4th of July

Our 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. 4th July Party Decorations Decorate your garden walls, […]

Continue Reading
Wimbledon Tennis Party

The British tennis season is upon us, with the Wimbledon tournament finally under-way. Dust off your tennis whites and host a get-together complete with tennis-themed party games, smashing food and plenty of strawberries and cream, inspired by the All-England Club. As well as all the gripping on-court action, Wimbledon fortnight is well-known for the mountains […]

Continue Reading
Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe

Brownies are sure to go down a treat at any party, and with this simple recipe from James Morton’s new book: ‘How Baking Works’, we’re going to be making them all summer long! This recipe was inspired by the delightful Rachel Allen, who I believe created or at least propagated this simple method of making a […]

Continue Reading
Time for Tennis!

With the Wimbledon tennis tournament just around the corner what better way to get into the summer spirit than throwing a tennis themed party? A party combining sport, scrumptious food and fun outdoor games – there is sure to be something for everyone. The Wimbledon finals are on 11th and 12th of July so why not […]

Continue Reading
Strawberry & Elderflower Cake Recipe

Strawberries, sun kissed and ripened are totally delicious. Pile high in a bowl and sprinkle with vanilla sugar to serve – I always have a jar in my kitchen. Fill a large jar with caster sugar and add a couple of split vanilla pods. Seal and leave a week or two and sprinkle all summer […]

Continue Reading
Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Mid-summer is just around the corner (the longest day was yesterday and now the nights are beginning to lengthen again – perish the thought!) Our gardens are in full bloom and the hedgerows are still lined with white lacy elderflower bushes. I’m just in time to make my elderflower cordial this year – I live in […]

Continue Reading
Throw a Tropical Hawaiian Party

These lighter and longer evenings mean that summer’s finally here. Celebrate with a Hawaiian luau, bringing the bright colours of the exotic Pacific islands to your home or garden. This tropical party theme is great for a family gathering, a children’s birthday, or even better, a Hawaii Five-O 50th birthday party. Wrap the party room […]

Continue Reading
1 2 3 18