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Plum & Liquorice Jelly Recipe

This plum & liquorice jelly recipe from ‘Five: 150 effortless ways to eat your 5+ fruit and veg a day’ by Rachel de Thample, is a sophisticated take on a childhood favourite! This jelly is full of fun and fruit. The liquorice is a brilliant complement to the plums – sweet and aniseedy. A match made in […]

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Strawberries & Cream Party

What better way to celebrate the Wimbledon with an All England tea party. Invite friends and family over for an afternoon of strawberries & cream, scones and Pimms galore. Red Polka partyware is just the ticket for a colourful celebration and games of short tennis! Strawberries & Cream Party Invitations Red coloured card cut out […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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