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How to get the best party photos

We tracked down one of our favourite photographers, Millie Pilkington, to give us a few ideas on how to get the best out of your birthday party photos. Time to get snapping! Before the Party Get the children dressed a good half an hour before everyone arrives so you can take some photos of them […]

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Rose Petal Heart Cake Recipe

An exquisite combination of white chocolate, cardamom, rosewater and raspberries. This cake is temptingly strewn with crystallised petals and white chocolate curls; both can be made a few days ahead, then stored in dry conditions in a cardboard box at room temperature. Rose Petal Heart Cake Recipe SERVES 8 Ingredients: 1 x heart-shaped White Chocolate […]

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Genevieve’s Whimsical Enchanted Garden Party

We’ve got another fabulous ‘Your Party’ submission for you today! Genevieve threw her daughter an 7th birthday party to remember with this fantastic whimsical enchanted garden party.  Over to Genevieve to tell us all about it… The Party Theme: Whimsical Enchanted Garden Party Location: At home in Ashmore Green, Berkshire This party was for our daughter’s 7th birthday party […]

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How to make a Super Scrumptious Tea Party

Inside a little pink, shabby chic teashop in North London, little guests sit around beautiful round tables adorned with vintage china, flowers and pretty napkins where a delightful tea is served. Great for children’s birthday parties, baby showers and sweet 16’s … Take a peek inside! “I’ve always loved afternoon tea for as long as […]

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Space Invaders Party

As your house fills up with aliens and astronauts, it will feel like a space station at the end of the universe. Decorative stars and planets complete the atmosphere. Space room decorations Decking the house with silver stars and a planet or two is quick and easy. Cut stars of different sizes from pieces of cardboard, […]

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Summer Pudding Recipe

In our final extract from ‘Scone with the Wind’, we’re sharing with you the delicious Midsummer Pudding’s Dream – a lovely summer pudding recipe, which is perfect as the days get warmer and longer!  Take two lovely berries moulded on a stem, multiply, and use liberally in this fairy-fabulous Midsummer pudding. Before, the bread was milk-white, now purple […]

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Football Party

With the FA Cup Final coming up in a week’s time, why not organise a small party for the football-mad people in your life? It is all too easy to get carried away asking people over to watch a big game, so make sure that you have enough places to seat everyone and keep numbers […]

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White chocolate and cardamom rosewater sponge recipe

This is very delicately flavoured and the tastes of white chocolate, cardamom and rosewater marry beautifully. White chocolate ganache, which forms the filling, can be tricky. I’ve had my best success using Swiss white chocolate. White chocolate and cardamom rosewater sponge recipe SERVES 8 Ingredients: For the cake: 130g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for […]

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5 ways to use flowers in your baking

As I write the Chelsea Flower Show week has just finished – and naturally I’m continuing the floral theme this month! The very first time I came across the idea of using flowers in the kitchen was when I was working with a Michelin starred chef many years ago. I must admit I thought he […]

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Calling all space rangers and rowdy cowboys! Come and have fun with Buzz at your star command control centre and have a boot kickin’ good time with Woody and his friends. Here are some fun ideas and cool Toy Story party products. Toy story party invitations: Cut out the shape of a star using blue or […]

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