Ideas to brighten up your party

4 Ideas to Brighten Up any Party

When it comes to parties, those doing the hosting are always conscious of making sure the event is as exciting and memorable as it possibly can be. There are numerous ways to achieve this, whether you’re looking to spend a small fortune on creating a majestic party spectacle or want to achieve something grand on […]

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Wedding Playlist and First Dance Songs

Choosing the first dance song for your wedding can be a very daunting and tough decision. The bride to be usually takes care of this and tries hard to find a song that means something to the couple and a song they can connect with. Some people choose the song that was playing on their […]

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Ideas for childrens activity parties

Children’s activity parties are becoming more popular as they provide a fun experience for the birthday boy or girl and their guests. A rented hall and a bouncy castle might not suit everyone and they may prefer a more active event to work off some of that energy. There are plenty of ideas for children’s […]

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Host a classy black and white party

A black and white theme adds a touch of sophistication to any party. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or dinner party black and white makes the whole experience classier. To execute this classic theme properly ask guests to throw on their best suit or frock fit for a posh event. Outfits Gentlemen can […]

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Wedding cakes that definitely make the cut.

Cakes have been an important centrepiece at a wedding, but why? The wedding cake as we know it today was originally made of small wheat cakes. These were broken over the head of the bride to bestow fertility and send good luck for her future. This is one wedding cake tradition, that thankfully for the […]

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Stir up a storm with these easy cocktail recipes

Give your guests a taste of luxury and stir together some delicious and delightfully easy cocktails that they are sure to love. Making cocktails at home has never been more popular- or simple, you can buy most of the tasty ingredients in your local supermarket. These lovely, but easy cocktail recipes are guaranteed to go […]

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Baby Girl Birth Announcements Template Free Download

  As promised here is our baby girl birth annoucement cards now available to download for free. Showcasing an adorable owl in pink and green there is space for you to fill in all the details of your gorgeous new baby to let everyone share your exciting news. To download you just need to share […]

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Setting the mood for a Valentines evening

Valentines; the one day a year you get to show your loved one how much they really mean to you. So why not make the most of it! It isn’t about spending money on fancy restaurants or buying the biggest bunch of flowers, a simple homemade meal will show your affection just the same. So […]

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Baby Boy Birth Announcements Template Free Download

  If you’ve just had a baby boy then you will be dying to announce the exciting news with all the details to friends and family.  Download this free birth announcement template to print yourself and let everyone know about your gorgeous baby boy. A cute litle train in pastel blues and greens feature on […]

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Dig out your tie-dye top and throw a swinging 60’s party!

Psychedelic bright colours, peace symbols and fluorescent flower designs are perfect for setting the mood for your groovy get together. Your guests will love a 60s party as they can don their best hippy costume, let their hair down (or indeed up in a 60’s do) and enjoy some old school funky tunes. Music Well, […]

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How to throw the perfect kids’ birthday party

If you are planning a childs’ birthday party we have some ideas to help things run a little smoother. When it comes to potential for stressful logistics, kids’ parties rank second to weddings! We’re here to give you some helpful guidance and inspiration for the little ones big day. Choosing a Theme they will love Picking […]

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New Year’s Eve Party Playlists

New Year’s Eve is the time most people put their best outfit on and head out for a fun filled night with friends or loved ones. If you are planning on throwing a New Year’s Eve bash this year we have put together a few playlists to get everybody up on their feet! Filled with […]

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Free Christmas Tree Poster for Download

  Following on from our Walking in a DIY Wonderland blog, this week we have a lovely Christmas poster for you to download. With a chalkboard background to give a vintage feel Jingle Bells has been printed in some lovely typefaces to make a Christmas tree.  This poster would look great either mounted in a […]

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Walking in a DIY Wonderland

Want to make your home look like santa’s grotto, but need to save your pennies for gifts? We are sharing a few cheap, easy to do DIY tutorials to get your festive bells ringing. DIY decor means you will have more to spend on your loved ones and have unique decorations in your home. Cardboard […]

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Free Christmas Thank You Notes Template for Download

  This week we have a fabulously festive Friday Freebie! If you hate the thought of handwriting Christmas thank you notes simply download our little elf template, print the number of copies you need and  just fill in the name, the present and sign them – job done and you can focus on having more […]

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Free Frankenstein Halloween Party Invitation Template

    We’re back with another great free template for you to download and print yourself.  This bright and bold Frankenstein Halloween party invitation is just the ticket to invite your guests to your Halloween party and we are letting you download it for free. To get your free invitation template available for download all […]

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Host an engagement bash to remember!

If you have just got engaged, congratulations! Arranging the engagement party is such an exciting element of the overall experience. It’s the key time to introduce people from your lives that will be seeing more of each other. As well as this, it’s also a nice opportunity to get to know both of your in-laws […]

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Great Ideas for Hosting a World Cup Party

Pretty soon the country is going to be in a football frenzy! If you are planning on hosting a party for one of the matches we have some great ideas. There will be plenty of football goodies available in the shops but nothing goes down better than some unique or handmade decorations and food. Invite […]

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Throw a Vintage Themed Garden Party

Vintage is the ‘in’ style at the moment, so why not throw a vintage themed garden party? The hot weather is arriving and this is the perfect season for a get-together. There are plenty of vintage items you can make or create to ensure your party is just perfect. Sew your own bunting, craft candle […]

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Fantastic Drinking Games

What better way to enjoy a drink than to participate in a drinking game? You don’t have to get extremely drunk, but they are a fun and sociable way to spend the evening. They’re also a great ice breaker for the night and means you get to know people. Of course, you should always drink […]

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Children’s Superhero Parties

Superheroes are and probably always will be a child’s favourite topic. The thought that you can transform yourself into something completely different is an intriguing and exciting prospect. A superhero party will be popular with both genders and any age! When it comes to children’s parties, the theme is always very important. Kids love to […]

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Free Birthday Party Invitation Template in Blue or Pink

  This week’s free download is a very funky modern birthday party invitation and is available to download in both blue and pink.  With a multi-toned stripey background and the word ‘invite’ printed boldly printed in a cracked font, your guests will certainly know they are invited to your birthday party with these fabulous free […]

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Free Hen Party Quiz Game

  On a recent hen night, the chief bridesmaid produced a quiz game ‘how well do you know the bride?’  She had got the ideas from Pinterest but they were American and needed to be tweaked for us UK hens. The quiz was great fun to play (particularly as I won!) whilst waiting for our […]

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Easter Cake Inspiration

That time of year has come around again to ditch the diet and indulge in an Easter egg! Superstore shelves are stacked with an array of chocolate bunnies, Mini Eggs and Easter eggs, and they are currently flying straight off the shelves! If you’re celebrating the Easter Bank Holiday with friends and family, why not […]

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Children’s Parties on a Budget

Children’s birthday parties don’t have to cost the earth to ensure you throw a brilliant affair.  There are cheaper alternatives to everything and they don’t have to be inferior to the more pricey items. A few quick tips from us would be: Have the bash at home to spare the cost of hiring a venue Dress […]

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Amazing Wedding Centrepieces

When choosing your centrepieces, you will be considering your wedding theme, colour scheme and the time of year. Why not break the boundaries with your centrepieces? It doesn’t have to be all about flowers; think bird cages, candles, feathers, wooden art pieces, or even exotic plants. Your big day is unique to you and your […]

Free Printable Princess Party Invitation available for download

Free Princess Party Invitation Template

This beautiful pink princess invitation is available for you to download as a PDF file for FREE. Let your own little princess invite her friends to her party with this cute invite. Featuring a pretty pink princess in the bottom left corner on a matching pink background, the invitation also has a glitter effect on […]

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DIY Vintage Wedding Invitations Tutorial

Your wedding invitations are the first indication your guests get as to the theme of your big day.  Trying to find the perfect designs can be hard work and very time consuming. This simple yet effective tutorial can be adapted to suit any wedding theme. By creating your own invites you have the ability to […]

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Free Damask Party Invitations Template

  Here are the latest of our free party invitations – elegant, classic damask design in purple with a scripted title and a semi-opaque box for your to fill in all your party details. This invitation is available for you to download as a PDF file once you have either liked, tweeted or shared.  Then […]

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Handcrafted Easter Decorations

The sun has shown its face over the last few days, the beautiful early spring flowers are in bloom and I am thinking about how to decorate the house for Easter. As you may have gathered from earlier blogs, I am a great fan of handcrafted decorations. This blog has some ideas for easy to […]

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Flashback to the 90s!

Thank goodness for the 1990’s and the growth of the Internet, for if it wasn’t for the Internet, you wouldn’t be reading this! We love thinking back to that era.  Remember Gameboys, Tamagotchis and CD walkmans?        How about Beanie Babies, Furbys or Troll Dolls?          If you’re looking to stage a 1990’s themed […]

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Free Polka Dot Party Invitation Template

Invite friends and family to your party with this colourful, polka dot invitation – available to download for free! The funky rainbow-coloured polka dots border a big circle that has space for you to write all your party details. The invitation is finished off with bubble writing in teal green. Tweet, like or share below to […]

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Free Easter Party Invitation Template

Whether you’re organising an Easter birthday party, a family celebration or an Easter egg hunt you, download this lovely, free Easter Party Invitation to invite your guests. A cute Easter bunny sits in the corner of this charming yellow and orange invitation. Just click one of the social buttons to either like, tweet or or […]

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Alternative Ideas for Easter Party Food

When you ask a group of children what words pop into their heads when you mention Easter, it’s not surprising that “chocolate” is their first reply closely followed by the “Easter Bunny”. Like with Christmas and presents, it sometimes feels like we have lost sight of why we’re celebrating. We’ve decided to mix fact with […]

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Calling all lovers of 1920s vintage!

  Imagine transporting your guests back in time to an era of fun, fashion and frolics. We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate your special occasion than with a 1920s themed party. When we think about the ‘Roaring Twenties’, it conjures up visions of smoke-filled speak-easys, prohibitions, mystery and glamour.  There are so many […]

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Set The Scene On Valentine’s Day

Why should couples be the only ones who get to celebrate on February 14th? Whether you are planning a romantic evening, a get together with other single folk, or throwing a party for couples, we’ve found some great ideas for decorating your home. Of course, you could just place a few heart-shaped balloons in the corner […]

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Terrific Tips To Plan Your Spring Wedding

Spring is many people’s favourite season. It gives a feeling of freshness, the flowers come into bloom, the birds start singing, days get longer and the weather warms up. It is a wonderful time to hold your wedding and we have some lovely tips and ideas to get you started with planning your big day. […]

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Free Party Invitation Templates Download – It’s Party Time!

  Here is the latest in our free party invitation templates! With trendy lime green and white zigzags as the background and a funky pink font and border this free invitation is fabulous to let your friends know there is a party happening, simply download, print and let everyone know where the action will be. […]

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Delicious Ideas for Christmas Party Food

Are you spreading some Christmas cheer this year and holding a festive party or community event?  In this blog we are going to share some great tips and ideas for Christmas party food, whether it is a children’s party, inviting the neighbours for drinks and nibbles or a family gathering for tea on Christmas day  […]

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Free Party Invitation Templates – Birdies & Bunting

Here is a delightful party invitation template which is free for you to download and print yourself. The design features two little birdies ready to tweet about your party, one of the birdies is sitting on the lovely co-ordinated bunting, Our free invitations are a great opportunity to save money and perfect if you need […]

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25% off our Christmas Thank You Notes!

  Saying thank you for your or your children’s Christmas presents with a letter or personalised note is a lovely tradition, it shows that sender that you appreciate the gift and have taken the time to express your thanks.  However,  we all know how busy the festive season gets and sometimes writing them can get […]

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Free Football Party Invitation Templates

    If you need your invitations in a hurry or just want to save a bit of money then download our free boys football party invitation template. In fabulous blue tones the invitation has football bunting and features a larger football at the bottom. Have a professional looking invitation that you can print yourself, […]

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How to make your Halloween Party Vintage Themed

Old Vintage There are 2 different types of vintage Halloween, you have the old style postcard pictures, we used this style to create our vintage pumpkin Halloween invitations: Vintage Inspired Then there is the modern vintage inspired Halloween, when put together well this can be spooky as well as stylish and much more elegant than […]

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Our Spooky Scribbles Halloween design competition –

The Runners-up We were delighted to receive so many great entries for our Spooky Scribbles Halloween Competition. After much deliberation, the following five submissions were the runners-up. Read on to find out more about each artist and see samples of their work… Melly-Em Clark   Melly-Em is a Lincoln-based freelance illustrator. She has had commissions […]

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Lisa Huxstep – our Spooky Scribbles Halloween Competition winner

Lisa was the winner of our Spooky Scribbles Halloween Design Competition. She made three entries, which were all brilliant but her ‘Trick or Treat’ design was chosen as our winning design. Purchase her Halloween party invitation here. Lisa recently graduated from Bournemouth University and is now looking to dip her paintbrush into the creative industry. […]

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Unique Handcrafted Halloween Decorations and Free Poster

  We have designed this great Halloween poster, which you can download now for free!  This contemporary poster has a vintage feel with a collection of Halloween words presented on a chalkboard style background. Once you have downloaded the PDF file, just print the poster onto A4 paper and then either stick it on your […]

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Children’s Halloween Party Games

The best Halloween parties have scary decorations, creepy treats and, of course, spooky games. To make sure your little monsters are having fun right up to the witching hour, we’ve been thinking of fun games to play. Have you downloaded Mr Bones and his bowtie yet? For more inspiration, check out our compilation of children’s Halloween party games below… […]

Free downloadable Halloween party game

Free download for a Halloween party game!

Pin the Bowtie on Mr Bones If you have decided to hold a Halloween party for your children this year, you’ll want to plan some special spooky games. To help you out, we’ve created a fun Halloween party game you can download and print out. You will need: Thick paper Scissors Pins or blu-tack Multi-coloured […]

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Easy DIY Homemade Halloween Party Food

Now you have decided to hold a Halloween party you will want to start thinking about what scary snacks you will be serving at your spookfest.  There will be lots of Halloween themed cakes and biscuits available in supermarkets or you can get creative and wow your guests with some home-made frightening fodder . There […]

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The winner of our Spooky Scribbles Halloween Competition is …

  The Winner We are delighted to announce the winner is Lisa Huxstep with this frighteningly spooky design. We have had lots of amazing entries and it was certainly a hard job choosing the winner.  Lisa submitted 3  entries but this was our favourite, a skeleton grim reaper with an illuminated pumpkin for his head, […]