If nothing else, Halloween can be a really good reason to have a get-together with friends. We had a great time celebrating with some of our good friends.
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‘Ooh, I didn’t expect you to go to all this trouble!” said Nanny M&L, when she arrived for her Easter afternoon tea, but there is something special about showing how much someone is appreciated with homemade gifts.
Lulu helped make the cakes, and as she proudly presented her sticky gingerbread to Nanny (for once heeding the plea not to bound in), it was lovely to see that she also understood the joy of taking the time to make something yourself.
I love that my kids are now old enough to help in the kitchen. There have been several occasions where I’ve lost Mook and Lulu’s help in the kitchen once the cake mixture has been made, as they disappear off, spoons in hand, to ‘clean’ the mixing bowl. Lulu and I enjoyed making our Easter cakes together, but I would advise using a sprinkling of patience, and a serious adjustment to your schedule – little hands and lots of questions do make the process last a little longer than usual!
We made Nanny….
Easter is another great opportunity to try something new with the kids, and brighten things up with some Easter decorations – and this Carrot Garland certainly fits the bill. It’s very quick and easy to make, and should keep the kids busy for an hour or so.
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My dear friend Becky recently contacted me to ask me to join the Writing Process Blog Tour. Becky’s blog http://pagetoplate.blogspot.co.uk reveals her exploration and recreation of food in literature. Having been fortunate enough to sample some of Becky’s fabulous cooking, and being aware of her great knowledge of literature, I can think of no finer person to enlighten readers of the wonderful relationship between food and literature. Do pop across and have a look at her blog.
As part of the Writing Process Blog Tour bloggers answer four questions about how they write, and then introduce fellow bloggers, who will continue the process. Here are my thoughts about my writing process.
Pick a colour scheme
Choosing a colour scheme will focus your planning and coordinate the overall look of your haunting Halloween party. We selected black, green and orange for all the decorations and tableware for our party.
Pick a setting
We were very fortunate to have a fabulous black fireplace as the backdrop for our party table. Choose a setting that can be decorated as a mise en scene for your focal point – the party food table.
The weather’s turning spooky – the southwest is due to be hit by the ‘perfect storm’. Halloween is almost upon us so we thought we’d share some of our ghostly creations for your Halloween Parties. Continue reading
Clear the house, check out those community halls – traditional children’s parties are making a comeback!
We’ve heard some great news – traditional children’s parties are making a comeback! As the economic downturn tightens its grip on family finances, and the wave of popularity for home crafts rides on, more families are shunning expensive soulless party venues in favour of parent-styled children’s parties at home, or in local community facilities.
A recent survey commissioned by Buttons Children’s Parties found that nearly seven out of ten parents said they were returning to creating their own, more traditional, style of parties. So we’ve put together some top tips for holding your child’s party at home, or in a community hall.