Parties

hosting a dinner party

Hosting the perfect dinner party

How to plan a dinner party Television shows such as Come Dine With Me have raised the bar when it comes to dinner parties, so organising one in your own home can seem a little intimidating.  Not only does the food have to be appetising and ready at the same time, you also want to

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Saving money for Christmas

It’s just round the corner! We need to be  thinking about saving money for Christmas and plan what we have to buy, budgeting is the best way around it and if you find you are still strapped for cash here are a few idea’s to help you make some money before the big day. Sell

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bonfire safety

Bonfire night safety

Bonfire and Firework Safety We’ve all cringed at a 2 year old holding a sparkler with a bare hand at the local fare and I’m convinced that anything combustible should come with a mandatory IQ test prior to purchase. That said, if you follow some simple rules for bonfire night safety then it’s easy to

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Halloween parties

Healthy Trick or Treat options

If you’d rather not contribute to the apparent ‘epidemic’ of childhood obesity, or you’re worried about de-railing your own efforts at healthy eating by having loads of sweets in the house, then here are a few healthy Trick or Treat options. Some of us might not need much of an excuse to duck out of

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how to save money at christmas

Christmas Stress: How to cope

Christmas stress can soon ruin what should be a joyful occasion. Instead of relaxing with family and friends, enjoying a fun filled day and eating a delicious Christmas dinner, you may find you are skint, stressed and praying for the whole event to be over. Gone is the notion of ‘peace on earth and good

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Ways to celebrate Halloween

Halloween parties

Halloween-themed parties There are plenty of good reasons to hold  Halloween parties. For children it might be a timely theme for an autumn birthday party, or an alternative to ‘trick or treating’. For adults it’s a great way to let your hair down as the weather turns and winter looms large. Or it might just

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