Party bag ideas

Cant afford Christmas presents

This time of year is a particularly stressful time for those who want to treat their friends, family and loved ones to thoughtful Christmas presents, but bringing a smile to the faces of your nearest and dearest may be simpler than you think. Change the way you view Christmas Yes, the majority of people buy

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DIY gift wrapping

The giving of gifts is easily one of the best aspects of Christmas, and what could be more festive than spending an evening in front of the Christmas tree lovingly wrapping those gifts? If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your presents that extra bit special then why not have a go at giving

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how to save money at christmas

How to get ahead for Christmas

It’s that time of year. Decorations start appearing, a whole ‘seasonal’ aisle springs up in your local supermarket and countless people, magazines and websites start telling you how many days to go until Christmas. And we’ve only just got over Bonfire Night! It might seem that the festive season starts earlier each year, and for

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How kids can help with Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, once again many of us find ourselves caught like rabbits in the headlights trying to co-ordinate our hectic daily lives with the extra juggling Christmas throws at us. We are all seduced by the golden glow adverts where everyone has time to calmly decorate the tree whilst pondering what amazing banquet

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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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Children's birthday party ideas

Children’s birthday party ideas

Thinking of children’s birthday party ideas and executing a successful party can be a minefield.  Deciding where to have it, what it should involve and who to invite might sound like enough effort without the stress of actually seeing it through and spending the afternoon with 30 of your child’s friends and classmates.  However, with

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