Family fun for Independent Booksellers Week 2012|
On 25/06/2012 in Days Out
From a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to a nationwide Wally hunt, families can have a ball whilst supporting independent bookshops at this fiesta of local literature
, who will give an evocative reading from his new book of traditional Cumbrian folk tales.Mad Hatter’s Tea PartyJuly 7Step through the looking glass into Discover Story Centre in Stratford for this Alice In Wonderland themed jamboree. As well as meeting
Mini Pork Pie Pops recipe|
On 08/04/2013 in Recipes
A perfect canape or children's party snack
IngredientsTraditional Lard Pastry 450 g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 225 g lard, cubed and chilled 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 egg, beaten, mixed with 30 ml milk for egg wash Pork filling1 tbsp olive oil1 small onion, finely diced3 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 small carrots, dic...
Wedding Day Etiquette|
On 28/04/2011 in Parent skills
Ensure all members of the wedding party are on their best behaviour
As you may have gotten wind, a certain celebrated couple will be tying the knot on the morrow. And while you may not have had a gold-embossed, swirly-scripted invite to this particular ceremony (unless, of course, you move in the right circles...), chances are the pleasure of you...
Bugaboo launch stylish new Andy Warhol buggy collaboration|
On 15/04/2013 in Parties
15 minutes of fame for superbrand Bugaboo's pop-art pushchair party
Pop-art pushchairOn Friday afternoon, iconic pushchair brand Bugaboo launched their exciting new collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Five of the best children's Christmas jumpers|
On 03/12/2012 in Shopping
We have selected our favourite festive knitwear for the party season
Red reindeer sweater, from £13Stand out from the crowd in an adorable red-nosed reindeer jumper from Next. From £13.
What I found today: It's the Felt Mistress|
On 23/07/2010 in Fashion news
The monster creations of Louise Evans delight Junior at Selfridges Christmas Party
At the recent Selfridges Christmas press show, Junior were most impressed by the delightful bespoke creatures aptly titled Felt Mistress! Created by designer Louise Evans and her partner illustrator Jonathan Edwards, each creature is a unique one-of-a-kind design, often inspired ...
Picnic ideas: Cheese Straws|
On 10/05/2013 in Recipes
A savoury party classic that's perfect for children's picnics too
Great to give to children and toddlers who like to let the pastry melt rather than chew, chew, chew.Ingredients75g lard, chilled and cubed75g butter, chilled and cubed225g plain flour100g grated Parmesan cheese½ tsp mustard powderA pinch of grated nutmeg1–2 tbsp very cold water1 ...
Chocolate Banana Rockets|
On 19/09/2011 in Recipes
Chocolate makes these lollies special and they are bound to be a hit at birthday parties
Makes 6 Younger children will probably prefer the taste of the milk chocolate, but for older ones use dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids as it’s full of antioxidants.Ingredients2 bananas, peeled150ml ( 1/4 pt) milk75ml (21/2fl oz) fresh orange juice1 tsp clear ...
Hallowe'en glittering ghostly gateaux|
On 15/10/2012 in Recipes
Sparkly, spooky red velvet cakes make perfect party pickings
You can make these spooky red velvet cakes a day in advance but the marshmallow frosting should be made on the day of serving.Ingredients175g butter, soft250g caster sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten1 tsp pure vanilla extract½ tsp red food colouring125ml buttermilk175g plain flour2 tbs...
Annie Rigg's Rainbow Cookies|
On 09/04/2013 in Recipes
A classic tricolore cookie perfect for a children's party
This is my take on the classic New York-Italian tricolour cookies, which are red, white and green to match the Italian flag. They are more cake than cookie and no less yummy for it, with a deep almond flavour, jam and chocolate coating.Ingredients175g butter, soft and cubed125g c...