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DECK THE HALLS WITH PAJAKI

By December 10, 2017 CRAFT, PARTIES

This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.

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ALPINE CHERRY CHOC CUPCAKES

By December 9, 2017 FOOD, KID WRANGLING, PARTIES

I have done a festive post for the Monsoon blog for Alpine Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. I’ll take any excuse to bake a themed cake! So when Monsoon asked me to share one of my favourite Christmas recipes, I got quite excited.

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PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

By December 8, 2017 CRAFT, PARTIES

Guess what? Christmas doesn’t need to be tacky. If you’re tinsel adverse like me (I feel itchy just looking at it!), this might be the Christmas craft project for you.

HP printers have asked me to create some easy printable Christmas decorations for their Tumblr feed.

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MAKE A PAPER SNOWFLAKE

By December 1, 2017 CRAFT, PARTIES

Aah, ’tis the season to eat, drink, be merry and grab a cheeky kebab before you pretend to be less pissed while you pay the babysitter. Just me? I know I’m not alone.

Well, while you’re visiting your friendly neighbourhood junk food supplier, why not ask them for a bunch of their kebab bags so you can make a dazzling paper star?

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SPOOKY BOOZE FOR HALLOWEEN

By October 28, 2017 COCKTAILS, CRAFT, PARTIES

I have teamed up with HP Printers to create some free halloween printables. I’m a strong believer that halloween isn’t just for kids, so naturally, my mind went to booze. I designed some wine labels that you can print out and stick on regular red wine bottles to make a great present, or to add to a table display.

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