Dinner Party Organisation Ideas

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Dinner Party Planning

Dinner Party Organisation Ideas (or How to host a dinner party and actually enjoy yourself) We love hosting a dinner party for friends at PaintSewGlueChew Towers.  What could be nicer than the company of good friends, plentiful food and free flowing drink in your own home. But I know so many people who hate to entertain. They get stressed out … Read More

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Eucalyptus Place Settings

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Eucalyptus Place Settings

Eucalyptus Place Settings Do you make a seating plan when you throw a dinner party? Making personalised name places makes guests feel a bit special, and a predefined seating plan, enables you to place guests strategically around the table. You avoid last minute faffing when you want people to sit down when you serve – just point them towards the table, … Read More

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Halloween Eyeball Canapes with Cheese and Kiwi Berries

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Halloween Eyeball Canapes

Halloween Eyeball Canapes with Cheese and Kiwi Berries I found these mini kiwi berries in Waitrose earlier this year. When I bit in to one it reminded me of an eyeball, which is what inspired these eyeball canapes.  Ingredients Round crackers Mature Cheddar Cheese Kiwi berries (or grapes if you cant get kiwi berries) Red food colour and a clean … Read More

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Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each

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hand painted Plates Ikea Hack

Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each I’ve become a little bit obsessed with making these hand painted plates.  My only constraint is the cupboard space to store them.  I was confined to barracks last month, as the kids were on study leave.  They are pretty self sufficient, but I need to be on hand to give some gentle (and … Read More

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Easy Striped Birthday Banner

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Easy Striped Birthday Banner

Easy Striped Birthday Banner My oldest turned 15 earlier last month. A huge cliche, but where have those years gone? For each birthday, I like to make decorations (despite no encouragement from the boy) to mark the occasion. This year had a bit of a Manchester United theme. His main present is a trip to Old Trafford for the last game of the … Read More

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