How to wow your guests this Christmas time

Dec 16 2014
Christmas lunch

With Christmas just a few days away, we’re all panicking about how to make our houses look and feel fabulous to really wow our guests. While it can be easier said than done to make our festive abodes look like something out of a George Michael video, there are a few tips and tricks you can employ to really delight the senses of your guests, from beautiful decorations to delicious recipes.  Here are a few tips on how to wow your guests this Christmas time.

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The Skint Mums’ Guide to Throwing a Cheap Halloween Party

Sep 29 2014
Pirate costume

Halloween has exploded in popularity in the last decade, with UK spending on the festival skyrocketing from just £12 million a decade ago to an estimated £300 million last year. This surge in popularity means that, according to a recent survey, the average family spends almost £70 on Halloween!

However, £70 is a hefty price to pay for a festival which essentially boils down to playing dress up and gorging yourself on free sweets! So, in the spirit of thriftiness, we’ve put together this complete guide to nailing your child’s Halloween party for under £30!

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Decorating for Family Parties

Jun 15 2014
Family Parties

It’s Summer and for once the weather is being kind, so planning a party outdoors might not be such a silly idea. Start with a gazebo, to give cover as needed and you’ll find you can dress it to suit an event for anyone from 5 to 95. Here are some tips to decorate your house and garden for Family Parties.

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