This has to be the quickest and simplest post I ever done. Mainly due to the fact that I had a few hours to come up with something festive and cute for a Children’s Christmas Party. I am actually rather pleased with the results. Chocolate tea cakes decorated to look like mini Christmas puddings what … Continue reading
Our Christmas trees are up so its only right we should start creating some Christmas treats. Thought we would kick off with these cute little Christmas tree cupcakes. They were plain cupcakes covered in butter cream icing coloured with green food dye and then decorated with sweets. You will need 150g margarine 150g cater sugar 3 eggs … Continue reading
My daughter and I are always on the look out for crafty things to do together so off I went to my local Scrapstore for some inspiration. There I came across loads of puzzles with pieces missing, what to do with them ? My daughter and have put them to good use as we have … Continue reading
I just love this super little kids party game idea, a great way to use up old Christmas and Birthday cards. Its super cheap and the puzzles can easily be adapted to suit various different age groups.
Well I have been saving up these scraps of fabric all year waiting for the time when I can convert them into a gorgeous fabric wreath. This one is for Christmas but if you changed the fabric they would make lovely fabric wreaths for any occasion. You will need Scraps of fabric Wire coat hanger … Continue reading
Here’s another great recipe to use up some of those lovely apples we have at the moment. A twist on plain flapjack, the added apples give the flapjack a lovely sweetness and make them incredibly moist. I have already made two batches as the kids loved them. You will need 175g (6oz) golden syrup 250g (8oz) … Continue reading
Thought it was about time I had a look for another great kids game to keep them occupied at parties or on a rainy day. Love this game as it could be adapted to any age group and its a nice sit quietly game.
What a great year for apples, but what to do with them ? We have been creating and trying out various recipes to use up our rather large store of apples so none go to waste. This was our first attempt Apple pie pops. Needed to be something simple so my happy helper could lend … Continue reading
I have a very keen bird watcher in my household who is always trying to encourage birds into the garden, much to our cat’s delight. Thought it would be nice if we could have a go at making our own bird feeders from recycled plastic bottles. We were very pleased with our efforts. You will … Continue reading
I love recycling and these jam jar lanterns are a great craft to do with the children and also a great way of using up old jam jars. You will need Empty jam jars Tissue paper Black card Kids crafting glue Scissors Instructions 1. Cover the jam jar in a layer of kids crafting glue. … Continue reading
With Bonfire night fast approaching I thought I would have a look round for a great warming recipe perfect for standing around watching fireworks. Found this super recipe first posted by BBC Good Food. What could be better than a bowl or mug full of homemade steaming tomato soup and a crusty roll stuffed with … Continue reading
My blog has always been about giving people advice and help in creating some truly great parties and celebrations. I thought I would share one of my cakes I have recently made for a magical fairy party for children, I held to promote my Fairy Party in a box. I simply baked a Victoria sponge then … Continue reading
I don’t know about you guys but every week is a bit of a chore when it comes to lunchboxes, even I get fed up of the same old sandwiches. My children often ask if they can have those pre-packed crackers, cheese and ham packs but to be honest I am not very keen so … Continue reading
Keeping the children occupied at parties is always a challenge, I just love games and activities which cost very little if anything and involve the simplest of equipment. What could be simpler than a couple of toilet rolls !!!
Well my daughter and I are still l thinking about Halloween ideas so we thought we would have a go at making these gorgeous meringue ghosts. We tried several recipes for the meringues but found that this recipe to be far the best as it didn’t crack and crumble. Ingredients 4 egg whites 200g of … Continue reading
Well my daughter and I have been extremely busy making what can only be described as the most unhealthy sugary treat ever. But we did have a fantastic time and it did keep her quiet for a good hour. Yes you have guessed it a homemade Candy Tree. As crafts go it was actually a … Continue reading
I have seen lots of tutorials on these Tulle pom poms so I thought I would have a go myself. From the start I decided I would change the tulle for net as net is so much cheaper and wanted to see if it still worked. Instructions Hardback books of various sizes. Net or Tulle. … Continue reading
Well, we have a huge glut of raspberries in our garden so I have been looking for different recipes to use them in. These raspberry and apple cupcakes were a real hit with the family and it was a great way of getting my son to eat raspberries without him complaining about the pips ! … Continue reading
Well we are fast approaching the end of the summer holidays but my daughter and I are still enjoying our time together making things. We were really pleased with our efforts at making this truly gorgeous pink tissue paper wreath. You will need 1 pack of tissue paper ( my pack was 8 sheets of … Continue reading
I am always being asked to do all sorts of creative thing. This week I had great fun having a go at creating a caravan cake for a friend. Not sure my skills will win any prizes and all my people seem to end up looking like sugar plum fairies but still had a great … Continue reading
Decided on something fun and colourful for my blog this weekend. So rather than my usual cookies filled with chocolate chips I substituted with M&Ms. The M&M’s could easily be swapped for Smarties. These would make great treats for a kids birthday party or school lunch boxes. You will need. 100g of softened butter 1 … Continue reading