We’re having a Midsummer Night’s Party, to celebrate the improved weather (although as I write it’s raining…). The picture of opulence and excess, we thought this would be the perfect theme to prove that a fabulous gathering can be had on the cheap! We’ll be logging our progress right here for you to see.
Merry and Tragical! Tedious and Brief! That is, hot ice and wonderous strange snow. How shall we find the concorde of this discorde?
Theseus, Act 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
How indeed, Billy Shakes?! How indeed. Stay tuned to find out about the concorde of our discorde…
Please Note: British Summertime = crap. We had to call this one off due to monsoon rains – boo! Never ones to disappoint folks that we’ve promised a party, we’re now organising THIS! Go check it out!
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If these wrinkly lovelies can teach us anything on their 100th birthday (apart from how to live for a century) it’s how to have a cheap and extremely cheerful celebration.
WITH CIGARS AND WHISKEY!
ON A MOTORBIKE!
EATING LOTS OF CHOCOLATE!
DOING THE CONGA!
I love how much enjoyment these guys are getting from lifes simple pleasures!
Top tip from the grannies: Celebrate with what you love most!
I think I’d like to have a picnic in the sunshine.
What simple things would you guys like to do to celebrate your 100th birthday? Comment us!
Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if I could have a twin, made of cake, who could sit on a table at my party waiting to be scoffed by my guests’? Of course you have!
Well instead of it being just a fantasy, this bride went ahead and booted the tiny groom off the top of the tiered wedding cake and instead just made one massive bride. Herself.
Egotistical? Yes. Just a little bit amazing? DEFINATELY!
Don’t like the idea of the traditional white wedding dress? How about this for a (hugely expensive!) alternative? ….
I think I’m a little in love. Has anyone got a spare $1.4 million?!
I popped into my local Asda yesterday for some much needed coffee for work and as always when I go to a supermarche ‘accidently’ got lost in the clothes section.
I left with some coffee and two new dresses. WHOOPSIE!! although not so whoopsie as i paid no more than £28 for the lot!!
This inspired me to share with you all my purchases and the reassurance that just because you’ve bought your party frock from a place they sell raw fish don’t mean nothing. You’ll still look a million dollars. These are the beauties I bought:And check out just some of the other goodies (I’m after the one on the right next!) The most expensive dress here is a mere £20!! And I’m pretty sure you could find something similar in Topshop being sold for twice the price.
Don’t be ashamed of supermarket love! Embrace the bargains! And spend the remaining cash on the grub and the drinks – no one will notice the dress after a few anyway!
I have just been trawling t’internet for boredom fixes, and I rediscovered possibly my favourite wedding picture ever…
Wow. Just wow.
So the marriage didn’t last, but my god, Dita will always have this fashion wonderment. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t cheap; Vivienne Westwood rarely is. What she is, however, is the rebellious answer to Vera Wang’s white-and-poofy wedding dress traditionalism, and this plum perfection is nothing if not unique. It pays to be bold sometimes, girlies …
When Three were wee little socialites, the best bit of going to a party was going home, because a tired and teary birthday sprog would be lined up next to Mum at the door to hand out the gift bags! Result. Ugly hair slides, cheap gummy sweets and 2 crayons – what more does a child need for happiness?!
- Where’s my goodybag, bitch?!
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