Now hold on, I hear you cry, aren’t ALL one’s parties DIY parties (unless you pay squillions of pounds for an events organiser that could never be as good as this site)?! Well, my dear friend – ye have misunderstood the premise…
"Spirit Level" noun. The amount of bourbon in your bloodstream
We’re coming up to the summer bank holiday, people have moved from student accommodation to houses, and there are lots of people going “oh crap, I’ve got annual leave left!” and deciding to do a bit of home improvement. Having had several conversations with people over the weekend, the consensus seems to be ” x job really needs doing, but I don’t know where to start and it’ll take forever.” This is a problem, but its one that is easily solved – as most problems are – with a party!
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We really are all about recycling this week – and with good reason! This party planet won’t save itself, you know. Fantastic idea we picked up from www.blisstree.com – recycle your teabag labels! Very often very pretty little tags, and they apparently make the most darling confetti…
PLEASE remember to cut off the bag...
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In honour of our partner-in-crime, former housemate, Crooshal Croo Co-founder, dear friend and bunny lover Hoopdawg, this week’s cake of the week theme be lop eared and bucktoothed…
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But without all the fuss! Put away your tailoring scissors and leave the sewing machine under its cover – three have found the answer to your prayers – the kind of prayers offered up on a shopping trip when you know *exactly* what you want to wear to that houseparty, but you can’t find it anywhere…
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Ahhhhh! Flowers! There’s nothing like flowers to brighten up a day – unless, like me, you are a hayfever sufferer. They tend to fug up a day rather than brighten it. Still, hayfever couldn’t have got ay worse yesterday when I was out walking the dog, so I thought “Allergens be damned” and went flower hunting. And lookit!
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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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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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Check out some of our other Cakes of the Week!
Ok, so the weather may have turned on us short term, but British summer time has officially started and in true credit crunch style, Brits are going to be heading for the beaches in their droves. Why not have a birthday beach party, and a cake to match?
Think multicoloured flames are only to be found in Hogwarts? Think again, you little wizarding wannabes!