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Creating a birthday party for a little lady

Creating a birthday party for a little lady

One thing that is important to me is making an atmosphere, that WOW factor, without breaking the bank. Do you remember the Unicorn party theme I created a few years back? Thankfully my little lady is easily pleased so I can do that quite easily! Here are my top tips on creating a birthday party fit for a princess, including cakes, balloons and that all important table cloth! VIEW the POST

Hunt the double Yolker with Haribo

Hunt the double Yolker with Haribo

There are special, limited edition, Haribo Starmix packets out this Easter with a fabulous competition in them. Hunt the double yolker in your limited edition packets to be in with a chance of winning a family holiday in the UK with forest holidays. Such a great idea and we had lots of fun with our limited edition packets. VIEW the POST

Christmas Gifting with Retro Sweet

I recently discovered Retro Sweets and I fell in love. The online store is full of the perfect sweet gifts from my childhood. Sweets that I had completely forgotten about and couldn’t wait to try. They are 80’s sweet oriented. We were sent an advent calendar and an amazing sweetie hamper to try and they really are great for gifts this Christmas. 

A fun family guide to Halloween

A fun family guide to Halloween

I love making the most out of Halloween, each year I expand on our decorations and we have quite a fun collection now. Not all families like to embrace this festive period though, only 51% of Brits want to celebrate with decorations, costumes and sweets. Apparently the average family spend over £40 on costumes, sweets and decorations each year. But I do not spend anywhere near that, here are my tips on having a fun family Halloween that doesn't break the bank. VIEW the POST

Craft a Mason Jar for Christmas

Craft a Mason Jar for Christmas

These little jars are a great idea for personalised Christmas gifts, or birthday gifts for that matter. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, you can put anything in them, anything that you think the person in question will love. All you need is a little imagination. VIEW the POST

Win with Jakemans: Jar of the new Blackcurrant menthol sweets

**CLOSED** Q&A with the Jakemans Mentholologist, Steve Pearce When was menthol first used? The properties of peppermint oil and consequently menthol are believed to have been recognised for some time with reports of use in Japan about 2,000 years ago, although first recorded use in Europe only occurs around 1771. How is menthol made? Menthol can be produced naturally from mint but can also be synthetically produced, most commonly from citronella oil. When produced naturally fresh mint is air-dried to create mint oil which is filtered to remove any solid particles and impurities. The mint oil then cooled to -40°c to cause the menthol in the oil to form flakes and separate from it. The solid flakes are then collected and heated to 50°c which creates a liquid solution of menthol which is then cooled to room temperature resulting in crystallisation. Once crystallation is complete it is poured into decanting…