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    Recipe ideas and menu plans for birthdays, dinner parties and other occasions

 

10 disaster-free dinner party ideas

Hosting a dinner party is loads of fun, but planning and carrying off a successful evening can be a little stressful. Those feelings of stress can rock your ‘hostess with the most-ess’ confidence, and sometimes lead to chaos in the kitchen … [...] Read more...

3 menu plans for cool winter occasions

Don’t stress – here is a selection of dishes that are suitable to serve to all types of guests, from small fry to the in-laws, or even your partner’s boss! Check out these kid-friendly, sophisticated and casual meal plans. [...] Read more...

3 Tea Party menu plans sure to please

One of the handy things about tea parties is that you can usually prepare all of the food in advance, leaving you only to worry about serving the tea and being a hostess with the mostess! Here’s a selection of 3 menu plans that work fabulously for afternoon tea parties [...] Read more...

5 sexy cocktails everyone should know

Do you have a signature cocktail? It’s always impressive when you’re out with friends to casually order a sexy-sounding cocktail with relative ease and style… Rather than devouring the often intimidating cocktail list next time you’re out and about, you can roll out a r [...] Read more...

Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

We've been on the hunt for the perfect banana bread recipe for some time and we think we've got it! Ideal for brunch with the girls, or even as a warm winter dessert. This recipe has come all the way from Botswana. [...] Read more...

Bring-a-plate Suggestions

If you have a children's special occasion to attend and you're required to bring a plate, we have some great ideas to ensure your contribution is a hit on the day. [...] Read more...

Canape considerations

Here are the answers to common cocktail food questions – from what type of canapés to serve, how to serve them, and the number of bites required to satisfy each guest’s hunger … [...] Read more...

Christmas in July - Some very merry menu plans

Whether you’ve decided to whip up a Christmas  in July feast yourself or you’ll be sharing the task with friends, here are some delicious Christmas in July menu plans and catering ideas that are guaranteed to spread some Christmas Cheer! [...] Read more...

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