Cassiefairy.com

Special occasions with a thrifty twist

 

Need inspiration for a fun yet thrifty party? Want to add a crafty DIY touch to your special event? Are you planning your wedding day but don’t want to blow the budget? Have a look though these categories above or blog posts below to find frugal inspiration for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, hen nights, parties, festive celebrations and all kinds of special occasions!

PARTIES, DIYs, WEDDINGS & MORE…

4 Unique ways to cut costs on your wedding day

When it comes to their wedding day every bride to be wants to make their day as memorable as possible, so I'm sharing some of the unique ways you can make your day special without it costing a small fortune ...
Read More

5 Things every fun outdoor party needs

Hosting a big outdoor party is what summer is all about for many people and I can't wait to get into the garden this year. Here are 5 easy ideas to help you plan a fun outdoor party ...
Read More

10 Dos and don’ts for an amazing hen party

Are you that notorious maid-of-honour who is supposed to plan the most thrilling and fabulous hen do for your favourite girl? A hen’s party should be memorable, and the best night of the bride-to-be’s single life. I can feel your ...
Read More

Giant Creme Egg cheesecake recipe for Easter

Do you love creme eggs? Are you a fan of cheesecake? Well today's your lucky day because I'm sharing a recipe to make a giant creme egg cheesecake for Easter..! ...
Read More

Weddings on a budget – How to find a low-cost cake

A wedding cake is an important part of a traditional wedding reception, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a small fortune on something you're going to eat! Here's how to find a low-cost cake for your celebration ...
Read More

How to throw a frugal yet fabulous wedding

Most couples don’t have a blank cheque to spend on making their wedding dreams become reality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a breathtaking big day, even if you're sticking to a tight budget ...
Read More

Budget gift ideas for your other half

Whether your relationship is new and still blossoming or you have been with each other for years, gift giving within a relationship can be a tricky process – especially if you are on a budget ...
Read More

Thrifty Mother’s Day ideas to suit all budgets

Mother's day is coming up on 11th March so I thought I'd share some thrifty tips for ways to celebrate with mum that'll suit all budgets ...
Read More

My blog is in the Top 30 DIY Blogs in the UK! + Valentine’s Day decor

FANTASTIC NEWS! I've just found out that My Thrifty Life is one of the Top 30 DIY blogs in the UK and I really can't believe my eyes..! ...
Read More

Valentines treats for all the family

Valentine's day isn't just about new couples or married folk; if you've got family and friends you want to celebrate with, go ahead and give them a treat this Valentine's day with these alternative gift suggestions ...
Read More

3 Beautiful winter wedding themes

If you're planning a winter wedding, here are three classy themes that look great with a backdrop of snow and frost at this time of year ...
Read More

How to choose a special occasion outfit that you’ll wear again

Shopping for special occasions. It's something that I really don't like to do. Sure, I love buying the happy couple a wedding present, and it's wonderful to watch the youngsters heading off to their first prom. But it's the concept ...
Read More

Happy New Year everyone!

Here's to a fantastic 2018 for all! ...
Read More

How to decorate cocktail glasses for a party

Great news - my project on prettifying glassware for New Year's Eve was published in Reloved magazine this month! Check out Issue 50 for the step-by-step guide to creating these decorated cocktail glasses ...
Read More

Recipe video – My festive mulled cider (or apple juice!) recipe

Everyone loves a hot mulled drink at Christmas, am I right? Wrapping your hands around a steaming cup of mulled cider, wine or apple juice is just what you need after coming in from a cold winters walk ...
Read More

Festive Pieday Friday Recipe – Hubby’s maple glazed ham

Now, I really can't take credit for today's festive recipe. In fact, the only input I had was telling my husband that we had a bottle of maple syrup in the cupboard. Yes, really, that's it! Hubby created this festive ...
Read More

Top ideas for last-minute Christmas gifts

Yes, you may have been rather disorganised and got into the Christmas spirit too early this year – but even if you haven’t done all your present shopping, there’s no need to panic. The Christmas countdown is well and truly ...
Read More

How to DIY a Christmas tree wall unit

It can be difficult to fit a big bushy Christmas tree into your home, can't it? Especially if you're living in a flat (how do you even get it up the stairs?!) or a cosy terrace with Victorian proportions. If ...
Read More

6 Homemade gifts for the Emmaus Second Hand Santa Challenge

I've been DIYing again, and this time I'm making Christmas gifts. After the fun I had making my Christmas jumper bunting for Emmaus, I jumped at the chance to join in with their Second Hand Santa Challenge again during gift ...
Read More

The best New Year’s Eve displays in the UK

December brings Christmas, a very special and magical period, though it also brings the end of 2017, with the start of a new year dawning upon us. With that in mind, it’s time to plan your New Year’s countdown to ...
Read More

A Fool Proof Guide to Festive Entertaining

Today I'm sharing some expert advice from i heart Wines to get your guests ‘rioja-ing’ around the Christmas tree (excuse the awesome pun!) I've already shared my favourite mulled wine recipe using i heart Rosé earlier this week so that's one warming ...
Read More

Thrifty DIY project – Upcycling old toys into Christmas tree decorations

If you've got a bigger-than-usual tree this year and are thinking that your baubles are looking a little sparce, here's a quick and easy DIY project to make your own Christmas tree decorations. Simply raid the toybox (or head to the ...
Read More

Inexpensive ways to decorate your home for Christmas

Christmas is a magical time. Youngsters eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus while the adults spend months planning the perfect family Christmas. As the kids count the hours until it’s time to open the pile of presents under the ...
Read More

Don’t let a household disaster spoil your Christmas!

There are few things more wonderful than the festive season. It's the time when you and your family come together to spend time with each other, decorate the tree, share gifts, and generally just get as merry as possible! Of ...
Read More

Festive recipe – mulled rosé wine

At the weekend a few of my friends came round for a pre-Christmas get-together. I like to have a hot festive drink bubbling away to warm them up as they come in from the cold (and, as it turned out, ...
Read More

Affordable gift guide for husbands

Okay, I admit it. I've not bought a single Christmas gift for my husband yet. I'm guessing that next week will be a busy one for me as I scramble around to fill that stocking. You would imagine your husband is ...
Read More

Christmas deliveries – why I won’t miss the last post this year!

I always think to myself, 'this year I'm going to be so prepared, and get all my Christmas and gifts in the post during the first week of December'. Does it ever happen? Nope! Honestly, I don't know where the ...
Read More

Festive tablescapes – How to dress your dining table for Christmas

How are you decorating your dining table this Christmas? Will you be adding crackers? Have you got a beautiful floral display planned? Are you decorating the entire dining room with a theme? I've been thinking about my festive table and ...
Read More

Winter wonderland wedding inspiration

Is there anything more magical than a winter wedding? Especially if it happens to snow on the big day too  - ahh, so dreamy! Even though I got married in the summer, I 'd probably go for a winter wedding ...
Read More

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much Katy, this is the nicest comment ever! So pleased to hear that you like reading my blog and I hope you’ll come back soon 😀

  2. YOU AND YOUR BLOG ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL,TYSVM FOR GIVING ME LAUGHTER,INSPIRATION AND A PLACE I CAN COME TO AND CALL “HOME” WHEN I NEED TO FIND ANYTHING I LOVE! GOD BLESS YOU!

Please agree to the use of cookies to continue using this website. Information gathered is anonymous and will be erased at the end of your session. Read more information here.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Cookies store information about a user’s interaction with a site but no personal details and are erased at the end of your browsing session. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Any information gathered is anonymous and will not be used for marketing purposes. When you navigate away from this website, all cookies from this session will be deleted.

Close