Thrifty venue decor & wedding planning hacks
Easy DIY party decor projects
Party ideas & yummy cakes
Theme ideas & DIY decoration projects
Fun day trips on a budget
Fun with your friends – decor, drinks & games
Romantic date night ideas & homemade gifts
Money-saving tips for stay-at-home parties
Low-cost present ideas handmade with love
Spring projects & Easter bakes
Festive fun for Xmas + New Years
Spooky decorations & ghostly gatherings
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!
Another feature of our anniversary party was the photo wall. We had a doorway that we needed to cover to stop guests going into the room, so we decided that we would cover it with a sheet of fabric and use ...Read More
This week I decided to try out a new piece of silicone bakeware that I got from Dunelm Mill - a cake-pop tray
. I've seen lots of tutorials online for making cake pops and felt like I was missing out ...Read More
So you may remember that I had the dull and tired hall venue above to dress up ready for our 10th wedding anniversary party and I'd been looking around Pinterest at ideas for decorating the hall on a budget ...Read More
The summer holidays are drawing to a close, but that means there are lots of pretty fed up children around! Here's an idea for a fun activity that you can do with your children to stop the boredom and entertain them during the ...Read More
This week I wanted to share with you the photos of our fantastic anniversary party cakes so that you can get inspiration for your own celebration cakes in the future. I am very lucky to have a fantastic sister-in-law ...Read More
Paper flower making can be fun, it can be relaxing, and it can take considerable talent to turn them out. The flowers can last a long time, add colour and beauty to a room, and can make a lovely, personalised gift ...Read More
Previously, Claire from Lacey in Places blog shared her top tips for planning a hen party (read the article here) and today she continues to share her experiences of organising a vintage hen party for her friend Becky. She has previously ...
Well, it's not that much of a tutorial - it's a fairly simple process to create a cute tea-light holder without breaking the bank. I knew that I would like some rainbow-coloured tealight holders to decorate our anniversary party venue and ...Read More
I thought I'd share a few photos of what I got up to last weekend because I was lucky enough to be treated to a day out at the seaside. After our lovely walk along the beach, hubby surprised me with a very ...Read More
With our anniversary party taking place this weekend, I wanted to make some personal touches to the decorations. It's easy to find lots of tutorials for creating your own DIY decorations at home, from funky fans to traditional paper-chains, but ...Read More
If you’ve been reading my blog over the past couple of months, you’ll know that my husband and I are fast approaching our 10th wedding anniversary. We are planning a party to celebrate because we think it’s a big achievement, ...Read More
Mine and hubby's 10th wedding anniversary is drawing near - the invitations have been sent, the venue has been booked and we're ready for a good ol' knees up! The only thing that still needs planning is the party 'theme' - what ...Read More
If you've been following my fun hen party series, you'll know that we have been spoiled-rotten with lots of lovely articles from my fellow bloggers, sharing ideas for party themes (check out the links below!) and how to plan the ...
We are celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary this week so I'm enjoying a lifetime of mutual weirdness with my wonderful hubby 😀 Mutual Weirdness
And congratulations to my fab friend Jemzifairy who tied the knot yesterday! ...Read More
In this hen party series, we have been spoiled-rotten with lots of lovely articles sharing ideas for party themes (check out the links below!) and how to plan the perfect hen do. In her article last week, Claire from Lacey ...
Previously, Claire from Lacey in Places blog shared her top tips for planning a hen party (read the article here) and today she continues to share her experiences of organising a vintage hen party for her friend Becky. This week's post ...
The summer holidays are traditionally a popular time for couples to get engaged and selecting the perfect engagement ring can be a difficult task! With so many different ring styles, cuts, shapes and designs on offer, it can be a little ...Read More
The date is set, you have received the invitation, and now comes the real dilemma – what do you wear to the wedding? While the high street is literally inundated with outfit options for women, the choice for men can ...Read More
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been running a series of articles on hen parties – and today is actually the hen party of one of my fab fairy-friends! Obviously, I've made her a bridal tutu for her big night out, which ...
You’ve got your Mr Right, found the perfect dress – now you just need that dream body to fit into it! With so much pressure to look amazing on your special day, it is no wonder that the majority of ...Read More
I may have already mentioned a few times on the blog that this year is mine and hubby's 10th wedding anniversary and we are planning a big party to celebrate! It's coming up soon in August ...Read More
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been running a series of articles on hen parties – and with the summer wedding season fast approaching, I'm glad to be able to bring you some top-tips from lots ...
It was hubby's birthday a few of weekends ago (you may have read my blog post about this awesome Lego present
I got for him!) and instead of baking him a birthday cake, I decided to make a whole load
My new hen party series is well underway, with lovely blogger Ellen Avants sharing her ideas for personalising a hen party and Lacey in Places writing articles ideas for games and budget planning. Today I'm sharing my own experiences of my hen party and why ...
It was hubby's birthday last weekend and, as we are both still big kids, I wanted to get him something fun to play with, so when a new follower 'Little Posties' popped up on my Twitter feed (@LittlePosties
) with their ...Read More
You may remember that last week I started my series of hen party blog posts, ready for the wedding season. I hope you enjoyed Ellen's article last week on party accessories and coming up soon are more posts on budgeting and ...
With the summer wedding season fast approaching, I have decided to start a series of blog posts on the subject of that most important bridal tradition - the Hen Party. I will be writing a few posts of my own ...
Now that the sun has finally come out, it's time to do away with hot puddings and start making yummy chilled desserts instead, so this week I have made a tasty chocolate cheesecake that I think you'll adore. It's great ...Read More
Happy Easter! I love a good four-day weekend and the Easter holidays are great fun too for those of you who get time off with the kids. I've compiled a list of craft project ideas to do over the Spring ...Read More