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…

Party ideas ~ Photo Wall

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 ...
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Pieday Friday ~ Cheeky choccie cake pops

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 ...
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Our Anniversary Party ~ Fill the whole world with a rainbow

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 ...
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Pieday Friday ~ Decorated biscuits

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 ...
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Hen party series ~ Ideas for cheeky hen party games

If you've been following my blog, you'll know that over the last few weeks the wonderful Claire from Lacey in Places  blog has been sharing her top tips for planning a hen party (read her first article here) and today ...
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Pieday Friday ~ Celebration cupcake bouquet

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 ...
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Homemade paper flowers & how to display them

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 ...
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Hen party series ~ Make a personal gift for the bride

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 ...
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Rainbow tealight holder tutorial

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 ...
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Weekend photos ~ a tasty afternoon treat

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 ...
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Ideas for home-made party decorations

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 ...
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Our 10th wedding anniversary & how we got here..!

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, ...
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Party decorations – choosing a theme for my anniversary party

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 ...
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Hen Party Series ~ Making it personal

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 ...
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Silent Sunday – Quote from Dr Seuss

We are celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary this week so I'm enjoying a lifetime of mutual weirdness with my wonderful hubby 😀 Mutual Weirdness via Cassiefairy on Pinterest And congratulations to my fab friend Jemzifairy who tied the knot yesterday! ...
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Hen party series ~ Crafty fun – making decorations for the hen do!

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 ...
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Hen party series ~ Accommodation & activities including Claire’s ultimate budget planner & invitation templates!

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 ...
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Engagement ring trends for 2013

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 ...
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Men’s fashion ~ What to wear to a summer wedding

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 ...
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Hen party series ~ Dressing up the bride

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 ...
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Wedding season ~ Top tips for fitting your dress perfectly!

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 ...
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Anniversary Party ~ Inspirations for invitations

Source: the123blog.com via Cassiefairy on Pinterest 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 ...
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Hen party series ~ Planning a vintage hen party

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 ...
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Pieday Friday ~ Cupcake heaven

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 ...
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Hen party series – His ‘n’ Hers

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 ...
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Is this the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? Little Posties Lego crayons!

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 ...
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Hen party series – ideas for fun activities

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 ...
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Hen party series ~ ideas for personalising your party

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 ...
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Pieday Friday ~ Cheeky chocolate cheesecake

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 ...
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Happy Easter everyone! Here’s some crafty ideas for things to make over the Easter holidays

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 ...
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