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…

Our wedding anniversary – its been 9 years.. and now starts the countdown to the big TEN!

This time last week, my husband and I were celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary by taking a whole day off and doing absolutely nothing. It was fantastic. Hubby got me this lovely bouquet of roses and I got him a blender! We ...
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Sweet treats for mum’s birthday!

We had a lovely day on mum's 65th birthday yesterday - I went over to visit her at home and took her a few prezzies (including a signed photo from her favourite TV presenter Alistair Appleton, thanks Alistair!) and I ...
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Wedding ideas – Choosing your bridesmaid outfits…

Choosing your outfits for your younger bridesmaids can be tricky & it's hard to get outfits to match the dresses of your adult bridesmaids. So how about these gorgeous bridesmaid and flower-girl outfits featuring lovely puffy tutu-skirts - your child bridesmaids ...
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Happy Easter Everyone!

It's Easter weekend and for many of us that means time off, days out, munching on chocolate eggs, and in my case eating what is basically a second Christmas dinner! I'm also pleased to say that the special discounts ...
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The wedding season is upon us – and you know what that means – HEN NIGHTS!!

Next month I'm going to my first wedding of 2012 and this sparks the beginning of the wedding season - traditionally from Easter, all throughout the summer, into autumn and over Christmas. Ok, when isn't it wedding season?! Still, it's ...
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The Only Way is… Halloween

I was delighted to see a large quantity of tutus at the TOWIE Halloween party when the episode aired last weekend. I wanted to share the girls' outrageously sexy costumes with you so here's some photos of Lauren Pope (above), Maria ...
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Weddings – A gorgeous vintage prom wedding dress & layers of pettiskirt ruffles!

I love this bride's beautiful vintage-style wedding dress with a wide prom skirt and ruffle petticoat. You can get the same look underneath your wedding dress, prom dress or any 50s style circle skirt or dress by simply adding a ...
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I made this all by myself – Fabric wedding anniversary (or birthday!) card

Today is the 1st wedding anniversary of my brother Andy and sister-in-law Cassie and I'd like to congratulate them both - Happy 1st Anniversary!! I spent ageees looking for a 1st wedding anniversary card in the shops, but it seems like silver, ...
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Fairytale Royal Weddings

As the Royal wedding fast approaches, I've thought about all the other "normal" girls who have met their price charming and have married into royalty. I wanted to look at all the regal wedding dresses and perhaps get inspiration for a range ...
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