Host a Dinner Party in Style!

If your anything like me and love entertaining then you will love my tips for creating a gorgeous table! First impressions count! Making your guests feel at home with gorgeous surroundings is half the battle!

 

Look for classic combinations with playful quirks! I adore these Riedal glasses and Anna Chandler plates are perfect for print looks!

 

 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is my favourite drop for during dinner… it has a nice taste but isn’t too dry or over-powering.

 

 

This round crystal chandelier sends a sophisticated message to your visitors! I love them grouped together in this image!

 If all else fails go with the classics: ivory, crystal, fresh-cut flowers and silverware!

 

Have a lovely week!

 

 

 

 

Throw a Tea Party!

When I was a little girl I would always have tea parties with all of my dolls. Decades later and I still love entertaining! I love throwing tea parties for my girlfriends, it’s the perfect backdrop to gossip, indulge and be girls again!

These are some of the things that inspire me, including my recipe for Banoffee Cupcakes!

BANOFFEE CUPCAKES

60g unsalted butter.                               Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).                                                                         70g soft brown sugar.                                                                                                               1 egg, beaten.                                         Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until                                                                     1 ripe banana, mashed.                        creamy, then beat the egg. Fold in the mashed                                                                            115g self-raising flour.                          banana, then sift the flour into the mixture & fold                                                                              50g chewy toffees, chopped.               in, followed by the toffees.

TO DECORATE:

180 ml double cream, whipped.          Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake                                                                           3-4 tblspoons Dulce de Leche.            for about 16 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.                                                                                  1 banana, sliced.                                                                                                                                            a 12 hole cup cake tin                           To decorate, swirl the cream on the cakes, then              lined with 12 paper cases                    drizzle with Dolce de Leche and top with banana!

ENJOY!!!!