Summertime is here, the New years creeping up fast, And Homestyle
and I have the perfect New years eve party for you!
We bring you the backyard movie night!
You will need ::
1 Great backyard
1 large sheet
Cute invite, You can download HERE
A few palettes
Mountains of blankets and cushions
One brilliant movie
Some great people to share it with!
With you large sheet and clothesline, you have set up your make-shift screen! So just line up the projector, connect it to the computer, and away you go ( I needed my handy computer wizz, but I am sure you are all capable! You can also always depend on Google ) Pop a couple of palettes around the place with cushions and blankets. Snuggle time galore!
And finally, Treats. Ice cream Floats. A bit of trip down memory lane, these are super simple and pretty darn yummy!
You will need ::
Vanilla Ice Cream
Strawberries or summer fruits
Pink Grapefruit Juice
Jars – Mine were from Countdown
Cute Straws – From Collected
First pop in your Ice Cream, then slice in some fruit, pour 1/2 with Pink Grapefruit and then fill up with Lemonade. Cute straw to finish and Bam! Done, So easy!!!
Enjoy your summer! ( Or winter for our Northern Hemisphere friends! )
Keep safe and see you in the New Year!
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All images by HEATHER LIDDELL
I am rather partial to a good party.
A while ago a few of my good friends and I decided that we didn’t do enough dinner parties. From there Communion was born. A round robyn of dinner parties. Every time hosted by one of us. To be able to go as over the top of low key as you want. And it was to be called Communion.
This was NO.3, My turn.
Although the others had gone for more beautifully themed and cultural, I couldn’t think of what would fit. And being obsessed with zines like Kinfolk and Cereal. What could I do but do something, even if a little poorly in comparison, along the lines of that.
So in my so-called kitchen ( that consists of a small convection oven and a two plate electric hob. I know. I know. ) I conjured up a menu of caramelised onion, blue cheese and thyme tarts, an array of cheeses moving into homemade gnocchi with zesty basil verde and baby beat salad ending in a delicious affogato with the help of Coffee Supreme and home made praline. It surmises to say we were all rather plump and sleepy by the end of the night.
And because I am so very partial, everyone left with a favour of a plant in a large agee jar.
Sheesh it was fun.
Roll on NO.4.
Until next time.