Today, a few super-quick, oh-so-easy (and cheap!) ideas for getting the family into the party spirit tomorrow!
Who needs bunting? Create instant, colour-coordinated party atmosphere by separating the red, white and blue balloons in an economy pack of party balloons (if you’ve already got a bag tucked away somewhere, all the better!). Group them in bunches of three – there’s no better, quicker way to transform a room/garden (weather forecast? What weather forecast?!).
Make a batch of easy-peasy fairy cakes/cupcakes and simply serve in some Union Jack cupcake cases (available for a pound or so at supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose). Or why not make chocolate crispy cakes – great for even the littlest ones to be involved with – with white chocolate, and popping alternating red and blue Smarties on top of each?
Even easier, simply pop mini flags (or get the kids to make some and stick them onto cocktail sticks!) into a pack of bought traditional tea cakes (simple but very effective, with their silver and red foil wrappers twinkling!).
However you spend the day tomorrow, wishing you a lovely time!
And spare a thought for my friend who, tasked with contributing suitably coloured fabric for creating bunting at her childrens’ school – how’s that for “mummy homework”?! – at the last minute, opted to cut up her husband’s blue and white striped pjs. Apparently, they were already on the way out …