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Party ideas

The best ideas, party supplies and showstopper looks for any celebration.

White and gold party decorations.

Hosting a party?

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Let us help...

We love the idea of hosting at home. But whether it’s a 3-course meal or a bountiful buffet, make sure you have all you need to help you in the kitchen, so you can spend more time celebrating.

Your party prep essentials:

• Helpful cookware

• The best slow cookers

• Fantastic food processors

• Must-have mixers

• Brilliant bakeware

• Storage (for the leftovers?)

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Top up your table

Showcase your showstoppers with beautiful tableware. And with extra chairs or extendable tables, you don't need to worry about surprise guests. Need some inspiration? See our table dressing ideas.

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To the bar

Set up your very own cocktail bar. They're easy to create and look so chic when adorned with glamourous glassware and your favourite bottles. Pick a retro trolley to easily move it from room to room. 

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Set the scene

Create a table centrepiece with beautiful scented candles. Add lanterns to brighten up darker corners, and drape fairy lights for that extra twinkle. Or mix it up with disco lighting as the party gets going.

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Sensational speakers

A little background noise is a must have for a successful soiree. Plug a smartphone into a sound bar and play your favourite party playlist - or get a smart speaker and let guests request their top tunes. 

Party supplies

Find your party look

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Hairstyle ideas

Find your style with our step-by-step hair tutorials. In a rush? Create instant volume and a salon blow-dry finish with a hot air styler, or use a curling wand to create some effortless waves.

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Party makeup

Not sure where to start? Use our helpful guides to master smokey eyes, flawless foundation or find your lipstick shade. We’ve got all the makeup brushes, bags and mirrors you need to complete your look.

Family party ideas

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Binge on board games

Pick an old family favourite, a brainteaser or something that's just a little silly - let hilarity ensue! 

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Grab a controller

Discover everyone's competitive side with the newest video game releases or retro classics.

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Have you got the X factor?

Sing-a-long to your go-to karaoke song. Or why not try your very own Carpool Karaoke?

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Treat yourselves

From chocolate fountains to waffle makers, find the best snacks to keep you fuelled.

Garden party ideas

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Al fresco entertaining

marquee or gazebo are great for providing extra room for guests. Invest in some garden heating to keep yourselves warm, and decorate your outdoor space with cushions or garden lights to really set the mood.

Only a few of you? Why not go all out with a hot tub?

 

Top tips and party tricks

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Easy ways to make your party sparkle

Impress your guests with these 6 party must-dos:

• Create a playlist that is long enough to last the day/night.

• Be sure to check your guests for food allergies and dietary requirements.

• Make sure you stock up on alcohol free fizz, mocktails and soft drinks for kids and non-drinkers.

• Set up a play area for the little ones - why not create their own mini buffet or craft table?

• Scatter disposable cameras or polaroid cameras around so your guests can snap away as they celebrate.

• Create personalised parting gifts for your guests to have as a keepsake.

 

Extra supplies for extra guests

Extra supplies for extra guests.

Need some gift inspiration?

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Gift ideas

Find the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Anniversary gifts

Because every year is worth celebrating.

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Birthday gift ideas

Make their special day memorable.

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Wedding gifts

Spoil them with something special.

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