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Party Dressing: Sorted

Party dressing isn't what it used to be. Not because we've abandoned the brief dresses of our youth (we were more of the jeans-and-a-pretty-top generation) but because we have less chance to get dressed up, so we make more of it when we actually do. Nice dress for dinner with girlfriends? Absolutely. Jumpsuit and fabulous heels for a 40th? Bring it on (this is what Alex wore to my 40th and very fabulous she looked in it, too).…

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Issa: The feel-good dress

Like Taylor Swift, I very rarely stay up too late*. But when I do, I like to dress for the occasion. Moreover, I am highly sympathetic with the ‘from work to night out’ sartorial conundrum. But now I think I’ve found the answer to the question ‘what do I wear?’ for pretty much any night out.…

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How to…throw an awesome party

A few weeks ago, Camille, a chic French party planner and founder of A Little Party Box, a fab company specialising in gorgeous themed party boxes gave us 5 great tips on how to throw a children’s party. Not ones to let the kids have all the fun, we wanted in on the action, so we asked her back to tell us how to throw the perfect grown-up party. From flowers to music, she told us exactly how she’d do it….…

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How to….throw a fabulous children’s party

When it comes to children’s parties, I like to keep things relatively simple. You could – and people do – go crazy, when in reality, most children are just happy with having their friends there, a cake (mine are all bought from M&S), music and games. However, there are a few things that can turn an ok party into The Best Party Ever (well, until their next one next year) and please a few aesthetically-minded adults by doing so. In a bid to find out the secret to throwing a corking good shindig, we turned to Camille, founder of A Little Party Box, a fab company specialising in – you guessed it – party organising AND a gorgeous range of themed party boxes full of beautiful bits and bobs such as Birthday bunting, table centrepieces, balloons and food trays. We particularly love the look of their Circus and Pirate boxes and are waiting with eager anticipation to see their new Summer party box, which will be out soon. Camille – party planner extraordinaire – has given us 5 great tips for throwing a children’s party – all affordable, all fun and all very easy to do….…

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How to do the party season like a fashion editor

With the festive season in full, joyful swing, chances are that you’ll find yourself at a party – or deciding to dress things up a bit for Christmas day. (Although if you do choose to stay in your pjs, we’re fine with that. You’ll find no judgment here.) So I asked Holly White, one of the crazily stylish, gorgeous fashion girls at GLAMOUR for her top three party dressing tips. And here’s what she said……

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How to look hot for your Christmas party

What do you mean you just trowel on some concealer, chuck on your usual mascara and run out the door with no time to spare to your Christmas party? That’s not what I do at all (ahem)….Come on Ladies (and yes, I am giving myself a pep talk here), it’s Christmas! The time to glitter and sparkle! If you can’t make a little effort now, then when can you? Sadly, I am stuck in a rut when it comes to make-up, but thankfully, beauty guru extraordinaire Rachel Fiddes is at hand to help with her fail-safe guide to party season beauty i.e. how to look HOT on the night and how not to look like you’ve done five rounds with Mike Tyson the morning after. And, these days we all need a little help with that….…

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How to…throw a children’s Christmas party by Sharky & George

It’s Christmas. You might be so fuelled by festive spirit (not to mention eggnog – although, really does anyone actually drink that?) that you’ve decided to throw a party at which small people might attend. You might have a Very Important Birthday coming up for which a party is essential. Or you might be at a loose end over the holidays and decide that a last-minute party is the only way of entertaining your children and keeping yourself sane….…

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How to…throw a Christmas party

Cheers. And welcome to part one of the W&W guide to hosting a (festive) party to remember. If there is one thing we are in favour of at all times, it would be eating, drinking and merry-making. Now, we are not here to tell you how to cook Christmas luncheon. We’re all about the party. The cocktails. The nibbles. The easy-peasy cheatsheet. The easiest way to have yourself a merry little Christmas party is to serve something sparkly, something soft and mulled wine; with a cheeseboard and mince pies (preferably mini mince pies for added chic factor). Add a bit of Michael Buble/Bing Crosby and you have yourself a party.…

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Your Christmas playlist…

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a good old Christmas song. They may eventually drive you mad, but who doesn’t secretly love a bit of Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody (complete with the bellowed ‘It’s Christmas! at the beginning) or All I want for Christmas is You (and normally, I’d hurdle walls to get away from Mariah)? Love ’em or hate ’em (and admittedly hearing them on loop in a shop from mid-November is enough to drive anyone to drink), it wouldn’t be the festive season without them. In a bid to create the ultimate Christmas playlist, we asked Rob Wood, Creative Director and Founder of Music Concierge, the brilliant bespoke music consultancy (if you’re stuck in a music rut, he’s your man) for his festive recommendations… Rob’s chilled Christmas playlist Cerys Matthews – We Three Kings of Orient Are Sufjan Stevens – Be Glad it’s Christmas Julie London – Warm December Billie Holiday – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Yesking Remix) Mel Torme – This Christmas Song (Michael Kessler Open Fire Mix) Louis Jordan – Baby It’s Cold Outside Rotary Connection- Christmas Love Nancy Wilson – What Are You Doing For New Year’s Eve? Louis Armstrong – What A…