Welcome to the Fresh Prince of Belgravia!

 
 
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It’s a Boy!

So just as we have the exciting news of a Royal birth, the heavens open and most of the UK has a mega-thunderstorm. But – fear not! Those of you who made the most of your French exchange at school will remember that un coup de foudre – literally lightening strike – is the frankish phrase for love at first sight. (If you’re more mediterranean in desire, go with colpo di fulmine.) Thus the Party Ark augers pronounce that the storm was a definite sign of good fortune for the Fresh Prince of Bel-gravia.

The little lad was born on the same day as his distant ancestor Philip the Handsome, who was King of Castile in Spain, which sets a good precedent for a first name; it is also the name of his great-grandfather, everyone’s favourite Lord High Admiral, The Prince Philip.

A quick whip-round the office has so far pulled up Jackson, Justin and Barack as possible names, but we’re sticking with Philip. Other famous Philips related to the baby Prince are King Philip the Bold of France, and his descendents Philip the Fair, Philip the Tall and Philip the Fortuntate (who doesn’t seem to have been very fortunate at all, getting thumped by the English in the Hundred Year’s War.) In our opinion you can’t have too many Prince Philips.

We’re very fond of good news of any sort, so we’re continuing with our big Summer Sale discount until the baby’s name is announced! Use code EBV162 on the basket page for your discount.

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.

Emily

Because the sun is shining everywhere we’re going to keep our special Voucher Offer running – 10% OFF using code EBV162 on the basket page.


 

 
Sports Day Set
Sports Day Set
 
Gingham Tablecover
Gingham Tablecover
 
Summer Breeze Picnic Rug
Summer Breeze Rug
 
Stripy Straws
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It’s Cake, Set and Match!

Celebrate with these Wimbledon cakes
Celebrate with these Wimbledon cakes
In celebration of the first British Wimbledon singles open champion in thirty-five yearshere’s a super idea for what we’re calling the Murraycake. Essentially they’re your standard fairy-cake, but with a bit of bright green/yellow food icing or sprinkles, and a piece of spaghetti. Yes, spaghetti. It works remarkably well. This won’t make them especially appetizing if you’re over ten years old, so we recommend simultaneously creating a grown-up strawberry variety too. You can then recreate the tension of a hawkeye challenge but tossing any left-over strawberries into your mouth, while spectators do that clap-clap thing, and the inevitable sigh of disappointment as it lands on your chin / in your hair / up your nose. (We’ve got gazillions more great summer party ideas for you over at our Summer Party range!) Since Virginia Wade, obviously. And Ann Jones. And Angela Barrett. And Dorothy Little. And since we’re on a roll, it’s not seventy-seven years we’ve been waiting for a British male winner, it’s seventy six, because you can’t defend the title until a year after you’ve won it. Doh.

Sizzling Summer Picnic Bargains

 
 
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‘B is for BBQ’ Invitation Cards – £3.50 / 8

The sun has well and truly got his hat on and we’re lining up all our Summer Party bits and pieces for what we’re sure will be a smashing summer, the best since 2007.

We’re particularly pleased with the various school milk bottles we’ve got hold of this year, which make excellent receptacles for ginger beer or milkshakes – particularly with a stripy straw.

Meanwhile, we’re very pleased with ourselves for backing Andy Murray in the last newsletter, although we can’t claim too much clair-voyance since almost everyone else was too. By about match point number four we were literally peeking from behind a cushion with nerves.

Of course today is the Roman festival of Caprotinia, which was a sort of extended picnic for Roman citizens. Not celebrated as much as it used to be, traditionally female Roman slaves were given the day off to run around naked beating themselves with rods. But mainly, everyone had the day off to feast on figs and to offer fruits to the matriarchal goddess Juno Caprotina.

We don’t necessarily recommend running about in the buff, but we are totally with the Romans on finding any excuse for a summer picnic. If you’re similarly inclined, then you can take advantage of our voucher offer and find yourself with everything you need for the perfect sizzling summer!

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.

Emily

Because the sun is shining everywhere we’re going to keep our special Voucher Offer running – 10% OFF using code EBV162 on the basket page.


 

 
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Cricket Bat Set
Cricket Bat Set
 
Summer Breeze Picnic Rug
Summer Breeze Rug
 
Stripy Straws
Stripy Paper Straws

Sherbet 2 Person Basket
2-Person Wicker Basket

Foldable Food Cover
Foldable Food Cover

 

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Jellyfish Plates – One More Holiday Activity

Jellyfish Plates
They’re Jellyfish … without the sting!
It’s fast approaching summer holidays, and here’s a great idea to get rid of those bits and pieces lurking at the bottom of the craft box …. Jellyfish Plates! You will need:
  • Some old paper bowls
  • Some paint
  • All that ribbon you’ve been saving up for a rainy day and now which makes a complete mess but you can’t bear to throw it out.
To be honest, the picture tells you all you need to know. Somehow ours never look quite as good as the photograph, but they do look great dangling from the shower-curtain rail. (If you’re feeling inspired, we’ve got a super First Birthday underwater-themed party range, and new in this week is Finding Nemo partyware.) [via scrapbooksetc]

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It’s that time of year when we start to receive lots of new themes which always keeps us on our toes. It’s all about animals this year:

  • Scooby Doo – he’s the greatest fictional canine in the history of the world; the old team of Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne are the Bloomsbury set of the American west coast. We love him.
  • 101 Dalmatians– on the day that Croatia joins the European Union (today) what better way to celebrate their accession that with the eponymous puppies. We recommend Split as an excellent Dalmatian holiday destination.
  • The Clown Fish Nemo makes a happy return with a brand new theme. The Clown Fish is immune to the poison of the sea anemone, which is useful since they have a charming symbiotic relationship.

There’s more. We’ve got Horses, more Puppies, Kittens, Ponies, Japanese Kittens (hello Kitty!), Caterpillars, Birds (cheating a little bit), Pigs (a whole family), lots of Bears, Mice (and Micettes), and not forgetting Dinosaurs, Jungle animals, Farm animals…. In fact, if we weren’t running a Party Supplies business, we’d open a zoo!

Meanwhile, it’s that time of the year when we have to sneaky few minutes every day checking who’s doing well at Wimbledon. We were going to run a ten things you didn’t know about Andy Murray style quiz, but then thought it might bring him bad luck (he’s very superstitious). And we definitely don’t want that. So (whisper very softly) c’mon Andy!

Any queries, questions, problems or ideas: we’re here during office hours on 01388 767 877.

Emily

Because the sun is shining everywhere we’re going to keep our special Voucher Offer running – 10% OFF using code EBV162 on the basket page.


 

 
Winners Medals
Winners’ Medals
 
Garden Tool Set
Garden Tool Set
 
School Milk Bottles
School Milk Bottles
 
Stripy Straws
Stripy Paper Straws

Sherbet 2 Person Basket
2-Person Wicker Basket

Pinwheel on Stick
British Pinwheel

 

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