Choose from a huge collection of appetizing favourites including simple nibbles, finger food, dips and dippers, and recipes for informal brunches, lunches and suppers. This title contains everything you need to know about successful party planning, with advice on making guest lists, seating plans, table settings, decorations, themed parties and essential entertaining tips. Recipes include fabulous dishes such as cappucino of Puy lentils, lobster and tarragon or goat's cheese souffle. Of course, no party would be perfect without an irresistible dessert: choose from delicious puds such as frozen Grand Marnier souffles and iced lime cheesecake. It has useful information on planning the menu, preparing the food and cooking ahead, plus advice on selecting perfect drinks for the occasion. Being prepared is the key to success, and the book opens with a useful reference section. Advice is given on all the essentials, from deciding what type of party to host and making guest lists to estimating the food and drink requirements and creating stylish table settings. The heart of the book is a wonderful recipe selection, which includes elegant canapes such as smoked trout mousse in cucumber cups. Nibbles, dips and finger food are party treats that everyone enjoys and there are 400 exciting recipes to choose from. Chapters on brunches, lunches and fork suppers include tasty dishes like potato and red pepper frittata, and leek, saffron and mussel tartlets. The selection of special occasion dishes includes cider-glazed ham and rich game pie. There are also many no-fuss main meal recipes, such as Malaysian seafood stew and three-cheese lasagne.
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This is a new collection of Peppa stories that comes in a big, green bag. It will delight fans of the star of the popular cartoon.
- RRP £49.90
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- Just £1.30 per book
With 10 stories to read through (all different from our previous collection - which you can find by searching product code PIGB), the books follow Peppa as she plays basketball; goes on holiday; and even meets the Queen. Her friends and family also have a chance to shine - George gets a brand new dinosaur toy; and Grampy Rabbit blasts off into space.
With bright and bold artwork in every book and the familiar characters, this is an oink-some collection for young children who love all things Peppa!
Create over 40 simple yet incredibly stylish cakes for every occasion, from weddings and anniversaries, to birthdays, christenings and Christmas. Discover a variety of irresistible cake designs in all colors, shapes and sizes. This title includes a wide selection of sweet cupcakes and gorgeous minicakes to make when time is short.Explore a wide variety of quick and easy sugarcrafting techniques. Beginner and intermediate sugarcrafters will complete the projects with ease, while discovering professional sugarcrafting tricks.Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, simple recipes, and beautiful photography ensure mouthwatering results. Clever packaging ideas are also included to make your cakes look even more desirable.
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CODS 3 years +3 years +
Simply beautiful picture books packed with new animal friends for your children to meet, this collection comes in a beautiful bag and we're sure they'll love hearing these stories time and time again.
- RRP £63.90
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- Just 80.00p per book
Daisy the duck splashes her way around and although Mamma Duck asks her to stay close, she thinks chasing dragonflies and bouncing around on lilypads is more fun; Lily the lamb wants to make new friends but realises she's happiest with her mamma; and I Love You, Muddy Bear is an enchanting tale of fun and friendship.
Written and illustrated by Jane Simmons and full of gentle humour, these books are just perfect for little animal lovers.
If you're a vegetarian and enjoy a good barbecued meal - or if you just fancy a change from meat - this little cookbook contains 101 delicious meat-free recipes for you to put on the grill and enjoy.
- RRP £12.99
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Suitable for every season, the book includes recipes for burgers, smoked foods and a tasty selection of skewers, salads slaws, salsas and sauces.
There are even some sweet treats to add the finishing touches to your brilliant barbecue.
Children love to dress up, whether it's for parties or just for everyday fun. If you want to add to your dressing-up box without spending a fortune, Emma Hardy has designed 35 magical costumes that will satisfy every child. Whether you have a little princess or a superhero in your family, or your children favour the traditional roles of cowboy, pirate, or nurse, there are ideas here that are easy to make and much more effective than shop-bought outfits. All the favourites are included, such as animals - a lion, a ladybird, a dinosaur - and fairy-tale characters from Red Riding Hood to the Gingerbread Man. Two pull-out sheets are included with all the full-size patterns you will need, and there's a techniques section so you can brush up on your sewing skills. Your children will love these fancy-dress makes, and when the party's over, you can add them to your dress-up cupboard at home for many more hours of fun.
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From eye-catching pom-poms to pretty garlands and stunning giant flowers, you'll want to make every one of these wonderful paper decorations. Begin with the classic pom-poms - popular in the 60s and 70s, but enjoying a stylish revival today. Make them in different sizes and colours for a real impact. Learn, too, how to make honeycomb balls and rosette snowflakes - all hanging decorations that will look great hung from the ceiling, in a window or on a Christmas tree. In chapter 2, you'll find garlands and bunting - why not try the cupcake garland, using cupcake cases to sit around fairy lights and look like twinkling flowers, or have a go at the vintage book bunting, that would add character at a themed party or in a child's bedroom? Finally, create impressive centrepieces - giant roses and daffodils, a flower wreath made from coffee filters and waxed floating lilies are among the striking designs. The projects use a variety of paper materials, including tissue, card and crepe paper, as well as recycled magazine pages and wrapping paper - and no specialist craft experience is needed. Step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do. Plus, every template you'll need is included at the back of the book.
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Make a lasting impression with a stunning fruit, appetizer or dessert bouquet. Perfect for gift-giving or any celebration, these 40 homemade, edible centerpieces are easy-to-make, inexpensive and beautiful. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to learn how to easily assemble fruit, appetizers or treats into impressive arrangements that will make your next special occasion memorable.
- RRP £9.99
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DWTJ 9 years +9 years +
Dear time-traveller, this is no ordinary book. This book will allow you to destroy monsters, design gadgets and use your imagination to create new worlds. The perfect gift for a young Time Lord aged 9+ you know, the Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal, will keep them entertained for hours and hours...
- RRP £9.99
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With images to complete, pages to fill with notes and favourite things about the show, space to create gadget designs and much, much more, the book encourages young fans of the best-loved show to use their imagination and celebrate everything they love about the Doctor, his companions and his many foes.
With the new series of Doctor Who coming in September, this is the ideal book to whet young fans' appetites.
AKATH 7 years +7 years +
Hundreds of the most hilarious football jokes around. Perfect for football fans to enjoy in between those all-important World Cup games, Premier League matches and European Cup finals. When is a footballer like a baby? When he dribbles. Who's in goal when the ghost team plays football? The ghoulie, of course Why is a football crowd learning to sing like a person opening a tin of sardines? They both have trouble with the key. What goes stomp, stomp, stomp, squelch? An elephant with wet football boots. How does an octopus go on to a football pitch? Well-armed! How can a footballer stop his nose running? Put out a foot and trip it up. What's the best day for a footballer to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast? Fry-day.
- RRP £4.99
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MS2729 5 years +5 years +
From Kids Create, this Decorate-Your-Own Jewellery Tree is sure to delight children as they get to not only put together a stylish wooden tree but also add their own personal touch to it.
- RRP £7.99
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With plenty of branches to hang trinkets, jewels and more from, the box also comes with paints, a paintbrush and glitter glue - meaning it can be the sparkliest jewellery holder around!
It's suitable for children aged 5 and over.
GE2276 9 years +9 years +
A very first harmonica and a book full of amazing tips on how to play it, this is a great introduction to playing music for any child!
Whether they need to learn how to play it for school or they just want to make music at home, this book has easy-to-follow instructions on how to play tunes.
Children don't even have to be able to read music to enjoy playing as each song has an easy-to-follow numbered guide.
Ages 6 plus
Dimensions: 125 x 190mm