• 5 Must-Follow Blogs for Great Party Ideas

    Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, wedding shower or child's birthday party, you want your party to be special, unique and stand out from the others of its kind. You've probably surfed the Web for inspiration and asked your friends and family for their input. If you're stilled strapped for ideas, the Forever Bespoke team has put together a list of the top bloggers who share their party planning tips and ideas. In no particular order, here are the blogs that made our list:

    Hostess With the Mostess

    Hostess with the Mostess

    From party themes, cakes and décor to entertaining products, clever DIY projects and hostessing tips, Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM) provides first-time party throwers and seasoned party pros with great ideas for their next party or special event. HWTM is headed by Editor-in-Chief and Founder Jenn Sbranti and her husbad Sonny. Jenn is a designer, entrepeneur, writer and mom who's always had a thing for parties – particularly party décor. Using her web designing background, she created her blog back in 2005, and we're so thankful she did!


    Party Delights

    Party DelightsFounded by Allison Graham in 2001, Party Delights is a party supply store offering everything you need for you next event, including invitations, balloons, tablewear, games, dress and decorations. Allison was inspired to found Party Delights after she was unable to find a complete range of accessories for her son's Spiderman themed birthday party. She founded Party Delights to ensure children would have enjoyable birthday parties at home with themes to suit their hobbies and interests. At the Party Delights Blog, you'll find great party theme ideas, DIY projects, and so much more.


    Pretty Little Party Shop

    Pretty Little Party ShopPretty Little Party Shop is an online party and events supply shop that aims to create an effortless feel to party styling. The store's style is simple and contemporary and offers a mix of handpicked products from around the world, as well as its own in-house designs and hand-made items. The Pretty Little Party Shop Blog offers unique ideas for party planners with an elegant yet simplistic style.


    Party Pieces Blog and Inspiration

    The Party Times from Party PiecesParty Pieces is a family business founded in 1987 by Carole Middleton, who hoped to inspire other mothers to create magical parties at home and to make the party planning process easier. Party Pieces Blog and Inspiration, Party Pieces' online party magazine, providing hostesses with everything they need to know about throwing a child's party or family celebration. The online magazine covers everything from delicious recipes, to the latest party themes, to fun decorating and craft ideas.


    Kara's Party Ideas

    Kara's Party Ideas

    Kara's Party Ideas was started in 2009 by Kara Allen, a party designer, author, blogger and dessert stylist. Since a young age, Kara's always had a calling for party planning, and her creative ideas and keen attention to detail have led her to be called the new Martha Stewart of the party world. She has been featured on a number of morning talk shows, magazines and publications, including The Today Show, HGTV, TLC, Parenting Magazine, Brides Magazine and The Rachel Ray Show, amongst many others. Kara's blog highlights awesome party themes and ideas for birthday parties, baptisms, weddings, baby showers and holidays.

    Be sure to follow these five fabulous party blogs, and when you need the perfect gift for the next birthday party, christening, graduation or holiday, browse our bespoke gifts at Forever Bespoke.

  • Cool 13th Birthday Ideas for Girls


    When it comes to birthdays, turning thirteen is a milestone worth celebrating. As it represents the transition from child to teenager, 13th birthdays are often viewed as a "coming of age". If your daughter is unsure how she wants to celebrate officially becoming a teenager, consider one of the following cool 13th birthday ideas.


    A sleepover is a great birthday party idea for a thirteen year old. Your daughter and her friends can relax in their pyjamas and slippers, watch movies, play games and do each other's makeup and nails. Another fun sleepover activity is having a fashion show. You can gather some clothing and costumes before the party and have the girls pick fun outfits and pretend to walk down a runway.
    Not only are sleepovers tons of fun, but also they give teens a sense of privacy, while allowing parents to supervise what's going on. Plus, parents can rest easy knowing there's no boys allowed.

    Pool Party

    If your daughter's birthday falls in the summer, consider having a pool party. With a pool party, you can throw a beach, tropical or nautical themed party and centre your food and decorations on your theme. Along with swimming, provide guests will fun backyard games, such bocce ball, corn hole and Frisbee, and be sure to have some music.

    Spa Day

    Invite your daughter's closest friends over for a spa day. You can give the girls cute fuzzy slippers and spa masks and spend the day relaxing and doing facials, manicures and pedicures. If you don’t want to have the party at home, you can throw the party at a local spa or salon.

    Field Trip

    For something unique and different, take your daughter and her friends on a field trip to one of her favourite places, or do something your daughter really enjoys. You can take the girls horseback riding or to an amusement park, musical or dinner and a movie.

    By choosing one of these cool 13th birthday ideas, your daughter will be sure to have an unforgettable birthday.

  • 4 Great Birthday Gifts for Dad

    shutterstock_51662662For many of us, shopping for dad can be extremely difficult. When we ask what he wants for his birthday he usually says he doesn't need anything and doesn't offer any ideas. And, everything you can think of is too cliché or he already owns.

    Well, if you’re struggling to come up with the perfect birthday gift for dad, go with something personal. Our birthday gifts for dad are unique and memorable and allow you to give a gift that truly comes from the heart. Whether dad is a businessman or outdoorsman, consider one of these great birthday gifts for dad.

    Personalised Cufflinks

    cuff links

    Every man needs a set of nice cufflinks. These brushed silver cufflinks look great with dress shirts and suits and can be worn for work or any special occasion, from weddings to birthday celebrations to graduation ceremonies. Best of all, you can add a personal touch by having the cufflinks engraved with your father's initials. Retails for £17.45.

    Personalised Leather Wallet


    Is dad due for a new wallet? This luxury leather wallet is the perfect gift and is certain to become one of his most prized possessions. Its design is sophisticated yet practical, as it features a felt lining with soft leather touches and has ample room for organising all of his cards and money. The wallet can be personalised to bear his name on the inside. Retails for £34.99.

    Presentation Bar Gift Set

    bar set

    Does dad love to entertain? If so, this four-piece bar set is the ultimate gift. It includes all of the essentials for his home bar – corkscrew, wine pourer, anti-drip ring, and thermometer. The items are wonderfully presented in a brown wooden gift box, which would look great displayed in glass cabinet or side tablet. Retails for £14.99.

    Dapper Chap Water Bottle


    The Dapper Chap Water Bottle is ideal for active dads or dads who need to be encouraged to drink more water. This classic aluminum water bottle holds 400ML of water and is perfect for work, hiking trips or working out at the gym. Its leak-proof screw top prevents water from spilling, while the carabiner clip makes it easy to attach to a rucksack or belt loop. Retails for £8.99.

    For more great birthday gifts for dad, visit us online at ForeverBespoke.co.uk.

  • 10 April Fool's Day Pranks... You Don't Want To Happen To You

    10 April Fool's Day Pranks... 10 April Fool's Day Pranks...

    The 1st of April is a day full of jokes and pranks, so keep an eye out for anything that might happen to you. Here are some pranks that might be funny for the person doing them, but not so funny if you get caught out! From jokes that the whole country might fall for, to messing around in the office, here are our top 10 that you don't want to happen to you.

    Prank 1: Fake news articles – lots of newspapers and news channels have started telling us false stories on April Fool's Day. Last year, a penguin laid a golden egg and there was talk of the government putting a ban on selfies. Keep your wits about you and take every news story with a pinch of salt!

    Prank 2: Upside down water cup – there is a way to turn a cup of water upside down, on a flat surface, without the water pouring out. Until the victim of this prank has to move it, and they'll inevitably soak themselves and everything around them.

    Prank 3: Car covered in post-it notes – this is a prank that you might only ever see in photos, and hopefully never have it happen to you! Imagine going out to get in your car, but it's artistically covered in post-it notes. Everywhere. It could range from being funny if you've got nowhere to go, to mildly annoying if you have to take them all off before going to work.

    Prank 4: Soap that won't work – it's an old classic, but people are still falling for it every year. A bar of soap that has been painted with clear nail varnish won't work, leaving the victim a bit puzzled as they're trying to have a shower in the morning.

    Prank 5: Wrapped up bedroom – this one is very popular with students. If one flatmate is away for a couple of days, it's not uncommon to come home to a bedroom wrapped up in wrapping paper, tinfoil or newspaper. This takes serious dedication to wrap up every single item. If it happens to you, try to look at it like getting to open lots of presents...that you already own.

    Prank 6: Items in jelly – more specifically, things that do not belong in jelly. What could be more annoying that going to get your stapler at work and finding it inside a mountain of jelly? Maybe finding your computer mouse in it too.

    Prank 7: Alarms being set early – because there's nothing quite as funny as waking up an hour early...be prepared for the potential fall out if you do this to someone. If someone does it to you, it's perfectly reasonable to get them back the next day.

    Prank 8: Room filled with balloons – imagine going in to your office and finding it filled with balloons, from ceiling to floor! This is a prank that most people will find funny, but does take ages to set up. Maybe it's best to just leave it.

    Prank 9: Fake toffee apple – instead of biting in to an apple, they bite in to an onion instead. This is a really mean one.

    Prank 10: Upside down computer screen – this one is easy to do and easy to fix! It'll only take a few minutes to figure out how to put it back and is totally harmless. If it happens to you, it might be easier to google on your phone how to fix it, rather than reading an upside down screen.

    Melissa (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)

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