Hen Do – 1st March 2018

Hey guys!

So I planned a hen do for my friend before she gets married soon! I’ve got to say event planning is so stressful yet I completely LOVE it!

We went out for a meal, so everyone could get to know each other without feeling under pressure and brought out the games etc later on when the pub was dying down a bit.

I set the table up with a ‘Bride to Be’ sign (amazon), which came with a sash and bought a personalised balloon with the date on from a local shop.

I created another personal touch that Imogen could keep. I used an empty prosecco bottle. Yes, I drank the whole thing first.

I stuck some gold text on it which I bought from Hobby Craft. And I wrote underneath the date. I added in some lights for an even better touch and everyone signed the bottle after.

I made some personalised cupcakes, another perfect gesture. These were given out to all the people who came.

Hen do selfie sticks (amazon) are also such a perfect idea to get everyone to mingle with each other.

We had plenty of games, which we all enjoyed! Had such a laugh and a great night!

Thanks for reading!

With Love, V x

SURPRISE 50TH

I decided to plan my work colleague a surprise birthday meal for her 50th birthday.

I spent the past 5 weeks planning and organising the night. This included planning a cake and running round getting decorations.

Keeping it a secret was such a hard task, especially when she was moaning about wanting cake on her actual birthday!

I provided a decoy on her birthday with these cupcakes, she didn’t moan!

I booked a table of 11 at a restaurant close to us, The Boatyard. Its a fairly new restaurant, but exceeded expectations.

Lovely homemade food!

Everyone was so excited to see the cake I had made. When they brought it out her face was a picture!

We all had a lovely night! And I’m so glad it went to plan!!

Hope you enjoyed the read! Thanks for reading!

With Love, V x

Spice Up Your Life

On Friday I went on a girly night to see a tribute act for the spice girls.

Me and the girls had a few drinks and danced the night away. The tribute act were really good, especially with it being local.

Everyone there enjoyed it a lot and I’d definitely recommend it to all you who love a throwback. I was only 5 at the time, so some songs off their first album I didn’t know.

I was in my element dancing to the songs, we even tried to win a free bottle of bubbly. Clearly our dance moves were the best! But unfortunately we didn’t win it. Gutted!

We had that much fun we went in the pub next door to carry on.

#spiceupyourlife

Thanks for reading guys!

With Love, V x

STEPS

Saturday 18th November

I had such a lovely girly time in Liverpool on Saturday. We met up and checked out a few shops before heading for some cocktails and food.

We had a nosey at some of the Christmas markets and enjoyed a glass of prosecco.

It was very busy so we booked a table at Zizzi for a meal before the concert.

I had a meatball and pasta dish with 2 christmas cocktails: both a passontini.

We then danced our socks off to the Vengaboys and Steps. I tried to remember all the dance moves even though they started when I was 3 years old!

Such a good night!

Did any of you go and see Steps too?

Thanks for reading this short post!

With Love, V x

Tea with a Friend 

Hey Everyone! 
Hope you’re having a lovely evening. 

On Thursday i went out for tea with a very old friend of mine. I have known her since we were 3/4 years old. 

We decided to have a major catch up as we haven’t seen each other for about 6 years now! Literally 6 years to date since we left school. Crazy! 

I met her at my new local restaurant Wildwood for some tea and cocktails. We had both never been to this restaurant before so I wanted to see what it was like, especially with 30% off! 

Of course the first thing I did was get a cocktail! Sex on the beach. 

We decided to share a starter as I was being a piggy! Mozzarella garlic bread with caramelised onions. Lovely! 

I was deciding what to eat ALL day! Literally. So I was adamant I was having Chicken with Gorgonzola Sauce and Gratinated potatoes. 

I chose that, but, no potatoes. I really wanted something different as I hate having chips, I’m not a chip lover. 

When it arrived I was disappointed. The Chicken was fried. I would never think anywhere would sell fried chicken in a restaurant unless specified, so I was totally gutted! 

The chicken was crisp and full of oil. The Gorgonzola sauce wasn’t very flavoured, nor much of it. Too much rocket leaves and a tiny pot of chips. 

I hate writing negative comments about food but this really was disappointing. I may go back and try something else sometime. 

Anyway, I had a great catch up! 

Thanks for reading guys! 

With Love, V x

Girls Spa Night Away 

Good Evening Guys! Hope you’ve had a lovely bank holiday weekend. 

Wednesday was my Mother-in-law’s 40th Birthday. I combined one of her favourite chocolates into a birthday cake for her. Ferrero Rocher. 

Saturday, we took her to The Park Royal Hotel, Stretton. Where we had a spa night away with no stress in sight. Yes! I’d had a very busy and stressful week in work so it was much needed for me! 

We took plenty of alcohol with us and could barely reach the hotel with the amount we had to carry. Haha. 

Eventually, we got in our rooms and decided to start drinking of course! My sister-in-law had a surprise massage booked for her and we kept on drinking without even realising. 

We headed down to the spa with her and left her to get her surprise massage, ran back to the room and decorated with with banners and party poppers, then ran back down to go swimming and wait for her. 

Had a great time away and I can’t wait for the next one! Absolutely love spa days!!