Christmas is nearly over but you’ve still got to welcome the New Year with a bang, so why not do it in style by sipping on deliciously funky Christmas Cocktails? Here’s a few ideas for you: Eggnog Cocktail 30 ml Baileys 30 ml Kahlua 30 ml Vodka 1 glass Eggnog Swirl Irish Cream, Kahlua and…
Ideas for a Table Setting
It’s a special oaccasion and you are having everyone over for dinner at your house. A lovely idea would be to make a small colourful Easter egg parcel and attach it with ribbon to the knife, fork and serviette at each setting. Your guests will love it!
Create a Recipe Gift Jar
Next time you find yourself unsure of what to buy someone as a gift, why not purchase a jar and fill it with the ingredients of your favorite sweet recipe. It’s cute, creative, thoughtful and fun to make!
Make Some Healthy Nibbles for your Guests
Create a simple snack for a party or an eye-catching offer on a table full of deserts. All you need is some fruit and a kebab stick. An inspiration to eat healthy!
Display your Flavour
Instead of using your traditional salt and pepper cellars, create a delightful centrepiece with your salt and pepper. All you need is salt, pepper and something to shape your pattern with. Items like children’s stencils and cookie cutters work well, or bring out the inner child in you and create your own stencil with cardboard.
Serving Individual Crudités
A fabulous and innovative snack idea at your next gathering would be to serve crunchy vegetables complete with their own dip, such as buttermilk and peppercorn, roasted pepper and eggplant or toasted curry. Their bowls – hollowed out baguettes – are meant to be eaten, too.
Make Flower-Petal Ice-Cubes
At your next gathering, wow your guests when you serve them drinks with gorgeous floral ice-cubes. We suggest small flowers, petals or herbs such as mint – frozen within a block of ice to create the ultimate impact. Be sure to choose petals or flowers that are edible or non-toxic. Rose petals, small pansies or…
Host a Hot Drink Party
Why not hold a winter alternative to the summer Garden Tea Party? We suggest holding a Hot Drink Party. Invite your guests to join you in a celebration of winter. A tasty meal option would be a variety of hot soups – think thick tomato, butternut and orange, creamy chicken and corn or sweet-potato –…
Throw an Ice-Cream Sundae Party
Invite your friends to a Sundae Party. Ask your guests to fashion their own dessert by providing bowls of assorted toppings like chocolate covered nuts, chocolate shavings, toffee bars, biscuit pieces, chocolate syrup and fruit. Let everyone get creative!
Throw a Dessert Party for some of your friends. Ask each friend to bring a different dessert or alternatively, get a professional chef / caterer to create some desserts that will keep your friends talking for a very long time to come!
Set a date for a Potjie Competition with some friends. Teams must create a potjie using a selection of ingredients that you supply- i.e. they will improvise a recipe then and there. Select one or two people to judge which is the best.
Bowls of Cherries
There is something so sophisticated about eating cherries! Why not serve a delicious bowl of cherries at your next cocktail party or summer lunch.