Party Season Unwrapped
Top tips from professionals to create a season of comfort and joy
Entertaining at Home
‘For flawless festive entertaining, choose a theme and stick to it. From invitations (to give your guests a taster) to the finale - it’s all in the detail! Dress your table to perfection with beautiful glassware, charger plates and a show-stopping centrepiece. Keep your festive theme seamless - even down to scent. We love Gingerbread from A.H.O.M.E. which gives a warm, welcoming feel.’
Georgina Irlam & Megan Warburton - Irlam Warburton Events, Event Planners Cheshire & Beyond
T: Georgie - 07791 591186 | Megan - 07971 851811 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irlam Warburton Events Events Office, Colshaw Hall, Stocks Lane, Over Peover, Cheshire WA16 8TW.
For an event that is simply flawless. For an event that gets talked about for all the right reasons.
Looking After Your Hair
‘Only wash your hair three times a week to prevent it drying out in the cold, the less drying and heat you use the better.
Use sulphate-free shampoo; sulphates can strip your hair of its essential oils, vital to keep it from drying out.
Use the right products. Leave-in conditioners, Argan oils and heat protectors are best to keep your hair in tip-top condition.’
Richard Illingworth-Harrison – Owner -Richard Harrison Hair
PREMIERE "AT HOME" HAIRDRESSING & HAIR EXTENSIONS SERVICE IN CHESHIRE & MANCHESTER
How To Entertain The Kids
‘It’s a magical time of the year for the little ones so throwing them a little party will have them excited for whatís to come. Make your own snow with baking soda and conditioner, decorate your own wreath and Christmas baubles or bake and decorate your own gingerbread house.’
Sarah Brown – Nursery Manager – Kids Country
Kids Country, Main office Grotto Lane, Over Peover, Knutsford, WA16 9HH
What To Do With Your Leftovers
‘Christmas dinner leftovers are bursting with flavour and so versatile, perfect for getting creative. Although boxing day sandwiches are always a winner, there are endless pies, curries, salads and soups, to bring these delicious leftovers back to life. In my household, the favourite is my turkey, ham & chestnut filo parcels with a creamy tarragon sauce.’
Thiago Fernandes- Head Chef – Piste
Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant Tarporley
55 High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0DP | t: 01829 732483
Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant Sandwich
45 High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AL | t: 01270 768923
Taking The Perfect Picture
‘Taking the perfect selfie this festive season will rely on these top tips to mastering your phone portraits.
A picture with your friend - First, get them to take it. They can have the massive arm and awkward side profile.
Pose - Stand behind, almost to the side, of your friend. This cuts you in half and allows you to drape or lean onto them. You look super natural at taking selfies.
Light - Don’t take a picture in the dark, move to daylight, for example a window.
Touch screen exposure - Did you know that if you touch the picture you are taking on the screen the image will get light or darker? This is called exposure.’
Kat Hannon – Leading Commercial Photographer – Owner of Kat Hannon Photography
Create a Christmas Space for the Kids
‘Everything you need for the sweetest Slumber party ever. Mini festival style tents hired out perfect for cosy winter birthdays, Christmas & New Year parties. Leave everything to us we arrive with all that you need plus some dreamy theme choices & sweet surprises to make it a magical night to remember.’
Parties from £99 Midweek, £140 weekends.
Ann-Marie Baker - Party Planner/Franchisee – Sleepunder Parties Cheshire
What To Have In Your Drinks Cabinet
‘Christmas is a time or indulgence and what better way to start the day than with a glass of Tanners Champagne (£25). Follow up with a White Burgundy, a particular favourite from Marcel et Blanche Fevre (£18.20). To perfectly end the day a Wine & Soul 10-year-old Tawny Port (£25) is a classic that works well with blue cheese.’
Tanners Wines Chester 150 Christleton Rd, Chester CH3 5TD
Monday to Friday - 10am - 7pm (except Bank Holidays) | Saturday - 9am - 6pm
Additional Opening Times for December:- Sundays 9th, 16th & 23rd - 10am - 4pm