As the end of the month silently but vehemently creeps up on us we’ve been doodling up outfits and seeking out gloomy nooks and crannies in which to play out our darkest desires. Here we’ve collated some of the best Halloween party tips, tricks and treats for seeing you through All Hallows Eve in all its ghoulish glory. If you’re as big of a fan as I … Continue reading A Very Dark October
Ahhh December…There you are. You’ve been threatening to arrive for some time and now that you are finally here we’re really rather relieved! This week we’ve got a festive treat to see you those evenings spent pouring over your computer scouring the interweb for that perfect present…You’re welcome. Here’s what you’ll need; 2 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 3/4 cup … Continue reading Our Cocktail of the Month – Cranberry and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
Fireworks have been and gone, Halloween has frightened us for the final time this year and the lead up to Christmas begins, with sparkling lights, marshmallow toasting, mulled wine and pavements strewn with crisp golden leaves. Now that the clock has turned back, a spiced alcoholic beverage seems to be the perfect evening treat as these short days dwindle to a close. Here’s a recipe for … Continue reading Cocktail of the Month – The Harvest Sparkle
Festival Weddings are becoming ever more popular as daring and free spirited couples are looking to merge the flavour of a British Summer with their special day. For those who wish to embrace the Festival spirit and design their perfect occasion – here is our guide to the ingredients that make up the perfect Festival Wedding. To begin with let’s talk beautiful tented structures, outstanding food, drink and relaxed vibes. … Continue reading The Ingredients to a perfect Festival Wedding – Part 1
I’m SO excited to share this event with you from August this year! A joint 50th, 18th and 17th celebration, this Festival in a Box event took place on a stunning farm on the outskirts of Bath, with jaw dropping views across the valley into the Roman city of Bath. We had a lot of fun planning this one. With a group of a few hundred family … Continue reading Moody skies and twinkling lights – a 50th Festival in a Box extravaganza!
Autumn is upon us! We love a good change of season here at Festival in a Box – and summer to autumn is no exception. Fireworks, bonfires, soft blanket-like scarves and long rambling walks ending with roaring fires and sumptuous blackberries. These tangy sweet jewels instantly take me back to the perfect autumnal days of my youth; pulling on our wellies and coats, running to the countryside lanes and … Continue reading The Blackberry Bramble – our cocktail of the month
At Festival in a Box HQ, we are quietly ramping up for a Spring wedding next year and excitement is gathering around the beautiful hand drawn invitations we have just seen the finals of. Since the last week has been filled with varieties of card stock, the smell of industrial ink and a rather severe case of envelope tongue we thought we would share with you some … Continue reading You are cordially invited to…
At FiaB HQ we are busily working our way through a pile of hand-tailored party proposals and plans. Our desks are strewn with CDs, demos, wristbands, menus and glow sticks. Our walls are plastered with posters, mood boards and maps. One project – a 1980s fairground inspired festival for a corporate summer event – has got us in a reminiscing mood. We’re singing Wham songs into our hairbrushes, back combing our … Continue reading 1980s Parties…. more cocktails…. and a bit of Amii Stewart!
At Festival in a Box HQ we’ve packed away winter in a box – a concoction of gloriously decadent winter parties, electrifying light shows, too much cake and very excellent loud music – and shut the lid until next time. The change in season heralds a change in mood here in the office. It’s time to swap winter coats for sun glasses, red wine for … Continue reading We love Spring. It stops us missing Winter.