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Monday, 30 June 2014

Summer party planning

Hey there.

Monday mornings tend to be hard on us; after a lovely weekend, we are pulled back to our daily rituals (in my case: my office desk).
One way to relieve the stress is daydreaming, and some planning for a future weekends. Since it's a lovely summer, and we're expecting great weather - I'm thinking about a party.

This is a guide we're using!

Pimm's is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur.
Pimm, a farmer's son from Kent, became the owner of an oyster bar in the City of London, near the Bank of England. He offered the tonic (a gin-based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs) as an aid to digestion, serving it in a small tankard known as a "No. 1 Cup", hence its subsequent name.
A fascinating archive of vintage adverts showing the birth of the so-called 'Pimm's party' has emerged to mark the launch of the drink's first new flavour in 190 years; and I managed to catch them. :)
The adverts date back to the 1950s when the economy took a nosedive after the Second World War and many people socialised at home to save money.
It is thought the marketing team behind the gin-based drink realised this and launched the idea of a Pimm's party as a way to encourage sales of the beverage.

So, shall we have a party?

 First rule of any party planning -  a meny. And, these leaflets are giving us the general idea what sould be served (it's what we nowadays call "small bites")

You've set the tables, your guest are here, they mingle and everythignis smooth. But, every party looks the same, unles you find the way to make it memorable!
Just in case you lack originial ides on entertainment.. 

There we go - everthing is set for sucsess!

If anyone tries out this party before I do (and the probability for this is quite large, since major part of my friends is absent), let me know how it went down.

Have a wonderful and inspiring week!!!


  1. Yay!!! There cheers for the start of summer and the desire to throw fab shindigs like this. I'm not one for big, rowdy parties myself, but I'll happily host an intimate get together or dinner party and love doing so a few times a year, especially during the warmer months and then come the icy days of the winter holiday season. The first of the new season is happening here for Canada Day this year, complete with out of town relatives (an aunt, uncle, and one of my cousins) and promises to be a wonderfully enjoyable day (how can it not be, I bought red and white "Canada flag" inspired corn chips for it! :)).

    Big hugs & joyful start of July wishes to you, my dear friend!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. I'm all for small(er) parties.
      Huge gatherings tend to frighten me: I can not manage so much people in the same place at once. I prefer to have up to six peole (just enought for a large tea set) :)