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Parties

  • 9 party songs that will raise your roof

    Everybody dance! Set the mood with this rocking playlist, put together especially for us Muddy party gals by Oxon's epic event band, Special Moves Collective. Clap your hands, clap your hands...

  • Summer vibes: Oxon’s latest alfresco party venue

    A rustic table setting that's a stone's throw from the Chiltern Way, with wood-fired pizzas and local lager and wine on tap. Stonor's totally nailed it with its new outdoor event space

  • How to host the perfect dinner party: 19 top tips

    Dinner parties are back on the menu, but it’s safe to say we’re all pretty rusty. Time to get some professional advice: we talked to the brains behind two local supper clubs on how it's done right.

  • oglee poglee childrens party bag jungle themed crafts

    Ready-made party bags?

    These clever party bags will make kids' birthday bashes less of a soul-zapping palaver. Where do we sign up?

  • Rumsey’s: Chocoholics unite!

    Yes you can send your kids to a paint zone or trampoline park for their birthday party, but is there anything as perfect as a choco-guzzling exercise masquerading as a 'learning experience?' I think not. No, scrap that, I *know* not, because my 9 and 7 year olds just spent a morning at Rumsey's Chocolaterie in Thame, making the most amazing Easter chickens, eggs and baskets, and frankly now nowhere else will bleedin' do even for a cappu-frickin-cino!

  • Ready to party?

    I’ve grabbed Caroline at Bucks-based Perfect Peony for a quick piece of ‘events therapy’.

  • Recipe: Poached salmon in rice wine and soy sauce with sprout stir fry

    This the lovely Pamela, one of a growing band of dedicated foodies I meet who has turned her passion into a business and is found a rather tidy niche. ChenMoore Chopsticks is all about demystifying oriental food (Pamela is from Taiwan originally, but cooks across the Far Eastern regions) and showing that it’s not all […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    Yeah I'm *totally* eating my five a day! These iced biccies come via the Bluebell Biscuiterie in Henley, specialists in weddings, christenings, birthdays and bringers of joy to gluttons like moi.

  • Let’s parrrrrrrrrrty!

    Is it too early to get excited about Christmas parties? Too late, party-poopers, I’m already in the zone! I’ve been on the sly look out for good party venues for a while actually – partly because I’m thinking of holding my Awards drinks somewhere other than my home in the summer (the Weetabix on the […]

  • Book this: Rush are doing Kids Summer Camps!

    It was with a feeling of slightly weepy gratitude that I received a newsletter from Rush Trampolining the other day. The independently owned trampolining park in High Wycombe recently won the Muddy Award for Best Family Attraction, but to that I can now add the accolade ‘Best Place to Dump Your Kids for the Day’. […]

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