HAPPY NEW YEAR! So Say We All!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! This year, we were invited to a letter “G” party by our good friends Matthew and Jenna.  A pretty tough one, but we ended up choosing a Battlestar Galactica uniform (XO Saul Tigh) for James, and a Gum-ball machine outfit for me.   The gum-ball machine costume, whilst easy, was time […]

Welcome to the Party, Pal! – A Die Hard Xmas

Now I know this is quite controversial, but I am going to say it anyway: Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie EVER!! Of course, this does not mean that I am not partial (very partial, in fact) to the more traditional fare, such as Holiday Inn, It’s A Wonderful Life or Elf, but there […]

Gingerbread project 2014 – T.A.R.D.I.S

After the success of the gingerbread AT-AT last year for our Star Wars Christmas party, I was pleased that I had the excuse to try my hand at another sci-fi classic this year, as I drew a fellow geek-chic-ette in our office Secret Santa. Sharon is an avid Whovian, and so, my mission to replicate […]

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Kate Spade pardons the turkey! – A Kate Spade Flamingo Thanksgiving Party

Everyone loves the Thanksgiving holidays… Everyone, that is, except for the 50 million or so turkeys that are served up by the American population during the annual Thanksgiving feast. Every year since 1989, one lucky turkey, has, however, been granted a stay of execution by none other than the President himself (the first pardon was […]

A Survivor: The Legacy of the Alien Franchise

When we learned about the “Alien Encounter” experience being hosted at the National Space Centre in Leicester over the Halloween weekend at Comicon earlier in the summer, we signed up for tickets straight away.  The event included: a fantastic live-action experience where a bunch of real-life Colonial Marines from the UK division battled it out against large […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Hosting a Traditional Halloween Party

Halloween is a great Holiday. There are just so many themes and colour schemes that you can use for your celebrations.  Last year we had a Breaking Bad theme, which was so much fun to plan for.  You can read more about how to host your own Breaking Bad party here: https://geekchic-hq.com/2013/11/07/yeah-science-a-heisenberg-halloween/ Double, double toil and […]

Independence Day 2014 – “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.”

  As I may have mentioned on a number of occasions, the American Independence Day holiday is one of my favourites. It is a party planner’s dream: highly flexible, fun and always colourful.  To date, we have had a Luau, a Star spangled Captain America homage, and an outing to Amity Island.   So what […]

A Cheep-Chic Easter

I absolutely adore the little chenille chicks you can buy at Easter time! They are just so fabulously kitsch!  Our Easter supper this year was a simple cheese board and other snacks, framed with a lovely vintage Kraft American process cheese crate (purchased from an Etsy store) and retro cheese “pixies”.   The crate was filled […]

Happy St. David’s Day: Introducing the Wonderfully Versatile Welsh Cake

Yesterday, the people of Wales celebrated St. David’s Day.  Back in the sixth century, Dewi Sant helped establish a monastery on the site where St David’s cathedral, Pembrokeshire, now stands.  “Dydd Gwyl Dewi” celebrates the life and death of this popular saint, and the first of March has been a national day of remembrance for the Welsh patron saint since […]

They used to laugh and call him names…

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. ….the inspired people at Lego were busying themselves creating the Star Wars advent calendar that has now become a new tradition for me and my work colleagues in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.First released in 2011, the original set included some of the original […]