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  1. Hen Party Game Idea No. 6: “Would You Ever…” Conversation Starters

    February 27, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    This game is more of an ice-breaker / conversation starter activity, which would be ideal if you have guests that don’t know each other well.

    Simply read out the ‘Would you ever…’ questions and get the guests to answer with their own thoughts.

    Download our free printable sheet (PDF) by clicking on the image or link below. It’s designed to match our 90s themed Hen Party Pack, Drawing Game, Forfeits, I Have Never, Spill the Beans and Phone Game.

    Free Printable Hen Party Game Would You Ever

     
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  2. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Here are three cool ideas

    February 17, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day!

    As you know from our Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar, we love spreading kindness – and today there is no excuse.

    Here are three simple ideas for “RAOK” that will brighten up someone’s day (see below if you can’t see the graphic):

    Random Acts of Kindness Day Ideas

    Feel free to save, share, or post on social media!


    1. WRITE AN UPLIFTING NOTE AND LEAVE IT SOMEWHERE FOR A STRANGER TO FIND
    2. BROWSE AMAZON’S WISH LISTS FOR A STRANGER’S LIST AND GIFT THEM AN ITEM FROM IT
    3. WRITE A REAL LETTER TO SOMEONE WHO LIVES FAR AWAY AND MAKE SURE YOU POST IT TODAY

     


  3. Free Galentine’s Day Printable Postcards – Alternative Valentines for girl best friends!

    January 17, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    Have you watched the Parks and Recreation TV show? The main character Leslie Knope celebrates ‘Galentine’s Day’ instead of Valentine’s Day – spending the day appreciating her gal best friend Ann Perkins and showering her with love.

    We really like this alternative to Valentine’s Day idea! Not everyone has a partner, but most ladies have good female friends who would appreciate some love on February 14th.

    We have 8 free postcards / notes that you can print out and give to your best friends this Galentine’s Day! These include two of Lesley Knopes famous phrases “Ovaries before Brovaries” & “Uteruses before Duderuses”.

    Free Galentines Day

    There are two A4 size PDFs in the zip file, each with 4 postcard designs. Open each PDF file and print on to card or paper, then cut along the dotted lines.

    Free Galentines Day Postcard

     
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  4. Quirky & Alternative Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

    December 12, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Looking for Christmas cards that are a little *ahem* different this year?

    On Pinterest we’ve been searching for alternative Christmas Cards – the funny, rude, clever, sweary, geeky and unique! How about sending your friends a card with Shane McGowan on the front instead of Santa this year? We will be adding to the board up until Christmas so why not give us a follow? Some of these are of course not safe for work / kids / family.


  5. Free Printable Letters to Santa / Father Christmas – Two festive designs!

    October 21, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    If your kids want to send a message to Santa with their wishlist of Christmas gifts, why not download and print our free letter that they can fill and post to the North Pole!

    Download Free Letter to Santa Template

    You can choose between the letter being addressed to Santa or Father Christmas (whichever you choose to call him!)

    Printable Letter to Santa or Father Christmas

    You can also choose between two designs:

    A cute snowy, festive village design (which matches the rest of our Vintage Christmas Village range of products)

    Or a shabby chic forest design (which matches the rest of our Enchanted Christmas Forest range of products)!

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD LETTER TO SANTA (VILLAGE)

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD LETTER TO FATHER CHRISTMAS (VILLAGE)

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    Pointing handDOWNLOAD LETTER TO FATHER CHRISTMAS (FOREST)

     


  6. Gift Exchange Game – Enchanted Christmas Forest Design – Printable party game to entertain family or friends

    October 19, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Have you ever played the games ‘White Elephant’, ‘Yankee Swap’ or ‘Evil Santa’?

    This is a simplified version of these types of gift exchange games – great for a twist on Secret Santa!

    Printable Christmas Gift Exchange Game for Parties

    Get each family member or party guest to bring along a wrapped gift (you can decide the budget). One-by-one each party guest picks a card and must swap the gift they are holding with another person’s gift, based on the swapping rule on the card. Rules include “Swap your gift with the person who looks most like Santa”, “Swap your gift with the person with the smallest gift”, and “Swap your gift with the tallest person”.

    Christmas Party Game - Printable Gift Exchange Game - Pretty forest design

    Once all cards have been used up, the guests can unwrap and keep the gift they ended up with.

    There are 36 cards included in the pack to print out on two A4 sheets of card, plus also a printable sheet of ‘blank’ cards for adding your own swapping rules! Your purchased game cards will of course not include the Faffy Tea watermark like in the photo above.

    The cards have a pretty ‘Enchanted Christmas Forest’ design – very shabby chic! Please note that this game is also available in our shop in a Vintage Christmas Village design.

     BUY & PRINT FOR £2 (+VAT for EU customers)


  7. New Christmas 2016 Range: Enchanted Christmas Forest and new Printable Party Kit

    September 30, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “Wishing you an Enchanted Christmas”

    Announcing our new range for Christmas 2016 – the Enchanted Christmas Forest!

    This new Faffy Tea theme depicts a magical snowy winter forest, complete with a reindeer. We’ve used a collage effect with fabrics and textures creating a unique, traditional, “shabby chic” design.

    Printable Christmas Party Pack

    Our first product available in this range is our printable Christmas Party Kit, which contains everything you need for an instant Christmas Party:

    – Decorative Sign
    – Bunting in 2 sizes
    – Cake & Food Toppers
    – Foldable Food Labels
    – Circle Food Labels or Stickers
    – Cupcake & Muffin Wrappers
    – Mini ‘Cocktail’ Flags
    – Straw Flags

    All you need to do is purchase the pack for a one-off cost, download the files, and then print as many copies as you need from home. Feel free to cover your entire house in beautiful Enchanted Christmas bunting!

    Christmas Cake Toppers

    Printable Christmas Party Cupcake Wrappers

    We’ll be adding more Partyware and Games from this range over October and November so keep an eye out in our Etsy Christmas shop.

    Pointing hand BUY ON ETSY £10 + EU VAT

     


  8. Review: Wallops Wood Cottages, Hampshire – Relaxed Hen Party Venue

    September 16, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We attended a “chilled-out” Hen Party at Wallops Wood Cottages in Droxford, Hampshire, and thought it would be useful for other party groups to see what we thought of it!

    Rating: 4.5/5

     

    LOCATION

    • Well signposted; we found the Cottages easily but it was not so easy to find our particular cottage "Early Mist"
    • Absolutely beautiful scenery, with gorgeous views of the South Downs
    • Not many conveniences nearby – there is a great local pub called The Hurdles, but it is harder to find groceries nearby (other than from a garage shop)!

     

    AMMENITIES

    The Cottage

    • A stunning cottage with four double or twin bedrooms and an open plan living / dining / kitchen area in an L shape. 3 bedrooms have on-suite shower rooms and the 4th bedroom is in its own area of the cottage with a master bathroom.
    • The cottage is part of a group of four cottages within one long barn building, but we did not get disturbed by our next-door neighbours at all.
    • The cottage was extremely clean when we arrived

     

    Decor
    The decor is beautiful, with real wood flooring, very high ceilings and a premium quality kitchen. It has been decorated with a country cottage feel with images of wildlife and rural scenery on the walls and curtains.
     

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms
    The beds were extremely comfortable, and we were suprised and pleased that each bedroom had a blckout blind for those early summer sunrises. The showers were all powerful and very hot, which was much needed, and the fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms were of a very high standard.
     

    Garden
    There is a fenced off patio/garden area for each cottage, with stunning views of the rolling hills. However there was only a thin fence and some plants separating our garden from our neighbours garden so you might find this an issue if you wish to be completely private. Best of all the cottage has its own hot tub in the garden which looks out over the scenery. The hot tub was wonderfully indulgent and large enough for all 7 of us, although there were some higher and lower seats which weren’t ideal for everyone.
     

    Equipment / Provisions

    • All self catering ammenities were of a extremely high standard – the cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more which impressed us considerably.
    • Much of the kitchen equipment was very high quality from brands such as Joseph and Joseph, and there was plenty of tableware. We never ran out of clean plates, glasses or cutlery (and there is a dishwasher for the dirty ones!)
    • Our only gripe was the use of the Ecover brand for washing up liquid, washing powder, dishwasher tabs and hand soap. Although we appreciate the eco-friendly nature of the brand, the products do not work as well as the regular brands.

     

    THE LITTLE EXTRAS…

    • We received an amazing hamper on arrival – with fresh bread, a delicious home made cake, apple juice, a local ale and more!
    • The previous entries in the guestbook gush about the place and how at home visitors felt
    • Despite the premium quality of the place, dogs are still welcome which we thought was a great touch!

     

    Overall, we would highly recommend Wallops Wood as a venue for a relaxing Hen Party, Birthday Party or Family Gathering. The high quality of the accommodation, cleanliness, the view, and the hamper of goodies made all the difference. We are already planning to go back next year for a “Hen-iversary”!

    VISIT: www.wallopswoodcottages.co.uk or find them on Facebook.

     


  9. Hen Party Game Idea No. 4: Quick Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

    September 7, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Over the weekend we attended a Hen Party at Wallops Wood Cottages, self catering cottages in a beautiful rural location in Droxford, Hampshire.

    We were of course always planning to bring along some games for the guests to play, including a scavenger hunt, but the rural nature of the location meant that our Printable 3-Hour Town & City Scavenger Hunts just wouldn’t cut the mustard!

    So we created a quick team scavenger hunt for a rural or outdoor location, and thought we would share the entire hunt so you can organise your own one. It was so much fun, and would suit any Hen Party / Bachelorette Party / Bridal Shower as it’s not rude in any way and only takes 30 mins. Photos coming soon!


    Hen Party Outdoor Fun

    QUICK OUTDOOR TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT

    Rules: In teams you have 30 minutes to photograph or bring back the items below. There is 1 point for each item, but you don’t have to hunt them all if you don’t have time so choose carefully!

    PHOTOGRAPH THESE!

    1. The word “‹BRIDE’S NAME›” spelled out with three photos
    2. An animal smaller than a hand
    3. An arrow
    4. Something dead
    5. An unusual shaped cloud
    6. A spiderweb
    7. “The wind”
    8. One member of your team up a tree
    9. “Bride and Groom’s first date”
    10. Your team breaking the law
    11. A 3-person human pyramid
    12. A team member dressed in as many layers as possible
    13. An angel drawn on a team member’s body

     

    BRING BACK THESE!

    1. A home made bridal gift for the bride
    2. A home made wedding ring for the groom
    3. Origami
    4. Something fuzzy
    5. Something older than the bride
    6. Something you’ve never seen before
    7. A piece of litter
    8. Something natural and blue coloured
    9. Something you can wear around your neck

    Have fun!


  10. Bored Kids? Top 5 free ideas to beat the school holiday boredom!

    August 9, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “I’m boooooorrrrred!”

    Children often complain of being bored when they’re off on their school summer holidays! And parents don’t often have the time or money to take them on expensive day trips, sports activities, cinema and so on.

    Here are our top five FREE ideas to beat the boredom!

    1. SCAVENGER HUNT

    Free Printable Kids Scavenger Hunt

    Give your kids a list of fun items to gather and tick off, or fun challenges. You can hunt outdoors in a garden, park or forest (natural items, creepy crawlies, litter) or indoors (“5 items that are red”, “exactly 50ml of water”, a screwdriver). You can even create a photo scavenger hunt and have kids photograph a list of things and present them to you when they’re finished. Scavenger hunts are great because they can be played in any location, and individually or in a group.

    We have a free kids’ outdoor scavenger hunt that you can print off at home, and it comes in three designs.

    Click on the links below to download!
    Monsters Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Birdie Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Nautical/Pirate Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

    2. PAPER CRAFTS

    There are tons of free printable paper crafts for kids available on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids printables on our Pinterest board.

    3. MONSTER HUNT

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    A free printable game by Faffy Tea!

    Hide our cute monsters around your house, garden or outdoor area and get the kids to find them all!

    There are 12 numbered monsters to print and cut out. Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Find out more & download

    4. FREE BOARD GAMES

    Rain and Rainbows Free Board Game Craft

    There are also lots of free printable board games for kids available around the web.

    Kids will have so much fun cutting and crafting a board game that they can play afterwards! Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids games on our Pinterest board.

    5. BOREDOM BUSTER JAR

    Boredom Buster Jar

    This is a fab idea – a jar full of suggestions/tasks of things to do whenever kids complain that they are bored!

    Why not make your own at the start of the summer holidays?

    Or you can download a set of free printable activity cards to add to your jar, and then decorate / prettify it to create a boredom buster kit.

    Find the free printables over at While He Was Napping Blog.