Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I’m Jackie, a busy working mother to my little girl and soon to be married to my knight in shining armour.  I am UK transplant, born in New York and landed in London by way of Chicago. I work as a corporate lawyer but have always loved the opportunity to play hostess and entertain for personal celebrations. When my daughter’s first birthday rolled around, I told my self we’d do something simple – she won’t remember it, right?.  Of course, that did not happen! I managed to put together a pretty fun event, all while chasing around a demanding toddler.  I used pintrest for inspiration and came up with some great DIY decor and gift boxes, designed my own candy buffet, baked a myriad of treats, and sourced some really cool items.  Looking back, I realised, hey I may have knack for this and it needs to be shared. Here you can find examples of real parties I’ve thrown, entertaining tips, easy DIY projects, recipes and more. Through this blog, I hope to bring you inspiration to help you celebrate all of life’s occasions!