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Sante!

We have fond memories of our French fancy dress evenings. For those of you who haven’t experienced it, for one night only everyone is invited to join the team in stripy t shirts, berets and garlic necklaces. Channel your inner Inspector Clouseau and tuck into a French themed menu of French Onion Soup and Tartiflette. The evening continues with beer (gin, wine or squash – whichever you prefer!) pong to keep the party going into the home run.

We can’t wait for next season and to get these nights going again (if you joined us and have some photos, we’d love to see them – do share them on our Facebook page). In the meantime while we’re all in lockdown, why not recreate your own French night with these fun ideas...

Food and drink

You can’t have a French party without Tartiflette (see our delicious recipe for this here) or Vin Chaud. Try our recipe for this Winter warmer here. Not forgetting baked Camembert with toasted bread ready for dipping. We’re hungry already! For dessert try this delicious Chocolate Pot recipe (eggs and cream are needed if you can get it).

Photo: Nigel Chapman Photography

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Food and drink – You can’t have a French party without Tartiflette (see our delicious recipe for this here) or Vin Chaud. Try our recipe for this Winter warmer here. Not forgetting baked Camembert with toasted bread ready for dipping. We’re hungry already! For dessert try this delicious Chocolate Pot recipe (eggs and cream are needed if you can get it).

Photo: Nigel Chapman Photography

Decorations

You can source a lot of party decorations online, but while you’ve got more time spare it’s a lot more fun to make your own. Get your colouring pens out and make some French flags using paper and straws (or cocktail sticks if you have any spare). Make some bunting with pens and paper or printing out templates from the internet and string together with any length material you’ve got. Got any wooden skewers or ice lolly sticks? Create your own fake moustaches with black paper (or any black material you have to hand) and attach your stick to the top for a handle. Pinterest has got some many ideas to inspire you (as well as lots of moustache designs from English style to a full handlebar!)

Party games

Host your own pong game with very little needed to start you off. All you need is a small ball and a paper cup filled with your choice of drink. Pong is usually played in teams of two with each participant aiming for the opponent’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent drinks the contents. If you’re very competitive and want some good rules, have a look at this website on beer pong.

Of course, there are so many other games you can play including boules. If you don’t have a set at home, you could use marbles (or footballs for a larger outdoor game) and a small ball for the jack or cochonnet. While the sun’s shining how about a game of croquet? Here’s a creative way to make your own using plastic bottles and loo rolls - click here. We recently saw an idea for skittles using an old pair of tights worn on your head (filled with a sock) and then you had to knock the target off of a pedestal. If there's anything to be said for lockdown, it's that people have become very creative!

Bonne chance and if you have any other ideas please do share them on your social media pages. We’d love to see them!

Take care, stay safe and stay healthy from all at Hucksters.

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Party games

Host your own pong game with very little needed to start you off. All you need is a small ball and a paper cup filled with your choice of drink. Pong is usually played in teams of two with each participant aiming for the opponent’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent drinks the contents. If you’re very competitive and want some good rules, have a look at this website on beer pong.

Of course, there are so many other games you can play including boules. If you don’t have a set at home, you could use marbles (or footballs for a larger outdoor game) and a small ball for the jack or cochonnet. While the sun’s shining how about a game of croquet? Here’s a creative way to make your own using plastic bottles and loo rolls - click here. We recently saw an idea for skittles using an old pair of tights worn on your head (filled with a sock) and then you had to knock the target off of a pedestal. If there's anything to be said for lockdown, it's that people have become very creative!

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