What’s an Easter party without a Egg Hunt? Putting on the best Easter Egg Hunt shouldn’t have to be taxing. Once you have invited the children (or adults) to your Easter party you will need to decide if your party is indoors or outdoors.
If you are hiding your prizes outside and kids are involved be sure to never place prizes in tree trunks or holes, or near poisonous plants. If you are hiding your prizes indoors avoid hiding them near electrical outlets, and protect your valuables by thinking if children will be able to knock over your prized crystal. Whatever you do, think about the safety of the children and adults attending.
- Make a list of all the hiding places – may sound simple but a lot of people find prizes they missed (3 months later) when they didn’t write down the places they hid the spoils.
- Think about small children – Don’t hide prizes in high places, unless you plan to have an age related hunt you may want to keep low to the ground where the prizes can be found. Always set the scene for young children and let them know where in the garden they can find the prizes.
- Have some extra special prizes – with Poundland’s egg hunt set you are given special numbers which you can hide, instruct the children to collect numbers 1 to 4 in return for special prizes once they return the numbers back. Alternatively write on a “token” this prize is good for “prize of your choice”.
- Mix it up – You don’t have to just include sweets and chocolate in your hunt, why not fill eggs with small toys and age appropriate prizes so that the children go back with lots of treasures.
If you have any egg hunting ideas send them to us to publish here!
The Easter bonnet is a true staple of Easter celebrations and there are many ways you can make an Easter Bonnet. From paper plates to straw hats, whatever you do use your child’s creativity to lead the way.
Sometimes pulling together an Easter bonnet is last minute and Mums and Dads are forced to make something quick and easy. What ever your style Poundland have everything you need to pull together an excellent masterpiece, and with everything just £1 you are sure to pull together something that won’t break the bank.
Let us know how you get on and send us pictures of your masterpieces to use on our Facebook page
Hello March! So the worst of the cold weather seems to be past us but March is a tricky month as it could still snow or we could have heavy frosts, wintry showers and strong winds – so be prepared for a mixed bag.
March Gardening Tips
General garden maintenance
- Ensure vulnerable plants are kept protected from Frost
- Protect Garden furniture from frost
- Ensure the birds are fed and watered
Vegetables, fruit & herbs
- Plant bare rooted fruit bushes and trees
- Buy your bulbs and seeds from Poundland as all the best ones go quickly!
- Spray over wintered plants with seaweed or nettle feed to improve growth and health
- Prepare some seed beds and plant seeds under cover
- Prepare vegetable seed beds and sow some vegetables under cover
- Warm areas of soil with polythene for April planting
- Sow seeds indoors
- Begin to chit your potato tubers, Poundland have a variety of Grow Your Own Potatoes
- Sow dill, chervil, chives under cover or in the greenhouse
Poundland have a great range of products to support your gardening activity in March, why not check out the range from our Gardening section online.
It’s still snowing outside, and the trees are bare but we’re thinking about warmer climates here at Poundland. The time has come to buy your sets, tubers and seeds and think about growing your own!
You don’t need a lot of space to grow your own fruit and veg, a small plot or a raised bed in your backyard or even grow bags on your patio. Growing your own can be fun and easy not to mention healthy and fulfilling.
Now it isn’t quite the right time to plant but it is time to prepare your garden and buy the veg you plan to grow and begin to chit early potatoes. We have a range of potatoes and onions for you to get started, if your’e planning on earlies then you will need to buy Pentland Javelin.
At £1 each the Grow Your Own range is amazing value!
February isn’t always the best month for your budget so Valentine’s day may be one of those luxuries you sacrifice.
To help keep the love alive and help you save a few pennies we have put a few Valentine’s day ideas together that are low cost or better still cost nothing to show your loved one you care.
What I love about you
Get your creative juices flowing and write down all the reasons you love this amazing person in your life. It costs nothing and guaranteed to give your loved one an ego boost, great as part of a “love box” or placed in a mason jar or heart box. You can integrate them as part of a game which leads to a dinner (or somewhere else), or simply text them to your loved one throughout the day.
Another creative idea to give to your love, simply write on some card or paper, or print out the love vouchers template ”This voucher is good for…”. Some ideas include: foot massage, dinner, hug, kisses, breakfast in bed etc. Follow up with your promise!
The way to your love’s heart is through their stomach!
Food is an aphrodisiac! Why not cook your way to your love’s heart. Here are a few ideas to get you going: Cook your loved one breakfast in bed, add a little love note for that romantic touch. Or how about a picnic, this can be outdoors or in, grab a bottle of bubbly and chill together on a blanket. How about cooking some heart shaped cookies? Or how about trying to make some heart shaped chocolates using a chocolate mould and your love’s favourite chocolate simply melt down and pour into the mould and freeze to harden.
Say I love you with a Photo book
Find all the photos of the two of you together, the places you have been and any photos that would remind your love of you together. If you have your own printer you can digitally print them onto photo paper and put them in an album or you can get them printed, or have a photo book made with the images you choose.
Poundland have some great Valentines gifts, cards and accessories for everyone, take a look!
If you have any ideas you would like to share, leave a reply below.