Yeo Valley organic sustainable crackers

Tips for a Fantastic Festive Party

Friday 6th December 2019

We’ve all had the pre-festive party panic – you’ve invited everyone round but how can you really make it a night to remember? We’ve come up with a few ways to make sure yule have a great time whilst still putting nature first this Christmas!

1.This first one’s a cracker…  it’s literally making your own crackers! All you need is:

*Card and cracker snap (we found this recyclable patterned card in a local craft shop and the snaps are widely available)

*Short lengths of ribbon or string

Yeo Valley organic sustainable crackers
Homemade sustainable crackers

*Jokes (Who’s Rudolph’s favourite pop star? Beyon-sleigh!)

*A little gift (We love small packets of seeds for things like this)

You can make them any size you like (ours are 30cm long) and we think it’s best to use recyclable card so the cracker holds it’s shape but if you do want to use paper instead, you can pop an old cardboard tube in the middle to keep everything in place.

You can find templates on line – we used this one – cut round and fold before cutting out the diamond -shapes that will allow you to roll the cracker into shape. Don’t forget to pop your joke and gift in before finishing your cracker and secure the end of the snap with paper tape to hold it in place.

Yeo Valley Organic festive sprout marmite recipe
Give this sprout recipe a go!


2.Next, you’ll want to prep your menu.

We’ve got loads of ideas in the ‘Festive Winners’ category over on our recipe page, like this amazing new way to combine the nations favourite food to hate with the other nations favourite food to hate – Brussel sprouts with Marmite butter!

Mint Choc Chip rum milkshake cocktail
Mint Chocolate Rum Cocktail

3.If you’re looking for something a little different for your cocktail menu, why not give this Mint Chocolate Rum Cocktail a try? We think it’s a real winner!



4.Make sure you don’t forget your younger guests with

yeo valley organic little yeos children dessert
Arthur made polar bears using our Little Yeos natural with blueberries and banana

this colo-yeo-ful task to keep them busy! We also like giving our little ones the mission of making their own dessert faces, we got Arthur to make polar bears using our Little Yeos with banana and blueberries.


yeo valley organic homemade gifts
These chocolate truffles go down a treat!


5.Send everyone home with a homemade treat, you could try mint creams, jars of jam or this super easy Irish Cream Truffle recipe sure to leave everyone with sweet memories of your night!

Comments on “Tips for a Fantastic Festive Party”

  • I love your joke! It’s really good

    Anonymous on 19th February 2020 at 1:21 pm

  • Today I served as a pudding chocolate brownies (home made of course) and spoons of Yeo yogurt

    Anonymous on 11th February 2020 at 10:29 pm

  • Will be giving the choc&cocktail recipes ago:-)

    Anonymous on 11th December 2019 at 7:41 pm

  • Excellent

    Anonymous on 10th December 2019 at 6:04 pm

  • Great ideas at just the right time !!!

    peter smith on 10th December 2019 at 4:46 pm

  • Great ideas try them esp recipes for this season

    Virginia on 10th December 2019 at 4:30 pm

  • I love the thought of creating and making instead of buying ready made.. Finding seeds or even corms in my cracker would prompt me to plant instantly.

    annie feilden on 10th December 2019 at 11:39 am

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