H&M Good Days
Your guide to celebrating in style
October is the start of party season, so whether you’re planning a post-lockdown reunion, belated birthday or gearing up for the holiday season at home – we’ve created the ultimate celebration guide to get the party started! We’ve got a refreshing mocktail recipe, sustainable decoration ideas to set the scene for a perfect party and a specially curated Spotify playlist to bring the good vibes.
Feelin’ Fresh Cranberry & Basil Mocktail:
The weather is cranking up a notch and warmer days are just around the corner.
This mouth-watering, refreshing mocktail is the closest you’ll get to sipping on Summer, packed with fresh fruit and herbs!
• 3 cups cranberry juice
• ½ cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
• 1 ½ cups lemon juice, fresh squeezed
• Sparkling water
• 1 orange, peeled and wedged
• 1 cup sliced strawberries
• 1 cup blueberries
• ½ cup fresh basil leaves
• Simply add the fresh fruit to a large chilled jug.
• Next add the cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice and sparkling water.
• Add the basil and ice according to your preference and stir gently.
• Finally, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to develop. Serve chilled.
Eco-friendly DIY Decorations
Nothing sets the tone for a great party like a perfectly decorated abode. Luckily, you don’t need to be wasteful or blow your budget to achieve your desired setting.
Keep it sustainable and budget friendly with these cute eco-friendly DIY decoration ideas that you can make with items lying around at home!
Simply purchase a few hole punchers and have a little fun creating cute shapes with the leaves and petals in your garden. Sprinkle over your grazing table, dance floor or throw in the air (like you just don’t care). You’ll be making colourful decorations and doing your spring garden pruning, all at once.
Got a bunch of old mason jars lying around? Give them new life with a quick coat of DIY chalk paint, perfect for holding decorative blooms. Create your textured paint with 1 part baking soda, 2 parts paint and a dash of water. Mix, paint, dry and decorate - easy!
Use dried fruit to create a deliciously bright garland for your party. Simply take your favourite citrus fruits, slice thinly and bake on a tray for 4-6 hours at 180 degrees celsius or until they’re firm. Then, create a small hole in the centre and arrange them on a piece of string and hang around the room. The best part? The fruit doubles as a great drink garnish for guests.
The Perfect Party Playlist
Nothing brings a party together quite like the perfect playlist.
Click here to check out our latest Spotify playlist to bring the good vibes and celebrate our favourite artists and hot hits.
Plus we’re giving 10 lucky H&M Members the chance to WIN an annual Spotify Premium subscription. For the chance to win, enter via your member account. T&C’s apply, ends 14/11/21, see member reward for more details.