3 BOOZY ICE POPS TO MAKE THIS SUMMER!

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Happy Friday lovely people! It’s my Birthday on Sunday and I’m throwing a little mini party with the girls at my house before we head out for a night on the town, I always look forward to this every year, coming up with fun ideas for the little pre drinks session! This time I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of boozy alcoholic ice pops that I can keep in an ice bucket and everyone can help themselves to! Please be sunny tomorrow….PLEASE! Here’s how you can make a bunch of the same ones I’ve made…

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TEQUILA SUNRISE

First up is the tequila sunrise! Now don’t cringe, I know some of you hate tequila but this one really is delicious, it’s got fresh blended pineapple inside and who can resist the pretty ombre effect it makes on the ice pop!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

3/4 Cup tequila // 2 cups of pineapple juice // 1lb fresh pineapple, peeled and blended // 1/4 cup grenadine //

STEP 1.

Combine the blended fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and the tequila into a jug and stir well.

STEP 2:

Fill the ice pop moulds about 3/4 full (my moulds had a little fill line on them which was really helpful!)

STEP 3:

Finally, pour about one 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each pop and allow it to sink to the bottom of the pop. Then press it into the bottom of the mould and give it a little mix at the bottom by massaging the bottom half of the lolly to create the ombre effect! Then quickly pop them in the freezer!

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BLUE LAGOON

This one is for the vodka fans and I absolutely adore the colour of this one! It’s a beautiful shade of blue and really POPS against the other ice lollies!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

2 and a half cups of lemonade // 2 tablespoons of blue curaçao // 4 tablespoons vodka // 6 drops of blue food colouring (optional) //

STEP 1:

In a jug combine all of the ingredients except for the blue food colouring.

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FREE PRINTABLE CHOCOLATE BAR WRAPPERS FOR YOUR FAVOURS!

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Edible favours are one of the most popular and in my opinion easiest favours you can give at your wedding and the good news is they don’t have to break the bank either! These favours cost us only £1.40 each to make and could be made for even cheaper if you bought the chocolate in bulk! Plus, who doesn’t love ombre and chocolate?! Here’s how you can make your own…

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YOU WILL NEED:

Chocolate bar of your choice (preferably one that has a gold foil wrapper underneath! We used galaxy honeycomb!) // Double sided tape // Scissors // Free printable ombre wrapper templates (available below) //

Chocolate Wrapper Pink to Peach

Chocolate Wrapper Teal to Yellow

Chocolate Wrapper Blue to Purple

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Chocolate Wrapper Purple to Orange

STEP 1:

Download the templates and print them out onto paper, the wrappers are sized 20.5cm by 15cm which fit the galaxy bars perfect but you can easily adjust the size to fit your chocolate bars if you need to!

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Maldives Honeymoon Mecca: A ‘His and Her’ Newlyweds Guide

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You might remember our Freshly-married couple, Charli and Matt Glass from their fabulous Glastonbury Festival Wedding we featured a few months back. Well today the newlyweds have packed Bespoke Bride readers into their suitcase to discover what it’s really like to honeymoon in hand-holding hotspot, The Maldives.

Forget the cake and ring, one of the most knotty decisions is where in the enormous world to pick for the most important (and often most pricey) romantic getaway you’ll ever have – your honeymoon. It’s got a tough act to follow, after the wedding and needs to be the perfect jaunt to kick off married life in the most delicious and memorable way.

It also needs to appeal to both the bride and groom, because you don’t want to row about where you’ll be donning a bikini before you’ve even stepped down the aisle.

Gaggles of newlyweds have decided that The Maldives is it – Maldivian honeymoons have become as much of a wedding tradition as white dresses and drunken uncles singing Abba songs with ties around their noggins.

Here, our real-life honeymooners provide an intimate glimpse into why the island getaway has become such a rite of passage and how it fares from a male and female perspective.

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THE BRIDE’S GUIDE:

I am grimly accepting the fact that a Bloody Mary is no longer an acceptable breakfast, I must wear shoes and clothes again and won’t find a dazed, melon-wedge grin on my chops whenever I look in the mirror.

No, I haven’t recovered from a breakdown, I am actually referring to my return from our epic, Maldivian honeymoon. Robinson Crusoe’s wildest, wet dreams couldn’t have imagined the intimate, five-star Maafushivaru resort which has made the reunion with our previous lives so desperately unsavoury.

The island is just over 500 metres long and can be walked in 10 minutes, across powdery sand and wooden jetties so hot, they are studded with giant vases of cold sea water and ladles to splash in front of your feet. Everything is sand-floored, from the bars to the restaurants, so you can be as feral and shoeless as Joss Stone.

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