If you’re hosting New Year's Eve at home this year, make an impact and keep it stress-free with some of our simple ideas and recipes below, gathered from journal posts we’ve shared throughout the past year.

Firstly, if you’re looking to gift your guests, then look no further than our homemade gifting ideas here. Take a look at this flower arranging workshop that took place earlier in the year for inspiration for displaying your blooms in our 3 Pint Jug.

For drinks, our newly launched Fruit Bowl is ideal for serving up this delicious punch recipe or try serving champagne on ice with festive frozen cranberries to garnish. Our new and popular Cake Stand will double up as a cheese and charcuterie board to sit alongside.

If you’re looking to serve dinner oven to table then choose from a handful of recipes the award-winning cook and food writer, Ed Smith, kindly shared with us this year here. For something indulgent to start then our Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Terrine is for you, made in our Loaf Tin, it’s prepared in advance and can be served as a starter with croustades and horseradish cream. To finish, why not try this simple and mouth-watering recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding.



This vegetarian and vegan recipe for Mushroom Lentil Loaf, with a showstopping cranberry topping, is a vibrant and hearty option for your festive centrepiece this Christmas. Follow this simple step-by-step below...

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