I think the time has come to introduce my party bible! It is none other than the superb Donna Hay Kid’s magazine! What a treat! Eye-candy from the first to the last page; the photography is so stunning. Choc-full of children’s party themes, recipes and ideas, it all appears so effortlessly stylish. I particularly love Donna’s tips on how to make cakes look half way reasonable with her ‘cheats guide’ to birthday cakes. (Truth be told, my super sombrero cake for our mexican fiesta still flopped even after following it to the letter, but for general folk, this shouldn’t happen!)
The brilliance of domestic goddess Donna Hay is widely recognized in Australia. Her cookbooks and magazines are legendary here and would, I am guessing, grace the book shelves of a great many Aussie homes. I can never wait for the next edition of the party issue to roll by (it’s a whole 12 months between editions but hey…I am very patient). Incidentally, Donna recently launched her new website. There are some irresistible party and entertaining ideas in her online store, as well as all current and past issues of her cookbooks and magazines. So, if you love to throw a party… or even dread it, I urge you to have a look!
I am OBSESSED with Donna Hay Magazine. They sell it at Barnes and Nobel here and I think it is the best looking food magazine around.
OK, will check our local magazine store to see if they stock it. The website looks DIVINE. I actually think I’ve seen the magazine in NY…
The only danger is, that like Martha, these sort of magazines always stress me out completely before a party, everything looks so perfect, impossible in real life (I think)… x
I love Donna Hay’s magazines and recipes. I recently purchased her newest kid’s magazine and took some ideas from the pretty as a princess party for my daughter’s 6th birthday. The cupcakes were easy and delicious and the decorations were not to complicated to make. My daughter and her friends loved it! It’s also a great resource for easy recipes to make for kids.