Patchwork Story: Lucy's 40th Birthday Trip to Sweden

Lucy was about to celebrate her 40th birthday and wanted to mark the occasion by doing something super special. Her husband asked her about the one gift she would appreciate the most, and she decided it would be a trip to Sweden. So Simo...

A Kids' Party with a Back to the Future Theme

Patchwork founder Olivia’s son turned ten this month. To celebrate she wanted to throw him a really special party with all his family and friends. Although Manu knew about the party, what he didn’t know was that it was going to be a B...

8 Unique Group Gift Ideas for a 40th Birthday

Let’s face it, 40 can be a difficult age to buy for. Your loved one is hopefully pretty satisfied with their lot, and if they want something small they’ll tend to buy it for themselves. Chances are there is something they really want, ...

Sophie's Handbag – Funded by Friends

Sophie-Rose is a musician and songwriter in the band Paradisia, and has just turned 27. In the months leading up to her birthday she fell in love. With a bag. So she decided to patchwork it, asking her friends to chip in and make her ha...

Crowdfund a New Handbag

As presents go, handbags are right up there with the best. They’re the ever-loyal accessory that will always fit and always make you look smart, even when you’re in your scruffiest clothes. Really special ones can be a bit expensive – ...

How To Throw A Surprise Party

Throwing a surprise party can be so much fun, but the organisation involved can be pretty stressful. From the timings to the theme, there are a lot of decisions to be made. But don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help your planning g...

5 Favourite Party Instagrammers

Hopefully you already follow us over on Instagram, where we share all sorts of colourful party inspiration. But if you’re looking for even more fun to follow, we’ve got some ideas for you. Here are five of our very favourite party peopl...

Patchwork Make: Balloon Numbers DIY

We love balloons. Balloons maketh a party, or something like that. So we love this DIY for a kid’s party – how much fun would this be to do? Click through to Oh Happy Day to see how it’s done, then get making. Or better yet, include it...

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