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Mobile Cocktail Bar, Penis Straws and a Topless Waiter – Crystal’s Bachelorette Party

Crystal's Hen's Night

When you arrive at a party, and a topless waiter hands you an appletini, you know the girls have planned a good night! We’d all put in $65 to cover costs and as you will see, it went a long way!

Crystal's Hen's Night

We had a mobile cocktail bar serving us all night from CocktailClub.co. A wonderful idea I do believe!



Crystal's Hen's Night
Something Cold and Raspberry

Crystal's Hen's Night

There were even mocktails for those not drinking :)
(Still to be consumed with a penis straw though!)

Anna had cooked up storm, with many things to nibble on, and clearly labelled as to whether they were gluten or dairy free :)

Crystal's Hen's Night
Meatballs and Mushroom Pillows (both gluten-free)

Crystal's Hen's Night
Cheesy Cob

Crystal's Hen's Night
Mushroom Pillows

Chicken Nibblies

Crystal's Hens Night
Gluten Free meat pockets

And of course, dessert!

Crystal's Hens Night
Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Truffles

Crystal's Hens Night

And a few shenanigans

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Stripper and Pin the Penis

Crystal's Hen's Night

Good luck Crystal!!!

Milo and Olenka’s Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

On marches the string of celebrations. This time a very well catered engagement party :)

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka has to be one of the most thoughtful hosts out there.

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Tags on all the gluten free, dairy free, alcohol free, vego and vegan items.

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

A combination of sweet and savoury.

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

And traditional and not!

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Good thing my breakfast was an apple!!

Olenka and Milo's Engagement Party

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Lasagne

Don’t worry, it still has meat! ;)

Gluten free dairy free lasagne

Building on from the success of the Dairy Free Lasagne, we went the whole hog this week and used gluten free pasta and gluten free corn flour, and went gluten free, dairy free, meat full fun :D

Pre-cook the lasagne sheets
Double the becemal sauce mix
Put Shiraz in your mince ;)

I reckon I could be Vegan if that still allowed me to eat meat…

No Nuts Here! Allergy Riders – Allergy Friendly Food Labels for Home Made Yums!

So, you’ve gone to the effort of taking note of the allergies and intolerances of your guests. You’ve read packets, you’ve baked dairy/gluten/egg/nut free and you want to make it easy for your tolerant and intolerant guests to pick the right food for them. They could of course ask you what could be for them, but that always means there might be a moment of oh crap I can’t remember….

OR you can use these really CUTE flags and wrappers from Allergy Riders:

Allergy Riders is a fun and simple food labelling system, and for allergy sufferers it’s bringing the life back into parties. Using brightly coloured cupcake baking cups and food flags, Allergy Riders takes the stress out negotiating a food buffet. Guests who have allergies can simply choose food with the appropriate coloured flag or cake cup, and enjoy!

Baking cups are $6.95 for a pack of 50, and the flags are $5.95 for 25 from allergyriders.com.au (postage $5 per order in Australia)

(Oh and did I emphasise the CUTE enough?)

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Gluten Free Apricot and Pecan Mini-Muffins (+ GIVEAWAY!)

What does one make when she has a box of gluten free self-raising flour, a bunch of pecans, and a year old tin of apricots in the cupboard?


(Mini) Muffins! Yay!

(of course just another excuse to get my apron on)

Based on this recipe, I subbed the bananas out for apricots, switched the flours for Melinda’s gluten free self-raising flour, and the milk for soy milk. Is anything sacred anymore? ;) (oh and I’m sure you cold swap out the egg for egg replacement if there’s an allergy or you wanted to go vegan!)

INGREDIENTS (this made 30 mini muffins)


1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cups soy milk
1/3 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup mashed tinned apricot
1.5 cups gluten free self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup toasted pecans


Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease holes of a mini muffin pan.

Combine eggs, milk, olive oil and mashed fruit in a large bowl.

Combine flours, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and cinnamon in a second large bowl. Chop nuts coarsely. Add chopped nuts to the flour mixture.

Add apricot mixture to flour mixture and stir only until mixture is just combined. Divide among prepared muffin pans.

Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned.

(spoon licking goodness!)

Giveaway! Win a Pecan Fan Pack

Pecan Hamper

Win a pecan pack like the one above consisting of:

  • A Pecan Fan T-Shirt
  • Pecan recipes
  • Pecan oil
  • Pecan nuts

Leave a comment on this entry at littlelioness.net letting me know your favourite or most interesting muffin flavour combination. You can get a second entry by tweeting the link to this entry (just leave a second comment telling me your twitter name and that you’ve done that!)

Entries close midnight on Sunday 10th April (AEST). The winner will be selected at random using random.org n the following days, and contacted for their address via the email they leave with their comment. Sorry, Australian residents only.

Thanks to Melinda’s gluten free goodies for the self-raising flour and Porter Novelli and Pecan Fans for the pecans and giveaway pack! Check out Pecan Fan for more recipes.

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