Cakeworthy’s Spring Collection IS HERE!

If there is one thing that is always sure to get our tales wagging, it’s an exciting new launch of stunning Cakeworthy clothing into our collection!Filled with so many fan favourites including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Aristocats and more alongside some rad retro gaming-inspired styles, we’re so excited to bring you even more incredible styles and designs from this wonderful and super-creative brand.

Our latest collection includes their iconic denim jackets, dresses, flannel shirts, t-shirts and more. Take a quick look at some of our top picks below or check out the complete Cakeworthy clothing collection on our site.

Beauty And The Beast Anniversary Denim Jacket from Cakeworthy

Major fairy-tale feels coming at you courtesy of this simply gorgeous Beauty and the Beast denim jacket from Cakeworthy! Packed with vintage vibes, it’s adorned with embroidered rose patches on the chest and a beautiful back patch with Belle and the Beast underneath the movie logo.

Goofy Movie Max Button Up Shirt from Cakeworthy

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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 394

*Blink* … ahh Summer… what fun… *Blink* what, what? September? *Blink* No stop! Here to shop you channel shifting quicker than the calendar is ticking over, we’ve picked out some of our top movie picks heading your way so you can find your perfect selection of classic to ease you through the weekend, enjoy!

SATURDAY 5th September

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) Dave 11:45am-2:00pm
High-kicking teenager Daniel accompanies his venerable mentor, Mr Miyagi when he returns to the Japanese province of Okinawa to visit his dying father. However, an old rival of Miyagi’s is waiting for them, while Daniel is drawn into a vicious conflict with their enemy’s own karate protege. Martial arts sequel, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Yuji Okumoto.

Philadelphia (1993) Sony Movies Classic 11:45am-2:10pm
A gay lawyer is fired after contracting Aids and takes his former employers to court to prove he was discriminated against because of his condition. The only attorney he can find to represent him is a homophobic courtroom rival, who is forced to confront his prejudices as the case unfolds and his client’s health deteriorates. Drama, starring an Oscar-winning Tom Hanks, with Denzel Washington and Antonio Banderas.

Chocolat (2000) Sony Movies 3:05pm-5:25pm
A woman and her daughter move to a sleepy French village in 1959 and brazenly open a chocolate shop directly opposite the Catholic parish church during Lent. At first, the locals are enraged and appalled, but her confections soon raise spirits in the community, especially among the wives. Drama adapted from Joanne Harris’s novel, with Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina and Judi Dench.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) BBC One 4:30pm-6:15pm
Alice Kingsleigh has spent three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London from China, she returns to the magical world of Underland and takes a journey back in time to save the Mad Hatter and her friends. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway.

Alice in Wonderland Gifts

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Our Top Mothers Day Gifts For the Coolest Mums

We’d like to say it’s that time again, but really, there’s never a bad time to show the mums in your lives just how awesome they are and just how much they mean to you, right?
Picking out one special day of the year though, Mother’s Day is juuuust around the corner (Sunday, 22nd March) and is a better excuse than any to make the special lady in your world feel a little magical.

To help you get things off to a totally ace start, we thought we would pick out some of our very favourite and top telling Mother’s Day Gifts to pick from. Happy hunting!

Women's 2pk Retro Wonder Woman Socks

Help them reveal their true superpowers with these bold Wonder Woman Socks that are worthy to be worn by any superhero.
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The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 364

Red sky at night! The time has come to once again stick our hand into the tombola of film goodness and see what we can pick out. You just never know what random things you will end up which perfectly sums up this week’s picks! Take a look and enjoy.

SATURDAY 1st February

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Channel 5 12:25pm-2:35pm
A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical land, having forgotten her previous adventures. She finds the tyrannical Red Queen has begun a reign of terror that can only be ended by slaying the monstrous Jabberwocky – a task she is seemingly destined to attempt. Tim Burton’s fantasy adventure based on Lewis Carroll’s novels, starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.

Alice In Wonderland Merchandise

Loungefly Disney Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts Mini Backpack

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Shrek
(2001) ITV2 4:30pm-6:20pm
Anti-social ogre Shrek resolves to stop an evil ruler from banishing fairy-tale characters to his swampland home. However, the reluctant hero ends up forced to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from a castle guarded by a dragon, aided only by a wisecracking donkey. Animated comedy, with the voices of Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Vincent Cassel.
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How To Throw The Perfect Alice in Wonderland Party!

Juuuust about as classic as they come, the Alice in Wonderland 1951 animated film by Disney turns a whopping 67 years old today!

Hitting the big screen all those years ago for the first time in Leicester Square Theatre in London for the premiere, this total icon has been a real Disney staple ever since and is still living strong today.

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What better way to celebrate this occasion than by throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed party? To help you out, we thought we would put together some of our top tips for the perfect event that will have you smiling wider than the Cheshire Cat! Let’s go…

Decorations

Probably the best theme to really get creative with! You can keep it subtle, or so totally wild with over the top eccentric designs and colours. Can you guess which we would prefer?

Card of Hearts Soldiers – Grab a pack of cards and style them up into solders to hang around… or perhaps get to work creating some bigger ones to become features.

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Clocks
– Grab yourself some funky (and cheap) clocks to hang around the room/garden with random times showing. You can also print some basic designs onto cards and perhaps made a game out of the times shown (E.G Can you add up all the numbers being pointed to on all clocks?)

Flowers – Great for party favours or for creating features. Grab some cheap (preferably coloured) paper plates and use them to create the faces, petals and leaves to add some faces onto.

Food/drink

Surely, the main event, right? No party is complete without some tasty treat to get stuck into while the fun continues. Generall, a good choice would be classic ‘tea party’ food such as cakes, sandwiches, fruit etc.

Finger sandwiches – the classics like cheese and pickle will always go down well. For style points, cut off the crusts and serve in small triangles. Easy!

Cakes – We would say, keep it classic. Not only is a classic Victoria Sponge simple to make or buy, they look and taste awesome. Alternatively, you can also serve mini muffins, small brownies etc. They will all go down well.

Bonus points! Why not serve them on one of our fantastic Alice in Wonderland Cake Stands?

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum 3 Tier China Cake Stand

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Drink
– Our top ideas: ice tea, still lemonade, fruit punch etc. Plenty of colour will bring everything to life and will taste great to everyone.

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum China Cup And Saucer

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Presentation
– Mismatching if your friend here. Go for some vintage style cups and plates which you can grab pretty cheaply at a carboot sale or charity shop for example.  Don’t forget to label things with ‘Drink/Eat Me’ tags etc.

Alice In Wonderland Victoria & Albert Museum Mini China Teapot

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Games

As party games go, planning something fun around sich a vibrant and exiting thing as Alice in Wonderland makes life sooo much easier. It’s easy to adapt some total classics to suit the day with ideas like…

Pin the grin on the Cheshire Cat – you know the classic donkey game? Basically that! Will look super funny when it’s wrong and is easy to get into and for everyone to play.

Teacup pong – Some of you might remember this from college days… but essentially use teacups instead of plastic cups to create a simple game which can be done using the snazzy drinks we mentioned earlier. Really simple and fun!

Mad Hatter’s hat toss – Why not grab an old style hat (top hat or bowler perhaps), and use this with a stump in the ground to play a simple game. Or perhaps in teams with someone having to catch it on their head/ Who can get the hat to stay first? Go!

‘Don’t be late’ water game – Here’s a good one…. best for outdoors though. Break into teams with each team having two buckets a little way apart, one with some water in and the other empty. Give each team one cup or perhaps a teapot and let them race to see who can get more water from one bucket to the other in a set time. Quick Quick!

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So there you have it peeps! Hopefully, there are some ideas for you to enjoy and get started with your very own Alice in Wonderland event. Perhaps throw one for fun, as a charity event or birthday party. So many reasons!

Looking for the ultimate collection of Alice in Wonderland merchandise to perhaps include? Take a peep at our amazing range of goodies including TShirts, cups, cake stands and more. Enjoy!