Fill with mementos of a special day
Round off a memorable afternoon with homemade gift bags for guests to take away. These can be easily created with small striped paper bags. Fill them with sweets, gold coins or themed ephemera, then punch a hole in the top and thread a short section of ribbon through to close, and finish with a hand-stamped tag.
Tablecloth in check cotton, similar Asta pink, £23/m, Berry Red. Pink candy-striped block-bottom bags, £5 (for 20), Pearl & Earl. Small plain cards, from a selection, Paperchase. Dove stamp set by Yellow Owl Workshop, £9.99 (set), Culture Label. Wrapping papers, from £1.50/sheet, Liberty. Ribbons, from a selection, Sophies Ribbons. Jam jar, similar from Jam Jar Shop. abel, similar from a selection; jar cover made from paper napkin, £2.50 (for 20): both Dotcomgiftshop. Soldiers postcard, £14.95 (tin of 12 assorted designs), Berry Red
Styling by Ben Kendrick. Assisted by Celia Stuart-Menteth. Photographs by Claire Richardson