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Face Painting For A Party Or Event By Hazel Wood

Hazel is available to hire for a party or event. Watch this You Tube video to see some of her work.

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Find more information, photos and video clips about face painting

To hire a Professional Face Painter go to Face Painter [ Jolly Good Productions ]

For information about Training go to Face Painting Courses [ Jolly Good Productions ]

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Cracking Cake Caper Caps Kids Commotion!

A group of very noisy kids at a birthday party were silenced in a second by a special surprise. ” Magic Man ” Ron Wood snapped this photo taken at the moment the room fell silent. The children had been enthusiatically participating in Ron’s Magic Show but the birthday girls mum had more tricks up her sleeve when the candles on the cake burst into life. The effect was amazing. The entire room fell silent, you could have heard a pin drop!

Fireworks on birthday cake

Attention grabbing birthday cake!


What is the most amazing birthday cake you have ever seen?

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Bubble Trouble At Birthday Bash

Children’s Entertainer, Ron Wood of Jolly Good Productions, had bubble trouble at a birthday bash today. The party took place at Scorton Village Hall near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The Magic And Bubble Show had gone really well with lots of fun and games until the grand finale where Ron puts every child inside a giant bubble. At first the bubbles wouldn’t form and disaster loomed. Ron thought that the extremely low temperatures had affected the secret mixture he uses to make the bubbles. Fortunately the mix stabalized and all of the very excited children were able to have a turn which meant the party ended on a high note after all.

Boy inside a giant bubble

Bubble Fun for Birthday Boy ( on right )

A special flier was put into every child’s party bag announcing a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win a Bubble Wand. The draw to take place on 1st February. Ron said that bubble wands are great fun to play with outside in the summer. To see more pictures go to the Jolly Good Productions, Making Giant Bubbles page.

Why do children like bubbles?

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Party Food – How To Make A Cake Quick

Here’s another recipe of my Mum’s. Ideal if you are in a hurry and want to make a tasty cake for a party or family gathering.

How to make a Victoria Sandwich


175g butter or marge, softened

175g caster sugar

3 eggs beaten ( size 3 )

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

175g self raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3 – 4 tablespoons milk


Grease bottom of 21cm round microwave safe dish. Line with paper

In large mixing bowl with mixer at low speed, beat butter / marge and sugar until light and fluffy

into mixer gradually add eggs ( beaten ) and vanilla if liked

Gently fold in flour and baking powder with milk alternately

Mixer should have soft dropping consistency

Spoon half the mix into cake dish

Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2mins

rotate halfway through cooking

It’s cooked when it springs back by touching the top

Leave to stand for 5 mins

Repeat for second half

Decorate as you wish


Not sure what fillings Mum used, I was too busy eating. Any suggestions on fillings and decoration?

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How to make Toffee

Thorntons Special Toffee. Photo taken by Strat...

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This recipe was given to Hazel by a very good friend who is a brilliant cook.

We call it “ Pauline’s Toffee


2 tablespoons of syrup

1/2 lb sugar

1 tablespoon of water

1 teaspoon of vinegar

1 oz of butter


Boil all in a pan quickly for 10 mins stirring all the time.

Drop a little into a cup of cold water. If it is brittle it is ready.

Pour into a swiss roll tin and cut into squares when it is nearly cold.

AVOID fingers at all times ( hot )

Could this be a home made treat for a party ?

Do you have another recipe for toffee ?

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