Midsommar Traditions

Midsommar Traditions

In Sweden the winters are so dark, that when summer rolls around, it’s time for celebration. In the south of Sweden, during the height of summer, the sun only sets for an hour or two, while in the north of Sweden, the sun never sleeps.

Midsommar (Midsummer) is a much-loved tradition celebrated all over Sweden and falls on the Friday between 19-25 June.

Here’s a glimpse into what Midsommar entails…

SWEDISH SMÖRGÅSBORD

What’s a celebration with delicious food and drinks to accompany it? Traditionally, a Midsommar smörgåsbord includes pickled herring, boiled potatoes, meat and other delicious extras, all accompanied with schnapps. To finish Swedes enjoy the first strawberries of the season with fresh cream. We’ve put together a new update on Jordgubbstårta (Swedish Strawberry Cake) – find our recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes here.

THE MAY POLE

The maypole is a long standing tradition. Children dance around the maypole wearing handmade wreaths of flowers, while friends and family look on.

MIDSOMMAR MYTH

There’s a sweet Midsommar myth that says if a girl picks seven different flowers on her way home from the night’s festivities and places them under her pillow, that night when she drifts asleep, she will dream of her future spouse…

Celebrate Midsommar and don’t be afraid to create your own traditions. Get started and find the recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes here.

Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit: Party Guest Book

Party Guest Book

Create a gorgeous Guest Book station at your next party or event. Let your guests get creative and you’ll have a beautiful keepsake to look back on for years to come. Discover how.

YOU’LL NEED:

• Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit
• Rainbow Gel Pens 10pk
• Pen Cup
• Adhesive Dots
• Wooden Alphabet & Stamp Set
• Stamp Pad Set
• DIY Sticker Book
• Polaroid Camera (optional)

1. PREPARE YOUR GUEST BOOK

Get creative and decorate your Guest Book so guests can put pen to paper in style. Add the printed notepaper to pages and, using Adhesive Dots, include the fun card cutouts too. Guests will love choosing their favourite page to write their message on.

2. SET UP YOUR STATION

Set up the perfect station at your event. Whether on a fun wooden crate at a garden party, on a table at a wedding, or passed around at a birthday party – ensure guests have all they need to unleash their creativity.

Pop coloured Gel Pens in a Pen Cup and place Stickers, Wooden Stamps and Stamp Pads nearby so they can use whatever extras they like.

Tip: A polaroid camera is a fun way to capture moments in time and add these to your guest book on the day. Alternatively, capture your moments and share them on Instagram, then print them via Create with kikki.K here.

3. ENJOY THE PARTY

Love watching guests have fun putting to paper and enjoy the party yourself. Afterwards, read through their lovely messages and revisit this unique keepsake for years to come.

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Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit: Photo Keepsake

Photo Keepsake

Ensure your special travel moments are never forgotten, capture and record every detail within the pages of this beautiful Travel Photo Album. Read on to find out how.

YOU’LL NEED:

• Confetti Scrapbook Album Kit
• Scissors
• DIY Sticker Book
• Mini Cards & Envelopes
• Mini Card Cutouts
• Adhesive Dots
• Felt Tip Pen 10pk

1. COLLECT YOUR MEMORIES

Collect all your favourite photos, unique memorabilia and any extras that you want to include in your beautiful keepsake Travel Photo Album.

2. SET THE BASE FOR YOUR PHOTOS

Create the base for your favourite memories by sticking the colourful printed notepaper from your Scrapbook Album Kit to the pages of your album. Now you’ve got the perfect foundation to start adding those timeless memories and creating a keepsake.

3. MAKE YOUR MEMORIES TIMELESS

Now’s the time to add your photos and memorabilia from your adventures. Don’t add more than two photos to a page. This way your album will be beautifully balanced and you’ll be able to appreciate each moment.

4. COLOUR AND DECORATE

Add in unique details such as place names and dates with a Felt Tip Pen. Don’t forget to decorate your memories using the card cutouts from your Scrapbook Album Kit and stickers from the DIY Sticker Book. We also love including Mini Cards in Envelopes – write sweet details on the note and slip it inside for a fun and interactive feature.

5. ENJOY!

Take some time to look through your beautiful creation and enjoy reminiscing on all those wonderful adventures.

What are your favourite ways to capture travel memories? We’d love to know!

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Memories Made

Memories Made competition

We absolutely loved seeing all the beautiful memories shared on Instagram as part of our recent #memoriesmade competition. There was so much love, we couldn’t possibly include them all, but here’s a selection of some of the gorgeous moments shared.

The winning entry went to the super creative Lina, @theadventuresoflinaj, for her original and inspiring entry (first image on top left). You can visit her Instagram page here to view it for yourself.

Thank you to all who entered, we hope you loved revisiting those lovely memories made around the table.

To make new memories in style, shop our Homewares Collection online here.

kikki.K Instagram Competition Entries

kikki.K Instagram Competition Entries Collage