TOP 5 UNIQUE WEDDING FOOD IDEAS!

The wedding menu is the most overlooked aspect, and could lower the overall score and appeal if you don’t have a few impressive wedding menu ideas up your sleeve. Check out these awesome, yet unconventional wedding food ideas and bring on that ‘wow’ factor to your wedding!

1. Cookies & Milk

Cookies served with a shot of milk may just spell simplicity, but it reminds everyone of a childhood favourite. Surprise your wedding guests with the unexpected and it’s a guarantee that you will find them asking for more. If you are looking for more ideas on the varieties of cookies that can be served, check this out.

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2. Strawberry shortcake in a jar

If you are planning a wedding in spring or summer, this strawberry shortcake will make up for a refreshing dessert, that your wedding guests will be tempted to eat. You also do get additional points for serving it in a jar, as it scores high on presentation and prevents any spills. This is a classic dessert presented in an unconventional way!

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3. Taco Bar

A taco bar at your wedding is bound to be a big hit even if it doesn’t align with the theme of your wedding. You can also have a DIY taco bar but a simple taco bar served with some sea bass, hot chillies or crispy bacon is most likely to be the best dish on your wedding menu. You can also spice it up with some interesting dips!

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4. Fish & Chips with a shot of Beer

Fish and Chips is a popular comfort food and you can’t find anyone saying ‘no’ to this. If someone gets teary eyed at the wedding, it will be a good idea to serve them this. Present the fish and chips in some monogrammed paper and serve it with some beer in a shot glass. Get ready to surprise and shock everyone!

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5. Donut Bar

If you don’t plan on any other desserts apart from your wedding cake, the donut bar will take care of it all for you. Donuts with sprinkles, some mango donuts, or retro classics with cream and jelly will make sure that there is something for everyone. You can also opt in for mini-donuts, which is sure to give you plenty of ideas for presentation.

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Don’t restrict that foodie in you to just family dinners and work lunches! Let that passion shine through your wedding as well. Plan for that dream wedding by starting a wedding fund on Shareagift today. Collect money online from friends and make your dream wedding come true!

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Top 5 Unbelievable Pop-Ups In London

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The competitions between new and up-and-coming businesses is now greater than ever. To differentiate themselves and find the market share that they need, companies need to think of innovative ways to appeal to the public. And pop-ups are just the way to do so. We look at 5 of the most out-there ideas

The Curious Canine Kitchen

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Whilst most dogs still chomp on their terribly uncool Pedigree tin-canned crap, the cool dogs in town are at the Curious Canine Kitchen feasting on Seaweed, Kale and Reishi mushroom cream.

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It may be debatable how much your lovely canine friend (or any human, even) actually enjoys this ‘superfood menu’ due to their reduced number of taste buds – but don’t let the ‘reasonable’ price tag put you off: £20 for three courses of paw-licking-goodness!

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You’re probably thinking; where do I go for this once in a lifetime experience? Well, save your moustache wax for another occasion; they’ve been and gone! However, you can still donate to their great cause Amazon CARES

Pestaurant

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The well-known (to a small niche) pest control company, Rentokil, are more used to poisoning and disposing of masses of tiny critters than frying them up for mass consumption…

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But with the impending doom of the slow unraveling of the Earth as we know it; maybe we should give the gnarly little insects a try? And you can do! For tasty salt ‘n’ vinegar crickets and Mexican spiced mealworms, just head on to one of their pop-ups happening (bit far out) in Surrey and Edinburgh. It’s free too. You’ve got nothing to lose, apart from maybe your appetite…

Death Row Dinner

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Ever fancy experiencing your last meal on Earth? Well you can with this death row themed pop-up! The menu consists of dishes made up of past last requests and a cheery mugshot of inmate in question.

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This pop-up concept was launched just last year with images of deceased inmates with menus around their necks. If this sounds horrific to you, you’re not alone! It cause absolute uproar on Twitter; with responses branding the idea ‘sick’, ‘twisted’ and ‘disgusting’.

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The organizers issued apologies and Death Row Dinner was no more.

Cuddle Cafe

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Imagine a world where money isn’t the only currency, where you can pay for things with love and kindness. Well imagine no more! McVitie’s have launched a cafe where you pay for warm beverages and snacks by a quick cuddle. The cafe, designed by Dr Stuart Farrimond, is meant to encourage oxytocin – the ‘love hormone’, which kills stress levels and makes us feel more relaxed.

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Unfortunately, the pop-up only opened for two days in February, so you’ll have to quench your thirst for a quick cuddle elsewhere.

London In The Sky

Alize Cornet, Xperia Hot Shot tennis player, swaps tips with Darius Knight, top British table tennis player, at Sony Ericsson's Tennis in the Sky on a specially constructed court suspended at 150ft over the Thames at Jubilee Gardens Waterloo London today while Pat Cash umpires.

A well-established business, Events In The Sky, have popped up all over the world. With events in Berlin to Paris to London, hanging a large dinner table over the city is their specialty. They have renowned and up and coming chefs cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the sky.

If you’re not terrified at the concept of being dangled by a crane whilst eating your dinner – then they’re open to bookings throughout the month!

At Shareagift we love crazy and unconventional ideas! Fund your outrageous event plans with a gift page! Collect money online from friends for your next dare-devil scheme!

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Top 5 World’s Weirdest Hotels

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We all go to hotels to relax, put our feet up and relax in a calm and inviting environment. Or so that’s what most hotels aim to do… Today we look at the top 5 weirdest hotels: Where unoffensive decor and normal services are not on their list of priorities.

1. Hotel CasAnus

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As the name would suggest, yes, this little hotel is indeed a giant replica of the digestive system

STIAN_BUM HOTEL_IMAGE007 A HOTEL shaped like a COLON is getting rave reviews from punters…who are saying it is 'spicing up their sex life'. The CasAnus Hotel in Belgium offers couples a night inside a colon for just 120 Euros - around £100 - complete with a double bed, shower and central heating. Couples are flocking to the one-room hotel on an island near Antwerp to enjoy a night inside the colon, saying it's 'amazing'. The hotel was designed by Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout and is run by owners Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens, who say the hotel is 'extremely popular' with couples. STIAN ALEXANDER 07528 679198

Located near Antwerp, Belgium, the large colon was, originally, a contemporary art piece by Joep Van Lieshout. It was turned into a hotel when Verbeke-Lens, the current owner, discovered that the vast space inside was suitable for nightly stays by travelers. For a very ‘modest’ fee of $150, you too can stay inside the only Anus hotel in the world.

2. Henna-na Hotel

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It may sounds like the start of every dystopian film but, in Japan, a robot hotel has recently opened its doors (automatically, of course).

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Robotic arm sorting out your luggage for you

Henna-na, literally meaning ‘weird’, is fully automated. Meaning you’re greeted by humanoid robots and a dinosaur that speaks English, your luggage is transported by machines and even your bed is made by a robot. There isn’t even the need for keys; every door has facial recognition technology.

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Creepy or amazing? You decide.

3. Propeller Island City Lodge

The name doesn’t give much away but this quirky little hotel in Berlin offers the unique experience of staying in different ‘concepts’.

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Upside down room

For example, you can choose to spend the night in an ‘upside down room’, where all the furniture is glued to the ceiling and everything is topsy turvy.

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Mirror room

If you felt that was disorientating enough, check out their Mirror Room.

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Finally, if you’ve ever wondered what it felt like to be dead – book a night in the Coffin Room… The design of the room is meant to recreate the feeling of resting in peace…

4. The Godiva Chocolate Suite

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If you have a ‘suite’ tooth, you’ll love this Valentine’s Day promotion at The Bryant Park Hotel, Manhattan. Every year, the hotel teams up with chocolatiers and artists to create a room made entirely of chocolate. Every wall is lined with chocolate and you can even see (and eat) a reproduction of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”. Romantic! With a slight Hansel and Gretel vibe…

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Ali Larter (Heroes) not looking awkward at all whilst posing with chocolate “The Kiss”

5. Tianzi Hotel

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Last but not least is Guiness World Record’s “biggest image building”: Tianzi Hotel. Situated in Hebei, China; these three jolly dudes depict the Chinese gods of good fortune, prosperity and longevity. What’s more, you can book out the peach in Fortunes’s hand for a fruity stay!

With Shareagift you can see more of the weird and wonderful things out there in the world. Start a group fund so that you experience these unique places with your friends. Create a gift page on Shareagift today to start funding your ideal stay, whether it be totally bizarre or completely ordinary.

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Our Top 3 Etsy Sellers

Bored of the same monotonous designs offered by high street shops? Annoyed (and slightly angry) that someone’s taken the exact thing you wanted seconds before at a vintage fair? Sick of rifling through boxes and boxes of jewelry at the thrift store?

If you like unique designs, love supporting independent businesses and most of all appreciate premium quality jewelry: You need to know this shortlist of Etsy sellers that we, here at Shareagift, love.

LwhiteDesign

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L White Design is a small and upcoming handcrafted jewelry shop based in Haslett, Michigan. It was conceived and built from scratch by the owner Linsey White-McLean and her trusty side-kick; adorable baby Lucia.

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Linsey’s Worshop

We just love her designs! Minimalistic with a quirky and colorful twist on traditional jewelry both catch the eye and can compliment a daring outfit.

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Sterling Silver, Jade and Green Aventurine Statement Necklace

A few of our favorite items from her collection online at Etsy is this Sterling Silver, Jade and Green Aventurine Statement Necklace and this simple yet elegant Sterling Silver Circle Ring 

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Sterling Silver Circle Ring

Simply the best thing about LWhiteDesign is that you can request a custom made order. So Shareagift with that special friend who deserves something unique, you can even split the cost of the present by setting up a Shareagift page! It’s easy collecting funds online, especially when that gift is slightly out of your budget.

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Hailing from Portland, Oregon Madeleine Day juggles many commitments – from Physician to Wellness Blogger, the Maden line was developed to ‘keep her looking effortlessly sassy while on the go’. Her philosophy to design is keeping it unique and her motto: ‘Life’s too short to wear what everybody else wears’.

SeaSide Collection
SeaSide Collection

We love the attention to detail in each and every one of her pieces. Just look at the beautiful SeaSide Necklace Collection, each handcrafted with beads and materials from all over the globe and its very own story to tell.

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PreciousPodsBySarahO

Last of all, PreciousPodsBySarahO is a seller that is less about design and style but more about meaning and message. Not to say that her designs are any less sleek and beautiful.

Teacher Appreciation Gift
Teacher Appreciation Gift

This cute Teacher Appreciation Necklace with the touching and thoughtful inscription ‘You Made A Different To This One’ would make a perfect Teacher Appreciation Gift. To split the cost with your classmates, you could use Shareagift to show how much your teacher means to you without breaking the bank.

All of her pieces are entirely customizable and can make great gifts for any occasion. Whether it’s end of year teacher gifts, birthday gifts or thankyou gifts – you can get a thoughtful and unique present from PreciousPodsBySarahO. And with the help of Shareagift, you will be able to collect funds online from your co-workers, friends and classmates.

Here at Shareagift, we believe in supporting small businesses with something unique to offer. Everyday life should be shared with special people. We make it our business to make it easy for you to Shareagift with those closest to you.