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Merry Christmas from the DBA

Wishing all our members and industry friends a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 

With festivities in full-swing this week, we thought we’d bring you our Christmas party checklist; from Angel Delights to Christmas Turkeys we’ve got it covered… 

Angel Delights

Tasty titbits and tiddly tastings is what Christmas is all about. Here are a few recommendations to throw into the party mix: 

4118476A Nutella® Pastry Christmas Tree… what’s not to love? “Indulgent Nutella® chocolate hazelnut spread is sandwiched between two layers of puff pasty, scored in all the right places then twisted to form tree branches. Ideal for Christmas parties and delicious washed down with some festive mulled wine.” Get the recipe here. 

The Ultimate Holiday Sangria is filled with citrus, pomegranate, pear and cinnamon for one irresistible cocktail. Prep in five minutes; leave the fruit to soak for two hours or even overnight for maximum flavour. Find out more here.


mexican-christmas-ponche-small-5Packed full of good-for-you ingredients like apples, pears, oranges and guavas and infused with spices like cinnamon, cloves, hibiscus and tamarind, why not try the Mexican Ponche

Or alternatively, give Sloeseccos a go. Easy to make… fizz with a dash of sloe gin.

For a nice twist on the Christmas Eve seafood tradition, scallops, with chorizo and pea purée on buttery toast comes highly recommended.   

 And if time is of the essence, here’s a recipe for a two-hour Christmas dinner. 

Secret Santa

In the seasonal spirit of party games, we asked each member of the DBA team to reveal a little ‘secret’ snippet about themselves. Can you guess who…

  1. Grew up on the estate where A Clockwork Orange was filmed?
  2. Has lived (for at least a year) on five different continents?
  3. Is kicking off 2020 holidaying in Miami?
  4. Is a yoga teacher? 
  5. Jumped out of a plane last year? 
  6. Can ride a unicycle? 
  7. Took a star turn on TV, presenting their elementary school science project? 
  8. Used to work in a glassblowing gallery and studio? 
  9. Chatted to the Queen about the joys of ice skating?


Answers below.

And a few Christmas Turkeys to round-off proceedings..

esWhat did Santa do when he went speed dating?

He pulled a cracker.





rrWho hides in a bakery at Christmas?

A mince spy.





afWhat did Father Christmas say when Mrs Claus asked about the weather?

Looks like rain, dear.




Secret Santa Answers: 1) Abi 2) Adam 3) Eleanor 4) Sally 5) Hannah 6) Sarah 7) Ramiro 8) Amy 9) Deborah

From all of us at the DBA, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


See you in 2020 for a year packed with activity that will continue to champion British design, and support you, your team and your business. 


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