Impress your guests with not just a tasty cocktail, but a decorated one!

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To make the umbrella: Glue a circle of card with a 4cm diameter in the middle of a mini doily. Cut a line from the edge into the centre and bend it into a cone shape, securing with glue (2). Cut the paper straw in half. Glue this on to the inside of the umbrella, then add a small button on top for decoration. To make the mini picado flag: Glue together two small rectangles of tissue paper, roughly 4cmx5cm. Fold in half, then cut heart shapes and other patterns into it (3). You can also use a single hole punch. Attach to a 15cm cake-pop stick with double-sided tape.

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Doily, £3 for 40, www.papermash.co.uk. Straws, £3 for 25, www.pearlandearl.co.uk. Buttons, 18p each, www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk. Cake-pop sticks, £1.99 for 35, www.lakeland.co.uk. White card, £3.80 for 10 sheets, www.paperchase.co.uk. Single hole punch, £2.37, www.londongraphics.co.uk. Glue gun, £11.99, www.ryman.co.uk. Sellotape, £3.50, www.hobbycraft.co.uk. Margarita glass, £1.45 each, and tumbler, £3 for six, www.ikea.com. Arrangement in jug (dahlias, cosmos, yellow dill, green bells and aster), from £20, www.rebelrebel.co.uk. Scissors, similar £1, www.hobbycraft.co.uk

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