Zoe Sugg

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Zoella on cel­e­brat­ing in style

YouTu­ber, beauty and fash­ion guru, pug mum and au­thor Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, loves a party. In fact, she loves cel­e­brat­ing so freak­ing much she wrote a book all about it! Cor­dially In­vited cov­ers ev­ery­thing from birth­day bashes to hang­ing with friends. So GF chat­ted to Zoe about all things party plan­ning, con­tent cre­ation and her favourite things.

Where did your love of cel­e­brat­ing come from?

My mum is the main rea­son I have a love of cel­e­brat­ing and host­ing. It’s such a nice feel­ing to put so much ef­fort into some­thing that you know oth­ers are go­ing to re­ally love. Even if that is for a smaller oc­ca­sion or a huge gar­den party!

What is the best present you’ve ever re­ceived?

I’ve re­ceived some re­ally lovely and thought­ful gifts over the years, but one Christ­mas I re­mem­ber be­ing more over­joyed than ever over my mini hi-fi stereo and Steps al­bum! Nine-year-old Zoe was ec­static.

What is the best gift you’ve ever given to some­one?

A few years ago, I tracked down an old con­sole that my brother Joe and I used to play when we were young and all the games that were our ab­so­lute favourite. I wrapped them all up and gave them to him to play as an adult for all the nos­tal­gic feels.

Are you a fan of sur­prise par­ties?

I’ve never thrown one for any­one else, but it’s my mis­sion to. I’d ab­so­lutely love to pull some­thing epic off with­out that per­son ever find­ing out. I think it adds a lot more of a spe­cial touch. My boyfriend threw me a sur­prise party for my 25th birth­day and that was so lovely!

How can you throw a fun-filled party when you live at home with your par­ents?

Ask if you can use a room in the house to dec­o­rate and make your own for the evening (that isn’t just your bed­room) and get all your friends in­volved in the or­gan­i­sa­tion. This will save a lot of money but will also be a bit more fun once it’s all done.

You jug­gle so many things, in­clud­ing vlog­ging, blog­ging, writ­ing books and de­sign­ing prod­ucts. Do you have a fave?

It’s hard to pick a favourite be­cause they are all my ba­bies. They all al­low me to be cre­ative and ex­press my­self and jug­gling dif­fer­ent projects means each day is al­ways very dif­fer­ent.

How do you stay mo­ti­vated to cre­ate con­tent when you’ve been do­ing it for so long?

It’s hard, es­pe­cially as you grow and change as a per­son. Your con­tent needs to re­flect the things you love and en­joy do­ing and you don’t al­ways feel you can change that due to what the au­di­ence en­joys watch­ing. I re­cently de­cided to change up my con­tent a bit to re­flect the point of life I’m at now, and I’ve never been hap­pier. You just have to make sure you’re cre­at­ing what you re­ally want to, and that you feel ful­filled and ex­cited about what you’re putting into the world.

How do you con­tinue to adapt as things on­line are con­tin­u­ally chang­ing?

Stay­ing true to who you are and mak­ing sure that you are cre­at­ing ex­actly what you’d like to be cre­at­ing, as op­posed to forc­ing some­thing to mould into a trend that could po­ten­tially dis­ap­pear in a few months’ time.

“I de­cided to change up my con­tent a bit”

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