Image Pack Backgrounds

This video to blog tutorial will help you understand a little bit more about the image packs we offer in Version 4.0 for ios.

For Version 4.0 we decided to add extra image packs, 10 packs to be specific. Extra Backgrounds which are backgrounds from Version 3.0. Celebration Time perfect if you need a picture to use for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Feel The Rhythm, is perfect for a music event or festival. Let’s Travel perfect for your city vacation. National Holidays, are really handy for Halloween, Christmas etc. Summer Holiday is good if you booked a great holiday and want a picture to match that. Pattern Pack 1 is all geometric shapes. Pattern Pack 2 is fun repetitive icon based backgrounds. Pattern Pack 3 is everything floral and very girly. Pattern Pack 4 is interesting shapes and patterns.

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When you create a new event, fill in everything you need for the event and then scroll down to find Appearance and Style. Tap on Themes and Styling, then tap on the camera icon. You will see the list of packs, this way you can see what each pack has to offer. Then tap on the image you want, and you will see a pop-up telling you that you need to pay. Each pack is set at a price so once you pay for it you will have access to all the images in that pack. When we update the app for extra images to the pack you already own, then you get access to those new images without needing to pay again.

Thank you for reading this tutorial, we will be releasing more tutorials very soon. If you have any questions about the app then message us on Facebook. Check out the original video here.

How to throw an awesome BBQ

The summer is still around and whilst the sun is still shining why not turn the BBQ on and gather together with some friends. We have a few ideas on how to throw a great BBQ.

Best thing to get started is to find a middle ground with your friends, pinpoint one day. Then someone can add it into their countdown app, and you can share the event code so that everyone is keeping track of the event. Then get everyone to bring something to the BBQ. Some can bring snacks, then drinks and you get the idea.

If you want to go all out at your BBQ then here are some ideas to spruce up your BBQ. If you have any fairy lights and a small garden, you could wrap them around a tree and go over the rest of the garden. Could be lovely to hang out some paper lanterns that you can get at the hobby store, could hang them in the trees or along the line of the fairy lights. Why not get a set of small outdoor furniture or go all out and buy something expensive? Could be nice to place some candles from the house to where you are going to eat. Light the way to the table.

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Next some great food and drink ideas, first up some drink ideas. Pimms is a classic British summer drink, and better when you can share it with friends. Why not get some mini milk bottles and a jug with a tap at the bottom? Great way to have a little taste of the summer in a little bottle. If you want to serve fruit at a BBQ then, a fun way to serve it can be putting them on skewers or gutting out a watermelon and the placing some fruit inside it. For dessert, you can bake a cookie bar, nice and gooey perfect when served with ice cream. Obviously, the main part of having a BBQ is having some burgers and hot dogs, why not get a few small tubs and fill with some condiment sauces. You can set aside some for a condiments stand.

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That’s about it for our tips, if you have any good ideas for a BBQ we would love to hear about it. Or if you are counting down to a BBQ then don’t forget to use the #countdownplus on all social channels.

Weekend Getaways

When the weather is dull and you find yourself with wanderlust, then it might be a good time book a weekend getaway. So here are a few ideas for Holiday getaways for the weekend.

Before you start booking anywhere for the weekend, get some idea of when its best to go on holiday. Pick a time of the year when it’s not going to be school holidays so you get the best holiday for your money. Once you have dates in mind then it is time to check the internet for rates and maybe best to book the hotel and flight together. Might want to add the dates into your countdown app and get you excited for the holiday, also why not use the image pack backgrounds.

Paris at any time of the year is a beautiful place to go, full of culture and beautiful architecture. Why not stop at some the most beautiful and well-known monuments of Paris. Eiffel Towel is beautiful day or night, why not climb it as well for some stunning views of Paris. Paris is really great if you want to head to some museums, why not check out Musee du Louvre which holds the Mona Lisa, or head to the Musee de I’Orangerie which has many pieces from the world-renowned Monet. If you fancy exploring the city its sometimes best to just wander the streets. Then maybe head towards the Luxembourg Gardens, which are a big recommendation on lots of tourist sites. Paris, has some of the finest restaurants dotted around the city. Why not try some truly authentic French cuisine, we think that whilst your Paris try at least restaurant that is slightly out of your price range? It’s always fun to dress up and go somewhere fancy. You can pack so much in a weekend whilst in Paris if you want to get from London to Paris then choose the Eurostar for relatively cheap tickets.

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Bruges is a lovely place to go for a quick trip, you can pack a lot in even if you’re heading there for a day trip. Bruges is popular for chocolate so you will find many small chocolatier shops. It is worth getting a few boxes to take home with you. The town is small and rather easy to navigate so you will find everything in walking distance. There a few cathedrals in the town, so why not go inside them, the town is beautiful anyways so if you are on a time constraint then just take some pictures and take in the city. A lot of restaurants do get busy but some of the best can be found in the centre of the town. The town has a river running through it and there are plenty of bridges to cross that have stunning scenery. It is really easy to get here by car, can be done cheaply as well. So why not get the Euro Tunnel from the UK to Bruge.

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There are many more places to visit in the world but these are the two we have personally been to, so that’s why we are recommending them. Let us know where you are going to by using the #Countdownplus on Twitter and Instagram.

5 Things To Do On a Rainy Day

So here in the UK the weather is not just the same as it was last week. It’s basically miserable and raining here, so what better than to have a blog post to give you some inspiration on 5 things to do on a rainy day.

Baking something with friends could be a really good boredom buster, Pinterest is filled with fun recipes so if you fancy making some cupcakes or just want something savoury like a pizza then you will be spoilt for choice. You can have a competition on the best presentation of your creations.

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Times like these are great to bring your friends together round your place and have a movie marathon. Maybe select a theme for the night, like stick with rom com or go for a sci-fi night. Grab all the snacks and get cosy in the living room, or eat the things you created. You could even start watching a new TV series with your friends.

If you get bored of watching movies then it’s a perfect time to get some board games out. Bigger the group of friends the better really. Endless hours of fun to be had with board games. You could split into teams and have a competition to see who wins, you could have a forfeit for the team that loses.

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If you feel like pampering yourself then why not get a good face mask and relax on the sofa with a cup of tea. Could grab some nail varnish and do a manicure for your friends or if you fancy a night alone then do them yourself.

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Or if the weather is truly boring you, then book a relaxing trip away somewhere with better weather. Choose where you want to go and once you booked your holiday away, then add it into your Countdownplus app. Even share the event with your friends.

We hope you liked this blog post, what do you like to do on a rainy day. Let us know on Facebook.