30 October 2014

What's in our Halloween Punch?

The last preparations for Halloween have begun. Have you got all your Halloween decorations ready? From spooky hanging decorations, to creepy doorway curtains to toilet seat covers! Every corner of your home or party venue should be decorated in style to achieve the full Halloween effect.

Not forgetting the drinks table either! We've been preparing lots of frozen ice hands to keep our Halloween punch both creepy and chilled all evening long. Fill plastic gloves up with water, freeze overnight and once you have prepared your punch, carefully drop in your frozen hands to bob away all night long and add an eerie touch to your punch bowl.

Martha Stewart - Halloween Punch Bowl
We got this idea from a classic and simple tutorial for Ice Cube Face and Hands from Martha Stewart where you can get some great ideas for our Halloween punch this weekend. Including some equally creepy frozen faces to float alongside your spooky frozen hands!

Are you excited for Halloween too?

28 October 2014

DIY Ghostly Garland

So you have your Halloween fancy dress sorted, you've stocked up some spooky Halloween party food, all that is left is the decorations!

At Flingers, we discovered this DIY Ghostly Garland which we think is perfect for our Halloween party this week. Its so simple to make, all you need is some paper serviettes, cotton wool balls, a permanent marker pen and some ribbon!

Whilst the kids are off school, you can get them all working together to make lengths of this ghastly garland ready for any parties you have planned this weekend. Your ghostly paper ghouls don't have to just be white either, stock up on some red, orange or even silver paper napkins to make a more colourful but equally effective Halloween decoration!

Check out this handy Mumsnet tutorial and learn how to make your very own!
Are you all set for Halloween? With just three days lefts until the big night you still have time to pick up all you need to celebrate the holiday in style. Make sure you don't miss out, order online now and collect your frightening fancy dress and spooky Halloween essentials in store for free!
Will you be trying out this DIY Halloween tutorial?

24 October 2014

The Top 5 Scary Costumes at Halloween

Halloween is the time of year when some of us really must face our fears. Confronted with our friends, family, co-workers and neighbours, all dressed up as the scariest thing they can think of! If you're still struggling to decide what to dress up as for Halloween this year, take a look at our Top 5 Scary costume ideas to help inspire you.

5. Ghosts and Ghouls
Ghastly Ghoul   |   Ghost Bride Costume   |   Ghastly Girl Ghost Bride
Fear of the unknown has many people afraid of the afterlife and paranormal experiences. Spooky stories are full of ghosts, ghouls and spooky spirits at Halloween.

4. Childhood Dolls
Official Chucky Costume   |   Women's Horror Doll Fancy Dress
Who isn't frightened of Chucky! We must admit there is something really creepy about dead eyed  china dolls that chill us to our core.

3. Grim Reaper
Dealer of Death   |   Children's Skeleton Reaper   |   Grim Reaper Robe
Death, the Grim Reaper, whatever you want to call him a cloaked skeleton coming towards you with a large scythe is enough to give anyone a fright!

2. Clowns
Sinister Green Clown Mask   |   Scary Clown Mask   |   Freaky Red Crown Mask
Clowns can be scary at the best of times, but these guys are seriously something else!

1. Zombie Apocalypse
Worked to Death Zombie   |   Bavarian Zombie   |   Nightstalking Zombie Child   |   Zombie French Maid Costume
Now, if you're not afraid of the Grim Reaper, then the only thing left is a zombie apocalypse to finish you off. Just think blood, more blood, open wounds, spooky contact lenses, an unblinking stare and a hunched stagger - a Halloween favourite every year.

Do you enjoy being scared at Halloween?

22 October 2014

Free Halloween Face Painting

At Flingers we understand how important some incredible face paint can be to make your Halloween costume the scariest around! So, on October 31st and November 1st we are offering free professional face painting for everyone and anyone.

So when you are popping into pick up your last minute fancy dress accessories, party games or or tableware for that super scary Halloween party you have planned, you can get your face painted for free too! Just join us in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol to get involved.

If you can't make it in store on those dates, not to worry. You can order all you Halloween face painting essentials online. We have an extensive range of face painting tools, brushes, kits and guide books to help you add the finishing touches to your Halloween fancy dress. Including over 30 different shades of Snazaroo face paints. So you'll be able to find the perfect tone to match your costume idea.
Over 30 shades of Snazaroo face paint available at Flingers
In fact, Snazaroo have some great tips and tutorials on how to create amazing Halloween face paint ideas. From creepy cave monsters, to angelic angels to dreaded Dracula! We can certainly recommend them to give you some great Halloween face paint ideas this year!
Snazaroo Face Painting Tutorials - Werewolf | Dark Angel | Cave Monster
Will you be joining us in store to get your face painted for free this Halloween?

17 October 2014

And the Best Costume Award goes to....

This Halloween, why not add a little competition to the party?

A great way to celebrate the creativity of all the kids and adults who made the effort to get dressed up for Halloween. The winner can even take home to their very own Best Costume Trophy! Or hand out Halloween Award Ribbons for first, second and third place if you don't think you will be able to pick just one winning costume!

These spooky ribbon awards are also great for the winners of any party games you may have planned. Bobbing for apples is always a Halloween party game favourite! But we have a soft spot for our FrankenMonster Piñata. He always goes down well at Halloween. Fill him or the Pumpkin Pull Piñata up with lots of sweets, treats or party favours like Spooky Spiders Rings, Bloody Body Parts and Glow in the Dark Eyeballs!
Get all this and lots more Halloween party games, favours and treats online or in store at Flingers. Order quickly to avoid disappointment as lots of our most popular Halloween decorations, fancy dress and accessories are already limited in stock. Delivery starts from just £1.40 or use our free Click and Collect service to pick up your scary Halloween essentials in store.

What party games are you planning this Halloween?

14 October 2014

Trick or Treat - Halloween Recipes

Trick or treat? We'll always pick treat here at Flingers! And boy, these treats as sure to go down well at any Halloween party you may be planning this year.

Top some chewy brownies with Screaming Marshmallow Skulls and add some Halloween fear to the buffet table! Those melt in your mouth Spooky Meringue Ghosts are almost too adorable to eat.... Almost! Find out how to make your own spooky meringue creatures (as well as some uncovering some top meringue making tips) on BeyondWonderful.com.

How deadly do the Poison Black Toffee Apples look? Looking like a mystical temptation straight out of a spooky Brother's Grimm fairytale, those toffee apples would be popular at any Halloween event. And Mummy Hot Dogs - of course! The perfect Halloween snack!

But our ultimate Halloween treat has to the Frozen Boo-nana Ghosts. So simple to create and also a great way to sneak a little healthy fruit in amongst all the sweets and goodies that will be gobbled throughout the evening.

Stock up on all the bakeware you'll need to create these spooky Halloween snacks at Flingers. Including a Witches Cat Cookie Cutter to create you own Black Cat Biscuits.

Have you entered our Facebook competition to win £50 in Flingers vouchers to spend this Halloween? Today is the last day to enter so head over now to enter before you miss out! The winner will be announced Wednesday 15th October.

Enter our Facebook competition and make this the best Halloween yet!

9 October 2014

Halloween Competition - Feeling Lucky?

We've launched a competition on Facebook where you could win a £50 voucher to spend at Flingers.
If you are announced the lucky winner, you could make this is best Halloween yet! Stocking up on tons of terrifying decorations or splash out on the most gruesome fancy dress costume to get into the Halloween spirit.
Head over to Facebook and enter before its too late! All you need to do is Like Flingers Party Shop, Share the competition and Tag a friend. As simple as that. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 15th October.

So what are you waiting for... enter now!

8 October 2014

Get Gory

Are you getting gory this Halloween?

A simple but effective way to get into the Halloween spirit is with a bit of blood and gore on show. For this reason, Zombies are one of the most popular Halloween costumes each and every year.

At Flingers we have an extensive range of Zombie costumes ranging from blood splattered prom queens to zombified priests. So if the back from the dead look is what you are after, you'll be sure to find the perfect Zombie fancy dress for you. But, remember to complete the look with some dead-eyed contact lenses!
Zombie Chef   |   Prom Queen Zombie   |   Child's Pirate Zombie   |   Zombie Priest   |   Zombie Nurse
If you're hosting your own Halloween party at home, then don't forget to get your home all gory as well as yourselves! We've been busy stocking up on the most gruesome Halloween decorations at Flingers! No zombie Halloween party is complete without its fair share of blood splatter and scattered body parts so we have picked our top five decorations to set the gory scene!

 Get Gory - Top 5 Blood Splattered Decorations
1. Chop Shop Bloody Gel Splats - £3.39
2. Bloody Handprint Gel Clings - £5.99
3. Random Gory Body Parts - £1.29
4. Chop Shop Scene Setter - £13.99
5. Leave no room of your home un-zombified with the Toilet Seat Grabber - £3.39

Order your Halloween party decorations online now or pop in store to shop the whole Halloween range in person. Delivery starts from just £1.40 or click and collect your party essentials for free so you're prepared in plenty of time for October 31st!

Otherwise, head over to Facebook and enter our Like, Share and Tag competition and you could win a £50 voucher to spend at Flingers Party Shop this Halloween! Think how many gory body parts that will get you!!

Are you going to get gory this Halloween?

2 October 2014

Counting down to Halloween

October is upon us, and that can only mean one thing - Halloween! It goes without saying that is has to be our favourite time of year at Flingers because it means everyone, old, young and in between, getting into the mischievous spirit of the season, dressing up and of course, eating lots of sweets.

Whilst many think of this time of year to be full of zombies, vampires, devils and generally anything blood spattered. Fancy dress need not be quite so gorey to get into the creepy Halloween spirit. After all, it wouldn't be Halloween without pumpkins!

Womens Pumpkin Costume  |  Inflatable Pumpkin  |  Fever Pumpkin Dress  |  Quirky Pumpkin Lady  |  Pumpkin Costume
Our pumpkin costumes are always a popular choice as an alternative Halloween fancy dress idea. So if you fancy dressing up as a great big pumpkin this year, make sure to order your pumpkin outfit of choice before we run out of stock! Order online or head in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road to browse our extensive halloween party range.

Or are you feeling lucky? Head over to our Facebook page to be in with a chance to win £50 voucher to use at Flingers and make this the best Halloween yet!

Do you think pumpkins are an essential part of Halloween? 

1 October 2014

Oktoberfest Top Tips

As the last weekend of Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich, there is still time to enjoy your very own Oktoberfest party. If you are planning to host or attend a late Oktoberfest party then these are the top tips you need to follow to enjoy the whole Bavarian experience.

Bavarian Feathered Hat
Dress Up
Lederhosen for the guys and dirndls for the girl are essential at Oktoberfest! Get into the spirit of the festival by dressing up in traditional Bavarian clothes.

Learn some German
ein maß: A stein of beer: (ß is a double ‘s’ - pronounced mass).
Thank you: Danke
Please: Bitte
You’re welcome: Bitte schön
Cheers!: Prost!
Bopperl: Nickname for someone dear or special.
Aufstöin: To donate a beer.
Ogschdocha: Tipsy
Fetznrausch: Totally drunk.
Noagerl: the last remainder of a beverage in a glass

Turn your party venue into a Bavarian delight with lots of white and blue decorations. Drape blue and white streamers from the ceiling, hang Bavarian decorations up and put blue table covers to prevent sticky beer stains on the table tops!

Enjoy some German dishes
Think lots of bratwurst, chicken and pretzels. Essential to pace you through a whole stein of beer and to pace you through the whole evening!

Attend an Oktoberfest Event
The best part of Oktoberfest is getting to meet new people and bond over some traditional litre steins of wheat beer. So take a big group, attend an organised event and experience Oktoberfest as it should be, surrounded by lots of jolly beer drinkers, listening to traditional German bands and having a good old dance along. If you are in Bristol, we can recommend Oktoberfest-UK on the 10th-11th October for a hearty and traditional Bavarian knees up! Tickets are still available if you're quick!

What are your Oktoberfest plans?