22 December 2014

Alternative Christmas Log Recipe

With the last of the Christmas preparations underway, we're imagining lots of festive baking taking place to ensure all our closest family and friends are well fed and thoroughly stuffed this Christmas!

No Christmas is complete without a classic Christmas Log to finish off after dinner.

We discovered a recipe from a French online magazine which has our mouths watering for their Nutella® filled Chocolate Log (pictured centre above). A perfect alternative Christmas Log recipe for those choco-holics and any one (everyone) who is a Nutella® fan! Get the recipe here and translate it with ease here - you can even view their handy video tutorial to guide you through the baking process.

Whether you fancy trying out this alterntaive Nutella® Christmas Log recipe or if you have a traditional family recipe to follow, we are all agreed that it needs to be topped off with some classic Christmas decorations, aren't we?
Festive Lamppost Decoration  |  Santa Cake Topper  |  Snowman Decoration  |  Snowdog Resin Topper  |  Postbox Scene Topper
If you're inspired to make a traditional Christmas log, we have a whole host of festive cake picks to create a beautiful snowy scene atop your chocolate log or Christmas cake! From Snowy Lamppost Cake Toppers to Resin Christmas Carollers! For those will be watching the Snowman classic this week, then these Snowman and Snowdog Christmas toppers are exactly what you need!

Or for a more modern twist to your festive chocolate log, some Shiny Christmas Crackers or a Prancing Golden Reindeer cake topper will be perfect. With prices staring from just 15p, you can build up your own chocolate log or Christmas cake wonderland scene!
Christmas Crackers Cake Decoration  |  Merry Christmas Topper Golden Reindeer Cake Pick  |  Holly Log Pick
All these are available in store for you to stock up with before Christmas Day arrives. Check our opening hours here, to make sure you don't miss out. (Remember, our website elves are away celebrating Christmas, so online ordering is unavailable at this time unfortunately.)

Whilst you pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol - remember to check out all our Christmas fancy dress which now has great big 50% off!
How will you be topping your Christmas log this year?

18 December 2014

Christmas Opening Hours

Need to pick up some last minute Christmas or New Years Eve party essentials? Make sure to check our opening times before you pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol. Our Christmas Party Elves are taking a well earned break between December 23rd and January 5th and consequently online shopping will be unavailable during this period. So do get your final NYE orders in as soon as you can for a it to be delivered in time for the big night!

If you need to order something online to collect in store, please give us a call on 01179 312206 and our team will do all they can to help. 

The Christmas countdown is almost over! 

We wish all our wonderful customers a very Merry Christmas! 

16 December 2014

Christmas Table Colour Inspiration

Getting all the family to sit down around one table for a big Christmas dinner is, for many, the highlight of Christmas day. An opportunity which only only comes around once a year in many households.

Will you be making extra special effort to decorate your Christmas table this year to celebrate this important part of the day? Are you a fan of the traditional red and greens of Christmas? Or perhaps you prefer the chic tones of white and gold to decorate your home with this time of year?
Or are you going for an even more luxurious look and think that black and gold could be the colour scheme of your dinning table this Christmas? This is certainly a more unusual colour combination but striking none the less!
Draw inspiration from our Christmas tableware moodboards above when choosing your Christmas table decorations this year. We have a wide range of Christmas tableware available online. Use napkins, table covers, runners, disposable foil platters and even the cutlery, to decorate your Christmas table to suit a specific colour scheme and try to recreate some of the looks above. And we always fans of scattering  festive confetti across the tabletop for added sparkle!

So grab all your Christmas table decorations online or in store at Flinger Party Shop. But be quick if ordering online! Check all our important delivery dates here to make sure you get your tableware essentials in time. Otherwise, take advantage of our free Click and Collect Service to pick up your order in store.

Have you entered our Facebook competition to WIN £50 this Christmas? There is only a few days left to enter to don't miss out!

10 December 2014

Kids Christmas Nativity Costumes

Over the years, the traditional Christmas nativity play has evolved to include a much broader range of narratives and characters. See the classic Christmas nativity scene in Love Actually for case in point!

But it wouldn't be the real nativity without the main stars in the tale! Whether your son has been cast as big bad King Herold or your daughter as the Virgin Mary, make sure they look the part. At Flingers you can pick up the perfect Christmas nativity costume for their moment in the spotlight. Not forgetting the other key parts, including the big bright star to lead the way throughout the traditional Christmas play.
Christmas Star Costume   |   Kids King Costume   |   Virgin Mary Costume   |   Shepard Costume   |   Little Donkey Kit
We've got a selection of Kids Christmas Costumes which will be great for taking centre stage at this years school nativity. All available both in store at 73-75 Gloucetser Road, Bristol and online with delivery starting from just £1.40. Hurry before they're all gone!

Now, getting all dressed up for Christmas isn't just for the kids. Whilst you're shopping for the perfect nativity costume for the rest of the family, remember to check out our wide range of adults Christmas fancy dress to see you through the festive party season too.

Have you entered out Christmas Competition yet?

9 December 2014

Christmas Competition - Win £50

It is the season of goodwill, gifts and good times after all! We've decided it is the perfect time to offer one lucky customer the chance to win £50 to spend at Flingers this Christmas.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is Like Flingers Party Shop, Share the competition and Tag a friend to share the good fortune.

The winner will be announced on Friday 19th December. Just in time for the lucky winner to use their £50 voucher and stock up on lots of festive tableware ready for the big day, Christmas baking goodies or even the perfect Christmas costume to see you through the party season!

Don't miss out.... enter our Christmas competition now!

5 December 2014

DIY Christmas Bunting

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? We're counting down to Christmas and have been getting crafty with some of our decoration ideas this year.

Taking some left over wrapping paper from last year, we created this festive string of Christmas bunting! It is a great for using up spare offcuts of wrapping paper, and a cheap way to create some stylish DIY decorations.

You can customise your DIY Xmas bunting by using coloured/patterned wrapping paper that co-ordinates with your Christmas tree or the rest of your decoratiosn this year. And you can make as much or as little as you like! It will be completely unique to you.

We think it is a great Christmas decoration idea and best of all it is really simple to make! A perfect activity to keep the kids busy over the weekend, and we're sure they'll be super proud to hang it up to decorate their bedrooms once it is complete. Try the tutorial below to craft your own Christmas bunting.

DIY Christmas Paper Bunting Tutorial

1. All you need for this tutorial is some Christmas wrapping paper, string, a hole puncher, scissors, ruler, and glue. 

2. Cut a 30cm wipe strip of wrapping paper, fold it in half and secure with glue. You should now have a double sided strip of paper you can begin to mark out your bunting triangles on.
Carefully measure out your festive bunting pennants using a pencil and a ruler so they are symmetrical and straight. Then, use the scissors to follow your guides and cut the strip into triangles. Repeat this process until you have the required amount of bunting flags.

3. Take each of the bunting triangles and use the hole punch to make two holes along the top.

4. Feed each bunting pennant onto a piece of sting, ribbon or even some wool. We alternated between the patterned paper and the red paper for our string of festive bunting. Once you have threaded all your bunting flags onto your string, hang from the ceiling, stand back and admire!

This DIY bunting is perfect draped around windows, over staircases and from curtain poles! Hang some obligatory Christmas paper chains too and you will be all set for Christmas!

After all that hard work, you will have certainly earned yourself a mulled wine or two! Once Christmas is over, you can always store away your DIY Christmas Bunting to re-use next year too.

Will you be trying out our DIY Christmas Bunting Tutorial?

1 December 2014

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Santa Girl   |   Luxury Miss Santa   |   Deluxe Santa Costume   |   Ms Claus Fancy Dress   |   Santa Boy
Will you be dressing up this Christmas? Santa is a key guest for any Xmas party you have planned this festive season. Or maybe you need a quick Father Christmas costume to help hand out the office secret Santa gifts this Christmas?

Well at Flingers we have a huge selection of Santa Claus costumes and the equally important Ms Claus fancy dress in stock to get you through the party season. For both adults and kids.

Or if you rather dress up as Santa's little helper? After all, Christmas wouldn't be the same without the Elves! With lots of festive Elf costumes to choose from, we have the perfect fancy dress to suit your upcoming Christmas event, work's party or the kids' school disco!

Elf Boy   |   Fever Elf Costume   |   Ladies Elf Costume   |   Christmas Elf Costume   |    Santa's Little Helper
As you can expect, these are some of our most popular Christmas fancy dress options, so be sure to get your perfect Mr or Ms Claus costumes and Christmas Elf fancy dress before you miss out!

Order online now with delivery starting from just £1.40 or collect in store for free. Whilst there, make sure you  pick up all the essential accessories to make your incarnation of Father Christmas or Ms Claus the best!
Are you looking forward to Christmas?