27 February 2015

St David's Day Decoration Ideas

This Sunday is St David's Day. The celebration of the patron saint of Wales, March 1st is a great day to sample a bit of Welsh culture as well as welcoming the colourful signs of Spring!

Aside for the big red Welsh dragon, synonymous with Wales is the daffodil. A flower which is an important part of any St David's Day celebration.
DIY Daffodil Bunting Tutorial - nurturestore.co.uk
We found this very crafty 3D Daffodil Bunting tutorial on nurturestore.co.uk that we think is a great activity to do with the kids this St David's Day! Hanging colourful strings of paper daffodils around your home will surely be a fun way to brighten it up not just for St David's Day on Sunday, but for the whole of Spring! 

If you think getting crafty this weekend with the kids is a great way to celebrate St David's Day whist munching on some all important Welsh cakes, why not also take a look at the Daffodil Pinwheels we made last year?  Another simple craft activity that we're sure would be a great hit with kids on St David's Day, or just as an excuse to celebrate Spring!

Don't have time to get crafty but still want to decorate for St David's Day? We have got you covered. Stop by Flingers Party Shop at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol to pick up lots of Welsh bunting, balloons and flags perfect for St David's Day.
What will you be doing to celebrate St David's Day?

25 February 2015

World Book Day Fancy Dress

World Book Day is coming up on March 5th. Celebrating authors, illustrators and most importantly, reading. A great event to inspire the younger generation to read and to explore exciting new books, stories and authors. It also give adults an opportunity to reminisce over the stories which shaped their childhood and got their imaginations running wild!

Our favourite childhood author has to be Roald Dahl, so at Flingers we have some great kids fancy dress based upon some of his greatest stories. From the BFG, to Matilda, to Fantastic Mr Fox!

Fantastic Mr Fox  |  Charlie & The Chocolate Factory  |  Miss Trunchbulll  | Matilda  |  BFG Fancy Dress
We've been stocking up on lots of wonderful Children's fancy dress perfect for this big celebration all over the UK and the world. Whether your child is more of a Horrible Histories fan, or a Wizard of Oz fan, or even a Harry Potter fan, we will be sure to have some great fancy dress for them to really get involved in World Book Day this March!

Pick up your favourite World Book Day fancy dress at Flingers or order online now to make sure it arrives in time for your little one to impress all their friends with the best World Book Day costume around!
Will you be taking part in World Book Day next week?

18 February 2015

DIY Paper Fortune Cookies

Did you know today marks Chinese New Year? If you are planning a get together with your friends and family to take on board this cultural holiday, we have found the perfect way to surprise your guests and share some good luck!

We found this tutorial for these stylish and adorable DIY Fortune Cookies on unsophisticook.com. You can follow the simple tutorial to create your own paper fortune cookies and fill each one with a personal message to be opened and read by your guests around the dinner table.
Get the tutorial for these DIY Fortune Cookies at unsophisticook.com
Spread the good luck with some carefully chosen messages included in your stylish and crafty fortune cookies! After all Chinese New Year is all about gathering all the good luck you can to take you through the year.

Prepare for your Chinese New Year dinner party by being sure to decorate you home in fitting with the traditions of the holiday. Find inspiration for you Chinese New Year decor on our blog, and then stock up on all the essentials you will need at Flingers!

Pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol to grab tableware essentials and Chinese decorations to get you ready to welcome in the Chinese New Year!

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year?

16 February 2015

Epic Oreo Pancake Recipe

It is one of our favourite holidays of the year! National Pancake Day give us all the guilt-free opportunity to tuck into some delicious pancakes full of your favourite filling. Whether that's the good old fashioned lemon juice and sugar, or berries and chocolate spread for an extravagant black forest gateau take on the traditional pancake.

But, we think we might have just uncovered the most extravagant pancake recipe of all! These Chocolate Oreo Pancakes made by Katie over on chocolatecoveredkatie.com have us in awe. The perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth this Pancake Day.
Grab the recipe over on Katie's blog at chocolatecoveredkatie.com and we know you will be dying to try out this epic pancake recipe too.

If this recipe has changed your plans this pancake day and you will be rushing home after work to bake up your own Oreo Pancake delights, then we think you should enter your creation into our Pancake Day Competition. Or if you already have your own epic pancake recipe that you want to show off, then enter those pancakes too!
Just share a snap of your fantastic home made pancakes with us on Facebook, Twitter or via email to be in with a chance of winning a £20 Flingers Party Shop voucher. Find out more about our Pancake Day Competition and as well as the terms for entering here.

Will you be trying out this Chocolate Oreo Pancake Recipe for Pancake Day?

13 February 2015

Creative Valentine Gift Wrap

Getting the final preparations sorted for your big Valentine surprise this weekend? To make the biggest impact whether you are showering your loved one with presents or have that one special gift to give, remember to consider every final detail. Including the wrapping!

We've been getting inspired by some great ways to personalise gift bags to present your treats in this Valentines Day and get extra points for cuteness!

You can pick up a whole range of cello bags, gift bags and cake boxes that will be perfect for whatever you have in mind. All it takes is a little creativity and you could really create that wow factor when presenting your gifts to your Valentine this weekend.
Red & Heart Cello Bag  |  Pink Cupcake Box  |  Gingham Cupcake Box  |  Paper Party Bag  |  Spotty Cello Bag
There are particularly great if you are planning to bake up some Valentine inspired treats for your loved one and need a way to present them. We're still hoping someone will be kind enough to make us these Love Heart Cupcakes...

Pop in store to pick up any last minute Valentine essentials. Including balloons, hanging heart decorations, romantic tableware and much more to help you set the scene this Valentines Day!

Have you got a Valentine this Valentines Day?

6 February 2015

Chinese New Year

The year of the goat is upon us. This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday 19th February. A colourful, inspirational and enlightening cultural holiday, Chinese New Year is celebrated all over the world.

If you follow the traditions of the holiday, it is said you will bring luck and wealth upon yourself and your home for the coming year. You must 'sweep out' all the bad luck accumulated over the last year by thoroughly cleaning your home, this allowing lots of positive good luck to flow freely in your home.

A key element of Chinese New Year is hanging up lots of lucky decorations. Red and Gold are the most significant colours of this holiday. So if you are planning to decorate your home to welcome in the Chinese New Year be sure to include lots of balloons, crepe paper streamers, table covers and hanging decorations in these colours!

Friends and family are also important at this time of year, so why not invite those closest to you over for a evening meal on Thursday 19th February? Be sure to get them accustomed with the traditions of the holiday too.

At Flingers we are ready for the occasion and have stocked up on lots of red and gold party essentials  to see you through Chinese New Year. So grab all your will need in time for the holiday by ordering online or popping in store and prepare to welcome lots of good luck into your home!

Will you be taking part in Chinese New Year?

4 February 2015

Love Heart Cupcake Recipe

Do you know it is Valentines Day next week?

So there is still time to put together some lovely treats to surprise your Valentine this year. And we all know the best surprises are the handmade ones! So why not mix up a batch of delicious and Valentine appropriate cupcakes to offer to your loved one next Saturday?

We would certainly be impressed if someone surprised us with these Blackcurrant Cordial Love Heart Cupcakes on Valentines Day! You can find the recipe for these at fussfreeflavours.com.

So if you plan to get baking this Valentines Day, make sure to pick up all the essentials to complete the wow factor we are sure you want to create when presenting your baked delights to that special someone.
Valentine Cupcake Flags   |   Presentation Cake Boxes    |   Pink Cupcake Cases
You can pick up Valentine cake decorations, cupcake cases and even boxes to present you  yummy Love Heart Cupcakes in! You can order these Valentine bake essentials along with lots more Valentine decorations, balloons and more online now or pop instore to pick them up before the 14th February!

Will you be baking someone a treat this Valentines day?