29 October 2016

How to Throw a Day of the Dead Party

With Halloween, comes Day of the Dead. The Mexican Día de Muertos holiday has increased in popularity year on year around the globe. A holiday to celebrate the dead, rather than to fear them. Full of colourful decorations, flowers, candles, skulls and a touch of Mexican fiesta fun! We can certainly see why this take on Halloween is growing in popularity.

The Día de Muertos holiday begins on the 31st October and runs right through to the 2nd November. A three day fiesta celebrating with friends, family and neighbours, remembering those loved ones who have passed in the most joyful of ways.

So the time is about right to begin your own Day of the Dead celebration too. Think roses and marigolds (a symbolic flower at this event) and colourful streamers to add a sense of carnival spirit. Use lots of skulls as decorations, scatter around table tops or even attach to your costume. And not forgetting the all important candy skull faces!

From fiesta decorations to colourful tableware, Día de Muertos tiaras to Day of the Dead fancy dress. We've picked out everything you'll need to go all out this weekend. Stop by Flingers Party Shop to pick up these last minute essentials!

28 October 2016

Creative Carving Halloween Fun

Will you be busy carving pumpkins this weekend? It's an activity that we love at this time of year and never fails to entertain kids and adults alike.

Whether you're going for the traditionally frightening pumpkin faces, or a more modern design, there is lots of ways to get creative with your pumpkin carving! Once you have read up on our top pumpkin carving tips, you'll be all set to design your own weird and wonderful pumpkins this Halloween!

Get inspired with these creative carving ideas.

27 October 2016

Top Pumpkin Carving Tips

Get your pumpkin carving skills in order this Halloween. Follow our top tips to make sure your pumpkin is the best of the bunch, the most creative, lasts the longest and even smells the sweetest this Halloween!

Carve on with our 10 top pumpkin tips!

25 October 2016

Trick or Treating Fancy Dress

Halloween is fast approaching. Have you got all your party plans in place? Or are you taking advantage of the half term holiday to grab all those trick or treating essentials?

Make sure your children have the best chance to collect the most sweet and treats this Halloween with the perfect frightening fancy dress or ghoulish costumes around. Best of all, it doesn't need to burst the purse strings to pick up an awesome Halloween costume that your kid will love. We've picked out 9 of our most popular Halloween offerings this year that will be on budget too.

24 October 2016

FREE Facepainting This Halloween!

Pop along to Flingers Party Shop, Patchway, this Halloween and if you spend £10 in store, you can get your face painted for free!

A perfect opportunity to pick up last minute Halloween accessories and decorations, as well as completing your spooktacular fancy dress with some epic face paint! Our professional face painter will be in store between 1pm and 5.30pm on both Saturday 29th October and Monday 31st October.

You are never too old to get your face painted so this is available for adults and children of course. So whether you are going to be dressing up as a wicked witch or gothic ghoul, you're little one is dressing up as a terrifying tiger or a Day of the Dead candy skull. Come along and let our professional face painting artist get creative to join in the Halloween fun!

Get all the details for both face painting events here. See you there!

22 October 2016

Spooky Party Game Fun

Halloween is just around the corner! Are you are looking for a few games to keep the kiddies occupied this Halloween?

Well we've picked out some of our favourite simple games that we know will add some spooky fun to any party. From group games, to free printable to sweet yet ghoulish DIYs. There is something to suit every party!

20 October 2016

15 Halloween Accessories - That Won't Break the Bank

So you are planning your terrifying fancy dress and gruesome costumes ready for Halloween? But it's always important to remember that it is those extra accessories and touches that will bring your look to life!

Best of all, those essential fancy dress extras to add that final gruesome detail to you costume without busting your budget. We've picked out 15 Halloween fancy dress accessories that you can shop for less than £10. Some less than £3!

Whether you are going as a flirty but fun devil, a frightful vampire or celebrating Day of the Dead instead. These essential accessories will pull together your whole Halloween look!

14 October 2016

Behind the Candy Skull Meaning

Day of the Dead celebrations are becoming more and more common at Halloween events around the UK, and the popularity of candy skulls has grown so much over the past few years. But do you know the symbolism of these colourfully designed sugar skulls?

If you know the meaning of Day of the Dead celebrations, you'll know that it is a Mexican holiday celebrating and honouring the spirits of loved ones who have passed away. As with the many other traditions of the day, the skull symbolizes death but in a colourful positive manner. 

13 October 2016

Make yours the Wickedest Witch of All

It wouldn't be Halloween without a wicked witch. It's a classic go to fancy dress favourite at this time of year, but is still a costume that you can completely personalise and make your own. Whether you want to be a gruesome wart-filled witch, or a flirty fun but wicked witch.

With lots of spooky witch costumes available online, you're sure to find your perfect witchy look. Build up your witchy character with the use of accessories, make up and props to add your own twist to this Halloween classic.

We've picked out a few of our favourite Halloween costume accessories, to complete your perfect witch look, for adults and kids alike!

7 October 2016

Halloween Squad Costume Goals

With Halloween at the end of the month, have you put much thought into what you will be dressing up as this year? If you are struggling to decide, why not ask a few friends or colleagues if they have any ideas. You could combine efforts and go all in for a group fancy dress theme and pull off some of the most impressive Halloween costumes around!

We've picked out a handful of our favourite squad costume goals to inspire you this Halloween!