27 March 2014

Mother’s Day Cupcake Surprise

Mothering Sunday Bunting from Flingers
With Mother’s around the corner we hope you have all planned a lovely treat for our nearest and dearest. Perhaps you have decided to buy your mum a little gift, maybe you are going to take her out for a meal, or maybe you are going to make her a meal yourself? Whatever you choose to do we are sure that she will love it, and here at Flingers we have a selection of items that are perfect for the big day.

We have a fantastic range of balloons in a wide variety of patterns and colours which have a selection of messages on them. Including the option to create an impressive balloon bouquet for a great Mother’s Day surprise. We also have a collection of decorative products such as cupcake cases, edible cake decorations, buntings, napkins, bags and more which could be perfect for creating the perfect atmosphere for celebrating Mother’s Day.

In fact, we think that baking special and delicious treats would go down very well this Mother’s Day. A simple (and cheap) way to impress the family. At Flingers, we still have some limited stock remaining in our big bake sale so you could can pick up some beautiful cupcake cases, cake stands, and pretty edible decorations for almost next to nothing! So there really is no excuse!!
Vintage Paisley Cupcake Cases   |   Polka Dot Cupcake Cases   |   Edible Rose Decorations
We’ve even found this easy peasey (but sure to be delicious) cupcake recipe. Simple enough for even a novice baker or to do with the kids whilst Mum is out of the house!


For the cakes:
Lemon Fairy Cupcakes - Source: goodtoknow.co.uk
  • 100g butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, mixed with 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1-2tbsp milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
For the topping:
  • 100g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • Lemon curd

  1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper bun cases.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar in a food mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs and the flour. Add the milk so the mixture easily drops off a spoon. Add the lemon zest and stir through the mix.
  3. Put 1tbsp of mixture into each fairy cake case and bake near the top of a preheated oven at 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5) for 12-15 mins, until springy to the touch, golden and risen. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. For the topping, beat the butter with 50g (2oz) icing sugar, then add the rest of the icing sugar and the vanilla extract (add a few drops of natural food colouring for coloured icing). Scoop the very top off each cake and cut in half to make 'wings'. Mix some lemon curd into the butter cream, then fill each cavity and place the 'wings' on top.
  5. Or spread over coloured butter cream and add decorative flowers

Whatever your plans are for Sunday, even the smallest gestures will mean a lot, so make sure you take a look at our great range of products that are ideal for making the day a little bit extra special.

25 March 2014

Mothering Sunday Balloon Bouquets

It is now just under a week until Mother’s Day, so by now if you haven’t already planned your day then you ought to get planning!

This Sunday 30th March is a day to be spent spoiling our mums and making sure they know how grateful we are for everything that they have done for us! Of course this day doesn’t mean that we have to spend a fortune, showering our mums with expensive gifts, mostly it is the thought that counts and you so long as you make sure that your mum feels special then that is all that is important!

At Flingers, we have lots of fun putting together Balloon Bouquets for special occasions and we think these are perfect for Mother’s Day. We have a brilliant range of quality Qualatex balloons including many Mother’s Day themed designs. Brand new in stock are the awesome 22" Qualatex Bubble balloons which look great in these balloon bouquets to surprise your Mum with this Sunday!
Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquets with Qualatex Bubble Balloons
We love these Bubble balloons as they last much longer than normal balloons, between 2-4 weeks. The are made of stretchy clear plastic with colourful designs and feel just like a beach ball! Great on their own or on the top of a grand balloon bouquet.
Contact us if you have any enquires regarding these fabulous balloon bouquets and we’ll be sure to help!

However, if you are looking for a more traditional balloon to surprise someone with this Mother’s Day then don’t fret. At Flingers we have an extensive range of balloons perfect for Mothering Sunday, you can browse the whole range online or in store. From 18” floral foil balloons and heart shaped helium balloons to marbled pink balloons and spring pastel balloons. There is plenty to choose from!!
Mother’s Day Balloons at Flingers Party Shop
And remember! You can get your balloons inflated in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol. We will be open until 1pm Saturday for any last minute inflations to make sure your ballons are full and ready for Mother’s Day this Sunday.

Do you like the balloon bouquets? 

21 March 2014

Disney Party Ideas

Minnie the Mouse Cut Out | Mickey Mouse Cut Out | Pluto Cut Out | Donald Duck Cut Out
Everyone has fond memories of Mickey and his friends from their childhood. Disney is a party theme which brings both the kids and adults together for a good time!

At Flingers we have some awesome cardboard cut-outs of the original (and in many ways the best) Disney characters. We love these Disney cut out characters and think they are a fantastic addition to any party and will really impress your guests. Invite classic disney characters including Mickey, Dumbo, Cruella De VilleDonald and Simba to join in the fun and fully get the Disney theme going for your party.

If you are planning to throw a Disney themed party, then there must of course be snacks, food and party bags! Whether your favourite disney character is Minnie or Doc McStuffins, we’ve got the perfect Disney tableware to suit the theme of your party.  From Disney paper plates, paper cups, napkins, to the most important item, the Disney party bags!

And of course, no Disney party would be complete without some amazing fancy dress! Flingers has an extensive range of Disney costumes for both children and adults, so no one will be left out! From Captain Jack Sparrow and Shrek to Buzz Lightyear and The Seven Dwarves. Order online from www.flingerspartyshop.co.uk with delivery starting from as little as £1.40 or pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road to browse the whole Disney party range.

16 March 2014

Can You Let Go of the Leprechaun’s Gold?

At Flingers we love St Patrick’s Day as it is a great excuse to dress up and have fun whilst learning a little more about the Irish culture! We hope you’ve all got your St Patrick’s Day fancy dress sorted out and found yourself a little leprechaun luck whatever you are up to today. 

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, we have discovered the awesome game that we wanted to share with you. Perfect to impress and intrigue young and old! A simple challenge sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who plays along.

Can You Let Go of the Leprechaun’s Gold?

Can you let go of the Leprechaun’s Gold on Spoonful
What you’ll need:

 A coin
         A willing participant!

How to play:
  • The Setup: Put your hands together, palms facing. Bend your middle fingers as shown, then ask someone to slip a coin between the tips of your ring fingers.

    The Challenge: Try to release the coin by pulling apart your ring fingers. Letting go of money is usually easy, so how come here it's so hard?

  • What's Going On: Because it lacks certain tendons that your other fingers have, your ring finger is at the mercy of its next-door neighbour, the middle finger. The two are connected by a piece of cordlike tissue, and when your middle fingers are bent as they are here, it tightens, drawing together your ring fingers. Until you unfold your middle fingers, the coin is all but impossible to release.

Don’t forget, if you need any last minute St Patrick’s Day supplies of fancy dress, costumes or tableware, pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road where we will be open until 5:30pm! 

13 March 2014

The Luck of the Irish

St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. If you didn’t know already, St Partick’s Day falls on Monday 17th March. So have you planned how to celebrate it yet?

Ladies Leprechaun Costume | Mens Leprechaun Costume 
Many see it as a great excuse to celebrate the Irish culture with friends and sample lots of Guinness! If you’re attending a St Patrick’s Day party, why not add to the fun of the whole day with some fancy dress and Irish themed costumes.

Of course, the most popular fancy dress idea for St Patrick’s Day is to try our the luck of the Irish and get dressed up as a lucky leprechaun! At Flingers we have some great leprechaun costumes for both men and women.

But if you are just after a few accessories to complete you St Patrick’s Day look or to wear to the office to show your patriotism on Monday then Flingers has got you covered!

And for a little lucky treat, we are offering 15% off when you enter the code ‘LUCKY’ at the online checkout. But be quick! This code is only valid until 5pm Thursday 14th March.
So head online and browse our range of St Patrick’s Day fancy dress accessories including Irish Stove Hats, Headband boppers, Leprechaun Hats, Badges, Irish Princess Tiaras, wigs and much more. Everything you could need to get you in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day next week!

How will you be celebrating St Patrick’s Day?

10 March 2014

St Patrick’s Day with Flingers

With March pretty much upon us there is one date that is no doubt sticking in our minds; 17th March! St Patrick’s Day is known and loved by everyone, not just the Irish, and this is no surprise really seeing as it is a day filled with celebrations, Guinness and plenty of merriment!

This year the big day falls on a Monday, so for most of us that unfortunately means that we have to work, which leaves us with two options: celebrate it early or just celebrate in the evening (and perhaps suffer the consequences the next day!).

Whether you are Irish or not, everyone loves an excuse to get together with friends and celebrate, so why not make the most of everything that Flingers has to offer and throw your own party or dinner party?

Flingers have an extensive selection of decorations available for you to brighten up your home; turn your house into a green vision with our range of banners, hanging decorations and balloons.
Maybe you fancy hosting a St Patrick’s Day themed dinner party? With a wide range of themed tableware including plates, napkins, cutlery and more, you can get your guests in the true spirit of the day.
Perhaps you are going out on the town and feel like dressing up? Flingers have a selection of St Patrick’s Day fancy dress that will make sure you look the part; from leprechaun costumes and hats, to head boppers and wigs, everything you need to celebrate the day in style.

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this joyous occasion, so if you don’t already have plans then why not make some? After all it only comes once a year! 

7 March 2014

Spring Party Themes

Spring in finally upon us! We’re defiantly noticing the lighter evenings, the blue sky, the daffodils blooming and the fresh spring air, heralding that a new season is upon us.

We think this is a great time to have a little party at home, welcoming Spring into our lives, catching up with family and enjoying the gentle colours of Spring blossoming. Pastel tones are perfect to represent the gentle colour of this new season as we slowly build into the vibrant and bolder colours of Summer. So we recommend using this as a very simple and affordable theme for your party.

Yellow in particular it a colour long associated with spring and its vibrancy represents the new life and new starts that Spring brings.

Hang colourful polka dot bunting from the ceilings, create fun paper chains and inflate pastel coloured balloons to brighten up your party. (Don’t forget we can inflate your balloons with Helium in store at Flingers Party Shop!)
 If you fancy getting a little creative with your decorations, why not pick up some pastel coloured Crepe Paper Streamers and follow our tutorial on how to turn them into an impressive decoration feature to impress your guests.

Make sure to bring the outdoors inside. We know it is still a little too chilly to hold your party outside, so place flowers around the room and stick Daffodil Pinwheels in spare vases to really deliver the Spring theme to your party. And if you are thinking to serve food or have a buffet, check out our range of paper plated, polka dot napkins and bold cutlery which will all suit this trend and colour scheme perfectly. Throw on a polka dot hat and the party can get started!

There is plenty of colourful, simple and quality decoration available both online and in store at Flingers Party Shop so you have no excuse not to impress your guests with some Spring perfect decorations. And remember, delivery online starts from just £1.40!

4 March 2014

Get your Golden Ticket to World Book Day 2014

"World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.” - WorldBookDay.com

We love World Book Day at Flingers! It takes us straight back to our childhood, reminding us how magical a vivid imagination can be and brings back memories of reading classics such as The BFG, The Borrowers and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

On Thursday, schools up and down the country will be hosting World Book Day assemblies, celebrations and parties. Encouraging pupils to get involved by dressing up as their favourite characters from the world of fiction. At Flingers, we have a HUGE selection of fantastic World Book Day inspired costumes available. From classics characters like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood, to more modern day favourites such as Willy Wonka, Horrid Henry and Harry Potter.

For a limited time we also have a small selection of World Book Day Costumes reduced in the sale. But be quick, only one of each item is left in stock! 

Dalmatian Onsie  |  Gryffindor Robe  |  Willy Wonka Costume  |  Where’s Wally, Wenda  |  Horrible Histories Executioner 
We think World Book Day is a great way to get children all around the UK excited about reading and get them interested in classic children’s books we all know and love. Why not host a World Book Day party for your little ones? Plan an after school buffet and invite members of the family with a prized Golden Ticket!

Use the Golden Ticket print out below on some yellow paper and start planning your World Book Day party!
Find more World Book Day activities and print outs here.
What’s your favourite children’s book character you would like to dress up as?