31 March 2015

Easter Egg Hunting

Planning to organise your own Easter egg hunt this weekend? It's a great way to keep the kids occupied this Easter weekend, and to get their brains working as they decipher the clues!

One of our favourite ideas to put together an extra special Easter egg hunt is by doing it in the dark! Use glow in the dark eggs to so that they can still be found even as the light fades in the garden. You could use glow in the dark paint to create the effect, or check out Kirstin's great idea over on LilLuna.com on creating multicolour glowing eggs by using glow sticks.
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt - LilLuna.com
Or if you want to make the kids work that little harder to find their Easter prize, how about spelling out the final clue on a puzzle, then pop each puzzle piece in a plastic egg! We think this is a great and crafty way to make the Easter egg hunt last a little longer! Find MollyMooCrafts.com's top tips on how to do this yourself.
Puzzle Piece Easter Egg Hunt - mollymoocrafts.com
Grab some Easter buckets for all the kids to collect their eggs in and you're sorted! It you don't have time to get creative with your egg hunt this weekend, you could always pick up our Easter Hunt Game will everything you'll need already included. From the card baskets, to the signs to point everyone in the right direction and the collectable card eggs!
Stock up on your Easter party essentials - Easter Buckets
Are you taking part in an Easter Egg Hunt this weekend?

26 March 2015

Epic Easter Cupcakes

How adorable are these cupcake decoration ideas for Easter? We're very impressed by some of these creatively decorated cake on Pinterest. But sometimes, it is what is on the inside that counts. We have decided that our Easter cupcakes now have to come with a hidden Cadbury's Creme Egg on the inside or we will be disappointed! Sure to give you a sugar crush after consuming, but they just look so gooey and delicious.

Sadly, we can't trace the original recipe behind this mouth watering photograph, but you can find a very similar recipe for these Creme Egg Filled Cupcakes on deliciouslysprinkled.com. Apparently the secret is to freeze the Creme Eggs before baking in the middle of the cake mixture. It will prevent them melting and pooling at the base of the cupcake. Meaning they will look their very best when cut open to reveal their secret insides!

Easter Cupcake Stand   |   Easter Cupcake Cases   |   Easter Treat Boxes   |   Spring Yellow Cello Bag
Grab some Easter themed cupcake cases to complete your bakes and display on an Easter cake stand.
Or if you are thinking to bake the more traditional Easter Biscuits this year, how about handing them out to friends and family, presented in special treat boxes or colourful cellophane bags?

Find these and much more Easter tableware online or in store, along with all the decorations you will need to brighten up your home or workplace to celebrate this holiday. Order now to make sure you get your Easter baking treats ready in time for Easter weekend.

Will you be baking this Easter?

23 March 2015

Easter Is Coming!

Don't forget that Easter is right around the corner. If you need to pick up any Easter party essentials from cake stands to balloons and even some Easter Bunny fancy dress, be sure to check out our Easter opening times above to make sure you are not disappointed.

Want to order online? You can shop all day, everyday! With delivery from just £1.40 or use our free Click and Collect service to get everything you need in time for the perfect Easter family party this April.
Stay tuned on the blog for Easter craft activities and party ideas for you to make this holiday extra special for all the family.

Have you got anything planned for Easter?

19 March 2015

Six Nations Face Paint Stencils

It is the final weekend of the Six Nations and the trophy is still up for grabs! Will you be watching all three matches this Super Saturday?

Show your support for the nation you will be supporting with some simple face paint to identify the nation you will be cheering for on Saturday. We've put together a downloadable face paint stencil that you can make at home ready for a weekend of rugby!
Get your Six Nations Face Paint Stencils for free here.
Download our Six Nations Face Paint Stencils for free. Then simply print out and use scissors or a crafts scalpel to carfully cut out the black sections. Leaving the outline of the flag or symbol you can use as the stencil for your face paint.

Stock up on face paint and sponges at Flingers ready for the weekend and let the games commence!
Don't forget to grab bunting, balloons, wigs and even pom poms in the patriotic colours of the rugby team you will be supporting this weekend too!

Who will you be supporting?

14 March 2015

Go Green - St Patrick's Day

This year, St Patrick's Day falls on Tuesday 17th March. The celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick's Day is a day celebrated by both the Irish and non-Irish far and wide.

Did you know that around the world, each and every day over 5 million pints of Guinness are consumed? But on St Patrick's Day, that more than doubles to an estimated 13 million! Along with this traditional Irish drink, Shamrocks, leprechauns and the lucky colour green have been long associated with Ireland and St Patrick's Day.

If you are planning to join in the festivities of Irish holiday, then these are all things you need to include in the decorations to get everyone in the spirit.
Green Glam Wig   |   Shamrock Temporary Tattoos   |   Green Face Paints   |   Top Hat St Patrick's Day Bopper
From hanging St Patrick's Day bunting to Leprechaun fancy dress, and from Shamprock Confetti to Temporary Shamrock Tattoos! Stock up on all things green at Flingers to get get involved this St Patrick's Day and join in the celebrations.
Happy St Patrick's Day Bunting - Available at Flingers
Do you celebrate St Patrick's Day?

12 March 2015

Frozen Two is Coming

Have you heard the news? Disney have just announced that a sequel to the hugely popular Frozen movie is in the works.

As  one of Disney's biggest successes of recent years, it was the inspiration for many Frozen themed parties and events since its release. With Frozen 2 now on the horizon, we don't think that the popularity of Anne, Elsa and Olaf will waver any time soon!

We're expecting many more Frozen themed birthday parties coming right up!

If you think a Frozen inspired party would be perfect for a child's birthday or special event you may be planning then be sure to stock up on lots of Frozen tableware, decorations and balloons to capture the theme.
  Frozen Paper Plates   |    Disney Plastic Cups   |   Frozen Party Bags   |   Frozen Bubble Balloons
From Frozen party bags to Frozen table covers, Flingers has got the Frozen trend covered! Shop online with delivery starting at just £1.40 or pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol to browse the full Frozen range in person.

Are you excited for the Frozen sequel?

10 March 2015

Dotty for Mothers Days

This Sunday brings around another lovely Mothers Day. A day to celebrate and thank those special people in our lives who are always there when you need them the most.

We're looking forward to treating our Mums and Grandmothers this weekend. If you are planning a family gathering or a special tea party to treat yours too, remember to consider all the finer details to make it extra special.

Along with that big bunch of followers we hope you will be treating your mother to! Surprise her a bespoke Mothers Day Balloon Bouquet and the perfect afternoon tea! Spread out home made baked goodies on the perfect party table. We think that a polka dot theme in lovely spring pastels would look great for Mothering Sunday.

To get you started, we've picked out all you need to decorate this Mothers Day and surprise those most important to you.
Polka Dot Decorations - Perfect for Mothers Day - Available at Flingers
1. Pink Polka Dot Bunting - £1.29
2. Cake Stand - £4.49
3. Baby Pink Spit & Gingham Cupcake Cases - £1.75 for 75
4. Pink Dot Paper Straws - £1.39
5. Polka Dot Tablecover - £1.99
6. Yellow Polka Dot Paper Chains - £1.39
7. Polka Dot Paper Plates in Pink or Yellow - £1.39
8. Polka Dot Paper Cups in Pink or Yellow - £1.39

All this and much more is available at Flingers Party Shop at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol. Or order online now to get all your polka dot party essentials in time for the weekend.

Have you got any surprises planned this Mothers Day?

6 March 2015

Spring Pastels

Spring is in the air! We love this time of year, as it it finally begins to feel like we are breaking away from the dark cold Winter months, and are heading towards to brighter seasons of Spring and Summer.

Pastel tones have long been associated with this time of year but never more so than this Spring. With mints and lilacs being forecast as the top colour trends of this wedding season, we've certainly noticed the popularity of pastel coloured decorations surge in store recently.
If you are planning a special event or birthday party this Spring, we have got all the pastel tone essentials you could need to throw a bang on trend party. From balloons to bunting and from table covers to paper plates!

Did you know you can even shop by colour at Flingers?

Are lilac and purples your favourite colours? Or do you want to brighten up your party with the colour of Spring, yellow? Or maybe you are looking for the perfect ivory decorations for the finishing touches to a wedding you are planning?

You can shop all these perfect pastel party essentials in store or order online. With deivery starting from just £1.40 or by using our free Click and Collect service, you can start planning the your Spring pastel party now.

What's your favourite pastel colour?

3 March 2015

3D Pom Pom Hungry Caterpillar

Did you know World Book Day arrives this week?

World Book Day is a great time for teachers and pupils, parents and children to share some of their  favourite stories.

Many people take World Book Day as a great opportunity to dress up as their favourite characters from their favourite books. If you are still looking to pick up a World Book Day inspired costume, be quick! Lots of styles have already sold out.

If you are looking for an activity to do with the kids on Thursday 5th March to celebrate the occasion, we've come up with a little craft activity to give you some ideas.

The Hungry Caterpillar is an iconic book, popular with both adults and children alike.  So how about making a 3D version of the very charming Hungry Caterpillar! Using nothing more than tissue paper! You could stick him to a piece of paper to make a colourful poster or turn him into a hanging pom pom feature to brighten up the children's bedroom or playroom!

Find out how to make your own with this simple tutorial.

3D Hungry Caterpillar Pom Pom
1. Take several sheets of tissue paper and cut into equal squares.  Cut the square of tissue paper according to how large you want to make your pom poms. Stack them up in a pile.

2. Fold all the pieces of the tissue paper into a concertina fold. Then, take a piece of cord or thread to tie around the middle. If you plan to hang your pom pom caterpillar from the ceiling as a decoration, make sure to leave lots of extra string so you can tie them up at the end. Next, to add some texture to the finished pom pom, snip the corner off the folded tissue paper to leave a diagonal edge.

3. Spread out the concertinated tissue paper around its centre and begin to seperate the layers. Pulling one sheet up at a time so it begins to form the 3D shape of the pom pom.

4. Ruffle the pom poms up so they are full of texture. If you are going for a full 360 pom pom to hang up, make sure to pull the layers all the way around to make a ruffled ball.

5. Repeat the process with 4-5 more pom poms in green tissue paper. Then you need to create the head using red tissue paper too! 

5. If you are using mini pom poms to make a poster, attach glue or double sided sticky paper to the flatter rear side of the pom pom and secure to the paper.

6. Don't forget the feet, the antena and his eyes! Use some off cuts of the tissue paper to cut out some small triangles and circles to stick onto your pom poms and really bring your Hungry Caterpillar to life!

We think this is a great activity for groups big and small to get crafty in the spirit of World Book Day. The more of you there are more pom poms you can create! All whist bonding over the tale of a special little caterpillar who has enthralled children for year and years!

Do you have fond memories of reading The Hungry Caterpillar?