26 August 2015

GBBO Cake Topper - Free Print Out

It's that time of year again when soggy bottoms and baking disasters take over the nations TV screens. Are you a fan of The Great British Bake Off? Do you attempt to recreate some of the scrumptious bakes at home?

If so, you are braver than us here at Flingers! But we are partial to baking a batch of cupcakes! Perfect to enjoy with friends whilst watching the GBBO on a Wednesday evening. And to make our cupcakes even more apt for the occasion, we've designed some Bake Off inspired cake toppers to decorate our cupcake creations with.

You can download your own copy of our GBBO Cake Toppers for free and make your own at home too! Get your free Cake Topper and Cupcake Bunting print outs here and follow the simple instructions.

Are you Team Paul or Team Mary?

20 August 2015

Tip Top Ice Lolly Ideas

Whatever the weather - the only way to really enjoy the Summer is with a frozen treat in hand. We've pick out some of our favourite ice lolly recipes that you can recreate at home. Discover some alternative popsicle ideas and make your own refreshing summer deserts in frozen form - from fruity, to minty, to something for the grown ups too!

Watermelon Ice Lolly
A deceiving but delicious recipe using not only watermelon, but  coconut milk and kiwi too. Yum - Recipe here

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Lolly
Topped with white chocolate and sprinkles, like a sophisticated Fab - Recipe here

Coconut and Mango Ice Lolly
How refreshing do these look! Creamy fruity goodness in one icy treat. - Recipe here

Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Lolly
Who isn't a fan of Mint Choc Chip? Create your own minty treats in ice lolly form. - Recipe here

Banana and Yoghurt 
Simple but sweet. Proving homemade ice lollies don't have to be fancy. You can even use small paper or plastic cups if you don't have ice lolly moulds to hand. - Recipe here

Gin and Cucumber Popsicles
Who says ice lollies are just for kids? Refreshing gin and cucumber ice lollies for a grown up summer treat! - Recipe here

Do you have any top tips for making home made ice lollies?

18 August 2015

Bestival | Summer of Love

One of our favourite festivals of the whole year is creeping ever closer. Bestival is a great festival for fun, frolics and, of course, fancy dress!

Each year, thousands of festival-goers decent upon the Isle of Wight to get lost in the spirit of Bestival. All abiding by its grand fancy dress theme - and this year that theme is "Summer of Love".

If you're heading to Bestival next month, it's time to start planning how you are going to embrace the theme and what you are going to wear. It's all about peace, love, happiness and general good time vibes. No doubt, this calls for us all to channel our inner 60s child and go for the full on hippy vibes! And we have you covered at Flingers Party Shop.
Go Go Girl   |   Flower Power Costume   |   Groovy Tie Dye Suit   |   Harmony Hippy   |   Woodstock Fancy Dress
From full on flower power or woodstock inspired fancy dress to the finishing touches - don't forget a pair of round John Lennon style sunnies and a peace medallion to complete your look. We have lots of fancy dress costumes and accessories available to get into the flow of the Summer of Love.

Order your Bestival essentials online with postage starting at just £1.40, or pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol to browse our full range.

Peace and love guys!

Are you joining the Summer of Love at Bestival this year?

14 August 2015

Sunshine Party

It's pretty wet and grey across Britain right now. So we wanted brighten up our day and reboot that Summer feeling by hunting out some awesome ideas for a sunshine inspired party. Brighten up the British summer with a party that is bright, bold and all things yellow!

We adore these mini yellow pom poms as cute (and DIY) cake toppers! Perfect for adding a burst of colour to the top of any cakes or cupcakes - and suitable for any sort of party too! Just use different coloured tissue paper to co-oprdinate your pom pom cake toppers to other party themes.

Simple touches of yellow straws, bunting, plates and tableware will instantly add a burst of zest to the party. But most importantly, to really draw on the sunshine theme, hang big and bold paper lanterns, paper fans and yellow balloons from high above. Or for the more creative out there, a cluster of beautiful sunflower balls would be spot on for a sunshine party. These would be fab for Summer weddings too!

Such a simple party theme to create, especially when here at Flingers we have a wide selection of the party essentials you'll need... all in sunshine yellow of course!

 After all, who doesn't like a little bit of sunshine to brighten up your day? You may even trick the sun back into making another appearance!

Do you fancy adding a little sunshine to your weekend?

12 August 2015

Afternoon Tea Week

It's time for tea. In honour of Afternoon Tea Week, we've put together an assortment party essentials to create a delightful, quirky and stylish high tea at home!

Enjoying some delicious bakes teats over with a nice cup of tea is always a favourite activity for us here at Flingers and we know that we are not alone. So pick up everything you'll need to serve up a pretty afternoon tea for whatever event you have planned next. Be that a birthday, a special occasion or simply just for your friends and family when they visit next!

1. Baby Pink Polka Dot Card Bunting - £3.69
2. Tea Time Party Bags - £1.69 for 8
3. Tea Time Paper Cups - £.199 for 8
4. Tea Time Napkins - £2.29
5. Clear Cupcake Stand - Various sizes from £4.49
6. Cupcake Cookie Cutter and Teapot Cookie Cutter - £1.29
8. Baby Blue and Pink Dotty Cupcake Cases - 75 cases for £1.79
7. Cupcake Mini Candles - £2.79

All this and much more is available online and in store at Flingers. Order online with postage starting from just £1.40, or use our free Click and Collect services to pick up in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road.
Are you a fan of afternoon tea?

7 August 2015

Summer Fruit Cubes

This weekend is set to be a scorcher - come on Summer! As ever, it is very important to keep hydrated and an ice cold beverage is extra refreshing when the temperatures rise.

Keep cool and keep your beverages even cooler with fruit filled ice cubes. These fruity cubes are great for adding a splash of colour to a big bowl of punch or a jug of cocktails. Perfect if you are planning garden party of BBQ this weekend.

But even better, when the ice melts, you are left with some fruit to nibble on too. A good way to trick the kids into snacking on some extra fruit! These fruity cubes are also simple way to add flavour to a plain glass of water, making it taste even more refreshing when spending the day in the sun.

And they couldn't be simpler to make. Just throw some raspberries and blueberries into a ice cube tray, chop up  chunks of watermelon, oranges, lemons or whatever other fruit you have laying around the kitchen to add. Fresh mint leaves are idea of adding a splash of sophistication and a tasty kick to your cocktails too.

Then just top up with water and leave in the freeze to set for a few hours and you'll be ready to enjoy some fruity yet ice cold drinks all weekend!
 Will you be keeping cool with fruit fIlled ice cubes this Summer?

5 August 2015

Boomtown Districts 2015

Who's heading to Boomtown this August? One of the best festivals of theatrics, performance and fancy dress!

Boomtown Fair is famous for its elaborate back story, the characters and the individual districts with specific stories, themes, music and themes. And with each district there are distinct fancy dress themes the get fully involved in the fun, games and spirit of the festival.

So which district would be your ideal zone?
Visage Eye Mask | Sombrero Costume | Neon Wig | Swashbuckler | Pirate | Godfather Gangster 90s Blonde Bunches
Barrio Loco 
A carnival atmosphere full of Latino spirit and colour.

Neon adverts. Digital revolutions. Technology and trading. Welcome to Chinatown, a mash up of old and new. Think arcade buzz, flashing lights, 16 bit video games, market stalls and level ups.

Little is off limits in this district. Illicit vices and fleeting pleasures attract Boomtowners to this ramshackle slum of cyborgs, mobsters, virus infected beings, alleyways and dark corners...

Wild West
Get lost in the town where corrupt Sheriffs, outlaws, saloon girls and bounty hunters run rife.

Mayfair Avenue
A district for those with a taste for the finer things in life. A playground for the wealthy where money talks, but just watch out for the rumoured Boominati...

Old Town
A run stained hideaway for salty sea dogs, long lost sailors, and wenches.

Which Boomtown district do you belong in?