29 December 2015

New Years Glitter Balloon DIY

 It's time to sparkle, New Years Eve is almost upon us! And no time of year is more suited to glimmering glitter balloons to brighten up your home, party or event than NYE.

We've been searching pinterest for the best DIY balloon decoration ideas, getting us inspired to try out some NYE crafts this week. Glittery balloons are so simple to make at home, and are a great decoration idea to add sparkle and fun to your party d├ęcor. Seeing you into the New Year in glittery style!

Craft ideas that are great fun for young and old, who doesn't like getting creative with glitter and balloons! You can easily adapt these ideas to perfectly suit your party style and colour scheme too.

So grab a pack of balloons in your party's colour scheme! Then all you need is lots of colourful glitter or even some confetti (chop up shimmer curtains for chunky foil textures instead), and use either a thin layer of PVA glue applied with a brush or a quick spritz of spray adhesive to one half of your already inflated balloon. Then cover in glitter and confetti! Leave to dry and shake off any excess carefully before hanging in place.

Easy right?!

Team with a home made balloon drop for a balloon-tastic New Years!

Will you be adding some sparkle to your New Years Eve party?

21 December 2015

NYE Balloon Drop

Imagine the scene. The clock strikes midnight on New Years, and you look up to see an avalanche of colourful balloons falling down from above!

Balloon drops are so much fun - for kids and adults alike! Plus, they are so easy to do whether you are planning a big New Years Eve event or just a smaller party at home. The perfect climax to the midnight highlight for any NYE celebration.
NYE Balloon Drop Kits - Available at Flingers
DIY  Balloon Drop Kits
Want to know how to make a balloon drop for your NYE party? From the big time to the party at home, at Flingers we have a range of Balloon Drop Kits to suit your event, budget and ideas.

You can pick up a Balloon Drop Bag for just £3.69 or grab a handy Balloon Drop Kit for only £11.99 with all you need included to set up your balloon drop at home. Or go professional, shop balloon drop nets for small or large events from £49.99.

Theme your balloon drop to your event by co-ordinating all the colourful balloons to match. With hundreds of balloon types, styles and colours available online and in store, we're sure you can pick up the perfect balloons to tie your whole event together.

Order before midday on Tuesday 22nd December to get all your decorations, tableware, balloons, and drop nets in time for NYE. Check our delivery date details and shop opening hours to make sure you don't miss out.

Do you think a balloon drop would be the perfect thing to celebrate NYE with?

19 December 2015

Flingers Holiday Opening Hours

The countdown to Christmas is almost over! 

Need to pick up some last minute Christmas or New Years Eve party essentials? Make sure to check our opening times before you pop in store at 73-75 Gloucester Road, Bristol

If you plan on ordering your NYE decorations, balloons and party goodies online then be sure to check the last dates of delivery at Flingers to avoid missing out! Order before midday on 22nd December to receive your orders in time.

We wish all our wonderful customers a very Merry Christmas!

17 December 2015

Top 5 Christmas & NYE Cocktails

Keeping you in the holiday spirit, we've collected our top five seasonal cocktails to see you through Christmas and New Years. So grab your punch bowl, plenty of party cups, and a handful of straws. Then you're ready to get mixing some delicious party cocktails and impress your guests this month.

Blood Orange Sangria
Because sangria isn't just for summer. This fruity take on the wine punch is a great alternative to mulled wine for time of year and is an easy one to mix up in one big bowl to last you all night.

Earl Grey Gin Punch
If you are a fan of tea. If you are a fan of gin. Then this is the only bowl of punch you should be making this holiday. A great sophisticated cocktail to mix up for NYE too!

Cranberry-Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider
The cranberry and ginger flavours make this mix perfectly festive. A cocktail including rum and cider means this is certainly one to get you merry this Christmas.

Pimped Prosecco
Everyone enjoys a bit of prosecco on New Years Eve. So surprise your guests by turning it into a cocktail by pimping your prosecco with some fruity additions.

Christmas Punch
Keep it simple with a big bowl of Christmas punch to enjoy this week. Mixing up a big bowl means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the results of your cocktail-making-exploits along with everyone else without worrying about topping up you guests drinks over and over.

Shop all your party essentials, tablewear and decorations for the New Year and Christmas party season. Check our holiday opening hours or order quickly to make sure everything arrives in time!

Will you be mixing up any holiday cocktails?

15 December 2015

White Christmas Party Ideas

Whatever the weather, make it a white Christmas with lots of crisp white party decorations to set the scene. We've been checking out lots of wintery white party decor on Pinterest to get inspired for ways to create stylish festive party themes.

There is little more stylish that a fully crisp white colour scheme at this time of year. It's also a party theme that translates well into New Years Eve too. So think white this winter. Create Christmas inspired cake topper bunting, bake snowflake shaped cookies and bring the outside indoors with some pinecone centrepieces to get on your way to a wonderful white Christmas party theme.
White Hanging Fan Decorations - £2.29 at Flingers
Shop hanging party pompoms, classic white fans, snowflake garlands, lace paper bunting and much more at Flingers to get the wintery white look at your party this year. Create a feature wall with a festive Scene setter to really capture the sprint of the theme, perfect for photobooth backdrops too!
Snowflake Paper Bunting - £2.69 at Flingers
Are you hoping for a white Christmas?

11 December 2015

Christmas Party Game Top 5

All sorts of Christmas parties will be taking place around the UK over the next two weeks. From work dos, to school parties, to family gatherings. Make sure you make your party a time of merriment and cheer, with a few festive themed party games that everyone can join in with.

Follow our top 5 Christmas party game ideas to enjoy lots of festive fun this party season.
1. Golden Pinecone Toss
Challenge both the kids and the adults with this competitive game of pinecone toss. With the golden pinecone worth extra points of course!

Get creative with your party games and make these snowman paper cups ready for a game of bowls to knock them down. Get the DIY tutorial at growingajeweledrose.com to create your own using card, paper cups and some socks! Perfect for a Frozen themed party as well!

To warm up the party, this game of Christmas Snap is perfect for the younger kids attending. But best of all, you can download and print these fun memory cards for free thanks to crazylittleprojects.com.

Fun for all! This Christmas party game is available for just £2.49 and includes everything you'll need to pin the Snowman's nose - including a festive blindfold and lots of carrot noses too.

This Christmas party game is a little more complicated, but we're sure it is totally worth it and great for an office party. All it involves is drawing a festive scene on a paper plate - but with the paper plate on your head of course. Get the rules to this game over on happyhomefairy.com.

Are you planning any festive party games to entertain your guests?

9 December 2015

Festive Fancy Dress Extras - Under £5

Get into the spirit of the season and throw on some fun festive accessories. With a wide range of Christmas fancy dress available, we've also got lots of essential extras to complete your festive costumes. Or  add a little touch of Christmas spirit to your look in the run up to the big day.

Check out our essential festive fancy dress accessories to add some colour to your Christmas Party outfit or to complete your fancy dress costume. All available for less than £5!



1. Santa Comedy Glasses £4.69
For an instant and alternative take on Santa Claus, these comedy glasses are perfect for the work's Christmas party or even just wearing down the pub.

2. Candy Striped Tights £3.49
Colourful tights are one of the easiest ways to complete your fancy dress. These red and white stripe tights are just what you'll need for dressing up a Christmas Candycane!

3. Angel Wings £3.49
No Angel is complete without her wings!

4. Christmas Bell  £3.39
Ring in the start of the Christmas party and announce Santa's arrival with a Christmas Bell.

5. Christmas Tree Glasses £3.99
If you are not a fan of fancy dress, you can still get involved at the Christmas party by throwing on a fun pair of novelty glasses.

6. Turkey Hat £3.49
Another one for those of you who prefer the simpler, more novelty take on Christmas fancy dress.

7. Instant Santa Kit £4.49
Use this Santa kit to instantly transform into the big guy this December.

8. Mrs Claus' Gloves £4.29
These stylish faux fur trimmed gloves are perfect to add a little bit of class to your Ms Claus costume.

9. Mini Elf Hat £3.59
If you signed up to be one of Santa's little elves this year, top off your look and get into character with a cute mini elf hat!

All this and much much more is now available online and in store at Flingers. Shop online today to make sure you get your Christmas fancy dress essentials in plenty of time, or try out our Click and Collect service to pick up your goodies in store.
Are you planning to dress up this Christmas?

4 December 2015

Simple Reindeer Face Painting Tutorial


There are many Christmas face painting ideas you can try at this time of year, but reindeers are always one of the post popular festive face painting requests. The best way to add some real character to your Rudolf Fancy Dress this year.

Getting inspired by all the wonderful Christmas face painting ideas out there can be a little intimidating - as they all look so well done. But rest assured, it is something that can be easily done at home. Check out the below Snazaroo Reindeer Face Painting Tutorial to guide you through the process step by step and you will quickly see how simple it can be to create some seriously impressive festive face painting designs!
Of course, being the one and only Rudolf is very popular. But if you are just looking to be one of the gang of Santa's reindeer, just switch the red nose for a regular brown or black nose instead.

You can grab all the face painting essentials to create this look at Flingers, from the Snazarro paints to the handy sponges and brushes. Whilst there, you could also pick up a pair of reindeer antlers to really finish off your look! Skip drawing on your own antlers, and replace them with a fun pair to wear instead to draw the whole look together.
Stag Horns   |   Sequin Reindeer Antlers   |   Reindeer Antlers
Then all that is left is to decide which reindeer you are going to be. Will it be Rudolf, or perhaps  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, or Blitzen? Get all your friends or colleagues involved and you could create the whole gang!

Do you have any other top face painting tips?

2 December 2015

Santa and His Elves Are Coming To Town

So December is upon us, and the Christmas party season is here. Which party gang will you be a part of this year?


Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The bringer of presents and all things merry. Get practising your "Ho, Ho, Ho" to pull this look off!
1. Instant Santa T Shirt Kit - £11.99
2. Miss Santa Costume - £7.99
3. All In One Santa Onsie - £21.99
4. Santa Tutu & Cape Kit- £23.99

Be Part of the Elf Gang
Where would Santa be this Christmas without his trusty elves?
1. Mr Elf Costume - £15.99
2. Instant Elf Kit with T Shirt - £11.99
3. Ladies Elf Costume - £8.99
4. All in One Elf Onsie - £21.99

Go Novelty this Christmas
But Christmas is about so much more than just Santa and his Elves. 
1. Christmas Pudding Costume - £23.99
2. Christmas Tree Fancy Dress - £9.99
3. Rudolf the Reindeer Onsie - £22.99
4. Miss Snowman Costume - £28.99

All these festive fancy dress costumes and much more Christmas costume extras are available online or in store at Flingers Party Shop. So get planning your perfect Christmas party to get into the festive spirit of the season.

Will you be dressing up this Christmas?