28 January 2016

Harry Potter - Night of Spells

Now if you're a fan of Harry Potter, we're sure you will have heard about the Night of Spells, right?

The evening of Thursday 4th February is all about celebrating all that Harry Potter books are about and the magical world they have inspired. With a wide range of events taking place nationwide, check out the Harry Potter Book Night Event Map to see what events are going on near you.

22 January 2016

Setting the Table for a Burns Supper

Burns Night is fast approaching. Are you planning to throw a Burns Supper for your friends and family this year?

Earlier in the week, we put together our top 5 tips on how to plan your Burns Night party. So now, we thought we would share with you some stylish ideas on setting your table for the big night.

20 January 2016

How to Throw a Burns Night Supper

This celebration of the life of world-renowned poet Robert Burns is a highlight on all Scottish calenders. It is also a great way to spend an evening with friends and family, over hearty food and whisky! It's certainly an evening to look forward to and keep you warm in the frosty month of January.

This year, Burns night falls on Monday 25th January. So if you are planning to join in the festivities, whether you are Scottish or not, follow these top tips to throw a successful Burns Night Supper.

15 January 2016

Age Is Just a Number Balloon...

Age is only a number, they say. Which, we say, should be truly celebrated! Whether you are young, old or reaching one of those dreaded milestone birthdays!

And what better way to celebrate, then with some fun foil balloons to make sure all your guests know. You can pick up our inflatable number balloons in store at Flingers, where we can fill them up with helium in store for you, or order online today to get them delivered straight to you ready to be blown up at a later date.

13 January 2016

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party Ideas

Did you know we can look forward to another wonderfully wacky Alice In Wonderland film this year? Tim Burton has once again teamed up with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and a whole host of Hollywood stars to create a sequel to the 2010 hit.

Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass hits the big screen this May, so get ready for a Summer full of tea parties and all things quirky!

8 January 2016

Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes

We're all just settling into the new year, and getting back into the swing of things after a few weeks off for the holidays means so many of us are in need of an extra boost of caffeine to see us through the day.

Is there a better way to get your coffee fix than in cupcake form?

6 January 2016

How To Throw a Modern Engagement Party

Were you lucky enough to get engaged over the holidays? Or do you know someone who did?

Engagement parties are perfect ways to celebrate the excitement of this next step in a relationship,  gathering those friends and family who are most important to you to  have a great big knees-up and get to know the in-laws much more.

But the days of the old fashioned engagement party are less fitting for most couples these days. Traditionally engagements parties are seen as formal events for both sides of the families to mingle, held at the home of the BrideToBe's parents, with invites sent out months in advance.

So we've put together a check list of how to throw a more relaxed modern engagement party, and have whole lot more fun too!

Modern Engagement Party Top Tips

1. Don't worry about setting the date for the party at short notice.
Instead of planning your enagement party months after the popping of the question, get caught up in the whirlwind of excitment and get party planning straight away! If some people can't make it with just a week or two notice, remember that the main day for everyone to be together is the wedding day itself anyway! So just enjoy your engagement as a celebration and step away from the politics of a formal event.

2. Plan it close to home. 
Hiring a function space suits lots of people, but inviting your friends and family around to your own home makes it more of an informal affair - so much more personal to you. All you need is to hang up lots of balloons, banners, and streamers to create the perfect party d├ęcor.
Holding your non-traditional engagement party at home also has the added bonus of keeping the spending low, meaning more money for the wedding itself!
3. BBQ, Buffet & Drinks
The only three things you need to keep your guests happy at your modern day engagement party. Remember, it's not a dry-run of the wedding day, its a party. So no need for a formal sit down meal, grab some engagement themed tableware, paper cups and throw in a sprinkle of confetti. With the added bonus of an easy to clean up the morning after with disposable paper plates and cutlery!

3. Don't forget the cake!
Essential. It's not a party without a cake!

Will you be planning and engagement party in 2016?