5 TIPS FOR THROWING THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER!

Baby Shower Planning Tips With Global Baby…………

 

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The lovely Anita from Global Baby asked me to share some tips on throwing a perfect baby shower on her blog so I thought I would share them with you too:

I love throwing parties and pregnant Mummas are always a great excuse to celebrate! I actually had a baby shower for each of my three pregnancies and I have to admit things had changed a lot in those five years!

Here are some of my top tips to throwing a gorgeous wee baby shower for that special Mumma to be……….

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1 – Plan a theme

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Most parties are put together well but having a theme and colours to follow, it makes it easier to narrow down choices and fine tune the aesthetic you are aiming for/wanting.  Always keep in mind what you think the mother to be would love.

My favourite baby shower themes are:

Milk & Cookies

Garden Party 

Donut Party

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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2- Invitations

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Invitations are always the beginning of planning and they should always match the party theme in some way or another (colours, patterns or theme). If you would like to create your own you can do so on Photoshop,  Canva  which has loads of free layouts, and it’s easy to use. Once you’ve chosen your theme it’ll be a lot easier to select an invitation template in Canva, this gives your event consistency, and gives your guests a hint about what to expect on the day. Another great free design site is Picmonkey.

Otherwise Etsy offers a amazing range of printable invites which you can get cheaply printed at Warehouse stationery or your local print shop.

3 – Food

Throwing a baby shower in the afternoon allows you most of the day to prepare and means you can serve easy appetisers.  Grazing platters are so on trend at the moment and I have to admit I love them!

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Food ideas:

-mini savory muffins with a slice of cream cheese slotted on top
-cheese and crackers with relishes (assortment of hard cheeses is a good idea)
-macarons or mini cookies
-mini pizza pinwheels
-About to POP popcorn in cello bags as single servings
-mini servings of granola, yoghurt and berries
-bliss balls or raw slices
-mini cupcakes

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4 – Games

Party games are fun, but you can have too much of a good thing, plus you want to give the guests a chance to talk to each other too.

-Guess the baby stats
-Pin the dummy on the baby
-Advice for the mum to be cards
-Guess the baby food

5 – Thank-you cards

It’s always nice to send out thank-you cards after the event, and trust me, even if you’re tired and pregnant, it’s still much easier if you get them out before the baby arrives!

You can use the same template for your thank-you cards that you used for your invitations.

Pop Roc Parties Thank You Stickers

For all your baby shower party supplies you can shop our range here and for party inspiration check out our baby shower pinterest board

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Gift Registry

If you’re planning an upcoming baby shower make sure you check out Global Baby’s new Guest Registry function on their website.

It makes it so easy for the host/mum to be to set up for all those items they need, and saves on all those double ups and makes it stress free for the guests to buy a fabulous gift.

Here are some of the most popular items on Global Baby’s gift registries right now:

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Bugaboo + Storksak Leather Nappy Bag 

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You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn book by Dorothy Waide

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Chekoh Original Wrap

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Sleep Tight Baby – The Legs Out Swaddle

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Bodie’s Dinosaur Party – FEATURED PARTY!

Inspiring Dinosaur Birthday Party………

I’m so happy to share this natural inspired Dinosaur party.

This party is created by our amazing customer Tracey, for her son Bodie’s 3rd birthday party.

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I hope sharing this party will inspire you for creating a boy’s themed birthday party!

You can also check out Bodie’s 1st birthday Ice Cream Party here

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I love the food stacked on our wood slabs (from our hire collection)

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Pop Roc Parties | Dinosaur Party | Wooden Slab

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Pop Roc Parties | Dinosaur Party | Wooden Slab

Pop Roc Parties | Dinosaur Party | Whitewash Crates

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Dinosaur Party | Magnolia Kitchen Dinosaur Cake

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Dinosaur Party | Wooden Log

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Dinosaur Party | Log Seats

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Pop Roc Parties Party SuppliesBalloons + Willow Garland + Ivy Garland + Mason Jar Drink Dispenser + White Wash Crates + Monsteria Leaves

Pop Roc Parties Party HireWooden Slabs + Wooden Log Seats + Children’s Trestle Tables

Magnolia KitchenDinosaur Birthday Cake + Cinnamon Donuts

Cockle Bay Bake ShopDino Cupcakes

Styled + photographed by Tracey Atkin

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Easter Table

Celebrating Easter with a special Easter table…….

This year I set up this simple little Easter table setting for the children which is what I will set up again on Easter Sunday for a special cooked breakfast after the Easter Egg hunt.

I seriously can’t believe how fast Easter has come around this year!

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Easter to me is always so special, I look forward to the change of season and a really nice chunk of time to spend as a family!  We have created some Easter family traditions that the children really look forward too!

They dont need to be over complicated, but just something special to your family!

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I don’t buy the kids a lot of Easter Eggs instead they get a Easter Hamper (whitewash crates are due to arrive today) on Good Friday with a chocolate bunny and then get the mini eggs on Sunday in the Easter Egg hunt!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Party Supplies

A fun activity for the kids is writing a letter to the Easter bunny

Pop Roc Parties Easter Party Supplies

Meri Meri Easter Egg Plate, bunny napkins made from our lavender paper napkins, bunny cups, straws, hip hop hooray napkins styled for a Easter table setting

Pop Roc Parties Bunny Bags

Easter Bunny Bags using our Large Kraft Gusset Bags + Jute String, fill with popcorn or other treats

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Adorable Easter Bunny Cups + Rose Gold Straws

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Meri Meri Easter Plates

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Meri Meri Easter Hip Hop Hooray Napkins with beautiful gold foil detailing complete a Easter table place setting.

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Buckets filled with Easter Eggs + Willow Garland as a Easter table decoration.

Pop Roc Parties Easter Table

Meri Meri Easter Cake Toppers in a pail of popcorn (and re-use as a cake topper on a carrot cake) is such a cute way to serve the kids food and a great Easter table centrepiece!

Pop Roc Parties Happy Easter Table

What I love about the Meri Meri Easter products is they are such amazing quality, the Happy Easter garland can be re-used every year and stored away in its cute packaged box, the cake toppers can be wiped cleaned and re-used, you can even slip off the bunny cup sleeves to re-use next Easter with a plain paper cup and the Easter Egg Kit is perfect for re-using!

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Super cute Meri Meri Easter Egg Hunt kits!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Egg Hunt

Our mini buckets for collecting eggs.

Pop Roc Parties Easter Garland

Meri Meri liberty Easter garland

Pop Roc Parties Green Liberty Party Supplies

Another great range for setting a Easter table is this beautiful  Meri Meri Liberty green tableware

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Cactus PARTY EDIT!

I’ve been crushing on all things Cactus since I was able to order in Cactus party supplies!

So I wanted to create this Cactus Party Edit to share all of our cactus goodies for creating a fiesta or cactus party!

We have such a great selection of cactus themed products.

I’m just dreaming of what type of cactus party I want to style.

Our Cactus range includes My Little Day Cactus Balloon packs

Pop Roc Parties | Cactus Foil BalloonCactus Foil Balloons with would look perfect with our number foil balloons!

Green Cactus honeycomb decorations which make for perfect table decorations!

You can also create your own cactus balloons like this one from Design Improvised using our green latex balloons.

Our My Little Day cactus tableware range hails all the way from France and includes cactus paper cups, napkins and party plates!

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Cactus Paper Cups | Cactus Party Plates | Cactus Napkins

These green cactus candles will make any rustic birthday cake look amazing!

Pop Roc Parties | Cactus Pinata

Pinatas make parties so much fun, wouldn’t be complete with a fun cactus pinata to bash!

Cactus party supplies are perfect for Fiesta parties

Balloon Fiesta by  Studio DIY

Fiesta party by Inpired by This

Wild Wild West Party

Wild Wild West party by Perfectly Sweet

Cacti Pink Party

Cactus Fiesta party by Laura’s Little Party

Desert Vibes Party by Wild Child Party Store

Tacos and cactus’s go hand in hand and this ‘taco about a party’ by studio DIY is amazing

These Cactus Churros by Haut Appetit are insane!

And what party isn’t complete without cupcakes, these cactus cupcakes by The House That Lars Built even comes with a video tutorial in the link.

 

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Stella & Spencer’s Party

Stella & Spencer’s Combined Birthday Party……

 

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I’m so excited to share this amazing combined birthday party Kim threw for her children Stella & Spencer!

I adore all the natural elements and simple details Kim has created for this beautiful Farmers Market party

Stella

Spencer

What was the Theme of your party?

The theme was farmers market, both our kids love heading to the markets on the weekends and we wanted something a bit different to the inevitable Princess, Pirate and Frozen parties coming up this party season.

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What was the inspiration behind your theme?

Natural and homemade. I did as much of the design by foraging and DIY.

The kids loved helping me with this.

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What was the most memorable moment from your event.

The look on the kids’ faces when they got up the morning of the party and saw the balloons up and the table setting.

They were so excited.

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Yay Balloon

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Do you have a tip to share from your event?

Plan early to take advantage of specials.

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Involve the kids, they were so much help foraging and they loved it.

Stella & Spencers Party Table Setting | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Cake Boxes | Silver Star Napkins | Wooden Cutlery | Bakers Twine | Mini Milk Bottles

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Straws | Wooden Spoons | Noodle Boxes

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InvitationsCaptured Write

CakeSweet Bakery and Cakery

PhotographerKim Len

Party Supplies:

Noodle Boxes, Silver Star Napkins, Foil Straws, Cake Boxes, Table cover – From Pop Roc Parties

YAY Ballon, Mini Lollipop, Twine, Thank you stamp, Party plates – From Sweet Pea Parties

Wooden Serving Boards, Cake Stands, Timber Card holders, Cake Toppers (two and Four) – From  Madelovelyhire

CateringAll Kim Len

FloralsMoore Wilsons and foraging, arranged by Kim Len.

Thanks for letting me share Kim x

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Celebrating St.Patrick’s Day!

Celebrating St.Patrick’s Day with your children….

Looking for some ideas on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the children?
I’m sharing a few of my favourite activities I do with the kids………

Find Your Leprechaun Name

1/ Start your St. Patrick’s Day morning off by getting your children to choose their Leprechaun name and try and call each other by it all day!

Pop Roc Parties St Patricks Day Pancakes

2/ Top O’ the morning pancakes for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration breakfast on our gold confetti paper plates
*Add green food colouring to your favourite pancake recipe and cook slowly on a very low heat

TIP – cook them earlier and pop them in a glad bag in the freezer ready to pull out early on St. Patrick’s Day!

3/ Print out a St.Patrick’s Day  word search or play bingo

Pop Roc Parties St Patricks Day Party Supplies

4/ Find green snacks like these new delicious peppermint cripsy m&ms in our white cupcake cups (the perfect serving size) + green milk/green smoothie in a mini milk bottle with our shamrock paper straws for the perfect St.Patrick’s Day celebrations snack!

Pop Roc Parties Shamrock Paper Straws

Cuuuuuuuute shamrock paper straws!

St Patricks Day Fruit Platter

5/ Create a fun fruit rainbow platter with cream clouds and a pot of gold chocolate for dessert, the kids will love this!

Pop Roc Parties St Patricks Day Breakfast

Plate | Napkins | Mini Milk Bottle | Straw

For more St. Patrick’s Day ideas check out our pinterest board and our range of products we sell

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Nikau’s Animal Party – Featured Party!

Annaliese has shared her son Nikau’s Animal party and 1st birthday as our featured party!

Nikau just loves lions so we decided to go with an animal theme.

We didn’t follow it through 100% and the theme swapped and changed and ended up being a bit of everything eg mint and silver, confetti and animals.

I’m a daycare teacher and Nikau comes to work with me and his absolute favourite toy that he was so attached to was a plastic lion. Every morning he would seek it out and not let it go for the majority of the day.  That’s how the animal theme came about the other themes came up as I was shopping at Pop Roc Parties and saw so many pretty things!

Popcorn in our Eco Chic cones and cone tray

Cute animal cupcakes

Mini milk bottles with confetti + mint stripe paper straws

Celebrating with my little Nikau. It was a very emotional day for me. It was full of laughter one minute and tears the other. I just couldn’t believe my baby was one.

Nikau also enjoyed his first ever baking (cupcake) and a marshmallow which I think was his highlight.

TIP FROM ANNALIESE:

Enjoy the day and try not to be too stressed, everything will work out!

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Cake Pretty Little Details

Photographer Annaliese

Outfit George Henry number 1 top, Goblin Baby black merino cardigan, black bobux shoes, farmers black tights, MOX white crown.

Catering – Annaliese and her mum

Party Supplies Pop Roc Parties (listed below), Spotlight, Kmart, personalised Nikau Cake topper from Love From Seventeen

-Whitewash wooden crates

-Mini bright confetti dots

-Eco Chic Cones

-Cone Tray

-Eco Chic Wooden Cutlery

-Meri Meri Toot Sweet mint stripe paper plates

-Meri Meri Toot Sweet mint stripe paper napkins

-Mini Milk Glass Bottles

-Confetti Paper Straws

-Mint Stripe Paper Straws

For more party inspiration check out our Animal Party Pinterest board

 

 

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