Congratulations @tiny_trends_nz for winning our March party flatlay challenge
Congratulations @tiny_trends_nz for winning our March party flatlay challenge
I love the idea of brunch parties and these healthy Breakfast Baskets are a perfect treat to serve
You can make these a few days in advance and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve
I adore how versatile these baskets can be, depending on the season you can add whatever you have in the fridge
Photographed on our beautiful Wundaire Cantina hire plates
Makes 5-6 small baskets
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup natural yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
Top with fruit of your choice and decorate with edible flowers and black chia seeds
-Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
-Combine oats, coconut, chia seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl, set aside
-Melt coconut oil and honey in a small saucepan or in the microwave
-Pour melted oil & honey over dry mixture and stir well
-Place spoonfuls of the mixture into greased (I used coconut oil to grease my tins) tart tins, using the spoon to press down into a basket shape
-Bake for around 15 minutes, checking to ensure they don’t brown too quickly
-Remove from the oven and quickly press into the tin using the back of a spoon a second time
-Allow to cool completely before removing from the tins
-Add spoonfuls of the yoghurt into each basket and top with desired fruits, edible flowers and black chia seeds!
I’m pretty excited to announce that we have done a major shuffle around of our Pop Roc Parties Studio!
We are currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9-12pm and all other times by appointment to fit in with my busy mum life!
You can order online at our studio and we only have cash and credit card (via our website) payments accepted all going well we will extend our hours and offer eftpos too!
I totally wish we did this sooner as it’s so amazing seeing our very cool party collection on display!
We will be more than happy to add to you order when you are here also.
Small Whitewash Crate | Noodle Box | Wooden Cutlery | Teeny Weeny Pegs | Mini Milk Bottles | Red Stripe Straws | Water Jug (Hire Collection) | Red Check Napkins | Kraft Flat Paper Bags | Eco Chic Boat Dishes
I have tried a lot of marshmallow and I have to admit this recipe is my favourite it has such a depth of flavour, I think it is the honey!
My brother is a Bee Keeper so I always use his Manuka blend
For Coco’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party I cut the marshmallow into star shapes with a mini star cookie cutter
(We have a range of cookie cutters for hire)
Yesterday I made the chocolate version which is amazing!
Homemade marshmallow is the ultimate!
Yields 234 pieces
Chocolate Marshmallows: Mix 90 g sifted cocoa powder into the marshmallow after full whipped. Add one-third cocoa powder to the starch mixture for cutting.
Coffee Marshmallows: Add 50 g coffee extract at the end of whipping.
Passion Fruit Marshmallows: Add 70 g passion fruit puree (reduced by one half) after fully whipping.
Cinnamon Marshmallows: Add 10 g ground cinnamon to the sugar while cooking.
Anise Marshmallows: Add 10 g ground anise while cooking the sugar. Add 30 g Pernod after fully whipping.
Various Flavored Marshmallows: Various manufactured flavors may be added at the end of whipping, either with or without accompanying colors.
Thank you to The Culinary Institute of America for letting me share this amazing recipe! – I use the Chocolates and Confections cookbook by Peter P. Greweling, 2010 edition (which is probably half the quantity) but the recipe above is from The Culinary Institute of America’s website
These make a fabulous gift packaged in our cello bags tied with string
I love woodland parties and combining fairies and the woodland theme is a match made in magical fairyland!
Jen had incorporated so many cool details in this party, some of my favorites are:
Flowers + pine cones – natural elements always look so good in parties!
The hanging floral backdrop
Fairy themed party food
Fairy flower crowns
The fairy garden kits are genius!
Pallet tables are brilliant!
Inspiration behind the theme: Our two daughters have wild imaginations and love playing dress ups, fairies is a popular favourite but we wanted something a bit more than just a fairy party so that’s how we decided on a Woodland Fairy Party. Perfect time for it, just coming out of autumn with all the leaves etc
The Most Memorable moment from the event: Would have to be making the fairy gardens. We hired two fairies to come and entertain the children which they loved! But they all really enjoyed getting their fairy garden kits which were personalised and creating a special garden to take home. We had one of the mothers tell us that her daughter kept rearranging the garden once she got home and put it outside for the fairies to come.
Tips from event: basically I collated all the ideas I really wanted and many weeks ahead just started chipping away at them. The best and most effective items or ideas often come from somewhere you would least expect. e.g. pallet seating for the children, lace table-cloth from trade me, birds nest to put the enchanted jelly beans in, driftwood from the beach etc. I put together a party box for my theme and as I collect the items I put them in there ready for the party, (even though it may be months away!!)
CAKE – Made by a friend Alexandra Jones
OUTFIT – The Canterbury Playcentre shop
Moss, plates, doilies, toadstools from Pop Roc Parties
Birds nests and willow wreath – Dots n Spots
Flower Crowns – Dollar store and ribbon from Spotlight
Butterflies from Downies florist in Christchurch
Cake Topper- Schleich fairy figurine
INVITATION – LuckyPlumStudio on Etsy.
Thanks so much for letting me share Jen xx
Years ago I use to make lemon and poppy-seed muffins sprinkled with sugar and saturated with lemon juice, sadly I stopped making them as I was the only one who would eat them
So when I was planning my PARTY FLATLAYS for April, the theme was CAKE.
I really wanted something quite contrasted that would be easy to whip up (I’m no cake decorator!!)
I thought I would try lemon with contrasting poppy seeds and then a pink icing to contrast the yellow of the cake
LEMON & POPPY SEED LAYER CAKE with PLUM CREAM CHEESE ICING RECIPE
This recipe makes a three-layered 20cm cake, you can half the recipe if you like
2/3 Cup poppy seeds or two boxes of poppy seeds
1 1/2 Cups milk
4 Cups plain flour
2 Teaspoons of baking powder
400 Grams softened, diced butter
Finely grated zest from one large lemon
1 Cup of castor sugar
6 Free-range eggs
½ Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ Cup castor sugar
3/4 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shredded zest from one large lemon
Pre-heat oven to 160C
Grease and line three 20cm round cake tins
Mix milk and poppy seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
Place butter, sugar and rind in bowl of electric mixer and mix until combined.
Scrape down sides of bowl, then beat in eggs one at a time.
Add flour, lemon juice, and milk poppy-seed mixture and stir until just combined.
Scrape into the pan and bake for around 40-50 minutes
[if cake browns too quickly cover loosely with foil].
When cake is ready leave in tin.
Meanwhile, make syrup: place all ingredients into small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Increase heat and boil for five minutes or until thick.
Using a skewer make a few holes in cake then pour over the syrup.
BLACK DORIS PLUM CREAM CHEESE
Can of black Doris plums
250 Grams cream cheese (not lite)
150 Grams soft butter
320 Grams icing sugar
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
Separate about 5 plums from the juice and remove the stones
Whip the cream cheese and butter together in a stand mixer until smooth
Gradually add the icing sugar, then plums and vanilla extract once the icing is creamy and thick, add a spoonful of plum juice until you reach the desired pink tone
Once the cakes have cooled assemble, ice with the plum cream cheese icing and drizzle with extra plum juice.
Our very popular whitewash crates are back in stock in size small, medium and large (sorry extra large is sold out!)
or at a picnic!
Stack them up to create height on dessert tables
Bunny cookies by Van’s Cakes
These white and silver Glitter feather balloons are such a simple DIY party decoration idea for a Boho or Swan Lake Party
All you need is:
A packet of white balloons
PVA glue and a paintbrush
Total cost is $12
To prepare paint each end of the feather with PVA glue and sprinkle it with silver glitter
Leave these over night to dry, once dry cellotape the ends of them together
You can also attach them to the white balloon sticks we stock as a favor to hand out to the children at your party!
When I planned Sophia’s Swan Lake birthday party I knew I had to make these swan lake DIY party straws!
My versions of these straws slightly differ from the ones I spotted on Pinterest but I’m really happy with how they turned out!
Hot glue gun
White pipe cleaners
Small white feathers
Small polystyrene balls
Small screw driver
Paintbrush for gluing on glitter
To start carefully poke a hole through the polystyrene ball with a small screw driver (about the width of the straws)
Place the straws through the holes of the balls almost half way down the straw
Shape the pipe cleaners into a S shape
Trim the end of the pipe cleaner and poke another hole 2/3’s of the way down the ball and insert the pipe cleaner
Trim the feathers back with scissors so they proportional to the balls
Glue the feather on the ball horizontally with the glue gun
Then glue another feather pointing upwards, then repeat on the opposite side
With a paint brush add some PVA glue to the end of the feathers where they were glued on, then sprinkle with silver glitter
I served the girls lemonade with these pretty swan lake straws in our quilted jars!
There are so many variations you could do to theme it your party!
If you give these a go, we would love to see!