POP ROC PARTIES Instagram Flat Lay Challenge


We have finally jumped on the ever so fun ‘flat lay’ instagram challenge and started a:


Monthly challenge just for you!

I decided to do this challenge because I have a wee flat lay addiction and I know so many others do too!

This is a great chance to creatively express yourself using party type objects which may be a party outfit, flowers, party food, party decorations, party tableware, or planning your next party etc


At the end of the month I will post a #partyflatlay image on instagram and facebook for the upcoming month’s challenge to help you prepare

Each month the challenge with be the first three days of the month with a different theme per day

To enter you must tag @poprocparties and use the hashtag #partyflatlay

To go in the draw to win the prize you must complete the three day challenge by 7th day of the Month.

If you account is private we can’t see your posts

At the end of the challenge I will draw a lucky winner

Have fun!

If you would like to sponsor a #partyflatlay month please get in touch julie@poprocparties.co.nz


A flat lay is styled arrangement on a flat surfaced and photographed from a bird’s eye view


-I prefer to always use a white or neutral background,  I like white as its clear and makes items pop

-Photograph in natural light in the middle of the day as the light is best at this time (too early is too bright and too late is has a blue tone, it also helps minimise shadows)

-I always use the square camera function on my phone as it’s a perfect flat lay guideline and I edit using the snapseed app

-I always check my composition from my photo and then decide to alter before taking another photo

-Make sure there is a good amount of spacing between objects so the objects are defined on their own and it helps your image from looking too cluttered

-Experiment with textures and colours

-You can balance your image with different size objects and I prefer styling items in odd numbers

-Aim to tell a story and stick to a theme for each image

Here’s a simple flat lay 101 video by Alyssa Lau on You Tube

Here’s DECEMBER’S line up


My_garden_kitchen_front_coverHR_(1)Thanks to our amazing sponsor The Forest Cantina!

Unna has donated one of her gorgeous ‘My Garden Kitchen’ cookbooks to giveaway*

xx Julie

*Prize will only be sent to a NZ address



Our Annual Christmas Competitions


This year we are hosting our annual Christmas Tree, Advent Calendar, and Christmas Wreath competition.

We absolutely adore the lead up to Christmas, creating magic in our home and getting excited about decorating for Christmas!

White Christmas Tree Close Up 2015

Usually in our home we buy our tree of the 1st of December and decorate it as part of our advent calendar activity

But this year I hosted a Christmas dinner party mid November so I decorated early with a fake tree and I’m absolutely loving it as I can really enjoy it longer now!

White Christmas Tree Side Close up 2015

We will be hosting our competitions over on our Facebook page

We will have a separate photo album for each category

Kaitlin Chapman Advent Calendar(1)

Kaitlin’s advent calendar entry from last year


Email: julie@poprocparties.co.nz

With your gorgeously decorated (the more creative the better!)

Christmas Tree,

Advent Calendar


with your name and little bit about your creation

(Please us know if you have used any of our products!)

Sorry no previous entries will be accepted

For inspiration check out last years entries are here, here and here

I will draw one winner from each category and each winner will WIN a $60 Pop Roc Parties store credit

PLUS all entries receive a 15% off your next purchase code to use for the month of December.

The competition period is for 13th November -23rd December

We will draw three winners (one per category) the evening of December 23rd, the winners will be announced on Facebook and here on our blog

The store credit will be valid for two months, is not valid with any other promo or credit and does not include shipping

I look forward to seeing your creations!!