Rudolph Chocolate Spoon Favors

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate Spoons

This year I made my daughter’s class mates chocolate Rudolph spoons as their wee Christmas gift, they were surprisingly easy to make the hardest part was fending the kids off them while they were setting!

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate SpoonsRUDOLPH CHOCOLATE SPOONS

Makes about 28-30 spoons

1 Block Whittakers 50% dark chocolate block

Bag of Jaffas

Bag of pretzels

White chocolate or white sugar pearls

Piping bag and no.2 tip (if using white chocolate)

Wooden spoons

Cello bags

Twist ties

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate Spoons-Cut pretzels in half

-Cut up chocolate into pieces and melt in a double boiler or Tupperware microwave jug in the microwave

-Lay out the pretzels, jaffas and sugar pearls ready to stick on once chocolate is melted

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate Spoons-Spoon chocolate onto spoons with a teaspoon

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate Spoons-Place one jaffa onto chocolate, then pretzels, then add sugar pearls.  If using chocolate for the eyes wait until the dark chocolate has set before melting the white chocolate and piping it on

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate SpoonsPop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate Spoons-Once the chocolate has set gently pop them into a cello bag and tie with a twist tie

Doesn’t the twist ties look like a cute little scarf?

Rudolph Chocolate Spoon FavorI love them on our red chevron wooden spoons too!

Pop Roc Parties Rudolph Chocolate SpoonsJulie

Handmade Gift Ideas

Our packaging supplies are one of the biggest sellers at this time of year, it makes me so happy to know people are taking pride and enjoy packaging gifts whether they are homemade or brought.

Sometimes that attention to detail and special touches to packaging gifts just make it that much more special

Chocolates with gold leafI have made a selection of goodies to give to family and friends including

White Choc PyramidsCookies & cream pyramid chocolates using our new chocolate moulds with gold leaf detailing (We also sell a pineapple mould)

Chelseas Muesli in Kraft Tin Tie BagsChelsea Winter’s muesli from Everyday Delicious packaged in our kraft window tin tie bags

Salted Caramel Hot Choc in Quilted JarSalted caramel hot chocolate jars using Maiko Nagao gift tags which you can download for free here pictured with our pretty mirror disco balls and bakers twine

If you would like the recipe from Seeded at the Table you can find it here

I would love to hear what handmade gifts you love to make

x Julie

Christmas Packaging

One of my favourite parts of giving Christmas gifts is taking the time out to make them pretty!

I have put together some easy ideas of making gifts look a little bit gorgeous without much effort.

If you love baking and making homemade gifts we have a lovely collection of packaging supplies

Stamped Kraft Noodle Box

Noodle boxes in kraft + white

Kraft Window Box Gingerbread Men BirdseyeKraft window boxes

Homemade Mini Patisserie Box

Patisserie boxes

White Cupcake BoxCupcake Boxes

White Window Square Cake BoxCake boxes

Small Pizza Box Christmas GiftPizza boxes for packaging books, vouchers a print etc

White Homemade Enjoy Sticker on Kraft BagPaper bags

Merry Christmas Stamped Cotton Bag with ReindeerCotton Bags

Snowflake Bag with Snowflake CookieCello Bags

Whitewash Crate with GiftsWhitewash Crates

Happy Christmas Kraft Card Caroline Gardner Merry Christmas Card

We have some gorgeous Christmas cards

Kraft Stamped Tags Rope WashiWe have a gorgeous selection of affordable gift tags

Kraft Scallop Edge Merry Christmas TagsWooden Snowman on Round Noodle BoxAdding a decoration like our wooden snowmen, snowflakes, red gingham reindeer and trees really finishes the gift off!

I love adding stickers to personalise the gift

Sealing wrapping paper with washi tape which is so much more stylish than cellotape!

And my favourite wee touch is to hand stamp kraft wrapping paper and gift tags

Christmas Party FlatlayTie up packages with jute string or bakers twine!

Kraft Noodle Box Stamped With Tag

You can get these gorgeous ‘brown paper’, protea and ‘enjoy’ stamps from The Forest Cantina

I would love to see your Christmas wrapping, hashtag us #poprocparties on instagram when using our products or post a photo to our Party Lovers Group

Happy gift wrapping!

xx Julie

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National Sugar Cookie Day

July Magical Calendar Sugar Cookie DayIf you know me, you know I love any chance to celebrate so when Hana from Moomookachoo asked if I would love to collaborate with her on her July Magical Days Calendar I jumped at the chance to blog about national cookie day.

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Recently I watched ‘The Alison Show’ cookie party, if you dont know about Alison she is rather amazing.  She throws super cool parties, has ‘how to be awesome’ you tube videos and is pretty damn fabulous at making cookies.  So when Alison released the cookie party I knew I had to buy it, turns out it inspired this blog post

Donut Sugar Cookies

When planning a party I usually add sugar cookies to the menu as it always pulls the theme together nicely and the kids love them, they also make gorgeous gifts or favors

Cookies in Bags with Confetti

We sell a range of cookie cutters, baking and packaging supplies and will have cookie cutters to hire soon!

Pink Cookies on Paper Bag

I found this sugar cookie recipe by In Katrina’s Kitchen via Little Housewife and have it as my go to recipe (note 1 cup of butter is 227 grams)

No chilling required, winning!

Sugar Cookies Uniced with Tulips

I have a mad collection of cookie cutters and picked a few of my fave shapes to work with.  I mostly did donuts because I knew they would be super easy!  I will admit I’m not awesome at decorating as I’m always in a hurry but sprinkles detract from the not so perfect royal icing (TOP TIP! haha)

Sugar Cookies Flatlay

So if your super busy/lazy like me I highly recommend getting someone like Vanessa from Vans Cakes to make your special cookies

Vanessa has made me cloud, fox and ice cream cookies for my parties

Beaus Monochrome Party Cloud Cookies Close Up

Cocos Floral Woodland Party Fox CookiesSophias Ice Cream Party Ice Cream Cookies

Happy national cookie day xx

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