A Pups 1st Birthday

You know we love a good party and when I was asked by Mindy of Twig and Arrow to share this doggy 1st birthday party I couldn’t resist!

 

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The idea was the brainchild of the photographer and golden retrievers ‘Shelby’s’ mum Anna Munro.
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Anna and her assistant Miranda Zander worked with cake maker Grace at Sweet bakery to design a concept and whole menu of totally dog friendly treats.
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They asked me to style it and I think I said YES!!!!
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Quiet loudly with the excitement of getting to work with some very cute dogs.
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I was inspired by the gender neutral colors of grassy green bright tennis ball green black and white.
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Grace of Sweet bakery and Cakery made beautiful completely pet edible deserts that the dogs when crazy for.
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I sourced goods and materials from:

Stables Imports – Dog Pillows

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KmartDog Treats Poop Bags

BunningsFaux Grass

I handmade the coffee sack bow tie collars

GET THE LOOK!

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Grey Stripe Paper Bags | Square Eco Chic Plates | Black Stripe Napkins

Blackboard Pegs | Black Bucket | White Balloons

Yellow Balloons | Black Balloons | Green Balloons

Tip

If you would like to throw a pup party make sure the dogs know one another.

These three all play together regularly so it made for a really chilled afternoon. We until Shelby discovered she was tall enough to eat from the table.

But she was the birthday girl so…

Photographer:

Anna – Wellingtonphotographer.net

Food:

Grace – Sweetbakery.co.nz

Styling:

Mindy – Twigandarrow.com

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Batman Party Inspiration

I thought I would share some inspiration on throwing a Batman Party……….

 

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I have always loved Batman, I have such fond memories of watching the 1960’s tv series with my dad and brother as a child.  Which actually inspired Beau’s Batman 5th birthday party that I threw last year!

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I have curated a Batman Party collection on the website in a black, white and gold colour scheme

PARTY TIP:
When planning a party once you have decided on a party theme choose your colour scheme I usually pick 2-3 colours plus a metallic accent colour like silver or gold.

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Beau's Batman Party Table Setting

Our batman mask doubles as a party table setting decoration and party favor the kids can take home!

Our gold foil letter balloons spell out NA NA NA which was the perfect simple backdrop for this theme

PARTY TIP
If you can set up the table and backdrop the day before the party that gives you a chance to play around with where everything is going to be placed and what food will go on what dish.  Pop a post-it note on the dish of the food that will go on it so if anyone is helping you, you can easily direct them to set up the food on the table.  I have to admit that I actually didn’t plan it out to well for this party I just thought I would wing it so there are so many things I would now tweak.

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Black foil number balloon + black marble balloons work in well for the monochrome colour scheme

A black perspex batman cake topper I had custom made by Love From Seventeen (which is available to hire) made the perfect statement piece for the simple birthday cake I made (sitting on our black milk glass cake stand)

A wee party flatlay of the party items, I loved keeping the colours monotone but working in patterns of the products to keep the table setting interesting.
I used a black stripe napkin paired with a marble hexagon shaped paper plate, mini milk bottles with black chevron paper straws.

I served chicken nuggets and hot chips (Beau’s favourite) in our noodle boxes

In keeping with the marble I made these marble fondant sugar cookies using our batman cookie cutter.
These cookies were actually easy to make, here’s a link to making sugar cookies.  You can make sugar cookies a week in advance (they last for so long and I love being able to make things earlier, the less you have to make the day before right!) and the fondant can be done a couple of days earlier.  Here’s a link to making the marble fondant and you can attach the fondant to the cookie with apricot jam.

Batman Mask

Oreo cookie stack on our small hire black milk glass cake stand

Batman sugar cookies packaged in our long cello bags tied with black 12 ply bakers twine for take home party favors.

PARTY TIP
The sugar cookie batch makes so many cookies, these were a cheap addition to the party favors

Black chevron paper straws in our mini milk bottles for the adults, each child had a bottle on their table setting.

Old fashioned lemonade served in our mason drink dispenser, these dispensers are such a great size and I always pop mine on a whitewash crate (upside down) so there’s enough room to place a cup or bottle underneath without having the dispenser on the edge of a table.

PARTY TIP
I make up homemade lemonade (or a punch without the lemonade) a day before the party and store it in the fridge in recycled plastic bottles so the day of the party I can easily give someone else the job of placing ice and the drinks in the drink dispenser!

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PARTY TIP
Always have food to serve adults, I created this platter of Oreo marshmallow sandwiches, sausage rolls (extras from the kids food) seeded crackers I made with brie and Magnolia Kitchen chocolate macarons.  This platter was placed on our coffee table away from the party table.

BATMAN PARTY SUPPLIES!

PARTY TIP

When planning a party I always start with creating a pinterest pin board, I pin my favourite ideas and products I want to use so I  can see everything together just like creating a mood board and I can link back to ideas like DIY marble fondant closer to the time.  I always find there is some great idea I have forgotten about but its on my pin board to remind me.

BATMAN PARTY PINBOARD!

GET THE LOOK!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Batman Party Supplies
Gold Letter N A N A N A Balloons | Black Marble Balloons

HIRE IT!

 

Batman Party Hire Products

The products featured in Beau’s Batman Party that are available to hire:

Black Small Rococo Cake Stand | Large Black Rococo Cake Stand
Black Small Milk Glass Cake Stand | Black Medium Milk Glass Cake Stand
Mini Milk Bottles | Mason Drink Dispenser | White Petite Sweets Compotes
Children’s Tolix Chairs | Children’s Trestle Tables | Whitewash Crates

Party Styling by Juls Cavanagh

Photography by Nadine Canestri

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

Life is a fiesta!

Here are some ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo……….

Pop Roc Parties Fiesta Bunting

Our Meri Meri Fiesta party garland is the perfect Cinco de Mayo party decoration

Pop Roc Parties Meri Meri Fiesta CupsWe stock matching Meri Meri Fiesta paper cups in the same six colourways

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Meri Meri Fiesta square scallop edge paper plates, perfect for serving up tacos!

Pop Roc Parties Fiesta NapkinsMatchy matchy adorable Fiesta napkins

Cinco de Mayo food ideas………

Here’s some yummy appertiser ideas for Cinco de Mayo party food:

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Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip by Rookie Cookie

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Queso Fundido

Cheesy Queso Fundido (cheesy chorizo dip) by The Suburban Soapbox

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Seven Layer Dip

Visually delicious 7 layer dip by The Girl Who Ate Everything, I think these would look perfect served up in our clear cups.

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Tostada

Tostadas by Somewhat Simple

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Flank Steak Tacos

Flank Steak Tacos by The Garlic Diaries

Pop Roc Parties | Party Blog | Churros

Homemade Churros are so delicious and actually quite easy to make, I think thought would be perfect served up in our Eco Chic Cones

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Mini Choco Tacos by Spoon Fork Bacon

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Pink Senorita

Want an alternative to margaritas to serve your guests?  Try this pretty pink senorita cocktail by Superman Cooks

For more Fiesta party products check out our party collection here and Cinco de Mayo inspiration on Pinterest.

 

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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 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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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!

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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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Woodland Fairy Party – FEATURED PARTY!

I  love woodland parties and combining fairies and the woodland theme is a match made in magical fairyland!

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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!

 

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Pop Roc Parties Blog | Woodland Fairy Party Cupcakes

 

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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

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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.

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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!!)

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Vendors:

CAKE – Made by a friend Alexandra Jones

OUTFITThe Canterbury Playcentre shop

PARTY SUPPLIES:

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

FAIRY GARDEN KITS – pots from Bunnings, fences and trees from Terrific Terrariums on trade me, glass vials from Pop Roc Parties

INVITATION – LuckyPlumStudio on Etsy.

Thanks so much for letting me share Jen xx

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Whitewash Crate Love!

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash crates | stacked with fontOur very popular whitewash crates are back in stock in size small, medium and large (sorry extra large is sold out!)

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Small Medium LargeI have so much love for how versatile these crates are!
I use a small one on my desk for storing paper, pens and other stationary goodies.

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Mini Milk bottles in whitewash crate with flower strawsYou can use them for serving mini milk bottles or drinks at a party

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Strawberry Puff Wreath on Whitewash Crate With Vintage Serving Sliceor at a picnic!

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Cake on Whitewash Crates Beaus Monochrome PartyStack them up to create height on dessert tables

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Small Whitewash Crate Stand | Mary Poppins PartyAfter your party use them around the house or in the children’s rooms

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Easter Whitewash Crate HamperThey make amazing hampers for Easter, Halloween and Christmas!!
And they look lovely stored on a shelf filled with treasures.

Pop Roc Parties | Vans Bunny Easter Cookies in Whitewash Crate

Bunny cookies by Van’s Cakes

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crate with Christmas GiftsYou can also use them to serve food!

Pop Roc Parties | Whitewash Crates Love | Small Crate with Orzo Salad ConesI hope you love all these crate storage ideas!

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