What You Need to Throw an AMAZING Mermaid Party!

Mermaid kisses + starfish wishes!


Pop Roc Parties | Mermaid Party Supplies

As soon as the new Meri Meri ‘Let’s Be Mermaids’ products arrived I was instantly inspired!

Pop Roc Parties Mermaid Party Supplies | Pastel Pinwheel DecorationsMeri Meri Pastel pinwheel decorations

Fill our nude jumbo balloons with Sunday’s mint tissue confetti

Pop Roc Parties Mermaid Party Supplies | Mint Tissue Confetti

Pop Roc Parties Mermaid Party Supplies| Let's Be Mermaids Cake Toppers

Stunning Meri Meri Let’s be mermaids cake toppers

If you are looking for some inspiration on throwing your daughter a birthday party, a Mermaid party is super cool!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party Table SettingImage by For Just One Day

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Silver Scallop Cups

Meri Meri Silver foil scallop paper cups

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Lets Be Mermaids Shell Plates

Meri Meri Let’s Be Mermaids shell plates

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Lets Be Mermaids Shell Napkins

Meri Meri Lets Be Mermaids shell napkins

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party Supplies | Mermaid Straw Mix

Pretty Mermaid party straw mix

I love the mix of lavender, mint and teal with silver accents for the colour scheme.
We have a created a our own special mermaid straw mix and mermaid balloon mix to work in with these colours!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Styled by Royale Ziegler of But First, Party!Styled by Royale Ziegler of But First, Party!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Styled by Royale Ziegler of But First, Party!

Pop Roc Parties | Mermaid Party | Silver Foil Straws

Silver foil paper straws

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Mermaid Balloon Mix

We had a very cool customer request us to create a balloon pack for a Mermaid party so we created this Mermaid latex balloon mix of teal, lavender and silver plain balloons with a accent of blue marble which I think makes it pretty special!  You will notice these colours are shown all through the products in our Mermaid party collection.

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Yay Script Balloon

Northstar silver ‘yay’ script balloon

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Blue Marble Balloons


Blue marble latex balloons

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Mermaid Party | Mermaid Table Setting

My friend Kate threw her daughter Greer a Mermaid party last year using our mint marble plates, lavender napkins, silver scallop cups, lavender solid sweet spotted straws and silver foil straws.

But check out the amazing edible table centrepiece, featuring biscuit crumbs, meringue shells, eclair clams, starfish cookies, sprinkled white chocolate slabs and sugar pearls!

Mermaid Party Supplies | Pop Roc Parties













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!


Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Party
The idea was the brainchild of the photographer and golden retrievers ‘Shelby’s’ mum Anna Munro.
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Table
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.
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Cake
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Food
They asked me to style it and I think I said YES!!!!
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Popcorn
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Party Plates
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Drinks
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Pupcakes
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Toys
Quiet loudly with the excitement of getting to work with some very cute dogs.
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Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Pup Feast
I was inspired by the gender neutral colors of grassy green bright tennis ball green black and white.
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Treats
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Goodies
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Pups
Grace of Sweet bakery and Cakery made beautiful completely pet edible deserts that the dogs when crazy for.
Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pups 1st Birthday Cake Testing

I sourced goods and materials from:

Stables Imports – Dog Pillows

Pop Roc PartiesBalloons

KmartDog Treats Poop Bags

BunningsFaux Grass

I handmade the coffee sack bow tie collars


Pop Roc Parties Blog | Pup Party Get The Look

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

Blackboard Pegs | Black Bucket | White Balloons

Yellow Balloons | Black Balloons | Green Balloons


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…


Anna – Wellingtonphotographer.net


Grace – Sweetbakery.co.nz


Mindy – Twigandarrow.com










Batman Party Inspiration

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


Pop Roc Parties Blog | Beau's Batman Party Table

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!

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

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Beau's Batman Party Set Up

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

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

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.

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Batman Party Balloons

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.

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.

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!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Batman Party Food Platter

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.



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.



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



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












Party Decorations

We can help you create an amazing party with our range of party decorations………

You may of noticed how popular party decorations are becoming
Party Balloons have become a real statement piece to decorating a party and having birthday photos.
Most party decorations we sell are also being reused in children’s bedrooms

White Latex Balloons used a balloon garland and I used jasmine from the garden, you can use our willow or ivy garlands for the same effect | Gold Triangle Garland | Unicorn Garland from Love From Seventeen

Pop Roc Parties Unicorn Bubbles

Gold Foil Number Balloons | Unicorn Bubbles

Pop Roc Parties Gold Love Garland

Pop Roc Parties Garlands

Meri Meri Fiesta Bunting | Gold Glitter Pennant Letters spelt out as love!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Sophias Swan Lake Party

Gold Glitter Letter Pennants (used as a Sophia garland) which now hangs in Sophia’s bedroom | Silver Foil Number Balloon

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cake & Happy Birthday Garland

Meri Meri All Wrapped Up Happy Birthday Garland + birthday cake by Little & Loved


Decorating a birthday party can be as simple as a garland hanging behind the party table or a foil number balloon filled with helium!

We have an amazing range of party decorations curated so you can be creative with how you express yourself through your party and budget!

My MUST HAVE party decorations would be a foil number balloon + willow garland!

PARTY TIP: I buy a helium tank from the warehouse (keep an eye out for when they go on sale) and fill my balloons up at home!  A $50 tank easily fills a number balloon and several latex balloons and can be stashed away for another party!  One tank will only fill two jumbo balloons!  You can also hire larger helium tanks from balloon shops if you have lots of balloons to fill.






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!

Cactus Part Tableware | Pop Roc Parties

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.





























Stella & Spencer’s Party

Stella & Spencer’s Combined Birthday Party……


Stella & Spencers Party Invitation | Pop Roc Parties

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



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.

Stella & Spencer's Farmers Market Party | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Stella's S pinata | Pop Roc Parties Blog

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.

Stella & Spencers Party Favors | Pop Roc Parties Blog

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.

Yay Balloon | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Yay Balloon

Stellas Party Crown | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Stella & Spencer's Party Flowers | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Do you have a tip to share from your event?

Plan early to take advantage of specials.

Stella & Spencers Table | Pop Roc Parties Blog

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

Stella & Spencer's Party Table | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Straws | Wooden Spoons | Noodle Boxes

Natural Ivy | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Stella's Cake | Pop Roc Parties Blog

Spencers Birthday Cake | Pop Roc Parties Blog

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









Gold Foil Edit!

You may have noticed I do love me a bit of GOLD FOIL!!!

Silver foil is good too but gold takes the cake!

Here is our gold foil edit products available…..

Pop Roc Parties|Gold Foil Edit |YAY Letter BalloonsI’m so excited to stock these gold letter balloons, these balloon letters are also available in silver and are sold individually so you can spell out whatever you feel like!

Pop Roc Parties|Gold Foil Edit |EAT CAKE Gold Balloons(Image from Catch My Party)

They also have tabs at the top of the balloons so you can thread them together like a garland!

There’s no need to fill them with helium, each balloon comes with a straw you can use to inflate the balloon with air!

Pop Roc Parties|Gold Foil Edit |Gold Foil Mini BalloonsOur gold number balloons also come in silver and black!

These balloons are one of our best sellers!

Pop Roc Parties|Gold Foil Edit | Gold Number 1 Foil BalloonWe have them in a mini option which are not helium quality or a bigger version which is helium quality

Pop Roc Parties|Gold Foil Edit |Gold Tassel Balloon WeightWhat drink wouldn’t look glam without our gold straws

Pop Roc Parties Gold Foil Chevron Straws Close UpAvailable in solid gold, gold stripe, gold stars and gold chevron!

Pop Roc Parties Gold Foil Solid Straws Close UpPop Roc Parties Cocktail Party Flatlay 2015

Pop Roc Parties Gold Foil Stripe Straws in Claybird Ceramic CupPop Roc Parties Gold Foil Star StrawsGold polka dot favor bags are perfect for gift wrapping and party favors!

Pop Roc Parties Gold Foil Polka Dot Paper BagsPop Roc Parties Meri Meri Gold Foil Star Tableware CollageMeri Meri classic gold star tableware productsPop Roc Parties Gold Stripe Plates and Gold Scallop Edge CupsCelebrating shapes with Meri Meri delicious gold stripe hexagon plates and gold scallop edge cups

Pop Roc Parties Goddess Range StyledModern goddess gold triangle garland