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!

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The Latest Meri Meri Drop!

Pop Roc Parties | Meri Meri Unicorn Garland | Unicorn Party Decorations

The most coveted party supplies by Meri Meri have arrived!  This includes the popular sold out styles and NEW products!

Pop Roc Parties | Meri Meri Typographic Tableware

This new typographic tableware collection comes in gelato mixed colours of yellow, lavender, peach and blue with a rose gold accent paper cups, plates and napkins.  I love how this range can be easily mixed with other Meri Meri products we have online!


Pop Roc Parties | Meri Meri Pastel Pinwheels


Pastel Pinwheels

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Let's Be Mermaids

Meri Meri Scallop Shell Plates | Let’s Be Mermaids Cake Toppers | Scallop Shell Napkins

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Abstract Liberty Party Supplies

Liberty Abstract Betsy Cups | Plates | Napkins
This range is my favourite, I love the subtle detail with the gold accent and fine pattern!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Liberty Party Supplies

Another new addition to the Meri Meri liberty floral range is this ‘assorted liberty’ collection which comes in a variety of prints per pack of cups, plates and napkins.  Its perfect for a floral lover who wants it all!


Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Liberty Party Supplies

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Liberty Cake Flags

Liberty Happy Birthday Cake Toppers

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Happy Birthday Garland

Liberty Betsy Happy Birthday Garland

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Meri Meri Palm Leaf Plates

Amazing shaped Palm Leaf Plates
Perfect for fairy, garden and dinosaur parties!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cactus Party Supplies

Cactus Cups | Plates | Napkins

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Camping Party Supplies

Let’s Explore Cups | Bear Shaped Plates | Bear Shaped Napkins | Cake Toppers | Garland
This range is incredibly cute, I know the bear plates and napkins are going to fly out the door!
Perfect for a camping, outdoors and pow wow party!


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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












How To Style Latex Balloons

I’m sharing some of my favourite ways to style latex balloons………

Latex balloons have been a party essential forever!
Not only are they a cheap party decoration they can be styled in so many amazing ways.

Black marble balloons + black latex balloons styled as a bunch and tied at different heights with fishing line onto a balloon weight.

Latex balloons can be filled with air or helium.
Sophia modelling her birthday balloons – a bunch of gold and white latex balloons by Kathleen.

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 foil 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.

Style latex balloons in bunches with a number foil balloon for a real statement or have a bunch on either side of table to balance the table visually.
(We have more black number balloons arriving in the next week)

I love how the black latex balloons are matt black, they look so cool with our gold number balloons!

For creating these Halloween balloons I wrote on our black balloons with a blackboard pen.

Decorate latex balloons with stickers.

I used vinyl wall stickers to decorate these pink latex balloons for Sophia’s Ice cream party.

Using balloon sticks instead of helium is a cheaper alternative and it also makes great party favors that children can take home their own party balloon!

Create a balloon number shape backdrop for a birthday party table.
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Create  a simple balloon tail for jumbo balloons like Tarryn made for her sons party out of fresh greenery or our willow garlands.

I made these pretty glitter feather balloon tails for Sophia’s Swan Lake Party, you can find the tutorial on the blog.

We stock marble balloon packs in three colour ways: pink, blue and black.

We sell standard sized 30cm helium quality balloons in plain colours: nude, white, pink, red, orange, yellow, lavender, purple, blue, teal, green, black, silver and gold packs.

And nude, white, pink, blue, black, silver and gold jumbo balloons.

Nude standard and jumbo balloons are perfect for filling with our tissue confetti, anything heavier weighs down the helium.

PARTY TIP: Use a funnel to fill nude balloons with confetti, gently fit the neck of the balloon around the funnel and gently push the confetti through with a pen or pencil (I like to use the rubber end of a pencil)  When filling the balloon with helium do so slowly.

Here’s a guideline for filling balloons with helium.

If you are doing a baby shower gender reveal use our black jumbo balloons and the pink or mint tissue confetti to reveal your babies sex.

Tie nude helium balloons filled with confetti to chairs.

Create a balloon garland, here’s a simple video DIY tutorial by classy clutter.


PARTY TIP If your hubby has a compressor its quicker to fill them up instead of blowing them up by mouth.  If filling with helium make sure you fill them the day of the event
Using balloon weights is the perfect way to weigh down your helium balloons so they don’t float away!

Just to note, all balloons are temperamental and delicate they can be affected by heat.  When inflating balloons be careful not to tear the neck of the balloon, fill them too fast or too big.


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.





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

Pop Roc Parties Meri Meri Fiesta Plates

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:

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip

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

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Cinco de Mayo | Mini Choco Taco

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.







Easter Table

Celebrating Easter with a special Easter table…….

This year I set up this simple little Easter table setting for the children which is what I will set up again on Easter Sunday for a special cooked breakfast after the Easter Egg hunt.

I seriously can’t believe how fast Easter has come around this year!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Supplies

Easter to me is always so special, I look forward to the change of season and a really nice chunk of time to spend as a family!  We have created some Easter family traditions that the children really look forward too!

They dont need to be over complicated, but just something special to your family!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Hamper Supplies

I don’t buy the kids a lot of Easter Eggs instead they get a Easter Hamper (whitewash crates are due to arrive today) on Good Friday with a chocolate bunny and then get the mini eggs on Sunday in the Easter Egg hunt!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Party Supplies

A fun activity for the kids is writing a letter to the Easter bunny

Pop Roc Parties Easter Party Supplies

Meri Meri Easter Egg Plate, bunny napkins made from our lavender paper napkins, bunny cups, straws, hip hop hooray napkins styled for a Easter table setting

Pop Roc Parties Bunny Bags

Easter Bunny Bags using our Large Kraft Gusset Bags + Jute String, fill with popcorn or other treats

Pop Roc Parties Bunny Cup

Adorable Easter Bunny Cups + Rose Gold Straws

Pop Roc Parties Easter Plate

Meri Meri Easter Plates

Pop Roc Parties Easter Napkins

Meri Meri Easter Hip Hop Hooray Napkins with beautiful gold foil detailing complete a Easter table place setting.

Pop Roc Parties Easter Bucket

Buckets filled with Easter Eggs + Willow Garland as a Easter table decoration.

Pop Roc Parties Easter Table

Meri Meri Easter Cake Toppers in a pail of popcorn (and re-use as a cake topper on a carrot cake) is such a cute way to serve the kids food and a great Easter table centrepiece!

Pop Roc Parties Happy Easter Table

What I love about the Meri Meri Easter products is they are such amazing quality, the Happy Easter garland can be re-used every year and stored away in its cute packaged box, the cake toppers can be wiped cleaned and re-used, you can even slip off the bunny cup sleeves to re-use next Easter with a plain paper cup and the Easter Egg Kit is perfect for re-using!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Egg Hunt

Super cute Meri Meri Easter Egg Hunt kits!

Pop Roc Parties Easter Egg Hunt

Our mini buckets for collecting eggs.

Pop Roc Parties Easter Garland

Meri Meri liberty Easter garland

Pop Roc Parties Green Liberty Party Supplies

Another great range for setting a Easter table is this beautiful  Meri Meri Liberty green tableware