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!

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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.

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.

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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!

Pop Roc Parties Blog | Batman Party Food Platter

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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5 TIPS FOR THROWING THE PERFECT BABY SHOWER!

Baby Shower Planning Tips With Global Baby…………

 

Pop Roc Parties Blog Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

The lovely Anita from Global Baby asked me to share some tips on throwing a perfect baby shower on her blog so I thought I would share them with you too:

I love throwing parties and pregnant Mummas are always a great excuse to celebrate! I actually had a baby shower for each of my three pregnancies and I have to admit things had changed a lot in those five years!

Here are some of my top tips to throwing a gorgeous wee baby shower for that special Mumma to be……….

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1 – Plan a theme

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Most parties are put together well but having a theme and colours to follow, it makes it easier to narrow down choices and fine tune the aesthetic you are aiming for/wanting.  Always keep in mind what you think the mother to be would love.

My favourite baby shower themes are:

Milk & Cookies

Garden Party 

Donut Party

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

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2- Invitations

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Invitations are always the beginning of planning and they should always match the party theme in some way or another (colours, patterns or theme). If you would like to create your own you can do so on Photoshop,  Canva  which has loads of free layouts, and it’s easy to use. Once you’ve chosen your theme it’ll be a lot easier to select an invitation template in Canva, this gives your event consistency, and gives your guests a hint about what to expect on the day. Another great free design site is Picmonkey.

Otherwise Etsy offers a amazing range of printable invites which you can get cheaply printed at Warehouse stationery or your local print shop.

3 – Food

Throwing a baby shower in the afternoon allows you most of the day to prepare and means you can serve easy appetisers.  Grazing platters are so on trend at the moment and I have to admit I love them!

Pop Roc Parties Blog Baby Shower Food Ideas
Food ideas:

-mini savory muffins with a slice of cream cheese slotted on top
-cheese and crackers with relishes (assortment of hard cheeses is a good idea)
-macarons or mini cookies
-mini pizza pinwheels
-About to POP popcorn in cello bags as single servings
-mini servings of granola, yoghurt and berries
-bliss balls or raw slices
-mini cupcakes

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4 – Games

Party games are fun, but you can have too much of a good thing, plus you want to give the guests a chance to talk to each other too.

-Guess the baby stats
-Pin the dummy on the baby
-Advice for the mum to be cards
-Guess the baby food

5 – Thank-you cards

It’s always nice to send out thank-you cards after the event, and trust me, even if you’re tired and pregnant, it’s still much easier if you get them out before the baby arrives!

You can use the same template for your thank-you cards that you used for your invitations.

Pop Roc Parties Thank You Stickers

For all your baby shower party supplies you can shop our range here and for party inspiration check out our baby shower pinterest board

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Gift Registry

If you’re planning an upcoming baby shower make sure you check out Global Baby’s new Guest Registry function on their website.

It makes it so easy for the host/mum to be to set up for all those items they need, and saves on all those double ups and makes it stress free for the guests to buy a fabulous gift.

Here are some of the most popular items on Global Baby’s gift registries right now:

Pop Roc Parties Blog Baby Shower Gift Idea

Bugaboo + Storksak Leather Nappy Bag 

Pop Roc Parties Blog Baby Shower Book Gift Idea

You Simply Can’t Spoil a Newborn book by Dorothy Waide

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Chekoh Original Wrap

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Sleep Tight Baby – The Legs Out Swaddle

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