2021-10-20

Summer Chirstmas Party

Summer Chirstmas Party

 

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? 

Sunburn sting, ice blocks glistening. The beautiful sight of braai fires alight. Strolling through a summer wonderland. Pour the Sav in the sunshine, serve the pav up at lunchtime. Pop the bubbles for Nan, pineapples on ham. Strolling through a summer wonderland. Way down here, Christmas landmarks are summer flowers and funny tan marks. We're happy and bright, not a snowman in sight. Strolling through a summer wonderland. Thank you to Ronan Keating for finally giving us a Christmas song for the Southern Hemisphere!

Summer Christmas Party Theme

Yet even though we have Christmas Parties in summer, many of us still make use of the more “traditional” European Christmas decorations; or you can use them in a more contemporary way, that is appropriate to our climate. The focus of any Christmas décor is the tree, and whether you are decorating with handmade popcorn strings, paper chains and toilet roll angels that your kids have make at school, or you have ornaments handed down from generation to generation, or maybe you have some funky contemporary crafty ornaments, like wooden peg reindeer, all Christmas lovers get a tingle at the sight of a gorgeous tree. We may not all have the room for a huge tree, so we offer plastic trees from 60-180cm, to suit everyone – and research has shown that if you re-use your tree for several years, it will have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a new fresh tree every year.

Summer Christmas Party Theme and Decorations

Gold tinsel is synonymous with Christmas, and we offer dense 2m strands, in red, silver, green and gold, to use on your tree, or simply drape over tables, wall units etc. Speaking of wall units, you can fill them with a variety of Christmas snow globes in various sizes and designs – sure to delight young and old. Don’t forget to hang your stockings for Santa to fill with all sorts of goodies, such as delicious foil wrapped tiny chocolate Santa’s and bells, or stunning Christmas themed chocolate slabs, with messages in both English and Afrikaans.

We also stock inflatable Santa’s, and Santa suits, Christmas aprons, Christmas themed foil balloons, stunning clear bobo balloons with led lights and Christmas stickers, along with a range of Christmas hats and head boppers will add some glamour and fun to any Christmas party. And if you are too busy shopping for gifts to bake your Christmas cake, don’t forget that we offer a rich traditional fruit cake (no nuts or alcohol, just in case), that can be decorated with a Christmas theme, just for you!

2021-10-20

Graduation Day Party

Graduation Day Party

It's Graduation Day! Throw Your Cap

Graduation is the act of receiving a diploma or degree from a school, college, or university; or a ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are given out, we have all seen the movie scenes of graduating classes lining up in their black gowns and then throwing their caps up in the air once the ceremony is complete. Our graduation day party accessories includes your very own grad cap to throw.

Graduation ceremonies are no longer solely the province of high school or university, but occur throughout one’s school career, from Grade R onwards, and each stage of progression often includes some form of graduation ceremony. For that killer graduation after party once all the studying and exams are done, a personalised graduation banner, with cap and scroll image, a photo of the graduate, and a message is just the thing – all your friends and family can write messages or sign on the banner as an awesome way of memorialising the event. 

For the pre-school graduation concert, the banner can be used to welcome parents and guests or congratulate the graduating class. To help you celebrate, we have a generic 45cm foil graduation balloon, or we can offer you bobo balloons with stickers of a Graduation Cap, “Veels Geluk” or Congrats, with your name and year, either as a single balloon, or as part of a stunning balloon bouquet.  Add some latex helium balloons, and graduation swirls, and the stage is set for you to launch out into your chosen career, and take the world by storm! Don’t forget a stunning Graduation themed cake – you’ve worked hard, and deserve a special treat – worry about the diet when you start your dream job.

2021-10-20

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Happy 2022!

New Year’s Eve! A sense of anticipation fills the air. A new year is about to dawn. New opportunities. New resolutions. New adventures. A fresh start.

Tonga, in the South Pacific Ocean is one of the first to celebrate the New Year, and with the 24 hour time difference to American Samoa, in the south central Pacific Ocean, which is one of the last, this world-wide event is, for all intents and purposes, celebrated for about a day and a half, from one end of the world to the other.

In many countries, New Year’s Eve Parties are synonymous with large parties, balloon drops, champagne and dancing. Whether you are having a small get together at home, or a larger event in a public place (suitably socially distanced and masked, of course!), we have décor for you! Paper cups, plates and serviettes declaring Happy New Year are ideal for your home party! Add some hanging swirls, paper fans, tassels, and bunting for a super festive feel. Giant 2022 balloons with “2022”, in gold, silver, pink, blue and rose gold are an obvious choice, and will really stand out against a backdrop of black door curtains!

New Years Balloons add glam to any event, small or large, we have a super range of latex balloons in all sorts of colours – standard, metallic or even chrome. Foil star or round balloons in gold, silver, and rose gold. Clear bobo balloons filled with glitter or decorated with LED lights for a truly magical effect. And whether these are put together in a stunning bouquet, simple bunches, or even just loose and floating up against the ceiling, they are sure to make a huge impression. 

And of course, what would NYE be without giant sparklers to wave, and poppers or streamers to throw over everyone as the clock strikes 12, and everyone starts to sing the ubiquitous Auld Lang Syne?

2021-10-20

Soccer Party Theme

Soccer Party Theme

Soccer Themed Kids Party

South Africa is all about sports, and whether you are supporting our local boys or one of the large international teams, soccer is a firm favourite. Let us help you score some big goals with your soccer fan, whatever their age, and give you some Supa ideas for a soccer themed party.

Start with a banner supporting the team of your choice, with a personalised message, with a UEFA or Premier League trophy, player cut-out silhouettes and some soccer ball balloon bouquets will set the field. Don’t forget the soccer ball pinata for some smashing fun and games.

All that running around, dribbling and pinata bashing makes the players hungry, so a table of goodies will definitely be a star attraction. A grass look tablecloth, with soccer ball plates, cups and napkins, black and white ball pattern bunting, and a soccer themed flag, and add some hanging swirls with balls at the ends for effect. Plain black, white and green balloons, bunting, streamers and tassels will add some fun.

Good snacks for soccer players are fresh fruit and veggies, or whatever snacks your star player prefers, but remember to add a delicious soccer themed cake, or even a cupcake display for a bit of energy-giving sugar. Send your worn out away-team off with a party box with soccer themed stickers, crammed with “padkos” for the trip home

2021-10-20

Wild West Party Theme

Wild West Party Theme

Party in the Wild West

Whether it’s a Wild West Cowboy hoe-down for your little one, a more Ace-high (upscale) shindig for the old folks, or even a barn-dance, a Western themed party is always a great hog-killin’ time (that’s having a great time for you city-slickers), and you don’t want to arrange all this with just a lick and a promise. 

Best you get a wiggle on down to our “General Store” (ie, hurry to our party shop) an’ git yourselves some clobber! A western banner to welcome your guests, and saloon door cover, with some Western themed cut-outs to place around the perimeter – cactus, a coach, cowboys on horses, and standing around, horseshoes, a cowgirl, horses, townsfolk, will really set the scene. 

Get some straw bales to place around for seating and ambience or strew it over the “barn” floor. And for those wanna-be Billy the Kids, or Annie Oakleys, dust off your best bib and tucker (aka your “good” denims and plaid shirt), shine up your boots, an’ don’t forget the obligatory hat, shooting iron (aka gun) and spurs, bandanas, Sherriff badges, cowboy vests, rope. We’ll give ya fair shake (fair trade)

Dress up like a cowboy, out on the range all day, herding cows and chasing rustlers. Best you tell Cookie to make his Jack (hit the target) and rustle up a pretty tasty feast from the chuck wagon for when they return. A giant haybale works as a make shift table – so cover one with a straw look table cloth, with Sherriff themed cups, plates and serviettes to be piled with all that delicious grub by your hungry posse. 

Let Cookie get a bee in his/her bonnet with these suggestions to  make Simon pure (certain) that your guests head for home full as a tick (having had plenty to eat) but hopefully not too roostered (drunk). Buffalo burgers, corn chips and whiskey (ginger beer or iced tea for the younger cow-folk) corn on the cob, bean-dip, biscuits, biltong, dried fruit, bacon and coffee. Best you don’t forget the cow-dung cupcakes (chocolate swirl of course)  and Calf-Slobber (meringue) pie for dessert.

2021-10-13

How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Halloween is Pumpkin Carving time!

In America, the season is Fall, or Autumn, as we know it, and pumpkins are in season. Halloween pumpkins, or Jack-o-Lanterns, originated in Ireland, and were originally used to ward of evil spirits on All Hallows Eve. If you are feeling adventurous, and want to try your hand at carving your very own Jack-Lantern pumpkin this Halloween, here are a few tips for picking your pumpkin, and how to carve it safely

First of all, you need a reasonably large pumpkin, firm, with no soft spots, a relatively flat front and overall smooth surface, with few nicks or cuts, and preferably not too heavy. Once you have selected your pumpkin, it is time to start carving. You need to work in a well lit area, on a stable work surface, and with a small, sharp knife – a paring knife would probably be best. The first step is to create a lid, by cutting a zigzag pattern all around the top of the pumpkin, at a 45° angle.

Then you will need a spoon to scoop out the inside of the pumpkin and throw out all the pips. If you decide to thin out the wall of your pumpkin, you can keep the pulp and cook it, maybe a nice pumpkin bredie. Draw your Jack-o-Lantern face on a piece of paper, and trace it on to your pumpkin, using a marker pen. Using slow, gentle cuts, that are straight up and down, not at an angle, cut out your face pattern on the front of your pumpkin. And finally, add your tea light candle, or a set of battery operated LED lights, and replace the lid. And there you have it – your very own Jack-o-Lantern to display outside your front door, or dotted around the garden for your Halloween party.

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