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A few easy to make Christmas theme drinks, desserts and table decorations will create an impressive impact for any Christmas party or family Christmas dinner. Create your own Christmas theme drinks, desserts & party food Balloon Table Runners - Use Small 12cm Latex Balloons, Balloon Decorating Strip, Balloon Glue Dots, Balloon Hand Pump, Pine Cones, Candy Canes, Faux Greenery and Cherries to create your own Christmas theme table runner. DIY Balloon Garlands DIY Balloon Christmas Treesread more
DIY Balloon Garlands - Making your own unique balloon garland for any occasion is much easier than you may think. All you need is some small and large Latex Balloons, Balloon Decorating Strip that has holes to put the knot of the balloon through and either an electric or Hand Balloon Pump. Ginger Ray - These stunning designer & innovative decorations specialise in botanical, metallic gold & metallic rose gold tones for Baby Showers, Hens Parties, Bridal Showers and Weddings Bubbles & Bowties - After the year we've had we deserve to celebrate big. A great theme for any celebration is a Bubbles & Bowties theme party where you're able to showcase a variety of Champagne, Prosecco, Sparkling Wine and Mineral Water for your guests. Ask guests to wear a bow-tie or hand out bow-ties on arrival in a variety of colours. We offer a huge range of champagne themed party supplies including wall decorations, easels, buffet decorating kits and balloons. Finally, add lots of fairy lights & candles for a sophisticated sparkly touch. Metallic Balloons - This year these gram worthy balloons are taking party balloons to the next level. Available in large round Metallic Orbz Balloons & Metallic Reflex Latex Balloons Around the World - Everyone knows how much Aussies love to travel, so lots are missing travelling the world. This is a safe way your guests can travel the globe in one night. Decorations from around the World include landmarks such as Eiffel Tower from Paris , Beefeaters & London Buses & Big Ben from the UK , Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam and the famous New York Yellow Cabs from USA, along with hanging Asian Dragons , table-ware from all over the World and much more. You could even re-create your own German Oktoberfest . Complete your themed room with food stations set up to sample the tastiest treats from various regions of the World - Pimms & Strawberries & Cream from London, Pizza from Italy, Tacos & Nacos from Mexico, Thai curries, a BBQ in Australia. You are only limited by your imagination.read more
Keep everyone entertained at home with our Games for all ages both indoor & outdoor. There's also D.I.Y. Crafts & Activity Kits and Dress-up Costumes & Accessories. Our massive range is perfect for parties, also for bored children at home during school holidays, and for adults during isolation. Click on the image below to view all our productsread more
Decorating can be fun and quick with simple ideas to create a great impact. We also show some amazing balloon creations if you want to go all-out and have plenty of time. Transform your party space into Bikini Bottom Covering walls with re-usable plastic Scene Setters is a great place to start. They also make amazing backdrops for party photos with all the Spongebob fans. Depending on the amount of wall space you have, there's a few options. Ocean & Coral Scene Kit and Ocean Scene Setter and Ocean Floor Border . Use Crepe Streamers , Paper Lanterns and Balloons to create an Under Sea Backdrop, Jellyfish and Bubbles Party Food Ideas Balloon Decorations Party Host Not only can the birthday child dress up as their favourite character, but so can the person hosting the party. We offer SpongeBob and Patrick Costumes for Adults and boys and girls. VIEW all our Spongebob SquarePants decorations, balloons, tableware and gamesread more
It's easy to create an impact with Graduation party food. So many foods can be rolled then tied with a ribbon to look like Diplomas There's so many ways you can play on words to create your own themed Graduation Dessert / Lolly Station. Below are a few examples to get you started.read more
Are you looking for more than just Hawaiian Shirts and hula skirts? Our Parties In Packages party guide is provided to help you "create an atmosphere". As the party host, it will be your job to co-ordinate the events leading up to the big day and to also make sure things run smoothly on the day. Your objective or mission is to throw a fun and exciting party that holds special memories for all that attend. Are you ready to start preparing for your party? The Invites There are a few important decisions to be made before you send out your invitations... Invitation Theming - sprinkle some silk flower petails or hibiscus scatter into the envelope for a bit of fun. You could also add a lei and ask guests to ewear it along with their best Hawaiian outfit to start the party off with lots of colour and fun. You can even create a more personalised invitation by taking your photo in the Hula Girl or Surfer Dude Photo Op Prop and use that as one side of your invitation. Date - It's a good idea to check the proposed date and time with 'key' friends before committin. Time - It is important to stte a starting time on the invitations. You may also wish to state a finishing time, especially if the event is held at a hired venue. Also leave plenty of time to send out the invitations. Location - You have a couple of basic choices with the most popular being 'home' where you'll have plenty of time to set up and have all your supplies close at hand. The obvious disadvantage is, cleaning the house before and after the party, possible damage and space limitations. Remember to include on the invitation anything you may wish the guests to provide such as alcohol. I fyou plan on providing alcohol, make sure to add a footnote that guests should arrange alternative transport home, rather than drive. You have to enjoy the party too! The golden rule for the party host is, don't try and do everything on your own. Arrange for friends to help with the food and serving at the event. Alternatively you may choose to hire wait staff or have the whole event catered, allowing you to enjoy the celebration as much as everyone else. The Ambience Choosing an outdoor location with a lot of greenery and sand is preferable for a Luau. If your outdoor area is lacking in these areas you could hire palm trees and have sand delivered to the location for a great effect. The cheapest and most effective way to decorate the party area is by using beach towels as table covers, umbrellas, old fishing nets, hammocks. You could use leaves from banana palms to decorate the food tables and place pineapples, coconuts, watermelons and other fruits around the table to create a tropical theme. Then hang hula skirts around the edges of the tables. If your budget doesn't allow for hula skirts, silk flower leis and headdress for each guest, make sure it does cover the wait staff. Advise partygoers to attend in traditional attire such as Hawaiian shirts and shorts, sarongs & bikini tops and flip flops. As each guest arrives have the costumed staff at the front door with a lei and a welcome cocktail for each guest. The Entertainment What's a Luau without a Hawaiian band complete with hula dancers. By hiring a themed band, not only will you be supplied with great songs all night but you can also learn how to hula from the experts. To bring out the adventurous side in your guests you could hire a Mechanical Surf Rider, which is a fantastic simulation of real surfing. Party games are a great way for guests to get to know each other better and get everyone into the party spirit. Everyone should remember the Limbo and this game will provide loads of laughs for all. Hula Hoops are also entertaining and you could have group competitions to see who can swivel their hoop for the longest. Food & Drinks What better way to celebrate a Luau than with a spit roast or Hungi. Look in your local Yellow Pages or Google for companies that provide spit roasts or you could make your own Hungi at home. Dessert can be made easy with platters of fruit. The most appropriate way to serve beverages is in cut-out pineapples, coconuts, watermelons and decorating with straws, drink umbrellas and cocktail animals plus lots of fruit. Or you can substitute with plastic coconut cups. The Check-list * Pick party date and time * Purchase your invitations and decorations * Decide on the entertainment * Plan a menu and go shopping * Arrange for help on the party day * Write out final schedule * Get an exact guest count * Purchase final party supplies if necessary, party food, ice and other incidentals * Charge the camera or phone Lastly, remember that mishaps may occur so keep your sense of humour, even if not every aspect of the party goes off as planned. The most important part is to relax, take a breath and try to enjoy the party as much as your guests.read more
Your objective is to throw a fun and exciting party that holds special memories for all that attend. Are you ready to start preparing for your party? Okay, let’s get started with some suggestions to help relieve the stress. Our parties in packages party guide has been provided to help you “create an atmosphere”. As the party host, it will be your job to the invites There are a few important decisions to be made before you send out your invitations. Date - It’s a good idea to check the proposed date and time with “key” friends before committing. Time - It is important to state a starting time on the invitations. You may also wish to state a finishing time, especially if the event is held at a hired venue. Location - You have a couple of basic choices with the most popular being “home” where you’ll have plenty of time to set-up and have all your supplies close at hand. The obvious disadvantage is, cleaning the house before and after the party, possible damage and space limitations. Invitation Details - Remember to include on the invitation anything you may wish the guest to provide such as alcohol or a themed costume. If you plan on providing alcohol, make sure to add a footnote that guests should arrange alternative transport home, rather than driving. When sending out invitations, allow plenty of time. The golden rule for the party host is, don’t try and do everything on your own. Arrange for friends to help with the food and serving at the event. Alternatively you may choose to hire wait staff or have the whole event catered, allowing you to enjoy the celebration as much as everyone else. the ambience Choosing a location where load music can be played is a necessity. Outdoors is best suited so that you can string up lots of colourful lighting and lanterns in traditional style. The cheapest and most effective way to decorate the party area is by hanging up strips of brightly coloured material or old sheets. Also striped beach towels can make great table covers. Decorate the food tables with potted cactus and fresh chilli’s, bags of corn chips and lots of salsa. Another idea is old bottles of Tequila and Tabasco sauce. Then dig through your junk cupboard for old sombreros to hang from the ceiling. If your budget doesn’t allow for poncho’s and hats for each guest, make sure it does cover your wait staff, then ask partygoers to attend in traditional attire. As each guest arrives have the costumed wait staff at the front door offering each guest a welcome cocktail. Idea’s for the Senorita’s include free-flowing skirts with scarves and flowers for hair. And for Senior’s pinstriped suits with Panama hats or bright shirts with white or black suit pants. Top it off with a pair of two-tone winklepickers. the entertainment What’s a Latin Fiesta without loud music and lot’s of colour. You could hire a couple of Latin dancers from your local dance school to provide a demonstration and then even have the guests join in to learn how to tango from the experts. Another option is to hire a Latin band offering great music as well as lively entertainment. it’s party time Party games are a great way for guests to get to know each other better and get everyone into the party spirit. No Latin Fiesta party would be complete without a piñata. In Latin America, piñatas were traditionally used to entertain children at most festive occasions. In Mexico, the word “piñata” actually means party. Piñatas have become a vibrant part of American culture, used as festive decorations or in the traditional party game sense for all ages and add zest to any celebration. To bring out the adventurous side in your guests you could hire a Mechanical Bucking Bull, which is a fantastic simulation of real bull riding. Most companies provide padding and require and area of approx. 5m x 5m x 3.5m high. the eats In Latin America everything is hot & spicy and tapas is the most popular form of serving food. A great alternative to making your cocktails is to hire a Daiquiri machine. Check your Yellow Pages for details of your nearest operator. PICADILLO - (4 servings) 1 medium onion chopped, 1 clove garlic minced, 1 pound ground extra lean beef, 1⁄4 cup sherry (optional), 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin, 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt, pinch ground red pepper, 1⁄4 cup raisins, 1 cup diced fresh or canned pineapple, 1 medium green bell pepper chopped and 1⁄4 cup chopped red bell pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, onion, garlic until the onion is tender and the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Drain off all fat. Add all remaining ingredients except the green and red bell peppers. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers and heat through. Serve with rice and bread. TEQUILA SUNSET PUNCH - 1 Qt. Tequila, 2 Qt. Orange Juice, 2 litre lemon-lime soda, 1 Pint Orange Sherbert Sherbert, 1/4 Cup Grenadine. Mix all tequila, orange juice and lemon-lime soda together. Chill. Add Sherbert just before serving and drizzle grenadine over the top. MARGARITA - 11⁄2 oz. Tequila, 3⁄4 oz. Triple Sec (or Cointreau), splash of sour mix and dash of lime juice. Shake with ice, serve on the rocks or strain to serve up in a salt rimmed glass. Add more juice and blend with crushed ice for Frozen variation. Garnish with a lime wedge. The Checklist Tick each of these items off to make sure your party will be a blast! 1. Pick party date & time 2. Plan a menu & go shopping 3. Decide on the entertainment 4. Arrange for help on the party day 5. Write out finale schedule 6. Get an exact guest count 7. Buy remaining party food, charge the camera, get ice and other incidentals Lastly remember that mishaps may occur so keep your sense of humour, even if not every aspect of the party goes off as planned. The most important part is to relax, take a breath, and try to enjoy the party as much as your guests. Thank you for including parties in packages in your celebration and we wish you the best of luck with your themed party.read more
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