Christmas Mallow Pops

I thought I would share a how to on the Christmas Mallow Pops I made for the Christmas table setting

I crushed some candy canes in glad snap lock bag with a rolling pin

Then stuck marshmallows on the striped straws

I used Oki-Doki Marshy-Mallows, they are nice and big to dip

Then I melted chocolate for dipping

I dipped it into the chocolate then sprinkled the candy cane on top

I placed them on baking paper to set in the fridge

Did i mention they are so yummy!The striped paper straws, mini glass bottles and steel pails are all available through Pop Roc Parties

Standard

On the eleventh day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

On the eleventh day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS wow!  And some Christmas planners to help you organise all your Christmas planning and gift making/giving

I have also added new products including striped & spotted paper straws, chevron and damask favor bags and pink & blue bakers twine

On all orders placed today via email!

Sorry the 20% OFF does not include postage

Check out the facebook photo albums for the range of products

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook. Payment needs to be paid within two days

Here are the free Christmas printables  that I use every year from Life…. your way

Perfect for organising your gift giving, Christmas baking and cooking etc

Happy planning!

Standard

On the seventh day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me…….

On the seventh day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

HALF PRICE DELIVERY! On all orders placed today via email!

Check out the facebook photo albums for the range of products

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook. Payment needs to be paid within two days

 If you have children this ones for you: Santa Fever!

How would your kids like a letter from Santa Claus this year?

You can download this gorgeous letter template here from Design Editor

And here’s my favourite ‘Dear Santa’ letter which is also a colouring in one click here for the template for a letter to Santa from Style me gorgeous (check our their other colouring in templates too)

Or for a basic cute Dear Santa Letter (good for older children too) you can download it from The Crafting Chicks

And if you are in Auckland I highly recommend having a photo with Santa at Smith and Caugheys I took my children yesterday but I suggest if you can go on a weekday afternoon as it isn’t as busy.  They have a gorgeous enchanted forest with these cool puppets (they are different every year)

Another cool thing for your child is a call from Santa.  Just leave your details and Santa will call up to ask your child what they’d like for Christmas. And also record their wish-list and they will send it to you as a voice email for you to treasure forever.” Santa calls are free, and are available to everyone in New Zealand

And last but not least the Santa video message

In just a few easy steps, you can create a personalized video from Santa Claus for your children, friends, family members or colleagues a you choose, by providing a few little details about the person.

New Portable North Pole 2011: the elves’ machine will help Santa decide whether or not you were good!

So many ways to communicate with Santa!

Standard

On the sixth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

On the sixth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

30% OFF All paper napkins/serviettes and my favourite Peppermint Bark Recipe which is a perfect wee gift idea

Usually $4.50 per packet NOW $3.15 per packet a great excuse to stock up for your Christmas and New Years celebrations

Check out the facebook page for more details

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook.

PEPPERMINT BARK

Ingredients

900g white chocolate, broken up (I use Whittakers)

12 large candy canes

1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence

Directions

-Line a baking sheet with baking paper, and set aside.

-In the top of a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly.

-With a rolling pin, pound candy canes in a glad bag into small pieces.

-Stir pieces of candy canes and peppermint oil into the melted chocolate.

-Remove from heat, and pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread evenly.

-Refrigerate until firm, 25 to 30 minutes.

-Break into pieces, and serve or package as a gift.

-Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

And here’s a sneak peak at my Christmas table setting using the red polka dot napkins

Doilies, twine, napkins and wooden cutlery all available through Pop Roc or email poprocparties@gmail.com

Standard

On the fourth day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me…….

‘Only the lonely’ discounted price on all items that I have one or a few in stock & a Fruit & Nut Chocolate Christmas Tree Recipe

 Check out the facebook page for more details

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook.

And I wanted to share one of my favourite Christmas treats to make and eat!

I love these Chocolate trees, I usually make mine closer to Christmas and use it as a table centerpiece, its fun picking off pieces while sitting around the table or you can place on a doily, wrap in cellophane and ribbon or twine and give it as a gift. I’m going to try white chocolate with craisins and pistachios next week!

FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TREE

INGREDIENTS

400g Chocolate (I use Whittakers)

1 1/3cup Chopped dried fruit (I use apricots & raisins)

125g Chopped nuts (I used sliced almonds, chopped pecans and pistachios)

Icing sugar and edible glitter to sprinkle

METHOD

-Create the star shaped template by cutting 7 pieces of waxed paper or baking paper.

-Draw a 5 pointed star shaped starting with a diameter of 16cm, 14cm, 12cm, 10cm, 8cm, 6cm and 4cm. I always draw the stars with a vivid on the underside and flip the paper over when placing the chocolate on so you can still see the outline to follow

-Break up the chocolate and melt on a double boiler

-While the chocolate is melting chop up the nuts, mix into the dried fruit

-Mix the fruit and nuts into the melted chocolate

-Place the melted chocolate mixture onto the star shape, fill in the outlines.

-Leave enough chocolate to stick the layers together

-Place the stars in the fridge to harden

-Once harden layer the stars starting with the largest then dab a bit on the top to give it a bit of height, if the chocolate has harden quickly melt it again with the double boiler

-Refrigerate again until hard

-Sprinkle with icing sugar then glitter

Doilies and the glass stand are sold on trademe

If you like the Merry & Bright Christmas picture you can download it here from a spoonful of sugar


Standard

On the 3rd day of Christmas Pop Roc gave to me……..

10% OFF all pegs and bakers twine!

The current available colours are red & white, black & white, Christmas (red/white/green) and airmail (red/white/blue)

And check out our range of cute wooden pegs!

You can use bakers twine and wooden pegs to hang your christmas cards on

Check out the facebook page for more details

Email your order, postage quote or confirmation of quantity availability to poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note: Some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order. The promo ends when the next day promo is added to facebook.

And I wanted to share my favourite Christmas subway art, every year I print one out and place it in a large frame to display (such a cheap decoration!)

This one if from Eighteen25 and comes with a banner to match!

Download it here

and this one is super cute for the kids

and this simplistic one from a little lovely blog

A effective red & white one from balancing home

Download it here

Standard

Pop Roc’s 12 Days of Christmas

I’ve decided to go big and offer 12 days of Christmas treats.  This will be Pop Roc’s first promotion so here’s hoping it all goes well.

All products are available to view via facebook or email your order to poprocparties@gmail.com

Each day I will announce the daily deal starting today on facebook and this blog.  I will also include a daily Christmas activity with fab Christmas ideas, inspiration, recipes and free printable’s

On the first day of Christmas Pop Roc brings to you…….

25% OFF Wooden Cutlery & Straws

To place your order email poprocparties@gmail.com

Please note some stock is limited, some items will be re-stocked so there may be a delay in your order.

Please feel free to email me for a confirmation of stock availability

And here’s a cool free printable Christmas collection

This “Merry, Mod, & Bright Holiday Party” is meant to be a versatile collection that could be used for anything from a casual holiday party to a family Christmas dinner.  There are 10 different patterns included + decorative banners, embellishments, place cards, and more.  I love the antlers theme!  You can use the cool papers as straw flags.  Click here to check it out and download

 

Standard