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

FREE retro striped paper straws in your colour choice with every mini milk bottle ordered!

So you will receive one straw per bottle, perfect for your Christmas or up coming party!

 

Try out this egg nog recipe to use in the mini milk bottles for your Christmas celebrations

 

Eggnog Recipe

Ingredients

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups milk

2 whole cloves

Pinch of cinnamon

1 cup cream

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

If you would like to add alcohol: 2 Tbsp each of bourbon and rum or brandy, or to taste

Method

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until they become lighter in color with a hand mixer. Slowly beat in the sugar, whisking until fluffy.

Combine the milk, cinnamon, and cloves in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Slowly heat mixture on medium heat until it is steaming hot, but not boiling.

-Temper the eggs by slowly adding half of the hot milk mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly while you add the hot mixture. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.

-Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it begins to thicken slightly, and coats the back of the spoon.

Do not allow the mixture to boil, or it will curdle. (If the mixture does curdle you may be able to save it by running it through a blender.)

Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the cloves. Let cool for one hour.

-Mix in vanilla extract, nutmeg, and bourbon/rum and brandy and chill.

Makes 1litre. Serves 4-6

The mini milk bottles, red striped straws, small white paper doilies and Christmas twine are available through trademe or email your order to poprocparties@gmail.com.  You can find more details on facebook

The cute straw flags are available as a free download as part of the Vintage Glam Holiday Collection, check it out here

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

20% OFF ALL GLASSWARE!

That’s 20% OFF:

Ribbed glass canisters (small, medium & large)

Mini milk styled bottles

Mini glass jars

Medium glass jars with screw top silver lid

The mini milk styled bottles are only $2 each!

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

And here’s a great gift idea:  Make your own Vanilla Essence with a free label download perfect for storing in the mini milk styled bottles.  If you are really into baking then you will appreciate real vanilla essence to flavour your baking.  I always make my own and have brought the vanilla beans cheaply on trademe

Check out the recipe and free label download on Whipper Berry

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Baby Page’s Baby Shower

I had the honour a few months ago to host along side two other girlfriends and fellow bridesmaids for our bestie’s first baby shower.  As you could imagine I was over the moon.  I had previously only been to my own baby shower which I hosted and had no idea what to do (Three years ago!).  As my bestie was having a girl and had a colour scheme already picked out for her room.  I decided the theme would be the chosen colours: pinks, gray and black.  I was in charge of the food and decorations (my favourite bits)

We had a drink station of pink lemonade with Pop Roc’s grey striped straws

Pink Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

4 cups water (divided)

1 cup cranberry juice (sweetened)

1 cup charlies old fashioned lemonade
Method
1 Make a “simple syrup” by heating sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.

2 Stir together the remaining water, cranberry juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Make adjustments to taste. Chill for an hour, or add ice to cool.

Serves 6, multiply to suit

And decorated with a white tissue pom poms and magenta round paper lanterns

We put on a huge spread of sweet and savoury food set up as a dessert table.  Decorated with black pink and silver tissue pom poms by Pop Roc Parties, white and magenta round paper lanterns by Pop Roc Parties.  The gorgeous All you need is love bunting is by Anna and Blue Paperie and silver and black ruffled streamers are made by me

I tried to keep to the colour scheme for the sweet foods, on the menu was: pink sugar cookies, marshmallows, candy floss, coconut ice, chocolate cake pops, Vienna sponge ruffled cake (the colour of the icing didn’t photograph very well).  The savory food was just our favourite treats:  Sausage rolls, spring rolls, club sandwiches, tuna tasties, mini corn fritters and mini savory muffins

I love the idea of milk bottle lollies in Pop Roc’s mini milk bottles

I just think the pom poms in silver are just stunning!

And here’s a peak at babies room, I love the ribbon hanging and mini pom poms of course

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