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Monday, November 29, 2010

Pink Poppy winner photo shoot

After searching the nation to find out which type of Pink Poppy character Aussie girls are most like, we found a winner.  Lauren Holly from Gladesville NSW won with her brilliant answer.

Under the water is where I like to be,
A Pink Poppy mermaid I'd love to see,
It's so sparkly and pretty just like me!

She won a Pink Poppy wardrobe full of dress ups, bags, jewellery, hair accessories, toys and room d├ęcor. 

We invited Lauren and her mum into our office for a fun dress up photo shoot where she got to see all the new costumes for next year.  Lauren snacked on cupcakes and lollipops, while she twirled and jumped and played with our magic wands.  Her favourite toy was a HUGE, PINK GLITTER SLINKY!!

Lauren will appear in the February edition of Total Girl magazine and also our 2011 Pink Poppy catalogue.  She was a beautiful, chatty little girl with lots of character - and was the perfect face for Pink Poppy.

The runners up were:-

Princess winner -- Alannah Simmonds- Wangara WA

Ballerina winner ---Bozena Dukanovic - Cranbourne VIC

Fairy winner --- Charlotte Dawes - Longwood, SA

Mermaid Winner -- Emma-Gene Jennings - Bundamba QLD

They each won a $200 Pink Poppy prize pack.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bake a Difference

This Christmas, instead of buying a loved one a present, try baking them one instead.  CSR Sugar has teamed up with Mission Australia to match you, dollar for dollar, the amount saved from buying a gift and baking one instead.  Head to for more details.

There are loads of other items you can make for your friends too -
  • christmas decoration that you make by hand
  • a photo of you and your friend made into a postcard with a special message about why they are such a good friend
  • christmas star cookies
  • reindeer cupcakes
  • white christmas  ....
The list goes on.  It's not about what you give, it's about the thought behind the gift. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pink Poppy Competition winner

We have a Pink Poppy competiton winner!!!!

Lauren Purkis from Gladesville NSW.

To the question, which type of pink poppy girl are you and why she wrote,

Under the water is where I like to be,

A Pink Poppy mermaid I'd like to see,

It's so sparkly and pretty just like me!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dress ups are great for their imagination

Your little one is already showing an interest in the roles people play on a daily basis. Girls may be aware of what it means to be a mother and how that role causes a woman to act, while boys may be in tune with Dad’s role in the family. You can encourage this social exploration by simply opening up your drawers and closets for a little “let’s pretend” fun.

• Include dresses, work shirts, neckties, baseball caps, shoes, jewelry, hats, coats and other items you can find around the house.

• Help your children get dressed up, and then ask them who they are and what they do.

• Play along. Encourage them to talk about the characters they are dressed as. They may even want you to dress up, too.

• Take this one step further and pretend to be the characters all day long or during dinner. What would your character say if he wanted more soup? How would he ask for dessert?

• Gather the dress-up materials and store them in a box. This way, you’ll have easy access to them for next time. A trip to the thrift shop is a great way to build your dress-up wardrobe, including formal gowns and uniforms.

There is no end to the enjoyment your child will experience in the land of “let’s pretend!”


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Huggies Little Swimmers are part of summertime fun

The best part of summer is going for a swim at the beach or the pool.  It's fun for little poppies and parents too.  You need the essentials though - a cool beach bag, some flip flops (thongs) and sunglasses for you and your brother.  Luckily you can win a summertime fun pack with Huggies right now. 

Log onto Huggies website to win this Pink Poppy prize but also lots of other items like skincare and photo packs and even 6 months worth of nappeis.  It is also full of other stuff like height charts, most popular names, 300+ recipes, sleep tips etc.  Once you log on you'll want to bookmark it straight away.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The postman and the doorbell

So many little ones love the concept of the postman.  This special person who rides a motorbike and delivers the mail to your letterbox.  Kids at preschool are always playing postman and making their own mail to post and retrieve.  It's the same with the doorbell.  It is fancinating that someone is coming to your house - who could it be??  And of course, there is always a fight as to who gets to ring the doorbell when you visit somebody.

I recently heard a story of a mum who put a princess doorbell on the playroom for her daughter.  Now Mum has to ring the doorbell and wait for little miss to answer and open the door.  Of course, this game never gets old as mum always has to be a different person - from Nana to the milkman, to a favourite teddy coming to visit.

It is great that something so small can brighten a childs day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Which is your favourite Pink Poppy product?

We often hear of mums and nanas talk about their love of the Pink Poppy brand.  They love that it is innocent and appropriate for little girls.  It takes them back to when they were little and had to make up their own games to have fun.  Little girls will always love to dress up and pretend they are like Mummy.  Little handbags will often mirror the contents of their mums bag - phone, lipgloss, brush plus a baby under their arm.

Which is your favourite Pink Poppy product?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Room for Fairies to fly ...

We know our Pink Poppys love to be outdoors flying around like fairies, so take a look at the best parks around Australia.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pop out of bed in the morning

You'll never sleep in again with our new Pink Poppy Alarm clock.  It features our cute Poppies, butterflies and hearts.  Retro cool!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty in a Pink TUTU

This is the cutest Tutu around.  I love the ribbon shoulder ties, the nice fitted cotton lycra bodice and the double layer sequinned net skirt with huge PINK BOW.  This will be great for those end of year concerts.