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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Trick or Treat........ Now only 24 days away!!!

Originally named as “All-Hallows-Eve”, Halloween started around 2000 years ago in the area which is now Ireland. Celts (people from ancient Roman times) celebrate this day because it’s the end of summer with the dark cold winter soon to come. Celts believed that on the night before November 1 ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

Trick or treat is a customary practice for children on Halloween in many countries. Parents and Children go to great measures to bring the spirit of Halloween into their homes by decorating their houses with cotton spider webs, devil sticks, skeletons costumes, helping to make their house appear hunted, others just have a pumpkin basket filled with sweet candy treats. 

Did you know? One quarter of the all the candy sold annually in the U.S is purchased for Halloween

With only 24 days away until Halloween, Pink Poppy has some fantastic costumes suitable for boys and girls. Visit your favourite Pink Poppy stockist and ask for the spooky ghost cape, the scary red spider cape, the deadly bat hooded cape, and the red devil hooded cape with horns.

Halloween is not all about scary and spooky, you could be on the good side and defeat the bad. Pink Poppy also have available the wise wizard and witch’s capes with a matching hats.
With so much fun just around the corner let us know which Pink Poppy outfit you will be wearing this Halloween.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's Spring - let's go outside!

Finally, the sun is shining a little more and the days feel brighter.  It's time to have some outside fun again. 

Go Camping - Pack up your sleeping bag and tent and head out for a camping trip ..... in your backyard!  Spending the night outside under the stars will be an awesome adventure, plus your whole family can join in.  You will need:
  • snacks to munch on
  • a ball to throw around while it's still light
  • board games, books and magazines
  • your portable DVD player so you can have a moonlight cinema
  • don't forget your torch for telling ghost stories when it's dark - or in case you get the spooks in the middle of the night!
Plant a veggie garden - get your green thumbs out and create a veggis patch in your backyard.  all you need is a patch of soil, a shovel and a few packets of seeds.  Hint:  make sure the spot you choose is sunny and pull out any weeds first.  Water your seeds according to the instructions on the packet and before long you'll have a bunch of delish veggies ready for you to pick and eat.  Cool!

Sports Carnival - get active and plan a super silly sports day!  Divide your mates into teams and plan a fun carnival where each team has to compete in a bunch of events to decide the overall winner.  Think of the wackiest sports you can and then plan around six events for everyone to compete in over the day.  Give each team a name and a colour, and get everyone to dress up in their team colours.  Don't forget to keep score too, and award a prize to the winning team!  Silly sports to try ...
  • piggy back races
  • dance off ( points awarded for creativity and funniest moves)
  • three-legged race
  • hopscotch
  • wheelbarrow races
Hold a pet show - invite your pals over for a Pet Show in your backyard.  (Note: ask your parents first and only invite pets if you think they will get along with other animals!)  Lay down a couple of towels on the grass to make a 'pets catwalk'and get each person to walk their pet along the catwalk.  Then, get together and nominate an award for each pet.  You can give whichever awards you like, from Cutest Bark to Fluffiest Pet, but make sure each cute animal gets an award so no one feels left out.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Show me the Money!! 5 steps by Kidpreneur founder

Five steps to success, by Business Guru and Club Kidpreneur founder, Creel Price.

1.  Play to your strengths - If you are a creative then consider something that uses these talents, like selling hand drawn cards.  If you are a good cook then make something that people love to eat.
2.  Do what you enjoy - Business can take a while to be successful and can take a lot of hard work.  If you start a business in something you like doing, then you will be more likely to follow through to the stage where you are making some money.
3.  Conduct research - Before you start your business, find out if people would buy your product and how much they would be willing to pay for it.  Look at what other similar companies offer and how you can make it cheaprer or faster.
4.  Ask for help - don't be afraid to ask for advice.  Test your ideas on your friends and family.
5.  Start Small - don't pay huge expenses until you have trialled whether people will buy your products or services, whether of not you can make money, and most importantly, whether you like doing it.

Buck-making ideas:
  • Make and sell greeting cards
  • Plant or tend a garden for your neighbours
  • Bake and sell cookies
  • Help with laundry
  • Consider pet sitting (and feeding!) or dog walking
  • Car washing
  • Footpath or verandah sweeping

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Find a Fairy in your garden

The best way to find a fairy in your garden is to invite them in!  You need to make your garden fairy-friendly.  Make sure there are lots of flowers, trees and plants for them to play in.  They also love water, so if you have a pool or pond, you're extra lucky.

Be positive.  Fairies will only befriend humans who believe in them.  And look in the right places.  Did you know that dawn and dusk are the best times to spot one?

You could also bake up some sweet treats like cookies and cupcakes and hold a fairy picnic.  Fairies are known to have a sweet tooth so they'll want to join in!  You could also leave some of your best drawings out for them to look at - fairies love art too!

Tell Pink Poppy what you could do if you found a fairy in your garden!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hair Clip in, hair clip out ....

Why do 3 year olds demand they have a hair clip, only to slide it off within 2 mins?  I bought my niece some pink clips with a fluffy pom-pom type ball with a couple of sparkly stones on it.  It is very cute and her eyes lit up when she saw it.  Immediately she wanted it in her hair, but it lasted only minutes.  The real attraction was the bending, clipping motion of the metal clip.  That was fun.  She opened and closed it for ages.

Then I found the clips on the floor and put it in my own hair so they wouldn't be lost.  No, that wasn't acceptable.  They were her clips now and not mine.  What right did I have to use her clips?  And so the dance continued.  The clicking, in hair, out of hair, on floor, in my hair again.

I love the drama of doing her hair.  The tiny brush, the fine golden hair that is so soft to touch, the art of placing plaits and pony tails were ever she wants them.  And the final result of multiple clips, ties and headbands that give her Rock Princess cred.  I don't have this with my sons.

The clips finally found a home in her handbag with a toy lizard, two blocks and a tiny book.  At what age do they finally decide to keep the clips in their hair??

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Laugh Out Loud!

Get your friends and family together and put on a comedy show with these hilarious jokes.

What is big, grey and wears glass slippers?

What kind of horses like to be ridden at night?
A nightmare.

What do you all a grizzly bear without teeth?
A gummy bear.

What do you call a ghost the puts out fires?
A fire frighter.

Why did the boy say moo?
Because he as a cowboy.

Which object is the king of the class room?
A Ruler.

Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?

To get to the bottom.

What time of the year do you jump on the trampoline?
Spring time.

What do ducks have with their soup?

What do snakes use to cut paper?

What day of the week do chickens hate?

What do runners do when they forget something?
They jog their memory.

What makes music on your head?
A head band.

What do you call two banana peels?
A pair of slippers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Rainbow Connection - What does your favourite colour say about you?

RED - Reow!  You're fun, fiery and have a whole lot of spark.  You can be a bit of a drama queen, but your pals love you for being you.  You have strong opinions, so you're not afraid to speak your mind if the time is right.  While you are outgoing, you have a caring side too.

PINK - You're a vibrant young spirit who is gorgeous and girly.  You have the fire of red girls, but also possess a sweet softness that makes you ultra charming to friends and family.  Now and again you catch yourself daydreaming and you love a little dose of romance here and there.  You're a happy soul - truly tickled pink!

YELLOW - Bubbly, bright and just bursting with positive energy, yellow girls are loved by many.  You have an uber-awesome attitude and don't like it when others are down in the dumps.  Just because you have a sunny disposition, doesn't mean you're one dimensional.  You're quirky, creative and oh so cute.

BLUE - Your besties can always count on you because, like the blue sky and sea, you're always there.  You're a strong sista who loves to socialise, but you also like some time alone too.  While you love blue, you don't often have the blues.  Instead, you like to be pretty practical in everything you do.

GREEN - You're a pretty chilled out chica who has a variety of fab friends.  You have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, which weaves its way through different parts of your life.  An old soul at heart, you find comfort in the little things - a cup of tea or a good book.  As a green girl you naturally love all things eco-friendly too.

PURPLE - As a purple girl, you don't have to try to be popular.  People naturally gravitate towards that indefinable cool factor that circulates around you.  You're lovable and loyal, so friends flock to you for advice.  You're like a party mix of lollies - an eensy bit mysterious combined with a whole lot of fun!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wacko Facts to impress your friends

Bust out these facts next time you want to sound uber smart in front of your besties!

Seven Facts about the human body.
1.  The human body is made up of 80% water.  - I guess that's why we float so well.
2.  Your heart beats 100,000 times a day - seriously, keep count one day.  Joking!
3.  Fingernails grow twice as fast as toenails - Argh but nail polish stays on your toenails twice as long.
4.  Girls blink nearly twice as much as boys - is that because most boys i know stare at screens?
5.  Humans grow slightly taller in space because there is no gravity - really??
6.  Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it would digest itself.  - that's just gross.
7.  Taste buds only live for an average of 10 days - what about if you have a hot curry?
Some polish for your toes and glitter for your temples - to draw attention to your beautiful blinking eyes!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Winter school holidays - day one ideas

Winter school holidays aren't as fun as the summer ones where your little ones spend endless hours outdoors, but there are things that are more fun in winter.

• do a puzzle inside next to the heater.

• watch a movie eating popcorn with your dog.

• create a pillow cubbyhouse or a mansion out of your dining table and two long table cloths.

• take a ride around the park - that will warm them up.

• see a local play, museum or art gallery.

• get them to write a letter and draw a picture to post to Nana. She will love it.

• toast marshmellows around your dining table candle

What do your little ones love to do?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Colouring In competition - Great prizes to be won!!

Finding something to do these school holidays that is FREE, fun and you can win prizes is not easy.  Pink Poppy and Tono have come to the rescue.

Starting today until Friday 25th July, some of our stores in shopping centres will be having colouring in competitions where you can win great Pink Poppy or TONO items.

There are two age brackets for Girls 3-5 years and 6-8 years.  The preschool princesses will win the Fairies pack which includes:
* A musical fairy jewellery box
* Mini fairies hairbrush
* A 13 piece Fairies porcelain tea set 
* The Rose Puff beauty box
Their big school sisters will win a Pink Poppy Signature prize pack which contains:
* A storage case
* An umbrella
* A handy utilities bag for swimming lessons or the library
* A pretty heart photo frame
The boys have to colour in a dinosaur page for their chance to win.  The preschool boys aged 3-5 will win a Monsters Prize pack which includes:
* Some monsters tattoos
* A cool monster pencil case
* A big monster puzzle with it's own carry case
* A monster tumbler filled with sparkly liquid.
For boys aged 6-8 they can win a DINOSAUR prize pack containing:
* A dinosaur satchel bag
* A dinosaur storage box
* A dinosaur mobile phone & car key to play with
* Plus some dinosaur tattoos

Each store will have it's own winners and there are 10 stores around Australia who are participating.  These are:

  • Uncle Petes - Warringah Mall Brookvale NSW 2100
  • Pharmacy Express Mt Annan -Shop 25 Mt Annan Market Place, Mount Annan NSW 2567
  • Blooms The Chemist -  Shop 17 The Market Place, 35 William St, Raymond Terrance NSW 2324
  • Peppertown Gold Coast - 320 Olsen Ave, Parkwood QLD 4214
  • Cooroy Central Pharmacy - 26 Maples Street, Cooroy QLD 4563
  • Jeana's - Shop 27 Mt Pleasant Greenfeild Shopping Centre, Mackay QLD 4740
  • Child & Adult - 329 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
  • Dizzy Toys - 5/123 Pakington Street, Geelong West VIC 3218
  • Barossa Community Store - 21 Murray Street, Nuriootpa SA 5355
  • Fairies Forever -  Pioneer Village,  Armadale, WA 6992 & Rockingham shopping Centre WA

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Argh, does your little brother make you walk the plank?

Avast there! There be grand adventure ahead, mateys! Where some Game Captains be leadin' adventurous souls ta imaginary battles, others will set sail fer rich waters, where there be gold and glory awaitin' ye. Now matey, this 'ere clobber will inspire a junior pirate, make no bones 'bout it!

If your little brother loves treasure chests, parrots and pirate hats, he will love all these products. He can don this waist coat and hat and create a pirate world. There is a tooth chest and money box chest for his quarters, and a coin holder & wallet plus a utility bag for his booty. He can store all his treasure maps in his own pirate journal too.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Laugh out Loud jokes

Why did the mermaid look the other way?
Because the sea-weed.

Why didn't the skeleton go to the party?
He had no body to go with.

Why did the tap dancer retire?
She kept falling in the sink

Why do toadstools grow so close together?
Because they don't need mushroom.

What has four wheels and flies?
A garbage truck

Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7,8, 9.

What did one angel say to the other?

Why did the dog stay in the shade?
He didn't want to be a hotdog.

Why are cooks mean?
Because they beat eggs and mash potatoes.

What kind of shoes do frogs wear?

What do you get if you cross a cat with a parrot?
A carrot!

What's you best joke????

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Do you find it hard to keep up at school?

Are you unhappy with your grades, but don't really understand where you're going wrong?  Don't fret, there might be a number of reasons why your homework suffers; maybe you need some help trying to understand the subject properly or perhaps you find it hard to concentrate.  Whatever the issue, read ahead for some simple solutions.

You find a subject really tricky - Pinpoint the subject or area that you find the most difficult, and let your teacher know that you're finding it hard to keep up. Ask for additional homework (practice makes perfect, remember?) and get yourself a tutor to get on track.  A little extra effort will make all the difference and you'll find school a lot easier to tackle.

Homework is boring with a capital B and you're easily distracted - When you're at home, rid yourself of distractions like a blaring TV in the background.  Write a list of what homework needs to be finished each week and give yourself a reward for getting each task done.  Bonus tip:  Make sure you eat a healthy snack beforehand so you can concentrate while you study.

You can ever get organised and keep falling behind - Make a timetable for homework and assignments, and write down the due date for all of them.  It might be a good idea to get a diary so you can jot down anything you have coming up over the following weeks.  Another tip to keep organised is to use a folder to store any loose sheets so you don't lose them.

Cat got your tongue in class - If you are afraid of talking in front of your fellow class members, just remember that no-one will make fun of you and your teacher will appreciate any input you have.  Public speaking can be scary, so if you have a speech coming up, the key is to practice it in front of family members so you can spot any stumbles in advance.  And lastly, take deep breaths to calm you down. 

Reference:  Total Girl June 2011 magazine

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wall stickers to liven up your kids bedroom

Better than wallpaper, wall stickers are a perfect way to decorate your room and express yourself. They are a fun, easy and removable decor solution. These stickers are pre-cut and will only take you several minutes to peel off and apply on any surface – walls, doors, windows, and more.

Pink Poppy has an assortment of themes for your little girl – Fairies, mermaids, different flowers and butterflies and a princess castle with horse drawn carriage. New to the range are letters to let you spell out your name and the new three-dimensional butterflies that look like they are ready to flutter into the sky.

For the little brothers we have a fire breathing dragon, a family of dinosaurs or cute monster aliens to choose from.

All of these wall stickers retail for between $5.99 - $6.99, with the 3D butterflies retailing for $10.99.

When you want to release your butterflies, mermaids or fairies peel them off with ease without peeling off paint/wallpaper and without leaving behind any residue. Perfect for nurseries, bedrooms, playrooms and anywhere else! It'll liven up any room and allow your childrens imagination to run wild!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pink Poppy Pharmacies giving away GIFT HAMPER!

Now it's our Pink Poppy Pharmacies turn to give away prizes.  If you buy ANY Pink Poppy product from our participating pharmacies from now until the 12th June 2011, you can win a HUGE Pink Poppy gift basket worth $150.00.

The gift basket will be every little girls dream come true and contains the following treasures:
  • Dress Ups - a Magical Fairy skirt, Fanciful wings and a matching magic wand
  • Bags - a cute Summer Zing handbag and a Pink Poppy girls trolley suitcase
  • Toys & other fun stuff - a mermaid tea set, fairy stickers, a Belle Fleur memory game and a Signature Pink Poppy electric guitar.
This is exclusive to only a few selected pharmacies around Australia.  Don't miss out.

Mediadvice Pharmacy - Shop 1, Glenmore Park Town Centre, Glenmore Park  NSW  2745
Medan Retailers of Tahmoor - Shop 12, 117 Remembrance Drive, Tahmoor  NSW  2573
Junction Fair Chemstart - Shop 18 Junction Fair, The Junction NSW 2291

The Strathalbyn Pharmacies - 10 Dawson Street, Strathalbyn  SA  5255

Thorneside Pharmacy - Shop 6, 207 Thorneside Road, Thorneside  QLD 4158
Mountain Creek Pharmacy - Mountain Creek Centre, Mountain Creek  QLD  4556

Pharmacy Select Carrum Downs - 1/335 Ballarto Road, Carrum Downs  VIC  3201
Advantage Pharmacy Craigieburn - Shop 5, 1-9 Mareeba Way, Craigieburn  VIc  3064

Atwell Community Pharmacy - Shop 12 Stargate Shopping Centre, 29 Lydon Bld, Atwell  WA  6164

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Do you want to be a princess like Kate?

Seeing Will and Kate get married is a true fairytale, and I'm sure thousands of mums and daughters shared in their dream while watching their wedding secretly wishing they were Kate.

Most of us will have to continue to dream about marrying a prince and living the fairytale.  If you need some trimmings to help you set the mood, Pink Poppy have come to the rescue.

The Essential Princess range has just launched.  With a fashion direction from the Valentino Ruffle, the Essential Princess range was influenced by the vintage oversized flower trend.  It features a large layered silky flower witha  sculpted velvet rose centre.

It includes a shoulder and drawstring handbag coupled with a clip purse and also a gift box.  It combines a feminine flourish of fushia and violet hues witha  girlie look.

The Princess Essential Girl character was the inspiration for the matching dress up costumes.  The dress is available in hot pink or lilac in two sizes.  It has a sequinned bodice and large hooped skirt perfect for spinning around.

Of course these items can be combined with Pink Poppys range of jewellery and hair accessories to create the perfect princess look.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tweens can be the new Glamour Girl

Girls 8-12 years are growing up and away from pretty pink.  They still want cute fun designs but in bold colours and patterns.  Wild Poppy is the older sister of our signature brand Pink Poppy.  Wild Poppy has a splash of attitude and sense of character.  It reflects the tween girl and where she is at.  The designs include comtemporary patterns, music and dance in stunning colours with hand crafted three-dimensional details.  Jewellery, hair accessories, cosmetics, stationery, handbags and giftware are all given the Wild Poppy design edge for added sparkle.

The newest edition is GLAMOUR GIRL which is a range of striking bags and accessories in three bold colourways - red, deep purple and black.  It has a glittery heart pattern with a lovable 3D heart applique and is trimmed in metalic silver. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

WIN a Pink Poppy Gift Basket worth $150

Doesn't everyone love something for nothing?  Starting today, if you visit selected stores and purchase $20 worth of Pink Poppy products you will get a entry to win a HUGE Pink Poppy Gift Basket worth $150.00.

The basket will be every little girls dream come true and contains the following treasures:
  • Dress Ups - a Magical Fairy skirt, Fanciful wings and a matching magic wand
  • Bags - a cute Summer Zing handbag and a Pink Poppy girls trolley suitcase
  • Toys & other fun stuff - a mermaid tea set, fairy stickers, a Belle Fleur memory game and a Signature Pink Poppy electric guitar.
This promotion is only available at selected gift stores and finishes on the 8th May 2011.  Make sure you visit one of these stores to enter!!

My Kind of Gifts - Shop 10, 1067 Old Princes Highway, Engadine 2233
Be Accessoried - shop 53 Stanhope Village, 2 Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens 2768
Magnolia - 71 Victoria Street, East Gosford  2250

Avica Fashion Accessories - Shop 61A, Victoria Point Shopping Centre, Victoria Point  4105
Botanical Grace - 419 Fairfield Road, Yeronga 4104

GAS Eastland Shopping Centre, Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134
Creative House - 14 Ballarat Street, Yarraville 3013

Simply Gorgeous Home and Gifts - Shop 5, 1 Mainsbridge Street, Leinster  WA  6437

Amali Gifts and Accessories - 53 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte  SA 5271

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kindy BFF's - what are you bringing to the cartel?

Starting school is a huge milestone for parents and your child.  Nearing the end of Term 1, here are some observations I have made about my little ones habits at developing friendships and his approach to kindy.

1.  Friends - my child has become BFF with two other children.  He says he is friends with everyone in his class, even some girls.  But these two mates are all he talks about and he can't wait to get to school to see them.
2. Cartel - the three friends have devised ways of convinving their parents to provide three treats for morning tea.  It appears 3 lolly snakes can build unshakable friendships in kindy.
3.  News day - photos, favourite toys, creations made from sticks and string - all of these are fantastic talking points for class news and also show others in his class what he is interested in.
4.  Writing - on the first day he could only write his name, now everyday there is an opportunity to write.  Yesterday he made an easter card for his 2 x BFF and stuck a sealife shaped rubber band on the inside, and a 20c coin.  On the weekend he copied the words off the cereal box and everyday he wants to copy the name of his reader into his school diary.
5.  Independence - Hooray, now he understands what must happen every day to get ready for school.  The picture list has done it's job, but he is very impressed with himself that he no longer has to look at it.
6.  Holidays - he is excited that Easter is coming, but wants confirmation that we can arrange a couple of playdates with his BFF's, still read books, colour in and write words.

So now only has he learnt about the 3 R's, I think he 's learnt some lessons in life.  And I couldn't be prouder!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WIN Pink Poppy treasures with our Lucky Dip!

This month purchase Pink Poppy** and you will receive a lucky dip item - it could be our sparkling jewellery, fun toys or cool stationery. One lucky person will instantly WIN a $50.00 Pink Poppy shopping spree at their store. Otherwise after you draw your lucky dip you can enter our second prize draw for another $50 shopping spree. It's that easy.

Visit these stores this month to play!

Monkey Puzzle - Summer Hill Village, Lakey St, Summer Hill NSW 2130
Fraser Cycles & Toys - 228 Taren Point Road, Taren Point NSW 2229
Toyworld Macksville - 8 Princess Street, Macksville NSW 2447

Wizz Kids Mango Hill - Westfield North Lakes, Cnr Anzac Av & North Lakes Rd, North Lakes QLD 4509
Toyworld Hervey Bay - 168 Boat Harbour Rd, Pialba QLD 4655
Toyworld Townsville - 216 Woolcock St, Currajong QLD 4812

Trombie Toys - 29 Melrose St, Sandringham VIC 3191
Toyworld Blackwood - Foodland Shopping Centre, 248 Main Rd, Blackwood SA 5051
Toyworld Hobart - 107 Argyle St, Hobart TAS 7000

Only lasts for a short time!!! Don't miss out.

** minimum purchase value is different for each store. Posters instore will advise purchase value for entry.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

BFF Sleep Over Essentials

To anticipation of staying over your best friends house for the first time is just so exciting.  The planning involved, and the selection of the right items to take can last all week.  You know your friend from school, and during the day you have great fun.  ├Łou've been over after school already so you feel comfortable since you've met her parents and even her little brother is not too annoying.  So now it's time to stay overnight.

Here's a list of things to take over:

- Pj's - choose a comfy two piece so you can play, hide, jump and wriggle easily.

- Toiletries. A toothbrush is a must as you can't have smelly breath on your first sleep over. And any medication you might need like an asthma inhaler. Don't forget your hair brush and ties to keep you looking good. You can put these in a cute make up bag or even a funky pencil case.

- Clothes for the next day.  If you are going straight from school, don't forget to pack some easy slip on shoes aswell as an outfit.  The Dance overnight bag will keep you organised or even a backpack will do.

- Swimmers.  If you are lucky enough to have a friend with a pool, don't forget your swimmers and goggles.

- Money.  take a small purse with some coins so you can buy yourself and your friend an icecream if you go out.

- Ipod.  You have to have some cool tunes to dance around too.

- Projector pen.  When the lights go out, you can beam lots of girly images onto the wall for a little fun.
With all these things you will be prepared for a great night in with your best friend.  Now you just have to plan when she is going to come to your house!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fantasy Tea Party anyone?

Remember the fantasy involved in a tea party? You’d invite your sister, your best friend or even just your toys. As the hostess you would gather the necessary supplies. Biscuits from the pantry if you were lucky or leaves and flowers from your garden would become gourmet treats thanks to a good imagination.

Your guests would sit in your playroom, where lots of chatting would be done in between nibbles and sips of cold tea, juice or water. I always remember being such a lady in this game, pretending to be much older than my preschool years. Of course, no lady would come to tea without the proper handbag, jewellery and borrowed high heels from Mum’s cupboard.

Today’s kids are lucky to have assistance from electronics to help them bake a virtual cake or dress a doll on their DS. But to see them engage with their friends, giggling as they pour the tea and creating their own world is something we should encourage.

These kinds of games also expose our kids to a world of varying careers. Their curiosity is triggered and so does their dream to turn into real life one day. Maybe this is the first step in creating the future cooks and restaurant owners. I say bring back the tea set, assemble the teddies and release your high heels!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tres Jolie means 'very pretty' in French

Pink Poppy really know how to design for little girls - especially the girly girls.  They have just released their new collection called Tres Jolie which features a floral arrangement constructed from soft, sparkly fabric, delicate lace and glistening gems.  They come in hot pink, pale pink and lilac and consists of giftware, accessories and dress up items.

Dress ups - fairy wings with dangly ribbons and bells, a TuTu styled dress with a sparkling gathered skirt and ajustable shoulder straps with matching slippers.

Bags - carry bag, shoulder bags drawstring bags, a small hard handbag with beaded handle and a cute coin purse.

For your room - a gift box with 3 jewellery compartments and a mirror (in three sizes), a magical tooth fairy case, notepad & journal, a cupcake trinket box to keep your treasures safe and a beauty box.

This means you have all the essentials to create your own magical fairy tale.