Marshmallow Pops – fun to make and great to eat !

Isabelle from Barbe a Papa Party Supplies tells us how to make some great party treats that are fun and delicious to eat – give them a go, we are sure you won’t be disappointed.

Marshmallow Pops have become a regular party food for our parties. Kids and parents love them! The best part is that you can make your own marshmallow and cut it into any shape you like, or just buy a few packets from the shops – they now have large ones, swirl ones, all different flavour ones…

Spotlight and The Reject Shop sell lollipop sticks in white or multi-colours and in different sizes. You can also use a paper straw cut in half or a larger bamboo skewer (fork type) but I recommend you stay away from the thin bamboo skewers, I’ve tried to use them before and it didn’t work well.

Your treats don’t have to be on a skewer, they can be placed on a tray, inside mini cupcake wrappers or in a jar. Make sure you wait for the chocolate to set before placing them in a jar though. If you have made your marshmallows on a stick, you can fill a container, glass jar or bucket with rice then cover it with some Jelly Beans and push your pops through. If your jar is made out of glass or is see through, just get bigger sized lollies.

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Remember, your pops don’t have to be covered in milk chocolate, you can use white or dark, or you can also find coloured chocolate melts in Spotlight. I use Nestle chocolate milk melts and I usually make my marshmallow pops the day before, because the chocolate does set very fast and I leave them in the fridge until my guests arrive.

Then I guess only your imagination can stop you from decorating them. You could use Hundreds and Thousands, edible glitter, edible sugar decorations, lollies such as Smarties, Jelly Beans… I have even used Rock Pop!!!      Have fun xx

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What you need:   – Marshmallow – Chocolate melts – Hundreds and Thousands, lollies… – Lollipops stick, straws…

1- Melt you chocolate according to packet direction

2- Dip your marshmallow into the chocolate, allow for any excess to drip off

3- Decorate with sprinkles…

4- Let dry and enjoy!

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Plastic Tablecloths – Easy Party Decorations

Plastic tablecloths are so handy for a kid’s party! They are an inexpensive and easy way to add some colour to a party table.  Not to mention making the clean up much easier! But there is so much more that you can do with them!  They can be used in so many ways to make easy party decorations that look like a million dollars. Let’s start with……

Decorating Tables

Using some string or tape you can easily create ruffles or gathering to really make a great feature of the table, like they did in these great examples

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Backdrops

Make a really pretty backdrop by laying 3 table cloths on top of each other.  Cut strips lengthwise almost to the top, then plait the first 10-15 cm for a great effect.  We have also used this to create a ‘seaweed’ or ‘kelp forest’ look.

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Or you can layer the table cloths to make an ugly wall into a great party table backdrop like this cool mermaid party.

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In this party a black table cloth was great as a backdrop with a simple city scape drawn on with a chalk marker – very effective.

Ninja Turtle Party

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Ceilings

But it doesn’t stop there! You can also decorate the ceiling!!  How cool does this rainbow ceiling decoration look – all made from plastic table cloths. Or just drape them across a ceiling to create another great effect.

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Curtain effects

Use them to drape across the entrance, or tie it back to really create a great look for the party.

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Don’t forget the chairs!

Make ordinary chairs look extra special for the party with plastic tablecloths used as bows or draped over and tied with a feature.

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Hope you have got some great ideas from these suggestions.

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