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  1. Black Friday / Indie Friday Sale – 15% off all Christmas products for today only

    November 24, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re partaking in Black Friday or #IndieFriday today, everyone loves a bargain right?

    Black Friday Indie Friday Sale Faffy Tea

    We have 15% off all of our Christmas products on Etsy today. No need for a discount code – go and browse our Christmas shop now.

    The deal includes our most popular products:

    Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
    The Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
    Do a little good deed every day of advent! 24 acts of kindness cards in cute mini envelopes

     
    Self Care Advent Calendar
    The Self Care / Mindfulness Advent Calendar
    Look after yourself this December – 24 self care tips and activities in mini envelopes

     
    Christmas Gift Exchange Game
    Christmas Gift Exchange Game
    A simple card game with rules for swapping presents – great for Secret Santa or Yankee Swap!

     
    Christmas Pictionary-style Drawing Game
    Christmas Drawing Game
    A ‘Pictionary’ style game with 54 Christmassy things to draw

     
    Enjoy and be quick! The deal ends at 23:59 GMT.

     

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  2. Self Care / Mindfulness Advent Calendar – 24 printable self care cards and mini envelopes

    November 1, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    Finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. Our lives are busy and stressful.

    This December, instead of having a piece of chocolate or a gin every day in your advent calendar, you can instead get a little self care tip.

    Show yourself some kindness and spend a little bit of time on your wellbeing every day this Christmas / Holiday season with our new Self Care / Mindfulness Advent Calendar.

    Self Care Advent Calendar

    Our printable calendar consists of 24 mini envelopes (with calming festive images), and 24 self care cards with activities for the day which can be used in any order.

    Mindfulness Printable Advent Calendar

    Cards include activities such as:

    • On your commute to work or lunch break, find five things you think are beautiful and make a mental note
    • Play your favourite song of all time (as loud as possible) and sing or dance along. Play it twice if you have time!
    • In a notebook, start to write down any compliments you receive over the next month so that you can look back on them later on

     
    Self Care Wellbeing Advent Calendar

    Print, cut and stick the envelopes together, add a card for each day, and then string or stick them on your wall.

    Self Care Advent Calendar - printable mindfulness

     
    pointing hand BUY ON ETSY £3.50 (+ VAT if you’re in the EU)

     


  3. Free Printable Birthday Calendar – Modern design A4 size printable PDF & JPG

    September 5, 2017 by Faffy Tea

    Wow it’s been a while since we posted! Apologies – we’ve moved to Bristol recently and had a lot of things to do.

    Today Jodi was updating her calendar of birthdays that she has on the wall in the Faffy Tea office, and realised that it no longer suits the decor. So she designed a new one! And we’re sharing it with you all.

    Printable Birthday Calendar

    It’s a funky modern design, but is still mostly white in colour so it won’t use up too much precious ink. Enjoy!

    Birthday Calendar Printable

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  4. New Christmas 2016 Range: Enchanted Christmas Forest and new Printable Party Kit

    September 30, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “Wishing you an Enchanted Christmas”

    Announcing our new range for Christmas 2016 – the Enchanted Christmas Forest!

    This new Faffy Tea theme depicts a magical snowy winter forest, complete with a reindeer. We’ve used a collage effect with fabrics and textures creating a unique, traditional, “shabby chic” design.

    Printable Christmas Party Pack

    Our first product available in this range is our printable Christmas Party Kit, which contains everything you need for an instant Christmas Party:

    – Decorative Sign
    – Bunting in 2 sizes
    – Cake & Food Toppers
    – Foldable Food Labels
    – Circle Food Labels or Stickers
    – Cupcake & Muffin Wrappers
    – Mini ‘Cocktail’ Flags
    – Straw Flags

    All you need to do is purchase the pack for a one-off cost, download the files, and then print as many copies as you need from home. Feel free to cover your entire house in beautiful Enchanted Christmas bunting!

    Christmas Cake Toppers

    Printable Christmas Party Cupcake Wrappers

    We’ll be adding more Partyware and Games from this range over October and November so keep an eye out in our Etsy Christmas shop.

    Pointing hand BUY ON ETSY £10 + EU VAT

     


  5. Classic or kooky? Two FREE “Elf” Quote Printable Art Prints – Choose your style!

    November 27, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you go for a classic, elegant touches, or a kooky, fun and kitsch look?

    Here are two free printable art prints we’ve designed, both using a famous quote from Buddy in the film “Elf“. Choose your style your match your christmas decor!

    They are A4 in size, so you can print at home on regular white printer paper. These will also print on US ‘Letter’ sized paper (just make sure that the prints aren’t squashed vertically).

    ELF ART PRINT: CLASSIC STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

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    ELF ART PRINT: KOOKY STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

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  6. Free “Monster Hunt” Printable Party Game for Kids – 12 cute monsters to hide around your venue

    August 24, 2015 by Faffy Tea

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    Today we have created another free kid-friendly party game to match our Monsters theme!

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    There are 12 cute, numbered monsters to print, cut out and hide around your venue. Get the guests to find all of them! Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Game options:

    • Split guests into teams and make each Monster Hunter Team collect photo evidence that they have found all 12 monsters on a phone, camera or iPad.
    • Get guest to work together to collect up all of the monsters in the fastest time possible
    • Put a prize by each monster so that the more monsters the guests find, the more prizes they get to keep
    • Write a clue on the back of each monster, that leads the guests to the next monster, so that the game becomes a treasure hunt!

     

    Kids Monster Themed Party Game

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  7. Unusual kids party theme ideas – very unique and fun themes for children’s birthday parties!

    May 11, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Here are our top 5 unusual and memorable theme ideas for kids’ birthday parties:

    1. Mad Scientist Party

    • Have a green, orange and black colour theme
    • Have your guests come dressed in labcoats and goggles!
    • For party food include popping candy, gold and silver edible glitter, and green jelly
    • Entertain guests by getting them to do science experiments (baking soda volcano and so on)
    • For party favours, fill test tubes with sweets

     

    2. Art Party

    • Use all the colours of the rainbow for decorations and tableware
    • Decorate your venue with frames, easels and paper ‘splats’
    • Get guests to decorate their own cupcake dessert, with edible paint, sprinkles and sweets in a plastic art palette
    • Let guests scribble on the tablecloth too!
    • For easy party favours these could include pens, a mini paint set, face paints and so on

     

    3. Enchanted Garden Party

    • Decorate your venue as a fairytale garden – use fake ivy, gold glitter, swans and butterflies
    • Get guests to make their own miniature garden!
    • Have a tea party theme for party food – with dainty sandwiches and cakes
    • Make a centrepiece using wellington boots and fake flowers
    • For party favours, give all guests a pair of fairy wings or butterfly wings to wear and take home

     

    4. Space Puppies Party

    • Why not amalgamate two completely different things that your child loves?
    • Decorate with stars, planets and rockets… and then mix in puppies, bones and lots of googly eyes
    • Give your guests unusual ‘space age’ food – marshmallows, sherbet, edible glitter and so on
    • Let guests play with glow sticks and glow bracelets (turn down the lights)
    • Use a puppy toy with a paper-mache spaceman helmet (made from a balloon) as the centrepiece

     

    5. Detective Party

    • Turn your venue into a detective headquarters – decorate with suitcases, drawers, clipboards and binder clips
    • When guests arrive give them their own detective glasses and magnifying glass
    • Entertain guests by setting up a treasure hunt for them to solve clues
    • Decorate party food with edible paint fingerprints
    • Serve doughnuts, drinks in takeaway “coffee” cups, moustaches and edible rice paper ‘notes’

     


  8. Cheap Party Decorating Ideas – Top 10 craft / DIY ideas to fill your party venue

    April 15, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    At Faffy Tea, we always try and keep the budgets for our parties as small as possible. Sometimes it’s very expensive to buy or make enough decorations to fill a large room or venue. Even balloons are expensive these days, typically £1-£3 for 10 balloons, especially if you need a certain colour scheme.

    Here are our top 10 tips for the cheapest DIY and craft decorating ideas – the best ways we have found for filling large party venues with low cost or free craft supplies.

    Paper Chains 1. Paper Chains – for covering lots of wall or ceiling space

    You would be surprised just how much little scraps of paper go a long way if they are made into paper chains.

    Use magazines, newspapers, bits and pieces from a craft box, brown paper, even printer paper!

    You can also buy bundles of cheap coloured paper from the children’s craft sections.

    DIY Giant Party Swirls2. Giant Spirals – for filling big empty spaces

    If you can find some cheap A3 card (or larger) from a pound store, cut out a circle, and then cut a spiral going inwards.

    Hang the swirl up from the centre of the circle and “ta-dah” a giant swirl decoration!

    The kids can help make these too.

    Fern Garland DIY Party3. Foliage – for free, rustic decorations

    If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, or a nearby outdoor space such as a woodland, go and see if there is anything you can use for indoor party decorations.

    • Twigs can be spray painted and used in a vase
    • Leaves or ferns can be tied on to twine for bunting
    • Branches, if pliable enough, can be bent into hearts or wreaths for hanging on walls


    Picture © www.designlovefest.com | LINK

    Book Pages for Party Decorations4. Book Pages – for shabby chic weddings, baby showers & hen parties!

    If you have books that you no longer want, the pages can be used in loads of ways to create vintage, shabby chic or literature themed party decorations

    Pages can be hung like bunting (as they are or cut into flag shapes), stuck together to create a collaged table runner, or even use as a wall backdrop for the buffet table. Very “Alice in Wonderland“!

    Cheap Party Decorations5. Drinking Straws – for the easiest and longest DIY garlands

    Thread string through cheap plastic drinking straws to create metres and metres of coloured garlands.

    Criss cross them when hanging up to create a luxurious and colourful effect.

    You can even used them to make shapes such as flags and stars. Take a look on Pinterest for some more inspiration.

    Picture © www.greenweddingshoes.com | LINK

    Wrapping Paper6. Wrapping Paper – for the cheapest papercrafts of all

    From a cheap card store (e.g. Card Factory) or supermarket, wrapping paper can be cheaper than rolls of white paper, and much more decorative.

    These thin, cheap wrapping papers can be used for as a very inexpensive table runner or wall backdrop for decorating your party.

    Pretty!

    Free Party Decorations7. Toys – for decorating with what you already have!

    Instead of spending money buying new decorations, why not use things that you already have?

    String up some toys that you or your kids already have to make a “temporary” garland or even a ‘chandelier’.

    Plastic toy soldiers, dinosaurs, action men, my little pony, cowboys… you can base the whole party theme around these toys too.

    Picture © www.tarawhitney.com | LINK

    DIY Cheap Party Decoration8. Junk – for ‘upcycled’ party decorations

    For a couple of months before a party, save some of the junk that you would otherwise throw away or recycle:

    • Egg carton can be used to make flower garlands
    • Any glass jars or jam jars can hold tea lights or paper flowers or foliage for a pretty display
    • Toilet rolls can be made into favour boxes (see here), garlands, crown party hats (see here)


    Picture © buzzmills.typepad.com | LINK

    Paper Plate Party Decorations9. Paper Plates – for getting creative

    For leftover paper plates from your last party, or for cheap Pound store plates, you can use the plates’ circle shape for some lovely easy DIY decorations.

    Make buttons for a shabby chic party (see example)
    Make jellyfish for a sea, mermaid or pirate party (see how)
    Make huge flowers for the wall (see how)
    Make a hungry caterpillar garland (see example)

    Picture © johnsonsfirstcomeslove.blogspot.co.uk | LINK

    Monsters Party Pack10. Printables – for everything else!

    There is a huge amount of party printables available on the web, including full party kits, bunting, games, photo booth props, gift boxes, buffet decorations and so on. You can find printables for all themes and colour schemes imaginable.

    For just the cost of printer paper and ink, you can have a beautiful themed party.

    Some printables are completely free, and some charge a small cost. Go explore on Etsy.com, or search ‘party printables’ on Pinterest.com. You could also visit Faffy Tea of course!

     


  9. The 90s are back! ‘Saved by the Bell’ inspired Hen Party Kit – printable nineties themed pack with invitations, decorations and more!

    March 27, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    We have new theme for our easy peasy DIY printable Hen Party Kits! The 1990s!

    Nineties Hen Party Kit

     

    We have been inspired by ‘Saved by the Bell’ style graphics – kitsch, vintage and awesome. There’s also a smattering of nineties language, duh!

    The party pack is available to buy and download from our Etsy Shop for £10 and includes everything you need:-

    – Postcard style invitations
    – Welcome sign
    – Bunting (2 sizes)
    – Cake Toppers / Food Toppers / Labels (2 styles)
    – Cupcake wrappers (2 sizes)
    – Mini Flags (for straws or cocktail sticks)
    – Food Cards / Labels / Place names
    – Badges / Stickers

    For a one-off cost you can download the kit instantly, and print as many as you like. Cover your entire venue with cool decorations! Create an awesomely kitsch buffet table!

    pointing handBUY 1990s HEN PARTY PACK £10

     


  10. Alternative Hen Party Ideas – Stylish, Unusual & Geeky Hen Night fun, costumes, decor and gifts

    February 24, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    We want to celebrate the anti-pink, anti-fluffy, anti-trashy hen parties!

    If you’re looking for unusual hen night ideas, for an alternative bride-to-be, take a look below and visit our Pinterest board for even more!

    ACTIVITIES

    Unusual Hen Party Activities

    1. The Flying Trapeze. A few places around the UK offer Saturday trapeze workshops including www.aerialedge.co.uk in Glasgow. View on Pinterest
    Picture © www.aerialedge.co.uk | LINK

    2. Selotape Portraits! Got Hen Party guests who don’t mind looking a bit silly? Make all guests do a Selotape (Scotch Tape) Portrait and put them in a photo album for the bride. View on Pinterest
    Picture © yatzer.tumblr.com | LINK

    3. Super Hero Cape Making Workshop. This is a bespoke Hen Party craft activity by The Crafty Hen, but you could also organise your own craft session. View on Pinterest
    Picture © The Crafty Hen | LINK

    4. Jane Austen Murder Mystery. This classy, fun entertainment idea is available for instant download from Etsy. View on Pinterest
    Picture © MurderMysteryGames on etsy.com | LINK

     

    COSTUMES

    Alternative Hen Party Costumes

    5. Vintage Ghosts! A half silly, half stylish hen party fancy dress idea. View on Pinterest
    Picture © imarkoe on Blogger

    6. Matryoshka Russian Dolls fancy dress costume idea for group. Make sure you stand in a line from tallest to shortest for the photos! View on Pinterest
    Picture © Costume Works | LINK

    7. Trolls! Was the bride-to-be a child of the 1990s? View on Pinterest
    Picture © jasontravisphoto.com | LINK

    8. Pop Art – Roy Lichtenstein inspired make up. Get all of the Hen Night guests to come in a costume inspired by a work of art? View on Pinterest
    Picture © imgur | LINK

     

    DECORATIONS

    Quirky Hen Party Decorations

    9. Alternative to Penis Straws… Baby faces or current faces of the bride-to-be – do it yourself! View on Pinterest
    Picture © 100 Layer Cake-let | LINK

    10. Gorgeous ‘Little Red Hen’ upcycling bunting made from vintage Ladybird book. Find it on Etsy or make your own! View on Pinterest
    Picture © PeonyandThistle | LINK

    11. Do-it-Yourself – a Ken Doll Cake Topper. I don’t think we need to say any more do we?! View on Pinterest
    Picture © Quinn Curtis

    12. ‘Fill Me In’ Party Poster – Hen Do guests can colour in and add messages into the speech bubbles! Available from Not on the High Street for £9.50 plus delivery. View on Pinterest
    Picture © World of Moose on notonthehighstreet.com | LINK

     

    GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE

    Alternative Hen Night Bridal Gifts

    13. How to make a Wedding Advent Calendar. Gift as a gift to the bride so they can countdown to the wedding in a fun and special way. View on Pinterest
    Picture © Something Turquoise | LINK

    14. Pretty ‘The Bride’ necklace – alternative to tacky L-plates! Available from www.weddinginateacup.co.uk for £18. View on Pinterest
    Picture © www.weddinginateacup.co.uk | LINK

    15. Barbie Skirt! This image has no source and no explanation but we would love an alternative bride-to-be to rock this look at their Hen Party? Perhaps a clever maid-of-honour could DIY one of these? View on Pinterest

    16. Hen Bag! With plenty of room for essentials and available from Firebox.com, why not give a quirky bride-to-be this crazy bag as a gift? View on Pinterest
    Picture © Firebox | LINK

     

    Pointing hand For even more ideas and inspiration, follow our Pinterest board!