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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stash your Christmas CASH

This Christmas, when your Aunty gives you some money in an envelope to buy something special, why not put some away for later.  When I was little I would spend all the notes, and keep all the change for later.  Hopefully Santa will give you a Pink Poppy Mermaid money box this Christmas, and then you'll have a special place for your Christmas cash!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Keep your bling accessories safe and easy to find.

Even as an adult, you need a special place for your hair clips and earrings. But every little girl should have one of her own.  Having a jewellery box provides a safe place but is also sentimental and a nice touch to your bedroom.  Our Pink Poppy jewellery box has separate swing out compartments perfect for hair accessories and a big storage area at the top for your jewellery.  It is decorated with flowers and will grow up with you.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's you best christmas memory?

Everyone remembers something special from when they were little about a particular christmas.  I remember going over to my Aunty's house for a big party every year, and after dark, Santa came over the roof and gave all kids presents!!  I was always so excited and made sure I had my prettiest dress on, and my hair was perfect.

What do you remember?  Was it getting your first baby doll or eating Nana special homemade pudding? 

Christmas is not just about what you are doing to get, it's also about remembering what you have.  Great friends and a loving family should always be top of the list!

Monday, December 6, 2010

You'll be as jolly as Santa after these jokes

Who visits good lions on Christmas Eve?
Santa Claws!

What do you get when you cross a bear and a skunk?
Winnie the Po-eww!

Why did the king go to the dentist?
To get his teeth crowned.

What colour is a burp?
Burple

What is a scarecrow's favourite fruit?
Straw-berries

What do pigs get when they're ill?
Oink-ment.

Why can't a leopard hide?
Because he's always spotted.

Why does Peter Pan always fly?
Because he can Neverland!

Why did the boy wear nappies to the party?
Because he was a party-pooper.

Why don't eggs tell jokes?
Because they crack up!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Award Winning Pink Poppy

Pink Poppy has been awarded the GCGHOV Star of Excellence for our quality stylish products for kids!

This is so exciting for us and we are very happy that GCGHOV love our products.  They did a review of our Signature beach bag, bucket hat and flip flops.  Plus they loved our sunglasses too.

Read the blog below for the whole review.

http://gcghov.blogspot.com/

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 csrbakeadifference.com.au 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!”

Source: wwww.huggies.com.au


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? 

http://www.lifestyleyou.com.au/youtryityourateit/review.aspx?id=220

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.
http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/NSW---Sydney/parks-&-playgrounds.htm

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.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keep your treasures safe

Do you know the perfect place to put those special girly things? Like that special card from Nana, your little dolls and your favourite notebook and pens. If you want to keep them away from your brother, put them in a Pink Poppy Signature storage case.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You can be a Good Witch this halloween

Everyone always thinks to dress up as a scary witch with a green face, but this year you could be the good witch on your street.  Pink Poppy have a lovely black cape with a big pink collar and ribbon tie, and on the back it has a cute black cat motif.  To top it off, add the witches hat with pink trim and stars.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pink Poppy in the Media



Little Angel magazine - Nov 2010 issue dress up giveaway

 

Dancing Divas

If you have a passion for jazz, tap or ballet then you’ll love the new range of bags from Pink Poppy. With two different decals, you can choose which best suits your dancing style.


Pink Poppy Dance is available in sparkling silver or pale pink with an embroided charm bracelet look decal with ballet shoes, a crown plus a padlock and key. These are encrusted with hand applied pink jewels for added sparkle.

The Wild Poppy Dancing Queen range debuts in shiny black with an embroided silver crown, encrusted with hand applied diamond-looking jewels. Perfect for making an impact!!!

The range features the following items:


  • After school dance class bag – large enough for costumes or overnights stays at friends houses
  • Shoe bag – a soft satin bag to keep your shoes protected.
  • Cosmetic bag – for head bands, glitter and jewellery.
  • Tote handbag – perfect for weekends or dancing days when you only need the basics.
  • Handbag - to show your style on shopping outings. *
  • Jewellery box – to keep you dancing accessories safe at home.* (*Not available in Black)

Dancing Divas can also team these with the ballet shoes jewellery and hair accessories to complete the look. Or any other sparkling sets to work with your costumes. Prices start from $6.50 for bags and $3.95 for accessories.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Facebook shows off our press coverage

Have you had a look at our Facebook page?  I bet you will LIKE it.
We have update the photo albums to include all our magazine and online appearances.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=32368&id=106096539435889#!/pages/Pink-Poppy/106096539435889

What do you think of Pink Poppy?

We have asked Mums via Foxtel and Kidspot to tell us what they think of Pink Poppy products.  Here is the latest one......
  http://social.kidspot.com.au/topic.php?topic_id=7926

But what do you think?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shop Girl hits the stands!!

Have you seen the new edition of Shop Girl Magazine??  It's like Shop 4 Kids and is full of super cool fashion for tween girls.  Pink Poppy even appears in some of the features. 

SHOP Girl is a magazine designed for mothers and daughters to pore over together and find a middle ground, making shopping easier for time-poor parents and more fun for everyone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Perfect Nails

Give Mum a treat this weekend!!  Give her a manicure.

The trick to mastering the manicure is to remember there are three coats you need for your nails to really last.  The first is called a base coat, which helps your nail colour to stay on for longer.  After that dries, it's time for the fun part- the colour!!  Put two coats on to really make them POP!  When that dries, put a top coat on, which is clear polish that helps to stop your nails from chipping.

There is even a new nail polish called Have a Heart by Nicole OPI that has hearts floating in the polish so when you paint your nails, little hearts are applied. 

For all the little girls, Pink Poppy have a fastastic range of nail polish that doesn't have any nastys, and comes off in one piece.  PERFECT!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Total Girl says Pink Poppy Rox their Sox

In this months Total Girl mag, they chose a couple of their favourite things.  Along with some cool sandals and T-shirt they chose the Pink Poppy Signature print handbag and also the Pink Poppy Wall stickers to decorate your room.  Pretty Cool hey.


Monday, October 4, 2010

WIN Pink Poppy packs with My Child magazine

We are always finding ways for you girls to win some Pink Poppy products to try.  This month, we have teamed up with My Child magazine which is full of stylish clothing and stuff for your bedroom.  Similar to our competion where you tell us which type of girl you are - fairy, princess, mermaid or ballerina, you can win that character prize pack.  Each pack includes a costume complete with wand and tiara, a hairbrush and music jewellery box.  Click here to enter and win ......

http://www.mychildmagazine.com.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=-Amwga6NH00%3d&tabid=350

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pink Poppies can now PLAY ..

We want www.pinkpoppy.com.au to be a fun place to visit and stay to play.  We now have a dress up game where you create the perfect outfit.  All of these items are real costumes that you can add to your christmas list.

http://www.pinkpoppy.com.au/DressupGame.aspx

Friday, October 1, 2010

Foxtel - You Try It, You Rate It

To celebrate our Pink Poppy Princess Search, Foxtel and Lifestyle You are giving you the chance to Try PinkPoppy and Rate it.  There will be eight packs with jewellery and hair accessories to be won.

http://www.lifestyleyou.com.au/youtryityourateit/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Colouring in fun

When you're stuck for something to do, colouring in pages are always a hit with the kids. Kidspot have 100+ pages you can download.

http://www.kidspot.com.au/slideshow/Kids-Activity-Sheets-Colouring-Pages+2.htm

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pink Poppy latest press




Pink Poppy Princess Search continues .....

We've had loads of great entries into our Pink Poppy competition running through Total Girl magazine - the coolest mag for young style setters.

Kylie from Wiley Park NSW said "The type of Pink Poppy girl I am is a princess because I love fashion and curly hair."

Thanks Kylie.  Don't forget to tell your friends to enter!!!

http://www.totalgirl.com.au/comps/comp.asp?comp=2369

Holiday Fun activities

Most kids are on school holidays at the moment, and parents are always looking for things to do that won't cost a fortune.  Check out some ideas on kidspot.

http://www.kidspot.com.au/MySpot-escapes-Spring-time-family-fun-on-a-budget+3594+178+article.htm

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Holidays with kids

Just in time for school holidays, Holidays with Kids magazine is out showing all the best places to visit this spring.  Pink Poppy also appears in the magazine and the website, where they are giving away 4 weekend combos - an overnight bag and backpack!!  Go to the website to enter!

http://www.holidayswithkids.com.au/competitions/competitions/vol_25_prize_giveaway

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

5 Stars from Foxtel

More Mums are telling us they think Pink Poppy is great for their girls. There are two new reviews on Foxtel this week.

http://www.lifestyleyou.com.au/youtryityourateit/review.aspx?id=173

Monday, September 20, 2010

Are you the Pink Poppy Princess

Pink Poppy are about to make one little girls dreams come true - to be in Total Girl magazine, be the face of Pink Poppy and win a Huge wardrobe of pink and sparkling goodies! Go to Total Girl to enter.

http://www.totalgirl.com.au/comps/comp.asp?comp=2369

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fairy party bag

Pink Poppy has all sorts of novelties likes bubbles, lipgloss, stickers, fairy tattoos, rings, earrings, projector pens, slinkys, balls, notepads and journals.  Or you could simply offer them a stationery kit, fairy stamps.
A few fairy lollies wouldn't go astray either ...

Fairy Party Cake

http://www.birthday-cakes.com.au/174/2009-0024/Mushroom-Fairy-Cake.html

This is the most amazing fairy cake I've ever seen.  I have provided a link in case you are adventurous.  Otherwise just decorate any cake in a fairy theme.
Or you can use the old Dolly Varden method and bake the cake in a pudding dish and insert a Barbie in the smallest end.  Let your imagination take over with all kinds of stars, silver balls and sparkles to decorate it.



Fairy Party food

A groovy fairy party idea is to sprinkle fairy dust onto the food (it could practically be anything, such as salt, parsley, icing sugar, coloured sprinkles etc) and just put in little containers. With paint write on them "fairy dust".



Fairy Fizz Red softdrink or lemonade with a dash of red colouring (to make it pink)


Elf Punch Make a fruit punch using the same quantity of cranberry juice, sparkling water and lemonade. Add some fruit and star shaped ice cubes.


Fairy Smoothie use berries and strawberry yogurt or icecream to make yummy smoothies.


Fairy Biscuits Use pink icing to ice some plain biscuits. Have some plain white ones as well as some with 100s and 1000s.


Fairy Cookies Using a star shaped cookie cutter, make your own star shaped cookies with different coloured cookies.


Fairy Bread What's a fairy party without fairy bread? Lightly butter bread, spread with lots of sprinkles, use a cookie cutter to cut into star or heart shapes or butterfly shapes and use a must stick as the body.


Fairy Popcorn melt some white chocolate and add some pink food colouring. Put popcorn on a tray and drizzle with chocolate. Place in fridge to set then snap into chunks.


Melon wands cut watermelon or honeydew melon into 2cm thick pieces. Use a cookie cutter to cut star piece and poke a kebab stick into the star.


Fairy Burgers Cut the hamburgers into star shapes with star cookie cutters.


Fairy Wings Bake some marinated chicken wings.


Cream cheese and strawberry sandwiches You can cut these with star, heart, diamond etc. shaped cookie cutters.


Magical coconut ice make up squares of pink and white coconut ice and decorate with silver balls or edible sparkles.


Jewel Salad Place fruit in a watermelon basket. Cut watermelon and rockmelon with heart, star, diamond etc. shaped cookie cutters. Sprinkle with 'fairy dust' (coconut).


Little Elf Crackers use Jatz crackers with slices of cheese and sliced meat cut into circles or shapes on top.


Fairy Wands Pretzel sticks - big or little, dipped in white chocolate or icing and dipped in sprinkles or 100s and 1000s on one end.


Fairy Gems Set out a bowl of different colored jellybeans.


Pixie Kebabs Thread pink marshmallows and grapes onto kebab sticks.

Fairy Party Prizes

Pink Poppy have lots of fairy trinkets to use as prizes.  Star wands, tiaras, stickers, bubbles, pens, notepads, even little boxes of lipgloss or fairy glitter.