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Shine Like a Diamond with Metallic Balloons from Flim Flams the Party Shop

Make your party shine like a diamond! Our Sempertex Metallic Balloons are the perfect finishing touch to your party decor, no matter the celebration and event. With these Sempertex Metallic Balloons, your party is guaranteed to be full of glitz and glamour.

Check out the decorator quality colour range, so many gorgeous colours to choose from.

578 – Grafito

512 – Fuchsia

515 – Red

518 – Burgundy

520 – Yellow

530 – Green

531 – Lime Green

532 – Forest Green

538 – Caribbean Blue

540 – Blue

551 – Violet

561 – Orange

568 – Rose Gold

569 – Golden Y

570 – Gold R

576 – Chocolate

580 – Black


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How To Avoid Your Next Party Disaster

How to Avoid Your Next Party Disaster
1. Time is ticking, the guests will be arriving –
Your whole day is planned, so much to do and the clock is ticking, what if something goes wrong.
We suggest the more preparation you can do in advance prior to your party day the easier it will be.
Spread out your work load and plan to stop early so you can sit back and relax prior to the guests arriving. Drinks and food should be bought ahead and decorations can be set up days before. Choose what you’ll going to wear from top to toe. If you have a spare room display your complete outfit.
If you find your falling behind on schedule phone a friend. Don’t be shy in asking for help, sometimes you can’t and don’t need to do everything by yourself.

2. Backup plan
Everyone should always have plan B just in case plan A fails. What if the DJ has an accident on the way to the venue, trust me I have experienced this before. Maybe Cinderella may call in sick.
What happens if you’ve planned an outdoor event and the skies have turned grey.
Think of ways you can empathise if something shall go wrong, better to have a plan in advance.

3. Where is everyone?
There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you’ve planned a party for thirty people and only ten show up. Understand that events beyond our control do occur e.g. emergencies, the best you can do is invite reliable party people.

4. Unwanted guests
Be prepared, chances are an uninvited guest will turn up. Try and discourage this behaviour by vocalizing that space is limited. Apologise to your extra guest, unfortunately preparations were not made and they’ll have to leave.
5. This party is just not getting started
The drinks are flowing, the music is on but the party is lacking atmosphere. The best thing you can do is make sure the music is upbeat, introduce guests to one another and plan some activities. Board games, drinking games and karoke will soon get everyone up and having fun.

6. We’ve run out food
The guests are still hungry and the pantry is empty. Always have back up food, you’ll find as the night goes on and the drinks flow your guests will eventually get very hungry. Frozen party pies and sausage rolls can be easily thrown in the oven and served with dipping sauce. This is a great way to full up those growling tummies. If all else fails call in delivery pizza.

7. Drunk and disorderly behaviour
There is always one in a crowd that stands out from the rest. When serving drinks at a party the goal is to loosen everyone up so they relax and have a good time. However sometimes the nicest person can become rude and obnoxious after one too many. As the host you have a duty of care, try and stop the drinks and offer a safe environment where they sober up and sleep it off.

8. Too busy as the host to enjoy
The last thing your guests want to see is you running around stressed out, busy, and not enjoying your own party. Don’t get caught up in the kitchen or continuously running around after your guests. They can easily get their own drink and serve themselves. Once you’ve knocked off the essentials give your guests some attention and most importantly enjoy yourself.

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Something interesting about latex balloons

Bright and Happy Multi

Latex balloons are made from 100% natural substance, they biodegrade at about the same rate as an oak leaf.  Latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree, a completely natural substance that breaks down in both sunlight and water.

Rubber trees are one of the main forms of vegetation in tropical rain forests.  The demand for latex from the balloon industry ensures the survival of the rubber tree, and provides economic incentive for the planting of more trees preventing deforestation.   Harvesting latex can be more profitable to poor 3rd world communities than raising cattle on the deforested land.

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Caring for your Balloons & The Environment

Thank you for purchasing your balloons from Flim Flams the Party Shop at Nerang on the Gold Coast.

Unfortunately balloons are risky as they are not bullet proof and can pop for no particular reason.  To help with the longevity of your balloons please follow these instructions to avoid disappointment.

  • Helium gas is very sensitive to extreme temperature changes therefore do not leave them in a hot car or out in the sun. For best results keep your balloons indoors in a climate controlled location.
  • Float times of your balloons vary greatly based on factors such as latex quality, humidity, temperature and altitude. Balloons typically float for half as long in hot, humid weather.
  • Latex balloons deflate faster than foil or bubble balloons. Latex is a porous material and it breathes.  With helium being the second smallest atom, it finds its way thru those pores and exits the balloon therefore causing the balloon to continuously shrink.
  • As balloons are temperature sensitive, all gasses expand in heat and contract in cold. This means that if you take your balloon from a 24 degree room into a hot 30+ degree car you risk that it will expand and pop. Alternatively if you take your balloon from a 24 degree room into an extremely cold air conditioned car it will deflate. Once the balloon is back to the temperature in which it was inflated, it should go back to normal.
  • Please be mindful of carrying your balloons, do not scrape or rub them against items that could be sharp and potentially puncture your balloons.
  • When carrying numerous balloon bouquets, please ensure you carry one bouquet in each hand (separated). Otherwise your balloons will become tangled and can be a nuisance to untangle.
  • Please ensure balloons are popped and disposed of in an appropriate manner at the conclusion of your event. Remember to Pin It & Bin It.
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How to create the perfect candy bar

Sweeten up your guests at your next function or event, a candy bar is the perfect way to treat your family and friends. Create a lolly bar or candy buffet for special occasions such as wedding, engagement, milestone birthday, hen party or baby shower.

Which lolly reminds you of a special memory, it could be a childhood memory. I remember walking to my local corner shop to buy a bag of lollies supplied in a brown paper bag for 50 cents.

Visit our candy bar at, we have all types of lollies including boutique rock candy or alternatively you can shop by colour for your next themed party.

Candy Bar Blog

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DC Comics Super Hero World Record

Come into our store just off the M1 highway in Nerang to grab your comic book/super hero costume for this world record attempt on the Gold Coast.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Australia (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) are kicking off the global effort to set a new World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes held at multiple venues around the world within 24 hours, on Saturday 18 April.

Click Here View full article on Warner Bros Gold Coast Website

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Supanova Pop Culture Expo on the Gold Coast 2015

snlogo-webSupernova Expo is back on the Gold Coast once again. Be sure to get your costumes ready for an event where any adult can dress up as their favourite movie or video game character.

Choose from our Costume Hire Range or Buy a Costume online from our from our Online Store.


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218


  • Friday April 17th, 6pm to 10pm, 2015 (Preview Night plus pre-purchase of photo/signature tokens) – Please note: no entry or ticket collection after 8pm
  • Saturday April 18th, 10am to 6pm, 2015
  • Sunday April 19th, 10am to 6pm, 2015


Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix or available at the door.

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Breakfast at Tiff’s anyone?

“Didn’t I tell you that this was a wonderful place?” – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, an all time favourite movie released in 1961.

We’re crazy about Breakfast at Tiffany’s, for beads, feathers, tiara’s and party supplies be inspired at 2urdoorpartystore.

Breakfast at Tiffany