Calling All International Card Creators!

Do you fancy having your work featured onsite and on social platforms this Christmas?

We in the International marketing team are on the hunt for some standout Christmas cards created by creators in our International markets. In particular we’re looking for folded cards with greetings in British English or, if you are a native speaker, in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Dutch or Japanese!

If you like the sound of FREE promotion on Zazzle (you might even make it onto the home page!) and the chance to be featured on our social channels, read on to find out how to upload Christmas designs in your native language.

Just follow these steps to submit your designs:

  • Go to the appropriate international domain on Zazzle to post your new design for sale.
  • To make sure your designs can be found on that domain, make sure all copy and content is added
    in the local language. This includes the design title, design description, tags and all template fields.
  • We suggest keeping your royalties under 15%.
  • Share your designs everywhere and with everyone – on your blog, Facebook page, Instagram,
    Pinterest, and more.
  • Any UK creators can add #myzazzle when posting your product on Instagram.

UK creators, please go to www.zazzle.co.uk and submit your designs HERE.

Australian creators, please go to www.zazzle.com.au and submit your designs HERE.

Canadian creators, please go to www.zazzle.ca and submit your designs HERE.

French creators, please go to www.zazzle.fr and submit your designs HERE.

Spanish creators, please go to www.zazzle.es and submit your designs HERE.

German creators, please go to www.zazzle.de and submit your designs HERE.

Dutch creators, please go to www.zazzle.nl and submit your designs HERE.

Japanese creators, please go to www.zazzle.co.jp and submit your designs HERE.

Portuguese creators, please go to www.zazzle.com.br and submit your designs HERE.

Swedish creators, please go to www.zazzle.se and submit your designs HERE

Happy designing and Good Luck!

Spooktacular Halloween Recipes To Try This October

Not only does Halloween give us an excuse to pull on a silly costume, it is also the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen! When else is it acceptable to use copious amounts of food colouring or not worry if it all looks a bit unappetising. That’s all part of the fun of trying some Halloween recipes. Whether it is the annual trick or treat around the neighbourhood, or a chic but scary soiree, your guests will want to be fed. So here are some terrifying but tasty treats to try this Halloween!

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

First up, a healthy alternative to traditional Halloween trick or treat candy. This easy Halloween recipe will have the kids coming back for more. To make it even more fun, you can swap the dark chocolate for a full white chocolate covering to make some spooky ghosts!

Homemade Halloween Sweets - chocolate dipped clementines | UK Zazzle Blog

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 medium clementines
  • 100 g dark chocolate bar (60-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • Sea salt (optional)

Method:

  1. Peel your clementines, break them into segments and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  3. Place your chocolate into a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Dip your segments one by one into the melted chocolate, then transfer to the baking tray.
  5. Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
  6. Place your baking tray into the fridge for 10 minutes until the chocolate sets, then enjoy!

Serving Suggestion:

Pop your chocolate orange treats into some cute personalised Halloween favour bags to hand out to guests or trick or treaters.

Cute Bat Treats for Halloween Family Name Favour Bags
Cute Bat Halloween Family Name Favour Bags
by hhhalloween

Spooky Spider Devilled Eggs

This nutritious Halloween recipe could be served as canapes at a Halloween drinks party or equally as an after school scary snack.

Homemade Halloween Snacks - Devilled Eggs | Zazzle UK Blog

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp ground mustard
  • 12 black olives
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Cut the eggs in half lengthways and transfer yokes to a separate bowl.
  2. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to the yokes and mash to form a paste.
  3. Transfer the paste back into the egg halves, just slightly overfilling the hole.
  4. Cut the whole olives in half. Place one half, centre down, on one devilled egg half.
  5. Finely cut the other olive half to create spider legs, then arrange.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve your spider eggs on a spider’s web with these fun paper plates.

 Rice Krispy Brains

This cheap, easy recipe is perfect to make with kids. The spooky brains can be handed out to trick or treaters, or even make a statement at a Halloween school bake sale.

Homemade Halloween Recipes - Rice Crispie Brains - Zazzle UK Blog

Ingredients:

  • 45 g butter
  • 350 g mini marshmallows
  • Red food colouring
  • 180 g Rice Krispies cereal
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Red gel icing

Method:

  1. Melt the butter in a microwave for 30 seconds
  2. Add the marshmallows and heat until melted, stirring frequently.
  3. Add red food colouring to the mixture until you achieve the desired brain colour.
  4. Add the mixture to the cereal in a large mixing bowl, then mix until the cereal is evenly coated.
  5. Immediately spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and scoop out balls of mixture to form brain shapes.
  6. Place your brains on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.
  7. Let them cool completley, then drizzle with red gel icing for a frightful finish and store in an air-tight container.

Serving Suggestion:

If you are selling these treats at a Halloween bake sale, why not hand them out on custom Halloween napkins? Zazzle paper napkins can be created from scratch with the name of a charity, or you can choose a cute design like this one.

Boo! | Halloween Napkins Disposable Serviette
Boo! Halloween Napkins
by FINEandDANDY

Brownie Bat Truffles

These terrifying truffles are a little trickier than the previous recipes, however they are an undoubtedly a cool addition to any Halloween party snack table.

Halloween Recipes - Brownie Bats | Zazzle UK Blog

Ingredients:

Makes 12-14 pieces

  • 34 cm x 20 cm tray of chocolate brownies, baked and cooled
  • 120 g chocolate buttercream icing
  • 7 Oreo cookies, halved and stuffing removed
  • 300 g milk chocolate
  • Red M&Ms

Method:

  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, roughly crumble the brownies by hand.
  3. Mix in the chocolate icing and gently knead mixture until evenly moistened.
  4. Divide into 1-tablespoon portions and roll into small balls.
  5. Insert two halved Oreo cookies on either side to create wings.
  6. Place brownie balls on the prepared baking tray and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  7. Remove balls from the fridge and let come to room temperature for around 15 minutes.
  8. Heat chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 10-second bursts until melted. Dip bat brownie truffles in chocolate.
  9. Create eyes using your red M&Ms, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion:

Give your Halloween party a comic-book theme and serve these bats on a retro Batman plate. They will look super cool against the electric blue background.

Halloween Jelly Cups

This easy recipe puts a funny twist on the traditional adult jelly shot, or can be served without alcohol as a colourful
kids’ treat.

Ingredients:

  • 3 packs of jelly in different colours and flavours.
  • Malibu rum (for the adults only!)
  • Jelly snakes
  • Paper cups

Method:

  1. Select your first jelly colour, and make the jelly in a jug, following the packet instructions. Add a spash of rum if desired.
  2. When the jelly mixture is completely liquid, fill a third of each party cup, then place in the fridge to set.
  3. When the cups are set, repeat steps one and two, layering the next colour of jelly over the previous colour.
  4. Repeat step three with last flavour if desired, decorate your cups with a gummy worm, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion:

If serving these at an adults’ drinks party, have a laugh with these funny Halloween paper cups.

I'm Just Here for the Boos - Funny Halloween Party Paper Cup
Funny Halloween Party Paper Cup
by MyRazzleDazzle

 

Monster Hot Chocolate

This weird-looking but warming drink is perfect after a chilly night of trick or treat fun!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints semi-skimmed milk (substitute with almond milk for a healthy twist)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 225 g white chocolate chips
  • 2 drops of green food colouring
  • Whipped cream
  • Green sprinkles

Method:

  1. Dip the rim of your cups in water, then in green sprinkles.
  2. In a saucepan, stir together the milk, vanilla, food colouring and white chocolate.
  3. Heat the mixture, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Serve immediately and top with your whipped cream and more green sprinkles.

Serving Suggestion:

This delicious drink is perfect for a scary kid’s sleepover. Why not delight the kids even more by serving the hot chocolate in these fun Halloween monster mugs!

Cute Green Monster Mug
Cute Green Monster Mug
by jasminesphotography

So there you have it, our selection of dishes to die for this Halloween. Which one will you dare to try first?

The Best iPhone 8 Case For You

The new iPhone 8 sure looks stunning cased in glass, front and back. But even though Apple insists it is the most durable glass ever, it will be terrifying moment the day you drop your £700 device on the floor (you know it will happen).

But never fear! There are lots of strong but stylish iPhone 8 covers on Zazzle to keep your shiny new phone, shiny and new.

Here is our selection of the best iPhone 8 cases on Zazzle.

The Super Slim Case – Case-Mate Barely There

The original slim case, Case-Mate’s Barely There iPhone 8 cases are for people who don’t like cases. The featherlight design shows off the slim profile of your iPhone 8, in fact you, well, won’t even notice it’s there. The glossy, durable hard plastic shell and lay flat bezel protects from nicks, scratches, and scuffs but – take note – not BIG falls. So if you’re rather accident prone, you might want to invest in something stronger.

Blue Marble iPhone 7 Case
Blue Marble Barely There iPhone 8 Case
by Penzliks

The Rugged Case – Case-Mate Tough Extreme

Enter Case-Mate’s Tough Extreme: the ultimate protective iPhone 8 case. Rain proof, wind proof, dirt proof, sand proof and drop proof, this military-grade case is set to protect your phone on any adventure… or just the British winter. The main body of the case is made up of an impact resistant outer shell with a shock-absorbing flexible liner. A handy built-in screen protector stops screen scratches and cracking. Plus a textured exterior for added grip prevents your prized possession slipping through those fingers!

Wolf Apple iPhone 7, Tough Xtreme Phone Case
Wolf Tough Xtreme iPhone 8 Case
by MushiStore

The Hard-Core Case – Otterbox Defender

Let’s be clear, the Otterbox Defender does add a fair bit of bulk, but even the most fashionable phone is no good if it’s broke. Plus on Zazzle you can make your case more pretty by customising it with you own design! The Defender case offers three layers of protection against all sorts of knocks and tumbles: a polycarbonate exterior shell, rubber exterior slipcover and interior foam. The raised rubber edging also keeps the display off surfaces when placed face down, preventing any unsightly scratches or smudges. While the outer layer keeps out dust and dirt from your ports and buttons, but keeping them accessible. Even with all those layers of kit, this case doesn’t interfere with wireless charging.

Monogrammed Pastel Pink Floral Watercolor OtterBox Defender iPhone 8/7 Case
Pink Monogram OtterBox Defender iPhone 8 Case
by ljm_designs

The Clear Case – Uncommon iPhone Clearly™ Deflector

So you splashed out a seriously good-looking and high-tech phone. Now you want to it show off – those sleek edges, famous logo and perhaps even a chic rose-gold tint… We get it, and Uncommon’s clear iPhone cases will let you do just that. This case offers protection and personality, without losing your phone in a plastic block. Whether you adorn yours with your initials, a family photo or a wash of watercolour, the beauty of your iPhone 8 will still shine through. Built from shatterproof polycarbonate, this clear iPhone case doesn’t scrimp on the protective front either! Believe me, mine has had a fair few tumbles and my phone remains unscathed.

Clear monogram name watercolor hipster blue nautic iPhone 8/7 case
Watercolour Clear iPhone 8/7 case
by iGizmo

The Wooden Case – CARVED

If you like natural finishes, why not try a wood iPhone 8 case from Carved. Individually made from sustainably sourced real wood (choose your tree from Cherry, Walnut or Maple), each case has its own individual wood grain ensuring a truly one-of a kind finish, while the plastic casing protects the edges from drops and bumps. The plastic lip around the edge also means you can lay your phone face down and show off its beautiful natural finish, without scratching or smudging the screen. The real (but thin) wood panel look particularly good with vintage or rustic designs and is a real conversation starter.

Winter Forest Monogrammed Carved iPhone 8/7 Case
Winter Forest Carved iPhone 8 Case
by RedwoodAndVine

The Metallic Case – Incipio DualPro Shine

Another option in the slim and sophisticated category, this metal iPhone case is shiny but strong! You can choose from a range of metallic finishes from gold to silver to rose gold. With two layer it offers defense provide military grade drop protection: the shock absorbing inner core keeps your device safe from bumps and drops whilst the polycarbonate outer shell is scratch resistant. A pretty and practical choice!

Hi | Trendy and Cool Modern Script Typography Incipio DualPro Shine iPhone 8/7 Case
Rose Gold Incipio DualPro Shine iPhone 8Case
by christine592

So there you have it, an array of iPhone cases from the sleek and stylish to the ultra durable. Pick one for your personality and keep your phone in one piece.

7 Ways To Display Your Summer Holiday Photos

Oh Summer – you wonderful, glorious thing! In one swift forecast, you turned our ‘no plans’ weekends into a haze of spontaneous BBQs and trips to the seaside. And for many of us, you brought around the main event, the pinnacle of our diary entries… our much anticipated summer holidays!

Whether you’re a beach-hopper, adventure junkie or the epitome of a traditional British seasider, we all have one thing
in common – taking FAR too many holiday photos. And now that summer is long gone, how best to cherish those sundrenched memories?

After a dreamy trip to Lisbon last month, I was determined to hold onto to that breezy vacation vibe for just a little bit longer. Flip flops around the house? An absolute must… until you lose all feeling in your toes, somewhere around mid-November. But bringing holiday snaps into your day-to-day life is easier than you might think!

Here are seven suggestions on how to make the most of your holiday pictures.

1. Photos are great at triggering memories, but so are the little trinkets you pick up along the journey. Create a memory jar by printing out your favourite photo from the holiday and display it in a pretty jar or glass bowl, together with any tickets, shells or small mementos you brought back from your trip.

2. If like me, you always forget to send postcards whilst you are actually on holiday, never fear! Make your own postcards by uploading that award worthy ‘holiday sunset’ shot to our design tool and send a personalised postcard straight to grandma or your besties.My holiday Photo Postcard

3. Why not turn leftover foreign coins into magnets and use them to display a few pictures on your fridge? Grab a pack of round magnets and some glue from your local craft store, clean your coins and stick the magnet to the coin with a small amount of glue. Hey presto!

4. You can never have too many key rings! Create a gorgeous custom key ring and carry your favourite holiday snaps with you at all times.Small (3.7 cm) Premium Round Key Ring

5. Make DIY photo bunting with some wooden pegs and a piece of twine. You can swap your photos around and replace whenever you fancy a change.

6. Is your phone forever by your side? Upload your best snap onto a custom phone case or create a photo collage of your holiday to show off to the world!

Holiday Photo Case

7. I love making a custom photo calendar from my holiday pics, as they allow for a whole years’ worth of reminiscing (long enough to last until your next trip away!) Save your most cherished pictures for the colder months; they will help you to daydream about summer whilst you are wrapped up inside. If you don’t have 12 pics, choose one standout snap and upload it to a piece of wall art. 

Personalised Photo Calendar from Zazzle

So that’s what I’ll be making to remind myself of my recent trip, but there are hundreds of other products on Zazzle that you can customise with your own snaps. Upload your pics to everything from gift wrap to the bath mat!

Easy Halloween Costumes for Lazy People

In my early twenties I went to a fancy dress shop in search of the perfect Halloween costume. My outfit of choice was the Honey Monster – the classic cereal king! It included a furry yellow body suit, mask and a red jumper labelled ‘Honey Monster’, my new secret identity. I had to try it on.

I must admit, I looked the business in this ensemble. It was fun, unique and a little bit playful – exactly what I was looking for! I rocked that furry little outfit…

But the smell inside the swelteringly hot costume was not so pleasant. The shop assistant explained that rental costumes are not washed between uses, but for an extra 50 quid I could buy a brand new one. Hmmm… pay £80 for a brand new suit or £30 for a minging one? I politely declined and decided I would make my own costume.

I bought fabric, fake blood, a sewing kit and even some sequins, but when I got home I remembered how lazy I am and ended up wearing a bin bag and a witch’s hat (a firm costume favourite since my toddler years!)

Now that I’m a master Zazzler, I have become a lot savvier when it comes to choosing a fun Halloween outfit with zero effort. I found that a Zazzle t-shirt + a few simple accessories = one easy Halloween costume!

This list is for fellow idle cheapskates, who can’t be bothered making a costume and don’t want to break the bank buying one.

Team this bright orange pumpkin face t-shirt with black jogging bottoms or leggings. Stuff for a plump pumpkin look or keep it slim and chic. Top off with a green hat for extra points.

Women's Halloween Shirt | Pumpkin Face

Make no bones about it, a funny skeleton outfit is the perfect balance of silly and scary. Pair your tank or tee with some skeleton leggings for the full set.

Chest Bones X-Ray Skeleton Funny Costume Halloween All-Over Print Tank Top

Halloween Skeleton Leggings

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Why it’s Superman flying in for a Halloween visit! Reveal the shield with this or other designs from our Official DC Comics Superman store. Wear it under a white shirt and team with some sexy specs ready for shirt-ripping sillyness.

Superman S-Shield | Superman Logo T-Shirt

You’ll need an easy Halloween costume for the kids too. Your tiny tot will be cute as can be in this spooky ensemble. Complete the look with some white tights for a frightfully fun children’s Halloween costume.

Cute Halloween Toddler Shirt - Happy Ghost Face

Zazzle’s all-over-print t-shirts offer even more outfit options. Pull on this prisoner t-shirt and grab some hand cuffs and you’ll look like you just broke out of Alcatraz.

Convict Halloween Costume, Mugshot Custom Text All-Over Print T-Shirt
Don’t stop at the shirt. Zazzle’s Halloween leggings offer a terrifying alternative to trousers or tights. Even my black bin bag might look good over these beauties.

Orange And Black Striped Witch Halloween Leggings

Finding the perfect Halloween outfit needn’t be stressful, expensive or left to your local party stop. I love Halloween as much as the next girl but I’ll never cough up 80 quid for a shop bought costume, and now thanks to these spook-tacular but easy Halloween costume ideas, you won’t have to either! Which of these fang-tastic designs is your favourite?

10 Alternative Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Other than your wedding photos, your guest book is one of the few keepsakes you will have to remind you of your big day. So why not opt for an original wedding guest book that matches your theme and interests, and will also bring an element of fun to the reception. Ahead of my own wedding, I’ve been doing a bit of research and gathered 10 unique wedding guest book ideas to choose from!

1. Jenga Guest Book

Who doesn’t enjoy a game of Jenga? Why not ask your guests to each sign a Jenga piece with their well wishes to help you ‘build memories’ forever! You’ll be bringing it out on games night for years to come.

2. Fingerprint Poster Guest Book

Let your guests leave their mark with a fingerprint wedding guestbook. No need for a pen, just an ink pad and a fingerprint poster from Zazzle. There are lots of cute designs with trees, and balloons ready to fill with fingerprints.  This idea is sure to get a big thumbs up from your guests!

Fingerprint Tree Wedding Green Poster

3. Message in a Bottle Guest Book

Perfect for beach or nautical weddings, ask your guests to roll up their notes and pop them in a big empty glass bottle. Not only will it look good in your venue, you’ll have a lot of love in one jar to reminisce with.

4. Photo Guest Book

If you are hiring a photo booth or setting up a polaroid photo stand with props, ask your guests to stick their silly snaps into a scrapbook. Then you can look back and giggle at the bad wigs and hats.

5. Jigsaw Puzzle Guest Book

Why not set out custom jigsaw puzzle from Zazzle for guests to play when taking a break from the dancefloor. They can also sign the back of the pieces with their messages. Then you piece them together again at a later date.

Brush Typography

6. Wishing Wedding Tree Guest Book

Wedding ‘wishing trees’ are becoming popular centrepieces. For a personal touch, leave out custom gift tags from Zazzle for your guests to sign and then hang on the tree.

7. Marriage Advice Cards

You know by now that advice is handed out whether you like it or not, or choose to listen. Well why not take all the tips in one go with wedding advice cards. Then read them as newlyweds on date night!

 8. Vintage Travel Guest Book

This is one for the globetrotters! Ask your guests to sign a vintage globe with travel stories or ideas for future trips. This would also work with a world map or the back of vintage travel postcards, both available on Zazzle!

9. Piñata Guest Book

Buy a Piñata (or crafty types could make their own) then ask guests to add their notes, jokes and words of wisdom inside. You can break it open on your first anniversary!

10. Personalised Guest Book

If you would still prefer a traditional guest book, create a personalised version from Zazzle, with your photos on the front and back.

So there you have it, there are so many quirky ways to jazz up the ordinary wedding guest book and bring an extra personal touch to your day.  Which one should I go for?!

20 Years of Harry Potter – Our Favourite Moments

The fabulous series of Harry Potter books reached their 20th birthday this year and what a milestone!

Here at Zazzle H.Q. all talk around the water cooler has been about our favourite Potter memories and in the end we’ve settled (well really I have… ) on a magnificent seven moments from the series. That’s one for each horcrux.

Be wary! Spoilers ahead for the lucky few who have yet to complete this magical adventure to its end and have nothing to read… ever again…

‘Yer a Wizard ‘Arry!’ – The Philosopher’s Stone

This famous Harry Potter quote saw kids around the world leap with joy. Hagrid telling Harry he was in fact a magical wizard was a real fist-pump/party moment. It turns out talking to snakes was normal. Who knew?Harry and Hagrid Poster

Dobby and the Pudding – The Chamber of Secrets

Home trapped Harry was desperate for magic spells that summer away from Hogwarts School… but not that desperate! Dobby the house elf may have been a bit of an oddball but his heart was in the right place. Soon enough he was in our hearts as well.  S.P.E.W. before we knew right?!

Harry Potter | Dobby Has No Master Postcard

Hermione Granger to the Rescue – The Prisoner of Azkaban

A million great memories across these pages but this stands out. When everything looked lost Hermione saves the day with her time turner (I mean come on… time-travel?). Her genius at studies made sure she was properly prepared for any eventuality with her magical accessories. School is cool.

Hermione 14 poster

Priori Incantatem (The Duel) – The Goblet of Fire

Things just got real. The books took a dark twist. Graveyard? Check. Return of Lord Voldemort? Check. Nightmares for weeks? Yeah – you bet! Ghosts returning via magic saw Harry meet his dead parents.

Harry Potter Spell | Neither Can Live T-Shirt

Sirius Black dies – The Order of the Phoenix

Nope. It’s too soon. I can’t. Sorry. Just re-read the books! Feel the emotions.

Sirius Black Wanted Poster Postcard

Ron Weasley being uh… Ron Weasley! – The Half-Blood Prince

Hogwarts had plenty of romance and magic in the air. Poor Ronald was never the best at either but Lavender Brown stole away this prize hunk. It didn’t last (are we surprised?). Didn’t he know his true love Hermione was under his nose the entire time? Minus points for Gryffindor Ron.

Ron Weasley 4 Coffee Mug

Always‘ (Snape the Good Guy) – The Deathly Hallows

The moment that spawned fanfiction across the globe. Professor Snape’s adoration and love for Harry’s mother caught everyone by surprise – except maybe old Dumbledore! Moments like this keep on giving in a beloved children’s series (be it books or films) that even adults today can relate to. ‘After all this time?’ J.K. Rowling, You got us again.

Harry Potter Spell | Always Quote Silhouette Cushion

So that’s our amazing Harry Potter moments. Disagree? I know it’s impossible to disagree as this is truly the perfect list (RIGHT?!?!) but hey, why not leave us a comment or share your favourite moment!

P.S. You can pick up all these wonderul pieces of Potter memorabilia in our official Harry Potter store.

5 Original Kids’ Birthday Party Themes

Gone are the days when a game of pass-the-parcel then ice cream and jelly would suffice for a children’s birthday party. Today, kids’ parties are getting more and more imaginative (and expensive!) But you don’t have to break the bank (or your brain) throwing the next birthday bash. Here are five fun and affordable kids’ birthday party themes to try.

Bam! Boom! Kapow! – The Superhero Party

Throw an action-packed, kick-ass superhero party. You don’t need super powers to pull it off.

  • Assemble the crew by sending some superhero themed party invitations. Zazzle has a range of official
    DC Comic invites that are sure to start the birthday party with a bang!
  • Use a bold colour palette of red, yellow and blue for that pop-art look. Simple, coloured table cloths will
    do the trick then you can power them up with Zazzle’s superhero paper party plates and cups.
  • Create a cool cityscape backdrop in a flash with a big superhero banner.
  • Set up a ‘training camp’ with activities to test speed, agility and skill, to prepare your mini-superheroes
    for a life of crime fighting!
  • Paint some rocks green and hide them in the garden for a ‘Kryptonite Hunt’.
  • Label colourful and healthy fruit and vegetable snacks as ‘SUPER POWER Foods’… it’s worth a try.
  • Fold pages from comics into cones and secure with tape. Fill with popcorn, crisps or sweet treats!

Have A Blast – The Mad Scientist Party

Nerd up and throw your kids a mad scientist birthday party. It might even be educational…

Science Experiment Kids' Birthday Party Invitation Girl
Science Experiment Birthday Invitation Girl
by Anietillustration
  • Fill the walls of your party zone with posters showing scientific formulas, calculations and the
    periodic table to recreate that science lab feeling.
  • Dress your mini scientists in white coats and goggles to unleash their inner science geek!
  • Stock up on coloured hair spray and gel so guests can self-style their mad scientist look.
  • Fill glass bowls with colourful gobstoppers styled as atom balls. Serve jelly or juice in beakers, petri
    dishes or test tubes. You can even set up an ‘Ice Cream Lab’ so they can experiment with fun toppings.
  • Look up some fun and easy science experiments to try at home. The coke and mento trick never fails.

Great Hall Feast – The Harry Potter Party

Recreate the Great Hall Feast for little Harry Potter fans (or even big ones… for your 30th!).

Harry Potter | Gryffindor Crest | Perfect for Harry Potter Kids' Birthday Party
Harry Potter | Gryffindor Crest Gold and Red 6 Cm Round Badge
by harrypotter
  • Kick off your feast with a Sorting Ceremony. Don a witch’s (or wizard’s) hat and sort each guest into one
    of the four Hogwarts Houses. Reward them with house badges. Keep an eye on the Slytherins!
  • Fill some ready rolled shortcrust pastry disks with cooked spiced pumpkin and shape them into pasties.
    Glaze them with egg wash and bake until golden. The result – homemade pumpkin pasties that would impress Ravenclaw and pumpkin pasty connoisseur, Cho Chang!
  • Serve delicious homemade Butterbeer by combining cream soda, cream and butterscotch sauce.
    Pour into stein mugs for a magical drink that tastes just as good as The Leaky Cauldron’s
  • Play ‘Pin the Glasses on Harry’, like pin the tail on the donkey.

Let’s Go To The Movies – The Cinema Party

Hold a blockbuster birthday bash with a cinema theme.

Movie Popcorn Personalised Party Favour Bag For Cinema Kids Birthday Party
Movie Popcorn Personalised Party Favour Bag
by VisionsandVerses
  • Send vintage style ticket invitations for an old fashioned, Hollywood feel.
  • Fill favour bags or boxes with popcorn and sweets. Serve drinks in old school coke bottles with striped
    straws or mix up some milkshakes. Mini burgers, hot dogs or pizza slices complete a diner-style menu.
  • String up some fairy lights for some glitzy Hollywood lighting and even hang a fake curtain around
    the projector screen or tv.
  • Transform empty cardboard boxes into ‘cars’ (or your guests’ seats) with paper plates for wheels, for a drive-in cinema.
  • Turn on their favourite film and (hopefully) sit back. If you can’t face the party at home, take the snacks
    with you and hit the multiplex.

Under The Sea – The Mermaid Party

Everyone wants to be a mermaid. Make a splash with an under-the-sea party.

Mermaid Kids' Birthday Party invitation
Mermaid Birthday invitation
  • Decorate with blues, aquas, pinks ahttps://www.zazzle.co.uk/z/ymh2n?nd purples, preferably with some silver and LOTS of glitter. Pick up balloons, streamers, even tinsel to create your blue lagoon.
  • Whip up some clam cookies. Sandwich two biscuits with frosting then pop in a sweet for a pearl.
  • Make ‘crab croissants’. Fill croissants with ham and cheese then stick in cocktail sticks with stickers for eyes.
  • Hide chocolate coins in the sandpit for a mermaid treasure hunt.
  • Bring out the rainbow hair spray again for luscious mermaid locks, then get plaiting.

Made For The UK & Ireland

Today we’re excited to launch the Zazzle blog for the UK and Ireland, written especially for our readers on this side of the pond.

Like everything we do, we want this space to celebrate creativity and individuality, giving special attention to local creators, makers, trends and events in the UK and Ireland.

We also want to show you around our unique office in characterful Cork City. We’ve renovated a 19th-century warehouse into Zazzle’s European HQ and filled it with a talented team – many of whom you will be hearing from here.

With ex-chefs, fitness instructors, photographers, crafters and brides-to-be among our bloggers, we think we have some fun stuff to share. All are Zazzle experts, and can show you how to perfectly personalise our products: from Christmas cards to iPhone cases, fabric to favours, shoes to skateboards.

So join us as we visit an artist’s studio in St Ives, style simple but scary Halloween costumes and see how to make a meal in a mug. We’ll help you tackle your wedding seating plan, learn the art of Japanese gift wrap and turn your summer holiday photos into just about anything.

We can’t wait to get started and we hope you feel the same.