Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Absolutely Crackers 2009 Christmas Prize Draw Result...

Nicola Roach from Coventry is the winner of our 2009 Christmas Prize Draw. She won a box of our luxury crackers worth £50.00. Well done Nicola

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Record Cracker Pull at the Metro Centre, Newcastle

RAF Association fundraisers joined thousands of Christmas shoppers at the Metro Centre in Newcastle on Saturday for a festive world record attempt.

The aim was to encourage members of the public to become record breakers by making a long line all around the shopping centre, linking arms and all pulling a cracker at the same time. Spirits were high as men, women and children of all ages joined in with the countdown and heard the ear splitting crack as all the crackers were pulled followed by a big cheer afterwards.

The crowds came close to scooping the Guinness World Record but unfortunately they did not manage to break the record set by a Honda Factory in Japan, which stands at 1,478. They did, however, manage to achieve a new British record of 1,168.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Pull a Cracker World Record attempt for RAFA at the Metro Centre!

Thousands of Christmas shoppers will have the chance to be part of a festive Guinness World Record attempt at the Metro Centre on Saturday (5 Dec 2009).

The “Pull a Cracker for RAFA” event will take place at 11am and will involve a huge chain of people stretching across the shopping centre all crossing arms and pulling a cracker at the same time.

It is hoped that around two thousand people will join together in the massive world record attempt and every cracker pulled will help support serving RAF personnel.

One of the organisers, Pete Brocklehurst, said: “Currently the record stands at 1,478 - set by a Honda Factory in Japan - so we are hoping that more than 2,000 people will help us to smash the record when we bring it to the North East!”

All of the money raised will go to the RAF Association, a charity which provides friendship, help and support for past and present members of the RAF and their families.

Some of the funds will go specifically to the charity’s latest project – Storybook Wings.

Before leaving for their tour of duty, RAF personnel can record their child’s favourite story at their home base, using professional recording equipment and the skill of an experienced editor. Once they have recorded the story, music and sound effects are added, making it even more special. They can also record their own message at the end, telling their children how much they miss them and that they will be home soon.

2,400 RAF personnel will be separated from their families this Christmas due to overseas operations and every person who pulls a cracker could be helping to make Christmas more bearable for their young children.

It is hoped that people from all over the North-East will come along on Saturday and get well and truly into the festive spirit!

For more information visit www.rafa.org.uk

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Absolutely Crackers add Santa Balls to their range of Christmas goodies

We at Absolutely Crackers can now offer our customers a range of new witty, cute, sexy and wickedly cruel baubles.
Santa Balls has taken the traditional glass Christmas bauble and given it a 21st Century twist. Individually gift boxed, Santa Balls is the perfect Secret Santa gift or ideal family stocking filler.
With over 50 hilarious designs you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for the ‘crimbo bimbo’ or ‘bah humbug’ in your life.
Go to http://www.absolutelycrackers.com/ to see our range.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Meerkats go crackers for Christmas!

The meerkats at ZSL London Zoo are set to have a cracking Christmas this year, with an early festive feast.
Keepers are giving them home-made Christmas crackers stuffed with meal worms and locusts to get them into the holiday spirit. It also provides a great form of enrichment for the mini mammals. Zookeeper Mark Habben reckons they’ll be delighted with their Christmas treats: “The meerkats love to explore new things, so we thought we’d surprise them with a gift that they can get they paws into!” Photographers are invited in to take pictures of the cute creatures as they have some festive fun. Photographers will also have the opportunity to get snaps of the ring-tailed coatis as they are presented with giant Christmas crackers filled with treats.
It’s not just the meerkats having all the fun this Christmas though, as visitors to ZSL London Zoo will be able to join in with the Christmas Carnival. With a selection of daily events including seasonal storytelling and a daily Animal Parade, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained. Visit ZSL's website to find out more.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Wedding Crackers at Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, UK

We will exhibiting our range of Wedding Crackers at the Wedding Exhibition in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre from Friday 2nd October to Sunday 4th October 2009. If you are in the area then why not pop over to our stand and say hello.


This show is in its' 20th year, being held twice a year and has approx 125 exhibitors all under one roof, probably the biggest show in the region.

There will be catwalk shows at the weekend... Saturday and Sunday shows and are being held at 12 midday, 2pm and 4pm both days.One big aspect at this show is the number of venues exhibiting, which you do not usually get at smaller fairs...here there are 23 different venues available as your starting point to book your wedding. Combine that with vast amounts of other choices of bridalwear, photographers, florists, cakes, cars, horse and carriage, menswear, catering, bands, discos, lingerie, beauty, stationery, video, toastmasters, balloons, choc fountain, hats, magician, mother of the bride, tiaras and jewellery and you have the complete set of all you need.
OPENING HOURS: Friday 9.30am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Crackers and Party Products at Wholesale Prices

Wanting large amounts of crackers for your Christmas Party? WholesaleCrackers.com can now sell you crackers and other party supplies at Wholesale prices. Order online today and get Free Delivery to customers within Mainland UK. All other customers please enquire for delivery price. Go to: http://www.wholesalecrackers.co.uk/ minimum quantities do apply

Catering Crackers, Retail Crackers, Wholesale Crackers, Hotel Supplies, Restaurant Supplies and more...

Friday, 27 March 2009

Win £50 Worth of Custom Wedding or Christmas Crackers

Our custom Crackers are a great ice breaker at any Wedding or function and make a unique Place Setting, Favor Box & Decoration all in one.

To save you time we can print the names of your guests on each Cracker - Just email us your guest list and we do the rest.

Choose a Cracker to match your colour scheme – Our prices start from 75p.

You may ask, ‘What can I put in the Crackers?’ Well, we have lots of fillings and contents to choose from. You can put chocolates, after dinner mints, a lottery ticket of your favourite charity, fortune messages, seed sticks and much much more, see our website http://www.absolutelycrackers.com/ for more ideas.

Win £50 worth of crackers, just sent us your favourite corniest joke - To enter our Free Prize Draw please click on the link and fill in the form http://www.absolutelycrackers.com/comp.html

Entries should reach us no later than 30th August 2009. The corniest joke will win.

Winner to be drawn on 1st September 2009.

Good Luck!

Keith Langford (Managing Director, Absolutely Crackers)

* Competition is open to all countries. Postage will be paid for. Tax duties may have to be paid in some countries.
* You will also be contacted by email asking if you would like to join our mailing list which informs you of offers and competitions from only us at Absolutely Crackers. To unsubscribe you will just need to click on the link provided. Your email will NOT be passed on to any other party.
* Managing Director's decision is final.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

New Crackers coming soon for 2009

We at Absolutely Crackers have an exciting 2009 coming up with some new lines starting with:

Premier League Football Party Christmas Crackers - including Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic.
Office Party Awards Crackers - Nominate all those colleagues who are worthy of an award for the year be it best tea maker to the sexiest member of staff, you decide on the categories and award them with a certificate and medal,
Casino Party Game Crackers - everything you need to play your favourite casino game.
High School Musical Crackers - Each crackers contains a HSM novelty, a must for any HSM fan.
Thornton Chocolate Dinner Crackers by Robin Reed - Indulge yourself with our dinner party crackers with a choccy treat inside.
Handbells Musical Crackers - Inside each handmade cracker you will find a different coloured metal handbell each with a different ring plus numbered badge which everyone should wear. Nominate someone to be the conductor who, following the simple numbered music sheet and using the enclosed baton, points at each person (depending on their badge number) to ring their bell - the result: beautiful music....or total chaos !
Fink Conversation Crackers A cracker to make you Think? Those tired old jokes are replaced with wonderful questions from Finks Family Edition, including... “Would you rather be a grown-up or a child?” and “What is your earliest memory?”. It’s a great way to get to know more about your family and friends at the festive table or for any occasion.
Each cracker contains a novelty and paper hat and are available in boxes of six.

Come back for more new additions or visit http://www.absolutelycrackers.com/

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Wedding Crackers at Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, UK

We will exhibiting our range of Wedding Crackers at the Wedding Exhibition in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre from Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February 2009