The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Wedding Registy Essentials

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The Most Important Wedding Registry Tip (No One Will Ever Tell You)

Hey ladies! Today we have one bit of advice that we are pretty certain no one has ever shared with you before. It runs contrary to popular opinion and may even make the super sweet brides among you balk. Every single bride-to-be we knows falls into this same trap. She never ever registers for enough gifts for the number of guests invited to all of the events hosted in her honor, let alone for enough expensive gifts. Yes, you read that right, you need to register for more luxury goods and big-ticket items.

Your wedding registry is NOT the place to prove to the world you are simple and have little need for worldly goods. If that is truly the case, simply do not register. Filling out your wedding registry is the time to be both practical and aspirational. It is not greedy to like nice things. Clearly your guests have lots of choices and hopefully, will be able to find something lovely to gift in their price range. Continue Reading →

Purse Lover Party Theme Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Purse Lover Party

Purse Lover Party >> Purse Addict Sticker

Purse Lover Party Theme Planning, Ideas & Supplies

There is no such thing as too many purses! Grab your bag ladies, it's time to party! A purse party is the perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

Check out some of our related party themes that also go great with such celebrations:

Shoe Lover Party Theme | Ladies Yoga Night |Ladies Cocktail Night Out Party | Take a Walk on the “Wild” Side (Animal Print Theme)

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Magnetic Seating Charts & Escort Card Boards – Think Tin Ceiling Tiles!

Magnetic Seating Charts & Escort Card Boards

Tin Ceiling Tile Magnetic Seating Charts & Escort Card Boards

Magnetic Seating Charts & Escort Card Boards – Think Decorative Tin Tiles!

We so loved Ceiling Tile Ideas  concept of using  tin ceiling tiles as magnetic seating charts or escort card boards for weddings, mitzvahs, quinceaneras,  sweet sixteens, anniversary and every celebration, we decided to feature it here.  The best part is that the tile can be painted to coordinate with your party decor.  The pictures below, featured on Ruffled , are great for a manor or vintage style wedding, but the  decorative metal tile idea is extremely versatile and will work equally well with any style even an art deco or  modern look. Continue Reading →

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Unique Wedding Gifts

Recently I received a wedding invitation from a lovely couple who I have known since they were both in elementary school and had the honor of watching grow into professionally and personally accomplished adults.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special –something memorable.

So the next time I tackled the project I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to PartyIdeaPros Classic Elegance party package. Continue Reading →

Taking Flight: A Butterfly Theme Party

Butterfly Theme Party Planning Ideas and Supplies

Butterfly Theme Party Planning Ideas and Supplies

Butterfly Theme Party Planning Ideas and Supplies

Your celebration will take flight with a beautiful butterfly theme party.

Quick update …

This post was so old none of the links worked. We decided to bring it up to 2020 party standards and start from scratch. Keep checking back. We are excited to share our finds!

Party Hearty! 

Celebrate the Happy Couple! Throw a Bride & Groom Shower

Happy Couple Bride & Groom Balloon Decor Kit

Happy Couple Shower >> Bride & Groom Balloon Decor Kit

Celebrate the Happy Couple! Throw a Bride & Groom Shower!

Leave it to our friends to come up with the best ideas! Today Hanna texted. She is hosting a bridal shower and was thinking about skipping a theme and just celebrating the happy couple. Her concept is to use jumbo bride and groom caramel apples for the table centerpieces. She will probably display them on a pretty pedestal cake plate set amidst scattered flower petals. And of course, will add a petal or two to the plate itself to tie it all together.

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Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!

A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college.  Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume.  My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns. 

One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet  or in the bottom dresser drawer!

The Inspiration for this party

Kate Middleton's FascinatorsKate Middleton's FascinatorsKate Middleton's Fascinators

Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator

Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!

The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!

Where to wear them? Everywhere!

  • Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
  • Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
  • Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America's shores. 

Let's start with the hats

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Tailgate & Celebrate >> A Football Themed Couples Wedding Shower

Tailgate & Celebrate >> A Football Themed Couples Wedding Shower

Football season has officially begun. Mike has already added his SEC subscription to his cable package and Daniel has added yet another TV to his man cave. So what is a girl to do if she has her heart set on calendaring a couples wedding shower this fall? Easy – make it a Tailgate & Celebrate football themed couples wedding shower. How fun would that be. Hopefully, you and your friends will not only celebrate your upcoming marriage but will also be able to rejoice in your favorite football team's game day win. Continue Reading →

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Bridal & Wedding Sale, Bridal Event

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale  >> Jane Bridal

Bridal Event & Wedding Sale

Recently we have been extolling the virtues of Jane's Daily Boutique Deals. We often feature our favorite products in our sidebar daily deal which we call PIP's Picks. If you haven't been checking there, DO! Often the deals are as high as 70+% OFF. So today, when Jane notified us that for the next several days Jane is hosting a Bridal event, we had to share! This is the time to find some great deals for the Bride-to-Be and her bridal party!  Continue Reading →