Good Things Come in Small Packages — A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Good Things Come in Small Packages >> A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Recently we came across a question asking for ideas for a “good things come in small packages” themed bat mitzvah.  Seldom do we come across new great theme ideas, so not surprisingly, we were hooked from the get go especially since there seemed to be so many positive ways to incorporate a lovely message into the celebration. Although we have not developed an absolutely complete theme package, this post is fairly comprehensive and covers most elements needed to put together a great party with an emphasis on charitable giving.  This unique party theme would also be perfect for a baby shower, school fundraiser, quinceanera celebration, or birthday party or retirement party for anyone of petite stature.

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Trail of Painted Ponies – The Perfect Gift for Horse Lovers

Trail of Painted Ponies - The Perfect Gift for Horse Lovers

Trail of Painted Ponies – The Perfect Gift for Horse Lovers

Courtesy of  RidingCorner.com

These painted horses are the Riding Corner's new obsession. We love them as collectibles, to give as gifts, to paint ourselves, to add to horse party centerpieces, and even to use as a cornerstone in a campaign to raise awareness and funds for equestrian related causes.

The Trail of Painted Ponies Figurines

Among the globe's most cherished collectibles, The Trail of Panted Ponies classic figurines are created by distinguished artists exclusively for Trail of Painted Ponies[,;.;; each work of art is crafted with exquisite detail into a resin or ceramic figurine that stands approximately 6″ tall.
There have been 202 Painted Ponies figurines in total crafted to date including 28 Holiday Painted Ponies, 9 Exclusive Painted Ponies, 4 Four Seasons Collection Painted Ponies, 1 Masterpiece Collection Pony and 2 Celebrity Collection figurines.
Generally The Trail of Panted Ponies announces their winter release on January 1. The Spring Release is announced on March 1 (except the Spring 2011 Release, which is announced on April1), the Summer Release is announced on June 1, and the Fall Release is announced on September 1. Each release includes four new Painted Ponies, and the Summer Release also includes four new Holiday Ponies. The first number on the bottom of the Painted Pony is the Edition Number. This number will have an “E” after it (example: 1E, 2E, 3E). The second number refers to the number of that particular Painted Pony in reference to the Edition that it was created in. This number will be between 1 and 10,000, since there are 10,000 Painted Ponies in each Edition. Twice a year The Trail of Panted Ponies retires a minimum of six Painted Ponies – or as they prefer to say, “We put them out to pasture.” They make the announcement on February 1 and July 1. When a figurine is retired it is no longer crafted, effectively turning it into a limited edition.
Autographed Editions are also available and were created as a way of giving collectors the opportunity to collect something special. Each is hand-signed and numbered by the artist who created the original Painted Pony, and are available with each new release.

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Charming Tails Mouse Collectibles

Charming Tails Mouse Collectibles

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Charming Tails Mouse Collectibles

Charming Tails is a collection of adorable mouse figurines drawn and approved by renowned artist Dean Griff. First produced in 1992 as a Christmas Collection of 12 pieces, their immense popularity spurred this highly sought, meticulously handcrafted series of whimsical vignettes. With hundreds of themes from which to choose, the small details on the all the Charming Tails figurines make them hard to resist. Each one is cuter than the next. And the fact that they are so affordable make us want to collect them all! Plus these darling figurines make “charming” gifts for most any theme party. Or group them together to use as a holiday party centerpiece or bring them as a hostess gift!

Charming Tails Figurines

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Top 4 Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Edible Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is now just a little over two weeks away and it really is time to start thinking about all the little details to make your Thanksgiving celebration memorable. Yes, delicious food matters, but so does your presentation. Today we are focusing on edible Thanksgiving centerpieces. As much as we adore flowers, we are also very pragmatic and get ridiculously excited when we find fabulous “two-fers” or in other words, products that serve two purposes.

In this case, all four of these ideas are visually interesting and practical. Think DIY vegetable and/or fruit filled cornucopias, fruit turkey arrangements, giant chocolate turkeys, and yummy duos of caramel apple turkeys. Which would we choose? All four! Definitely the chocolate concoctions for the main table centerpieces, a brimming over vegetable cornucopia on the appetizer table, and the fruit turkey on the dessert table (such a fun way to present your healthy dessert option). Continue Reading →

Baby Shower Diaper Cakes >> So Practical. So Adorable

Honest Diaper Cakes Must Have Baby Shower Centerpieces

Must Have Baby Shower Centerpieces >> Honest Diaper Cakes

Baby Shower Diaper Cakes from The Honest Company

We are loving both these large Diaper Cakes and these Mini Baby Shower Diaper Cakes from the Honest Company.  They make wonderful baby shower gifts and can double as centerpieces! In fact even if you choose not to use a diaper cake as your centerpiece, we implore you to definitely consider using them as decor around your room. Think desert buffets. Or tie a bouquet of baby shower themed balloons to the top and use 2 diaper cakes to flank your entry.

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Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Winter Wonderland is the perfect party theme for those who love the cool colors and twinkle of winter lights. Just point and click your way to a sparkling celebration. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of this snowy party theme providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. A winter wonderland theme party works well for just about any event but is particularly popular for winter weddings, sweet sixteen and quinceanera parties, proms, holiday parties, non-profit and school events, and milestone birthday and anniversary parties.

Popular names for winter theme celebrations

Winter Wonderland | Snow Chateau | Snowflake Fantasy | Let it Snow | Snowman Theme Girl’s 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies |  Pink Winter One-derland Party Planning, Ideas and Supplies |  Winter Wonderland Mitten Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies | Winter One-derland |   More Winter Wonderland!

Update! Many of the products featured here would also be perfect for a Frozen theme party!

Frozen Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

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Chic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning

Chic Painted Pumpkin Vase with FlowersChic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning 

We love this painted pumpkin vase with fresh flowers that showed up on our Facebook feed from Beau-coup, one of our favorite party favor merchants.  Yes, flowers always look great in pumpkins but an orange pumpkin with fall flowers is very predictable.  All they did in this photo was spray paint this pumpkin white and add a chic contemporary floral arrangement to create a fresh centerpiece look for fall.  We love the painted pumpkin displayed on the acacia cake stand also!

We also think this idea would translate well to an intimate dinner party or could even be used at each place setting as a place card / party favor (one per couple is just fine!).  Simply use a miniature painted pumpkin and add a handful of freshly picked ombre flowers...

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Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces

 

Just a quick reminder!  Do not forget to order your Thanksgiving centerpieces and flower arrangements for your Thanksgiving dinner party!

It doesn’t take much time on PartyIdeaPros.com to figure out how much we love fresh flowers. The deep, warm hues of autumn make for some fabulous flower arrangements. Here are a few of our favorites! If you are not so into formal Thanksgiving floral centerpieces, even a few fresh flowers in a small vase or mason jar will give color and life to your table.

Thanksgiving Floral Centerpieces

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Mint Julep Cups on Sale!

Mint Julep Cups

Mint julep cups can be used as individual vases or clustered together to create a fabulous centerpiece. After the party they make elegant pencil holders. And of course, they can always be used as the perfect accompaniment to sipping the classic mint julep cocktail.

Mint Julep Cups on Sale!

One of our the most frequently asked questions here at Party Idea Pros is “Where can I find a fabulous mint julep cup like the ones recommended in our  A Day at the Races horse racing theme party package?”

We are thrilled to have discovered an entire page devoted to Mint Julep Cups on SALE at One King’s Lane!  Alternatively, Amazon offers a whole slew of mint julep cups for as low as  $10.00. Cheers!

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PIP’s Picks For Top 5 Best Valentine’s Day Bouquets

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Top 5 Valentine's Day Bouquets >> Our new favorite florist! BloomThat #sopretty

PIP's Picks For Top 5 Best Valentine's Day Bouquets

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, its not too late to get a gorgeous bouquet of flowers that doesn't have to say “last minute”.  We have searched the internet to find you the top 5 bouquets with wow appeal that can still be delivered to your loved one in time for Valentine's Day. Continue Reading →