Halloween Costume Exchange Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Costume Exchange Party Invitation

Halloween Costume Exchange Party

Halloween Costume Exchange Party

In times of economic uncertainty, many of us are cutting expense yet looking for creative ways to maintain a full and vibrant life style. For years, Americans have gone all out for Halloween celebrations often sparing no expense in assembling frighteningly elaborate costumes and accessories.  There is really no need for Halloween 2018 to be the year of the ghost.  Re-fold your old sheets and get ready to double your fun. In addition to your annual Halloween party festivities, host a pre-Halloween or even last minute pre-trick or treating costume exchange party. Continue Reading →

Unicorn Room Decor

Unicorn Room Decor >> Magical Unicorn Duvet Set

Unicorn Room Decor

Unicorn Room Decor

We fell in love with this mythical unicorn bedding and coordinating unicorn ceiling tile the minute we saw it and had to share it with you. Our friends over at FauxTinTiles.com curated a collection of darling unicorn themed fashion bedding for the whimsical, modern girl.  Not too babyish, not too grown-up this bedding encourages fantasy in the color palette girls of all ages love – pinks, purples and blues.  We can definitely see pairing the bedding with a DIY headboard made from this Playful Unicorns Tin Ceiling Tile in a coordinating finish. Use it as inspiration for a baby shower theme or consider redecorating your young princess' or horse loving daughter's bedroom. Or for that matter this unicorn bedding and coordinating headboard idea would make for adorable dorm room, too. Just add small accents to give the room a bit more of an edge.

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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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Re-Usable Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Re-Usable Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Re-Usable Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

At this time of year, we are all about ghoulish green here at PartyIdeaPros. Today, however, the green we are referring to is the eco-friendly kind. We bring our own bags wherever we shop. And we always highly recommended gifting re-usable totes filled with goodies as welcome bags for your out of town guests. So we did not think it was over the top crazy when we happened upon MomMeMatch‘s suggestion of using Halloween to create a new family tradition of matching re-usable trick-or-treat bags like so many families do with Christmas stockings.

The whole notion of families pulling out their matching family trick-or-treat bags each Halloween and taking an annual family Halloween photo is just #toocute for words especially if you are all dressed in Mommy, Daddy & Me Matching Halloween Costumes. Plus, even if you do not buy in to the whole matching family thing, investing in cute re-usable Halloween trick-or treat bags will model eco-friendly behavior for your children.   Continue Reading →

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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FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

This might be jumping the gun a bit but we just found this in our inbox and had to share. Download your FREE printable lunch box notes from Minted today and bring a smile to your child's face when they open up their lunch box! Minted commissioned the adorable designs from Baumbirdy and Alethea & Ruth. Available for FREE download now for a limited time only! So even though school does not start for a few more weeks, take a couple of minutes after the kids go to bed tonight or before they wake up in the morning to download these printables and then randomly add them to your children's lunch boxes throughout the year. If you download all the printables, you will have enough different notes to cover more than five full weeks of school lunches. Don't forget to download a set for each of your children. The last thing you want to be accused of is playing favorites. Continue Reading →

Printable Mustache Bash Game

Printable Mustache Bash Game

Printable Mustache Bash Game

OMG – Look what we found!  

A printable mustache bash game that goes perfectly with our Mustache Bash party package and is especially good if you are hosting a boy baby shower.  We are stoked. (So sorry – we just double checked and this game is no longer available  Turns out Funsational, our favorite printable games merchant, closed her shop this year so this game is no longer available but it might be worth trying to print it directly from the above image.  It probably will not come out as clear as we might like but it may just be “good enough”.)

As you well know, we never give up some searched and searched for alternative and have found a handful of other adorable mustache bash games now available on Etsy.  Enjoy! Continue Reading →

Little Giraffe Baby Shower Gifts

Little Giraffe Baby Shower Gifts

Anyone who has ever shopped for baby shower and new baby gifts knows that the choices are infinitesimal.  Each outfit is cuter than the next. Each stuffed animal is imagined in small hugging arms. But every once in a while a company or product comes along that not only elicits oohs and aahs but truly stands out from the rest.  For us,  Little Giraffe  is that company with those products.

This brand offers the most luxurious baby blankets, crib bedding sets, and more. Their soft security blankets and hooded towels make great baby shower gifts and are a particular favorite of  celebrity moms including Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Nicole Richie, and Gwen Stefani.  All items are machine washable and made in the USA.  So stock up on baby shower gifts or find a special something for your own little bundle.  –  Enjoy! Continue Reading →

Mommy and Me Pajamas

Mommy and Me Matching Pajamas

Nothing is sweeter than snuggling and cuddling with your little one.  How cute  and cozy are these mommy and me matching pajamas? Send us your mother daughter pictures in matching PJs – we would love to ooh and ahh! (And with your permission, we will even post them here.)  Attention dads with girls: this is an easy and adorable gift for all the girls in your life!

For a fabulous list of Mommy & Me and Family Matching Pajamas, we highly recommend visiting MomMeMatch.com. They are constantly adding to their adorable, picture perfect collection. Continue Reading →

Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Halloween in the Classroom – Go Batty!

Looking for a way to add an educational and charitable element to your classroom Halloween celebrations? Adopt a vampire bat! or any of these “scary” critters

Adopt a Wolf | Adopt a Jaguar | Adopt a Wolverine

Classroom Halloween Party

Most of you are way better than me about planning in advance, but for those last minute room moms, you can skip the drive across town just to find the leftover Halloween pickings.  Order TODAY and have your paper goods and decorations delivered to your front door in time for your student's Halloween in the classroom party!

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