15% off Sitewide at Tea Collection

tea collectionNow through 2/14 get 15% off the entire site at Tea Collection.

 

Spring is almost here, time to get that spring wardrobe ready!  Tea collection is offering 15% off the entire site which means you can shop  babies, girls, boys and even woman's  new collections for spring and save.  Their new collection is inspired by South Africa and includes adorable safari themed pieces for everyone in the family.

 

Our favorite steal are these great 6 piece mix and match wardrobe sets.  They offer them for both girls and boys and they give you so many cute outfit options.  Just buying one of these sets will give your children outfit options they can pick themselves and you will still know they are looking great!

 

Spring is all about fun, bright pops of color and Tea Collections has it.  Get shopping now and save with Code: GOTHERE15.

 

Happy Shopping and Party Hearty! 

Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel’s Labels

Mabels Labels Get Organized for the New Year

Label it! Keep your resolution to get organized this year.

 Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel's Labels 

If you are anything like us, then this year you resolved to get your life organized.  Thankfully Mabel's Labels has us covered on everything from food container labels to electric chord labels.  They just launched their newly re- designed line of Household Labels to help all of us get our lives organized this new year.   These labels can be used on anything from organizing pantry items to kids toys and they look cute while doing it!  Browse their selections or buy a combo pack to cover all your bases.  These are great whether you have kids (and everything that comes with them), or you just want to make your pantry, desk and kitchen easier to navigate.

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#26Acts of Kindness for the Family

#26Acts of Kindness for the Family

Boom Boom Revolution Family Edition * – Everyday acts for families to create and inspire kindness.

Are you looking for a fun and easy ways for your family to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to #26acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?  We love these Boom Boom Cards because they make make teaching kindness simple.  Yes, we do believe kindness is a teachable skill with the first lesson being each individual must take full responsibility for their own kindness and expect nothing in return (100/0 Principle).

Here's how these amazing agents of altruism describe their cards:

Boom Boom! Cards Family Edition brings your family together to perform 26 acts of kindness. Once you’ve done a card, put a Boom Boom! sticker on the Command Central Activity Board to indicate that you’ve done it, post the story of what happened on the website, then pass the card on for someone else to do. Each card’s unique ID enables your family to follow the family deck cards you do on the website’s map and see where they end up! Included discussion cards inspire conversation about the whole experience with your children. Teach the values of compassion, kindness and community and have fun doing it!

Kit Includes:
– 26 Boom Boom! Cards designed with children and families in mind
– Boom Boom! sticky note pad
– Command Central Activity Board to chart your progress
– Boom Boom! Mission Accomplished Stickers
– Talk About It! Discussion Cards
– Handy carrying sack to keep the cards in
– Blank Boom Boom! Cards for kids to create their own

Make it a beautiful day!  Make every day a kindness day!

Discount Halloween Costumes – Just $3.99!

Discount Halloween Costumes - Just $3.99!, kids costumes, teen costumes, adults costumes, cheap costumesDo you love Halloween but hate to spend money on costumes?  We hear you!  When I received an email from Shindigz this morning promoting their $3.99 discount costumes, I almost didn't bother opening the link figuring at that price the costumes would be junky leftovers from past seasons so you can imagine my surprise when I actually found costumes I like!  At $3.99, I am 100% sure this Lady Gaga costume will be sold out by tomorrow.  Likewise the Born Bad teen costume can't be beat.  Not only

is it a great deal for Halloween, college gals should consider snapping it up just to add their costume boxes for Greek events & college parties – I don't need to tell you that every year you will attend at least one Angel & Devil theme bash and this she-devil is particularly cute!

Update! New Halloween Coupon from Shindigz!

I just had to share with you today's email!

Save 50% on Halloween Decorations and Costumes. Use promo code WSAEFJ at checkout through 10/19/2012 at 11:59 PM E (certain restrictions apply)

Party Hearty!

One Kings Lane Kids Festival!

One Kings Lane Kids Festival!

Attention all moms and dads, or anyone with a special little someone in their life! It is not too late to take advantage of  the One Kings Lane kids festival! You can continue to shop One Kings Lane for children's must-have items in all categories, for all ages – furniture, art, rugs, toys and everything in between – even missing dorm room accessories thru Sunday October 7th. Stock up on items your children need now or stash some away for great holiday gifts and future birthday presents!  Don't forget your nieces and nephews and and all the other kid gifts you buy all year long as well.  Head over to One Kings Lane now before these deals are over!

Party Hearty!

 

Tea Collection’s Buy More, Save More Sale!

Tea_Collection's_Buy_More,_Save_More_Sale! There are just 3 days left to take advantage of

Tea Collection's fabulous Buy More, Save More Sale

This is the time to stock up on comfortable, durable mix and match girls outfits.  Layer Fresh Finn Stripe Playdress with the Piped Skinny Leggings for an adorable Thanksgiving outfit or combine the Mikko Floral Playdress and Skinny Blue Stripe Leggings  to create a festive Chanukah outfit.   Buy both outfits and save 30% off.  Add an extra legging or playdress to save even more.

One more idea — Are you on the baby shower circuit?  This is the perfect time to stock up on all those cute baby gifts.

Party Hearty!

Win a Nordic Getaway from Tea Collection!

Nordic_Getaway_Tea_Collection_Contest

Here's another great contest to jump on from our friends over at Tea Collection.  This time they have partnered with Jetsetter and are offering you the chance to win a Nordic Getaway + a Tea Collection gift certificate to pack your suitcase full of   their adorable Nordic inspired children's clothes!

..Boys Mod Stripe Tee

Enter to win here. Don't miss your chance because this contest ends on 9/25.

 Tea Collection Nordic Giveaway Prizes

Best of Luck!

Party Hearty!

 

 

Tea Collection’s Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest  Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

by Ariel Diamond

I couldn't wait to spend the summer at home after my freshman year at Michigan State.  As much as I loved my first year of college, I looked forward to spending time with friends and loved ones.  Unfortunately between my summer school class schedule, course assignments, and juggling two jobs I had yet to spend the day with my favorite seven year old, my cousin Alyssa.

Alyssa and I love imaginary travel and have especially enjoyed children's books that take us to lands far, far away.  Over the years we probably have read Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are dozens of times.  We have joined both Babar and Curious George as they roam Africa and particularly enjoy Madeline's escapades in Paris.  When I read about Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest I had one of those “aha” moments.   Now that Alyssa has turned 7, I thought she could appreciate and begin to understand the cultures of the world through crafts.

I meticulously began to plan our special day together!  I would like nothing more than to win a $500 Tea Shopping Spree for Alyssa's back to school wardrobe!  Together we have already picked out some adorable pieces for Alyssa and even found a cute easy to wear, run-around dress for me!

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded DressTea Collection Laululintu TeeTea Collection La Rambla Dress

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded Dress | Tea Collection Umi Moraine | Tea Collection Laululintu Tee | Tea Collection La Rambla Dress

All I needed to do was

  1. Take a photo of Alyssa completing a DIY activity based on one of Tea's Anniversary destinations (Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Korea, or West Africa).
  2. Add a photo caption describing the destination inspired craft
  3. Share our experience as part of Tea Collections Facebook entry page

Since PartyIdeaPros.com has been a huge supporter of Wrap2gether.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to global education and social justice, I had access to the most amazing art project ever.  Izzy had designed and fabricated original handmade African inspired dwenimmen jewelry to  foster cross-cultural relationships and benefit the Mancona International School in Odumase-Krobo, Ghana Eastern Region.   Lucky for me and for Alyssa, Izzy had enough supplies left over so we could actually complete an age appropriate project using hand made dwenimmen, a West African Adirinka symbol representing strength, humility, wisdom, and learning.

Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day

We decorated the leather with markers and puffy paint to give it that nice tribal feel. Once finished Alyssa couldn’t help but model and show off her new creation.

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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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Thor Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Thor Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Waves are but water. Wind but air. And though lightning be fire…yet it must answer thunder's call.Thor Odinson (Earth-616)

Plan your Thor Party Today! Seize the day and celebrate your own super powers — all it takes is a little boost from your favorite superhero. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your Thor theme celebration with professional recommendations on just about every detail including Thor party invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, party favors, costumes, party decor and lots and lots of little extras. After all, in event planning, the details matter and we have done all the research for you! KABOOM! Mission Accomplished!

Other Super Hero Party Packages by Party Idea Pros:

Wonder Woman Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Superhero Costume Party

Green Lantern Party Ideas, Planning Tips, and Supplies

Who is Thor?

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