Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

Ides of March Party
Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

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March 15th.

What is the Ides of March?

courtesy of Jennifer Vernon, for National Geographic News, March 12, 2004

Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon.

But the Ides of March assumed a whole new identity after the events of 44 B.C. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Click here for the rest of the article

Today, thanks to the William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, the soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding.  But here at Party Idea Pros we say the ides of March is just another excuse to party, especially for those interested in ancient Roman history, Shakespeare, or anything toga.   Pick and chose from a wide range of ideas.  This theme can go as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.

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Western Cowboy Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Western Cowboy Theme Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Western Cowboy Theme Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Western Cowboy Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Our western themed party ideas will help you plan an unforgettable cowboy party. This western party package includes invitations, decorations,  favors, and everything needed to make your western cowboy party a success!

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Surf Party

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies >> Surf's Up Postcard

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Whether you are an expert surfer or just dream of catching a wave, a surf party theme will delight water lovers of all ages. Continue Reading →

Beach & Nautical Theme Wedding Flip Flop Pails

Wedding Flip Flop Pails

Although designed as an entryway repository for sandy flip-flops, these flip flop pails can also serve as ice buckets, planters, and are the absolute perfect accessories for beach theme weddings.  As many of you are well aware, flip flops have replaced socks on wedding dance floors throughout the country.  The issue is not whether to supply flip flops but rather how to display them in a festive, sophisticated manner befitting a wedding. When we found these adorable wedding flip flop bins on Belle & June we just had to share! They are absolutely perfect for beach theme and destination weddings.  And since they are trimmed in gold, we think they would work just fine at just about any wedding.  These wedding flip flop pails will add a needed touch of whimsy to even the most formal black tie affairs.  These flip flop bins will work equally well at a beach theme fundraiser, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera celebration, or any party with dancing!  Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Party – Couples Costume Ideas

Couples Costumes

Valentine's Day Party – Couples Costume Ideas

We have had a huge surge in requests for couples costume ideas for Valentine's Day parties. And yes, for some, Valentine's Day is yet another excuse for wearing cute and sexy costumes!

Party Idea Pros has made searching for the perfect couple’s costume easy.  We have gathered together a large selection to the best matched pairs available — some serious, some formal, some sexy, and some downright silly – and organized them into easy to follow categories.

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Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

One of our favorite parties of all times was Portia's Peace and Love theme Bat Mitzvah party. It was not only colorful and festive, the theme was thoughtful and perfectly appropriate for the occasion. Ever since, this theme has sat patiently waiting on our “to do” list. Recently we received an email from Shauna planning her daughter's 8 year old birthday party and looking for “peace and love” theme ideas. So finally we have an excuse to move it right up to the top of our list. As we began gathering the best of the best “Peace and Love” party supplies, we quickly realized its versatility since it can be dressed up and down, made elegant or cute. You can decorate this party in bright neons or in Thanksgiving and holiday colors. Not only is a Peace and Love theme perfect for adult and children birthday parties, sweet sixteen, quinceanera, and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, it is also a meaningful fund raising theme, festive holiday party theme, and great for a kick-back, college party or school dance.

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Rent the Runway >> Party Pretty In Pink on Valentine’s Day!

Party Pretty In Pink on Valentine's Day

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Party Pretty In Pink on Valentine's Day!

You can wear red almost any day of the year (at least I do) but pink is a bit harder to pull off – except on Valentine's Day.  This year choose one of these head turning designer looks for a fraction of their retail cost. Rent the Runway makes looking your best easy and affordable.  Do we have a favorite?  We are obsessed with the Narciso Rodriguez Geo Shift Dress and Blumarine Amber Waves Jumpsuit.  So party pretty in pink on Valentine's Day! Continue Reading →

Card Game Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Card Game Party, deal me in playing cards postcards

Card Game Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Whether you play gin rummy, poker or bridge, you will be proud to show your hand with this delightful card party.  Possible theme names include Deal Me In and Aces Wild. Hail to the Queen would make a fun girls night out theme and every guy we know thinks he is the King of Hearts.

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Party Pretty with Moschino Capsule Collection | Rent Designer Barbie Costumes

Party Pretty with Moschino Barbie Collection available on Rent the Runway, Barbie costumes ,  Elle Woods costumes, party pretty

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We love adult Barbie costumes for Halloween, for girlfriend birthday parties, and even as Mom +Me Matching playdates outfits. Our biggest issue is finding something fun yet classy to wear.  Well, look no further. Now, Jeremy Scott's hot Moschino runway looks are available to rent at Rent The Runway! This collection is great for a night out on the town but would also make for a great Barbie Halloween costume. Don't miss your chance to reserve a piece from the Moschino Capsule Collection today! Just an FYI – Izzy tried to rent a fabulous dress from Rent the Runway about a week before her event. I cannot express how disappointed she was when her size was quickly grabbed up and was unavailable for her weekend. I talked her in to trying the larger size which worked out great but she did have a back up just in case. So the moral of this story is if you know you want to wear one of these fabulous outfits for Halloween – reserve TODAY!

If you want to be the absolute hottest woman in the room, order the  MOSCHINO Barbarella Jacket & Skirt. Yes, it will set you back a pretty penny but it will cost no where near as much as if you actually purchased this outfit.  In addition to Barbie, this particular combination would make a fantastic Elle Woods.

MOSCHINO Barbarella Jacket & Skirt, Barbie costumes, Elle Woods costumes, party pretty

MOSCHINO Barbarella Jacket & Skirt

Looking for something a bit more reasonably priced?  Here are a few more options!

 Don't forget the Blonde Wig!

Not so into Barbie but love Moschino?  Check out the complete Rent the Runway Moschino Collection!

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“Make it a Double!” Couples Costume Party

Halloween Couples Costumes Party

“Make it a Double!” Couples Costume Party

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE, DOUBLE YOUR FUN!  A fun-filled couples costume party theme with built in entertainment whether you are hosting a college party, a couples shower, or a Halloween party.

Searching for the perfect couple's costume? Party Idea Pros offers lots of matched pairs — some serious, some formal, some sexy, and some downright silly. Continue Reading →