Halloween Popcorn Ball Decorating Kit

Halloween Popcorn Ball Decorating Kit

It is still not too late to begin planning this year's family Halloween party!  Some of our favorite childhood memories are the years we all met at Max, Harry & Jack's house for a fun pre-trick or treating Halloween dinner party.  Their mom, Karen, always had a healthy dinner planned so the kids would not dive right into their trick or treat bags before all the parents had a chance to go through the treats and weed out any suspicious looking or unwrapped “tricks”.

Other than the actual trick or treating, the kids' favorite part of the night was when Karen escorted them to a huge crafting table set up so each child had their own Halloween Popcorn Ball Decorating Kit. Karen always purchased a basic Popcorn Ball Decorating Kit from The Popcorn Factory.  Each Decorating Kit came with eight of their delicious signature Popcorn Balls and an array of decorating candy extras – basically, everything you would need to transform the yummy popcorn balls into ghoulies and ghosties and delicious things that go bump in the night. It truly was great family fun!

And best yet, now through Halloween (or while supplies last – yes The Popcorn Factory often runs out of these kits long before Halloween), you can get Get the Popcorn Ball Halloween Decorating Kit for $29.99.
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Popular Movie Character Costumes

2016 Movie Character Costumes

Movie Character Costumes

Movie Character Costumes

2016 gave us some great costume worthy movies. Think Tarzan, Ghost Busters, Suicide Squad, Captain America, and even Louise's outfits from Me Before You. We searched through various halloween costume sites and were disappointed to find several 2016 hit movie characters' costumes failed to make it into warehouses. But don't worry! We have taken the time to comb through hundreds of products and have gathered various combinations to fit the costumes of some of our favorite movie characters.  Continue Reading →

Learn to Make Perfect Pizza at Home >> Think Valentine’s Night In!

Valentine's Make Your Own Pizza

Learn to make your own Valentines Pizza, Perfect Romantic Night In

Learn to Make Perfect Pizza at Home

Overly stuffy expensive restaurants with pre-fixed Valentine's day menus? Us too!

Get creative this year and make Valentine's a do it yourself romantic night in.  Picture you and your loved one making your own Valentine's Day Pizza and snuggling up to eat it with wine and a blanket.  What could be more relaxed and romantic than that?

If you are like us and you are worried that you aren't Mario Batalli and your pizza will end up looking more like a kindergarten play-doh disaster than a masterpiece? Brush up on your pizza skills with a quick pizza making video

These quick informative classes are awesome for learning anything from knitting to the art of cake design.  You learn from the best in the comfort of your own home. Your new found pizza skills won't just come in handy for your romantic night in , think about “make your own pizza” station at kids birthday parties, as a dinner party theme, or even at this years super bowl party.  There isn't anybody who doesn't like pizza, so you will fast become the favorite party host in your circle!

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Homecoming Float Decorations & Supplies

Homecoming Float Decorations

Homecoming Float Decorations & Supplies

As Junior Class President my job was to coordinate all class spirit activities including organizing the Junior Homecoming Dance and making sure we had the best Homecoming parade float including ordering all the homecoming float decorations and supplies.  However, try as we might our floats always looked a bit rumpled and definitely homemade, in the worst sense of the term.  Today there really is no excuse not to make a professional looking float since Stumps carries any and all of  the Float Materials for Homecoming Parades you could ever imagine.

Homecoming Float Decorations & Supplies

Think fringe, grass mats, floral sheeting, spirit poms & pomp squares, standees, giant 3-D letters and personalized spirit banners. With the right homecoming float decorations & supplies you are only limited by your own imagination.

Be sure to take advantage of this special Save $25 on Homecoming Orders – every little bit helps!

Also, while you are ordering your homecoming float decorations & supplies, don't forget to pick up your Homecoming Royalty supplies!

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Kids Community Service Activity – Clip Coupons for Coupons Help!

Coupons Help Fight Hunger

We are so excited to introduce our visitors to Coupons Help, a non-profit organization started by a 10 year old thoughtful, inspired, creative angel.  Basically, Chloe was at a family dinner when a friend of her father's mentioned that the food pantry he worked with could use coupons in addition to food to help those in need purchase food and essentials. Chloe began collecting coupons from the Sunday paper that would have otherwise been thrown away and mailed them to the shelter. It made a difference and so she thought she would build a website and try to collect coupons from people all over the world, especially kids like her. Chloe's goal is to get 3,000 coupons by the end of year!  We are here to support her in her efforts.

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Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon Continue Reading →

2$ off Heart Labels Through 2/15

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, Mabel's Labels is celebrating the love by offering $2 off heart labels! These versatile sticky labels are durable, waterproof labels that are perfect for identifying lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment and much more. You’ll be amazed at what you can label.

This is a perfect way to get the kids into the Valentine's Day spirit, label their school lunches with a special heart sticker, or their water bottle for soccer practice.  This offer is only valid until 2/15 so don't miss out on this great way to make your kid's Valentine's day extra special.

Each label is designed and customized to your needs so they are one of a kind.

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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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Best Craft Tool, Ever!

Best_Craft_Tool

Party Idea {Pros} absolute favorite, cannot live without craft tool is (drum roll, please)

3M Scotch Adhesive Transfer Tape ATG 700 Dispenser

Once you get the hang of loading the tape (that truly is the hardest part) you will find yourself using this “gun” constantly.  We have used it to make diy invitations, scrapbooks, favor tags, hang posters and signs, wrap presents  party favors, party decor and even custom framing.  All you do is press the trigger and roll.  The stick is strong and durable.  Trust us — do not waste your time with the mini tape dispensers.  Yes they are lots cheaper but they do no work as well and in the end take way more time. (And yes ladies, our time is precious and we need to calculate its value when we are making purchases!)  Plus, these guns last forever.  Ours is a bit sticky and gummy and scratched up but is still going strong after 10 years!

The tape for the dispenser is hard to find, so be sure to buy at least 6-12 rolls at a time.  There is nothing worse than getting half way through a craft project just to run out of tape:

Scotch Adhesive Transfer Tape, 0.5 Inch x 36 Yards (924.5) | Adhesive Transfer Tape Roll for Scotch Tape Gun , 3/4

Our second most used tool — a paper cutter!

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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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