“You’re Tagged” Graffiti Costume Party

Graffiti Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Graffiti Party – You're Tagged!

Create an urban edginess to your party — consider a graffiti theme.This theme is especially suited for Greek and college parties, sweet sixteen and teen parties, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.

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Couples Costumes 2019

Couples Costumes

Couples Costumes 2019

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. Party Hearty!

Update:

Be sure to also check out more Party Idea Pros costume ideas  everything Halloween

Last Minute Costume Ideas | Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ancient Roman Costume Party) | Cute Costumes for Teenage Girls | Mommy, Daddy and Me Costumes | Halloween Printable Games | Halloween Party Invitations

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Last Minute Costume Ideas for Halloween or Anytime

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

Box Costumes

Rubik's Cube Costume

I just saw this costume on the Today show and thought, wow — easy and fun!  You can create it using one box or three boxes askew, solved or unsolved, large or small, with arm holes or without.  Wear tights or black pants underneath.  You can get as fancy as you want.  If you have truly waited until the last minute — simply spray paint your boxes black with quick drying paint.  During the 15 minutes it takes for the paint to dry completely, cut out your  squares of colored paper.  Now glue or tape them to box(es) being sure to leave space between the squares so it appears they are outlined in black.   If you don't have boxes at home your local postal store or office supply store  generally stock boxes.   If you don't have a paper cutter or glue gun consider investing in one for the next time! Continue Reading →

Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!

A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college.  Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume.  My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns. 

One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet  or in the bottom dresser drawer!

The Inspiration for this party

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Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator

Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!

The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!

Where to wear them? Everywhere!

  • Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
  • Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
  • Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America's shores. 

Let's start with the hats

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

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

I Came           I Saw          I Conquered

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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Fabulously Crazy Team Spirit Sweaters & Ponchos

Team Spirit Sweaters >> Sacramento Kings Team Sweater Photo, fabulously crazy team sweaters

Team Spirit Sweaters >> Players on the Sacramento Kings Pose for a Team Photo Wearing Officially Licensed Team Sweaters 🙂

Fabulously Crazy Team Spirit Sweaters & Ponchos

As the weather gets cooler and team spirit builds to a deafening roar, cheer on your favorite college teams (and professional teams) in these fabulously crazy team spirit sweaters & new, this year, team spirit ponchos. Not only are these sweaters perfect for showing off your school spirit on game day but you will have the perfect sweater to wear to ugly sweater holiday parties for years to come. These college sweaters conveniently come in a range of sizes and are perfect for future students, current students, alumni, and team fans of all ages so they make great gifts! We have only pulled a handful of examples, so click on over to the Fanatics site to choose your own fabulously crazy team spirit sweaters and ponchos. Continue Reading →

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

School Roses  

School colors. School spirit. School roses.

Update! 05.07.19

We are so sorry. It looks as if FTD is no longer carrying college roses 🙁 

Whether you are an entering college freshman or a university alum, FTD offers an extraordinary selection of rainbow roses that will help you celebrate your school colors and your school spirit. Although they do not yet have vases that represent every university FTD has indicated that it is working hard to forge relationships with more and more colleges across the county.

If you are a current student (or are related to one) these  fabulous  bi-color rose bouquets can both be given and received for such special occasions as birthdays and graduation but they also make festive additions to homecoming events, football games, Greek parties and “deliveries”, and best yet, to celebrate the many accomplishments and milestones reached throughout your life.

So next time your are looking for that little something special to represent your college colors and college spirit – think  college roses!

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The Ultimate Lip-Sync Duel >> Party Fun for New Years Eve (or Any Night)!

The Ultimate Lip-Sync Duel

Party Fun for New Years Eve (or Any Night)! 

Up until now we have not featured either karaoke or a lip-sync duel as a “go to”  party activity mostly  because I really, really do not like to perform. In fact, I think my husband's biggest fear is traveling to Korea on business and being dragged into a Karaoke club.

Having said all that, we love this Jimmy Fallon lip-sync duel and have to say, dueling karaoke does look like great fun. I can now definitely see this as a New Years Eve or late night party activity as good as, or maybe even better than, charades. Adding a lip-sync duel to your list of party games will appeal to guests of all ages! Choose your playlist based on your guest list. For example, if you are having lots of children, think about including some songs from Frozen. If your party is for adults only, it might be fine to include songs with lyrics that may not be as appropriate if children were present.Party Fun: Lip Sync Duel, karaoke, party fun, activities, games

What you need:

  1. Memorex MKS-SS2 SingStand 2 Home Karaoke System or any singing machine or karaoke machine with a microphone. (We just checked and you can still get this delivered to your front door before your New Year's Eve celebration begins!)
  2. A diverse playlist
  3. A great group of guests wanting and willing to party – in other words well versed in party etiquette!

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Stock up Your Costume Box! Superheroine Tutus are Perfect for College Theme Parties

OMG! At just $4.99 – that's 80% OFF, Izzy, the tutu queen, thinks these are the cutest tutus ever! She is already planning for next Halloween and is coaxing me to buy extras to stock up her costume box just in case one of the fraternities host a superhero party or just about any other theme party she can have an excuse to wear a red, blue or black tutu to. Plus, how cute would these wonder woman boy shorts be worn underneath the tutus (or just to feel strong, independent and powerful – perfect for exam days!)  These superheroine tutus would also make for an adorable group costume when 3 girlfriends want to coordinate their party look!

This is a limited time deal – so do not dawdle – this is a no brainer, must have for any tutu loving coed!  (12.27.13)

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Psy Gangnam Style Costumes for Gals

Gangnam Style Halloween Costumes for Gals

Glam Sequin Silver Gangnam Style ShortsPink Gangnam Style Shorts | Sleeveless White Lace Gangnam Style Tunic |  Gangam Style Pink Tunic Top | Sleeveless Hand Embroidered Tunic | White Chiffon Tank Top Sleeveless White Blouse | Retro Round-neck Chiffon Solid Lace Loose Fitting Long Tops | Drop Waist Coral Rayon Tunic

Gangnam Style Dancing Gals

We have had so much interest in our Psy's Gangnam Style Costumes we thought it might be fun to do a follow-up in response to the many requests asking for additional Gangnam style  costume ideas for gals.

Our most asked question is how to create female versions of the male characters.   Here are a few of our favorite female Psy costumes.  One piece of  advice – don't dawdle.  Most pieces have limited availability and are flying off the shelves!

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