How to Host Political Events and Election & Convention Watch Parties

Host a Political Convention Watch Party

Political Events Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Political Events >> Get the Look! Show your American Pride — Fly the Flag and Bring out the Red, White and Blue!

How to Host Political Events & Election Parties

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Real Grass Place Card Display Ideas

Fabulous Turf Place Card Displays Made Easy with DoggieLawn

A Real Grass Place Card Display Idea

A Real Grass Place Card Display Idea

This afternoon, as we were talking to our 85 year old grandmother about the logistics of keeping a small dog in her urban apartment, we had an aha moment. When asked how she was planning to potty train her new dog and deal with after dark “walks”, she said she had heard of attractive, affordable environmentally-friendly dog grass patches. This way her new pup could “go” whenever she wanted – day or night, rain or shine. Grandma was right, as usual. DoggieLawn actually delivers an indoor doggy potty right to her front door. Now that she has convinced us she can handle a tiny companion, she just has to convince one of the doggie adoption agencies to approve her application. 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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Golf Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Golf Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Golf Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Golf Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Whether you like playing golf or watching golf, a golfing theme party is a swinging celebration for fans of all ages.

Other fun theme names for your golf party:

Break out the Clubs | Tee off with (Your Name Here) | Tee Time! | Fore Tee (40th Birthday)

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Best Vintage Yet Wine Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Best Vintage Yet Wine Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Wine Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Best Vintage Yet Wine Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Cheers!  You will be the toast of the town when you host an elegant wine party.

This is a perfect theme for a wine enthusiast's birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas,  and dinner parties. PartyIdeaPros will walk you through every step of your wine party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras.  Party Hearty! Continue Reading →

Dr Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A Dr Seuss theme party is not just limited to children's birthday celebrations.  Be creative – think baby showers, graduation parties (Oh, the Places You'll Go), Halloween (Green Eggs and Ham) and Christmas parties (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) , and elementary school fundraisers and teacher appreciation days.  We love Dr. Seuss and concoct any excuse to create a party theme using works as inspiration.

Who is Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known to the world as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. During his distinguished career Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Dr. Seuss books have been translated into more than 15 languages with over 200 million copies finding their way into homes and hearts around the world.  In addition to the books, Geisel's works have inspired a Broadway musical, and innumerable children's television specials and films , with the latest Seuss motion picture, The Lorax Movie, released on March 2, 2012.  Other honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Read More Continue Reading →

Winter Wonderland Mitten Theme Party Ideas

Mitten gift tag

Mitten Theme Party  >> Mitten Gift Tag

Winter Wonderland Mitten Theme Party

This is undoubtedly one of our most popular party packages, all year round.  Obviously it is a perfect theme for holiday parties, but it also works well for all winter events including bridal & baby showers, adult & children's birthday parties, sweet sixteen parties, quinceanera celebrations, proms, fundraisers and college parties of all kinds. Every year my son's fraternity threw a major Let it Snow philanthropy event complete with snow and lots of girls dressed in adorable snow bunny costumes. This theme is also completely appropriate for classroom holiday parties since mittens are pretty innocuous and non-denominational. Continue Reading →

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party Theme Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party Ideas

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

Whether you call it Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Star Light Star Bright this is an adorable birthday party theme for your little one. Or add a bit of sophistication, and the theme works for any age.  A Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party also makes for a fun baby shower theme, school dance or prom theme, sweet sixteen, quinceanera or bar mitzvah celebration, or  fundraiser.

Top 5 Essentials for Hosting a Fabulous Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Birthday Party or Baby Shower

  1. Set the tone for the party with a dreamy invitation.
  2. Choose a color scheme and use it everywhere including sprinkled throughout your eats and drinks.
  3. Find unique star themed party decor, centerpieces and tableware.
  4. Place star-cut-outs throughout your party space. Fill out a few with words of hopes and dreams to inspire your guests to add their own thoughtful wishes!
  5. Encourage your guests to bring star themed gifts and send them home with a twinkling gift of their own.

Update! For the next few weeks Beau-coup is offering up to 25% OFF many of their Twinkle Twinkle party favors and decor. Each day's deal will be clearly posted at the top of the page. Here are just a few of the adorable products available.

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Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes for Your Wedding (or Any Special Occasion)

Big to Mini Wedding Etched Wines

Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes for Your Wedding >> Big Bottles

Big to Mini Etched Wines & Champagnes  for Your Wedding (or Any Special Occasion)

We recently partnered with EtchedWine.com specifically because we love love love these etched wine bottles. Not only do these etched wines and champagnes look great, they make a huge impression. And many of the bottles can be filled with wine of your choosing. We  love the fact that you can choose a six liter bottle to be the centerpiece on your wedding or rehearsal dinner tables and not only serve the wine, you can also have your guests sign the bottle as a “guest book” keepsake!

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Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Escort Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

We love this DIY compass place cards idea we found on Beau-coup's blog so much we think we just might need to curate a whole travel themed party theme around it! In addition to weddings and birthday parties think Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s & Quinceanera celebrations, and retirement parties!

Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Courtesy of Kellie Miller on Beau-coup's Blog 

We think it’s safe to say that love is the greatest adventure of all, and your wedding day is the celebration of the two of you setting off on your greatest adventure together! Bring this theme to life with details such as map prints, suitcases as props, and more. One of our favorite travel and adventure themed wedding ideas is DIY compass escort cards. They are the perfect way to help your guests find their seats and even double as a favor. Check out how to make these for your own wedding.

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