Add Meaning to Your Memorial Day Party – Find Your Ancestors’ Military History!

 

Military Ancestors

We just received word that Ancestry.com is providing special Free Access  this weekend in honor of Memorial Day!

So cool – we immediately went to looked up our dads' service enlistment records and there they were.  Although initially we were unsure abut how this all might practically relate to planning your Memorial Day party as we were using the site we had one of those aha moments – we think access to these military records could actually be integrated into your celebration to add meaning and interest.  We envision the family gathered around the computer oohing and aahing as you discover all sorts of ancestral history.  In fact, if at all possible we recommend  connecting your computer to your television (this might be the excuse you needed to invest in that long coveted Apple TV or other wireless computer to tv content streaming device) so searching your family history becomes an extended family bonding activity.

The Deal

From Thursday May 23rd through Monday May 27, 2013, Ancestry.com is offering Free Access to the large collection of new military collections, draft, enlistment and service records.  Visit Ancestry.com to start your search!

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Mardi Gras Party Fun and Games

Mardi Gras Fun and Games

Great ways to entertain your guests at your Mardi Gras celebration

1. Mardi Gras Party Tattoos| 2. Mardi Gras Mask Pinata| 3. Mardi Gras Essentials CD| 4. Mardi Gras Printable Games| 5. Ultimate Mardi Gras CD| 6. Mardi Gras Printable Games| 7. Mardi Gras Flay Crown Vinyl Binders| 8. Mardi Gras Party CD| 9. Fleur De Lis Binder| 10. Mardi Gras Printable Games|

Mardi Gras Party Fun and Games

Mark your calendars for Tuesday February 25, 2020

Happy Mardi Gras!!

From the moment your guests step foot into your party you can set the New Orleans tone by playing one of these great Mardi Gras party CD's.  The jazzy music sound unique to New Orleans will encourage your guests to feel festive and dance around your party setting a great vibe for the night.

Imagine having a temporary tattoo or a jester face painting station to encourage kids and adults who didn't come dressed to theme to get involved in the excitement of the holiday.  A photo booth with masks and beads to dress your guests up will bring the New Orleans feel to your celebration and would make great photos to fill up a Mardi Gras themed photo album or to send home with your guests.

For a more cost effective way to entertain your guest, think printable Mardi Gras games. They are a great way to get your guests involved in the fun without breaking the bank.  No matter how you entertain your guests at your Mardi Gras celebration just make sure to channel the jazzy high energy vibe of New Orleans and everyone will let loose and have a great time!

And of course, everyone will know the party is coming to a close when you and your guests adjourn to outside to break the pinata!

Let Party Idea {Pros} inspire you to throw the most festive Mardi Gras Party outside of New Orleans!

Mardi Gras Masquerade Theme Party Inspiration Board | Mardi Gras Party Stationery (Stationary) | Mardi Gras Party Decor and Paper Goods | Mardi Gras Party Favors and Gifts | Mardi Gras Party Food and DrinkMardi Gras Party Games and Entertainment

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Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

1. Heart Pull String Pinata| 2. Great Classic Love Stories| 3. Valentine Party Games| 4. Valentines School Parties Book| 5 and 6. Printable Party Games|

Entertain you guests with the greatest love stories of all time during a romantic themed dinner party or spice things up with some flirty printable games at girls night ins and showers.  This heart shaped pinata is perfect for a kid's birthday party or a girly bachelorette party!  And if you are planning a classroom party for your child's school Valentine's Day celebration, check out our “go to” book for inspiration.

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Shoe Lover’s Theme Party Inspiration – Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Shoe Lovers Theme Party Inspiration

1.Heel Memory Matching Game | 2. High Heel Luggage Tags   | 3.  High Heel Bottle Opener   | 4. Chocolate High Heel filled with Chocolate Truffles  | 5. High Heel shaped Cake Server  | 6.  High Heel Invitations |  7. High Heel Chocolate Lollipop

There is no such thing as too many shoes!

Don your high heels ladies – it’s time to party!

A high heel, stiletto shoe party is a perfect party theme for:

Ladies Night Parties, Bachelorette PartiesBridal Showers (“Perfect Pair, Perfect Fit“), Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Party and even

Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, and Sweet Sixteen Parties.

What better excuse to break out your favorite high heels and get together with your girlfriends than a shoe themed party! From week nights in to a wild weekend ladies night out, shoe themed parties are a perfect way to bring friends together for an event filled with fabulous fashions. You are never too young or too old to appreciate a great pair of heels. We've got party ideas for children's parties ( think red ruby slippers) through retirement gatherings.

We've pulled together a collection of all the best high heel themed party ideas to make your shoe lover's theme party one to remember. Just click the links below to get inspired!

High Heel Stationery (Stationary) | High Heel Party Decor and Paper Goods | High Heel Favors and Gifts | High Heel Themed Food and Drink | High Heel Games and Entertainment

Shoe Party Fun & Games

Shoe Party Fun and Games

Shoe Party Fun & Games >> Match a Pair of Shoes Memory Game (Gift) | Christian Louboutin Barbie Shoe Pack  | Shoe Pinata | Shoes Shoes Shoes Bridge Tallies | TableTopics TO GO Bachelorette Party

Shoe Party Fun & Games

Plan on a few shoe party fun games  just in case there is a lull in the conversation or activity.  If your girlfriends like to play bridge, these shoe theme bridge tallies will be the hit of the evening!  For the young at heart, pinatas are always a great way to end any party.  We can't get over the fact that you can now buy Christian Louboutin shoes for your Barbie and although not exactly shoe themed, the printable games featured below are quick, economical, and easy to execute party fillers.

 Printable Bachelorette Scavenger Hunt in Hot Pink Zebra High Heel Shoe, Shoe Party Fun & Games    Shoe Situation Right Left Printable Game, Shoe Party Fun & Games

Bachelorette Scavenger HuntShoe Situation Right Left Printable Game

 Printable Bachelorette Party Dare Gamewith Zebra Print & Stiletto Heel, Shoe Party Fun & Games     Gold Glitter Shoe What's in your Phone Printable Bridal Shower Game, Shoe Party Fun & Games

Printable Shoe Theme Games >> Bachelorette Party Dare | What's in your Phone

Shoe Lover’s Theme Party Inspiration – Planning, Ideas & Supplies |High Heel Stationery (Stationary) | High Heel Party Decor and Paper Goods | High Heel Favors and Gifts | High Heel Themed Food and Drink | High Heel Games and Entertainment

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Best Holiday Video Game Gifts – Halo 4 & Call of Duty Black Ops 2

Best Holiday Video Game Gifts - Halo 4 & Call of Duty Black Ops 2The long wait and anticipation are finally over,  Both Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II have arrived and are on the shelves ready to ship.

Both sequels to previously insanely popular record setting games, one or both of these games will undoubtedly be on the top of most serious gamers holiday gifts wish list.   Rumor has it that these games will be hard to find as we near the holidays, so pick up one today and tuck it away in your closet or stash it under your sweaters or do what I always do, give it to your honey today – just because you love 'em!

Here's a safe place to fess up.  Did you stand in a long line to pick up a game at midnight?  Did you stay up all night and into the morning playing it?  We would love to hear your stories and share your reviews.

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Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Shindigz is definitely on a roll. Not only did they offer some amazing Halloween costume specials, today we opened our inbox and sitting there waiting for us was an announcement that Shindigz is now stocking Hasbro Game night theme props and decorations – the perfect add-on to our Game Night Party package.  These large props and standees are ideal for proms, fundraisers, Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera celebrations, and just about any birthday bash.  How fun would it be to use this nostalgia invoking decor at your next family or high school reunion.   Whether your favorite game is Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Operation, Battleship, Twister, or Candy Land these fabulous new party props are sure to bring a flood of childhood memories to your party's venue.

The fact is that these classic Hasbro games never go out of style.  My 2 year old cousin recently came to visit and I pulled out out old Mr. Potato Head and he loved it as much as my children did many moons ago.  A Game Night theme party is fun and smile invoking for kids of all ages.

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Halloween Party Games & Activities

Halloween Party GamesAs you well know, successful children's parties need detailed planning.  Down time often equals trouble because when you put a bunch of kids together with nothing to do, I promise you they will either create drama (girls) or create chaos (boys).  That is why Party Idea Pros highly recommends slotting in at least 4 organized activities in addition to eating.  We recommend planning a doing activity, a craft activity, a game activity, and ending the party with a breaking the pinata.  Additionally, we always plan an extra game or two just in case the kids aren't feeling one the activities we planned or each activity goes more quickly than anticipated.  Remember it is much easier to cut out a planned game than it is to create one on the spot.

For Halloween consider planning a Witch Hunt as your doing activity where you turn out the lights, and players search in the dark with  flashlights for witch paper cut-outs secretly placed around the party area! We love the Color Your Own Halloween Paddleball Games as the craft activity. And the Bean Bag Toss, Dart Board, Disk Drop, and Pin The Tail On The Cat all work for the game activity.  Halloween PinatasAnd of course, there are plenty of great Halloween pinatas available.  For the “just in case” games simply print out a few Halloween theme printable games and if you need them, you can let the kids choose which one to play.  Also, for Halloween we would add one more activity – a fashion show so the kids can “show off” their costumes!

Happy Halloween & Party Hearty!

 

50% off Pack of 450 Printable Games

Printable GamesFor one day only, September 18, 2012, Funsational is offering 50% off its MVP Printable Games Party Collection including new Halloween games.

So sorry – not only has this deal expired, Funsational has closed its doors. But not to worry – Print Games Now has taken up the slack! You can also find lots of fun printable games on Etsy.

Both Print Games Now carry Holiday, Seasonal, and Event games; Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Birthday, Over-the-Hill, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest, Christmas, New Year's and Winter games.

If we get one question more than any other, it is “do you have any ideas of games to play at my party and by the way, our guests are arriving in 45 minutes.”  Our answer is always the same — yes, go online and order a theme pack of printable games.  The biggest time suck is always the actual ordering and, of course, the printing of the games.  Something always goes awry — generally I forget to fill in a required field and then have to start the ordering process all over again or my printer runs out of paper or worse yet, the printer jams because it knows I am in a rush.  So if you plan in advance, you will not only have peace of mind that you have easily accessible party activities (you have access to the games 24/7), you also have plenty of time to print them out well before your guests arrive.

Have Fun and Party Hearty!