Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hanukkah Table with Blue Dinnerware

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies >> We love the idea of setting a table with interesting blue dinnerware so much we posted it on Instagram  (Image credit: One Kings Lane )

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies 

Chanukah is just a a few weeks away so it is definitely time to start thinking about ordering your Chanukah cards, Hanukkah gifts, Hanukkah party supplies and party favors, and even your celebratory wine. 

Chanukah 2019 is celebrated Sunday December 22nd – December 30th

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Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Christmas gift exchanges and holiday gift grabs are a fun part of the winter holiday season. Make the traditional gift exchange into a game and add a fresh and festive element to your home and office holiday parties. If you are stumped for gift ideas, Be sure to check out PartyIdeaPros comprehensive list of Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange & Gag Gift Ideas (it really is quite a good list, if we do say so ourselves )

UPDATE!

There is still time to order and print a whole slew of printable games for your Christmas & New Years celebrations!

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Make The Switch Witch Part of Your Family Halloween Tradition

Switch Witch the Halloween Candy Solution

The Switch Witch (as Seen on Shark Tank)

Make The Switch Witch Part of Your Family Halloween Tradition

We just came across this post, Switch Witch ? The Solution to TOO MUCH Halloween Candy, from our friends over at MomMeMatch  (the site that has put together by far the best collection of  family matching Christmas pajamas we have seen to date).  They tracked down the Switch Witch, featured on Shark Tank a few years back, and although the proprietors did not get a deal, they remind us that the Switch Witch is still a fun solution to TOO MUCH Halloween Candy. Best yet, we just checked and the Switch Witch is available with the Amazon Prime One Day Shipping option so you can still get it delivered to your doorstep in time for Halloween! Continue Reading →

Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

Apples and Honey Gifts for the Jewish High Holidays

Wishing all a Good and Sweet New Year! >> Apples and Honey Gifts

Apples and Honey Host{ess} Gifts for the Jewish New Year

For the last 25 years we have been tasked with finding a gift for our Rosh Hashana dinner hosts. And every year we end up running out at the last minute to buy an ok gift but nothing particularly thoughtful or special. This year we have vowed to order a gift from GiftTree, tonight, so it will arrive by Erev Rosh Hashana (Sunday September 9th, 2018). These three very special gifts work equally well as host{ess} gifts for Yom Kippur Break the Fast as they do for Rosh Hashana dinner. And although GiftTree has a huge selection of gifts from which to choose, we decided to narrow our choice to apples and honey gifts. Continue Reading →

A Gift that Gives – Healing Hearts Jewelry

Healing Hearts Jewelry Collection by Tamara

Healing Hearts Jewelry Collection by Tamara

A Gift that Gives – Healing Hearts Jewelry

Party Idea Pros generally does not highlight jewelry but we recently came across a chic new designer who whose unique gemstone collection is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any day:

“Gemstones are the spirit of the earth frozen in time. For thousands of years, gemstones have been treasured for their power to heal, energize and inspire. The design, stones and metal all empower you. The artful combination of these elements reflects your spirit and is yours forever.” Tamara Alter

Our favorite collection of Tamara’s is her Healing Hearts collection, created in honor of Tamara’s dear sister Stefanie who passed away at the young age of 43, after a brave and courageous fight against Ovarian Cancer. All profits from the Healing Hearts collection goes to The High Heals Foundation whose mission is to raise funds to develop methods for early diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer and aid in the discovery of a cure through research, advocacy and education.

Party Hearty!

Keys for Kappas

Keys for Kappas - Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Gifts

Keys for Kappas – Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Gifts >> Postcard

Keys for Kappas

It is amazing how one small icon, a key,  can embody the essence of a Kappa Kappa Gamma woman: strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet subtle, delicate, and feminine.  We are hoping these keys will  symbolize for you the power and authority a holder of a key possesses and will   remind you that each of us  has the power to unlock our own path to the future. Continue Reading →

Best Pi Beta Phi Arrow Necklaces

Best Pi Beta Phi Arrow Necklaces

Pi Beta Phi Arrow Necklaces **I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Best Pi Beta Phi Arrow Necklaces

It is that time of year. School is starting and pledge season follows shortly. So we thought it might be the perfect time to once again share our hands down favorite Pi Beta Phi arrow gift.

For years we have been proclaiming that if we could own one and only one piece of jewelry that screamed Pi Beta Phi, it would be these stunning Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Arrow Necklaces.  It is amazing how one small icon can embody the essence of a Pi Phi woman:  strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet  subtle, delicate, and feminine. This beautiful arrow necklace is a must have for any Pi Beta Phi, pledge or alum.  Buy one for yourself and one for your big and  little sister.  Not only will the arrow necklaces  remind you of where you have been but it will also keep you pointed in the right direction going forward.

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Best Groomsmen Gift >> Think Flasks!

Metal Groomsmen Flasks

Best Groomsmen Gift >> Think Flasks :: Stainless Steel Groomsmen Flasks

Best Groomsmen Gift >> Think Flasks!

Are you still searching for a fun, elegant & memorable groomsmen gift? Think Personalized Flask. Yes, as you can quickly see flasks come in all shapes, sizes and materials. The classic flask is either metal or metal & leather but today you can also find collapsible canvas flasks, vinyl wrapped flasks, and glass flasks. Their designs range from simple to well, not so simple such as a flask that looks like a retro cell phone or one that sports the insignia of your favorite NFL team or even  a horn-shaped flask.

So where to begin? Flasks are hot and they are everywhere from the traditional wedding favor shops to interesting handmade flask designs on Etsy to a sterling silver flask from Tiffany & Co. Most quality flasks are priced from $25.00 – $35.00 but sterling silver and specialty genuine leather can cost you a pretty penny.

Like each bride, each groom has his own unique style (even if he does not realize it ). So if we were choosing, we would narrow our choices to the look most fitting the groom even if it doesn't 100% go with the wedding theme. A groomsmen gift is all about the guy relationship so if you are all sports buddies go for the sporty flasks. If you are a fun loving goofy bunch, the mustache flasks might be just right, the camouflage flask might appeal a group of guys who go hunting together, or the traditional Wall Street guy might want to stick with a classic black or brown leather style

GiftTree | Beau-Coup | A Gift Personalized | Personalization Mall | Design Your Own Flasks | Sports FlasksAmazon | Waterford | Etsy Groomsmen Flasks | Brooks Brothers Flasks 

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Beautifully Designed Free Printables Celebrate Dads

Beautifully Designed Free Printables Celebrate Dads

Free Printables Celebrate Dads

Beautifully Designed Free Printables Celebrate Dads

Today we received the best looking wedding save the date we have seen in quite some time.  It immediately brought to mind Hello Lucky, one of our favorite stationery merchants.  Turns out they recently retired their custom invitations to concentrate on greeting cards.  While perusing their new product line we happened upon these beautifully designed FREE printables for dad.  Yes they are perfect for Father's Day but hey, Dads' have birthdays and enjoy gifts at the holidays too and most Dads' deserve to be celebrated everyday!  We especially love the custom vintage style beer labels and sock bands.  What a way to make giving a ho hum pair of black socks special. Continue Reading →

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

May 4 – May 8, 2020 is National Teacher Appreciation Week  

Looking for the perfect teacher holiday gift or end of school teacher appreciation present?  Party Idea Pros has gathered the  best of the best of fun yet affordable gift ideas for your favorite teachers.

Many of us can recall a teacher who inspired us to make the most of our strengths and encouraged us to overcome our weaknesses. Show your appreciation by thanking a teacher with this beautiful gift book and movie, The Heart of A Teacher. There are inspirational stories about teachers who made a difference, original poems, quotes and a special section with “100 Ways to Encourage a Child.” Enjoy this 3 minute movie that shares The Heart of Teacher poem combined with beautiful photography and music.

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