Small Gifts and Ideas to Say “Thinking of You”

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“Thinking of You” Gifts

Small Gifts and Ideas to Say “Thinking of You” 

These days, it is more important than ever to tell the people you care about how much they mean to you. Since we are not able to just stop by and say hi, it is time to get inventive. Make someone's day by sending them a little something that just says “thinking of you” so they can stay safe and have fun at home. It does not have to be grand nor expensive, the goal is just to make their day a little bit brighter. Continue Reading →

Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning Ideas and Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Coco Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

by Karli

If you and your family have not yet seen Disney Pixar's Coco, we highly recommend you head on over to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video! This is easily one of our all time favorite movies. Coco is an educational, adorable and heart-warming animated film about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). If you and your children are a fan of the movie seriously consider using the movie to inspire your next birthday party. Not only will your party be visually brilliant, its beautiful meaningful message will set your party apart from the rest, in only good ways! (This is a great theme for classroom parties as well). Continue Reading →

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are: A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

(1928-2012)

“The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.”  Where the Wild Things Are

As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Maurice Sendak.  For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work “has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books.”

To honor Mr. Sendak's memory we think the most appropriate tribute is making sure you have at least one Sendak book in your personal library.  Here are a few of our favorites!  Just scroll over the book cover for the title and click on the picture for a summary of each book.

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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 →

Carnival Ferris Wheel Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Ferris Wheel Centerpiece

Ferris Wheel Party Centerpiece

Ferris Wheel Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Sometimes we are inspired by our visitors emails, sometimes by FB posts, and sometimes even by articles we find in Yahoo.  Today we were inspired by one of our favorite Instagram followers. @PoshSoiree posted the featured ferris wheel centerpiece and the minute we saw it we knew we needed to get our wheels spinning to find the best of the best in carnival, specifically ferris wheel party supplies. We found coordinating invitations, party decor and paper goods and even fun party favors. Continue Reading →

Decorative Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

With the weekend upon us and Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and Mother's Day all next week, this Style Me Pretty Living video we first saw on FB, shows how2 easily add a touch of pretty to all your celebrations with decorative flower sticks! Continue Reading →

Beach & Nautical Theme Wedding Flip Flop Pails

Wedding Flip Flop Pails

Although designed as an entryway repository for sandy flip-flops, these flip flop pails can also serve as ice buckets, planters, and are the absolute perfect accessories for beach theme weddings.  As many of you are well aware, flip flops have replaced socks on wedding dance floors throughout the country.  The issue is not whether to supply flip flops but rather how to display them in a festive, sophisticated manner befitting a wedding. When we found these adorable wedding flip flop bins on Belle & June we just had to share! They are absolutely perfect for beach theme and destination weddings.  And since they are trimmed in gold, we think they would work just fine at just about any wedding.  These wedding flip flop pails will add a needed touch of whimsy to even the most formal black tie affairs.  These flip flop bins will work equally well at a beach theme fundraiser, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera celebration, or any party with dancing!  Continue Reading →

How to Make a Fabulous Family Reunion Lip Dub Video

Family Reunion Lip Dub Video :: Musafia Family Reunion 2015 >> Videographers Aaron Smargon & Rachel Finci | Director Ali Viterbi

Family Reunion Lip Dub Video Guide

by Ali

It’s that time of year again! Memorial Day is just around the corner and families all over the world are planning their annual gatherings. In our fast-paced world of iPhones and google calendars, it is hard to prioritize family time. So want to make the most of this year’s reunion and create memories that will last a lifetime? Make a family lip dub video, and bring your memories to life! A family reunion lip dub video is a perfect way to preserve the whacky, silly, heartfelt, and special moments you will create together for years to come. And it is easy and fun! Just follow these seven simple steps: Continue Reading →

Last Minute Easter Party Ideas

Happy Easter

Last Minute Easter Party Ideas

By Adrienne

Have you been procrastinating on your Easter party plans? Have no fear, Amazon Prime is here! We've compiled a list of some of Amazon's best Easter offerings–all of which are available with free two-day shipping for Prime members (not a Prime member? Click HERE to sign-up). Whether you're hosting a small Easter brunch or a full-on egg hunt, we've got you covered! Prime members should order most items by Wednesday or Thursday to ensure delivery by Saturday evening.

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Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Custom Paper Cups

Tips for Creating Custom Paper Cups

Nothing pulls a party together like a festive, meaningful theme! In addition to Zazzle's great paper plates and paper napkins, they now offer custom paper cups. As you know, we almost always feature themed paper goods that coordinate with all of our theme parties but even we must admit, occasionally, there really is nothing quite right out there, especially when it comes to paper cups. One option is to throw a themed sticker on the cup but that can look a bit rinky dink if nothing else in your party has that homemade feel to it. Now you can create your own customized paper cups using this handy HOW2 video showing tips for creating great-looking designs on Zazzle's fun new “add your own image here” paper cups. Our featured image, is meant for design inspiration. With so many options our advice is to avoid overly obsessing. Just choose one design and go for it! We really like the fact that you can use a background design alone or in conjunction with additional text and images.

Learn how to design Zazzle's new custom paper cups. You will be ready to party in no time!

Party Hearty!