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!

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Board Game Night Party

Board Game Night

Board Game Night Party

In our increasingly digital world, board games might seem like an old-fashioned pastime. But more and more people are turning to board games as a hobby. These days, board games are more than just the classic Monopoly, Clue, and Connect 4. European-style games are a class of tabletop games that generally have simple rules, short to medium playing times (no five hour Monopoly marathons here!) and lots of social interaction. These kinds of games have become incredibly trendy: board game cafes have opened up all over the world! We think that these games can be a great way to connect with family and friends. So why not change up your usual Friday night entertainment and throw a casual board game night party?

Fair warning: some of the games on this list can be played with kids, but some of them are grown-ups only! For games for all ages, check out our Family Game Night post.

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Elegant Party Supplies by Designer Michael Aram

Elegant Party Supplies by Designer Michael Aram

by Lauren

We were absolutely thrilled to see that designer Michael Aram has brought his exquisite designs to his MADHOUSE collection. Michael Aram creates hand-crafted metalwork home furnishings, tableware, and jewelry that reflect the natural world. And now his beautiful work is being featured on elegant party supplies, with both reusable and disposable tableware for sale. What a great way to bring a touch of sophistication to your next celebration without breaking the bank!

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Yoga Sale!

Yoga Sale! Ladies Yoga Night Gifts & Supplies

Yoga Sale!

Just a quick update to our Ladies Yoga Night Out Party!  We had to share – Gaiam is having their annual sale where you can now save up to 75% off so many items that you can use to create the perfect health & wellness celebration. Now priced at just $19.98 $3.99, these “The Practical Power of Yoga DVD with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidma” are absolutely perfect party favors.  Both yoga mats and creative energy candles are reduced more than 50%, as are fair trade teak salad bowls and a buddha head that would make a great centerpiece.  The fact is that even if you aren't hosting a yoga party any time soon, it is worth a look because you can pick up some great workout clothes, home decor, and jewelry at a fraction of their usual cost.  

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Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Whether you like working in the garden or simply appreciate exquisite flora and fauna, a garden theme will make your party bloom. 

This is a perfect theme for a gardening enthusiast’s birthday, anniversary, baby and bridal shower, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, dinner parties, and even children’s parties. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your garden theme 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!

Update 4.03.14

Garden Party Ideas

Party Idea Pros has tried to simplify this package by creating inspiration boards to capture our favorite garden themed invitations, centerpiece ideas, balloons, place cards and place card holders, party favors and printable games in addition to a more streamlined look at other garden party supplies. Below is a quick overview of some of the best garden theme party supplies available.  Remember – even if an item is out of stock or discontinued most of our “go to” merchants have plenty of other options – we just can't showcase them all here.  These inspiration boards are already too full – can you imagine if we tried to squish in even more ideas 🙂

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flower design party supplies     field of flowers party confetti     flower design party centerpiece     field of flowers favor boxes

Field of Flowers Party Supplies

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PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates

Customize Glass Party Plates

The best party idea we have come across in eons — create you own reusable, customizable glass party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!

Last year my good friend and colleague, Vicki, came up with the most innovative party idea I have seen in eons but it seemed too difficult for even a fairly advanced DIY maven to tackle without spending hours and hours on each project – reusable, customized glass party plates.  Vicki originally created these plates for our 4th of July Celebration party inspiration photo shoot but I have not been able to easily re-create the idea until today.  This morning I finally found the solution.

Customizable Square Glass Plate

Libbey Crisa Tempo square dinnerware is made of solid glass that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold 12 per case.

What you need:

This  8″ square dinner plate from Libbey.  Not only is it perfect for this project, it is the new hot look in dinnerware. Popular for appetizers, tapas, salads, entrees, and desserts. The possibilities are endless!

Dimensions:
Length and Width: 8″ x 8″
Eating Area: 4″ x 4″

The highlighted information is the operative fact here.  The bottom of the plate is exactly four inches square which means it is the perfect size and shape to apply clear custom window clings to the outside bottom of your plates.  These decals are sometimes referred to a clings since they adhere with static to smooth surfaces and are removable & repositionable with no residue.

So checkMothers Day Lobster Dinnerware Removable Decals this out — we customized these 4″ x 4″ decals by clicking on the  “animal clear decals” button and then adding our text and changing the colors. Originally we thought we would create decals and then found the static clings.  Since the static clings would not allow us to change the background color, we simply saved the image we created to our computer and then uploaded the image (feel free to do the same). Wouldn't these make fabulous plates to serve that fabulous lobster & filet Mothers Day dinner from Lobster Anywhere?  Perfect for lunch too – just serve lobster rolls!  Yum.

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Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel’s Labels

Mabels Labels Get Organized for the New Year

Label it! Keep your resolution to get organized this year.

 Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel's Labels 

If you are anything like us, then this year you resolved to get your life organized.  Thankfully Mabel's Labels has us covered on everything from food container labels to electric chord labels.  They just launched their newly re- designed line of Household Labels to help all of us get our lives organized this new year.   These labels can be used on anything from organizing pantry items to kids toys and they look cute while doing it!  Browse their selections or buy a combo pack to cover all your bases.  These are great whether you have kids (and everything that comes with them), or you just want to make your pantry, desk and kitchen easier to navigate.

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