Halloween Costume Exchange Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Costume Exchange Party Invitation

Halloween Costume Exchange Party

Halloween Costume Exchange Party

In times of economic uncertainty, many of us are cutting expense yet looking for creative ways to maintain a full and vibrant life style. For years, Americans have gone all out for Halloween celebrations often sparing no expense in assembling frighteningly elaborate costumes and accessories.  There is really no need for Halloween 2018 to be the year of the ghost.  Re-fold your old sheets and get ready to double your fun. In addition to your annual Halloween party festivities, host a pre-Halloween or even last minute pre-trick or treating costume exchange party. 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 →

Disney Pixar Cars Party Favors – Think Boys Cars Pajamas!

Disney Pixar Cars Party Favors Idea - Boys Cars Pajamas

Disney Pixar Cars Party Favors Idea – Boys Cars Pajamas

Disney Pixar Cars Party Favors – Think Boys Cars Pajamas!

To this day, Disney Cars theme birthday parties continue to capture the imagination of both boys and their parents.  We even have an entire package devoted to Cars Party Ideas, Planning Tips, Decorations & Supplies.  So today when we had our ah ha moment, we wanted to share it right away. We cannot think of better Disney Pixar Cars party favors for a boys slumber party than Cars themed pajamas. We have found so many pj options, that on any given day you are certain to find a pair or two on sale. Generally, boys who want a Cars themed party are pretty young, so if you heed our advice and truly keep your guest list numbers to the age of your child, at most you will only need a half dozen or so pajamas.

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Couples Costumes 2019

Couples Costumes

Couples Costumes 2019

Searching for the perfect couple's costume? Party Idea Pros offers lots of matched pairs — some serious, some formal, some sexy, and some downright silly. Party Hearty!

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Be sure to also check out more Party Idea Pros costume ideas  everything Halloween

Last Minute Costume Ideas | Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ancient Roman Costume Party) | Cute Costumes for Teenage Girls | Mommy, Daddy and Me Costumes | Halloween Printable Games | Halloween Party Invitations

Check back often – we find new costumes to add just about every day! Continue Reading →

Everything Comic Con

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Comic-Con International roars back into the San Diego Convention Center on July 18 – 21, 2019, with Preview Night July 17th.

Important: Attendee registration has changed this year. 

Everyone who intends to purchase, apply, or register for a Comic-Con badge must sign-up for a Comic-Con Member ID. This includes attendees, volunteers, professionals, trade professionals, and members of the press.  Anyone may register for a Member ID, they will not run out. You will only need to register for a Member ID once. Please note that duplicate e-mail addresses are not allowed, and only one Member ID per person. Emails will be sent out with information about when and how to buy tickets.  Yes, we registered! Register here.

Everything Comic Con

Volunteer Ideas

If you just have to be part of the scene and cant wait until next year consider contacting Comic-Con vendors to see if you can work / volunteer in their booth or better yet just come to San Diego and hang out outside the convention center – the Gaslamp Quarter really heats up in the evenings!  It is rumored that last year more than 50,000 visitors came to San Diego without tickets just to be at the epicenter of fun.  And finally, even if you can't make the journey to San Diego to be a part of the largest pop culture convention on the West Coast, let Party Idea Pros help bring the festivities to you — Host your own Comic-Con Party!

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Last Minute Costume Ideas for Halloween or Anytime

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

Box Costumes

Rubik's Cube Costume

I just saw this costume on the Today show and thought, wow — easy and fun!  You can create it using one box or three boxes askew, solved or unsolved, large or small, with arm holes or without.  Wear tights or black pants underneath.  You can get as fancy as you want.  If you have truly waited until the last minute — simply spray paint your boxes black with quick drying paint.  During the 15 minutes it takes for the paint to dry completely, cut out your  squares of colored paper.  Now glue or tape them to box(es) being sure to leave space between the squares so it appears they are outlined in black.   If you don't have boxes at home your local postal store or office supply store  generally stock boxes.   If you don't have a paper cutter or glue gun consider investing in one for the next time! Continue Reading →

Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!

A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college.  Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume.  My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns. 

One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet  or in the bottom dresser drawer!

The Inspiration for this party

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Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator

Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!

The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!

Where to wear them? Everywhere!

  • Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
  • Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
  • Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America's shores. 

Let's start with the hats

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Party Pretty in JoJo Fletcher’s Bachelorette Looks

Jojo Bachelorette Finale Engagement Badgley Mischka Blushing Ballerina Gown

Party Pretty in JoJo Fletcher's Bachelorette Looks >> Matt Klitscher/ABC captured JoJo in this stunning Badgley Mischka Blushing Ballerina Gown  **FTC Disclosure Statement :: This post contains affiliate links. This means merchants compensates us when you make a purchase after clicking on our links. Please rest assured, Party Idea Pros only recommends products and companies we <3 & trust!

Party Pretty in JoJo Fletcher's Bachelorette Looks

We have to fess up, we are huge fans of the the Bachelor & Bachelorette television series and cannot help ourselves but actually like one season better than the next. JoJo had to be one of our all time favorite Bachelorettes. We loved just about everything about her, including her clothes. So we were particularly excited when we realized that so many of JoJo Fletcher's bachelorette looks are available on Rent the Runway.  We have sung the praises of Rent the Runway, many times before, but the fact that you can now get JoJo's $1,190 Bachelorette finale dress for only $150 is proof positive that Rent the Runway is the way to go! Continue Reading →

Celebrate & Support Women’s Causes

Celebrate & Support Women's Causes

Celebrate & Support Women's Causes >> PuravVida Bracelets

Celebrate & Support Women's Causes

This week Hillary Clinton made history. She became the first woman to accept a major national political party's nomination for President of the United States. Whether you agree with her politics, or not, this is a milestone in women's history and can and should be celebrated. How, you ask? We think the very best way to embrace the moment is to celebrate the women in your life and to support women's causes.

And yes, we are absolutely obsessed with PuraVida Bracelets but not just because they are adorable and affordable, but because you can party pretty, all day and into the night, AND add meaning to your celebration. Part  of the proceeds from the sale of all of these bracelets go towards benefiting important women's causes. Additionally, every time you wear them, you help spread awareness of the issues affecting hundreds of thousands of women around the world.  In a small way, you become an ambassador for the cause. Continue Reading →

Party Pretty with Patriotic Nail Art

Julep Fourth of July Patriotic Nail Art

Patriotic Nail Art

Party Pretty with Patriotic Nail Art

Did you know tomorrow, June 14th, is Flag Day? To get into the spirit we turned to our friends over at Julep. Sometimes we want to party pretty without looking like a walking American flag. So we dress in a solid, usually   reds, whites or blues and then add some patriotic nail art to make a classic Americana look pop.  We are loving Julep's fun patriotic nail art inspiration that is perfect for both Flag Day and the 4th of July and for that matter any other patriotic holiday!

Take a look at these pictures for ideas on how to pretty your nails for the upcoming holidays. What is even better is that Julep is offering a free Star Spangled 8-piece gift when you join Julep Beauty Box. This includes four patriotic polishes, a hot pink lip gloss, a peony pink blush stick, a bronze eyeliner, and white chevron nail decals. A $122 value FOR FREE! Use the promo code FIREWORKS from now until July 5th!  Continue Reading →