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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.

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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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Party Pretty in JoJo Fletcher’s Bachelorette Looks

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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 →

Ripped from the Headlines Halloween Party

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Ripped From the Headlines Halloween Party

by Lauren

2015 has been quite the year. We were so inspired by this Great Gets post imagining Halloween costumes ripped from the headlines. Theme your Halloween and create a ripped from the headlines Halloween party! Tell your guests to arrive in costumes straight off the front page and the evening news — between politics, sports, and culture, there's plenty to choose from! These costumes are easy, fun, and add a touch of humor and pop culture knowledge to any Halloween party. And yes although some of the featured costumes are satirical and poke a bit of fun at politicians and other public figures, we have made a conscious decision not to feature costumes we deem disrespectful, or have the potential to incite violence or foster hatred and we implore you to do the same.  Please no Caitlyn Jenner or Black Lives Matter costumes, and please, please stay away from anything and everything ISIS.

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#26Acts of Kindness for the Family

#26Acts of Kindness for the Family

Boom Boom Revolution Family Edition * – Everyday acts for families to create and inspire kindness.

Are you looking for a fun and easy ways for your family to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to #26acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?  We love these Boom Boom Cards because they make make teaching kindness simple.  Yes, we do believe kindness is a teachable skill with the first lesson being each individual must take full responsibility for their own kindness and expect nothing in return (100/0 Principle).

Here's how these amazing agents of altruism describe their cards:

Boom Boom! Cards Family Edition brings your family together to perform 26 acts of kindness. Once you’ve done a card, put a Boom Boom! sticker on the Command Central Activity Board to indicate that you’ve done it, post the story of what happened on the website, then pass the card on for someone else to do. Each card’s unique ID enables your family to follow the family deck cards you do on the website’s map and see where they end up! Included discussion cards inspire conversation about the whole experience with your children. Teach the values of compassion, kindness and community and have fun doing it!

Kit Includes:
– 26 Boom Boom! Cards designed with children and families in mind
– Boom Boom! sticky note pad
– Command Central Activity Board to chart your progress
– Boom Boom! Mission Accomplished Stickers
– Talk About It! Discussion Cards
– Handy carrying sack to keep the cards in
– Blank Boom Boom! Cards for kids to create their own

Make it a beautiful day!  Make every day a kindness day!

#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses


.#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses

Looking for innovative ways for your company or institution to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to 26 acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?   Remember kindness starts at home  or in this case, in the office!  Start by implementing a Random Acts of Kindness  or a 100/0 Principle Day modeled after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year, the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells. Even though you most likely won’t choose to give employees a day off, incorporate the concept of encouraging your employess to live life more compassionately by taking authentic responsibility for  relationships into the day’s normal routine. The operative words should be kindness and respect and patience with zero tolerance for anything less. This is a good day to review your company's harassment policies and conduct company-wide harassment training.

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Royal Baby Shower Princess Party Favors

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Do you prefer these cute princess crown book marks or yummy pink princess crown rice krispy treats for your royal baby shower?  These girly baby shower favors definitely indicate you are hoping William and Kate are having a baby girl.  If so it will be the first time in history that a first born girl will automatically be heir to the thrown even if she she eventually has younger brothers. Although not yet passed,  all Commonwealth realms have agreed to press ahead with a bill ending discrimination against women in the succession to the British throne and as such Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the government would now introduce the Succession to the Crown Bill in the House of Commons as soon as possible.

How about adding some diamond confetti to the table1 Carat Diamond Confetti?

Don't forget to enter our “Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest.”   Send us your ideas, your photos, and your link to your own Party Idea {Pros} Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest pinterest board (be sure to name it this) and you will be entered into a contest to receive a royal baby shower basket.   In the basket will be a selection of the most liked products featured on our own Party Idea {Pros} Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest Pinterest Board.

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Best Holiday Party Theme – Host{ess} a Sno Ball Party!

Best Holiday Party Theme of 2012 - Host{ess} a Sno Ball Party!

Photo courtesy of  Homemade Hostess Sno Balls

The 2012 holiday season is definitely the year to host{ess} a pink snowball holiday party.  With Hostess declaring bankruptcy this week the end of an era has arrived.  If you hurry you may still be able to pick up a few packs of classic Hostess Sno Balls – the long popular chocolate creme filled cakes covered in marshmallow and then covered in coconut flakes.  Better yet, start a new holiday tradition – throw a Pink Snowball baking party! This theme would also work great as an adorable winter bridal or baby shower, a great sorority holiday party, teacher appreciation holiday luncheon, or a sweet sixteen or Quinceanera party!

We can't believe after lots, and lots of searching we finally found invitations, stamps, centerpieces (just add pink or white tightly packed carnations arranged to resemble a snowball or better yet top with an edible sno ball!), and matching aprons that all coordinate  perfectly with this party theme.  We even found a recipe for homemade hostess sno balls.

Even though coconut is my least favorite food of all time, I must admit this has to be the best holiday party theme of 2012.

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Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl Wedding Dress

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Photo courtesy of FabSugar.com

We had to post this picture as soon as we saw it. Leave it to Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively's Gossip Girl character) to wear 2013's latest trend in wedding dresses – gold & white.  This fabulous Georges Chakra Couture strapless gown with a low back is all a-glitter on top and then explodes into a white tulle bottom.  It really is so Serena!

There are not yet many affordable gold and white ball gown style wedding dresses available but we are all over this trend so keep checking back as we discover options for you to “get the look.”

We are thinking a full out white and gold wedding theme replete with gorgeous white and gold wedding invitations, party decor, and wedding cake.

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Election Night Party Invitations

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Election Night Party Invitations
Three Stars | Stately Pride | Polling Party

It is not too late to still plan an Election Night Party.  Four years ago, we failed to plan ahead but when we got to the polls we ran into friends and invited them over to watch the election results and to enjoy a spur of the moment dinner together.  An evening of fabulous food it was not but we had the best time  despite being  on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

This year we are planning ahead – even sending out formal invitations.  We haven't yet decided what to serve but we are definitely serving drinks in ball mason jars with red & white stripe retro paper straws and will without a doubt be once again be pulling out our clear glass plates to create  fabulous custom election partyware with  my memories suite (be sure to use code STMMMS76583 to get $10.00 off the purchase price!).  Email us for detailed How2 instructions.

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