Unique Entertaining & Hostess Wedding Gifts

Hostess and Entertaining Wedding Gifts

Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Place Card Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups

One of my favorite couples is finally getting married.  Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years.  I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special — something memorable.  Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.

So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I completely changed direction and sought only elegant and unique wedding gifts. I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to PartyIdeaPros Classic Elegance party package.

Hostess & Entertaining Wedding Gifts: White Ceramic Cake Plates

White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon

In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.

In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility.  These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for.  I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea  but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display.  With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.

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PIP’s Pick — $10 Costume Sale

$10 Costume Sale

Today through  May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10  at Costume Express.  This is an unbelievable sale.  It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events.  Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.

Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall?  Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Costume Express $10 Clearance Sale Izzy's costume box includes  everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes.  Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.

Don't dawdle  – these costumes are flying off the shelf.

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One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

Shop everything you need from kitchen tools to cookbooks to furnishing to help create both the perfect meal and perfect ambiance.for enjoying a simple or special meal. Eating has never been this easy or fun!

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen is here just in time for summer entertaining! This is one of the best sales because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring and summer. Continue Reading →

Vintage Tea Party Supplies on Sale at One Kings Lane

Vintage Tea Party Sale at One Kings Lane

Vintage Tea Party Supplies at One Kings Lane

Forget the image of a pinkie-in-the-air affair. Today's tea party gives a nod to tradition but erases the rules. Mismatched china and hand-painted linens loosen the mood, and a tea cart (scrolled and gilded, inlaid or drop-leaf) serves as a delicious focal point. Hand-painted trays call for stacks of crustless cucumber sandwiches, or scones with jam and clotted cream. You might want to raise your pinkie just the slightest bit after all.

Found this page long after the sale ended?  Don't be too annoyed – we have put together an entire package of  Tea Party Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies with lots of ideas for birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, and even children's parties

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5 of Our Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts Now 15% Off!

5 of our Favorite Mother's Day Gifts Now 15% Off

With Mother's Day just over a month away (May 12th) , it is not too early to begin thinking about choosing the perfect gift.  The more you plan ahead, the more likely you will be able to take advantage of Mother's Day sales savings!

This year our top 5 favorite gifts for mom from Giftree.com include something to help your mom pamper herself, relax, stop and smell the flowers, and of course we had to throw in a little something for the chocolate lover!

Bath & Body Invigoration | Traditional TeaTime Basket | Royal English Tea Tower | Unconditional Love Bouquet | The Ultimate Chocolate Experience

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It’s Time to Freshen Up Your Home this Spring!

Freshen Up Your Home this Spring with Noir Home Furnishings & Accessories

Freshen Up Your Home this Spring with New Home Furnishings & Accessories

Quit procrastinating! Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter and organize your home and replace that old worn out furniture you've had for years. And it is time to accessorize your new neutrals with pops of bright color! Look for companies and brands offering stylish and modern home decor for every room.

A well designed bookcase can provide multiple shelves and even drawers for accessories and organizational needs. Plus a beautifully crafted bookcase will be the focal point in any room and will provide more storage space for your beloved mementos.

Throw Pillows

decorative accessories, souvenirs and awards. A home office can become easily cluttered. A simple fix is to find a desk with multiple drawers. Spring cleaning also means a new wardrobe but who wants to part with their clothes from last year? Consider a six drawer tall boy dresser to deliver maximum storage.

Once your space is clean and organized, it's time to accessorize and create a spring-fresh look! Brighten up a bedroom or living space with decorative pillows. Adding bright and colorful accessories will help any room in your home pop!

Happy Springtime!  Party Hearty!

Flash Sale – 25% off Blurb Photo Books

Blurb Photo Books 25% Off Flash SaleOn every single one of our party theme idea packages, we close with the recommendation that you do not let these memories slip away and implore you to make the night last a lifetime.  

This is the perfect time to check out Blurb, one of our new favorite photo book making tools since they are offering 25% off purchases from 2/22-2/25.  I am totally in love with making Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday album, a cookbook, all of our family trip pictures, even my Instagram account can be converted into a Blurb book!  Head over to Blurb now and tap into your creative side!

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Save on Pink and Red Party Favors!

Red Party Favors

Save on Pink and Red Party Favors!

Party Idea {Pros} just got word that Little Things Favors Valentine's Day is running a fabulous Valentine's Day special through February 5, 2015! Depending on what you spend, you can enjoy savings of up to 25% OFF.

Pink Party Favors

Our suggestion is to take advantage of this fabulous sale if you are planning any kind of event in the near future.  How great would it be to save 14% off adorable pink favors for your upcoming baby shower or hot red stiletto key rings for your bachelorette shoe lover party.

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Get the School Spirit – Save on Fan Poms!

Whether you call them fan poms, spirit poms, or rooter poms, this staple of cheer and pom pom squads are typically used to encourage crowd participation and to build team spirit at high school and college sporting events.

Spiritline is now offering individuals, organizations, and fundraising groups a special discount on the bulk purchase of 50 or more spirit poms.   Sports fan poms do especially well in gift shops and concession stands because fans find them to be fun and affordable and can be ordered in most school color combinations.  Additionally fan poms can be used as a fundraising tool by selling advertising space on custom coupon handle poms.

But our absolute favorite use of spirit poms is to gather a few dozen together and place them in  inexpensive white (or any color) urns to create  festive, colorful, impressive table centerpieces!  Perfect for end of year banquets, award ceremonies, school fundraisers, graduation celebrations, and yes, even patriotic parties.  It may be worth hanging around after the game to gather the poms left by fans in the stands.  🙂

If you need fewer than 50 poms, check out Spiritline‘s sister company Shindigz whose minimum pom order is 12 each rather than 5o each.

Go Team! Party Hearty!

Wear your Pride – Super Bowl Inspired Ties!

Wear your Pride - Super Bowl Inspired Ties! At prices up to 40% off, Ties.com is today's PIP's Pick.  They are having a huge sale on neckwear & accessories in celebration of Superbowl XLVII with up to 40% off select reds, golds, purples & blacks while supplies last.

Go Niners!

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