The Ultimate Guide to Easy, Elegant Picnic Packing

Picnic Party Beach Umbrella Tent

The Ultimate Easy and Elegant Guide to Picnic Packing >> Beach Umbrella Tent

The Ultimate Guide to Easy, Elegant Picnic Packing

by Jenna

Is it just us, or is all this indoor time making summer fly by? With so many hours spent at home, Continue Reading →

Celebrate the 4th of July | Patriotic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

July Fourth & Patriotic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies Liberty Burlap American Flags Party Decor

July Fourth & Patriotic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies >> Liberty Burlap American Flags Party Decor

Patriotic Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

The 4th of July is great day to celebrate with family and friends!

Show your American Pride — Fly the Flag and Bring out the Red, White and Blue! Continue Reading →

Lobster Bake Summer Soiree Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Lobster Bake Summer Soiree Planning, Ideas & Supplies

We fell in love with this great lobster party supply bundle that includes Oval Melamine Plates, (4) Butter Dipping Bowls and (1) Pack of 20 Napkins. Not surprisingly we now felt compelled to create an entire summer party around these festive products that could work perfectly for a Father's Day celebration, a 4th of July Party, or as an excuse to gather your friends and family together for no reason at all.

Lobster Party Tableware

Lobster Party Tableware

Most Importantly, The Lobster

Since it is summer, do not, we repeat do not fire up your stove and slave for hours trying to create the perfect 3-4 course lobster fest.  It is just too hot outside and truthfully, not worth your time and effort. Especially, since there is a terrific alternative that even if you slave for hours in the kitchen, will taste better than anything you can pull together yourself.  Instead simplify your life by ordering the lobster and all the fixings from Lobster Anywhere.  They will deliver everything from the lobsters and the lobster pot to the shell crackers, seafood forks, and lobster bibs.  Now add some chowder and crab cakes or sea scallops wrapped in bacon for appetizers and finish off with yummy key lime pie for dessert.  One stop shop with overnight delivery to ensure everything is as fresh as possible. Continue Reading →

Fathers Day Fun >> Surprise Dad with a “Legendary” Father’s Day!

Legendary Dad Fathers Day Fun

Legendary Dad Fathers Day Fun

Fathers Day Fun

Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Father's Day this year? Go retro and throwback the clock to the 1990's.  Think Legends of the Hidden Temple or Double Dare or any other 90's TV shows that today's younger dads grew up watching. Now you can not only introduce Dad's favorite show to the next generation, Dad can act like a kid again, and get away with it.  Plan ahead to create a fun obstacle course and backyard game emporium that the whole family can participate in and continue to enjoy over and over again throughout the summer It can be as simple as using pool noodles, duct tape & wooden dowels as this dad did in the video below. Continue Reading →

Surf Party

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies >> Surf's Up Postcard

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Whether you are an expert surfer or just dream of catching a wave, a surf party theme will delight water lovers of all ages. Continue Reading →

Coachella Fashion >> Vintage One-of a Kind Finds

Coachella 2016 fashion Vintage One-of-a-Kind Finds Perfect for Festival Wear

Coachella Fashion >>  Little Light Vintage

 Coachella Fashion >> Vintage One-of a Kind Finds

From Coachella to Stagecoach to FYF and Gov Ball, music and art festivals are more popular than ever. While music may be the main focus of thesae festivals, one could argue that the festival fashion, and especially Coachella fashion, is the true showstopper! Here is our issue with so many of the Coachella outfits >> they are what we have begun to call wanna-be's. Rather than being authentic 70's and bohemian style outfits, they are fakes.  It is a little like home decorating.  All those tiles that are trying to look like wood or stone and simply are not, drive us completely crazy.  We always say don't choose a fake version of something if you can readily get the real thing. Same with clothes.  Why buy fake 70's clothes when you can buy real vintage one of a kind outfits. This is why we turned to Daryn Belinsky, of Little Light Vintage, for her take on this year's festival wear. Continue Reading →

S’more Fun | S’mores Party Invitations

Smores Party Invitations

S'mores Party Invitations – Photo Courtesy of blog.Tiny Prints

S'mores Party Invitations

We love Instagram.  We check our feed first thing every morning and today we awoke to this festive end of summer party idea courtesy of Tiny Prints.  How fun would it be to send off summer with a toasty treat by setting up a stocked s'mores bar in your back yard!  We just happen to have a fire pit (or two) so we can't wait to invite friends over for s'more fun.  Although we did like these joyful herringbone party invitations (they are no longer available), in the end we actually prefer the more literal s'mores party invitations available on Minted so there is absolutely no confusion about what to expect – no dinner, no cocktails, simply s'mores. We are especially excited that among the Minted invitation offerings is one of their free online invitations (*free thru 12.31.17) Continue Reading →

Best Camp Labels. Best School Labels >> The Best Labels for the Things Kids Lose

Summer Camp Labels

Best Camp Labels >> Mabel's Labels

Best Camp Labels. Best School Labels  

The Best Labels for the Things Kids Lose

Best Camp Labels

Many children will soon be counting down the days until their parents drop them off at summer camp! The second half of camp season is about to begin. Help the campers in your life stay organized with Mabel's Labels. Mabel's Labels camp labels are UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes, footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with this summer essential. Continue Reading →

Patriotic Party Supplies & Table Decor

Patriotic Party Supplies and Table Decor

Patriotic Party Supplies and Table Decor from Dollar Tree   

Patriotic Party Supplies & Table Decor

Lots of folks host backyard Memorial Day & 4th of July parties. But today we are talking to those of you who are planning block parties, community parades, family reunions, and even patriotic theme wedding celebrations. Although you will find lots of creative ideas to plan your patriotic party from a host of  our previous patriotic party posts, most of the products showcased are available in small quantities. Seldom does a backyard party call for a case of patriotic party supplies that includes 48 patriotic banners or 36 patriotic headband boppers or flip flops. But for bulk purchases, Dollar Tree has you covered! Continue Reading →

Stella & Dot Mother’s Day Gifts – Think Statement Necklace!

Stella & Dot Mother's Day Gifts - Think Statement Necklaces!

Stella & Dot Mother's Day Gifts – Think Statement Necklaces! :: FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links. We were and will be further compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on our links. Having said that, rest assured, Party Idea Pros only recommends products and companies we

Stella & Dot Mother's Day Gifts – Think Statement Necklaces!

Mother's Day is less than a week away and moms everywhere deserve to be pampered on their special day. Stella & Dot allows you to lavish mom with boutique style jewelry and accessories she is bound to love without exceeding your budget. We were pleasantly surprised to find multiple gifts under $50. Although we adore the entire Stella & Dot Collection, this year we decided to feature statement necklaces – a piece of jewelry every mom would love to own but might hesitate to buy for herself! Continue Reading →