FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

This might be jumping the gun a bit but we just found this in our inbox and had to share. Download your FREE printable lunch box notes from Minted today and bring a smile to your child's face when they open up their lunch box! Minted commissioned the adorable designs from Baumbirdy and Alethea & Ruth. Available for FREE download now for a limited time only! So even though school does not start for a few more weeks, take a couple of minutes after the kids go to bed tonight or before they wake up in the morning to download these printables and then randomly add them to your children's lunch boxes throughout the year. If you download all the printables, you will have enough different notes to cover more than five full weeks of school lunches. Don't forget to download a set for each of your children. The last thing you want to be accused of is playing favorites. Continue Reading →

Where the Wild Things Are Invitations & Stationery

Where the Wild Things Are Invitations & Stationery

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Just this morning we were updating PartyIdeaPros Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak when we happened upon this adorable birthday monster stationery from Tiny Prints. What first caught are attention is that this design group has the cutest back to school essentials including lunch box notes and gift tag stickers that can easily be used to label all your child's school supplies including crayon boxes, lunch boxes, notebooks and binders.

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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 →

Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas

Owl Theme Back to School Breakfast

Owl Theme Party  

Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas
Courtesy of Tiny Prints

Send the kids off on their first day of school in smiles! A neighborhood breakfast block party is the perfect way to get everyone hyped up about going back to school. Delicious, healthy menu ideas and cute school-themed decor will set the mood and the kids will all be energetic and excited as they get on the bus! Or skip the kids — just invite the mom's back to your house after you drop them off at school. This is a great way for you and your girlfriends to support one another whether your children are in nursery school, kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even college! Continue Reading →

This Year’s Must Have Back to School Tote

Reversible Voyage Tote in Black & Tribal Prints, back to school tote

Back to School Tote >> Reversible Voyage Tote in Black & Tribal Prints   **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!

This Year's Must Have Back to School Tote

PartyIdeaPros talks a lot about creating meaningful, beautiful, festive celebrations but what you may not realize is that we are also very very practical in our approach to life. We hate waste. We are generally pretty darn frugal, and nothing makes us do a double take quicker than a product that can be used in multiple ways.  So this month, as so many of you prepare to go back to school, whether as a student or as an educator, we will be searching for those little things that not only look good but give you lots of options. As always, our first stop >> Stella & Dot's Newest Arrivals. Not surprisingly, Stella & Dot did not disappoint. We believe they have this year's must have back to school tote! Continue Reading →

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon Continue Reading →

New! ModCloth Dorm Room Decor

We are so excited to announce that ModCloth, well known for its fabulous vintage and indie clothing has just launched a new ModCloth Home Decor Collection just in time for back to school decorating.

We love the fact that so many of their products are exclusive to ModCloth so you won't go into the room next door and see a carbon copy of your dorm room decor.

The anchor duvet cover would be absolutely perfect for a DG (Delta Gamma sorority sister) and how fabulous is this black & white cat duvet.  The wallpaper is removable and the hamper actually resembles a washing machine.  And check out this fabulous free verse duvet that comes with washable fabric pens with which to make notes and doodles. Designed like a sheet of lined paper, this duvet cover is soon to be filled with your beautiful verses and original sketches and will be a fantastic memory of your freshman year.

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Pool Party Invitations | Summer Fun

Pool Party Invitations

Pool Party Invitations

Fun Birthday Pool Party Invitation | Pool Party Invitation | Pool Party Invitation – Black Sunglasses | Pool Party Birthday Invitations | Pool Party Summer Birthday InvitationIt's a Summer Beach Pool Party Invitation | Cool Blue and Orange Summer Sunglasses Invitation | Pool Party Birthday Photo Invitation

Have you walked outside lately?  We spent a week in New York recently and it was so hot and humid we could barely walk around the block.  We headed down to the beach but got bitten alive by biting flies. All I wanted to do at that time was to jump in a cool clean pool and ever since I have been obsessed with the idea of hosting a pool party.  And now that we are home, we have begun planning just such a party for late August, a celebration of family and friends and  our last chance for some summer fun before the kids go back to school.

Step one – choosing our pool party invitation.  We truly believe that choosing an invitation is the equivalent of choosing the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party! A great invitation — even before the party begins creates a sense of anticipation, especially in children.  Think of all the time your own child spends  looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.  We are featuring just a few of our favorites from Zazzle,  and if you order quickly you can still take advantage of their Christmas in July sale and save up to 65% off all invitations!  Even if you missed this sale keep your eye out for the banner that runs across the top of the page – and be sure to click it to save!

As we proceed with the plans, we will continue to update you on all the other details for our pool party including party favors, party decor, and even food and drink ideas.

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Preppy Blue Ocean Party Supplies

Back to School Labels – Your Children’s “Stuff” is Too Good to Lose!

Back to School Labels


Your children's stuff is too good to lose!

It's never too early to begin planning for the next school year and as the saying goes “the early bird catches the worm!” Help the little scholars in your life stay organized with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more with the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Save $3 and receive a coupon for $5 off a Laptop Lunches Bento Box (while supplies last) when you purchase the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Hurry, because this early bird pricing expires on 7/31.

The details

This best selling label combo pack contains all the labels needed to identify children’s school gear and other belongings and keep them out of the lost and found! Skinny-Minis™ are slim, dishwasher-safe, waterproof labels ideal for school supplies such as rulers, pens and lunch containers. Teeny Tags™ are small metal tags to attach to backpack zips, pencil cases and sports bags. Laundry-safe Tag Mates™ peel and stick to clothing care tags while Shoe Labels are extra tough waterproof labels for the inside of footwear.

I'm also excited to share with you that Mabel's Labels now offers free shipping to the US on all orders. No minimum purchase necessary. Save with early bird pricing and take advantage of free shipping by shopping Mabel's Labels!

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adidas back to school bag sale!

adidas back to school bag sale!
adidas back to school bag sale!

Just in time for back to school, adidas is offering 30% off select bags with promo code 30BAGS.  

Offer: 30% off Select Bags* | Code: 30BAGSValid: 8/27/12-9/4/12

To make it easier to find your perfect bag, we have organized the sale bags by style.  At 30% off you can finally afford the adidas bag you have been eyeing!

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