Let the Adventures Begin! Travel Themed Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Let the Adventures Begin!

Travel Themed Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Back in February we featured Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards . At the time we promised to follow up with more travel themed party ideas. And ever since, we have been collecting ideas. For weddings we love Beau-coup's  exclusive Our Greatest Adventure party supplies.  These travel themed party supplies are right on trend since today’s young couples tend to focus more on life experiences and less on consumable goods. Hence, it seems very appropriate their celebrations reflect this philosophy of life.

Truthfully, we have also been a bit obsessed with the concept of interweaving an adventure inspired travel themed party across numerous lifecycle celebrations. In addition to weddings think graduations, mitzvah and quinceanera celebrations, and even retirement parties.

Update! For the next few weeks Beau-coup is offering up to 25% OFF many of their Our Greatest Adventure and other travel themed party supplies and decor. Each day's deal will be clearly posted at the top of the page. Continue Reading →

Graduation Party Invitations, Decor & Favors

Graduation Party

Graduation Party Invitations, Decor & Favors

Graduation Party Invitations, Decor & Favors

We are loving Beau-coup's new graduation celebration & party collection that includes both party decor and party favors!  How great is that CONGRATS Mylar Balloon Banner. Now add a tassel garland just below the ballon banner that coordinates with your school colors!

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Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Escort Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

We love this DIY compass place cards idea we found on Beau-coup's blog so much we think we just might need to curate a whole travel themed party theme around it! In addition to weddings and birthday parties think Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s & Quinceanera celebrations, and retirement parties!

Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Courtesy of Kellie Miller on Beau-coup's Blog 

We think it’s safe to say that love is the greatest adventure of all, and your wedding day is the celebration of the two of you setting off on your greatest adventure together! Bring this theme to life with details such as map prints, suitcases as props, and more. One of our favorite travel and adventure themed wedding ideas is DIY compass escort cards. They are the perfect way to help your guests find their seats and even double as a favor. Check out how to make these for your own wedding.

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Dallas Cowboys Football Themed Baby Shower

Dallas Cowboys Football Themed Baby Shower

Dallas Cowboys Football Themed Football Baby Shower >> Everything Dallas Cowboys 

Dallas Cowboys Football Themed Baby Shower

This Dallas Cowboys football themed baby shower is part two in our latest series of fall football theme party ideas. Our Say I Do in Fan Style post features the Seattle Seahawks but clearly, you can just as easily create a fun football party no matter which team you support. #GoChargers Continue Reading →

Carnival Ferris Wheel Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Ferris Wheel Centerpiece

Ferris Wheel Party Centerpiece

Ferris Wheel Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Sometimes we are inspired by our visitors emails, sometimes by FB posts, and sometimes even by articles we find in Yahoo.  Today we were inspired by one of our favorite Instagram followers. @PoshSoiree posted the featured ferris wheel centerpiece and the minute we saw it we knew we needed to get our wheels spinning to find the best of the best in carnival, specifically ferris wheel party supplies. We found coordinating invitations, party decor and paper goods and even fun party favors. Continue Reading →

Top 5 Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

Top 5 Personalized Groomsmen Gifts

We want to thank our friends over at GreatGets.com for their fabulous personalized men's gift guide! Yes, the gifts listed include many thoughtful Father's Day gift ideas and make wonderful men's birthday gifts, but as we told them, many of the gifts featured would make great retirement party gifts and with wedding season just around the corner, perfect groomsmen gifts.

From their list, here are our top five seven favorite groomsmen gifts, in no particular order. Stop dawdling already, order your groomsmen gifts TODAY so you can cross it off your “to do” list once and for all! Continue Reading →

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

HOW2 Design Your Own Party Hats

Last week we featured a post on HOW2 create custom paper cups on Zazzle. Well this week we are showing you HOW2 create your own paper hats on Zazzle. As you know, the the whole artisan decor look popularized on sites like Etsy, is not only trending, it is exploding and spreading to what might be considered more main stream retailers. So even if no one ever dons a party hat at your next shindig or celebration, simply having a paper hat sitting at each place setting will enhance the whole look! Plus, you can also use the hats to as photo props to create some adorable memories. Or turn them upside down and fill with popcorn or french fries or just about any other yummy snack food your can imagine.

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Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

Discover Your Bridal Style Quiz, Discover Your Wedding Style

Discover Your Wedding Style >> Take the Quiz

One of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding is figuring out the bride's style. We often recommend to our brides that one of the best ways to discover your wedding style is to join pinterest, set-up a pinterest wedding board, and just start pinning looks you like.  Sometimes, the your style is clear almost immediately but more often today's modern bride has a very eclectic style and prefers to incorporate lots of different aspects of her personality, the groom's personality, and family traditions and preferences. If  you, or a bride you know, are still in the self-discovery stage of wedding planning, we highly recommend taking these discover your wedding style quizzes.  Again, we are offering 2 different style quizzes – the first, the Knot's classic written What's Your Wedding Style: 10 Questions To Ask Quiz and the second Beau-coup's more visual discover your bridal style quiz.  Everyone in our office took both quizzes and universally found the Beau-coup discover your wedding style quiz more informative.  What do you think?  

Tell us about your bridal style.  Are you a bohemian rustic bride or is your style more like that of a classic modern bride? Are you planning to incorporate lots of different styles and looks into your wedding or do you prefer a more uniform visual? Do quirky touches add to a wedding or do you find them annoying, silly, or distracting?  Leave us a comment.

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Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Snowman Theme Girls 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Today we received an email seeking ideas for a snowman theme girl's 1st birthday party.  We loved the idea and once we started searching, we had trouble reigning ourselves in.  Although we gained inspiration from some of our other  Winter Wonderland  party packages, this party needed to be different – we wanted it to be pink!

We always like to start with the invitations because to us invitations are like the title of a paper – they set the tone for the entire party. We particularly like the wording of the light blue and pink card inviting guests to join them for Winter Onederland Fun!  How adorable is that for a January winter birthday party!

Next we searched for paper party goods.  We could not find anything particularly girly so we decided this might be the perfect occasion to create your own party kit. All you need to do is peel and stick an adorable pink snowman label / sticker onto a solid pink paper plate and cup. Best of all most of the stickers can be personalized to wish a happy day to the birthday girl!

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Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

We recently stumbled upon a DIY gift idea involving baking mini banana breads in  ball mason jars (lightly oil the jars and only fill batter about half way up).  We liked almost everything about the project except the bedraggled cloth tied to the lids – it cheapened the entire look and not surprisingly, we believed we could find a way to make a good idea even better >> hence, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts – Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar !

As usual, however, when we begin obsessing about a project, we never quite know the direction our research will take us.  This time we got sidetracked and quickly became enamored with these featured wonderful Miniature Glass Bell Jars with White Fluted BaseHoliday Cupcake Wrappers, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell JarHow great would it be to add an adorable holiday cupcake wrapper to create a festive, chic and expensive looking little gift of thanks.  It would be especially cute if you used the Merry & Bright Cupcake KitThe Nutcracker Cupcake Kit, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit, or create more of a non-denominational winter wonderland look using the damask light blue patterned cupcake wrappers (perfect for teacher gifts!)

OMG – now that we are thinking of it these would make fabulous party favors for just about any celebration.  For Thanksgiving make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them with the Turkey with Hats Cupcake Kit. For baby showers think Peter Rabbit, Animal Parade, and vintage baby cupcake wrappers.  And how perfect are these glass bell jars for a chic Paris Party!

Buy the glass jars in bulk (they are cheaper that way) and store them away for whenever you need a cheap but chic little gift of thanks.

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