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Valentine's Make Your Own Pizza

Learn to make your own Valentines Pizza, Perfect Romantic Night In

Learn to Make Perfect Pizza at Home

Overly stuffy expensive restaurants with pre-fixed Valentine's day menus? Us too!

Get creative this year and make Valentine's a do it yourself romantic night in.  Picture you and your loved one making your own Valentine's Day Pizza and snuggling up to eat it with wine and a blanket.  What could be more relaxed and romantic than that?

If you are like us and you are worried that you aren't Mario Batalli and your pizza will end up looking more like a kindergarten play-doh disaster than a masterpiece? Brush up on your pizza skills with a quick pizza making video

These quick informative classes are awesome for learning anything from knitting to the art of cake design.  You learn from the best in the comfort of your own home. Your new found pizza skills won't just come in handy for your romantic night in , think about “make your own pizza” station at kids birthday parties, as a dinner party theme, or even at this years super bowl party.  There isn't anybody who doesn't like pizza, so you will fast become the favorite party host in your circle!

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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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“Make it a Double!” Couples Costume Party

Halloween Couples Costumes Party

“Make it a Double!” Couples Costume Party

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE, DOUBLE YOUR FUN!  A fun-filled couples costume party theme with built in entertainment whether you are hosting a college party, a couples shower, or a Halloween party.

Searching for the perfect couple's costume? Party Idea Pros offers lots of matched pairs — some serious, some formal, some sexy, and some downright silly. Continue Reading →

Cake Toppers

Wedding Cake Toppers

Cake Toppers

Looking for the perfect cake toppper? Look no further. Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best cake toppers. Sometimes even the most beautiful cake needs a little pop, best achieved by adding a personal touch.  We feature cake toppers that include monograms and initials, ethnic, funny and kitsch figurines, sweet butterflies, romantic hearts, and glitzy crystals to compliment the theme of just about any event where cake is served including weddings, Quinceanera, Sweet 16, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, bridal and baby showers, anniversary parties, and birthday parties of all ages. Many of the toppers can also be personalized in the finish of your choice and can be even be adorned with popular Swarovski crystals. Just click on the picture to see all your options.

Who knew there were so many different cake topper styles.  We were particularly fascinated to discover you can not only personalize the bride's hair color and the groom's hair color (including silver) on almost all of the couple toppers, there are a quite a few styles that let you personalize skin tones and ethnicity, too.  There are even a handful of mix and match styles where you can pair grooms and grooms, brides & brides, and mixed skin tones.  We love it!!!  Finally, a site that fully embraces diversity in love.  Thank you Little Things Favors! Party Hearty!

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Pink Zebra Born to Shop Birthday Party Supplies

We haven't re-visited our Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies party package in many moons but no matter how much time has passed it always puts a smile on our face. How cute are a these Pink Zebra Born to Shop birthday party supplies! This theme is playful and bright and has become a classic look for a birthday party (including Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera & Bat Mitzvah), bridal and baby showers, bachelorette party, and just about any ladies night out celebration.

We began our latest quest with this great born to shop cocktail napkin and back filled from there.  When we came across a coordinating pink zebra party invitation we knew we had to share it.

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Zazzle Veterans Day Sale 2012 – Cards & Invites 50% OFF

Zazzle Veterans Day Sale 2012

Shop now through Monday November 12, 2012 and get 50% – yes you read that correctly, 50% OFF  all your greeting cards, including customized holiday photo cards, and holiday party invitations.  All we can say is we encourage you to take advantage of this fabulous sale!

This is also a perfect time to shop for personalized holiday gifts of all kinds.  Remember Zazzle carries everything from mobile device cases and iPad sleeves, to bags and hats, to pet bowls, water bottles, and even aprons and napkins.

Remember this sale is not limited to holiday shopping so think ahead – are you planning a wedding or bridal or baby showers sometime over the next few months?  How about a birthday party or anniversary celebration?  If you save on your invitations, your budget may open up to allow you that special splurge you had all but written off.

USE PROMO CODE:  50VETDAYSALE     Shop Now   Create Now

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Photo Book Sale

Halloween Memories

Deal alert – this is the time to capture those special Halloween memories.  Blurb is offering 15% off any book you create with promo code FALLTHANKS.  Blurb books are perfect for capturing those memorable moments from the time you turned heads as sexy angel  & devil twins  to funny role reversals  to animal cuties. Upload all those Instagram and Facebook images to create a a photo book that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Haven't yet organized your photos from this year's vacation travel, birthday and holiday celebrations and the rest of the special times captured but still sitting in your camera's memory card or cell phone's camera role? Blurb books make great holiday gifts!

Hurry – to take advantage of this special fall sale you must complete Blurb's checkout process no later than November 21.  In our experience, it is worth devoting a bit of time to creating these books – remember you are creating memories that will be passed down from generation to generation!

Recap – the important details

Save 15% on Your Blurb Book | Code: FALLTHANKS | Dates: 11/1/12-11/21/12

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“Give Back” Birthday Party Craft Activity

"Give Back" Birthday Party Craft ProjectToday's mom's have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children's birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year's most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful.  We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe.  Kids need to learn and develop  a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others.  What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts.  Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child's birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.  This “Give Back” craft activity would also be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and could even be incorporated into a baby shower.

Our favorite “Give Back” birthday party activity is making easy no sew fleece blankets for local children or seniors in need.  This activity is super simple, appropriate for all ages and sexes and can seamlessly (yes, pun intended) fit into most party themes.   Basically if you can use a scissors and tie a knot you can make this blanket.  All you need is cute fleece fabric, scissors, and a ruler or tape measure. Depending on the age of the children involved you may want to pre-cut 6″ (or 4″) square cut out from each corner.

What to buyThemed Fleece

For a larger adult size blanket use 2 yards of each fabric.   And we think for small children and toddlers you can get away with using even less fabric especially if the blanket is meant more for “shlepping” around as a security blanket rather than for warmth.

We must admit, fleece can be rather pricey, often running between $11 and $15 per yard.  That is why September is a a perfect time to buy fleece.  Both Hancock Fabrics and Joann are a offering select fleece on sale at up to 70% off!!!  Plus we just checked Amazon and their fleece fabric definitely seems more reasonably priced, especially for a craft project.

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Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Finally — we have put together a party package devoted exclusively to zebra prints!  Check it out here:

Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Come on ladies, get your wild on!  This zebra theme party package features the best of the best in zebra theme party planning, ideas, and supplies.  PartyIdeaPros.com will walk you through every step of your event planning from choosing your zebra theme invitations, zebra party decor, and zebra party favors to making sure the night lasts a lifetime.  This is a chic and fun theme for birthday parties of all ages including quinceanera, sweet sixteen, Bat Mitzvah, and 21st birthday celebrations.  Also think zebra as you are planning your bridal shower and bachelorette party, baby showers, any ladies night out celebration, and even your retirement party.  It is definitely time to party hearty!