Mountain Day Inspiration!

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration >> Personalized Fall Leaf Petals

Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!

Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday

What a beautiful tradition!  As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day.  I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →

Tea Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Tea Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Tea Parties >> Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Tea Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Imagine sharing a lovely afternoon sipping tea and eating crumpets  with a room full of friends and family. A tea party isa fun and charming party theme for all ages.

A tea party is a perfect theme for birthday (children, teen, and adult), sweet sixteen, quinceanera, and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, school fundraisers, sorority soirees, Mothers Day, and bridal and baby showers.  Right now, we have showcased products for both adult and children’s parties but hope to create new packages specifically for children’s tea parties and quirky Alice in Wonderland tea parties soon.

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The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

With Valentine's Day around the corner, get in the mood by reading a great love story! Check out Reader’s Digest picks for the ten best love stories of all time.

Books in which man meets woman, man woos woman (or, woman woos man) and man and woman live happily ever after are a dime a dozen. Enjoyable, for sure, but not what you’d call memorable. So, the editors at Reader’s Digest  have come up with a list of 10 favorite, and timeless, love stories, each of which goes above and beyond basic romance.  We would love to hear what you think.  Are we missing your favorite?  If so, please let us know!  Wouldn't a bundle of these books tied together with pink twine make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for your favorite book lover?

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Favorite Holiday Gifts

Favorite Holiday Gifts

Favorite Holiday Gifts

Party Idea Pros has gathered some of our favorite holiday gifts … from smart watches to everything “Frozen” to Christmas pajamas to laptop bags to today's coveted beauty products. You will surely find a holiday gift for everyone on your list.  We keep adding new goodies every day so keep checking back!

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2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Newbery Medal – The One and Only Ivan | 2013 Caledecott Medal – This Is Not My Hat | 2013 Printz Award – In Darkness

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

This year's recipients of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration, the Newbery Medal for Literature, and the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature are a diverse and worthy group ranging from a wry tale of a thieving fish to a touching story of friendship, hope and art, to an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for survival.

Having said that, we are withholding judgement as to whether any will make our own list of  Top 100 Children's Books – all still need to pass the test of timelessness.  No matter your age, the mere mention of  Where the Wild Things Are or Goodnight Moon is sure to make you smile!  The Giving Tree's message is eternal and Love You Forever – well, the title says it all!

What do you think?  Should these three books make the top 100 list?   Even if not, remember familiarity with children's literature makes for wonderful party conversations – knowledge is always the best way to party pretty!

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Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

Heart Theme Party Fun and Games

1. Heart Pull String Pinata| 2. Great Classic Love Stories| 3. Valentine Party Games| 4. Valentines School Parties Book| 5 and 6. Printable Party Games|

Entertain you guests with the greatest love stories of all time during a romantic themed dinner party or spice things up with some flirty printable games at girls night ins and showers.  This heart shaped pinata is perfect for a kid's birthday party or a girly bachelorette party!  And if you are planning a classroom party for your child's school Valentine's Day celebration, check out our “go to” book for inspiration.

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