Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A celebration filled with peanuts, popcorn & cracker jacks is a winning party theme for baseball fans of all ages.

With another baseball season off to a start this week, we thought it would be a perfect time to update our baseball theme party. So many great ideas for your baseball birthday party, baby showers, and baseball viewing and tailgate parties, if we do say so ourselves.  Play Ball!
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LEGO Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Lego Party Favor Boxes, Cookies & Candy

Lego Birthday Party Favor Boxes, Cookies & Candies

LEGO Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Is your child (or you) a Lego fanatic? If so, a Lego birthday party may be an ideal theme for this year’s birthday party. It is unique, colorful, and yes, playful.

The minute we discovered the featured Lego Party favor boxes, cookies & candies on Beau-coup, our “go to” party favor site, we knew we had to find anything and everything related to hosting a Lego theme birthday party. As we searched for the best of the best in Lego theme party supplies, we realized that often, probably due to trademark, copyright, and other legal restrictions, some of the best Lego party supplies are referred to as blocks, brix, and even blox. Whatever the name, we promise your guests will still recognize them as Legos. Continue Reading →

Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

With our obsession with woodland animal themes (What Does the Fox Say?) we were a bit surprised when we somehow managed to miss these Woodland Gnome party supplies and Happy Camper Party Pack. As usual we want to thank our visitors for alerting us to the cuteness of woodland animal theme party supplies!  Thank you! Continue Reading →

Shopkins Birthday Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

Shopkins Birthday Party Planning Ideas & Supplies

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Birthday Party!

If your child is bound and determined to collect all of their favorite Shopkins, surprise them with a birthday party featuring a variety of anthropomorphic bakery items, fruit and veg, sweet treats and much more! Poppy Corn, Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss and all of their friends can’t wait to help your little one celebrate. So, get started collecting all your Shopkins party supplies! And as always with all children's birthday parties, remember to keep it simple.

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Inside Out Birthday Party Ideas, Decorations & Supplies

Meet the Little Voices Inside Your Head 

Inside Out Birthday Party Ideas, Decorations & Supplies

Inside Out Birthday Party Ideas, Decorations & Supplies

Each and every one of us struggles with party planning because there are so many great ideas for themes, decorations, food, and even questions about who to invite. The folks over at Birthday Express have a fun solution.  They suggest that rather than letting the competing voices in your head make you crazy, put them to good use, just like Riley did in the critically acclaimed Disney Pixar movie “Inside Out!” Continue Reading →

Skylanders Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Skylanders Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Skylanders Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

If your children enjoy playing video games, they probably love Skylanders. Join Spyro, Prism Break, Sonic Boom and other members of the magical Skylanders crew as they join forces to celebrate your child’s next birthday!

Here are some ideas on how to throw a stress-free Skylanders birthday party when you use the Skylanders party theme from Birthday in a Box. The Skylanders Party In a Box includes everything you need to create the perfect party and takes almost no planning at all! Continue Reading →

Train Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Train Theme Birthday Party Ideas & Supplies 

Train Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

All aboard! Jump on the party train for your next birthday party or baby shower.  Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your chic choo choo train party theme providing professional recommendation on just about every railroad party detail including invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras.  And of course we have plenty of ideas for the ever popular children's  Dinosaur Train Party, Thomas the Tank Engine Party, The Little Engine that Could Party, and Chuggington Train Party.

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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.

Party Hearty!