Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hanukkah Table with Blue Dinnerware

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies >> We love the idea of setting a table with interesting blue dinnerware so much we posted it on Instagram  (Image credit: One Kings Lane )

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies 

Chanukah is just a a few weeks away so it is definitely time to start thinking about ordering your Chanukah cards, Hanukkah gifts, Hanukkah party supplies and party favors, and even your celebratory wine. 

Chanukah 2019 is celebrated Sunday December 22nd – December 30th

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Have Yourself A Very Merry Harry Potter Christmas

Have Yourself A Very Merry Harry Potter Christmas

Have Yourself A Very Merry Harry Potter Christmas >> Gifts & Decor

A Very Merry Harry Potter Christmas

Every year at this time we begin to obsess about this year's Christmas theme. Most years we opt for a classic look but other years we have been inspired by color and/or current events and/or pop culture. The year the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for all, we embraced a #LoveWins Christmas and decorated everything rainbow including our Christmas Tree. Continue Reading →

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party Theme Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party Ideas

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

Whether you call it Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Star Light Star Bright this is an adorable birthday party theme for your little one. Or add a bit of sophistication, and the theme works for any age.  A Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party also makes for a fun baby shower theme, school dance or prom theme, sweet sixteen, quinceanera or bar mitzvah celebration, or  fundraiser.

Top 5 Essentials for Hosting a Fabulous Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Birthday Party or Baby Shower

  1. Set the tone for the party with a dreamy invitation.
  2. Choose a color scheme and use it everywhere including sprinkled throughout your eats and drinks.
  3. Find unique star themed party decor, centerpieces and tableware.
  4. Place star-cut-outs throughout your party space. Fill out a few with words of hopes and dreams to inspire your guests to add their own thoughtful wishes!
  5. Encourage your guests to bring star themed gifts and send them home with a twinkling gift of their own.

Update! For the next few weeks Beau-coup is offering up to 25% OFF many of their Twinkle Twinkle party favors and decor. Each day's deal will be clearly posted at the top of the page. Here are just a few of the adorable products available.

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Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

 Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

Best Baby Shower Gifts! Childrens Classic Book Baby Gifts

Once again we must send kudos to our wonderful visitors – you really do have the best ideas!  How adorable are these Children's Classic Books Onesies.  Wrap them together with the actual book, and the matching plush doll to create a practical and memorable baby shower gift.  Some of the books even have a matching t-shirt for the new mom! #toocute

These childrens classic book baby gifts work well as stand alone shower gifts as well as centerpiece / gifts at themed showers.    Think Dr. Seuss Theme Party, The Little Prince or Royal Baby Shower, or Good Night Moon Shower or 1st Birthday Party. Continue Reading →

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are: A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

(1928-2012)

“The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.”  Where the Wild Things Are

As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Maurice Sendak.  For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work “has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books.”

To honor Mr. Sendak's memory we think the most appropriate tribute is making sure you have at least one Sendak book in your personal library.  Here are a few of our favorites!  Just scroll over the book cover for the title and click on the picture for a summary of each book.

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Top 100 Children’s Picture Books

Top 100 Children's Picture Books

Top 100 Children's Picture Books

Top 100 Children’s Picture Books of All-Time

Attending a PTA luncheon or school fundraiser, a birthday party, or even a baby shower? Jump starting a discussion about your favorite children’s picture books is what we call a perfect table topic. This topic creates discussions are animated and fun, yet not divisive or political.  So prior to your event, refresh your memories by glancing over this list of the top 100 children’s picture books of all time. You'll find old favorite from your childhood and maybe even some new children's picture books to enjoy! Continue Reading →