Summer Movie Night Block Party

Summer Movie Night Block Party!

By: Amanda

Rather than wasting hours watching mediocre television this summer, grab some friends and catch up on the latest new release movies! Or why not go all-out and make it a summer movie night block party?

Use PartyIdeaPros.com's Oscar night ballots as a starting point for choosing your nightly movie. Most of the nominated films are currently available on DVD or through Amazon on Demand. Stick with Party Idea Pros simpler Movie Night celebration package ideas for your summertime viewing parties.  Then pick two nights during the summer to glam it up with our Lights, Camera, Action and Hollywood Nights celebration packages.

Organizing a block party or reunion? Hosting an all school barbeque/fundraiser, a sweet sixteen or teen party, an adult or children's birthday party, or  even anniversary party?  A backyard movie night is a wonderful theme for any warm weather event.  Just choose your movie to suit the occasion  — think John Wayne, Sponge Bob, Legally Blonde, The Parent Trap, Casa Blanca, Star Wars, Rear Window, The Shawshank Redemption Twilight and New Moon double feature and the list goes on and on.

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Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Whether you like working in the garden or simply appreciate exquisite flora and fauna, a garden theme will make your party bloom. 

This is a perfect theme for a gardening enthusiast’s birthday, anniversary, baby and bridal shower, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, dinner parties, and even children’s parties. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your garden theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras.  Party Hearty!

Update 4.03.14

Garden Party Ideas

Party Idea Pros has tried to simplify this package by creating inspiration boards to capture our favorite garden themed invitations, centerpiece ideas, balloons, place cards and place card holders, party favors and printable games in addition to a more streamlined look at other garden party supplies. Below is a quick overview of some of the best garden theme party supplies available.  Remember – even if an item is out of stock or discontinued most of our “go to” merchants have plenty of other options – we just can't showcase them all here.  These inspiration boards are already too full – can you imagine if we tried to squish in even more ideas 🙂

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Field of Flowers Party Supplies

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XLVIII Super Bowl Invitations, Party Supplies & Party Planning Tips

XLVIII Super Bowl Invitation
XLVII Super Bowl Invitation - BackDespite cocky assertions of dominance and armchair pundit  predictions, nobody really knows who will be playing in Super Bowl  XLVIII. Nonetheless, it is none to early to begin planning your Super Bowl 2014 viewing party.  Mark your calendars and send out these fabulous Super Bowl Invitations today.

After your invitations go out, you have just 2 weeks to plan the rest of your  Super Bowl viewing party!  Your first step will be to decide whether you  want your party to be a neutral zone or cater to the teams' fan bases.  You can choose traditional  football party decor or go with the team colors, banners, flags, and decorations.

We also recommend you plan on at least a few football party games  just in case there is a lull in the conversation or the football game is a blowout. If you are watching a game on television, let your guests make the calls — provide individual penalty flags – just picture a room full of people tossing their flags all at once!  Madden Football 2013 is always good for hours of football fun. For the young at heart, pinatas are a great way to end any party.  Years ago we met the fellow who created Fiki finger Football and have been obsessed ever since!  And  printable games are quick, economical, and easy to execute party fillers.

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Danny Meyer Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving Paper Placemat Table Setting Ideas

Update!

Although the original autumn paper table setting placemats sold out long ago, we just found these very similar Farmers Market Paper Placemat Pads (and no, they are not limited time offerings – they are available all year round!)

We recommend you combine these stylish-yet-rustic paper placemats, paper napkins, and paper table runners, each adorned with a motif of fresh garden vegetables, to create a stunning Thanksgiving table.  The combination will result in the oft sought but hard to achieve sense of sophistication and quality that comes across as effortless.

Although I haven't completely made up my mind, with 50 relatives ringing the doorbell at exactly 1:00 on Thanksgiving Thursday, I am very tempted to go with this design aesthetic. The idea would be to combine the causal elegance of this  kraft paper design with my collection of fine china, Fiesta dinnerware and crystal stemware. Not only does this design blend seamlessly into my industrial modern home decor, I think it will make re-setting the tables in between courses so much easier – I can just snatch up the dirty placemats, toss them in the trash and add a fresh mat at each place setting  Plus, I could pull the look all together with copper colander centerpieces (filled with fresh seasonal vegetables, and cacti or ivy filler) and chalkboard chic food tags. Since I serve so many different dishes to satisfy a vast array of dietary restrictions, I think it might be helpful to label them all so individuals can choose whether or not to partake. And while I am thinking about it, wouldn't it be great to serve Moscow Mules in copper cups as a festive drink to visually compliment the centerpieces?

 Give Thanks Paper Placemats     Give Thanks Autumn Fall Greetings Paper Placemats

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Paris Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Paris Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies 

How could we possibly spend an entire week in Paris and not put together an inspiration board for a Paris theme party.  I am personally hosting dinner club in early December and am definitely taking the opportunity to celebrate all things Parisian from the food to the party decor to the place card holders.  Right now, I think I will send out the featured Parisian Party Invitation,  use the Chic Paris Party Cupcake Kit from Beau-coup (not to serve cupcakes in but rather to use for serving hors d'oeuvres), and will probably swing for either these cute Le Parisian Napkin Holders or Mini Eiffel Tower Place Card Holders to add a tad of  kitsch to an otherwise elegant table. Continue Reading →

Minted’s Anniversary Sale – 15% Off Entire Site

Minted's Anniversary Sale -  15% Off Entire Site
Some of my favorite things came to be on April 2nd. It is the day the first egg roll took place on the White house lawn (1877). It is the day the first motion picture theater opened in LA (1902). It is the day of birth of one of my closest and most admired friend, Cynthia, of music legend Marvin Gaye, of our favorite Law & Order SVU alum, Chrisopher Meloni, and of our go-to company for the freshest, most fabulous paper products (including stationery, invitations, and announcements for any and all occasions), wall art and party décorMinted!

Today, April 2nd, is Minted's 5th Birthday and they want everyone to celebrate with a week-long promotion of 15% off the entire site! You definitely don't want to miss out on the celebration! The promotion starts today and ends midnight PST on Monday April 8th.

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Festive Hearts – Heart Themed Party Decor

Festive Hearts - Heart Themed Party Decor

1. Valentine's Day Decorating Kit| 2.Heart Prismatic Hanging Decorations| 3. Here's My Heart Chocolate Tower (great for centerpieces or to decorate a dessert bar)| 4. Heart Paper Mache Box set| 5. Pink Hearts Hanging String Decorations| 6. Hearts Mini Honeycomb Decorations| 7. 3D foil Heart Decorating Kit| 8. Decorative Crystal Heart Bowl| 9. Ivy Heart Topiary in Decorative Tin Pot

Heart Themed Party Decor 

Bring the wow factor to your festive hearts party with this ivy heart shaped topiary centerpiece. Or go for a delicious edible center to your table that your guests can nibble on during the party – simply fill this crystal heart shaped bowl with your favorite goodies. Whether you want to go simple and understated or bold and colorful we have the heart themed party decor to make your event really pop.  

Heart Napkins Collage, heart themed party decor

Don't forget about adorable heart napkins and even heart shaped napkin rings to bring your look together!

Heart Place Card Holders and Escort Cards, heart themed party decor

1. Printable Seed Place Card| 2. Heart Place Card Holders| 3. Open Heart Place Card Holders| 4. Heart Shaped Glass Photo Coasters | 5. Heart Bell Place Card Holders| 6. Hearts with Rhinestones Place Card Holders|

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Let’s Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest!

Big news today! The palace officially confirmed the Prince William and Duchess Katherine (Kate Middleton) are expecting a baby.  And as you well know – we are obsessed with everything Kate! Continue Reading →

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!

 

Retro Paper Straws

...Retro Paper Straws

Retro Paper straws are all the rage.  They not only add a fun vibe to your table decor, they add color and a dash of whimsy.  As you can see we have featured them individually displayed in mason jars in our patriotic theme parties.  Sometimes we even add an antenna ball on top.  For my own son's Bar Mitzvah we topped MLB antenna balls on coordinating straws and used them as place cards at the entrance to party.  Just yesterday, my sister threw a handful of striped paper straws in a paper cup – just the right touch for her Labor Day barbecue.

Both Swoozies and Amazon has a nice collection of retro paper straws.  Consider using the pink and blue polka dot straws for your next baby shower.  We love the mini bat straws and orange and black stripe straws for Halloween parties.  The red and green stripe straws are a must have for your cookie baking holiday parties.  The yellow stars straws would be an adorable adder to a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party.  And we believe the yellow & grey stripe straws are elegant enough to use at a chic, vintage chalkboard chic wedding reception. Another idea — choose your sorority colors for your next house party.

One more idea for children's birthday parties … choose a variety of straws and cut them into 1 – 2 inch strips. Now string them together to create cute paper necklaces.  The leftovers can be used for  every day, at lunch and dinnertime.

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