Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

by Paige Minteer 

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2019

Earth Day

Go Green! Earth Day is approaching, and what a wonderful excuse to throw a green-themed soiree! The key to an Earth Day party is making each element as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible!  Use environmentally friendly invitations, party decor, and party favors. Even create your menu using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party

Sponge Bob Square Pants Birthday Party

Sponge Bob Square Pants Birthday Party >> Supplies | Featured Clipart

SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Party

If your child is crazy for the character who lives in a pineapple under the sea, throw a SpongeBob SquarePants birthday party! Read on for our ideas on creating a perfect SpongeBob SquarePants birthday party with ideas on decorations, favors, games, invitations and more.

Who is SpongeBob Square Pants?

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sea sponge named SpongeBob Squarepants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks. In Bikini Bottom, fish walk, blowing bubbles is art, and the tastiest undersea treat is a deep-fried Krabby Patty Burger. Dive in and soak it all up with SpongeBob! (SpongeBob Square Pants TV Promo)

Party Essentials

What Do I Need For The Party?

Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations as school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

SpongeBob Square Pants Birthday Party Ideas

For a great kids SpongeBob Square Pants party there are only a few essentials: Continue Reading →

Free Printable Thanksgiving Menu and Place Cards & Printable Thanksgiving Games

 

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards >> Bloom Designs Editable PDF

Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Update! Download and prepare your Thanksgiving printables this weekend! Do not wait until the last minute – remember everything takes longer than you think it will!

If we have said it once, we've said it a hundred times, in party planning the details matter.  So this Thanksgiving, in addition to the hours you spend preparing a fabulous meal, add a little extra style to your Thanksgiving table with these free printable place cards, table tents and other fun free Thanksgiving printables. All you need to do is download the PDFs. We agree with Bloom Designs, print them out on kraft colored card stock for an chic, organic Thanksgiving look.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Printable Thanksgiving Party Pack

Printable Thanksgiving Party Pack >> Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving is without doubt my favorite holiday — beautiful tables, great food, and none of the stress associated with the winter holidays. This is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones whether they be family or friends. So first things first, if you haven't yet made your travel arrangements, the time is NOW!

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Table Decor

Last year we hosted Thanksgiving in San Diego – here is a peek at our tables! In complete disclosure – since we live in San Diego, beautiful weather made it possible for us to host Thanksgiving outdoors.  Simple solar powered patio lights and lots of candles provided enough light even after sunset.  As you can see, we tried to mix elegant with fanciful touches. Continue Reading →

Chic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning

Chic Painted Pumpkin Vase with FlowersChic Painted Pumpkin Centerpiece | Fall Party Planning 

We love this painted pumpkin vase with fresh flowers that showed up on our Facebook feed from Beau-coup, one of our favorite party favor merchants.  Yes, flowers always look great in pumpkins but an orange pumpkin with fall flowers is very predictable.  All they did in this photo was spray paint this pumpkin white and add a chic contemporary floral arrangement to create a fresh centerpiece look for fall.  We love the painted pumpkin displayed on the acacia cake stand also!

We also think this idea would translate well to an intimate dinner party or could even be used at each place setting as a place card / party favor (one per couple is just fine!).  Simply use a miniature painted pumpkin and add a handful of freshly picked ombre flowers...

We are definitely adding this to our We <3 Fall Pinterest board as we gather ideas for this year's Thanksgiving festivities. Continue Reading →

Top 25 Thanksgiving Place Cards

Mini Wheat Sheaf-Natural Thanksgiving Place Cards

Mini Wheat Sheaf-Natural Thanksgiving Place Cards

Top 25 Thanksgiving Place Cards

Every once in a while we receive a request that requires us to drop everything and get right on it.  Tonight I received such a call from my mom & dad simply asking “Where are your Thanksgiving place cards?”  When I went back to our Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies package I realized although we had a few cute place card holders featured there were no fabulous place cards.  The challenge was on! Continue Reading →