Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

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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 →

Celebrate Purim! Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Celebrate Purim with Purim Candy Torahs

Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies >> Celebrate Purim with Purim Candy Torahs

Celebrate Purim! 

Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

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The holiday of Purim celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over the evil Haman. On the day preceding Purim there is a fast called “The Fast Of Esther”. On Purim itself, the Megillah (Book Of Esther) is read twice, once at night and once during the day. Purim is celebrated by giving charity, sending Shalach Manot (gifts of prepared food) and holding a festive meal.

Loving this oldie but goodie via 2011! The Maccabeats – Purim Song (Thank you Kosher on a Budget for sparking this memory!)

Purim – An overview

The holiday of Purim is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (February-March). It commemorates the foiling of a plot by a Persian minister (Haman) to kill all the Jews in Persia. Purim is observed by Jews around the world. Characterized by feasting and merriment, Purim is typically celebrated in the company of family and friends in a synagogue. Continue Reading →

Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Plan a Winter Wonderland Party

Winter Wonderland is the perfect party theme for those who love the cool colors and twinkle of winter lights. Just point and click your way to a sparkling celebration. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of this snowy party theme 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. A winter wonderland theme party works well for just about any event but is particularly popular for winter weddings, sweet sixteen and quinceanera parties, proms, holiday parties, non-profit and school events, and milestone birthday and anniversary parties.

Popular names for winter theme celebrations

Winter Wonderland | Snow Chateau | Snowflake Fantasy | Let it Snow | Snowman Theme Girl’s 1st Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies |  Pink Winter One-derland Party Planning, Ideas and Supplies |  Winter Wonderland Mitten Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies | Winter One-derland |   More Winter Wonderland!

Update! Many of the products featured here would also be perfect for a Frozen theme party!

Frozen Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

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Kids Summer Camp Essentials

Kids Summer Camp Essentials

Loving these children's summer camp essentials and ideas from Minted! They are all #toocute. And since it is already mid-May, it is none to early to place your order for your campers' personalized stationery, journals, and name labels. And don't forget the stamp!

Summer camp is the place that children have the time to step back from their daily routines and discover and/or explore their passions. It is also the time for many kids to take a break from technology and revert to old fashioned pen and pencil. Although, at the time, letters home can be a source of parent consternation, we promise, if you save those letters, they will elicit peels of laughter for many years to come. We recently found one of Izzy's famed letter's home that simply read “COME GET ME NOW!” on her customized camp stationery. The fact that we received the letter at least 2 weeks after it was written proved to have been a good thing. By the time these hovering parents called the camp, all was good!  Continue Reading →