Setting a Holiday Table on a Budget

Setting a Holiday Table on a Budget

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Setting a Holiday Table on a Budget

With the the holidays just around the corner, it got us to thinking … how can we set a festive yet elegant holiday table for 12, inexpensively. Not surprising, and as usual, we turned to Dollar Tree, our go to shop for planning parties on a tight budget. Continue Reading →

Western Cowboy Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Western Cowboy Theme Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Western Cowboy Theme Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Western Cowboy Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Our western themed party ideas will help you plan an unforgettable cowboy party. This western party package includes invitations, decorations,  favors, and everything needed to make your western cowboy party a success!

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The Moscow Mule is Back Just in Time for Christmas!

The Moscow Mule is Back Just in Time for Christmas!

Yes, the Moscow Mule is back! And just in time for Christmas revelry. We love the idea of setting up a Christmas drink station  to spread holiday cheer. And letting our guest serve themselves would free up our designated bartenders so they too could enjoy the festivities. The hardest part about making the Moscow Mule is finding beautiful affordable mugs. So we were thrilled to be find these copper mugs. We love them all but are particularly enamored with the hammered copper mugs and think this Moscow Mule Gift Set would make a great stocking stuffer and holiday gift exchange present!

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Surf Party

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies >> Surf's Up Postcard

Surf Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Whether you are an expert surfer or just dream of catching a wave, a surf party theme will delight water lovers of all ages. Continue Reading →

Best Halloween Party Supplies, Gift Ideas, Decorations & Games

Best Halloween Party Supplies, Gift Ideas, Decorations & Games

Although Halloween is just around the corner, it is not too late to organize a Halloween celebration.  Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best Halloween party supplies , gift ideas, decorations, and has even thrown in a few Halloween games just for the fun of it.  Not in the mood to host your own Halloween event? Try to finagle an invitation to a friend or neighbor's party by promising to bring a special thank you treat.

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The Melodies of Life >> A Music Party Theme

Music Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Featured Music Theme Party Supplies >> Rock On Children’s Birthday Party Invitations | Saxophone Mylar Balloon | Hog Wild Blues Benders – Blind Betty | Jazz Trumpet Player Standee | Vintage Music Flower Bouquet

The Melodies of Life >> Music Party Theme

Whether you like playing music or listening to it, a music party theme hits all the right notes.

This music theme celebration package focuses primarily on a classical and jazz style “look” although we have thrown in a few rock and roll party ideas too.  Continue Reading →

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

Peace and Love Party Theme, Ideas & Supplies

One of our favorite parties of all times was Portia's Peace and Love theme Bat Mitzvah party. It was not only colorful and festive, the theme was thoughtful and perfectly appropriate for the occasion. Ever since, this theme has sat patiently waiting on our “to do” list. Recently we received an email from Shauna planning her daughter's 8 year old birthday party and looking for “peace and love” theme ideas. So finally we have an excuse to move it right up to the top of our list. As we began gathering the best of the best “Peace and Love” party supplies, we quickly realized its versatility since it can be dressed up and down, made elegant or cute. You can decorate this party in bright neons or in Thanksgiving and holiday colors. Not only is a Peace and Love theme perfect for adult and children birthday parties, sweet sixteen, quinceanera, and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, it is also a meaningful fund raising theme, festive holiday party theme, and great for a kick-back, college party or school dance.

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PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates

Customize Glass Party Plates

The best party idea we have come across in eons — create you own reusable, customizable glass party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!

Last year my good friend and colleague, Vicki, came up with the most innovative party idea I have seen in eons but it seemed too difficult for even a fairly advanced DIY maven to tackle without spending hours and hours on each project – reusable, customized glass party plates.  Vicki originally created these plates for our 4th of July Celebration party inspiration photo shoot but I have not been able to easily re-create the idea until today.  This morning I finally found the solution.

Customizable Square Glass Plate

Libbey Crisa Tempo square dinnerware is made of solid glass that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold 12 per case.

What you need:

This  8″ square dinner plate from Libbey.  Not only is it perfect for this project, it is the new hot look in dinnerware. Popular for appetizers, tapas, salads, entrees, and desserts. The possibilities are endless!

Dimensions:
Length and Width: 8″ x 8″
Eating Area: 4″ x 4″

The highlighted information is the operative fact here.  The bottom of the plate is exactly four inches square which means it is the perfect size and shape to apply clear custom window clings to the outside bottom of your plates.  These decals are sometimes referred to a clings since they adhere with static to smooth surfaces and are removable & repositionable with no residue.

So checkMothers Day Lobster Dinnerware Removable Decals this out — we customized these 4″ x 4″ decals by clicking on the  “animal clear decals” button and then adding our text and changing the colors. Originally we thought we would create decals and then found the static clings.  Since the static clings would not allow us to change the background color, we simply saved the image we created to our computer and then uploaded the image (feel free to do the same). Wouldn't these make fabulous plates to serve that fabulous lobster & filet Mothers Day dinner from Lobster Anywhere?  Perfect for lunch too – just serve lobster rolls!  Yum.

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Unique Entertaining & Hostess Wedding Gifts

Hostess and Entertaining Wedding Gifts

Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls |Blenheim Napkin Rings and Place Card Holders |Essex Silver Creamer | Mint Julep Cups

One of my favorite couples is finally getting married.  Shannon and Joe have been together for 7 years.  I have had the honor of watching their relationship grow from smitten on their first date to a loving, supportive, and still smitten mature couple.  As is the custom today, their wedding announcement indicated that they were registered at the usual stores.  I spent way too long searching for the perfect present.  Finally I narrowed it down to the vacuum cleaner, the knife set, or a generic glass vase.  But rather than clicking “buy” I turned off the computer.  I wanted to gift this  amazing couple something special — something memorable.  Yes, I went rogue but I don't think anyone is complaining.

So the next time I tackled this gifting project, I completely changed direction and sought only elegant and unique wedding gifts. I knew exactly what I was looking for — something elegant and classic, something the couple would use over and over again throughout their years together as they entertained family and friends.  I wanted a gift that would add that little extra to their table yet would be something they would never buy for themselves and something that I would want to immediately add to PartyIdeaPros Classic Elegance party package.

Hostess & Entertaining Wedding Gifts: White Ceramic Cake Plates

White Footed Square Cake Stand | Pedestal Cake Plate | Ceramic White Cake Plates With Green Ribbon

In addition to the above feature pieces, I also fell in love will all three of these white ceramic cake plates.

In the end I chose the Essex Silver Sweetener Bowls because of their versatility.  These petite silver-plated brass bowls had that perfect touch of personality I was looking for.  I loved the fact that this set of six bowls could not only be filled with sweeteners for coffee and tea  but could also be filled with flowers, candy, and trinkets for a beautiful table display.  With so many options I hope my friends will come to treasure these little bowls and the memories they help create.

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