Let the Adventures Begin! Travel Themed Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Let the Adventures Begin!

Travel Themed Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Back in February we featured Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards . At the time we promised to follow up with more travel themed party ideas. And ever since, we have been collecting ideas. For weddings we love Beau-coup's  exclusive Our Greatest Adventure party supplies.  These travel themed party supplies are right on trend since today’s young couples tend to focus more on life experiences and less on consumable goods. Hence, it seems very appropriate their celebrations reflect this philosophy of life.

Truthfully, we have also been a bit obsessed with the concept of interweaving an adventure inspired travel themed party across numerous lifecycle celebrations. In addition to weddings think graduations, mitzvah and quinceanera celebrations, and even retirement parties.

Update! For the next few weeks Beau-coup is offering up to 25% OFF many of their Our Greatest Adventure and other travel themed party supplies and decor. Each day's deal will be clearly posted at the top of the page. Continue Reading →

Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Escort Cards

Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

We love this DIY compass place cards idea we found on Beau-coup's blog so much we think we just might need to curate a whole travel themed party theme around it! In addition to weddings and birthday parties think Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s & Quinceanera celebrations, and retirement parties!

Find Your Seat >> Travel Themed Party DIY Compass Place Cards

Courtesy of Kellie Miller on Beau-coup's Blog 

We think it’s safe to say that love is the greatest adventure of all, and your wedding day is the celebration of the two of you setting off on your greatest adventure together! Bring this theme to life with details such as map prints, suitcases as props, and more. One of our favorite travel and adventure themed wedding ideas is DIY compass escort cards. They are the perfect way to help your guests find their seats and even double as a favor. Check out how to make these for your own wedding.

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Top 3 Tory Burch Bikinis for Spring Break

Top 3 Tory Burch Bikinis for Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner and it is definitely not too early to begin thinking about what swimwear you plan on packing for your trip to Cabo or Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Springs, or wherever you and your friends have chosen as this year's beach destination.  Be sure to check both Hotels.com and Expedia.com for great Spring Break deals!

And to start you thinking we have selected our top 3 Tory Burch bikinis.  We especially love Tory Burch's Reversible Bikinis since you get 2 suits for the price of one!  And the fact that all of her suits are mix and match so you can choose different bottoms and tops, in whatever size fits best makes these bathing suits great for just about any body shape.

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50% Off Luggage Tags!

Luggage Tags

Going somewhere? Make your bags stand out with a one-of-a-kind luggage tag designed by you. Durable and vibrantly printed, these tags will stand out and stand up during your holiday trips.

Think stocking stuffers, grab bag gifts, teacher gifts, Hanukkah presents, party favors , and little gifts of thanks.  Stock up now while these adorable luggage tags are 50% off.  Hurry offer is only valid through December 9, 2012 11:59pm PT

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use promo code  FIFTYNEWPROD

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Cyber Monday Best Get – Vera Bradley Large Duffel

Cyber Monday Best Get - Vera Bradley Large DuffleTravel in style this holiday season!  Uncle Tom bought Izzy one of these large Vera Bradley duffels as a holiday gift a few years ago and it remains her go to weekend bag. We think it is an especially perfect Christmas gift or Hanukkah present for a high school senior heading off to college   It is large enough to pack just about everything in her closet (ok – I am exaggerating but just a bit) yet lightweight and “smushable” enough to be able to fit into fully loaded trunks and airplane overhead compartments.  This travel bag has long handles and loads of room, yet is still carry-on compliant. One easy-access end pocket.

We chose to feature  Vera Bradley's Large Duffel Tea Garden pattern both because we like it and because when you carry an item in this color, you’re showing your support for breast cancer research. Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, from the sale of items in all of their colors.

And best yet, this duffel is on sale today, Cyber Monday! Reduced to just $49.99 (Regularly $85.00)

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Camp Groupon – Explore Chicago!

Camp Groupon – Explore Chicago!

July 6 – 8, 2012

In case you haven't heard, the folks over at Groupon are opening Camp Groupon this summer  where anyone can custom-design a full weekend of fun and discovery in Chicago for just $749 per person! As great of a trip as it sound for my husband and I (unfortunately we already have plans for that July),  I think it would be an ideal adventure for single men or women not really into the single scene but wanting company as they explore a new city.  Here's what Groupon has to say about the trip — it looks like so much fun! Continue Reading →

Groupon Getaways Making Travel Affordable


Groupon Getaways: A Great Way to Make Honeymoons and Destination Weddings Affordable

Groupon Getaways Making Travel Affordable

A Great Way to Make Honeymoons,Destination Weddings, and Summer Travel Affordable

Update:

As my husband and I sat here thinking about planning a last minute summer getaway with our grown kids, I decided to check Groupon Getaways and although we still have no idea if and when we can make this work, just glancing through the possibilities inspired us.  And since so many of our friends are starting to plan their weddings for next spring and summer, I thought why not share this exciting find again.  Enjoy dreaming!

Party Idea Pros just received an email from Groupon promoting its new special Groupon Getaways and although it took us a bit, we finally had that eureka moment. These Getaway Groupons can make an otherwise unaffordable destination wedding or honeymoon very doable. Here's the catch — you need to be able to mobilize the decision making process and and get your hands on the funds quickly, often in less than a week, and you absolutely must carefully read and be comfortable with all the fine print and details. Don't think you will be able to finagle a roll-away bed if the details say roll-away unavailable. Black out dates are common, and reservations are often subject to availability, so you need to be flexible with your dates. You may even want to do a quick expedia.com (or use our other favorite travel portal CheapOair.com) search to check on availability prior to purchasing the Groupon. You will also want to check airfare pricing and airfare availability prior to purchasing your Groupon. Even with a good deal on the hotel package, the cost to get to your idyllic location may be prohibitively high.

Most importantly, Party Idea Pros highly recommends doing your own research about the property prior to to purchasing your Groupon. Do not take the hand selected TripAdvisor.com reviews in the side bar as the last word — take your time and do the research so you are not setting yourself up for disappointment. If you are on your honeymoon and will only be happy with a luxurious king bed, take it from me, you will be disappointed if you get to your destination and discover that your Groupon deal comes with two double beds only. On the other hand, a 4 night stay in an eco-friendy hotel room with a view of the rainforest even without the king bed may well be worth the $1199 Groupon Getaway deal price.

Our bottom line

Groupon Getaway deals are definitely worth exploring and monitoring. You never know if and when your dream destination will show up as a Groupon Getaway for 50% off or more!

Other great starting points:

Club Med

Expedia.com

Hotels.com

 

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Groupon Getaways


Groupon Getaways: A Great Way to Make Honeymoons and Destination Weddings Affordable

Groupon Getaways –

A Great Way to Make Honeymoons

and

Destination Weddings Affordable

 …

Party Idea Pros just received an email from Groupon promoting its new special Groupon Getaways and although it took us a bit, we finally had that eureka moment.  These Getaway Groupons can make an otherwise unaffordable destination wedding or honeymoon very doable.  Here's the catch — you need to be able to mobilize the decision making process and and get your hands on the funds quickly, often in less than a week, and you absolutely must carefully read and be comfortable with all the fine print and details.  Don't think you will be able to finagle a roll-away bed if the details say roll-away unavailable.  Black out dates are common, and reservations are often subject to availability,  so you need to be flexible with your dates.  You may even want to do a quick expedia.com (or use our favorite travel portal CheapOair.com)  search to check on availability prior to purchasing the Groupon.  You will also want to check airfare pricing and airfare availability prior to purchasing your Groupon.  Even with a good deal on the hotel package, the cost to get to your idyllic location may be prohibitively high.

Most importantly,  Party Idea Pros highly recommends doing your own research about the property prior to to purchasing your Groupon.  Do not take the hand selected TripAdvisor.com reviews in the side bar as the last word — take your time and do the research so you are not setting yourself up for disappointment.  If you are on your honeymoon and will only be happy with a luxurious king bed, take it from me, you will be disappointed if you get to your destination and discover that your Groupon deal comes with two double beds only.  On the other hand, a 4 night stay in an eco-friendy hotel room with a view of the rainforest even without the king bed may well be worth the $1199 Groupon Getaway deal price.

Our bottom line

Groupon Getaway deals are definitely worth exploring and monitoring.  You never know if and when your dream destination will show up as a Groupon Getaway for 50% off or more!

Party Hearty!

 

Thanksgiving Entertaining

Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

It's Turkey Time!

Thanksgiving Entertaining Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

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! Continue Reading →