Good Things Come in Small Packages — A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Good Things Come in Small Packages -- A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Good Things Come in Small Packages —

 A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist

Recently we came across a question asking for ideas for a “good things come in small packages” themed bat mitzvah.  Seldom do we come across new great theme ideas, so not surprisingly, we were hooked from the get go especially since there seemed to be so many positive ways to incorporate a lovely message into the celebration. Although we have not developed an absolutely complete theme package, this post is fairly comprehensive and covers most elements needed to put together a great party with an emphasis on charitable giving.  This unique party theme would also be perfect for a baby shower, school fundraiser, quinceanera celebration, or birthday party or retirement party for anyone of petite stature.

The Charity (or Mitzvah) Project

I love the idea of knitting tiny hats and booties and blankets for neonatal units. In fact even if you don't knit, it might be worth learning! Either join a group already doing knitting, start a group of your own, or find another way to support these wonderful and fragile children arriving in the world as the tiniest of G-d's gifts. Look at the following organizations for inspiration or maybe contact your local hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to see if it has any particular needs:

Knit for Bliss
The Preemie Project
Hadassah Hospital
Baby Charity Knitting Patterns

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Invitation Idea – The Smaller the Better!

I like this Lavender reverse card by William Arthur since it is only 3.5″ x 5″ yet can hold all pertinent celebration information plus a small motif symbol on the top. I centered the text and used a second font for the name, used brown ink and added the lavender and brown Circles and Stripes liner. This particular card is engraved — a special touch which compliments the emphasis on quality in this theme. Consider packing the invitation and any other necessary cards,(ie response cards and envelopes, evening celebration cards) into a small deluxe gift box lined with plumped tissue paper so the cards are inset into the tissue paper. Then wrap the box in personalized wrapping paper.  Affix a mailing label. I can't think of a more perfect way to set the tone for the theme good things come in small packages! Yes, it is a bit over the top but my motto is always think big and then scale back, i.e. instead of a box you might use a bubble mailer.

            

Lavender reverse card by William Arthur

Peace Dove Postage

Consider personalizing a contemporary style business card as your invitation.  If there is too much information to include on one card, just stack numerous cards in the box.

Modern Interior Business Cards       Swirly Frame Business Cards       Retail Expert Business Cards       Flourishing Tree Business Cards

Bold Bliss Business Cards       Unique Style Business Cards      Monogram Marvel Business Cards       Fresh Logo Business Cards

Personalized Business Cards as Invitations

Centerpiece and Party Favor Ideas

Bonsai is the art aesthetic miniaturization of trees …

Camellia "Hot Flash"      Rock Cottoneaster      Dwarf Crepe Myrtle

 Orange Citrus Bonsai Tree      Satsuki Azalea      Flowering White Jasmine


To add more mass to your centerpiece consider displaying your bonsai and various other small items on a tiered display rack.

Tiered Display Rack
The third tier can be filled with any of dozens of miniature favors.  Here are my favorites …

Cheesecake presents       individual towel cakes       bloembox flower seeds

Individual present cheese cakes (visually fabulous but over the top expensive)

Individual towel cakes,

Bloembox flower seeds

Also consider polka dot favor boxes tied with beautiful  midori organdy ribbon and filled with a single  personalized Hershey Kiss and a small tag saying something like “Hadassah Hospital Neonatal Care Unit thanks you with a kiss.”

polka dot favor boxes      

Polka dot favor boxes

Midori organdy ribbon

Personalized Hershey Kiss

Small tag

Place Card Holder Idea

This  mini photo album works nicely with this theme.

mini photo album favor

Little Book of Memories

Food Ideas

Skip the large plated dinner. Just serve lots of courses with bite size morsels (tapas, tea sandwiches, small plates) throughout the night.

For dessert serve cupcakes, or mini brownie pops, or two tiered mini cakes.

mini brownie pop       mini tiered birthday cakes

mini brownie pops

two tiered mini cakes

Hope this helps jump start your own take on this great theme.

Party Hearty!

Shoe Lover Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

 Shoe Lover Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and SuppliesShoes, Glorious Shoes!

There is no such thing as too many shoes!

Don your high heels ladies – it's time to party!

A high heel, stiletto shoe party is a perfect party theme for

Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Hen's Night In, Bridal Showers (“Perfect Pair, Perfect Fit“), Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Party

and even

Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, and Sweet Sixteen Parties (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration)

Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your shoe theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including high heel invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Remember ladies — in event planning the details matter!

Related party packages:

Hats On! Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies | Purse Lover Party | Jungle Safari Party | Ladies Yoga Night | Ladies Night Out Party | Good Things Come in Small Packages — A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist | Zebra Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

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Cheap Chic

Cheap Chic

Cheap Chic

Planning a party is always about choices. This page is dedicated to finding less expensive alternatives  — in other words, cheap chic. Continue Reading →

Planning a College Party? Think Costume!

Update!

Plan your college costume party today to take advantage of Post Halloween Blow-out Costume Sales

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Work hard. Play hard.


Sometimes academics seem easy compared to planning fabulous parties week in and week out. All you social chairs understand — one great party a semester doesn't cut it. Although unique ideas are hard to come by, sometimes unique is not necessary so long as your party is fresh and over the top. Actually, planning a college party is quite simple. You only need two elements:


Skimpy Costumes
Generous Libations

(Always drink responsibly. Never drink and drive. And please, do not serve alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age!)


Now add a few games, music, and low lighting, and you are pretty well set.


Rather than write a super long post, my plan is to create a new post for each specific costume party theme. This way you can easily pick and choose which theme(s) appeal to you and easily access and visualize the theme.

  • “Make it a Double!” Costume Party
  • SUPERHERO Costume Party
  • “You're Tagged” Graffiti Party
  • (With lots more to come!)


    Be sure to visit Party Idea Pros Greek Events for more party planning ideas, themes and party supplies:
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    One more thought …

    Not to state the obvious but everyone knows that ultimately it is the people who
    make the party.  In order to attract an A-list crowd, year-long self promotion is
    a vital element to you pre-party planning.


    Have fun and party hearty!

    Grad Night

    Graduation Party

    Grad Night Party Planning,

    Theme Ideas, and Supplies

    With graduation days upon us, we realize Party Idea Pros has yet to create a comprehensive graduation party package, so here is a quick fix to help you plan this special day …

    Consider hosting a casual barbecue where friends and family can mingle together to celebrate your graduate.

    Remember just about any celebration package can be modified to better suit a graduation party!. For other theme ideas be sure to check out…

    Surf’s Up | Take Flight: A Butterfly Party Theme | Smiles | Everything Sweet: A Scrumptious Party Theme | Wonder Woman Party | More Graduation Party & Gift Ideas

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    A Gift that Gives – Healing Hearts Jewelry

    Healing Hearts   Healing Hearts Silver Ring

    Healing Hearts

    Party Idea Pros generally does not highlight jewelry but we recently came across a chic new designer who whose unique gemstone collection is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any day:

    “Gemstones are the spirit of the earth frozen in time. For thousands of years, gemstones have been treasured for their power to heal, energize and inspire. The design, stones and metal all empower you. The artful combination of these elements reflects your spirit and is yours forever.” Tamara Alter

    Our favorite collection of Tamara’s is her Healing Hearts collection, created in honor of Tamara’s dear sister Stefanie who passed away at the young age of 43, after a brave and courageous fight against Ovarian Cancer. All profits from the Healing Hearts collection goes to The High Heals Foundation whose mission is to raise funds to develop methods for early diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer and aid in the discovery of a cure through research, advocacy and education.

    High Heals Foundation Stamp

    Party Hearty!