Top 100 Children’s Picture Books

Top 100 Children's Picture Books

Top 100 Children’s Picture Books

Top 100 Children’s Picture Books of All-Time

Attending a PTA luncheon or school fundraiser, a birthday party, or even a baby shower? Jump starting a discussion about your favorite children’s picture books is what we call a perfect table topic. This topic creates discussions are animated and fun, yet not divisive or political.  So prior to your event, refresh your memories by glancing over this list of the top 100 children’s picture books of all time. You’ll find old favorite from your childhood and maybe even some new children’s picture books to enjoy! Continue Reading →

The Little Prince Royal Baby Shower

The_Little_PrinceWe know, we know – Princess Kate will not have a formal baby shower for lots of reasons including the fact that royal protocol would require her to return all gifts and what fun is a baby shower without opening all the adorable baby presents.  Nonetheless, we are still gung ho on planning the perfect little prince royal baby shower including choosing adorable gifts for the little prince.

Click here to check out our favorite royal baby shower invitations and party kits

Obviously, on the top of any Little Prince Baby Shower is the universally cherished, beloved classic The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Whether read in the original French or this beautiful translation by Richard Howard, it is a must own for anyone assembling a wonderful collection of children’s literature.

Here are our latest additions to our own pinterest board – all perfect gifts for any mom expecting her own little prince.

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The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

The Best Love Stories of All Time

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, get in the mood by reading a great love story! Check out Reader’s Digest picks for the ten best love stories of all time.

Books in which man meets woman, man woos woman (or, woman woos man) and man and woman live happily ever after are a dime a dozen. Enjoyable, for sure, but not what you’d call memorable. So, the editors at Reader’s Digest  have come up with a list of 10 favorite, and timeless, love stories, each of which goes above and beyond basic romance.  We would love to hear what you think.  Are we missing your favorite?  If so, please let us know!  Wouldn’t a bundle of these books tied together with pink twine make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite book lover?

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Flash Sale – 25% off Blurb Photo Books

Blurb Photo Books 25% Off Flash SaleOn every single one of our party theme idea packages, we close with the recommendation that you do not let these memories slip away and implore you to make the night last a lifetime.  

This is the perfect time to check out Blurb, one of our new favorite photo book making tools since they are offering 25% off purchases from 2/22-2/25.  I am totally in love with making Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday album, a cookbook, all of our family trip pictures, even my Instagram account can be converted into a Blurb book!  Head over to Blurb now and tap into your creative side!

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2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

2013 Newbery Medal – The One and Only Ivan | 2013 Caledecott Medal – This Is Not My Hat | 2013 Printz Award – In Darkness

2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Award Winning Books!

This year’s recipients of the Caldecott Medal for Illustration, the Newbery Medal for Literature, and the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature are a diverse and worthy group ranging from a wry tale of a thieving fish to a touching story of friendship, hope and art, to an extraordinary book about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for survival.

Having said that, we are withholding judgement as to whether any will make our own list of  Top 100 Children’s Books – all still need to pass the test of timelessness.  No matter your age, the mere mention of  Where the Wild Things Are or Goodnight Moon is sure to make you smile!  The Giving Tree’s message is eternal and Love You Forever – well, the title says it all!

What do you think?  Should these three books make the top 100 list?   Even if not, remember familiarity with children’s literature makes for wonderful party conversations – knowledge is always the best way to party pretty!

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Mardi Gras Party Fun and Games

Mardi Gras Fun and Games

Great ways to entertain your guests at your Mardi Gras celebration

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Mardi Gras Party Fun and Games

Mark your calendars for Tuesday February 28, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras!!

From the moment your guests step foot into your party you can set the New Orleans tone by playing one of these great Mardi Gras party CD’s.  The jazzy music sound unique to New Orleans will encourage your guests to feel festive and dance around your party setting a great vibe for the night.

Imagine having a temporary tattoo or a jester face painting station to encourage kids and adults who didn’t come dressed to theme to get involved in the excitement of the holiday.  A photo booth with masks and beads to dress your guests up will bring the New Orleans feel to your celebration and would make great photos to fill up a Mardi Gras themed photo album or to send home with your guests.

For a more cost effective way to entertain your guest, think printable Mardi Gras games. They are a great way to get your guests involved in the fun without breaking the bank.  No matter how you entertain your guests at your Mardi Gras celebration just make sure to channel the jazzy high energy vibe of New Orleans and everyone will let loose and have a great time!

And of course, everyone will know the party is coming to a close when you and your guests adjourn to outside to break the pinata!

Let Party Idea {Pros} inspire you to throw the most festive Mardi Gras Party outside of New Orleans!

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