Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday Gift Exchange Games

Holiday gift exchanges and Christmas gift grabs are a fun part of the  holiday season.  Make the traditional gift exchange into a game and add a fresh and festive element to your home and office holiday parties. If you are stumped for gift ideas, Be sure to check out Party Idea Pros comprehensive list of Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange & Gag Gift Ideas (it really is quite a good list, if we do say so ourselves 🙂 )

Holiday Gift Exchange Games >> Gift Grab or Gift Wars

Courtesy of Amazing Christmas Ideas

How the game is played…

The game is fun, because each person gets to select a wrapped gift, unwrap it and then possibly lose it to someone else and have to select again. Being able to select from unwrapped gifts or “steal” a gift someone is holding is what makes this game so much fun. Continue Reading →

PAW Patrol Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

PAW Patrol Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Take to the sky, set your sights high and create a PAW Patrol birthday party that your little adventurer is sure to love! This popular animated series features a 10-year-old boy named Ryder and his PAW Patrol team, comprised of police pup Chase, fire pup Marshall, recycler/repair pup Rocky, construction pup Rubble, aviation pup Skye, water-rescue pup Zuma and snow/mountain-rescue pup Everest. Together, the PAW Patrol protects the residents of Adventure Bay, with a few ear scratches and snuggles from Ryder. Treat your little adventurer to the PAW Patrol birthday party of their dreams.

Here are a few  PAW Patrol Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies that are sure to get your tail waggin'! Continue Reading →

Daniel Tiger Birthday Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

Welcome to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! Daniel, the son of Daniel Striped Tiger from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and his friends Katerina Kittycat and O the Owl cannot wait to help you celebrate your little one’s birthday. To get started, try a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Party in a Box exclusively from Birthday Express on Amazon and then supplement your Daniel Tiger birthday party with special touches from some of our favorite Etsy sellers.

Just a quick note on Party Idea Pros approach to children’s parties. 

We have an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties.  We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple.  We love hula hoopsbeach balls, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments.  Generally, the number of guests should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two.   Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!!   Skip the jumpies and the pony rides. Continue Reading →

Halloween Games: Pumpkin Balloon Pop!

Halloween Games- Pumpkin Balloon Pop

As you know, we are always on the look-out for great Halloween games and activities so when we happened upon this Martha Stewart Living version of a classic carnival game we had to share it.  Pumpkin Balloon Pop is a true three-fer — a party decoration, a party activity, and a party favor all in one and all for very little effort. 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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Learn to Make Perfect Pizza at Home >> Think Valentine’s Night In!

Learn to Make Perfect Pizza at Home

Overly stuffy expensive restaurants with pre-fixed Valentine's day menus? Us too!

Get creative this year and make Valentine's a do it yourself romantic night in.  Picture you and your loved one making your own Valentine's Day Pizza and snuggling up to eat it with wine and a blanket.  What could be more relaxed and romantic than that?

If you are like us and you are worried that you aren't Mario Batalli and your pizza will end up looking more like a kindergarten play-doh disaster than a masterpiece? Brush up on your pizza skills with a quick Online Food Craft Class at Crasfty.com.

These quick informative classes are awesome for learning anything from knitting to the art of cake design.  You learn from the best in the comfort of your own home. Your new found pizza skills won't just come in handy for your romantic night in , think about “make your own pizza” station at kids birthday parties, as a dinner party theme, or even at this years super bowl party.  There isn't anybody who doesn't like pizza, so you will fast become the favorite party host in your circle!

Party Hearty!