Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

Ides of March Party
Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

I Came           I Saw          I Conquered

March 15th.

What is the Ides of March?

courtesy of Jennifer Vernon, for National Geographic News, March 12, 2004

Julius Caesar’s bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon.

But the Ides of March assumed a whole new identity after the events of 44 B.C. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Click here for the rest of the article

Today, thanks to the William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, the soothsayer’s warning to Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding.  But here at Party Idea Pros we say the ides of March is just another excuse to party, especially for those interested in ancient Roman history, Shakespeare, or anything toga.   Pick and chose from a wide range of ideas.  This theme can go as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.

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Flirty Aprons Going, Going, Gone Sale!

Flirty Aprons Sale

Flirty Aprons Sale >> Sadie Aprons

Flirty Aprons Going, Going, Gone Sale!

We just got off a video meeting with the folks from Flirty Aprons and wanted to be sure to share this Flirty Aprons Sale especially since we are not sure how long these aprons will last! Flirty Aprons is offering these Sadie Aprons for up to 68% OFF. That means the women’s sale aprons are priced at just $8.99. At these prices these sale aprons make great hostess gifts and teachers gifts too! Lots of colors & patterns available!! Stock up. Once these sell out they are gone forever. Continue Reading →

Valentines Day Party Kits

Valentine's Ombre Love Dream Party

Valentines Day Party Kits >> Valentine’s Ombre Love Dream Party

Valentines Day Party Kits

What is better than attending the perfect Valentine’s Day Party? How about being the effortlessly adorable host everyone is envious of!

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Start a Healthy Winter Tradition – Host your 1st Annual Soup Swap Party!

Soup Swap Party Invitation

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Soup Swap Party

Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 21st (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year’s 12th Annual Soup Swap. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl’s Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” and followed the link chain to the the Soup Swap Facebook page. I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever –  6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.

Soup Swap Party Supplies

What else you and your 5 guests will need:

  • Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
  • Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
  • Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
  • Jars should be labeled with the chef’s name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)

The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous discount wine at The Wine Spies.  For a limited time take an extra 5% off any Purchase at The Wine Spies! Use coupon code LINKSPY during checkout. Continue Reading →

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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HOW2 >> The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party Menus & Cooking Videos

HOW2 Video Guide to Cooking The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party >> Chris-Pandel's The Perfect NY Strip Steak

HOW2 Video Guide to Cooking The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party >> Chris-Pandel’s The Perfect NY Strip Steak | Best NY Strip Delivered to Your Door

HOW2 >> The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party Menus & Cooking Videos

Courtesy of Shylie Rimmer from Panna on Tue, Oct 11th 2016

Ask my grandmother what help she had when she’d throw a dinner party back in the day and her reply will be: “Absolutely none. I’d start from scratch with a few old recipes my mother scribbled down into a notebook.”

Thankfully nowadays, we have apps like Panna to make our dinner party experience that much better. Panna is the video cooking app that allows you to stream and follow step-by-step recipes from master chefs across America—all the while in your own kitchen. Sounds too good to be true? Guess again!

Here are a few reasons why our favorite Panna master chefs—like Rick BaylessMelissa ClarkHugh AchesonNancy Silverton—will soon be your best dinner party mentors.

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