Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Game Night Party Props and Decorations

Shindigz is definitely on a roll. Not only did they offer some amazing Halloween costume specials, today we opened our inbox and sitting there waiting for us was an announcement that Shindigz is now stocking Hasbro Game night theme props and decorations – the perfect add-on to our Game Night Party package.  These large props and standees are ideal for proms, fundraisers, Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera celebrations, and just about any birthday bash.  How fun would it be to use this nostalgia invoking decor at your next family or high school reunion.   Whether your favorite game is Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, Operation, Battleship, Twister, or Candy Land these fabulous new party props are sure to bring a flood of childhood memories to your party’s venue.

The fact is that these classic Hasbro games never go out of style.  My 2 year old cousin recently came to visit and I pulled out out old Mr. Potato Head and he loved it as much as my children did many moons ago.  A Game Night theme party is fun and smile invoking for kids of all ages.

Party Hearty!

Halloween Party Games & Activities

Halloween Party GamesAs you well know, successful children’s parties need detailed planning.  Down time often equals trouble because when you put a bunch of kids together with nothing to do, I promise you they will either create drama (girls) or create chaos (boys).  That is why Party Idea Pros highly recommends slotting in at least 4 organized activities in addition to eating.  We recommend planning a doing activity, a craft activity, a game activity, and ending the party with a breaking the pinata.  Additionally, we always plan an extra game or two just in case the kids aren’t feeling one the activities we planned or each activity goes more quickly than anticipated.  Remember it is much easier to cut out a planned game than it is to create one on the spot.

For Halloween consider planning a Witch Hunt as your doing activity where you turn out the lights, and players search in the dark with  flashlights for witch paper cut-outs secretly placed around the party area! We love the Color Your Own Halloween Paddleball Games as the craft activity. And the Bean Bag Toss, Dart Board, Disk Drop, and Pin The Tail On The Cat all work for the game activity.  Halloween PinatasAnd of course, there are plenty of great Halloween pinatas available.  For the “just in case” games simply print out a few Halloween theme printable games and if you need them, you can let the kids choose which one to play.  Also, for Halloween we would add one more activity – a fashion show so the kids can “show off” their costumes!

Happy Halloween & Party Hearty!

 

50% off Pack of 450 Printable Games

Printable GamesFor one day only, September 18, 2012, Funsational is offering 50% off its MVP Printable Games Party Collection including new Halloween games.

So sorry – not only has this deal expired, Funsational has closed its doors. But not to worry – Print Games Now has taken up the slack! You can also find lots of fun printable games on Etsy.

Both Print Games Now carry Holiday, Seasonal, and Event games; Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Birthday, Over-the-Hill, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Spring, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest, Christmas, New Year’s and Winter games.

If we get one question more than any other, it is “do you have any ideas of games to play at my party and by the way, our guests are arriving in 45 minutes.”  Our answer is always the same — yes, go online and order a theme pack of printable games.  The biggest time suck is always the actual ordering and, of course, the printing of the games.  Something always goes awry — generally I forget to fill in a required field and then have to start the ordering process all over again or my printer runs out of paper or worse yet, the printer jams because it knows I am in a rush.  So if you plan in advance, you will not only have peace of mind that you have easily accessible party activities (you have access to the games 24/7), you also have plenty of time to print them out well before your guests arrive.

Have Fun and Party Hearty!