Chalkboard Chic Holiday Cards and Inspiration

We told you we were obsessed!  We love Minted’s new inspiration board builder and are going crazy creating boards.  Our latest board features three of Minted's chalkboard theme holiday cards and coordinating postage, adorable chalkboard chic labeled  mason jars and retro paper straws for Santa's treat,  and chalkboard frosted-glass tea light holdersto use  as party favors, place cards, and to add sparkle to your holiday table. More Chalkboard Chic Party Ideas

If you too enjoy creating boards like this we would love to partner with you by offering to host your Minted  Inspiration Board Challenge entry right here on PartyIdeaPros.com.

So here’s how Minted's contest works:

1. make

Find your favorite Minted holiday card or Christmas card.

Click the green plus sign  to start your Inspiration Board. Now double click the image you just added to edit your board.  To upload more images and style your Board there is an easy to use interface running just above the board itself..

2. share

Embed your Inspiration Board on your own website or blog (Pinterest or Facebook do not qualify) by clicking to retrieve your code or we will be happy to host your inspiration board as a guest blogger on PartyIdeaPros.com if you send us the code.

3. win

To enter the contest, submit the link to your website or blog where you embedded your Inspiration Board.  If we host your board, we will email you the link so you can submit it to enter the contest.

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30% OFF Invitations & Cards at Wishing Tree Designs

30% OFF Invitations & Cards at Wishing Tree Designs

WOW!  Every time I go to my inbox I receive more exclusive Halloween promo codes for you to take advantage of.  Wishing Tree Designs just sent me a  30% Off Plus Free Shipping for Friends and Family for me to share with you.  Perfect for Halloween invites.  Also be sure to take advantage of this amazing offer to plan ahead for Thanksgiving and Holiday parties (or for that matter even baby showers, bridal shower, and birthday parties!)  My husband's family can't be the only ones out there sending formal invites for family Thanksgiving dinner 🙂

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Retro Paper Straws

...Retro Paper Straws

Retro Paper straws are all the rage.  They not only add a fun vibe to your table decor, they add color and a dash of whimsy.  As you can see we have featured them individually displayed in mason jars in our patriotic theme parties.  Sometimes we even add an antenna ball on top.  For my own son's Bar Mitzvah we topped MLB antenna balls on coordinating straws and used them as place cards at the entrance to party.  Just yesterday, my sister threw a handful of striped paper straws in a paper cup – just the right touch for her Labor Day barbecue.

Both Swoozies and Amazon has a nice collection of retro paper straws.  Consider using the pink and blue polka dot straws for your next baby shower.  We love the mini bat straws and orange and black stripe straws for Halloween parties.  The red and green stripe straws are a must have for your cookie baking holiday parties.  The yellow stars straws would be an adorable adder to a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party.  And we believe the yellow & grey stripe straws are elegant enough to use at a chic, vintage chalkboard chic wedding reception. Another idea — choose your sorority colors for your next house party.

One more idea for children's birthday parties … choose a variety of straws and cut them into 1 – 2 inch strips. Now string them together to create cute paper necklaces.  The leftovers can be used for  every day, at lunch and dinnertime.

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Holiday Cards for Charity 2011

Holiday Cards for Charity

Holiday Cards for Charity 2011

Make a difference this holiday season!   There are so many holiday cards available  why not choose one that not only sends wishes of peace and love and joy to your friends and family, but also benefits a worthy charity.  With no additional cost to you, it is a win, win, win.  You get to feel good about acting so responsibly, your card recipients are reminded about the important work these organization are engaged in, and the charity receives the ever more allusive funding they so deserve and need to survive.

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