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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2011 Holiday Card Trends

2011 Holiday Card Ideas

2011 Holiday Card Trends 

It is not too late to order your 2011 Holiday Cards!  There are so many holiday cards from which to choose , so where to begin?  Well this year, Party Idea Pros finally got our act together enough to plan in advance for the holiday card season.  We contacted some of our favorite merchants so we could actually touch and feel the cards ourselves.  Yes, we admit it — we are ridiculously touchy feely types.  Our trash cans are filled with not so cheap cards printed on flimsy paper with fuzzy photos and illegible print.  On the other hand, our sample books are chock full of  Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas cards and invitations. We love their clear graphics and beautiful eco-friendly papers. We also like that Tiny Prints offers stylish products at three different price points and best of all, throughout December they are offering  discounts and deals on many of their popular products.  This year's Christmas and Hanukkah card trends include rounded corners, back designs, ornament cards, and gray, gold, and neutral colors. And of course, classic design and colors never go out of style.
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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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