Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

As many of you know, over the last few years I have developed quite the crush on Layla Grayce but this month Layla Grayce is outdoing itself.  Not only is the company offering 15% off all Aden & Anais' unique collection of muslin baby blankets and accessories with coupon code ADEN15 (valid through 01/31! ), just in time for Valentine's Day Layla Grayce is also offering 15% off their favorite pink items including home decor, and women's and children's clothing and accessories with promo code 15pink  (valid through 02/14/12)!

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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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Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hats On! Hat Theme Party

Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Don your hats ladies, it is time to party!

A hat or fascinator party is a perfect party theme for Ladies Night Out Parties, Bachelorette Parties (Hen’s Night In), Bridal Showers, Birthday Luncheons, Retirement Parties, and even Quinceanera Celebrations, Teen Parties, Sweet Sixteen Parties, and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations (especially if you add a charitable element to your celebration).

I even hosted a wildly successful hat theme party while in college.  Like costumes, hats make great conversation starters without the fuss of finding the perfect costume.  My date and I simply took a ride to the local Burger King and picked up a pre-party snack and 2 Burger King crowns. 

One more idea — dress your holiday party up this year — add a hat element and leave your Christmas sweaters in mothballs in the back of the closet  or in the bottom dresser drawer!

The Inspiration for this party

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Kate Middleton, Fashion Icon & The Fascinator

Women across the world are wanting them and wearing them!

The fascinator is the new must have fashion accessory! What is it? It is an ornate hair accessory that features feathers, beads, flowers and other fancy trimmings. Kate (or should we say Princess Catherine) seems to favor fascinators with feathers. We like them all. Not only do fascinators add a whole lot of flair to any outfit, a nice fascinator does not have to set you back a pretty penny which is good because you will definitely want to own more than one!

Where to wear them? Everywhere!

  • Planning a ladies night out or bachelorette party? Call attention to yourselves by wearing these fun and festive head pieces.
  • Planning a birthday luncheon? Ask all your friends to wear fascinators or hats or any type!
  • Attending an afternoon wedding? Don a fascinator — the latest British trend to storm America's shores. 

Let's start with the hats

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Green Lantern Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Green Lantern Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Green Lantern Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

In brightest day, in blackest night,

No evil shall escape my sight

Let those who worship evil's might,

Beware my power… Green Lantern's light!

The Green Lantern is the shared primary alias of several superhero characters (including Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, and Jade) appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring and power lantern that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, and can be very dangerous. While the ring of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) was magically powered, the rings worn by all subsequent Lanterns were technological creations of the Guardians of the Universe, who granted such rings to worthy candidates. These individuals made up the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.  (Thank you Wikipedia!)

Plot summary: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

DirectorMartin Campbell

WritersGreg Berlanti (screenplay), Michael Green (screenplay), and 5 more credits »

Plan your Green Lantern Party Today!

Seize the day and celebrate your own super powers — all it takes is a little boost from your favorite superhero.

Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your Green Lantern theme celebration with professional recommendations on just about every detail including Green Lantern party invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, party favors, costumes, party decor and lots and lots of little extras.  After all, in event planning, the details matter and we have done all the research for you!  KABOOM! Mission Accomplished!

Other Super Hero Party Packages by Party Idea Pros:

Wonder Woman Theme Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies | Superhero Costume Party | Thor Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

 

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Valentine’s Day Cards

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