PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates

Customize Glass Party Plates

The best party idea we have come across in eons — create you own reusable, customizable glass party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!

Last year my good friend and colleague, Vicki, came up with the most innovative party idea I have seen in eons but it seemed too difficult for even a fairly advanced DIY maven to tackle without spending hours and hours on each project – reusable, customized glass party plates.  Vicki originally created these plates for our 4th of July Celebration party inspiration photo shoot but I have not been able to easily re-create the idea until today.  This morning I finally found the solution.

Customizable Square Glass Plate

Libbey Crisa Tempo square dinnerware is made of solid glass that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold 12 per case.

What you need:

This  8″ square dinner plate from Libbey.  Not only is it perfect for this project, it is the new hot look in dinnerware. Popular for appetizers, tapas, salads, entrees, and desserts. The possibilities are endless!

Dimensions:
Length and Width: 8″ x 8″
Eating Area: 4″ x 4″

The highlighted information is the operative fact here.  The bottom of the plate is exactly four inches square which means it is the perfect size and shape to apply clear custom window clings to the outside bottom of your plates.  These decals are sometimes referred to a clings since they adhere with static to smooth surfaces and are removable & repositionable with no residue.  This means you can use your glass plates over and over customizing them each time to the theme of your party.  Best yet Party Idea {Pros} has finally found  BuildASign, a merchant that carries custom window clings in the right size (4″ x 4″) with easy to personalize good-looking templates. Alternatively, BuildASign allows you to upload one-click pre-loaded clipart and your own text and images.  They make designing your own decal so, so easy!  Simply click on the button that says shop static clings.  Then browse their list of featured clear decals or choose to create your own message.  With just a click we were able to change both the image colors and the background colors to coordinate with our party theme.  And as we played around with the different options we discovered it is also possible to easily create a round sticker for a round plate but you will have to cut out the circle and measure the bottom of your plate to make sure it fits correctly

So checkMothers Day Lobster Dinnerware Removable Decals this out — we customized these 4″ x 4″ decals by clicking on the  “animal clear decals” button and then adding our text and changing the colors. Originally we thought we would create decals and then found the static clings.  Since the static clings would not allow us to change the background color, we simply saved the image we created to our computer and then uploaded the image (feel free to do the same). Wouldn't these make fabulous plates to serve that fabulous lobster & filet Mothers Day dinner from Lobster Anywhere?  Perfect for lunch too – just serve lobster rolls!  Yum.

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Minted’s Anniversary Sale – 15% Off Entire Site

Minted's Anniversary Sale -  15% Off Entire Site
Some of my favorite things came to be on April 2nd. It is the day the first egg roll took place on the White house lawn (1877). It is the day the first motion picture theater opened in LA (1902). It is the day of birth of one of my closest and most admired friend, Cynthia, of music legend Marvin Gaye, of our favorite Law & Order SVU alum, Chrisopher Meloni, and of our go-to company for the freshest, most fabulous paper products (including stationery, invitations, and announcements for any and all occasions), wall art and party décorMinted!

Today, April 2nd, is Minted's 5th Birthday and they want everyone to celebrate with a week-long promotion of 15% off the entire site! You definitely don't want to miss out on the celebration! The promotion starts today and ends midnight PST on Monday April 8th.

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Sweet Sixteen Glitter Candles

Sweet Sixteen Glitter Candles

Light up your Sweet 16 with these sparkling sweet sixteen candle favors! Each 2″ round candle favor features the words “Sweet 16” in glittering pink, purple, or silver script.  They stand 2″ x 2″ and are individually packaged in a clear box with matching satin ribbons and thank you tag. The only catch is that there is a 12 piece minimum order.

Give these candles as party favors or use them yourself by grouping them in sets of three to add sparkle to your tables.

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Paper Lantern Party Decor & Invitations

Turn any space into a lantern-lit wonderland. Let Party Idea Pros help you decorate your next big bash with chic and modern decorative lanterns. Whether you call them paper lanterns, Chinese lanterns, or rice paper lanterns, they add another dimension to your party decorations. Lanterns can be used to decorate for weddings, anniversaries, baby or bridal showers, birthdays or any other event where a splash of color is needed!

Classic Paper Lanterns

Available in many colors!

Check the description carefully to determine if they are designed for decorative use only or can be used with light bulbs. Do not use any of these lanterns with flame!

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