Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Dinner Club Theme Ideas -  Gastropub / Craft Beer Dinner Party

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Dinner Club Theme Ideas

Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party?  Think Gastropub.  Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks.  Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon.  Party Hearty!

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Spooky Halloween Party

Spooky Halloween Party

Spooky Halloween Party

There is still plenty of time to plan a spooky Halloween party filled with bats and ghosts, spiderwebs and black cats.  Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best in party planning, ideas, and supplies including a large selection of spooky Halloween invitations, paper goods, Halloween party decor, Halloween printable games, spooky lip pops and other spooky goodies.

Whether you are planning a kids monster bash, a couples costume party, asking your guests to wear scary clown costumes or even hosting a Gangnam style Halloween celebration, this is the time to pull out all the stops.  Halloween is one holiday where there is no such thing as over the top.  The scarier,the spookier the decor the better.

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Shell Place Card Holders on Sale at One Kings Lane | Home Entertaining

Our obsession with One Kings Lane continues.  Check out these fabulous shell place card holders offered at 52% off retail price.  These place cards combined with a pair of Green Turban Salt Cellars and maybe a stunning mother of pearl platter or vessel would make for a casual yet elegant summer beach party table.

The Shell Shop Sale Details

With shimmering touches of silver, Philmore USA transforms riches from the sea into tabletop treasures and enchanted decor.

Mother-of-pearl, coral, and a stunning range of shells, accented with sterling silver, are repurposed as glamorous one-of-a-kind taper holders, spoons, salt cellars, and other accents destined to mesmerize.

Remember One Kings Lane sales are time sensitive with this sale ending on 07/14 at 8am PST.  Act today before the pieces you like sell out!

Update:  Although the sale is over, select One Kings Land Fabulous Shell Finds are still available!

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Patriotic Entertaining Essentials On Sale at One Kings Lane

Although a bit too late to purchase for use at today's Memorial Day BBQ's, it is definitely not too early to start planning for your 4th of July entertaining needs!  One Kings Lane is hosting a Red, White & BBQ Memorial Day Sale.  Celebrate summer (and our forefathers) with this collection of patriotic party buckets, grilling accessories, plates, and more. By the time you're through, you're sure to feel like lighting a sparkler or two.

Some of the deals are good but others are really great especially the napkin rings which we promise you will use over and over – not just at your patriotic parties! We are featuring just a few of the fabulous deals.  Be sure to check them all out NOW!  So many of our favorites are already sold out. 

This sale ends on 05/29/2013 at 8am PST

Patriotic Entertaining | One Kings Lane Sale

Arrived here after the sale is long over?  Be sure to check out our other Patriotic Theme Party Planning, Supplies & Ideas and our Red, White, and Blooms – A Patriotic Party.

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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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