PartyIdeaPros talks a lot about creating meaningful, beautiful, festive celebrations but what you may not realize is that we are also very very practical in our approach to life. We hate waste. We are generally pretty darn frugal, and nothing makes us do a double take quicker than a product that can be used in multiple ways. So this month, as so many of you prepare to go back to school, whether as a student or as an educator, we will be searching for those little things that not only look good but give you lots of options. As always, our first stop >> Stella & Dot's Newest Arrivals. Not surprisingly, Stella & Dot did not disappoint. We believe they have this year's must have back to school tote! Continue Reading →
Polka dots, Polka dots everywhere! Polka dots are definitely in style! From polka dot invitations to retro polka dot straws to polka dot party decorations to polka dot apparel. Use dots as the main theme for your next celebration or just incorporate a few here and there for a stylish pop of color and party pizazz. We like polka dots for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, Bat Mitzvah and Sweet Sixteen/ Quinceanera celebrations, ladies night out gatherings, and even retirement parties since they add a splash of youthfulness sometimes needed as co-workers enter a new phase of life.
Every time we look at this page all we think is so, so cute!!!!!
Homecoming Float Decorations & Supplies
As Junior Class President my job was to coordinate all class spirit activities including organizing the Junior Homecoming Dance and making sure we had the best Homecoming parade float including ordering all the homecoming float decorations and supplies. However, try as we might our floats always looked a bit rumpled and definitely homemade, in the worst sense of the term. Today there really is no excuse not to make a professional looking float since Stumps carries any and all of the Float Materials for Homecoming Parades you could ever imagine.
Think fringe, grass mats, floral sheeting, spirit poms & pomp squares, standees, giant 3-D letters and personalized spirit banners. With the right homecoming float decorations & supplies you are only limited by your own imagination.
Be sure to take advantage of this special Save $25 on Homecoming Orders – every little bit helps!
Also, while you are ordering your homecoming float decorations & supplies, don't forget to pick up your Homecoming Royalty supplies!
More Halloween costumes! Again we looked to inspiration from our good friends over at GreatGets.com. They have put together an inspired collection of vintage finds from LittleLightVintage that will make for unique one of a kind Halloween costumes. The bright pink and blue petticoats are extremely versatile. Think burlesque, clowns, fairies, butterflies, wild neon beauties – the possibilities are endless. LittleLightVintage has adorable sailor dresses, psychedelic '60s shift dresses, and even a fun tennis outfit that would make a perfect half of a “couples who play together, stay together” couples costumes. Remember, these are one of a kind pieces so if you like something you need to jump on it quickly. Even if your original favorite has been sold, take some time to explore Daryn's Etsy store – chances are you will find something else you like just as much!
My 16 year old niece, Dani, is a huge One Dimension Fan so whenever I get a chance I try to catch the boy band on TV. So this morning I tuned into the Today Show special to watch Harry, Louis, Zayn, Niall, and Liam perform in front of 18,000 screaming fans packed into the Today Show Plaza and down the adjacent NYC streets. Timed to perfection with their new movie One Direction: This is Us set to be released in the United Sates on August 30th, #1DLove shows no signs of waning.
Although there is not a huge selection of One Direction party supplies available there is definitely enough to elicit plenty of giggles from a gaggle of tweens. There are party kits, party favors, t-shirts (perfect to use as One Direction slumber party jammys) and posters and standups for decoration. And to top it all off, there is even an iPhone case, charm bracelet and 2014 calendar that would make great gifts for the birthday gal.
Have you walked outside lately? We spent a week in New York recently and it was so hot and humid we could barely walk around the block. We headed down to the beach but got bitten alive by biting flies. All I wanted to do at that time was to jump in a cool clean pool and ever since I have been obsessed with the idea of hosting a pool party. And now that we are home, we have begun planning just such a party for late August, a celebration of family and friends and our last chance for some summer fun before the kids go back to school.
Step one – choosing our pool party invitation. We truly believe that choosing an invitation is the equivalent of choosing the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party! A great invitation — even before the party begins creates a sense of anticipation, especially in children. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator. We are featuring just a few of our favorites from Zazzle, and if you order quickly you can still take advantage of their Christmas in July sale and save up to 65% off all invitations! Even if you missed this sale keep your eye out for the banner that runs across the top of the page – and be sure to click it to save!