Plan on at least a few party games just in case there is a lull in the conversation or the football game is a blowout. If you are watching a game on television, let your guests make the calls — provide individual penalty flags – just picture a room full of people tossing their flags all at once! Madden NFL is always good for hours of football fun. For the young at heart, pinatas are a great way to end any party. Years ago we met the fellow who created Fiki finger Football and have been obsessed ever since! And printable games are quick, economical, and easy to execute party fillers. Continue Reading →
We will fess up, many of us here at Party Idea Pros childhood dreams were to be ballerinas mostly because we loved dancing and wearing tutus. Combine the two and you have the inspiration for this party theme. If you have an aspiring ballerina in your house, this Ballerina Tutu party theme will make her twirl with delight!
The soft pink, ballerina-themed décor is perfect for dancing the day away with friends. By gathering the best of the best in ballerina tutu party supplies, our goal is to make it easy to host a dainty dance party for your little ones on their big day. You will find matching ballerina dinner and dessert plates, napkins, cups, balloons, games, piñatas and more. We have even featured supplies to make your twinkle toes feel like a dancing princess, including sparkle ballerina shoes, fairy ballerina costumes, and tiny tiaras! Additionally, we have included so many more cute ballerina tutu birthday ideas from invitation options to printable ballerina tutu birthday party decor & favors to fun party activities to food ideas to special gifts for the birthday girl. Continue Reading →
Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 21st (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year’s 12th Annual Soup Swap. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl’s Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” and followed the link chain to the the Soup Swap Facebook page. I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever – 6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.
Soup Swap Party Supplies
What else you and your 5 guests will need:
- Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
- 6 Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
- Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
- Jars should be labeled with the chef’s name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)
The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous discount wine at The Wine Spies. For a limited time take an extra 5% off any Purchase at The Wine Spies! Use coupon code LINKSPY during checkout. Continue Reading →
December 26th – January 1st
It is about time we put together inspiration for Kwanzaa party planning, ideas & supplies. We are long overdue and sincerely apologize for this oversight.
THE MEANING OF KWANZAA
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Kwanzaa is an African-American tradition that’s celebrated from December 26th through January 1st. It’s a fairly modern tradition that was founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a California State University professor, in 1966. Kwanzaa is Swahili for “first fruits” and symbolizes the first fruits of harvest. The celebration of Kwanzaa focuses on seven core principles, which each stand for an important African principle that reinforces community among African-Americans.
During the celebration, families light seven candles that are placed in a kinara. Each candle represents one of the core principles, which in Swahili are called “Nguzo Saba”. On the first day of Kwanzaa, families light the black candle, which represents unity (umoja). Each following day, one candle is lit and placed in the kinara. The green candles stand for self-determination (kujchagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima) and cooperative economics (Ujanima). The red candles stand for purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani). During Kwanzaa, children also receive gifts of books and symbols.
The books represent the value of learning and the symbols are meant to remind the child of their commitment to African traditions. The final day of Kwanzaa is a time for families to reflect and is meant for inward contemplation. The celebration of Kwanzaa isn’t religious, but is actually a tribute to African ancient cultural traditions and values. It’s a holiday structured on remembrance and culture awareness. Continue Reading →
It’s that time of year and if you have not already, you will most likely receive at least one invitation to an ugly sweater Christmas party. Since we are pretty sure you don’t have anything ugly hanging in your closet we have put together a few inexpensive options for you to look great wearing ugly!
DIY Ugly Sweaters
The easiest and most inexpensive option is to simply take a sweater you already own and ugly it up. Just pin on goofy holiday related items. You can actually order an Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit on Amazon.
Our second stop is generally Amazon because they have a ridiculously large selection of the ugliest sweaters we have ever seen. Since this is not a sweater you will wear over and over again, at least for us, price trumps quality every time.