The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

White Eyelet Gift Card Box

The Perfect Gift Card Box – Keep it Simple or Dress it Up!

One of our clients' most challenging conundrums is really one of the simplest details – what to do with the gift cards at their wedding reception or other celebration. Truthfully, we are not so enamored with the ever popular birdcage gift card holder option. First, we don't love that people can see how many cards you receive and secondly, unless you are hosting a garden theme event, we just do not get the connection. After much soul searching we realized part of our discomfort is we are loathe to admit  how uncomfortable we are with the concept of presents being such a conspicuous part of the event. We much prefer when gifts are sent separately to the recipient's home or envelopes subtly palmed and discretely placed in an inside jacket pocket, out of sight. Having said all that, we do understand that gift card boxes are a practical reality and are not going to disappear from the celebration scene any time soon. So when we happened upon this Martha Stewart White Eyelet Hexagon Shape Gift Card Box, we immediately knew this was the one. We love the shape. We love the subtle texture. We love the price (just $14.54) We love the box's simplicity. And we love that its easy transformation is limited only by your own imagination. Make it elegant, make it whimsical, add bows or flowers or a personalized printed label to coordinate with the rest of your visual theme.

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Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Top 8 Best Selling Bridesmaid Gifts

Have you always wondered what other brides are buying as bridesmaid gifts? We turned to our partners at Beau-Coup & Dessy to answer just that question. Interestingly, when we first wrote this post a few years ago, these Engravable Bridesmaid's Compact Mirrors and Pink Bridesmaid Personalized Flasks topped Beau-coup's list of best selling bridesmaid gifts. No way would we have ever guessed. Today matching bridesmaid robes, metallic bridesmaid t-shirts, flip flops, slippers & ballet flats, pashminas and totes galore top the list! Continue Reading →

Take Advantage of Huge Savings at The Napkin Event!

Personalized Napkins, The Napkin Event

Huge Savings at The Napkin Event!

Take Advantage of Huge Savings at The Napkin Event!

Quick Reminder: Today, Wednesday (2.26.14), is the final hours of the The Knot Wedding Shop's much anticipated annual  napkin event! For 2 days only The Knot offers their customers the following deals so even if ordering your cocktail napkins was not at the top of your list at this stage of your wedding planning, you might want to take advantage of the savings today.

This deal is not just for weddings.  Plan ahead for anniversary and birthday parties, as well as Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera & Mitzvah celebrations! Don't forget baby and bridal showers too! It is also the perfect time to stock up on personalized guest towels for your guest bathroom!

Update!

If you have happened upon this page long after the official napkin event, no worries. We have you covered! Quite a few of our favorited merchants stock equally great napkins and pretty much always have some kind of sale going on. We recommend checking out Beau-coup, Tiny Prints, and Zazzle! Be sure to check their sale stripes at the top of their pages for today's deals!

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Attention Brides!

We want to remind you PartyIdeaPros.com is here to help you with anything you might possibly need for your big day.  We receive hundreds of promotional offers each and every day and do not want to litter the site with banners and short lived deals that don't apply to where you are in the wedding planning process but we do want you to know that when you are ready to purchase your invitations, favors, cocktail napkins, escort cards, table numbers, welcome bags, bridesmaid and flower girls gifts, or any of the many other  little details that taken together create the perfect celebration, drop us an email asking if we know of any current deals.  Seriously, we will search our databases and call our contacts to see if there are currently any deals to be had or if anyone is planning to offer significant discounts in the near future.

For example, next Tuesday and Wednesday, The Knot Wedding Shop is hosting their annual napkins event.  For 2 days only The Knot will be offering their customers the following deals so even if you aren't currently thinking about ordering your cocktail napkins next week you might decide to take advantage of the savings now.


Similarly if you are in the market for thank you notes, PartyIdeaPros.com will have access to an exclusive Tiny Prints promotional code for  40% off Thank You Cards all day Monday, February 24, 2014.  If interested, email us and we will email you back a link to the promotional code. Not to be beat, Wedding Paper Divas currently is offering up to 20% Off Wedding Invitations and Reception Stationery with Promo Code: FEB20WED (thru Feb 25, 2014) and for a limited time is also offering 10 FREE invitation samples

Wedding Paper Divas Free Samples Coupon

And finally, if you are planning your honeymoon, we are constantly being barraged by our travel merchants with amazing limited time deals on fabulous getaways.  Email us if  you would like us to forward you offers on any particular destinations.

We are also more than willing to source your Pinterest Board.   Although we do ask that you edit your board to include ideas you are seriously contemplating – i.e. Harry Winston diamond engagement rings are probably not in your budget (are you listening Izzy?).

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Fox Theme Party Planning, Ideas, Decor & Supplies

Foxy everything is by far the latest and greatest animal obsession to hit the states.  It all started with the Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) Video parody created by a Norwegian comedy duo.  In just under a month they have racked up 100 million YouTube views, have the web’s most-streamed song, and have booked guest appearances on Ellen Degeneres and  the Today Show.  This video has even spawned this year's best group Halloween costume.

Now that we are all hooked on the absolute adorableness of the fox, we can definitely see fox / woodland theme popping up in holiday cards, birthday parties, baby showers and even as nursery wall art.  We are at once surprised at just how much fox “stuff” is available and yet how hard it is to find products that work for party decor without having to DIY.

Fox Theme Party Planning, Ideas, Decor & Supplies

Fox Theme Invitations & Birth Announcements

Let's start with the invitations. Remember invitations and announcements are like the title of a paper – they set the tone for the entire celebration!

Fox Woodland Animals Party Invitations, Announcements & Greeting Cards

Fox Princess Royal Birthday Invitation | Woodsy Welcoming Birth Announcement |  Friendly Fox Stationery | Woodland Party Birthday Card | Forest Party Baby Shower Invitations | So Huggable Fox Birth Announcements | Woodland Stamps Party Invitations |  Absolutely Adorable Woodland Birth Announcements | Cuddly Critter Birth Announcements |

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Chocolate Ideas, Gifts, Valentine’s Day Recipes and More

Ghirardelli Chocolate Recipes and Tips

Recipes and Tips for using chocolate this Valentines Day

What goes better with Valentine's day than chocolate?

Ghiradelli Chocolate is one of our favorite things in the world and what better time to celebrate and embrace the chocoholic within us all than at Valentines day.  One of our favorite products is this Ghiradelli Chocolate Flavored Sauce.  It is so versatile and easy to use on anything from topping off a homemade treat to garnishing an elegant chocolate martini.  What says happy Valentine's day better than a homemade chocolate treat!

Here is our favorite chocolate martini recipe to get you inspired:

1 1/2 ounces chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
2 1/2 ounces half-and-half
Ghiradelli's chocolate flavored sauce, for rim

Just mix all the ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker and pour into chilled martini glass garnished with chocolate sauce.

If you are looking for a less labor intensive way to celebrate Valentine's day with chocolate check out the huge variety of Ghiradelli Valentine's Day gifts. This is one of our favorite Valentine's day chocolate gifts, it comes in an adorable red heart case and is filled with a variety of yummy individually wrapped flavors.  Also be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Heart Gift Tin

Chocolate isn't just great for one day out of the year, little chocolates are great for party favors at weddings, birthday parties, showers, and charity events.  And what hostess wouldn't love to get a nice box of chocolates as a gift for hosting a dinner party?  Basically chocolate is the perfect addition to any event on any day of the year!

 

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