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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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Chic Hair For The New Year! >> Voluminous Ponytail | Party Pretty!

By: Sarina

Voluminous_PonytailMerry Christmas! Even as you are opening your presents and eating your feast, the chances are you are already surreptitiously thinking about your New Year's Eve celebration and starting to obsess over the perfect outfit, accessories, and hair & make-up. If you are contemplating wearing a statement dress for your New Years party, then you should seriously consider wearing a sleek and chic hair style like a ponytail. There are various ways to wear a ponytail. My favorite hair inspiration, Kate Beckinsale, has been seen sporting a voluminous ponytail quite often. It is the perfect way to vamp up the typical ponytail. It has a very 1950s vintage vibe to it. And it doesn't matter how much hair you have because with the right teasing, it will look just right!  Plus a perfect way to put a modern twist to the look is to add an elastic band hair cuffs! They add glam without overpowering the style. To see how to style this hairdo look below!

Chic Hair For The New Year! >> Voluminous Ponytail

Elastic Band Metal Hair Cuffs

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ChineOn Metal Hair Band Cuff | Metallic Cuff Hair Tie | Metal Spike Cuff Hair Band 

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THE Best Bridesmaid Gift – A Beautiful Waterford Ring Holder

Best Bridesmaid Gifts Waterford Ring Holders

We know brides obsess over the perfect bridesmaid gifts.  Personally, we don't get it.  In our ever so humble opinion, there is but one bridesmaid gift option. We thought so many moons years ago and have never wavered from that view since.  Nothing beats a Waterford Ring Holder.  I gave one to each of my bridesmaids and to this day  they continue to grace the homes of each and every one of them.

My personal favorite is the classic heart ring holder but really, you cannot go wrong with any of them.  Priced from $39.00 to $75.00 these ring holders are so worth it – they are beautiful, timeless, practical, and meaningful.

Just thought you should know … when originally, asked to write an article about Waterford from our partners over at eAccountable, we jumped at the idea because as we have indicated innumerable times, we love the products and the company and unlike most of the hundreds of emails that come across our  desks every day, we can wholeheartedly endorse anything and everything Waterford.

One last thought — if your wedding has already come and gone, a stunning Waterford ring holder makes for a lovely anniversary gift or holiday gift, too.

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Light Up Your Party with Chic Holiday Decor | Christmas Ball Lanterns

by Sarina

Product Alert – Today's PIP's Pick!

We are so excited – we just discovered Plow & Hearth's fabulous Holiday Shop. There is one product in particular that we adore. Plow & Hearth's White Solar Christmas Ball Lanterns are perfect for decorating your home both inside and out. The lanterns come in different colors and you can change the shape into a ball or a column. Place them outside to light the way to your doorstep or hang them from the trees to make each Christmas night a starry one. These lanterns are best used when charged in sunlight so even when the sun goes down or if you choose to bring them inside they will shine bright at night! Best yet, Plow & Hearth has launched a Campaign to Reforest America. For every Solar Star Lantern you buy, a tree will be planted by the National Forest Foundation.

White Solar Christmas Ball Lanterns Solar Ball Lanterns

As we said before, these wonderful lanterns are not just for outside! Place these lanterns around the house to bring in the holiday cheer! Although perfect for any holiday party the white lanterns work especially well for a Winter Wonderland themed celebration.

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