Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas

Owl Theme Party & Back to School Breakfast Inspiration & Ideas
Courtesy of Tiny Prints

Send the kids off on their first day of school in smiles! A neighborhood breakfast block party is the perfect way to get everyone hyped up about going back to school. Delicious, healthy menu ideas and cute school-themed decor will set the mood and the kids will all be energetic and excited as they get on the bus! Or skip the kids — just invite the mom's back to your house after you drop them off at school. This is a great way for you and your girlfriends to support one another whether your children are in nursery school, kindergarten, middle school, high school, or even college! Continue Reading →

This Year’s Must Have Back to School Tote

Reversible Voyage Tote in Black & Tribal Prints, back to school tote

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This Year's Must Have Back to School Tote

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 →

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunchbox Notes

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

This might be jumping the gun a bit but we just found this in our inbox and had to share. Download your FREE printable lunch box notes from Minted today and bring a smile to your child's face when they open up their lunch box! Minted commissioned the adorable designs from Baumbirdy and Alethea & Ruth. Available for FREE download now for a limited time only! So even though school does not start for a few more weeks, take a couple of minutes after the kids go to bed tonight or before they wake up in the morning to download these printables and then randomly add them to your children's lunch boxes throughout the year. If you download all the printables, you will have enough different notes to cover more than five full weeks of school lunches. Don't forget to download a set for each of your children. The last thing you want to be accused of is playing favorites. Continue Reading →

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon

A Jewelry Making & Beading Party

Jewelry Making Party Goals

Create playful, stylin' back to school jewelry or get a jump start on creating DIY holiday gifts

Keep the actual crafting fairly simple so there is plenty of time for sipping, socializing, and nibbling.

Bead Party Inspiration

Before we even began thinking about the party details, we immediately turned to Shopbop (our go to shop for all things trendy) for inspiration. We quickly pulled together this jewelry inspiration board so that when we went looking for beading supplies, invitations, and centerpieces we had a clear direction.

Once we looked at the latest in jewelry designs, we turned to Amazon to see if we could replicate or approximate some of the design features currently being sold by top designers often for hundreds of dollars.

In preparation for the party you might also consider taking a jewelry crafting class in the comfort of your own home

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Where the Wild Things Are Invitations & Stationery

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Just this morning we were updating Party Idea {Pros} Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak when we happened upon this adorable birthday monster stationery from Tiny Prints. What first caught are attention is that this design group has the cutest back to school essentials including lunch box notes and gift tag stickers that can easily be used to label all your child's school supplies including crayon boxes, lunch boxes, notebooks and binders.

Party Hearty!

New! ModCloth Dorm Room Decor

We are so excited to announce that ModCloth, well known for its fabulous vintage and indie clothing has just launched a new ModCloth Home Decor Collection just in time for back to school decorating.

We love the fact that so many of their products are exclusive to ModCloth so you won't go into the room next door and see a carbon copy of your dorm room decor.

The anchor duvet cover would be absolutely perfect for a DG (Delta Gamma sorority sister) and how fabulous is this black & white cat duvet.  The wallpaper is removable and the hamper actually resembles a washing machine.  And check out this fabulous free verse duvet that comes with washable fabric pens with which to make notes and doodles. Designed like a sheet of lined paper, this duvet cover is soon to be filled with your beautiful verses and original sketches and will be a fantastic memory of your freshman year.

Party Hearty!