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What is the Ides of March?
courtesy of Jennifer Vernon, for National Geographic News, March 12, 2004
Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon.
But the Ides of March assumed a whole new identity after the events of 44 B.C. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Click here for the rest of the article
Today, thanks to the William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, the soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding. But here at Party Idea Pros we say the ides of March is just another excuse to party, especially for those interested in ancient Roman history, Shakespeare, or anything toga. Pick and chose from a wide range of ideas. This theme can go as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.
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Western Cowboy Theme Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies
Our western themed party ideas will help you plan an unforgettable cowboy party. This western party package includes invitations, decorations, favors, and everything needed to make your western cowboy party a success!
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Celebrate Summer Party Invitations
We love summer! The days are warm, the nights are long and it is a perfect opportunity to gather friends and family together to party and create lasting memories. It all begins with a simple invitation. As you well know, PartyIdeaPros.com believes invitations are essential to a successful party. Yes, a quick phone call, email, or text message gets the job done but a mailed invitation actually sets the tone and creates excitement for your party. Our very informal non-scientific poll indicates that 82% of Americans actually hang their invitations on their refrigerator, ensuring your guest will glance at your invitation at least a dozen times each day. Continue Reading →
Wine Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies
Cheers! You will be the toast of the town when you host an elegant wine party.
This is a perfect theme for a wine enthusiast's birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, and dinner parties. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your wine party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Party Hearty! Continue Reading →
We love this painted pumpkin vase with fresh flowers that showed up on our Facebook feed from Beau-coup, one of our favorite party favor merchants. Yes, flowers always look great in pumpkins but an orange pumpkin with fall flowers is very predictable. All they did in this photo was spray paint this pumpkin white and add a chic contemporary floral arrangement to create a fresh centerpiece look for fall. We love the painted pumpkin displayed on the acacia cake stand also!
We also think this idea would translate well to an intimate dinner party or could even be used at each place setting as a place card / party favor (one per couple is just fine!). Simply use a miniature painted pumpkin and add a handful of freshly picked ombre flowers...
We are definitely adding this to our We <3 Fall Pinterest board as we gather ideas for this year's Thanksgiving festivities.
Last night we happened upon a carved pumpkin display with some stunning pumpkin art but we were particularly taken with a pumpkin that had a rectangular cut out specifically designed for inserting an iPad. It was genius and could make for a spectacular Thanksgiving centerpiece especially if you insert your iPad filled with home movies and family photos into this chic painted pumpkin centerpiece. We highly recommend spray painting the cut-out too!
Classic elegance is the perfect party theme for those who prefer no theme.
Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your classically elegant party providing professional recommendations on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Clicking on the description or the picture of each item will bring you directly to the vendor’s order page. If the item does not appear, simply search the suggested website for the product described.
There is no singular design element or style labeled classically elegant so we have mixed and matched the best of the best in modern yet timelessly sophisticated party supplies. Enjoy!
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