Ladies Night Out – Yoga Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Ladies Yoga Night Theme Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

Yoga Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Ladies Night Out – Yoga Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

NEW! Make it a Yoga Night

Need an excuse to party hearty? Add a yoga, pilates, or meditation element to your ladies night out and feel virtuous. Keep all the festive decor recommended in Party Idea Pros classic Ladies Night Out or our new Good Things Come in Small Packages, Shoes Glorious Shoes, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, and Wonder Women Party theme packages – simply exchange your high heels and tight jeans for yoga sandals and organic yoga pants and save the cocktails (or better yet, mocktails) and bling for after a good workout.

More Girls Night Party Packages:

Good Things Come in Small PackagesHats On! | Jungle Safari PartyLet’s Cocktail | Purse Lover Party | Shoe Lover Party | Take a Walk on the Wild Side | What’s Cooking | Wonder Woman Party

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St Patrick’s Day Party & Irish Theme Party Ideas

St Patrick's Day Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration Board L to R: St Patrick’s Day Cards Green Party Supplies, | Shamrock garland | Paper Poms

St Patrick’s Day Party & Irish Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Mark your calendars for March 17th

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Go green — throw an Irish-themed party or create a festive St. Patrick’s Day bash! This St Patrick’s Day party inspiration board and celebration package includes invitations, decorations, favors, and everything needed to make your Irish theme party a success!   Party hearty! Continue Reading →

Celebrate Purim! Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Celebrate Purim with Purim Candy Torahs

Celebrate Purim! 

Purim Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Sunset March 11 – Sunset March 12, 2017

The holiday of Purim celebrates the victory of the Jewish people over the evil Haman. On the day preceding Purim there is a fast called “The Fast Of Esther”. On Purim itself, the Megillah (Book Of Esther) is read twice, once at night and once during the day. Purim is celebrated by giving charity, sending Shalach Manot (gifts of prepared food) and holding a festive meal.

Loving this oldie but goodie via 2011! The Maccabeats – Purim Song (Thank you Kosher on a Budget for sparking this memory!)

Purim – An overview

The holiday of Purim, which is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (February-March), commemorates the foiling of a plot by a Persian minister (Haman) to kill all the Jews in Persia. Purim is observed by Jews around the world. Characterized by feasting and merriment, Purim is typically celebrated in the company of family and friends in a synagogue.

The Purim story is recounted in the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther), which is contained in the Ketuvim section of the Bible (Tanalch). According to the Megillah of Esther, Haman decides to kill all the Jews in Persia after Mordecai, a Jew, refuses to bow down to him. After the Persian king Ahaseurus approves Haman’s plot, Mordecai and his niece Esther, who is also the wife of King Ahaseurus, decide to expose Haman’s plan. On the 14th of Adar, Esther succeeds in foiling the plot, and Haman is hung by orders of King Ahaseurus. The holiday is called Purim, which means lots because Haman is said to have drawn lots in order to determine the day on which the Jews should be slaughtered.

When is Purim Celebrated

On the 13th of Adar, the day before Purim, Orthodox Jews observe the fast of Esther which lasts until sundown. Usually, two Purim services are held in the synagogue. The first is held in the evening of the 13th of Adar while the second is held on the morning of the 14th. During both services, the Megillat Esther is read in its entirety. While the Book of Esther is being read, it is customary for children to rattle their graggers or noisemakers in a symbolic attempt to blot out the name of Haman. In the late afternoon, a festive meal is eaten. Among the foods typically enjoyed are boiled eggs, beans, and three-cornered pies known as hamantashen (Haman’s pockets). Originally they were called Mohn-tashen, or poppy-seed pockets, but the similarity of the name to Haman made them associated with the villain of Persia. In Hebrew they are called Haman’s ears.

Purim Rituals

The Book of Esther prescribes certain rituals which are to be performed on Purim. Emphasizing the importance of good deeds and charity, the Megillah of Esther states that individuals must give gifts both to friends and to the poor. Specifically, Jews are required to give two portions of food to at least one friend and must give money to two poor individuals.

On the basis of Italian influence, the holding of a Purim carnival has become common in many countries. During this carnival, Jews dress up in costumes and often perform plays which retell the story of Purim. In Israel, for example, Purim is observed by the holding of the Adloyada festival in Tel Aviv.

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Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Exchange Holiday Invitation, Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect holiday grab bag, white elephant gift exchange, stocking stuffer, or gag gift?   PartyIdeaPros.com has put together our best of the best funny, fun, strange, and yes, sometimes goofy, holiday gifts list. Keep checking back – we are adding items every day! This year we have also included a few gifts that would be appropriate business gifts too. Happy Holidays and Party Hearty!

Party Idea Pros first stop for holiday gag gifts is often Stupid.com — gag gifts are its specialty. It carries everything from a racing grannies wind up toy sets to “inappropriate” Santa toilet paper, holiday theme gift wrap and Christmas ornaments to drinking helmets and beer holsters. The list goes on and on.

If you are in charge of planning the holiday gift exchange party, check out these invitations!

White Elephant Gift Exchange Party Invitations | Black & White Elephant Invitation | More White Elephant Invitations

Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Ideas

Here are a few more (or less) appropriate ideas … (Keep checking back. We add new gifts almost every day!)
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The Moscow Mule is Back Just in Time for Christmas!

The Moscow Mule is Back Just in Time for Christmas!

Yes, the Moscow Mule is back! And just in time for Christmas revelry. We love the idea of setting up a Christmas drink station  to spread holiday cheer. And letting our guest serve themselves would free up our designated bartenders so they too could enjoy the festivities. The hardest part about making the Moscow Mule is finding beautiful affordable mugs. So we were thrilled to be find these copper mugs. We love them all but are particularly enamored with the hammered copper mugs and think this Moscow Mule Gift Set would make a great stocking stuffer and holiday gift exchange present!

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Teacher Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

End of the School Year is Quickly Approaching!

May 1 – May 5, 2017 is National Teacher Appreciation Week  

Looking for the perfect teacher holiday gift or end of school teacher appreciation present?  Party Idea Pros has gathered the  best of the best of fun yet affordable gift ideas for your favorite teachers.

Many of us can recall a teacher who inspired us to make the most of our strengths and encouraged us to overcome our weaknesses. Show your appreciation by thanking a teacher with this beautiful gift book and movie, The Heart of A Teacher. There are inspirational stories about teachers who made a difference, original poems, quotes and a special section with “100 Ways to Encourage a Child.” Enjoy this 3 minute movie that shares The Heart of Teacher poem combined with beautiful photography and music.

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