Let’s Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest!

Big news today! The palace officially confirmed the Prince William and Duchess Katherine (Kate Middleton) are expecting a baby.  And as you well know – we are obsessed with everything Kate!

So we thought, wouldn't it be fun to host a “Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest.”   Send us your ideas, your photos, and your link to your own Party Idea {Pros} Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest pinterest board (be sure to name it this) and you will be entered into a contest to receive a royal baby shower basket.   In the basket will be a selection of the most liked products featured on our own Party Idea Pros Plan a Royal Baby Shower Contest Pinterest Board. (More details to follow – please be patient and give us a few days to work out all the details. At this point we are thinking the basket will include the most liked item in each  category – ie invitations & stamps, place cards, party favors, centerpieces, candles, party supplies and paper goods (for 16 guests) baby gifts, party games, and party decor.)

How will we populate our board? We will choose our favorite products from the ones you submit and those we find on our own and will post them to this pinterest board.  All you need to do is follow this board and like your favorite items.  7 days after the baby is born we will throw a baby naming party and announce the winner of the basket!  That's it.

We'll start it off with the featured boy and girl Royal Welcome Photo Baby Shower Invitations with matching address labels and thank you cards from Tiny Prints.  So cute!  And Zazzle has a ton of darling royal baby shower invitations! Our favorite is probably the Blue & Gold Royal Prince or the very simple Little Prince Invitations

And look – we have already found an adorable party kit!

New!

Loving Claudia Party Designs printable royal princess party invitations, decorative banners, thank you tags, and cupcake toppers.

So let's get this party going!

Party Hearty!

Cyber Monday Holiday Cards & Gift Sale at Minted

Cyber Monday Holiday Cards & Gift Sale at Minted

Cyber Monday board by Marcia. See more holiday cards

Yes, we are still obsessed with Minted‘s Inspiration Board maker.  This time we put together a sampling of some of the great holiday cards for Christmas and Hanukkah  available on Cyber Monday for 15% off.  Better yet, gifts, art and more are on sale for 25% off.

Today is the best day all year to buy those holiday cards you have been eying! Or stock up on party invitations for later in the year!

Minted's Cyber Monday Deals

  • 15% off Holiday Cards
  • 25% off Art, Gifts + More

Party Hearty!

Chalkboard Chic Holiday Cards and Inspiration

We told you we were obsessed!  We love Minted’s new inspiration board builder and are going crazy creating boards.  Our latest board features three of Minted's chalkboard theme holiday cards and coordinating postage, adorable chalkboard chic labeled  mason jars and retro paper straws for Santa's treat,  and chalkboard frosted-glass tea light holdersto use  as party favors, place cards, and to add sparkle to your holiday table. More Chalkboard Chic Party Ideas

If you too enjoy creating boards like this we would love to partner with you by offering to host your Minted  Inspiration Board Challenge entry right here on PartyIdeaPros.com.

So here’s how Minted's contest works:

1. make

Find your favorite Minted holiday card or Christmas card.

Click the green plus sign  to start your Inspiration Board. Now double click the image you just added to edit your board.  To upload more images and style your Board there is an easy to use interface running just above the board itself..

2. share

Embed your Inspiration Board on your own website or blog (Pinterest or Facebook do not qualify) by clicking to retrieve your code or we will be happy to host your inspiration board as a guest blogger on PartyIdeaPros.com if you send us the code.

3. win

To enter the contest, submit the link to your website or blog where you embedded your Inspiration Board.  If we host your board, we will email you the link so you can submit it to enter the contest.

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Minted’s Holiday Card Inspiration Board Challenge

Minted's Holiday Card Inspiration Board Challenge

My Designs board by PartyIdeaPros.com. See more business holiday cards

We have a new favorite hobby!  We love Minted's new inspiration board builder.  And to top it all off  Minted is hosting a Inspiration Board Challenge  – even more reason to spend hours and hours creating nifty little boards to showcase some of our favorite holiday products.   Our first attempt is this Happy Everything inspiration board.  Not surprisingly we love the chic, on trend red and blue color palette of this fabulous Happiness for All holiday card.  Plus we think this card coordinates beautifully with some of our favorite Winter Wonderland party supplies: Merry Mittens Postage Stamp |  Mini felt winter mittens | Holiday Cookie Favors | Printable Winter Holiday Bingo  | Mini holiday brownie pops.

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So here's how the contest works:

1. make

Find your favorite Minted holiday card or Christmas card.

Click the green plus sign  to start your Inspiration Board. Now double click the image you just added to edit your board.  To upload more images and style your Board there is an easy to use interface running just above the board itself..

2. share

Embed your Inspiration Board on your own website or blog (Pinterest or Facebook do not qualify) by clicking to retrieve your code or we will be happy to host your inspiration board as a guest blogger on PartyIdeaPros.com if you send us the code.

3. win

To enter the contest, submit the link to your website or blog where you embedded your Inspiration Board.  If we host your board, we will email you the link so you can submit it to enter the contest.

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2011 Holiday Card Trends

2011 Holiday Card Ideas

2011 Holiday Card Trends 

It is not too late to order your 2011 Holiday Cards!  There are so many holiday cards from which to choose , so where to begin?  Well this year, Party Idea Pros finally got our act together enough to plan in advance for the holiday card season.  We contacted some of our favorite merchants so we could actually touch and feel the cards ourselves.  Yes, we admit it — we are ridiculously touchy feely types.  Our trash cans are filled with not so cheap cards printed on flimsy paper with fuzzy photos and illegible print.  On the other hand, our sample books are chock full of  Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas cards and invitations. We love their clear graphics and beautiful eco-friendly papers. We also like that Tiny Prints offers stylish products at three different price points and best of all, throughout December they are offering  discounts and deals on many of their popular products.  This year's Christmas and Hanukkah card trends include rounded corners, back designs, ornament cards, and gray, gold, and neutral colors. And of course, classic design and colors never go out of style.
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Moving Cards and Announcements

Moving Cards_and_Announcements

Party Idea Pros has put together the best of the best in moving cards and announcements. Yes, you should probably also send an email letter but truthfully with so much email clutter, it is bound to get lost or even more likely, deleted.  Formal moving announcements can be filed away and easily accessed when needed.

What we looked for when choosing our featured moving announcements:

  • Interesting design elements
  • Quality paper
  • Vendor reliability and outstanding customer service.

So far we have only found two paper companies that fit our moving announcement standards: Minted and Tiny Prints

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