Valentine’s Day Party Games

Valentine's Day Party Games

Valentine’s Day Party Games

By Katie

Start A New Valentine’s Tradition – Play Valentine’s Day Party Games With Your Coupled or Single Friends 

Valentine's Day Party Games

If you’re in a relationship, the frustration of planning what to do with your special someone can become a tedious yearly endeavor. Inviting other couples to a Valentine’s Day get-together can be a fun way to add something new to the holiday while still allowing for romantic time with your sweetheart. Valentine Bingo, Lefty’s In Love, and Movie Love Quotes are fun games to play with a room full of people, so the more the merrier!  These games would also be perfect for classroom Valentine’s Day parties and workplace break time fun!

If you’re not in a relationship, spending V-Day alone often feels like rubbing salt in an open wound. That’s why having your other friends who are also single over can make the reality of the day not seem quite so depressing.  Doing something different and having a Valentine’s Day game night can be a fun new tradition to start.

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Golf Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Golf Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Golf Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Whether you like playing golf or watching golf, a golfing theme party is a swinging celebration for fans of all ages.

Other fun theme names for your golf party:

Break out the Clubs | Tee off with (Your Name Here) | Tee Time! | Fore Tee (40th Birthday)

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Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Dinner Club Theme Ideas -  Gastropub / Craft Beer Dinner Party

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Dinner Club Theme Ideas

Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party?  Think Gastropub.  Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks.  Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon.  Party Hearty!

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World Cup Final Viewing Party

World Cup Final Viewing Party, German & Argentinian Flags

World Cup Final Viewing Party

Sunday, July 13, 2014

by Colette

Even though the U.S. team will not be playing, the World Cup final game between Germany and Argentina can be a great time to get together with friends and watch some soccer! The two teams are equally qualified, so who will you root for? Germany, who beat Brazil in the semi-finals by an unbelievable margin of 7-1? Or Argentina, who won their last world cup in 1986 and boasts the “best player in the world,” Messi?

We have put together a simple party package so you can eat, drink, and enjoy the game, no matter who you’re cheering for! All the items are Amazon Prime or have a two day shipping option, so you can have them in time for the big game.

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PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates

Customize Glass Party Plates

The best party idea we have come across in eons — create you own reusable, customizable glass party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!

Last year my good friend and colleague, Vicki, came up with the most innovative party idea I have seen in eons but it seemed too difficult for even a fairly advanced DIY maven to tackle without spending hours and hours on each project – reusable, customized glass party plates.  Vicki originally created these plates for our 4th of July Celebration party inspiration photo shoot but I have not been able to easily re-create the idea until today.  This morning I finally found the solution.

Customizable Square Glass Plate

Libbey Crisa Tempo square dinnerware is made of solid glass that is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold 12 per case.

What you need:

This  8″ square dinner plate from Libbey.  Not only is it perfect for this project, it is the new hot look in dinnerware. Popular for appetizers, tapas, salads, entrees, and desserts. The possibilities are endless!

Dimensions:
Length and Width: 8″ x 8″
Eating Area: 4″ x 4″

The highlighted information is the operative fact here.  The bottom of the plate is exactly four inches square which means it is the perfect size and shape to apply clear custom window clings to the outside bottom of your plates.  These decals are sometimes referred to a clings since they adhere with static to smooth surfaces and are removable & repositionable with no residue.  This means you can use your glass plates over and over customizing them each time to the theme of your party.  Best yet Party Idea {Pros} has finally found  BuildASign, a merchant that carries custom window clings in the right size (4″ x 4″) with easy to personalize good-looking templates. Alternatively, BuildASign allows you to upload one-click pre-loaded clipart and your own text and images.  They make designing your own decal so, so easy!  Simply click on the button that says shop static clings.  Then browse their list of featured clear decals or choose to create your own message.  With just a click we were able to change both the image colors and the background colors to coordinate with our party theme.  And as we played around with the different options we discovered it is also possible to easily create a round sticker for a round plate but you will have to cut out the circle and measure the bottom of your plate to make sure it fits correctly

So checkMothers Day Lobster Dinnerware Removable Decals this out — we customized these 4″ x 4″ decals by clicking on the  “animal clear decals” button and then adding our text and changing the colors. Originally we thought we would create decals and then found the static clings.  Since the static clings would not allow us to change the background color, we simply saved the image we created to our computer and then uploaded the image (feel free to do the same). Wouldn’t these make fabulous plates to serve that fabulous lobster & filet Mothers Day dinner from Lobster Anywhere?  Perfect for lunch too – just serve lobster rolls!  Yum.

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“Give Back” Birthday Party Craft Activity

"Give Back" Birthday Party Craft ProjectToday’s mom’s have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children’s birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year’s most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful.  We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe.  Kids need to learn and develop  a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others.  What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts.  Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child’s birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.  This “Give Back” craft activity would also be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and could even be incorporated into a baby shower.

Our favorite “Give Back” birthday party activity is making easy no sew fleece blankets for local children or seniors in need.  This activity is super simple, appropriate for all ages and sexes and can seamlessly (yes, pun intended) fit into most party themes.   Basically if you can use a scissors and tie a knot you can make this blanket.  All you need is cute fleece fabric, scissors, and a ruler or tape measure. Depending on the age of the children involved you may want to pre-cut 6″ (or 4″) square cut out from each corner.

What to buyThemed Fleece

For a larger adult size blanket use 2 yards of each fabric.   And we think for small children and toddlers you can get away with using even less fabric especially if the blanket is meant more for “shlepping” around as a security blanket rather than for warmth.

We must admit, fleece can be rather pricey, often running between $11 and $15 per yard.  That is why September is a a perfect time to buy fleece.  Both Hancock Fabrics and Joann are a offering select fleece on sale at up to 70% off!!!  Plus we just checked Amazon and their fleece fabric definitely seems more reasonably priced, especially for a craft project.

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