Best Valentine’s Day Party Plates & Chic Heart Theme Party Decor

Best Valentine's Day Party Plates & Chic Heart Theme Party Decor

There is still plenty of time to order your Valentine's Day party plates & paper goods.  Remember even if you aren't hosting a big bash, buy a pack or two of these cute Valentine's Day party plates just so you can create a festive breakfast (think heart shaped waffles!), lunch and dinner for your own family. It would be festive and unexpected – exactly how memories are made.

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PIP’s Tip >> Reusable, Customized Party Plates

Create Ur Plate customized party plates

In May 2013 we wrote about  “the best party idea we have come across in eons — create your own reusable, customizable glass (or clear plastic) party plates! These plates will transform your table from drab to fab instantly!” PIP’s Pick – Customize Glass Party Plates  The only issue was our complicated rather clumsy solution to creating the look of customized party plates.  Well today we are so excited! We finally found an easy, affordable way to change your table and create customized party plates with Create Ur Plate reusable decals.  Not only do they have hundreds of customizable designs from which to choose, you can also buy the plates which fit the decals exactly, right on the site. Check out how easy it is in this Create UR Plate – How To Video Continue Reading →

Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

Woodland Animal Theme Party Supplies

With our obsession with woodland animal themes (What Does the Fox Say?) we were a bit surprised when we somehow managed to miss these Woodland Gnome party supplies and Happy Camper Party Pack. As usual we want to thank our visitors for alerting us to the cuteness of woodland animal theme party supplies!  Thank you! Continue Reading →

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.

Party Hearty!