Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Essentials

Thanksgiving is without doubt my favorite holiday — beautiful tables, great food, and none of the stress associated with the winter holidays. This is the perfect time to reconnect with loved ones whether they be family or friends. So first things first, if you haven't yet made your travel arrangements, the time is NOW!

Thanksgiving Dinner Party Table Decor

Last year we hosted Thanksgiving in San Diego – here is a peek at our tables! In complete disclosure – since we live in San Diego, beautiful weather made it possible for us to host Thanksgiving outdoors.  Simple solar powered patio lights and lots of candles provided enough light even after sunset.  As you can see, we tried to mix elegant with fanciful touches. Continue Reading →

Superhero Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Superhero Costume Party

Superhero Theme Birthday Party Planning

Plan your superhero party today! Seize the day and celebrate your own super powers — all it takes is a little boost from your favorite superhero.  Why choose just one – gather all your favorite superheros together to create a powerful, fun, and colorful party. Think Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Thor, Hulk, and so many more.  Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your superhero theme celebration with professional recommendations on just about every detail including superhero party invitations, centerpieces, napkin rings, party favors, costumes, party decor and lots and lots of little extras. After all, in event planning, the details matter and we have done the research for you! KABOOM! Mission Accomplished!”  Continue Reading →

Pirate Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

 Pirate Theme Party Planning, Ideas and Supplies

Pirate Party Inspiration From L to R: Tiny Prints Pirate Birthday Party Invitation; Crispy Pirate Pops; Pirate Party Paper Cups; Pirate Hats; Pirate Candles; Pirate Pennant Banner; Pirate Birthday Cake; Deviled Eyeballs; Pirate Party Decor; Mini Treasure Chest; Chocolate Coins

Pirate Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Let Party Idea {Pros} walk you through every step of your child's pirate birthday party including pirate party invitations,  decor, food ideas,  pirate fun and games and even pirate costumes for children.

Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties.  We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple.  We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments.  Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two.   Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!!   Save money – skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

Many of the products here also work for pirate theme baby showers!

For a great kids pirate theme party there are only a few essentials:

  • A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation.  Think of all the time your own child spends  looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
  • A toy treasure chest or pirate ship, and gold coins for  your centerpiece or simply use the centerpieces provided in the pirate party kits – you can always make them a little less commercial by adding balloons and some of your own pirate accessories.
  • Four  activities:  a “doing” activity such as a home “treasure hunt” a craft activity such as  decorating a treasure chest, and a game activity  like, “capture the pirate flag” or “pirate tug of war”,  and to end the party you absolutely must break the pirate ship pinata.  As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.

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Polka Dot Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Polka Dot Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Polka Dot Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Polka dots, Polka dots everywhere!  Polka dots are definitely in style!  From polka dot invitations to retro polka dot straws to polka dot party decorations to polka dot apparel.  Use dots as the main theme for your next celebration or just incorporate a few here and there for a stylish pop of color and party pizazz.  We like polka dots for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, Bat Mitzvah and Sweet Sixteen/ Quinceanera celebrations, ladies night out gatherings, and even retirement parties since they add a splash of youthfulness sometimes needed as co-workers enter a new phase of life.

Every time we look at this page  all we think is so, so cute!!!!!

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Tea Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Tea Party Planning, Ideas, & Supplies

Imagine sharing a lovely afternoon sipping tea and eating crumpets  with a room full of friends and family. A tea party isa fun and charming party theme for all ages.

A tea party is a perfect theme for birthday (children, teen, and adult), sweet sixteen, quinceanera, and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, school fundraisers, sorority soirees, Mothers Day, and bridal and baby showers.  Right now, we have showcased products for both adult and children’s parties but hope to create new packages specifically for children’s tea parties and quirky Alice in Wonderland tea parties soon.

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