The Starfish Poem – Words of Advice for Graduates

(words of advice for college graduates … + the starfish poem)

Life is too short not to do something that patters art print from gaping void

life is too short not to do something that matters art print >> Looking for something a bit less extravagant? This print is also available on a t-shirt!

Words of Advice for Graduates & The Starfish Poem

Update >> Since graduation season is once again upon us, we have decided to republish this post since it seems as relevant seven years later as the day we wrote it. In those seven years, Daniel has gone on to forge a distinguished career in education. And, in my ever so humble opinion, he truly is heeding his commencement speaker's advice and both doing something that matters & helping to save the world. And while I am at it, I want to congratulate two of my nieces who are graduating this spring, Katie and Sami. Two more graduates who I am certain will make their mark in the world!

My son, along with his peers from across the country, graduated from college this year. Our family had the honor of listening to Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy in the Obama administration, deliver the Washington University of St Louis commencement address. Chu, in his own uniquely charming and witty way, told the graduates his “take home message to you will be just one sentence. Actually, it will be just four words.”

Do something that matters.”

and then Chu added

Help save the world.

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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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Dr Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning Ideas Supplies

Dr. Seuss Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A Dr Seuss theme party is not just limited to children's birthday celebrations.  Be creative – think baby showers, graduation parties (Oh, the Places You'll Go), Halloween (Green Eggs and Ham) and Christmas parties (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) , and elementary school fundraisers and teacher appreciation days.  We love Dr. Seuss and concoct any excuse to create a party theme using works as inspiration.

Who is Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)?

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known to the world as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. During his distinguished career Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favorites as The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Dr. Seuss books have been translated into more than 15 languages with over 200 million copies finding their way into homes and hearts around the world.  In addition to the books, Geisel's works have inspired a Broadway musical, and innumerable children's television specials and films , with the latest Seuss motion picture, The Lorax Movie, released on March 2, 2012.  Other honors include two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer Prize. Read More Continue Reading →

Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Garden Party Ideas, Planning & Supplies

Whether you like working in the garden or simply appreciate exquisite flora and fauna, a garden theme will make your party bloom. 

This is a perfect theme for a gardening enthusiast’s birthday, anniversary, baby and bridal shower, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, dinner parties, and even children’s parties. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your garden theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras.  Party Hearty!

Update 4.03.14

Garden Party Ideas

Party Idea Pros has tried to simplify this package by creating inspiration boards to capture our favorite garden themed invitations, centerpiece ideas, balloons, place cards and place card holders, party favors and printable games in addition to a more streamlined look at other garden party supplies. Below is a quick overview of some of the best garden theme party supplies available.  Remember – even if an item is out of stock or discontinued most of our “go to” merchants have plenty of other options – we just can't showcase them all here.  These inspiration boards are already too full – can you imagine if we tried to squish in even more ideas 🙂

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Field of Flowers Party Supplies

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