Printable Thanksgiving Games

Printable Thanksgiving Games

We love Thanksgiving.  It not only brings together family far and near but when done well, Thanksgiving is a leisurely day of game playing and game watching, cooking and eating, and we usually throw in an early morning walk for charity so we don't feel quite so decadent.  Last year we planned our extended family vacation.  This year, we will most likely plan Popol's 80th birthday celebration but in between, as always, Izzy and Ali will get together to decide which of the many printable Thanksgiving games we will play this year. Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras Party Favors and Gifts

Mardi Gras Party Favors and Gifts

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Mardi Gras Party Favors and Gifts

Mark your calendars for Tuesday February 28, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras!!

Mardi Gras party favors are as diverse as the celebration itself.  Favors can be fun costume ideas (think feathered boas and beads) to lasting photo memories (photo books and frames). Send your guests home with little gifts of thanks that will keep the party memories alive long after your event has ended. Have a picture station at you party with personalized photo gifts of your guests dressed to party pretty. Customize cookie tins  as sweet reminders of the evening. Playing card cases and lip balm can be customized to your event and guest will keep them for years to come. Party favors are a simple and inexpensive way to wrap2gether your party theme and let your guests know you appreciate them attending your event. Just remember favors don't have to be elaborate favors to make a lasting impression.

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Tea Collection’s Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest  Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest

by Ariel Diamond

I couldn't wait to spend the summer at home after my freshman year at Michigan State.  As much as I loved my first year of college, I looked forward to spending time with friends and loved ones.  Unfortunately between my summer school class schedule, course assignments, and juggling two jobs I had yet to spend the day with my favorite seven year old, my cousin Alyssa.

Alyssa and I love imaginary travel and have especially enjoyed children's books that take us to lands far, far away.  Over the years we probably have read Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are dozens of times.  We have joined both Babar and Curious George as they roam Africa and particularly enjoy Madeline's escapades in Paris.  When I read about Tea Collection's Around the World Activity Contest I had one of those “aha” moments.   Now that Alyssa has turned 7, I thought she could appreciate and begin to understand the cultures of the world through crafts.

I meticulously began to plan our special day together!  I would like nothing more than to win a $500 Tea Shopping Spree for Alyssa's back to school wardrobe!  Together we have already picked out some adorable pieces for Alyssa and even found a cute easy to wear, run-around dress for me!

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded DressTea Collection Laululintu TeeTea Collection La Rambla Dress

Tea Collection Marguerite Banded Dress | Tea Collection Umi Moraine | Tea Collection Laululintu Tee | Tea Collection La Rambla Dress

All I needed to do was

  1. Take a photo of Alyssa completing a DIY activity based on one of Tea's Anniversary destinations (Brazil, Turkey, Japan, Korea, or West Africa).
  2. Add a photo caption describing the destination inspired craft
  3. Share our experience as part of Tea Collections Facebook entry page

Since PartyIdeaPros.com has been a huge supporter of Wrap2gether.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to global education and social justice, I had access to the most amazing art project ever.  Izzy had designed and fabricated original handmade African inspired dwenimmen jewelry to  foster cross-cultural relationships and benefit the Mancona International School in Odumase-Krobo, Ghana Eastern Region.   Lucky for me and for Alyssa, Izzy had enough supplies left over so we could actually complete an age appropriate project using hand made dwenimmen, a West African Adirinka symbol representing strength, humility, wisdom, and learning.

Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day   Alyssa's West African Dwenimmen Jewelry Making and Lion Cupcake Baking Day

We decorated the leather with markers and puffy paint to give it that nice tribal feel. Once finished Alyssa couldn’t help but model and show off her new creation.

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