Friday, 24 May 2013

Graduation Theme Party Ideas


Your little one has grown up and is graduating from High School or College and you being the Proud Parents want to surprise him/her? Well then throwing a Graduation party for your child and his friends is a great idea. Celebrate their accomplishment & hard work by having the best party for them.

Planning a Graduation Party for College graduates can be a task for parents! But hey, don’t worry I am here to guide you through on how to host a fun filled Graduation Party for your Newly Graduation Son or daughter!

Let’s start with few things that you should keep in mind before planning your Graduation Party. If your child’s graduation ceremony is morning and you are hosting a party in the evening can be a good idea but then do consider if their friends and their families can also make it to Party. As everyone will be out their celebrating it with their family. The best time to host a Graduation Party is on a weekend when everyone can come and join the celebration. You can even ask your Son’s/Daughter’s Friends parents to pool in and have a joint party for the both of them-this will be an advantage for the guests as they won’t have to hop from one party to another. And also you can share the cost of the party and it will be more fun as guests can stay long at your party.


It’s always to inform your guests well in advance about your party! Send them invites 15 days before so that they can plan it well in advance. No, a call is not enough send them an Invitation Card so that they can save the Date.

Colorful or Plain Solid Color Invitation Cards-Pick Cards matching your other Party Decorations.

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Get these colorful Graduation Balloon Bouquet to decorate your Garden. Available in various colors these bunch of foil balloons add some nice color to your party area. 

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If you are getting some tables arranged to your guests, then decorate your Tables with these beautiful centerpieces. 

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Don’t get into the fuss of cleaning your expensive crockery after the party. Instead opt in for Party Packs which come with plates, spoons, napkins making it easy for you to order the number you need and you are done! 



You can also opt for Hollywood Theme Party, Retro Theme Party or Hawaiian Theme Party for your child's graduation!

Celebrate his achievement in style!


Friday, 26 April 2013

Mothers Day Barbecue Party Ideas


Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
Love You Mom!
-Jenny

Mother’s Day is special and is a great way for the whole family to unite and party to thank that one person who is there for everyone – Mother! Thank You Mom in some special way by hosting a great get-together with her friends and family. Make her feel special this day with the royal treatment. I am planning a surprise Mother’s Day Barbecue for my Mom this year. My mom just loves Barbeque cooking and summer time!

To start with the planning. I had to sneak in her office to see her planner and see if she has some plans for that day! And I was glad to know that she was Free for the day! And now I can easily start with my barbeque planning for my mother.

The first thing to start with is deciding the venue, if you want to surprise her than planning it at your place is not a good idea, mom’s know each movement in the house even if they are secret, which can ruin your Surprise plan. So I thought of having it in my neighbors’ backyard!

Before going in for the decorations, I decided up the following menu!

MOTHER'S DAY MENU:
·         Apple Walnut Salad
·         Slow-cooked Baby Back Ribs
·         Decadent Brownies

APPLE WALNUT SALAD
Ingredients:
2 green apples, cored and sliced very thinly
1-1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shavings
1 to 2 bags of prewashed mix baby greens
Balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:
This salad gives an elegant touch to any meal, but it couldn't be simpler to toss together! Simply pour greens into a large bowl and top with the apple slices, walnuts and Parmesan shavings. Wait until just before serving to mix in the desired amount of dressing.

SLOW-COOKED BABY BACK RIBS
Ingredients:
Pork baby-back ribs
Store-bought dry rub of your choice
Barbecue sauce


*Note: The number of racks you need depends on how many guests you are planning on serving. Most guests will eat between three and four ribs. (It's always better to have too much than not enough.)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet (you might need more than one) with heavy-duty aluminum foil and place ribs on the foil. Sprinkle dry rub on both sides of the ribs and pat the spices into the meat. Put in oven and bake for about 2 hours and 15 minutes. A few minutes before the time is up in the oven, light the grill. Take the ribs out of the oven, slather with barbecue sauce, and finish them on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

DECADENT BROWNIES
Ingredients:
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter and baking chocolate together, then stir in sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla. Blend flour into the mixture until just blended (do not over-mix). Finally, fold chocolate chips and pecans into the batter.

Pour batter into a lightly greased 8- by 8-inch baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.

Barbecue Party Decorations:

Keep the party decorations simple and sleek. First thing to do is to get your backyard mowed 3 days before your Barbecue Party. Choose those simple Barbecue Invitations available to invite your Guests and make sure you do that atleast 2 weeks before the party. Arrange some chairs and tables decorated with candles in those glass jars and some fresh flowers to make the yard look beautiful. Use disposable plates and cutlery so its easy to clean after the party and its comfortable for guests to carry the left over home. 

Nothing flashy for the party keep it simple and let your Mom enjoy chit-chatting with her friends!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Best Pirate Party Ideas for Kids


It’s time for some great Pirate Festivals in USA. Kids usually are fascinated by Pirates and love to imitate them. I have many of my friends who are reluctant to take their kids to Pirate Festivals thinking that it might not be good for them. And due to this Kids miss out all the fun of these Pirate Festivals. This year, I planned to host a Pirate Party for all the kids in my neighborhood and kids of my family & friends in town. I have always loved hosting parties and hosting a party for kids is always fun and exciting.

As, this will be a party for kids of different age groups, I have to be sure that it caters to all the party needs! Having a pirate party is not a difficult task, you get all the party decorations from online, and you just have to pick the best ones for your party. And here are some of the best ones I picked for my party.


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The best way to tell your guests about the theme of Party is by sending Invitation Card going with your Party theme. I found these Pirate Theme Invitation cards for my Kids Pirate Party giving me Pirate Feel for my party.



Pirate Party Decorations:



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Kids love Piñata’s filled with lot of Goodies and eagerly await when will someone break them and they can have their candies. I found this cute little Pirate Piñata for my Party. Which I will fill with candies for the little Pirates attending the party.












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For a kid’s party, balloons are important. No decoration is complete without Balloons. I found these two Foil Balloons for my Kiddies Pirate Party. And I plan to buy equal quantity of these Foil Balloons, so I can tie them in different corners of my house to turn my house to a Pirate’s den. 


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Add a bit more to your party area with this Pirate Ship Cutout. Place it either on your Dinning table in the middle of all the food items or in the play area. 







Pirate Party Tableware:



I wanted to go simple with the tableware I wanted for my party. As I always suggest look for Party kits which go with your Party Theme. They reduce the hassle you have to go through finding cups & plates online or in stores! I found this amazing Pirate Party Kit Pack which includes: 8 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 16 napkins, solid-color table cover, foil balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles. Standard Pack for 16 includes: 16 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 32 napkins, solid-color table cover, foil balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles.





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I was much tensed as what to include in my Party Favor boxes for kids. I tried many things but the party favor box was not coming out to be as I wanted it to be. So I found this Pirate Party Favor Box which is in the shape of a treasure box and includes a Pirates sticker sheet, a pirate wristband, eye patch, 2 tattoos, toy telescope, blowout, rubber ring and 30 golden coins. This box has everything I wanted in my party favor boxes.








Kids Parties can be very boring if you don’t have any playful activities for them. Here is a list of some great kid’s activities that you can conduct to for those little Pirates.

1. Tattoo Corner: Kids love getting tattoos painted on their cheeks & hands. I asked one of my friends who has decent drawing to help me in this. Paint their hands / cheeks with those pirate ships and skull skins.

2. Treasure Hunt: Pirate party without treasure hunt is no fun at all. I drew a map citing that there is a treasure hidden somewhere. We decided to divide the kids into 2 groups of pirates to make the competition healthy. Guide them as to what the maps means and let them find the clues themselves  and see which team wins.

3.  Captain Hook's Pretzels. This was a fun one! You have 30 seconds to hook as many pretzels as you can. This is good for a wide range of ages. The young ones (ages 3-4) do just as well as the older ones (ages 7-8). If you don't have a hook, you can use a black cup with a candy cane sticking out the bottom.

4. Swab the Decks Relay. Divide into two teams, each team has 5 ping pong balls that they need to sweep over to the other side and back. I spray painted one set of balls gold so they didn't get mixed up.

So, I am all set for my Pirate Party with those little Pirates! 



Monday, 18 March 2013

Best Easter Party Ideas!


As Easter is approaching  m totally nervous and excited of course. Wondering why nervous well as few days back i was approached by an NGO for organizing a  big Easter event. Its a big order for a small company like mine. In my head all the plan is ready , but getting these ideas to life is a task. After a lot of market searching and window shopping  we  finally managed to get exactly  what i had in my mind.. Since its a large scale event therefore the decoration also has to be grand.

DECORATIONS


Egg Decorations


The main highlight of this event is the egg hunting. Many eggs need to be decorated for the hunt and to reduce the work and make it easy i got many egg decoration kits( turns out to be very helpful).

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Lawn Decorations

A cute bunny for welcoming the guests and spreading the feel of Easter. These are very convenient and look extremely attractive.

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Having a large streamer hanging in the entrance just completes the look of the decorations.

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A simple, attractive and yet not over the top decorations is what we plan to do and for that swirlhangings, bunny cutouts and Balloons have already been shopped and would be scattered all over the place.



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After all the fun activities , the NGO also plans to have a lunch feast. For the lunch layout we have got many tableware and props

Every table placed in the garden would have a centerpiece.

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The food would be lay out on a large table for which we got this nice easter egg printed table cover.

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When everything is being done on such a grand scale then why to keep the tableware same boring and plane. For the table ware these party pack are one of the best choice as you get everything that you need and that to on a particular theme.



For a nice ending to this event we thought of distributing some gifts not only to the winners of egg hunt but also every kid that participated .
these Easter kits have been finalized for the winners of the egg hunt.

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And as a nice token of participation easter eggs filled with candies would be distributed.

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I hope these Ideas would help you too this Easter.

Happy Easter Readers!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Cheer’s to the Irish Spirit: St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas


Who said you have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I remember going to Ireland with my parents as a Kid and seeing St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The 5-day long extravaganza was a colorful event of concerts, fireworks, theater performance and many more events. Recalling that trip to Ireland this year I decided to host a special St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party in my courtyard. It’s time to go green and get in true warm Irish Spirit!

St. Patrick’s Day Party Supplies & Decorations:


Green-Green-Green! Everything is green on St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to be in the true Irish Spirit, Green is the color for you. Turn your house to mini Ireland with Green Party Supplies & Decorations to be lifted by the Lucky Irish Spirit. 


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If you are hosting this Party in your backyard, then this Pennant Banner will help you create the true Irish Carnival atmosphere. Hang them up criss-crossing each other and creating the Carnival ambiance. Buy many of them to create a pennant roof!

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings:


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Paste them on your Kitchen Counters, on your walls and spread the St. Patty’s spirit all around or should I say spread the Luck in every part of your house with these Window Clings.


St. Patrick’s Day Roof Hangings:

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Liven up your St. Patrick’s Day Venue with these Roof hangings and create a fuller look to your decorations. Hang these Shamrock Roof Hangings and let good luck be showered on them always. If you want a clear and not so full look go for Shamrock Whirls and If you want a full look for your roof go for Swirl Hanging Decorations.






Let your neighbors’ know that you are going Irish for a day by hosting this St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Flag on your main and also indicating your guests that you are in true Irish Spirit.


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Take your Irish theme for St. Patrick’s Day to next level with this Top Hat Foil Balloon. Use lot of Balloons to make it enjoyable for Kids. 



Give your guests a warm welcome to your party with this Door Cover on your Main Door. 3 delightful little leprechauns are playing around a pot of gold coins at the end of the rainbow. Plastic Door Cover is perfect for indoor or outdoor use and measures approximately 30" wide x 5' high.


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For the conscious one who don’t want to go for Door cover can go in for this Shamrock Wreath welcoming their guests. 







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How can let your table be left out of Irish Feel? These St. Patrick’s Theme Tableware will add a bit of Irish wee to your decorations. And let your guests enjoy the delicious Irish Food in these amazing St. patty’s Tableware. 

Get your party rolling in complete Irish Spirt!

Cheers!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas for Girls


It’s your little Girl’s birthday and you want to make it very special for your “Little Princess”? Confused as to what theme you should go for your Little Girl’s Birthday. Well, I have an easy and most loved theme by little girls, even I as a little girl loved this Theme. Every Girl likes Fairytale and the Princess in those Fairytale and wants to be treated like “Princess”. Little girls are very fond of “Disney Princess” – this makes the best Birthday Party Theme for your little Girl. Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Snow White, or Tiana – no matter which one is her favorite, this Theme is one of the best for your Little Girl’s “Happy Birthday” !

You can either Pick one the Disney Princess or have “All Disney Princess Theme” Party where in you have all the Princess come to celebrate your Little Girl’s Birthday. Ready this article to find the best “Disney Party Decorations” for her Birthday.


I have generally noticed that, people ruin the Theme of their Parties by going in for those solid and plain Decorations just to save some money! Instead get a good buy by going in for proper Theme based Decorations for your party to make your party a HIT!


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Centerpiece is important to give your Table Decoration a proper theme and structure. Go in for this Cardboard made Disney Princess Centerpiece with a castle and Popular Disney Princesses on it. This is an officially licensed Disney™ product.










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Fill it with loads of goodies & favors and hang it upon the center of the table for Birthday Princess to break it and shower some goodies on her friends. This Castle shaped Piñata is perfect for your Princess theme.












There is also a Heart shaped Piñata available

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There are also various Princess Piñatas available like Disney Princess & the Frog, Little Mermaid and many more. Take a pick from the wide variety available online.
           
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Balloons are an important part of any Birthday decoration for the Kids. Here some of the Disney Theme Princess Balloons you can use for your Little Girl’s Party! There are various shapes of Disney Princess Balloon available online. Pick from a wide range of Disney Theme Balloons for your daughter’s birthday party.

Pick from a wide variety of Balloons for your Birthday party!

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I say this every time I write that go in for the Theme Tableware. Just to some money don’t pick up some solid color tableware ruining the look of your party. Kids love to have their food in plates with cartoon & Disney characters. Let them enjoy their food by having delicious cake in their  Favorite Disney Princess Tableware.
For those who don’t want to go struggling finding the individual plates, spoons and other tableware items for their party can opt for Party Kits, saving their time and money.

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Standard Pack for 8 includes: 8 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 16 napkins, solid-color tablecover, mylar balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles.Standard Pack for 16 includes: 16 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 32 napkins, solid-color tablecover, mylar balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles.







Tangled Standard Party Pack:

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Standard Pack for 8 includes: 8 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 16 napkins, solid-color tablecover, foil balloon, 12 latex balloons (2 colors), curling ribbons (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors) and cake candles.Standard Pack for 16 includes: 16 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 32 napkins, solid-color tablecover, foil balloon, 12 latex balloons (2 colors), curling ribbons (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors) and cake candles.







Little Mermaid Standard Party Pack:

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Standard Pack for 8 includes: 8 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 16 napkins, solid-color tablecover, mylar balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles.Standard Pack for 16 includes: 16 invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, 32 napkins, solid-color tablecover, mylar balloon, 12 balloons (2 colors), curling ribbon (2 colors), crepe paper rolls (2 colors), and cake candles.









Favor Kits:

Farewell them off well, with amazing Disney princess theme Favor Kits available which your little guests will love to have. 


Get ready to host an enchanting Birthday Party for your little girl!