Thursday, 8 November 2012

Time to say Thank You – Thanksgiving Party Ideas


Harvest season is approaching and so is Thanksgiving. It’s Time to Thank Lord for all his blessings on our family & friends. This religious holiday brings family & friends close to pray for the well being off all their well-wishers.  From childhood I have always had lavish Thanksgiving with my family and close friends coming over special Turkey Dinner my mom cooked. Memories of Thanksgiving are still fresh when my dad after the prayers carved Turkey for us.  Each one of us has special childhood Thanksgiving Memories which we cherish. Past few years I am not able to celebrate Thanksgiving my family, as they were not with me. So this year when my parents are visiting me, I am going to surprise them with a lavish Thanksgiving Day Dinner. To say my Thanks to them for being with me always.

I have never been scared of organizing a party but this Thanksgiving Dinner Party is giving me jitters. I have invited all my parents close friends and family over dinner. And I am worried if I will be able to match my mother’s Thanksgiving Dinner, where everyone left with a smiling face.  

Thanksgiving Decorations:


No party is complete with a proper décor. Adding some decoration elements give your part area some lift and also gives you the change you want. Why spend hundreds renting outside when you can transform your own apartment to your very own Personal Party Arena. I Picked up certain Turkey & Fall based Thanksgiving Decorations for the party to impress my mom (as you know mom’s rarely get impressed with their daughter’s skills)

So, let’s get going planning this Thanksgiving Day Dinner Party.


Air blown Turkey - Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving without turkey is not complete. Well, I am not only talking about Turkey on your dinner table but also as in important element of Thanksgiving Day decoration. I found this 6’ Air Blown Turkey to place it on my porch to welcome my guests with warmth and a BIG smile. This Inflatable Turkey measures approximately 6' high and includes tethers, stakes, 1 extra bulb and fuse. Prop is fade-resistant and weatherproof and also includes an UL Listed AC adapter. AC Cord is approximately 5' long. It features a heavy duty fan at the base to inflate product. It deflates when unplugged. For indoor/outdoor use.     
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Material: 70% Polyester, 15% Metal, 15% Plastic
Care Instruction: Spot clean-Damp cloth
Manufacturer/Brand: Gemmy




Jointed Cornstalk Cutout - Thanksgiving Decorations


I have many of my parent’s friends visiting me from the country side. To give it more country side feel I found this Cornstalk Cutouts that can be placed on your porch and various corners or your house to feel the Country Freshness during Halloween. This Jointed Cornstalk measure around 5’.
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Jointed Scarecrow-Thanksgiving Decorations



This Scarecrow is an amazing addition to the Fall Dinner I am planning. I planned to use it in my lawns to shoo away all the crows!! We all have memories of Scarecrows in the field, don’t we? Get the feel of large Pumpkin & Corn Fields by placing this Jointed Scarecrow in your Garden. Even Kids are going to enjoy.
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Manufacturer/Brand: Beistle Company








Fall Door Cover - Thanksgiving Decorations


I have generally seen people not decorating their doors! Well, I am of the view that one should always decorate their doors if having a party at their places. I found this pretty good Fall Door Cover. It’s simple to put and is removable, it won’t leave stains on you doors.  Warm & bright colors is what I liked in this door cover. With Bright Sun, Pumpkin & corn fields and lovely sunflowers – it has everything that symbolizes Thanksgiving.
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Mini Glitter Leaves Cutouts Assortment - Thanksgiving Day Table Decoration



I bought many packets of these Fall leaves to it all around and my home look like a garden/ field where Fall is at full swing! These Mini Glitter Leaves Cutouts Assortment have 10 leaves, you order the number of packets as per your requirement.               
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Manufacturer/Brand: Amscan








Fall Leaf Window Clings - Thanksgiving Day Deocrations



When I am decorating my every wall, why should I leave my windows plain? I found these beautiful real looking Fall Leaf Window Clings to adorn my window with Fall. These Fall Leaf Window Clings contain 10 leaves assortment. You can order as many packets as you want, as per your window count. 
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Material: Vinyl
Manufacturer/Brand: Beistle Company








Turkey Piñata - Thanksgiving Day Decorations


No party is complete till you crack down a Piñata. Be it kids or adults Pinata is must for every party. I found this adorable Turkey Pinata for my Party. I bought 2-3 of them and thought of playing a small game with my guests. Includes a turkey pull string pinata that measures approximately 13" high x 11" wide x 12" deep.          
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Manufacturer/Brand: YA OTTA PINATA





Turkey Restroom Door Cover - Funny Party Decorations



There is a Turkey in my washroom! Well, Nay that’s not Turkey that’s a funny Door Cover I found while looking out for some Door Covers and loved it instantly. Make your guests amaze with this door cover for your restrooms.
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Manufacturer/Brand: Beistle Company








Tableware for Thanksgiving Day Dinner

As its Thanksgiving Dinner Party that I am organizing for my friends & family. Tableware plays an important role. But as I fear washing those utensils after the party – it’s a nightmare. So I thought of going in for Disposable Tableware which give me more feel of Thanksgiving Day.


Turkey Honeycomb Centerpiece - Thanksgiving Decorations



No Dinner table is ready till you have a centerpiece on the dining table. I looked on various websites and finally found this Turkey Honeycomb Centerpiece for my Thanksgiving Dinner Feast.
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Manufacturer/Brand: Creative Converting








Mini Molded Turkey Votive Thanksgiving Candles

Instead of going in for those simple candles I found these Turkey shaped candles. I have a huge table so I bought 3 of the packs to place on my 3 candle stands. Each pack has 5 candles.
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Bag of Maple Leaves - Thanksgiving Table Deocrations
My walls & doors will be colored in Fall colors. So I thought why not spread the colors of fall on the dinner table. I bought bags of Maple Leave (Artificial) to sprinkle on my dinner table and on the side tables I have to give it total Fall Feel. Leaves are made of fabric measuring approximately 3" in diameter in colorful fall red, gold, green and brown. Package contains 80 leaves. 
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There are many options available for Thanksgiving Day Plates and Tableware from funny turkey to traditional & simple Fall Tableware. But I preferred picking up something more elegant and traditional both at the same time (I have impress my mother for god-sake)! I choose Thanksgiving Medley Tableware. I couldn’t find an assembled Party Kit but I did find the individual items which was ok for me. So I picked the following things.



Thanksgiving Medley Lunch Napkins


Description: This Package of Thanksgiving Medley Lunch Napkins includes (16) paper lunch napkins; 6.5" x 6.5".
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Medley paper Table cover


I love my Dining Table and I love the polish on it! So to protect my dining table from any scratches or anything of that sort I opted to go for a Table cover and I was happy that I found it. This table cover  measures 54" high x 102" wide.   
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Thanksgiving Medley Dinner Napkins



Description: This Package of Thanksgiving Medley Dinner Napkins includes (16) dinner napkins. Each 3-ply, paper napkin measures 8" x 8".            
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Thanksgiving Medley Plates



Description: Package includes (8) paper dessert plates. 
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Thanksgiving Party Kits:

For those who don’t want to get into the fuss of finding and assembling their Thanksgiving Party Kit can opt for assembled Party Kits available online. They are always easy to order and you can order the quantity of Kits according to your guest lists.


Watercolor Leaves Standard Party Kit


This Watercolor Fall Leaves Standard Party Pack includes 18 dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, 24 forks, spoons, knives, 36 lunch napkins, 36 beverage napkins, and solid-color tablecover.               
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Manufacturer/Brand: Amscan











Thanksgiving Scroll Standard Party Kit


I also loved this dark red Thanksgiving Scroll Standard party pack. This Standard Party Pack includes 8 dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives, 16 napkins, solid-color tablecover. Standard Pack for 16 includes: 16 dinner plates, dessert plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives, 32 napkins, solid-color tablecover.
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Material: Paper and plastic-HDPE.
Manufacturer/Brand: Creative Converting







Thanksgiving Day Party Games:

No party is complete without Games. Having Games in your party keep your Guests busy and entertained. I found some fun games for my guests!


Pin the Hat on the Turkey Game




It’s a fun and simple board game. Just put a blind fold on the player’s eye and ask him to pin the Hat on turkey’s head! It’s just similar to the game we use to have in Fair’s where you had to put the animal’s tail at the correct place.











Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats
I will be having kids at my Thanksgiving Party so I thought of getting something for them so that they aren’t bored in the party. I found these Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats for kids. This includes Thanksgiving Coloring Placemats (24)             
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Return Favors:

It’s always good to give your customer something in return to your guests they can take as a memory along. So I thought of getting some funny memorable things my guests can keep as a memory of this dinner party. Instead of cookies or anything else I found some crazy things my guests would love.


Crazy Turkey Car Cling


I found this Crazy Turkey Car Cling to gift to some of my friends who have small kids as Kids love Thanksgiving Turkey. This Car Cling includes (1) car cling. Plastic; 10"W x 12"H.         
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Be it kid or adult I thought of giving these glasses to all my guests. 







And that's it I am all set to host my friends and family for a grand and fun-filled Thanksgiving Dinner!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone :)
















Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mickey & Minnie Theme Kids Birthday Party

My friend Annie just had a summer holiday with her twins to Disneyland, Florida! Kids enjoyed being surrounded by their favorite cartoon characters. Her twins are boy & girl who are going to be 5 in few weeks. Planning their Birthday Party Annie & Me thought having a Theme Birthday Party according to both the twins. One loves Mickey Mouse & other loves Minnie Mouse. It was difficult to make one unhappy and choose one over the other, so to make both the twins happy we decided to have Mickey & Minnie Theme Birthday party for the twins. We decided to have divided our party venue into two zones Mickey Mouse Clubhouse & Minnie Mouse Club House for boys & girls respectively. Colors we selected for boys are black, white & red while for girls we decided to go for pink, white & black.

Mickey & Minnie Birthday Invitations

Invitations give your guests hint about the Theme Party you are going to have. We shortlisted three Invitation designs we found on an online store.

Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Invitations:

Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Kids Birthday Party Invitations



Vibrant & appealing this was perfect for our boy. Joshua (twin boy) loved when he saw this Invitation card, his favorite Disney characters made him happy and we decided to go for it.
Description: Includes (8) invitations and envelopes. This is an officially licensed Disney product.
Material: Paper
Manufacturer/Brand: Hallmark









Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Invitations:

Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Invitations



For Amanda (twin girl) we found this Pink cute Invitation with Minnie Mouse on it.
Description: Includes (8) invitations and envelopes. This is an officially licensed Disney product.
Material: Paper
Manufacturer/Brand: Hallmark











Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Party Decorations:


Deciding the decoration of our party area was way challenging than we thought. We planned to go for Dual theme: Mickey & Minnie Mouse, we had to keep elements of both the themes in our party. We decided to divide our party area into 2 club houses – one for each.

Disney Minnie Mouse Airwalker 54" Jumbo Foil Balloon and Disney Mickey Mouse Airwalker 52" Jumbo Foil Balloon

We found this BIG Airwalker Jumbo Foil Balloons, which we thought kids would love to see. We bought one for the Mickey Mouse Theme & Other for Minnie Mouse theme. Placing this big real life size balloons will bring smile to kids and add edge to the party we are going to have. Kids’ love Disney characters especially Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse, seeing big jumbo foil Balloon will remind them of Disneyland experience.

Disney Mickey Mouse Airwalker 52" Jumbo Foil Balloon:

Disney Mickey 52" Airwalker Jumbo Balloon                   Disney Minnie Mouse Jumbo Foil Balloon
       

 
We used Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Crepe Paper & Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Crepe Paper to decorate our walls. We also used red polka dot balloon to decorate our party area.


Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Crepe Paper

Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Crepe Paper



Berry with White Polka Dots Latex Balloons:


Berry with White Polka Dots Latex Balloons





Minnie loves pink! These White Polka Dots Balloons with Pink background are perfect for the party.

Description: Includes (6) latex balloons.
Material: latex
Manufacturer/Brand: Buy Seasons











Red with White Dots Balloons:

Red with White Dots Balloons




Mickey usually adorns red dress! These white polka dots balloon is perfect for Mickey Party area.

Description: Includs (6) 11" latex balloons.
Material: latex
Manufacturer/Brand: Party Destination











Disney Minnie Mouse Head Jumbo Foil Balloon & Disney Minnie Mouse Jumbo Foil Balloon:

Smiling Mickey & Minnie Mouse Balloons welcoming your Guests! Great isn’t it! Put these balloons on your entrance to welcome your guests with Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse smiling through hallway.

Disney Mickey Mouse Head Jumbo Foil Balloon
             Disney Minnie Mouse Head Jumbo Foil Balloon


Room Decoration:

Disney Minnie Mouse Giant Wall Decal & Disney Mickey Mouse Giant Wall Decal:

Decorate your Kids Room with Minnie & Mickey Mouse Life Size Giant Wall Decals. Bring a big Smile on their face.

Disney Minnie Mouse Giant Wall Decal
 Disney Mickey Mouse Giant Wall Decal


Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Tableware:


Proper tableware for your party plays important role in making your Theme Party a success. I have always said that don’t go in for solid color tableware for your upcoming theme party. They look dull and ruin the true feel of your party. Search a bit, browse through the internet to search for tableware like plates, napkins, table covers matching to your themes. Lot of companies provide official merchandise tableware, at very reasonable prices. For this theme of ours “Mickey n Minnie Birthday theme” there is lot of options available in the market. Even official Disney merchandise is available in various online stores.

Cupcake Stands:

Serving food to Kids is challenging! It should taste good, should be healthy (every mom agrees!) and should look good. In case of kids its true, food that looks good is they like to have. There are many cup cake stands available in the market to serve your delicious Cup Cakes to your little guests. These 3-tier cup cake stands look “cute” on your serving tables.

Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Cupcake Stand & Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcake Stand

Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cupcake Stand
 Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Cupcake Stand


TIP: Ask your baker to make some cute cupcakes n muffins with Bows and Polka Dots to go with your Mickey Mouse & Minnie Theme.


Tableware doesn’t mean you get the cup stand and its done! You need to get proper theme based Cups, plates napkins & tablecloth to make your theme look more lively.

Decorate your Table with these beautiful Centerpieces. Set two tables one for Mickey & one for Minnie. As they say Kids love food that looks good, garnish your food with Mickey & Minnie Theme in mind.


Decorate your tables with these beautiful centerpieces adding extra depth to your Table and making it more lively

Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Centerpiece
 Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Centerpiece


Kids love eating in plates which have cartoons and stuff on it. They enjoy their meal in decorative plates, cups and napkins. Find some Napkins, cups which are a perfect for your theme. Mickey & Minnie Theme disposable cups, plates & Napkins are available easily on PartyBell.com – Store we recommend for Party Supplies.


Disney Mickey Fun and Friends 9 oz. Paper Cup
 Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique 9 oz. Paper Cups




Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Lunch Napkins

Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Lunch Napkins










Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Plastic Tablecover
 Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Plastic Tablecover


Kids Mickey & Minnie Mouse Costumes:

Dressing the for a Theme Party is a great idea ALWAYS.  We found some great Mickey & Minnie Costumes for the Twins. We found these cute costumes for our Twins:

Let your kids be a part of Mouseketeers in these Mickey & Minnie Costumes

disney-minnie-mouse-toddler-child-costume
Kid Girl Minnie Mouse Costume

disney-mickey-mouse-deluxe-toddler-child-costume
Kid Boy Mickey Mouse Costume

Even the parents decided to dress up in Mickey & Minnie Mouse

This adorable costume was what their Mother choose to wear on party.

This Deluxe Minnie Mouse Adult Costume includes a black, off the shoulder velvety bodice attached to a red polka-dotted skirt with a sheer overlay, Minnie Mouse cameo brooch (not pictured on website-can be easily removed), and Minnie Mouse headband with ears and bow. Petticoat underskirt is made from stiff starched fiber and can be pulled and smoothed to give the skirt some poof. Fishnets sold separately. Socks and shoes not included. 


Disney Minnie Mouse Adult Costume


Material: Dress: Front And Back Bodice: 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex; Sleeves And Skirt Overlay: 100% Nylon; Petticoat: 50%Polyester, 50% Rayon Exclusive Of Trims
Care Instruction: Hand Wash Cold, Do Not Bleach, Hang Dry, Cool Iron Reverse Side
Manufacturer/Brand: Disguise Inc












Their Father opted for this fun+tastic Disney Mickey Mouse Adult Costume:


Disney Mickey Mouse Adult Costume





Description: Includes: Vest with attached pants, jacket and headpiece. This is an officially licensed Disney product.         
Material: Polyester
Care Instruction: Hand Wash
Manufacturer/Brand: Disguise Inc









Tip: You can also ask your guests to come in Disney Character Costumes to add more fun to your Party.

Favor Kits & Fun Caps for Birthday:

Don’t make your party boring. If you are planning Party for Kids one important thing to have in your party is FUN. Get some games & fun favor Kits for Kids to take as a memory home.


Kids love getting Tattoo on their faces. Ask one of your friends to do you a favor and be tattoo artist for Kids. This Mickey Minnie Glitter Tattoo Kit contains different templates you can use to make tattoo on kids faces, hands, arms.

Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Mouse Glitter Tattoo Kit



Description: Thia kit includes 5 stencils, 4 pots of glitter, body glue and brush. This is an officially licensed Disney product.
Material: Body Glue: Water, Acrylates Copolymer Polyvinyl Acetate, Butylene glycol
Manufacturer/Brand: Disguise Inc











Disney Mickey Ears Child:

Give your little guests these cute Mickey Ears to flaunt through the party - Little Mousekeeters in your party!

Disney Mickey Ears Child





Description: Includes ears. This is an officially licensed Disney product.
Material: Velvet
Care Instruction: Spot clean
Manufacturer/Brand: Elope










Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Party Favor BoxDisney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Box: 

Kids love favor kits they get on birthday's! Farewell them with a huge smile on their face with these favor kits!

Disney Mickey Fun and Friends Party Favor Box


Description: Each box includes a sticker sheet*, blowout*, rubber wristband*, Mickey Clubhouse bubbles*, rainbow swirl lollipop and a glow stick. *These items are officially licensed by Disney. One or more of the party favors included in this favor kit may be substituted with an item of similar quality due to availability.
Material: Paper, plastic-HIPS, rubber.
Manufacturer/Brand: Hallmark









Disney Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Party Favor Box




Description: Each box includes a Minnie sticker sheet*, Minnie blowout*, (2) Minnie hair ponies*, (4) assorted Minnie bracelets* and a Minnie Lipgloss necklace*. *This is an officially licensed Disney product. One or more of the party favors included in this favor kit may be substituted with an item of similar quality due to availability.
Material: Paper, plastic-HIPS
Manufacturer/Brand: Hallmark





Now what are you waiting for! Have a fun Mousekeeters Party!