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6 Great Ideas For Family Reunion Decorations

Posted on August 29, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Decorations for your family reunion should reflect the mood and theme of your event. Here’s a few suggestions to help get you started.

Family Reunion Wall Charts Decorations:

One of the most popular ideas for family reunion decorations are the large family charts which show all the family members and how they are related. They start with the ancestor and show all the cousins, aunts, and uncles and other relatives attending the reunion, and lets you see how everyone is hooked together. If you are feeling creative, use brown butcher paper to create a giant tree skeleton (trunk and branches)background and hang the chart on the tree. You can also cut out various colored leaves with the names of family members to use on your chart.

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Class Reunion Decorations & Invitations

Posted on August 28, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Class reunions are a great time to reconnect with people from your past. Part of party planning is figuring out how the decorations will be for your your class reunion party. You want to incorporate the past and the present to create an environment that will keep reunion goers talking all night! Here are some class reunion decorations ideas we came up with.

The Basics – Class Reunion Decorations:

  • Any easy “filler” is to decorate entrances with balloons in school colors.
  • Create a table where people can look at the yearbooks from all 3 year or 4 years. Accent it with trophies from your graduating year along with sports uniforms/jerseys.
  • Have a check in station and create name tags. You don’t want people struggling to remember names all night!

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How To Host A Dinner Party – A Complete Checklist

Posted on July 16, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Dinner party planning is made easier when you take steps to organize and create a checklist for yourself. Here are some things to think about as you plan your dinner.

4 To 6 Weeks Before Your Dinner Party:

  • Decide whether you wish to host a casual dinner party or a formal dinner.
  • Who is the dinner party for? ( work, friends, family, etc..)
  • Establish your budget. Try this dinner party budget calculator.
  • Create guest list.
  • Create dinner invitations.
  • Establish a time and place. With PurpleTrail invites, you can build consensus with your guests to make sure everyone can attend.

3 To 4 weeks Prior To Your Dinner Party:
After you have established the type of dinner party you’ll be hosting and have a guest list, it’s time to start thinking about the dinner party food and decorations. These are some things you can do about a few weeks in advance.

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Memorial Day Weekend Party – An All-American day

Posted on May 22, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

There are many reasons to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. The beginning of summer, the opening of swimming pools, the end of school, a long weekend and, most importantly, a time for remembrance and observance! Most families have special ways of celebrating the holiday and honoring those who have died serving the country. In these years of war there is a special poignancy to this holiday, so take some time to remember, fly the flag, and enjoy every minute of the long weekend.

Memorial Day Party Decorations:

There’s no such thing as being too patriotic, especially on Memorial Day. A red-white-and blue theme helps us remember our veterans.

  • No symbol is more fitting than the American flag. Now they are even easier to display, with flag poles made specifically for decks, yards and picnics and even tailgate parties! Remember if you’re flying an American flag, it flies at half-mast until noon.
  • Decorate with red, white and blue balloons, flowers, vases, tablecloths and tableware.
  • Cloth napkins not only add style to your holiday, but they won’t blow away as easily as paper ones.
  • String red, white and blue fairy lights in trees and bushes to add a cool glow after the sun goes down. For a more elegant touch, hang mini lanterns on a string above your party area.

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Naughty Bachelorette Party Ideas for Everyone

Posted on April 3, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Bachelorette parties are renowned for inspiring women to really “let their hair down.” Frankly, women are seldom so naughty and as goofy as when they are giggling hysterically over a novel party favor, gag gift, or risqué party game. Males are objectified and generally ridiculed to gales of gleeful laughter. The female bonding is particularly strong and enjoyable as the silliness reigns. Sometimes these Bachelorette parties attempt to copy male bashes by taking the bride to Chippendales-type strip clubs, or hiring private male strippers for the party.

Whether you want the bachelorette party at home or outside, you should keep in mind the personality and wishes of the bride. Although everyone else in the bridal party may expect and desire a stripper, the preferences of the honoree need to be respected. Don’t embarrass the bride with a stripper if you really know that wouldn’t amuse her. Here are several possibilities to help you get started.

The Spa Bachelorette Party Ideas: Plan a day at a local day spa, or even better, at one that requires a weekend road trip. Massages, facials, mud baths, seaweed wraps, manicures, pedicures – any of these permit plenty of time for the girls to share thoughts and laughs together. The bride will appreciate the stress-buster, and you all may find great new looks for the wedding day. It can be as extravagant as going to a resort for a pampering weekend, and as simple as gathering at someone’s house to paint each other’s nails and eat delicious food.

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10 Great – Free Bridal Shower Games

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

A bridal shower is a very important part of a wedding. It is a great time to get together and pamper the bride. The time is usually spent eating good food, playing some games and opening gifts. However, not all brides are fond of the shower games and do not like to be put on the spot. To make the day a relaxing and stress-free time for the bride, consider including bridal shower games that everyone will enjoy, without making the guest of honor stressed. Here are free bridal shower games we have handpicked for just this purpose:

What was the bride wearing? – Before the wedding shower, make a list of 10 questions about how the bride looks. For example, what color was her shirt? Shoes? Was she wearing earrings? Bracelet? Was her hair down or tied up? Then, once all of the guests have arrived and had some time to get to know one another, ask the bride to casually leave the room without telling anyone. Hand out paper and pens to all the guests. Then announce that the next game is “What was the bride wearing?” Take out your list of questions, and ask the questions with each guest writing down their answers. The bride can then return to the room and everyone can see how they did. The guest who answers the most questions correctly wins a prize.

The Bridal Shower Purse Game – Have players find a partner and sit together with their purses. Then call off a list of items one by one. For example, lipstick, quarter, button, fingernail clipper, scissors, cell phone, picture of family, shoelace, rock, etc. The first person to find the item in their purse and show it to you gets a point. The team with the most points in the end wins. You will be surprised at the crazy things people have in their purses!

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Great Bridal Shower Games To Play

Posted on March 28, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized |

A bridal shower is the perfect occasion to ‘shower’ the bride with love, best wishes and fabulous gifts. Whether you’re throwing a big bash or hosting an elegant evening for the bride-to-be closest to your heart, you will want to make sure the memory of this special day remains close to her heart for years to come.

Whether practical or whimsical, pick games for bridal shower that will help everyone get into the spirit! Games are easy icebreaker and your guests will start interacting and relaxing. Set the tone by playing music. Promote guest interaction. To turn your bridal shower into a smashing success, here are a few games to play.

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Baby Shower Themes

Posted on March 24, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

The newest trend when hosting a baby shower is to have a theme in mind. There are lots of baby shower themes available, with tons of decorations to boot. We tried to select a few themes that would make your next shower a special one. These themes are not just about the decorations, but are also about the type of gifts that the guests bring with them. These are especially good for Moms who are having their second or third child. Try one of these when hosting your next baby shower.

Pampering Mom: Throw a Mommy shower to pamper the very busy mom who is expecting another child. This theme is easy to create, as the decorations and food can just be the grown-up things you already have. For example, use nice glasses and plates, cloth tablecloths, flowers and candles to decorate. Instead of giving baby gifts, pamper Mommy with lots of things that she would like. Some good examples are comfy clothes to wear around the house, bath supplies, gift certificates for a spa day or takeout food, etc. This is a great way to treat the very busy Mommy without overloading her with baby stuff that she already has!

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Birthday Party Games For Kids

Posted on March 19, 2008. Filed under: Party Ideas, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Birthday parties are supposed to be a fun activity. But some get so overwhelm with the birthday party preparation. That they end up with huge disappointment for themselves and their helpers. This usually happens because for some party means just food and music. But it’s high time we realize that some of our guest just get bored by such old partying ways. Although it may sound bromidic, some people actually look for great birthday party games ideas to keep them amused. With great party game ideas, you will be able to throw the bash of everyone’s life. Need some fun child birthday party game ideas that will turn your child’s party into an instant success? Here are some great games that your party guests will love.

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Birthday Party Game Ideas for 2 to 4 year Old Kids:

Free play time:

At that age, you shouldn’t worry about many organized activities, have some balls to play with, maybe a game of tossing the cushion around, or just let the kids play. Two year olds are just learning about taking turns and the like. You can break the free play time up by offering food, the birthday cake, and opening presents with free play time between each.

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Kids St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

Posted on March 12, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish with your friends and family. This spring time party is a great way to teach your kids the customary importance of this Day. Plan a fun filled St. Patrick’s Day party for kids with great party games, crafts, and food. Selecting a St. Patrick’s Day party theme should be easy, as all you have to do is Go Green!! You don’t need to be Irish to kick up your heels and get started. So why not gather the wee lads and lasses and celebrate this day in perfect Irish style!

St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations: When you think about planning a party, invitations is usually one of the first things that comes to mind. For St. Patrick’s day invitations, lets not forget our “go all green” party theme.

  • You can send out handmade Shamrock invitations that are very easy to create. All you need to do is cut out white card stock and fold it to make the card. To decorate the front, use green construction paper and cut out three green hearts to make Shamrock leaves and a long green stem. Glue these to the outside of the white card stock to make a Shamrock and decorate it with green glitter glue. Then write all the party details inside the invitation card and send them to the invitees.

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