Host a High School Musical Friends Forever Birthday Party


A High School Musical Party is sure to be a hit with the tween crowd and the young at heart. ShindigZ has tons of decorations, party supplies and ideas to help you create a High School Musical Party to remember!

Start decorating for your party with the High School Musical Friends 4 Ever Party Kit. It contains everything you need to host a party for 8 including dinner plates, napkins, cups, thank you notes, curling ribbon, red metallic star confetti, cutlery, red bright-tone balloons, white balloons, and a red plastic table cover. The Deluxe Kit also includes a 10” x 30” vinyl banner, a red star mylar balloon, red crepe streamers, white crepe streamers and white glitter spiral candles.

Create a backdrop for your party using red gossamer to drape on the walls. The High School Musical banner and character standees.

Add HSM Friends 4Ever Danglers to the ceiling around your party space to add a third dimension to your party decorating.

To divide your party space or welcome guests to the room, add a HSM Friends 4Ever walk through door banner.

The biggest essential decoration for a birthday party is a well decorated table. Cover your table with a red plastic tablecover. To the middle of the table add a HSM Friends 4Ever centerpiece. Over the top, sprinkle red metallic star confetti.

Next, set the table with HSM tableware. Use coordinating Friends 4Ever stadium cups for beverages. Create cutlery bundles using personalized napkins or HSM napkins and red curling ribbon.

Use HSM Friends 4Ever photo holders as placecards. Simply add a photo of each guest or a slip of paper with their name in it. It makes a need favor for them to take home with them.

Send guests home with a special favor to remember the party by with High School Musical favor packs. Select a  High School Musical treat box and include a glitter microphone, metal whistle, High School Musical megaphone, glitter nail polish, vinyl pom poms and silver body glitter. You can create your own favor packs by hand selecting each of the items!

Check out all of our High School Musical Party TipZ and tell us about your party!

ShindigZ’s Shep Moyle Takes 5 Halloween Questions


Reprinted from October 26, 2008 – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette article
ShindigZ Chief Executive Shep Moyle took five questions from Fort Wayne’s Journal Gazette newspaper. The interview, which ran Sunday covered a range from Halloween to the tough economic times.

Regarding the current economic crisis, Moyle pointed out that since ShindigZ has been in business for over 80 years, the company has already seen some economic slowdowns,  but with each recession sales have increased. “From our research, we have found that customers need to get away from the worries and troubles of the economy and markets and tend to throw more parties to help themselves escape their worries for a moment in an inexpensive way and to gather more with friends and family versus taking long trips or vacations,” Moyle said.  ShindigZ has tips and products for themed parties such as a Bale-Out Hoe Down Party just for times like these.

Moyle also discussed how the party supply company keeps things festive around the office for holidays. For Halloween this year the company is having a company wide costume contest with the theme “at the movies” and ShindigZ employees will be visiting local retirement communities to hand out some picture frames to residents and a local elementary school to distribute treats to students.

For Thanksgiving the company is having an annual Turkey Bowl. “The winner of the tournament wins a turkey for thanksgiving (not the one we have been bowling with!). Bowl early before one of the wings come off.!” Moyle said.

As Christmas rolls around, ShindigZ will be adopting les fortunate local families to collect gifts for them so they don’t miss out on Christmas fun.

At ShindigZ we believe life should be more fun and that includes spreading party fun around the office and the community!

Beat the Market Blues with a Wall Street Party


It seems like every day the stock market is climbing or diving…or both. All the unpredictability is really stressing everyone out. Now is the perfect time for a party to fend off the anxiety. Here are our tips for hosting a fun, relaxing Wall Street Party.

Welcome guests to your Wall Street party with a Dollar Days Personalized Vinyl Banner. Have your custom wording printed on the heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl. Plus, our banners are available in seven different sizes to fit your decorating needs.

Create a fantastic entrance to your party using our Dollar Sign Arch. The arch is supported by two corrugated cardboard dollar signs with an arc of balloons over top. In addition to making a wonderful welcome, the arch is perfect for taking commemorative photos under.

Make your guests feel like their on Wall Street using a backdrop of black and white seamless paper or gossamer and our skyscraper columns. Another option is to cover your walls with our cityscape wall murals and accent the room with a skyscraper boarder roll.

Create a funny focal point for your event using our classic column decorations. Set up several of the columns and use red crepe streamers attached at various points between them to show the ups and downs of the market!

Balloons are a classic party decoration. For this party we suggest the elegant touch of clear balloons. Create balloon bunches in odd numbers (3, 5, 7…). Tie them together with black or white curling ribbon and anchor them in place with an iridescent foil balloon weight.

A well-dressed table is an essential for this party. Decorate your party tables like a business luncheon. Cover them with black or navy table covers and sprinkle some simple star confetti over the top. In the middle add our skyscraper centerpiece. For a funnier look, try our slot machine centerpiece. Accent the table by adding a metallic table skirt or a dollar bill garland boarder.

Set your table with simple, elegant black and white plastic tableware. You can add a wonderful touch with personalized napkins embossed with your party slogan and logo. Make cutlery bundles using the napkins and contrasting curling ribbon. Slip a simple favor like a personalized pin in the bundle for a finishing touch.

Keep party favors for this event simple, along the lines of keeping with the economy. Our Dollar Pad favor is a fun item. You can even call them “Bailout Bucks.” Simple items such as favor bags filled with baked goods, gift certificates and candy are also nice to send guests home with.

Check out our City Theme Party TipZ for more ideas and tell us about your Wall Street Party!

Surf the Stock Market this Fall with a Luau Party


With the stock market climbing and falling on nearly a daily basis, everyone seems to be a little stressed out. Now is the perfect time to host a party to help everyone blow off some steam.

We suggest you ride the wave of the economy with a luau party! A luau party is tons of fun and in the fall and winter months it’s a fond way to look back on the warmer months.

Welcome guests to your luau party with a surfboard personalized banner. Add a message that goes along with your theme and we’ll print it on a heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl banner. Our banners are available in seven different sizes and tons of fun luau patterns so there’s sure to be something for your party.

Create a focal point for your Stock Market Luau party using our Luau Party Decorating Kit. The Luau Party Arch and Luau Party Standee create an awesome entrance or place for commemorative photos. The arch stands 10 ½’ high and 10’ wide. The Luau standees are each 7’ high and 3’ wide.

Create a backdrop with the beach backdrop roll. The roll is 4’ high and 30’ wide and is perfect for getting guests in the luau mood. It looks great paired with water print gossamer. Add a palm tree boarder roll for a finishing touch.

Accent your backdrop with water patterned gossamer or palm tree patterned gossamer. Gossamer is perfect for creating swags, drapes and other accents. Check out our Gossamer TipZ for lots of ideas!

Don’t forget Palm Tree Decorations! They’re a Luau must-have and we have a variety of styles for your party.

Garland is an especially good decoration for luau parties. String flashing hibiscus garland around your table, doorway or around your banister. It’s a bright touch. For a natural alternative try raffia or luau paper lantern garland.

Balloons are a classic party decoration. Create balloon bunches of blue and white balloons or hibiscus print balloons in odd numbers (3, 5, 7…). Attach the balloons with matching curling ribbon to a balloon weight. Add an accent to your balloon bunches with a dolphin mylar balloon or seashell mylar balloon jumping out of the cluster. Check out all of our Luau Party Balloons for tons of ideas.

A well-decorated party table is a great way to pull the whole theme together. For a luau theme party, check out the Watch and Learn with Wendy episode! We suggest you cover the table with a blue tablecover and edge it with a raffia table skirt. Over the top sprinkle tropical confetti and some seashells. Set your table with Luau Tableware and coconut cups. Add a palm tree centerpiece or a surf board centerpiece to the middle to tie the table together.

For party favors from your Stock Market Luau Party, hand out kukui nut lei necklaces or traditional leis. Add some toy dollar bill pads for a funny accent to your theme. Serve drinks in real coconut cups for a fun and functional favor.

Check out all of our Luau Party TipZ for more ideas and tell us about your party!

Ring in the New Year with Shindigz Decorations and Party Supplies


ShindigZ New Year BillboardCelebrate the arrival of the New Year with unique New Year’s Eve Decorations. There are tons of decorations, party favors and banners designed for every level of revelry you can imagine.

Times Square Room Setters are perfect for transporting your guests to the Big Apple for the ball drop. The lightweight plastic wall decorations attach easily with double-sided tape and can totally transform your party room.

Create timely splendor with decorating kits such as the Metro Magic or A Mystical Evening kit.

Accent your decorations with streamin’ swirls hanging from the ceiling, tissue champagne bottles or a personalized champagne bottle standee. The top hats and bow ties border is perfect for accenting walls, tables and other surfaces.

Personalized vinyl banners are also great decorations. They’re perfect for welcoming guests to your party, designating special areas of your event (coat check, food table, etc), or send a New Year’s greeting to the neighborhood. These banners are printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with or without metal grommets for hanging, so they can stand up to the elements. Plus, they’re available in seven different sizes and dozens of New Year’s designs.

There are also plenty of New Year’s themed party apparel and party favors! Decorate your guests with party hats, tiaras, leis, party beads, top hats, silly glasses and masks.

Check out our other New Year’s tagged posts for more ideas and tell us about your parties. Happy New Year from Fort Wayne’s very own Shindigz Party Supplies!

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