A Celebratory Egyptian Party


Egypt is in the news with the advent of democracy. Join the spirit of celebration, and host a colorful, exciting, Egyptian party of your own. Begin by selecting your larger pieces and then build on them to bring the whole evening together – from invitations to party favors, and from entrances to backdrops. The Arabian Nights complete theme kit, with its sparkling decorations, is the perfect collection of Egyptian themed decorations for a celebratory atmosphere.

Theme Kit Set-up

With the elements of the Arabian nights complete theme kit, the party décor is well underway. Place the purple luminescent circle arch in the center of the dance floor flanked on each side with a lighted, Arabian paradise pool found in the Arabian Paradise kit. Create a really fun, celebratory canopy above the arch with panels of gold, purple, blue, and green solid gossamer draped from a lighted wire hanger decorating accessory. Scatter gold, purple, blue, and green latex balloons in and around the pool to echo the gossamer canopy. Introduce the elements of the Egyptian landscape by placing the glitter tree included in the kit, and additional tropical glitter trees, throughout the space, near the entrance, and into the hallways. Place the kit’s genie standee near a tree, the golden magic lamp near the entrance, and the flying carpet above a few glitter trees grouped together.

Invitations to Party Favors

Enthusiasm for the Egyptian party will build once guests are presented with gold holographic maxi tickets providing them with all of the party’s details. The light dancing around the holographic pattern gives everyone a hint as to the sparkling event you are hosting.

Send guests home with an equally unique party favor. Play off of the Egyptian genie lamp motif, seen throughout the party’s décor, by offering genie lamps that, during the party, serve as table decoration. Surround the lamp with the same shred and mylar of the pool. 

A Wow Entrance and Scene Setting Backdrops

Appropriately introduce your guests to the Egyptian celebration by decorating the entrance frame and immediate surrounding areas. Cover the door frame with a black metal arch accented with clear string lights. Incorporate the evening’s color scheme by draping more of the gossamer fabric used to create the canopy over and around the arch. Center the Arabian lamp from the kit above the black metal arch and in front of the gossamer panels. Accessorize the hallway leading up to the entrance with a few gold swirl luminescent columns wrapped in more of the decorative gossamer used over the entrance and in the canopy. Scatter latex balloons around the column bases and on the floor up to the entrance.

Don’t forget to cover drab or unsightly walls with backdrops and wall covering materials. Cover the hallway walls and floor with gold poly vinyl. Cover interior walls with colorful, backdrops depicting scenes from Egypt. Use an Egyptian background showing the Sphinx on one side of the room, and a Pyramid background on the other. Add three-dimensional impact to these backgrounds by adding Sphinx standees in front of the Pyramid background and, for the popular photo op, a personalized couple stand in near the Egyptian background.

Bring all of these decorative supplies together, and you and your guests will surely have an Egyptian celebration to remember.

A Wedding Fit for Royalty


Most little girls dream, imagine, and rehearse their wedding day over and over as they grow up. Do you envision your big day as an elegant wedding fit for royalty? The long awaited royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is fast approaching. The planned traditional ceremony will be held at the Westminster Abbey and the royal couple will be married by the Arch Bishop of Canterbury on April 29, 2011. You may not be official royalty; however, planning an affordable royal wedding is within your reach! Make your wedding dreams a reality. Whether your vision is traditional elegance, or you prefer a contemporary twist, your special day can be beautifully accomplished.

Invitations and Thank You Cards
Calendars tend to fill up quickly, give your guests ample notice to make sure that your guests save the date of your wedding by sending out these linked heart save the date cards months in advance of your date. Then about 3 months before the date, send out one of the elegant, personalized wedding invitations to all of the guests that received a save the date card. Don’t forget to order thank you cards to send to guests after the wedding to thank them for attending your special day.

Royal Wedding Ceremony Decorations
Have your guests sign the royal guest book before being seated for your ceremony. Walk through a royal entranceway into your ceremony location created with these beautiful wedding columns, pedestals and aisle runners. Say your vows under a gorgeous celebration canopy. Add extra touches of color with silk ivy vine garland decorative accents or pothos elegant ivy garland accents. Silk roses decorating accents are romantically vibrant and a classy way to make your colors really pop with royalty. Use white balustrades for the unity candle setting. Decorate the balustrades with gossamer, a beautiful light weight, sheer decorating fabric.

Royal Ring Bearer and Flower Girl
Your wedding rings will look lovely on this with all my heart white pillow. This white satin ring bearer pillow features satin ribbon accents, satin streamers and a brilliant rhinestone heart brooch. The flower girl will look adorable carrying this matching all my heart basket filled with pink, white, or red romantic silk rose petal decorations.

For more royal wedding decorations, check out these fantastic wedding party supplies.

It’s a Boy! It’s a Girl! The Neighbors Are Having a Pool Party?!


personalized candy bar wrapper with photo

Share your special moments with chocolate wrapped in a design created by you!

Men used to pass out cigars when their babies were born with wrappers that said whether the new one was a boy or a girl. Nowadays, smoking is taboo so people pass out chocolate! People love getting chocolate candy and if there is a picture of an adorable newborn on the wrapper, that just increases the “aww!” factor.

Personalized chocolate bar party favors are perfect for announcing “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy.” You can also announce “Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah” or “Ella’s Sweet 16” with mini candy bar wrappers. Why not have fundraiser with the high school “Bulldogs Basketball Team Rocks!” or share that “The Moyles have a new swimming pool—everyone’s invited!”

So spread the news and share the love with chocolate create a candy bars. Adding a photo makes a special statement!

Four Different Personalized Options
Option 1: Create-A-Candy Bar
Design your own candy bar wrappers with the create-a-candy bar option. You get to choose the colors, background graphics, fonts, and patterns.

Option 2: Custom Creation Candy Bars
Select one of the fabulous photo-real backgrounds from our extensive photo library and then add your own custom text.

Option 3: Personalized Chocolate Bars
Choose your favorite style from among several pre-designed personalized candy bar wrappers and then add text.

Option 4: Photo Personalized Chocolate Bars
Upload your own photo to a pre-designed, personalized chocolate bar wrapper and then add your own wording.

Choose the personalized chocolate bars that work for your theme or event and insert your own special message. You can buy the chocolate bars and wrappers, or just the wrappers. Personalized mini candy bar wrappers are also available. Add an insulated shipper and cold pack to keep the personalized chocolate bars cool during shipping.

Four Yummy Flavors

Select from milk chocolate, dark chocolate, mint chocolate or milk chocolate crisp candy bars. Each candy bar is 1.5 ounces of real chocolate.

Chocolate Fun Facts

1.) Worldwide consumers spend more than $20 billion per year on chocolate products.

2.) An average American will eat about 10-12 lbs of chocolate per year.

3.) Chocolate, especially the dark variety, is rich in anti-oxidants, which reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Chocolate also has copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium—nutrients essential to the body.



Valentine Gift Idea – Photo Canvas Prints


Your Valentine is very special and deserves a special Valentine gift. Surprise your Valentine with a beautiful holiday photo canvas print of a favorite photo, or choose a few photos that illustrate the love that you share.

Creating your Valentine photo canvas is easy; just upload your favorite portrait or landscape photo and we’ll take care of the rest.

Each photo canvas features a stretched canvas over a 16 inch x 20 inch wooden frame ready for mounting on walls, placing in an exterior frame, or using on an easel to display the canvas on counters and mantels.

Other photo canvas ideas are digital pictures of kids, graduations, pets, weddings, or vacations that can then be uploaded. Artwork can also be turned into a photo canvas print.

Personalize your photo canvas print with your own wording. You choose the font and the ink color.

Your Valentine will treasure this gift forever and proudly display it someplace special. Each time your Valentine sees the photo canvas print that you made, they will remember your thoughtful and creative gift.

Royal Celebrations for Kate & Prince William


The wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM (be sure to check local listings for television airing time) is anticipated to draw a gigantic global television and internet audience. Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles drew about 750 million television viewers. With so many royalty enthusiasts, royal celebration parties will take place all over the world for friends and family to gather together and watch the couple join in holy matrimony. Get a jump start on your royal celebration!

Invitations
Make your guest list and send out elegant, personalized white party scroll vertical invitations to watch the royal wedding.

Royal Party Decorations
Decorate the party space with wedding stacked mylar balloons. These balloon have the look of presents stacked upon each other in beautiful silver, purple and white. Add pearl white damask patterned latex balloons to make a royal balloon bouquet. Accent the party space with a few pink rose hanging topiary decorations. These topiaries feature luscious pink roses and includes pink ribbon for hanging. Another great decorating tip is to use gossamer streamers for decorating chairs, tables, tie fabulous bows, or create whimsical canopies. The possibilities are endless!

Tableware
No royal celebration would be complete without hors d’oeuvres and cake. Serve your special party food on the something blue wedding kit-n-kaboodle to make your table decorating a breeze. The basic kit includes: dinner plates, luncheon napkins, cups, thank you notes, white plastic cutlery, pink pearl and green pearl balloons, a candy pink plastic table cover, and silver curling ribbon. For a matching touch of floral elegance, add a pink rose bouquet centerpiece to dress up your table(s). To commemorate the carriage that the couple is expected to ride in after the ceremony, bake a carriage cake using the princess carriage cake pan.

Royal Party Favors
Have a champagne toast for Prince William and Kate with the frosted tulip flute personalized glassware imprinted with the couple’s name and date of the wedding that your guests can take home with them to remember the occasion. A guaranteed crowd pleasing favor is one of the many wedding chocolate lollipops to choose from.

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