Monster Day is Coming June 21st

It’s been nearly a dozen years since Disney and Pixar introduced the world to Monsters Inc.

Now the adventures of Mike and Sulley are back with Monster University debuting later this month.

Monsters has been a popular party theme for all ages for over ten years and we’ve gathered some Monster birthday party tips and ideas on our Shindigz Birthday Decorations site, exclusively for you!


The Top 5 Summer Birthday Party Themes for 2013

A Luau Themed Summer Party

A Luau Themed Summer Party

You’ve got one big advantage when planning a summer birthday party, compared to wintertime.

Warm summer weather which means you can include outside activities.  With a little planning and perhaps reserving a spot at a local park, your birthday party options have multiplied.

To help you narrow down the possibilities, here are the Top 5 Summer Birthday Party Themes for 2013:

  1. Buzz.  As in Buzz like a bee.
  2. Stars. Summertime is the best season for star gazing and a popular party theme.
  3. Patriotic.  With Memorial Day in May, Flag Day June 14th and Independence Day July 4th, there will be plenty of flags flying.
  4. Hollywood.  Walk the Red Carpet.
  5. Luau. The perfect outdoor party theme for all ages.

Explore in more detail each of these summer birthday party themes at our Birthday Decorations website.

Welcome Your New Arrival With Pooh and a Little Honey Baby Shower

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

This Pooh – Little Hunny Decorating Kit helps your shower to be both classy AND adorable.


 There is something almost intangible about the fondness we have for Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corners. Maybe it’s looking back on our own childhood, remembering fondly tea parties with our own stuffed animals and hearing stories about Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and of course, Eeyore, but there’s more. There is a timeless joyful wisdom in A.A. Milne’s classic stories that resonates with children and adults of all ages.

Remember when Pooh gets stuck?

Whether or not your new bundle of joy is having his or her nursery decked out in Winnie-the-Pooh paraphernalia (Poohphernalia!), celebrate at your baby shower with tableware, favors, and decorations that conjure up the smile (I know you smiled) that’s on your face right now from watching Winnie the Pooh get stuck.

This may go without saying, but plan ahead and make sure to get invitations straight from the Hundred Acre Wood. All things Pooh are gender neutral, so your guests won’t think they’ve guessed anything from the color scheme, and it sets up the theme for the shower.

One of the elements at the heart of all things Pooh is whimsy. It may be springtime now, but no matter when your shower is, adorning windows and bare walls with brightly colored 100 Acre Woods themed paper fans will transport your guests to that childlike happy springtime place the instant they arrive. It is also easy and inexpensive to serve up delicious snacks and dessert on the sweet face of our favorite “hunny” loving bear with matching dessert plates and napkins.

Now, there are obviously tons of different options for baby shower games, but here’s one to stick with the theme:

What Flavor is the Hunny?

Typically, you can play “guess the baby food” by just taking the labels off of baby food jars and having guests taste them. This time, take it up a notch.

Use paint designed for painting on glass (ask someone at your nearest craft store to point you in the right direction) and paint the baby food jars blue or cream colored after you’ve removed the labels. Next, use either a black sharpie or a glass paint marker in black and write “hunny” on each jar. Now you have an adorable baby shower game that matches the theme.

Bonus: You can use them as centerpieces until you’re ready for the games!

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”


Finishing touches:

For the pièce de résistance that would make even grumpy ol’ Eeyore perk up, create your own diaper cake for the star of the shower. Never made one (or seen one)? Instructables has some fairly easy to follow instructions you can follow along with. However, instead of “boutique style,” how about using Winnie the Pooh printed crepe paper streamers (try gold along with it!) and different colored confetti to decorate?

Hopefully, now your baby shower with a bit of “hunny” is really on a roll. For some extra motivation, here’s another clip to remind you why Winnie the Pooh is a good idea.

New Birthday Party Themes Include Personalized Parties for Young Children

Children’s birthday parties can be simple or extravagant.  Shindigz, a leading, national party supplies company, offers a complete line of personalized party products for parents who want to go above and beyond by creating birthday decorations and favors with their children’s images, names, and ages.

Kids eyes light up when they see how colorful and fun a ladybug or farm birthday party theme can be. To help parents visualize all the ways they can personalize these birthday parties with their child’s name, we’ve recently added short videos to our web site for several colorful kid’s themes.

Ladybug Fancy Party Supplies

Ladybug Fancy Party Supplies

In lieu of television or book characters, these newer party themes are cute and interactive, making the birthday boy or girl the center of attention.

Parents love using pictures of their children’s faces as the focus of the party decorations.  Make the guest of honor appear to shoot out of a cannon at a circus-themed party or create a life-sized standee of the birthday boy or girl next to buried treasure at a pirate birthday party. These custom decorations are memorable backdrops in the photos used to create keepsakes, thank-you notes, or social media posts.

The personalization of children’s birthday parties doesn’t stop at decorations. Parents are using their children’s names, ages, and images to create personalized party favors. Young children can forever remember their early birthday parties with the personalization of mint tins, coasters, banners, photo frames, canvases, and more.

Here are some of the most popular up-and-coming birthday themes that party-throwers are personalizing for their youngsters:

Barnyard Bash

Farm animals are big right now. A barnyard bash showcases farm animals like sheep, cows, and pigs. Personalized banners make the barnyard bash come to life and celebrate the birthday boy or girl.  A large red barn acts as a decoration and activity for the kids at the party.


Bumble Bee

From the party invitations to the decorations, Bumble Bees provide a bright and fun party theme. These black and yellow decorations are appropriate for boys and girls and are a perfect theme for spring and summer birthday parties.



Dinosaur standees as tall as the birthday boy or girl make dinosaur parties all the rage. A personalized birthday banner puts a memorable spin on the dinosaur-themed party, which is loaded with dinosaur, larger-than-life decorations.



Tiny dancers are finding personalized ballet decorations are making their parties remarkable. Pink and purple decorations with an emphasis on ballet slippers are popular for little girls around the country.

About Shindigz
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Birthday Ideas for Kids

Themed Birthdays, Games, and Ideas

Whether it’s a child’s first birthday, double digits, the big 13, sweet 16 birthday party or their grand entrance into adulthood at age 18, birthday ideas for kids are fun and easy to implement, when you have the right party decoration supplies.  Kids’ birthdays are a blast to celebrate at any age; they can be simple or elaborate, reserved for family, dedicated to friends or both. Whether you’re hosting or attending a kids’ birthday party, the idea is to relax, have fun, and play a few party games. Here are some great birthday ideas for kids to help you do just that.

Barbeque at the Park:  No need to worry about the wind factor, when you use inflatable coolers to anchor all those festive party decorations. Park parties are fun and easy to enjoy, because everyone can spread out and explore the surrounding area. Cook up some fabulous food on the grill, and this is one kids’ birthday party that is sure to be a hit.

Scavenger Hunt Party: Depending on the age of the birthday boy or girl, this particular party can get rather innovative, creative and adventuresome. Pre-planning a scavenger hunt birthday party is required. Encourage guests to get excited with anticipation, by sending out party invitations that trigger curiosity and tempt them with the challenge.

Vintage Birthday Party: Remember the days of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, candy guessing jars, wheel barrow and three-legged races, and hands free cake and ice cream eating contests? Talk about a good time, as well as a chance to get away from texting and computer games for a while! It doesn’t take much to make this kids’ birthday party a huge success. Decorate with streamers, balloons and party tableware. Then let the kids (and adults) enjoy their fun!

Brainstorm more exciting kids party ideas and start planning your child’s birthday party fun today with this extensive list of party themes.


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