Sports Fans Turn to Big Heads to Show Support

Big Heads - Little BodiesTake a piece of poster board, write a clever message in big, bold letters of support for your favorite team or player, wave it wildly when the camera is pointed in your direction, and you’ve got a shot at being seen on television.

That was the way sports fans have been doing it for decades. But that’s so old school.

Big Heads is new school.

Big Heads are a larger-than-life personalized photos, printed on durable cardboard. They’ve become a trendy, fan favorite.

Expect to see them during crowd shots and behind the backboard on broadcasts during this year’s basketball tournaments.

Sports Illustrated columnist, George Dohrmann, recently traced the Big Heads concept back to 2002. That’s when 25-year-old Conor Mongan created one of the first versions of a Big Head as a way to distract opposing teams of his beloved San Diego State Aztecs when they were shooting free throws.

Shindigz, a leading party supplies provider, has seen orders skyrocket for personalized Big Heads. The combination of low-price, ability to use any digital image, and online ordering are fueling this fan phenomenon in 2013.

“We predict a surge in the number of Big Heads seen during the 2013 college basketball playoffs,” reports Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales & Marketing for Shindigz.

Besides a larger-than-life fan image, other popular Big Heads include Grumpy Cat and celebrities. The craze has trickled down to high schools too with cheerleaders using them at pep rallies. “The reaction to a 3-foot-tall face really gets the crowd energized,” says Downey.


Theme Parties – Ideas for Any Occasion

Wildly Fun Party Themes & Ideas

The next party shouldn’t be a yawner.  Now is the time to try a theme party.  They appeal to any age or celebration.

Theme party decorations create ambiance for mixers, corporate parties, weddings, proms, and small gatherings.

Mix and match standard, party invitations, party decorations, party favors, and party tableware with theme parties decorations.

Plan your theme parties- a holiday party, birthday party, December graduation party, or baby shower today!

Theme Parties and Party Ideas

First, check your party calendar.  There are many dates ahead that you can start planning for today.

College Party Themes- Ideal for Sorority & Fraternity Mixers

Birthday Party Themes

Popular 2013 Homecoming Themes

  • A Hollywood theme party is just the occasion to look like the star you are!
  • Elvis died 35 years ago, but his music legend lives on at your Elvis theme partyreunion.
  • Host a ritzy and glitzy dance in a hall decked with themed, Madison Avenue party supplies.
  • Oh my, the colors in this Wizard of Oz party kit are just breathtaking. Unique and school worthy, administrators, parents, and students will all appreciate the Oz’s bold theme party decorations and theme party supplies.

Wedding Theme Party Decorations

  • We offer wedding party supplies for everything from showers and rehearsal dinners to ceremonies and receptions.
  • One of our most popular wedding party themes is the beach party, which can be held at the beach, in a backyard, or inside a warm, banquet hall.
  • Garden party supplies are also quite popular theme party decorations for showers and receptions.

Corporate Theme Parties for Adults

What are your theme party ideas?

Mad Men’s Return Inspires City Parties

Madison Avenue is the Place to Party on Sundays

After an eighteen-month hiatus, AMC’s Mad Men returns Sunday March 25 with season five’s two-hour premier titled A Little Kiss and already fans are ordering party supplies for weekly, city-themed gatherings.

“The return of the four- time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series with its Madison Avenue and New York 1960’s style is the perfect theme for weekly parties,” says Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing at, a leading national party supply company.

The budding relationship between secretary and boss has become fodder for ladies nights out, speed dating parties, and office parties.  Show creator Matthew Weiner, who rarely divulges much, gave this about The Kiss to TV Guide.  “He [Don] may be back with Betty,” says Weiner.  “One of my favorite scenes from [season four’s finale] was when Betty offered herself to him again. And let’s face it, those two look really good together.”

Madison Avenue Style Parties

Local pubs and lounges advertise drink specials via Martini Time banners, while venue planners cast Walk of Fame ™ stars  to floors and windows.  A few local spas, salons, and retailers are decorating certain Mad Men nights with red carpet entrances.  Party goers are bringing New York in the 1960’s to life with dramatic black, red and white Madison Avenue theme supplies.  “New York parties and Mad Men themes are appealing because of their style, affluence, and sexiness,” suggests Downey.”

Ideas for Your Awards Night Party Theme

Celebrate with a Red Carpet Party Theme

You’re already planning for your college mixer, school prom, adult cocktail party, corporate event, or kids birthday. We’re here to open the brainstorm with a few themes and supplies to get those creative juices flowing.

Awards Party Themes Take Center Stage

Note these dates on your social calendar and build your next theme party around a Bollywood party or Hollywood theme party.

Movie Theme Parties

Pop popcorn and snuggle in with the fam for movie night or dream big and snuggle up to a Marilyn Monroe party.

Film Festival Theme Party Decorations

Whisk your intellectual crowd into a sophisticated night of wine, International party supplies, and the sultry, Abhi Mujhe Mein Kahin or organize France party supplies throughout the banquet facility of your Cannes Film Festival event.

Country Music Party Theme

Celebrate country music in our cowboy party store. Show them city slickers that your tableware party supplies don’t have to be fancy because a Dirt Road Anthem surrounded by NASCAR party supplies is the party theme to remember. Invite military families to your event and open the welcome home theme party with We Take Care of Our Own.

City Theme Party Decorations

Go downtown and dance away at a sweaty, city theme party. Continuously play music videos and movies on wide screen TVs. Promote fresh, theme party faces like pop’s Asher Monroe,

soul’s Adele,

or Bollywood’s Vidya Balan.

Political Theme Party Supplies

Want to shake it up? Times are changing. Make a statement with your theme party supplies and political rally decorations. Anjulie will turn heads and so will Occupy party supplies or national debt party supplies peppered throughout your theme party decorations.

College Theme Parties

There’s time to coordinate a frat party, toga party, or birthday with the MTV awards night. Just add a few props, cocktail accessories, and rock star party supplies to go.

Corporate Theme Parties

Let music loosen up the execs. Invite Taylor Swift to your private concert or just watch her perform at the Grammys along with Coldplay.

Give guests a few elephant hats and decorate with baby elephant standees, safari decorations, and other mascot costumes to get in the spirit of Coldplay’s Paradise video. Paul McCartney will be honored at this year’s Grammys. Celebrate the successes of yesterday, while your company presses ahead into 2012. These retro theme party supply or Wizard of Oz party stores can help you emphasize both achievements and goals.

Funny Theme Parties

Laugh it up with clips of Billy Crystal going Off the Grid for the Academy.

Dress up as your favorite nominee. Send party invitations and decorate with party favors, party tableware, and party decorations (such as Money Ball baseball party supplies) that revolve around your picks. Give awards night male statuettes or awards night female statuettes to the most creative or funny, theme party costumes.

Awards party themes spice up winter dull drums and celebrate successes. Host your own Academy, Grammy, MTV, Bollywood, or Hollywood theme party!

Graduating? Host Themed Grad Parties!

Time to celebrate your graduate and this major milestone in your graduate’s life! Many people have been there along the way to help nurture your graduate and support them in their life as they have grown, and these people will want to be a part of your family’s day. If throwing a party on a grand scale is overwhelming and gives you goose bumps, try having smaller celebrations with special groups of people, and multiply the fun with a different theme for each party. Choose themes that represent different aspects or the graduate’s education in elementary school, middle school, high school, or college. These themes can include school mascots, school colors, sports or interests of the graduate at that time, a graduation luau, a favorite food, or a special trip or memory. All the graduation party supplies you need to accomplish these themes are available to you at the click of a few buttons. Below are some fantastic ideas to get you started:

Graduation Banners
Graduation banners allow you to design a special message for your graduate to hang up for all of your grad parties. Choose from a wide variety of styles and options to personalize a graduation banner that suits your graduate.

Luau Graduation Party
Everyone loves a luau party and now you can have a more casual grad party with this fun graduation theme. There are hundreds of luau party supplies to make your luau graduation party a breeze. Keep drinks cool and tropical with the palm tree drink cooler. Set out the grad flamingos party pack with whimsical tableware for 16 guests. Don’t forget the grad flamingo piñata and the matching grad flamingo mylar balloon.

Collegiate Party Supplies
College party supplies from 29 major colleges are available to make your college graduation party quick, easy, and affordable. Plates, napkins, cups, tablecovers, balloons, and other supplies are ready to make your college graduate’s party extra special!

Graduation Decorations Galore
No matter what your graduation theme, whether formal or informal, centered on school colors, or another interest that makes your graduate unique, there are graduation decorations galore at your disposal. Decorate your yard, your deck, your kitchen, your graduate’s room, just decide on the party space and order great decorations to highlight your graduate’s accomplishments.

Personalized Graduation Favors
Remember this occasion for years to come with personalized graduation favors and products! Print a memorable photo of your graduate on a graduation photo canvas to display at the party and keep for a lifetime. Many, many personalized products like mint tins, coasters, standees, and yard signs are waiting for you to add your own wording and even a photo of your graduate.

Be creative and make each party stand out, just like your graduate stands out above the rest for these celebrations of their academic accomplishments.

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