Remember Men in November with a Movember Fundraiser


Growing a mustache for the cause of men’s health is not for everyone, but a party near the end of November is! Check out these awesome ideas for hosting a Movember fundraising gala, AKA a “Mo party.”

Mo Themes
The mustache party theme is traditional, and Shindigz has fun mustache party decorations reminiscent of the corner barbershop and old-timey barbershop quartets.

Hosting a mustache party is not your only option, though. You could move “mustache adjacent,” for example, by putting together a pirate party that would be blast plus a terrific excuse for sporting excessive facial hair.

How about a collective tip of the hat to a famous mustachioed character? A theme tied to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot might mean hosting a murder mystery in a setting associated with Poirot’s adventures: the opera, an Egyptian tomb, or perhaps one of the sumptuous stops on the Orient Express, for example Paris or Munich. Browse International Party Supplies to find your preference.

Mo Invitations
First, set up a Facebook page for your Mo party event so you can include the URL on the invitations. That way, invitees can visit and “like” the page to receive news and updates about the event. Then select an invitation appropriate to your theme and include the URL on the bottom line of your custom text fields.

If you like, slip thin fake mustaches from our collection of mustache party wearable favors into invitation envelopes for the guests who cannot grow their own. Ask them to wear the mustaches to the party – but do supply extras at the door for those who forget.

Mo Fun in Fundraising
Of course, you will want to recognize the best of Movember fundraising at the gala. Honor the top achievers using royalty favors such as crowns and robes.

Why not host a mustache contest? Mo “bros” who are seeking Movember sponsorships usually grow their mustaches beginning the first of November and shave them off December 1. They (the mustaches) should be looking very good by the time of the party!

Make up your own categories such as “Most Villainous” or “Most Firefighter-Like” and be sure to publicize the contest beforehand using the event Facebook page. Award swag bags to the winners.

Generally we like theme photo favors for a Movember party because guests so much enjoy having photos taken with mustaches fake or otherwise. Send photos via email to attendees, and be sure to publish an album of the best at the Facebook event site, too.

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.

Celebrate Sex and the City 2 with a Desert Theme Party


Egyptian Party Entrance

Egyptian Party Entrance

Carrie and all of the gals are back on the silver screen this weekend with the premier of Sex and the City 2. In this much-anticipated sequel, the girls are traveling to Abu Dhabi for a desert get away. If you want to put an original twist on your Sex and the City 2 soiree, invite your best girlfriends over for a desert theme party!

You’re definitely going to want to send out some original invitations to get your friends ready for this fiesta. Invites featuring cacti, camels or a big blazing sun are all great ideas.

Before the ladies arrive, turn your home into a desert paradise. If you have a pool in the back yard, place up some light-up palm trees to transform it into an oasis.

Of course, some of your theme decorations should reflect the glamor of the upcoming movie. Pink boas and tiaras are great costume pieces for your gal pals to don while they get ready to head to the theater.

Lastly, at the end of the night you’ll want to send your friends home with something to help them remember this spectacular night. Charm bracelets, personalized travel mugs and streamer string will definitely send your guests home laughing!

Throw an Egyptian Themed Party


Egyptian Themed Party Entrance

Egyptian Themed Party Entrance

Looking for a creative summer party theme? Invite your friends over for a Middle Eastern extravaganza – throw an Egyptian themed party!

The summer is the great time for this theme. Turn your backyard into the Sahara desert by putting up cardboard palm trees, pyramids and sphinx murals. Cutout hieroglyphics and a stone arch will really tie your Middle Eastern decor together.

Ask guests to don their best desert gear. Or, for a classier touch, encourage them to wear gowns and suits to celebrate those hot summer nights in style. Once the guests arrive, hand out gold and black beaded necklaces – they’ll feel like they’re sporting the jewels of the Pharaohs!

For a more detailed theme, your friends could dress as their favorite Egyptian gods. Robes and headdresses are the duds of choice for this fun idea.

To feed your guests, serve some middle eastern cuisine! Falafel and kebabs are a great way to make your friends and family feel as though they are dining under the Saharan sun.

It’s time to walk – and dance – like an Egyptian. Let out your inner Cleopatra and party down!

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