Shindigz Honors Military Service with 20% Discount

With this weekend being the unofficial but customary start of summer, there will be an increase in attention to our service men and women starting with Memorial Day followed by D-Day and Flag Day in June and Independence Day observances on July 4th.  These holidays along with a full summer season of parades and festivals will be filled with times to remember and thank those who are serving our country.

As a reminder, we want to make sure you are aware that Shindigz, offers a discount to U.S. Military personnel as a way of thanking you for your service to America.

This token of appreciation is offered to our men and women serving unselfishly in our military. Shindigz salutes the sacrifices our military take including time spent away from family.

Shindigz thanks each of our women and men serving our country.

Shindigz thanks each of our women and men serving our country.

The Shindgiz military discount program saves military personnel and their families 20% their total purchase at Those wishing to participate must have a military ID to receive the discount.

We hope the savings will help military family make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether a birthday, wedding, welcome home party or anniversary, Shindigz wants to do all we can to help our service men, women, and veterans celebrate.

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.

June Party Ideas

June could be the month when you allow a little plundering, or ace Father’s Day in a different way. Let’s look at the possibilities.

School’s Out: Mutiny Averted
Often, the last day of school feels like a “just in time” moment all around; so it’s not unusual for parents and just-released young school-agers to travel to a park or someone’s home for a celebratory lunch and outdoor play. If this sounds like you, think about taking one additional step to throw a theme party – and in this case, we recommend a pirate theme.

A pirate theme is easy to incorporate into this type of gathering. A regular grilled hamburger magically becomes a “bilge burger” ‘cause you said so; a peanut butter sandwich turns into a skull with a quick application of the proper cookie cutter. A treasure chest cooler from inflatable coolers holds water or juice (AKA grog). Bury gold coins in a sandbox, float toy boats in a wading pool, and hand out eye patches and bandannas and nautical theme custom bubbles.

Of particular utility to a young children’s pirate party held outdoors is inflatable décor. Crocodiles, swords, palm trees and parrots inspire play, tend to survive less-than-perfect weather and make terrific favors (just be sure with very young children that the take-home items are the same for all).

Flag Week: Yes, Week
Most everyone knows that June 14 is Flag Day, but not as many are aware that the week of June 14 is, just as officially, Flag Week. This means you can throw a weekend barbecue with Flag Day decorations and a Flag Week theme and all remains right with the world.

Break out the bunting, pinwheels and patriotic tableware. Put up the outdoor patriotic decorating kit and think about leaving it up through the 4th of July. It is flag season, after all!

A Sporting Dad’s Day
Sure, the theme for Fathers’ Day could be “Fathers’ Day,” or you could kick things up a notch by paying homage to Dad and his favorite sport on his special day by shopping in sports party supplies.

For golf, baseball and many other sports, start with an appropriate wall mural or background, such as the Golf Course photo backdrop. Cover tables with grass print tablecovers and a cake (or cupcakes) done up with cake supplies that are cute or witty and in your chosen sports theme.

Place a life-sized sports standee in a prominent place at the party for laughs and photo ops, and scatter small sports-related items on tables (e.g. mini baseballs or whistles). Finish the decorating with clusters of themed mylar ball-shaped balloons mixed with coordinating colors of latex balloons.

The Month of the Rose
June is Rose Month, which is perfect for garden wedding themes, June birthday themes and garden-related events such as garden show receptions and fundraisers.

Choose from Rose Garden, Red Rose or White Party flower designs for banners, and decorate using boxwood or ivy garland and balls of grapevine or moss. On tables, alternate the balls with sand-filled, beribboned terra cotta pots “planted” with lollipop favors in your chosen design. The aforementioned grass print tablecovers might be of use here, too!

Celebrate Old Glory With A Flag Day Party

Flag Day Party Centerpiece

Flag Day Party Centerpiece

Flag Day falls on June 14th this year, which means in about one week it’s going to be time to hang out that star-spangled banner. This year make the holiday extra special by hosting a fabulous Flag Day party!

Get all your friends psyched to celebrate by sending out a creative invitation. You’ll definitely want something with stars and stripes on it. In fact, why not let the whole neighborhood know you’re partying by hanging out a red, white and blue banner?

Inside your home you’ll want to go all out with balloons in our nation’s colors. You can even set up an archway or giant star made out of balloons for your guests to pose under for a patriotic photo.

For a delectable treat, bake a cake in the shape of a flag to serve to all of your guests. Of course, you’ll want to dish it out on red, white and blue paper plates.

At the end of the event, don’t let your fellow patriots leave empty handed. Pass out some dog tags adorned with a flag. Or get your hands on personalized chocolate bars for your friends to munch on as they head home.

Honor Americans That Served With A Patriotic Party

Lighted Patriotic Celestial Arch

Lighted Patriotic Celestial Arch

If you love the land of the free and the home of the brave, then show your patriotism to those that have defended our land with a red, white and blue bash this summer! Whether you’re celebrating Flag Day, the Fourth of July, a soldier returning home, or just getting into the spirit of America, there are a lot of decorations and novelties you can use to throw a truly patriotic party.

Choosing colors for your party decorations is easy! Hang up patriotic streamers – red, white and blue streamers and balloons. For extra decor, put up a banner with the American national bird, the bald eagle. Garlands in the colors of Old Glory will look great strung along your front porch or stoop.

If you’re celebrating the fourth of July, get your kids ready for your local parade by decorating their bikes or wagons with patriotic symbols. You can also write slogans like “Proud to be an American” or “God Bless the U.S.” on your automobile with car chalk!

During the parade, give your guests some fun American wearables to help them show off their pride. Red, white, and blue leis, hats, pompoms and temporary tattoos will really get your friends up and on their feet!


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