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.


Princess Ideas for Her Girls Birthday Party

She’ll Always Be Your Princess!

“Yes, my Lady, your company eagerly awaits you and desires your presence!” Age matters not, because girls love to be treated like princesses. Whether they are gallantly riding horses in open meadows and fields, dancing merrily while hoping to meet prince charming or dining elegantly in serene surroundings, a princess party is the ultimate foundation for dozens of girl’s birthday party ideas.

Planning the Perfect Princess Party

Princesses have their own personalities, preferences and desires. Before anything else can be accomplished, the perfect theme, one that will please her grace beyond measure, should be determined, so that all party decoration supplies coordinate together.

Personalized invitations, menus, table decorations, activities, birthday party games and matching party favors will each add a touch of style and flair to the grand and wonderful celebration. Every detail should be considered including lighting decorations, balloons and even gift wrap supplies.

Decorating for a Princess Party

Begin by layering sheer, shimmering gossamer fabric all over the room, designing special photo corners, tying bows around chairs, covering unsightly areas and creating a soft and welcoming ambience for your majesty.

Determine the menu and how to present your offerings. Buffet style banquets are excellent for more casual and social events, while barbecues work well for outside gatherings. Princess parties needn’t always be formal. However, the elegance of hosting a sit-down meal should be happily considered as well. Consider the classic girl’s tea party, for example.

Use garland, balloons and ribbon freely, hanging it from light fixtures, draping it over curtains and swaying it in archways and doorways. Separate party events like eating, dancing and games, allowing guests the courtesy of enjoying whatever they are doing, at any given time.

Hosting the Ultimate Girl’s Birthday Party

It’s the little things that make all the difference, when planning a girl’s birthday party. Choosing the right colors, selecting her favorite foods, presenting the “to die for” cake and playing the perfect music all contribute to the overall success of hosting a girl’s birthday party every princess will love. Girls have a way of lighting up the room when they look and feel like princesses, which is why every girl deserves to be treated like royalty on her birthday.

Need a few more girls princess party ideas?  Check out these tips:

Girl Time Dance Party Activities

Ideally activities for your Girl Time Dance Party will include dancing. Create a dance floor with a mirror ball or an area to do barre exercises. Play some music and have the girls show each other their moves.

Enlist a local dance instructor or older girls on the high school dance team to come in and teach the girls some basic steps or choreograph a short dance routine. Be sure to take plenty of video.

If your party is for girls in the birthday girl’s dance class, show videos from recitals and have them practice their latest dances from class.

When the girls are tired of dancing, have them pamper their feet with a spa foot bath and pedicures. Stock up on all the essentials and provide each guest with a mini bottle of nail polish.

Finish the party off with a marathon of dance movies such as Save the Last Dance, Center Stage, or High School Musical. Make sure the movies are appropriate to the age group.

Check out the rest of our Girl Time Dance Party TipZ and tell us your ideas!

Dance Party Favors for a Girl Time Dance Party

Clear-Bucket-with-HandleSelect party favors to thank guests for attending your party!

Create a favor pack for your Gymnastics party by choosing a favor bag or box from our selection and then choosing an assortment of favors to fill it. We suggest a Clear Bucket and filling it with daisy swirl lip gloss, a lavender slap bracelet, dance stickers, silver body glitter, a glitter yo-yo, glitter nail  polish, hologram hair twists, star jeweled spirit marks, Fun Dip candy and a pink princess pen, all packaged in a plastic backpack.

You can create your own favor packs by ordering any combination of the above items.

Other great favors include a dance pillow and journal or a dance photo album. Guests can add their favorite dance photos to the album or treasured memories from your Girl Time Dance Party.

Check out the rest of our Girl Time Dance Party TipZ for more ideas!

Decorations for a Girl Time Dance Birthday Party

Your dance or birthday party will look fantastic with these simple decorating tips!

Start your decorating with the Girl Time Dance Party Kit. The kit includes Girl Time dance tableware, invitations, silver star confetti, lavender pearl balloons, pink pearl balloons, silver curling ribbon and a silver star plastic tablecover. The Deluxe Kit also includes a 10” x 30” personalized banner, a Girl Time Dance mylar balloon, pink crepe streamers, lavender crepe streamers and silver spiral candles. Coordinate the rest of your decorations to this kit for a chic look.

Welcome guests to your party with a pink star personalized banner. It’s printed on heavy-duty, weather-resistant vinyl with your custom wording for a great birthday message. Plus, our banners are available in seven different sizes to suit your needs. New Attach-N-Go banners are even easier to use too!

Accent your party décor with milky way star garland wrapped around banisters or the edge of tables. Use it to hang holographic shimmer stars from the ceiling or doorways for a great finish.

Gossamer is a great choice for creating backdrops for your decorations. Use purple or pink gossamer to create swags, drapes or curtains. Gossamer is wonderful for covering walls and it really makes your theme décor pop.

Add some metallic curtains to your doorways for some extra pizzazz. A silver metallic curtain is a great choice for this theme.

Use balloon bunches to fill out your party space. Pink and lavender pearl tone balloons are a great match for this theme. Tie balloons in bunches of odd numbers (3, 5, 7) with silver curling ribbon and attach them to star-shaped balloon weights. Add a Girl Time Dance mylar balloon for a perfect accent.

Create a personalized wall mural with your favorite recital picture or a photo of your dance team. These personalized decorations will make a great focal point for your party and a treasured keepsake for the guest of honor.

Table Decorations:

A coordinated table is a simple way to tie all your decorations together and create a focus for your party. Decorate your party tables with the Girl Time Dance Party Kit.

Start by covering the table with a silver star plastic table cover or pink gossamer material. Over the top, sprinkle silver star confetti and place a Girl Time centerpiece—a 3D star—in the center. You can jazz your table up even more my tying balloons to the back of chairs or anchoring them to a star shaped balloon weight around the centerpiece.

Next, set each place with Girl Time Dance tableware. Each placesetting is coordinated with the table decorations for an awesome look. Create cutlery bundles using Girl Time Dance napkins and curling ribbon or a small piece of milky way garland.

Party favors also make great table decorations. Use marabou slap bracelets as napkin rings and place a tube of silver body glitter at each place.

Check out the rest of our Girl Time Dance Party TipZ and tell us your ideas!


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