Chicken & Beef & Veggies on the Grill that will make your guests say “Oh My!”


Yes, the song from the Wizard of OzLions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! popped into our heads as we were reading this recipe from Heather at the Shindigz Party Recipe site.

Actually, there’s 3 recipes in this one.

Chant along: “Chicken and Beef and Veggies OH MY, Chicken and Beef and Veggies Oh MY!”

Can you hear the sizzle of these Chicken & Beef Kabobs on the grill?

Can you hear the sizzle of these Chicken & Beef Kabobs on the grill?

Chicken Kabobs and Beef Kabobs are the first two.

The seasonings on these grilled veggies will please everyone this summer!

The seasonings on these grilled veggies will please everyone this summer!

And Grilled Veggies rounds out the list.  The Veggies are perfect for vegetarians or to complement the meat kabobs!

Even a Lion, Tiger or Bear would love these!

Be sure to save the Shindigz Party Recipe website to your list of favorites for ideas all summer long!

Clever Party Themes for Retirement Roasts


Retirement roasts are typically over the top. To set the right tone for roast party planning, you’ll need to start with a theme that’s chock full of cheeky goodness.

Looking Back
To best utilize this party planning strategy, choose an era that the guest of honor looks back on with the most nostalgia, such as the 1960s or the Mesozoic.

Yes, we are possibly suggesting a dinosaur theme, and if you decide to take the plunge into the Cretaceous you will not be disappointed with the dinosaur party supplies available.

For an adult dinosaur-themed party, we suggest backing the guest of honor’s seat with palm tree and dinosaur standees, hanging a couple of inflatable pteranodons overhead, and finishing with dark green and gold streamers and tableware.

Take the sting out of telling the retiree that she’s a million years old and almost extinct by using a groaner of a slogan as a distraction, something like:

“Charlene: Here since time began but still Tricera-Tops with us!”

Looking Forward
This roast strategy depends on the retiree’s having a passionate hobby or interest and turning it against him.

Let’s use the example of golf being the passion, because you probably already know much of the drill. There’s the selection of colors and patterns you can use for a golf party (green, argyle or loud plaid), other decorations (tissue grass, life-sized golfer standee), wearables (visors), table confetti (golf tees), and some golf stories and jokes for the entertainment (insert here).

The same formula can be used for any avocation, aspiration or destination. If the retiree is moving to a coast, “beach party” could be the theme, with “beach bum” in the slogan. If he or she is hoping for more quality time in retirement with one-armed bandits, it’s time for a casino night party. Colors, decorations, wearables/favors, tableware and personal stories will suggest themselves in no time.

Be sure to take special care with the guest of honor’s “hot seat.” To use the beach party example above, you could use raffia floral fringe to cover the seat back, and flank the chair with personalized surfboard standees or surf shack sign props.

Looking Fearful
By this time you know whether your soon-to-be-former colleague can take a joke, and if he or she can, and is already making comments about being over the hill or put out to pasture, why not say, “Hey, let’s go with that thought!”

You can swipe Over the Hill theme balloons, inflatable canes and coffin gift boxes for your roast, shroud the hot seat in black and add tombstone and skull decorations from Halloween party supplies.

For “out to pasture,” rustle some livestock from farm party supplies.

To soften this sort of “fear of the unknown” style of theme, check our Western theme party supplies to explore a “riding into the sunset” retirement roast. We have a couple of appropriately themed murals, either of which would serve as a beautiful starting point for reflecting a retiree’s move into a new life chapter — and leave most of the jokes about age, obsolescence and impending doom to the emcee.

Relaxing Father’s Day Party Ideas


Time to Plan Your Relaxing Father’s Day Party

With Father’s Day slowly approaching (it’s June 17th), it’s definitely time to start planning a fun party.  To show the special Dad in your life just how much he means to you, plan a nice, relaxing Father’s Day party.  Because you have a lot of time to plan (at least, you have a lot of time if you start planning now), you can choose from a wide variety of parties.  Generally, most people plan a fun backyard barbecue for Father’s Day. This year, try pulling out other ideas—look at your dad’s favorite sports.  No matter what sport he follows the most, there are all sorts of party ideas buried.

Relaxing Father’s Day Backyard Barbecue

The standard fun party idea for Father’s Day is a cookout.  While dads are usually the grill men, give him the option this year.  Either let Mom cook, or (if he wants to) give Dad his place at the grill.  The catch this year is that Dad has to wear a chef’s hat and an apron decorated by his loving family.

When you start planning what food will be appearing at your Father’s Day backyard barbecue, think about your dad’s favorite foods.  Pick his favorite main dish, a few of his favorite sides, and make his favorite dessert.  If he wants to be a part of the food preparation (if he maybe has a new seasoning he wants to try or something along those lines) and the cooking, let him.  Don’t refuse to let him be a part of the fun.  It’s his day; he can do whatever he wants!

Father’s Day Sports Party

If your dad wants to just sit and watch sports for awhile on Father’s Day, let him!  Suggest that he invite a few other dads and guys over to join him!  However, after a few hours, try to remind him that he needs to get up and about, maybe go outside and get some fresh air.  The catch is: while he’s been sitting inside watching sports with his friends, you and the kids have been outside, maybe conspiring with the families of the friends he’s watching sports with, and decorate your backyard before beckoning Dad outside.  Watch his face when he walks into a backyard sports party!  Whether his favorite sport is baseball, basketball, football, golf, or racing, he’ll be shocked to see his backyard transformed into a Father’s Day party place!  Even within each of those Father’s Day party themes, there are other choices to be had: use his favorite team as a jumping-off point; pick either car racing or the Kentucky derby; you can even plan activities for the party!  Remember, though, it’s your job to make sure it’s a relaxing day for the dad in your life as well as a chance for you and your family to show him how much you love him.  Happy Father’s Day party planning!

Fabulous Father’s Day Festivities


Finding the perfect gift for your father can seem like a daunting task, so don’t spend that precious time on the decorations and supplies for the big party!  We here at Shindigz want to make your Father’s Day festivities a breeze so you can focus your time on what’s important—your family!

Start by making a list of your father’s favorite things and hobbies—some might include golf, sports, reading, swimming, or cooking! If you’re having a party for your entire family which includes several fathers, pick one of your themes that will “cover” the mix of the crowd. Depending on the theme you choose, you have several options:

Golf Themed Father’s Day Party

Cooking, Barbeque, or Backyard Fun Party

No matter what them you choose, Shindigz has the party supplies you need to make it happen quickly and affordably!

Organize Your Company’s Golf Outing


Golf Party Supplies Fit On Our Golf Cart

Ordering Golf Outing Party Supplies

Life throws enough hooks and slices your way, so when I volunteered to organize the company golf outing, I wanted help to hit it straight down the middle.  I found the fairway with Shindigz’ on-line, golf party supplies store.  We really had fun organizing our golf outing!

Pre-Golf Outing Ideas

We started by setting up a fake golf hole in the lobby a few weeks before the event.  We placed grass mats on the floor and asked co-workers and guests to putt the hole during their lunch breaks.  Nearby, one of the ladies sat at a table with a personalized banner and sold printed tickets to our charity outing.

Clever Golf Party Favors

On the day of the event, the golf club favor box was a sure hit. A sleeve of golf balls, tees, and other favors fit perfectly in the box and I had the company logo printed on the front of the box.  It was all made to order and shipped in only 4 business days.

Simple Golf Outing Decorations

Next, we enhanced the tables at the award presentation. The personalized golf ball mylar balloons with the company logo at each table made the party special.  We awarded the balloons, personalized golf candy bars, and green M & M candies as prizes.  Also, very helpful were these golf party planning ideas, food ideas and other helpful planning hints to save me time and money.  We look forward to next year’s company event!

What’s your favorite golf outing idea?

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