Ballerina Cupcakes, Turtle Pie, Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels, & Homemade Lemonade


Sometimes it’s best to start with dessert first, and that’s exactly what our Shindigz Party Recipe Authors did this week.

Ballerina Cupcake Recipes decorated Shindigz Style!

Ballerina Cupcake Recipes decorated Shindigz Style!

We’re so pumped about our TuTu Much Fun Ballerina Party this week that we found a few recipes for Ballerina cupcakes.

Heather's Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheals

Heather’s Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels

Heather provided us with this scrumptious chicken recipe.

Candace's Lemonade

Candace’s Lemonade

Candace updated a classic homemade lemonade recipe.

Carbo's No-Bake Turtle Pie

Carbo’s No-Bake Turtle Pie

And from Carbo’s kitchen, a no-bake turtle pie recipe that won’t heat up your home!

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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.

New Birthday Party Themes Include Personalized Parties for Young Children


Children’s birthday parties can be simple or extravagant.  Shindigz, a leading, national party supplies company, offers a complete line of personalized party products for parents who want to go above and beyond by creating birthday decorations and favors with their children’s images, names, and ages.

Kids eyes light up when they see how colorful and fun a ladybug or farm birthday party theme can be. To help parents visualize all the ways they can personalize these birthday parties with their child’s name, we’ve recently added short videos to our web site for several colorful kid’s themes.

Ladybug Fancy Party Supplies

Ladybug Fancy Party Supplies

In lieu of television or book characters, these newer party themes are cute and interactive, making the birthday boy or girl the center of attention.

Parents love using pictures of their children’s faces as the focus of the party decorations.  Make the guest of honor appear to shoot out of a cannon at a circus-themed party or create a life-sized standee of the birthday boy or girl next to buried treasure at a pirate birthday party. These custom decorations are memorable backdrops in the photos used to create keepsakes, thank-you notes, or social media posts.

The personalization of children’s birthday parties doesn’t stop at decorations. Parents are using their children’s names, ages, and images to create personalized party favors. Young children can forever remember their early birthday parties with the personalization of mint tins, coasters, banners, photo frames, canvases, and more.

Here are some of the most popular up-and-coming birthday themes that party-throwers are personalizing for their youngsters:

Barnyard Bash

Farm animals are big right now. A barnyard bash showcases farm animals like sheep, cows, and pigs. Personalized banners make the barnyard bash come to life and celebrate the birthday boy or girl.  A large red barn acts as a decoration and activity for the kids at the party.

 

Bumble Bee

From the party invitations to the decorations, Bumble Bees provide a bright and fun party theme. These black and yellow decorations are appropriate for boys and girls and are a perfect theme for spring and summer birthday parties.

 

Dinosaur

Dinosaur standees as tall as the birthday boy or girl make dinosaur parties all the rage. A personalized birthday banner puts a memorable spin on the dinosaur-themed party, which is loaded with dinosaur, larger-than-life decorations.

 

Ballerina

Tiny dancers are finding personalized ballet decorations are making their parties remarkable. Pink and purple decorations with an emphasis on ballet slippers are popular for little girls around the country.

About Shindigz
Shindigz strives to “make life more fun” and has been a part of 23 million events through the manufacture and sale of personalized party products. It ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Indiana across the United States and around the world to 59 countries. With more than 34,000 items and 25,000 custom products, it’s been providing customers with complete party solutions since 1926. For more personalized birthday decorations and favors, visit Shindigz.com.

Magical Princess Party Ideas


Every little princess dreams of her perfect fairytale – her beautiful pink gown that glistens in the light of the moon, her shiny silver slippers that grace her twinkling toes, her stunning tiara that crowns her and captures the glow of her picturesque smile, and of course, her reigning moment of beauty. Each little princess envisions her royal moment in her own unique way, but one aspect is for certain, it is always one of the dreamiest moments in a little girl’s life.  Oh, the marvel of a little princess’ whimsical imagination!

Belle of the Ball

Share your plans for a fairytale birthday or princess playdate with personalized fairytale floral photo cards. They are a perfect way to spread the news far and away that your little princess will be holding a royal gala! Invite all your favorite little princesses to share in your Once Upon A Time event. Remind each princess to come dressed in their gown just in case her handsome prince appears!

Isn’t She Lovely

Since every little princess will be elegantly displaying her perfect gown it is only fitting that a shoe and tiara accompanies.

  • Purchase adorable costume slippers and let your princesses’ parade around the party in their dazzling heels.
  • Purchase assorted colorful tiaras that will be sure to sparkle in the eyes of their prince.
  • Plan time for the little princesses to have their hair and make-up done, because every princess loves to look her best. Be sure to have play/costume make-up, hair spray, brushes, bobby pins, and ribbon.
  • For something special, you can even have assorted nail polish colors and paint their pretty hands and twinkle their toes for them! And for something a little extraordinary, sprinkle some glitter on their freshly painted nails!
  • Plan to have a couple of chaperone friends around to help you with their hair, make-up, and nails.

A Royal Feast

After your little princesses have prepared for their big evening, treat them to a royal feast. Be sure to dress up your royal feast with everything that your little princess could desire. Check with her to see what items she would like since each princess dreams of her day in her own little way. Remember your lovely princess plates, napkins, and silverware. Embellish your event with streamers and ribbon. Add a centerpiece for an adding touch. If you would like to enhance your table decorations, try adding a glass slipper at each girl’s setting and fill it with princess favor mints – they can double as party favors, too!

Enchantment

And what is a royal gala without an enchanted dance to follow the dinner? Your princesses will love to twirl and spin as their flowing locks drape through the air like kites in the sky. Decorate a small room in your home into a dance floor. Use glittery princess balloons and streamers to section off the dance floor. Play their favorite romantic princess music with a Princess Movie Hits CD and watch them whisk away into their fairytale dreams.

A Night to Remember

Let the sounds of the gala reign on high

Since every little princess dreams of her royal moment, make her dream memorable with a picture in front of the castle wall. Turn on the royal trumpet music and roll out the red carpet. Capture the essence of the night and surprise your honorary princess with a special surprise appearance from her one and only prince, Dad. Just don’t forget to have the camera ready so you can snap an everlasting picture of their endearing affections. After the party, print off the pictures and send each princess a picture of their night to remember in a thank you card. They will always remember the day you made their dreams come true!

Birthday Ideas for Kids


Themed Birthdays, Games, and Ideas

Whether it’s a child’s first birthday, double digits, the big 13, sweet 16 birthday party or their grand entrance into adulthood at age 18, birthday ideas for kids are fun and easy to implement, when you have the right party decoration supplies.  Kids’ birthdays are a blast to celebrate at any age; they can be simple or elaborate, reserved for family, dedicated to friends or both. Whether you’re hosting or attending a kids’ birthday party, the idea is to relax, have fun, and play a few party games. Here are some great birthday ideas for kids to help you do just that.

Barbeque at the Park:  No need to worry about the wind factor, when you use inflatable coolers to anchor all those festive party decorations. Park parties are fun and easy to enjoy, because everyone can spread out and explore the surrounding area. Cook up some fabulous food on the grill, and this is one kids’ birthday party that is sure to be a hit.

Scavenger Hunt Party: Depending on the age of the birthday boy or girl, this particular party can get rather innovative, creative and adventuresome. Pre-planning a scavenger hunt birthday party is required. Encourage guests to get excited with anticipation, by sending out party invitations that trigger curiosity and tempt them with the challenge.

Vintage Birthday Party: Remember the days of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, candy guessing jars, wheel barrow and three-legged races, and hands free cake and ice cream eating contests? Talk about a good time, as well as a chance to get away from texting and computer games for a while! It doesn’t take much to make this kids’ birthday party a huge success. Decorate with streamers, balloons and party tableware. Then let the kids (and adults) enjoy their fun!

Brainstorm more exciting kids party ideas and start planning your child’s birthday party fun today with this extensive list of party themes.

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