Party with the Top Five,Tastiest, Store-Bought Pizzas


School’s out and the kids are already asking for sleepovers, movie nights, and pizza parties.  Enjoy the moments!

“Pizza is a great choice for party guests,” says Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing at Shindigz.com.  “To help moms and dads deliver crowd-pleasing dinners, we conducted informal taste tests to discover the top five, tastiest, store-bought pizzas.”

We asked Moms and kids to suggest their favorite contenders.  Online friends chimed in with recommendations. While not a scientific survey, this list gives a great sampling of what real people judged as their tastiest choices.

5) Jack’s

Nothing brings out opinions like asking tween girls about their favorite store-bought pizzas. Jack’s won the tween girl vote. The cheese was the key reason. While not fancy, young girls liked Jack’s pizza and moms liked the price.

 

 

4) Trader Giotto’s

Trader Joe’s private label, Margherita pizza received support as the best Italian-style pizza. It’s imported from Italy and delivers gourmet flair.

 

 

 

3) Newman’s Own Thin and Crispy

 

Even though Newman’s Own is a newcomer to the frozen pizza market, their thin crust was singled out for being very good when baked according to directions (425 degrees for 10-12 minutes). One commenter stated, “When done, it looks like the picture on the package and tastes good.”

 

 

Tie 1) DiGiorno and Freschetta

 

These market-leading frozen pizza makers were often named together as favorites and have earned the top spot in this casual survey. Mentions for their crusts and varied flavor combinations help set these two pizza makers apart from the crowd.

 

Your Favorite Store-Bought Pizza

What’s your party’s favorite store-bought pizza?  Host a Shindigz pizza party this summer.  Sample each frozen pizza from the above list and tally up the votes.  Are there brands that we missed?  Share your results below with us.

Photo Cards Give Your Invitations Flair


Upload Digital Pictures to Personalized Photo Cards

Personalized photo cards are the newest exciting way to give your birthday party invitations or graduation announcements a much more personal touch.  Create your own invitations or announcements by adding your own pictures and messages. Whether you’re planning an elegant event or a home party, photo cards are snappy invitations, place holders, keepsakes, and decorations.

Photo Card Styles & Dimensions

Choose from a wide variety of backgrounds for your personalized photo cards.  With two size options and two finish options, there are many ways to add your own personal flair to invitations or announcements.  You have the option of choosing between a matte finish and a glossy finish on a 4×6 card or a 5×7 card.  Create your personalized photo card for wedding announcements, bridal showers, and baby showers.  Proofread your photo card before placing your order.  Your personalized photo card will be sent to a computer and the photo cards will print in real time.

 Cheap Photo Invitations

The best part is the low cost—personalized photo cards start at 44 cents each!  When you place the order, expect delivery directly to your home.  Envelopes are included with your cards.  What a great way to flex your creative muscles and save money all at once!

Boys Birthday Parties and Movie Themes


Boys love movie nights and those deliciously fun parties that Mom or Dad create.  Jump into an adventure and plan your guy’s next b-day bonanza.  We’ve compiled a list of top, boys birthday party ideas for 2012.

Angry Birds Birthday Party for Boys

Invite the red, blue, and white birds to collide with the pigs at your son’s Angry Birds, boys birthday party.

Just about every retail store sells these cross plush toys .  Use them as decorations and as part of a dodge ball game.  Go nuts placing solid color Kit-N-Kaboodles and streamers in red, yellow, and green on your party’s tables.  Buy extra solid color dinner plates to create bird and pig faces with craft pom pomsgoogly eyes, and crafting feathers. At another craft station, leave birthday party dough in red, yellow, blue, and green to entertain your creative clutch.  Take a picture of your angry bird with his bird friends and create a personalized banner as a forever keepsake.

Hero Boys Birthday Party

He’s all action and he loves to save the day.  Give your guy and his buds their own hero status.  Ask them to come to the party dressed as their favorite career hero.  Honor those fire fighters, police men, soldiers, and astronauts.  Watch an episode of the 1970’s Emergency movie or series.  All six seasons are now on dvd and are still a find for elementary-aged, boys sleepover parties.

Bake a cake with your son the night before his party and enjoy decorating it with fire truck cake decorations.  This fire truck craft kit could be just what Mom needs to keep the party’s early birds busy as the budding heroes arrive.  Hang a police car piñata over your dance floor.  Start and stop the music or red police light when playing the “freeze” game.  Only the boy who freezes the fastest remains on the floor.  He wins first dibs at whacking the piñata.  Dress the tables with an American hero party pack and write thank you notes to actual soldiers, policemen, fire fighters, and others.  Place military shape bands in the soldiers’ letters and your guests’ favor bags.  Take pictures of the boys by a doctor photo stand in or a personalized jet standee, a personalized spaceship standee, a personalized space shuttle standee, and/or a personalized fire truck standee.

Spy Boys Birthday Parties

Drive your older boys to see Mission Impossible (rated PG-13) and get ready for fast action.

Afterward, direct the gang to a party room with pizza, snack, and cake tables slickly decorated with spy party supplies, black paper tablecovers, and silver plastic tableware .  Include baskets of fortune cookies or Tootsie Rolls.  Pull out Clue or another solve the mystery game.  Hang spy murals or spy personalized banners with special agent birthday messages.

If your agents are too young for Mission Impossible, a Phineas and Ferb pack will delight Disney fans ready for adventure.  Hold your very own secret agent Phineas and Ferb Wii tournament!

Boys Car Birthday Party

Push it into overdrive. Younger boys are sure to love Hot Wheels or Cars 2.  Bring out the red color scheme!

Set the scene with a Disney Cars 2 party pack, car spirit items, and a field trip to a car dealership, race track, and/ or repair shop.  Your party area comes to life with race car standees for the boys to drive in one of your homemade racing games.  Fill goodie bags and stock car pinata with boys party favors.

Throw a set of real keys to your older boys- or… maybe just the key tags.  Create personalized key tags.

Barrel of Monkeys Boys Birthday Party

Your little monkies are ideal for the monkey party pack! Usher the tail swingers to your favorite playground or bouncy house to burn off that excess monkey cake energy.    Decorate any party space with the monkey arch & tree and monkey piñata.  Then, play pin the tail on the monkey.  For a quiet break, slip in a Curious George dvd or take the boys to see Chimpanzee.

For your teen age primates, pop in King Kong or Planet of the Apes.  After ringing neighborhood door bells for a treasure hunt of monkey items- bananas, combs, yellow hat, etc send the boys home with monkey favor packs.

Wimpy Kid Boys Party

Greg and Rodrick rule and so does this boy favorite series.  As guests arrive, place the name of one of the Wimpy Kid characters on each boy’s back. Encourage them to mingle by asking each other about their characters.  The scene is set for a cartoon party in black and white.  Hang black and white balloons with red streamers.  Let the boys create a Wimpy kid cartoon storyboard and homemade movie together.  Keep your computer screens on these Wimpy kid games and serve plenty of chocolate ice cream.  Watch the Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2.

Fill miniature back packs with plenty of school-themed party favors.

Underwater Boys Birthday Party

Based on a true story, Big Miracle is the ideal boy’s birthday party theme for arctic buffs, swimmers, divers, and all around water and ice lovers.

These dazzling under the sea invitations welcome your boy’s deep sea adventurers to a magical birthday party.  “Believe in the power of one” or “We accomplish together” could be the messages on your ocean murals.  Turn your basement into an under the sea party that truly takes the boys to new depths of fun.  Ocean creatures, including whales, swim in the air as helium-filled, sea balloons. Place your whale-shaped cake in the middle of Bermuda blue tableware.  Say goodbye with mini fish bowls filled with ocean favors.

War Horse Boys Birthday Party

The soldiers of World War I fought for country with a cavalry of horses.  War Horse chronicles the devotion of a boy for his steed:

Invite your son’s best buds to see War Horse (rated PG 13) and then come home to a western party or head to a rescue horse stable for a tour.  Colorize your snack bar with green plastic tableware and serve soup in an old army pot.  For the taste of France, add grapes, cheese, and crackers.  You might even add a misty woods photo backdrop here and there. Place dollar party favors in a handkerchief to give to the boys at the party’s end with a galloping brown horse balloon.

What are your favorite boys birthday party ideas and movie themes?

Slogan and Invitation Ideas for a Yummy Pizza Party


A pizza party is always a hit with guests, but you can have a pizza party that’s truly memorable with these Pizza Party TipZ and supplies.

Once you’ve decided to host a pizza party, choose a slogan to use in invitations, on custom banners and personalized favors. Here are some ideas:
•    Mamma Mia! Join us for Meg’s Pizza Party!
•    Sam’s Birthday will be delicious with a Pizza Party!
•    Bring your appetite for Joan’s pizza party birthday!

After choosing a slogan, create invitations to send out to your guests. The Pizza Party Kit has a matching paper invitation you can write your party info on and mail out to guests. Add a pinch of red star confetti for a fun touch.

If you can hand deliver invitations, use the Pizza Party Apron Decorating Kit and write each guest’s name on the aprons. Tie on invitations you make on the computer with the party date and time on them. Guests can wear the aprons to the party!

Check out the rest of our Pizza Party TipZ for more ideas and tell us about your party!

Activities for Food and Fun at a Pizza Party


Pizza-Party-StickersOf course eating is the primary activity for your pizza party, but some other fun and games will make your pizza party an event to remember.

Have guests make their own pizzas. Stock up on pizza crust, sauce, cheese and tons of toppings and guests can team up to make pizzas or make their own personal pan pizzas.

The chef’s can look official with chef hats and a pizza apron decorating kit. The kit includes aprons and supplies for making fun personalized baking aprons.

Alfredo’s Food Fight Game is a fantastic addition to your pizza party. Pelt the spinning chef with sticky meatballs using your very own launching forks. Includes 12 meatballs, 4 flinging forks, and 1 spinning chef. Guests will have a blast!

The Make-Your-Own-Gummy-Pizza makes a fun activity and appetizer or dessert!

Kids will love decorating cups or notebooks with Pizza Party Stickers!

Have younger guests color pictures of their dream pizza!

Check out the rest of our Pizza Party TipZ for more ideas!

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