Happi Tree Baby Shower


The Happi Tree Party Supplies will give your baby shower a vintage feel. The owl and her baby are perched on a tree. This is great for a gender neutral baby shower. If you do know the sex of the baby, you can choose from the blue or pink beverage napkins. Also, there are both pink and blue dessert plates.
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The Happi Tree 9″ Dinner Plates and Paper Cups are extra cute, featuring mom and baby owl.

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The baby shower sweet server is perfect for those adorable cupcakes!  And don’t forget the Happi Tree Cupcake Decor and those vintage baby candy bars!
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The perfect addition to any baby shower is your decor items.  Pictured here is the Happi Tree Circle Ribbon Banner and the Bermuda Blue and Yellow Bright Tone Latex Balloon.
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The Happi Tree Hanging Cutouts are hanging near the gifts!

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What Baby Shower would be complete without a Personalized Banner?

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Please check out our Recipe Blog to find some great Baby Shower Recipes!

Joy Behar on ‪#‎TheView‬, Michelle Kwan & the Olympics and Mary reminisces about 1983 with these glasses!


Hi Everybody I’m Mary Collins and this is your Shindig News Blast.

Michelle Kwan will be back at the Olympics. She’s going back as a television analyst. Kwan has been hired by Fox Sports to cover a variety of sports for the upcoming Winter Olympics. You might remember it was just two weeks ago speed skater Apollo Ono announced he too would be covering the Olympics in front of a camera this year.

It’s all about Joy Behar this week on the View. After 16 years original co-host Joy Behar bids the show farewell, but not until she takes a stroll down memory lane. It’s rumored Hota Kotb from the 4th hour of the Today show is her replacement.

And here’s a question to get you thinking…What were you doing 30 years ago? Chances are you were watching Tom Cruise. That’s because it was this week back in 1983 that Risky Business hit the theater.

Cocktails and Pirates – How to Make Ship-Wrecking Fun


9web0361Island parties and all-American cookouts were the norm all summer, but how about trying something different? Create some ship-wrecking fun with a “Cocktails and Pirates” party! This party will be so unique and fun that friends and family might make you their official party planner for all their upcoming events.

Invitations
Make your invitations the old-fashioned way with some yellowed, vintage-looking paper. Burn the edges and then write the invites with a quill pen. To get your guests really excited, make the invites look like a treasure map, with the treasure being marked with an “X” at your residence. That way, the paper doubles as an invitation and a map to your cocktail party. It’ll be a great way to get people talking about your upcoming Cocktails and Pirates party!

Decorations
Your pirate decorations will make or break the party. Pirate decorations are all about the skull and crossbones. Hang some pirate danglers from the ceiling and Jolly Roger pennant banners around the party venue. Use black and white pirate balloons with other colored latex balloons for some pops of color.

There are many creative, Pirate’s Cove decorations out there. Don’t forget pirate staples like buried treasure, palm trees, and of course, a ship. Use a personalized pirate photo stand-in as a decoration and an activity for guests. Take pictures of people with the stand-in and post them to a social media site the next day and people can relive the fun they had at your pirate cocktail party!

Cocktails
Can’t have a Cocktails and Pirates party without the cocktails. Get creative with your cocktail names. It might be a pina colada, but you can call it a Pirate’s Pina Colada. Other ideas: 12szinftrcTreasure Tequila Sunrise, Skull Screwdriver, High Seas Hairy Navel, Walk the Plank Gin & Tonic, and Booty Bloody Mary. Make a list of the drinks and what’s in them so your guests will know what to expect. Serve your delicious cocktails in pirate cups or pirate goblets.

Your cocktail party will probably also include some canned or bottled beverages. Keep them cold inside an inflatable treasure chest cooler. Be sure to also have non-alcoholic beverages available for people who will be driving home.

Activities
Many of your guests will probably just enjoy socializing, but it’s a good idea to have some games for people to play. Board games and card games are always popular party ideas. If your guests are really into games, have a “treasure hunt” that is set up like a scavenger hunt. Send the winners home with pirate mini pails filled with candy or baked goods.

Besides games, you might want to have a pirate movie playing on the television like Pirates of the Caribbean or Treasure Island.

Parting Gifts
Don’t send your party guests home empty-handed. Fill some Pirate Favor Bags with some “booty” like candy or popcorn for the ride home. And, of course, if they have been enjoying cocktails, make sure your guests have a designated driver.

Soar to Party Greatness With an Aviator Birthday


Do you have a birthday boy who wants to grow up to be a pilot or a birthday girl who wants a high-flying, birthday party?

Plane Party verses a Plain Party

With the arrival of Disney’s Planes, your aviator may very well be in the clouds this summer.  Start your party with an airplane invitation that boasts of high-flying fun.  Add a banner or yard sign so that your guests will know where the party has landed.

Once your guests arrive, it’s time for the party to really take off.  You can hang gliders from the ceilings and walls.  Not only will these make great decorations; they can be used in a flight competition and they make great favors for your guests to take home with them.

Even the cake can get in on the high flying fun.  Decorate the cake from an airplane cake pan with your aviator’s favorite, frosting colors.  Complete the look with airplane-themed cake decorations.

Aviation Activities

What could be more fun than having your picture taken in an airplane prop?  Complete the photo setting with some aviator sunglasses and a pilot’s hat.  Who wouldn’t want a picture of themselves as a pilot?

Pilots have to practice their flight skills, so offer a flight contest.  Invite older children to make their own paper airplanes or pre-assemble gliders and let young children color their own.  Line up them up and at the count of three, send planes soaring through your yard.  The plane that travels the farthest wins.

Take a couple hours with the kids to watch Planes in the theater, or when it’s available, pop popcorn and view the movie at home.

Thanks for Flying

Award guests goody bags filled with airplane party supplies.  It’s just another way to make your party soar.

For all of your little pilots or for fans of high flying party fun your aviator birthday party is cleared for take off.

Birthday Party Ideas for Spirited Girls


All girls have spirit but not for the same things.  Some have spirit for their teams or their sports, and these party ideas will let their spirit shine through.

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If she likes cheering on her favorite sports team; give her a a party to cheer about. Decorate with the team’s colors and logo.  Give your guests spirited fan gear, just like they would get at the big game. Give them beads, pom pons, and even foam fingers all in team colors. That way even if they can’t make it to the stadium they can feel like they did.

If the birthday girl does not have a favorite team but she has a favorite sport; bring that sport to the party. Sports themed decorations and favors are bound to be a hit with any sporty girl.  If she is a rising soccer star then let her show off her skills with a party that reaches the goal.  Feature her favorite sports equipment on all the tableware.  You can even make a soccer ball cake that she and her friends will get a kick out of.

Activities for Spirited Girls

What real sports fan doesn’t paint her face before going to a game? Your party shouldn’t be any different.  With a little bit of face paint you can set up a face painting station so that your girls can show off their spirit.  Painting a simple “Go Team” in the team colors is a always a good option.  For the more artistically inclined girl stars and flowers make beautiful additions to a spirited face.  The video below will give you some ideas of options for you.

Once your guests are all set to show off their spirit have a cheer-off. Each girl can write her own cheer and perform it for everyone.  The cheers can be specific to a favorite team or sport.  “Run! Kick! Goal!” would be a great cheer for a soccer player. Maybe they will come up with new ideas to use at the next, big game.

If your guests prefer playing to cheering then let them play. A small backyard soccer game is always a big hit with your soccer stars.  Or let the spirited girls show off their talents by making trick shots on the goal.  If kicking the soccer ball around isn’t enough then why not take a swing at a soccer ball pinata.

With all these spirited ideas there is no way for you to miss the goal of throwing a spirited party for your birthday girl.  All your guests will leave cheering for you, “Hip Hip Hooray!”

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