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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A Timeless Classic, the Ballerina Party


Generation after generation of Moms and daughters have been fascinated with the idea of becoming a ballerina.  The idea of dressing up, dancing on tip toes and wearing a frilly tutu has been a dream that many girls dream of.

Shindigz continues to support you and your young lady with a brand new collection of ballerina party supplies, we call TuTu Much Fun!  Before you watch the video with Wendy, our Party Planning Pro and Mary, let’s check out a few of the new items in this collection.

The TuTu Much Fun Collection from Shindigz

The TuTu Much Fun Collection from Shindigz

Right off the bat, you notice the TuTu Much Fun Ballerina design on plates, napkins, favor bags and more.  Visit the TuTu Much Fun Store and pick out exactly what you are looking for.

We also have some Do It Yourself ideas on our Pinterest Board including this Ballerina Cupcake Stand.

Now let’s take 3 minutes and watch for even more ideas on how to create a personalized TuTu Much Fun ballerina party you & your daughter will remember for a lifetime!

Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Summer Party for Tweens


Everything You Need to Know About Hosting a Summer Party for Tweens

Beat the Heat

Pinata's are fun for all ages!

Pinata’s are fun for all ages!

Use water balloons as balls in a fun game of dodgeball.  Not only is it a classic group game it will help cool off your guests as they enjoy themselves.  Water balloons can also be turned into piñatas that surprise the player with a shower of water when they break the balloon.  Or add a regular piñata as another game to play.

Make the Decorations a Game

Place small favors in balloons that way each child is able to break a balloon and earn a favor.  Any small favor in a balloon can turn a regular balloon into an individual piñata for each of your guests.  If you would rather not pick up the pieces of broken balloons then hanging gliders would be another option.  Before the activities the gliders make fun decoration.  During the activities it is quite simple to have a glider flying contest.  Simply take them down and see who can throw theirs the furthest.

Angry Birds

If you want to integrate some bird slinging and pig popping fun into your party an Angry Birds party would be right on target.  With decorations and tableware to fit this theme you can make sure only the birds are angry at your party.  You can create your own levels for your guests to defeat.  Set up blocks in fun configurations and fling your bean bag birds try and knock them all down.

Hawaiian Party

Personalized Surfboards from Shindigz!

Personalized Surfboards from Shindigz!

Break out the leis and grass skirts and have a luau this summer.  Invite your guests to participate by donning Hawaiian print shirts, grass skirts, and as many leis as they want.  With a few surfboard and palm tree standees any space can look like an island paradise.  To add to the fun have a limbo or hula hoop contest to see who has the most island spirit.

Even the pickiest tweens will find themselves having fun at your party this summer.

7 Ideas to Celebrate a Milestone Birthday


We counted at least 7 ideas from Shindigz Party planning pro Wendy Moyle on how to mark a milestone birthday in this quick video.  How many can you come up with when you watch?
 
 

Have a Dino-Blast Birthday!


Some birthday party themes practically beg for over-the-top decorations, activities and favors.

That’s how Dino Blast came to be. Dino Blast is the latest addition to animal birthday party themes and it is extreme, kind of like petting a velociraptor only without the risk of being devoured (except by children in the pretend sort of way).

This party collection is also designed to get you tagged “bestest mom ever” just by mixing up a Mesozoic stew as follows:

1. Grow a jungle. You’ll want to turn the place green generally, and then add strategically-placed 3D foliage.

First, choose a focal point. Most often that will be a wall or corner, in which case you’ll want to begin by placing a background of some sort on or against the walls. You have a delightful array of choices; here’s a sample:

  • A banner or photo illustration such as our forest backdrop. These come in three materials (photo paper, cardboard and vinyl) and a half-dozen sizes – and you can personalize them.
  • Tropical Foliage patterned flat paper and Sticky Tac.
  • Gossamer in a palm leaf or green mottled design. Sew a pocket along one long side and trade out your usual window treatment (a patio door would be perfect) or use a couple free-standing Showstopper curtain frames.

Continue building out from the wall. You can plant palm trees and scatter grass, and criss-cross the ceiling with streamers or cover it with light and dark green balloons. A few dinosaur footprint decals would be a nice touch here, too.

2. Populate the habitat. Though it depends on the age group, in general we love inflatable wildlife for this theme because they can be handled, and your choice in inflatable dinos has never been better.

We like big for dinosaurs! Brachiosaurus is 45 inches long and more than 2 feet high, and one party planner commented on the pteranodon: “The wingspan in amazing.” (It’s 65 inches.)

Another way to stop them in their tracks is to make a home for one of our new land-going giants, the 10-foot-long triceratops or the towering T-Rex you see here. Just imagine the looks on their faces, and what imaginative play it might inspire.

The little partygoers themselves will happily transform as well, so be sure to check out our T-Rex, triceratops and pteranodon wearables as favors.

3. Feed the animals. After the kids are a tad tired out from relay races and chasing games, it’s time for some dino chow.

You’ll want to have a “wowza” table so they’ll be eager to leave the other activities behind. In the photo above you see we’ve done this not only with an attractive display overall but also with the prospect of exploring a tabletop sandbox an archeological dig.

Young dinosaurs like to play with their food, so we recommend a dino snack mix. This one by The Room Mom is a good example, and would also look tempting in our personalized do-it-yourself favor bags.

Ready for Dino Blast? You are just seconds away from dino-riffic birthday party planning!

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