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Monster Mash Bash Party

We are finally in the month of my all time favorite holiday. Yes! It is Halloween. I have loved Halloween for as long as I can remember. I have always loved to dress up, decorate with all the spooky and fun classic Halloween items, and of course, throw Halloween parties.

Some of my fondest memories of childhood are from the Halloween parties my mom would throw for me and my friends from school. She did it all the way up until I graduated high school. It was such a lovely time for me.

It is never too late to start a tradition such as that.

Even if you don’t do it annually, you should consider throwing a Halloween party this year. I find it one of the most fun types of parties to plan and attend.

So, for today’s party idea let’s throw ourselves a Monster Mash Bash!

I think any classic Halloween party theme like this is always a hit. Especially if your Bash is an adults-only party, this definitely will give them that nostalgic feel they so often desire around this time of year.

For a Monster Mash Bash, you definitely need a banging playlist. I find this type of party to be one made for blasting music and dancing your heart out. Spotify and Youtube are both great places to find ready-made playlists so that your party music slays (literally).

Now, for my parties, I always make it a requirement to wear a costume. I do not really care what the costume is or how intensely made it is, but I do care that you have one on. It is so important to be in the spirit I think.

You can set a specific set of requirements for your party or keep it open to interpretation.

Additionally, you need to make a spooky punch. Something that is fun, flavorful, and if you’re into it, has a little zing from liquor.

I find that these ghost-hand ice cubes are always a hit with guests.

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Next, we need to add in the Blood Fondue—otherwise known as white chocolate with red food coloring in it! This is the perfect thing to make a spectacular treat that will sure to give people the creeps in the best way!

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Lastly, we need some monster mash treats to go along with our other items. Consider getting monster-themed cookies or brownies with candy eyeballs for example to make it extra spooky.

For all your decoration needs, stop by party Place to see our extensive range of products we offer. From napkins, to props, and even Halloween costumes, we have it all.

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Down… Set… Hike! Football season is here!

September means fall, football, and better weather. However, for many people in the south, football is the most important one of those three things I just listed. I know my family is obsessed with football season. To be fair, it is a great way to build community, have fun, and create traditions. Though I may not be the world’s biggest football fan, I definitely get the appeal, and of course, I enjoy going to a game every now and then.

Well, actually, let me rephrase that. I love being around the culture that surrounds college football season in America. I thoroughly enjoy the environment that builds up around game days—like tailgating for example.

That being said, let me give you a list of my top 5 football season essentials to make the best tailgate ever. As always, you can find all of these at Party Place in store or online.

All of these products will fit any tailgate for any team you support, even if it is a rival of my favorite team (spoiler alert: As an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, I have to tell you the Sooners are my favorite).

  1. Football Flag Picks

Starting off strong with these cute little guys! Put them in cupcakes, a full cake, sliders, and anything else your heart desires.

You’ll see me drinking a mimosa out of one of these at morning games guaranteed.

Put this up around your tailgating tables, tents, and chairs. I love a good pennant flag, and this does not disappoint.

Take your tailgate setup to the next level with this incredible drink cooler.

Get ready to watch the game with the cutest snack boxes around.

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That ends this round up of the 2023 Football Season essentials for tailgating, parties, and football galore. Shop at Party Place to get all these and more.

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We’re all just Barbie Girls living in a Barbie World

Anyways, with all the Barbie rage, the world has turned pink! How fun! To celebrate the success of Greta Gerwig’s newest sensation, let’s throw a Barbie-themed party. Per my previous statement, it is an easy one if you get as much pink as possible.

Party Place has a plethora of pink balloons in nearly every shade possible. You can check out some of their options here.

My ideal Barbie girl party would have pink balloons everywhere, pink metallic balloons spelling Barbie, and my house decorated like Barbie’s dreamhouse in the movie (Bedroom slide to the pool included too, please). Oh, and the outdoor venue would totally look like the beach from the movie. So. Perfect.

For the photo booth, you obviously have to have a life size Barbie box! It is the only proper answer.

This one from Pinterest is a fantastic example including the Barbie doll box as well as the balloon extravaganza.

For food, obviously, keep it cute and keep it pink. Period.

The outfits could be the most important part to this whole theme. Well, actually, for me what I wear to a party is always the most important thing. (I am really into costumes and Halloween).

Anyways, everyone’s favorite Barbie outfit from the movie has to be the pink cowgirl look that Barbie wears when she goes to the real world. With that being said, get those pink cowboy hats with pink boa trim out!

The world is your pink oyster, and the possibilities are endless with a Barbie party. Make the world your Barbie world and be a Barbie girl. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, I highly recommend it. It will change you.

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Gotta Catch Them All: Pokémon Party

I am not sure if anyone else grew up watching Pokémon Indigo League, but I can assure you that I did. It was one of my favorite shows as a kid, and I have definitely rewatched it a couple of times in the past few years. It is my favorite Pokémon series, and I consider it a true classic! Even though Pokémon has long since gone through the Indigo League, it is awesome to see that the Pokémon legacy still lives on with new generations and so forth!

That being said, let’s get on with today’s post and through one heck of a Pokémon party. This is a great theme for a birthday or even just a Pokémon party for those big super fans. Either way, Party Place has a fantastic selection of plates, balloons, cups, decorations, and napkins. If you want a surefire way to throw a Pokémon party, this is the way to do it. Let’s look at a few of my favorite table setups and ideas for this party.

You can find all the Pokémon decorations and table supplies here.

This is such a great party table setup that features all the main bits of Indigo League! Show this picture to a Party Place worker to help assist you in finding all the perfect pieces and balloons to create this awesome set!

Everyone knows the trading cards from Pokémon. After all, when playing your own version of Pokémon these are the most important components for attacking, rounding up the best Pokémon, and all that good stuff.

How about buying or making your very own Pokémon card cut out for the coolest party photos?

This example from Just Add Confetti is a great one to use for inspiration.

Love it!

Finally, let’s get to the most important part: the cake.

If you are not a cake decorating person (like me) then definitely contact your local bakery, like Creative Kitchen, to make the perfect cake for you.

This one is my favorite. It gives me nostalgic vibes, and I love that.

Go and catch them all! Woohoo!

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A Picnic in the Park Party

I love the park. I currently live in London, so I am blessed with some of the best park-centric cultures in the world. London might be a massive city, but trust me, the green spaces inside the city are INSANE. There are tons of little parks and gardens that are free and open to the public. However, it gets even better. The bigger parks in London like Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Hampstead Heath, and Victoria Park really make you think that you are not even in a city! They are stunning. So, if you are ever in London, definitely put one of those on your bucket list.

Sorry, I am getting carried away. I bring up the park culture though because, in the summer, it is the best thing in London! Everyone basically picnics, chills, and has little gatherings in the park. It is such a cool thing to witness. It also happens to be my favorite thing to do in the summer.

Therefore, no matter where you are, I am going to give you some tips for throwing the best picnic party in the park. Woo!

First and foremost you need a good picnic blanket or sheet. I think a queen-size flat sheet is always a good and budget-friendly option. Most people probably have an older sheet they rarely use anymore, so why not put it to better use?

If you opt for a picnic table, then you have to go for the classic Red Gingham Plastic Tablecloth. You can purchase one here.

Now for the plates, cups, and cutlery. I think a good picnic party is casual but kind of sophisticated, you know? So Definitely look into these Elegance Tumblers, the Hard Plastic Dessert Plates, and the Silver Plastic Cutlery

Okay, let’s get to the good stuff: food and drinks.

This is the perfect opportunity to have mimosas, good white wine, or even some delicious local beer. If you don’t drink alcohol, sweet tea, lemonade, or a punch are great options.

Now for the food!

Finger food is your best friend. Think of lots of fruits, crackers, cheeses, chips, cured meats, and basically, anything else that would be on a grazing or charcuterie board. A great picnic is like a deconstructed charcuterie board in my opinion.

Don’t forget dessert! I love a good cake. So definitely do something fun and summery!

Oh, and of course, never forget the speaker to blast the tunes!

Have fun guys!

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4th of July Party Supplies

The 4th of July is a holiday that just screams American summer to me. I mean this in the best way possible. When I think about the 4th of July, I think about the hot, sweltering sun, taking a dip in the water, and of course, a cookout and lots of good vibes. The fireworks are a must, and of course, we have to have lots of different variations of the flag of the United States of America for the celebration.

I enjoy how relaxed the entire day is, don’t you? Crack open a cold beer, listen to music, and soak it all in. I love that. I think any time we can take life a little slower and just enjoy it, that is the best way to be. So, no matter what your plans are this Fourth of July, I invite you to get your party supplies from the Party Place. Jazz up the cookout or lake day with all our fantastic options.

Here is the round-up of my favorite supplies and decorations we offer.

  1. Classic Flags

No Independence Day celebration is complete without a plethora of American flags! These are great to put out for decoration in nearly every setting. You can put them around the food, in flower pots, around the pool, and all the other things you can think of to use for! Not to mention they look cute in photos too.

I love tinsel. It just adds such a fun vibe to the decorations at a party. I will always use tinsel garland if given the chance.

These are totally perfect for any outdoor or indoor venue. I like these too because they also can be used for other occasions! Don’t we just love versatility?

If you want some classic Americana, patriotic type of décor, this is totally the piece for you. What screams USA more than some classic bunting? I can’t think of anything else.

That’s it, ladies and gentlemen. Get your stuff to get prepared for this 4th of July!

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Want to Play Mermaids?

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When I was a little girl, I loved playing mermaids in the summer pool. Summers in the South are hot, so I spent as much time in the pool as possible. I loved swimming, but most importantly I loved playing mermaids with my friends. If you remember the tv show H2O, you probably understand why.

Anyhow, I also have a summer birthday, so pool parties were basically a given no matter what age I was turning. They were easy, fun, and my favorite thing! So, how about I give homage to my mermaid dreams and talk about a mermaid birthday party!

Any kid obsessed with mermaids is sure to want this party theme, especially with the supplies Party Place has to offer. Especially with the new Little Mermaid movie, it will be a popular theme this summer!

Go ahead and grab the mermaid invitations to get this party started! You can buy them here.

Every mermaid birthday party needs water! So if you have a pool at your house, a friend’s, or a public pool you can use, that will be perfect for this!

I love a good balloon arch, as I am sure everyone is well aware of at this point. So, let’s start the décor off right with a balloon arch in some great under the sea colors like blue, purple, and green!

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This color palette goes well with the decorations from Party Place.

For the food table, and even for the cake itself, definitely consider using these Sequined Mermaid Tail Picks. They can add some awesome flair! These are 7in so they absolutely pack a punch!

Speaking of food, do not forget the napkins. These Mermaids Have all the Fun napkins are perfect to set the mood for the party.

Once your little mermaids have all their fun, and it is time to go home, do not even think about forgetting the goodie bag! When I was a kid, these were my favorite.

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Two essential components to the goodie bags are going to be these amazing Iridescent Mermaid Party Blowers and the Princess Mermaid dolls!

Party Place has it all to get the perfect mermaid party together for whoever you are celebrating. May all the little mermaids get to play together the same way I did as a child.

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Running Low on Time and Ideas? The Solution is Here!

Either you have to throw a last minute party or you forgot that you needed to still buy decorations. Maybe you had intentions of making the decorations yourself but life and time got the best of you! Furthermore, maybe you are just running low on ideas for your party decorations. Trust me, it happens to all of us.

I will never forget the time I was hosting a Mardi Gras party and could not find a plastic Baby Jesus for the King Cake. I was at a loss that I could not find my package of them, and I truly was late to my own party because I went to six different stores looking for a replacement.

The point of the story is that no matter how prepared you want to be, sometimes things happen!

Now, that being said, would it not be so nice if there was a quick and easy solution for all of these party problems. I do not know, but perhaps if there was something like a party in a box to help us out in our most dire times.

Well, I can happily say that a party in a box DOES exist.

I can hear you all gasping. I know, I know.

The Party Place offers a slew of options for these situations. Especially with Memorial Weekend and Flag Day on June 14th coming up, their patriotic party boxes are the perfect solution.

Currently, The Party Place offers four different boxed party solutions.

They are:

What fantastic and easy solutions for all of your party problems!

Additionally, if you have a party coming up that we do not offer a quick fix for, come on down to the store or give us a call. We would be thrilled to offer our premium assistance to make the party planning and decorating process as painless as possible.

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Graduation Galore!

Graduation season is upon us, and I remember it all too well (I graduated from my undergraduate university last year May). It is a time of so many emotions. Obviously we are all so proud of the graduates, but it can also be a time of sadness because that means a big change in life is about to come. Well, unless you are me and decide to go to grad school to prolong the despair of trying to find a good job in this economy. Though, that is coming to an end for me as I graduate in July.

However, let us not get too depressed about the realities of life. It is celebration time! I know a few things about graduation parties just because of my friends and my own experiences about it. Luckily, Party Place has all the things you need for a cool graduation no matter if it is for high school, college, or graduate school.

Something I am not a fan of about graduation party supplies is that it is usually only limited to one color. Especially with high schools, that can be extremely frustrating if you can only find blue graduation party supplies and you are wearing a red cap and gown. However, there is no need to worry about that with Party Place. They offer almost every single piece from their graduation collection in multiple colors. This means that if you just fall in love with that Green Graduation Table Decorating Kit, but you want it in black, you can totally do that!

Also, if matching your school colors is not your thing, then there are several generic, multi color party supplies to fulfill whatever you need. Just check out these plates! So, definitely look no further than the Party Place for any of these supplies. They have tons, and you can either order online or shop in the store. It is truly whatever fits your schedule.

However, I think graduation parties are more special and sentimental if you add some non-store bought things in addition to the decorations. For example, my family printed out a ton of photos from my time in school to commemorate such a big moment in someone’s life. Even just taking a poster frame and making a collage of tons of photos is a great way to make the party feel very special for the graduate.

For food, just go simple and do a huge grazing table! My friend did this last year for her graduation party, and it was a fantastic way to keep everyone happy without putting stress on her family having to constantly serve everyone. They were able to enjoy the party themselves.

Be sure to not cry too much, and just soak in the moments. They don’t last forever and graduation is proof that life just keeps changing!

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It’s a Jungle Out There: First Birthday Idea

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Planning a. first birthday party can be a difficult task. Since your little one is quite small, they do not really have a way of expressing any of their interests. However, as the guardian, I am sure you know better than anyone else what they love. Afterall, even if you still have no clue what to do, I would like to think that in all honesty, the first birthday is more so for the parents than anyone else.

So, that being said, let us plan one wild jungle party! No, I do not mean wild as in going out and partying as you did in your 20s! I am just simply making a pun about the wild outdoors!

Look, I know I am not funny.

In all seriousness, let’s get this party planning started.

I was inspired by the wide variety of selections from Party Place for this specific theme. That is totally good news for you too, because if we have learned anything about my party planning style, I like things to be easy and simple.

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What child does not love a good balloon? My three-year-old nephew is obsessed with balloons, and he has been since he was a small baby! Anyways, Party Place has several jungle animal balloons including an elephant, a lion, and a tiger. They are super cute and perfect for decorating the party without breaking the budget or being too much of a hassle.

Check out the balloon options here along with photo booth supplies and napkins.

Additionally, I think that you have a great opportunity for cute invitations as well. You could say something like “The Wild Child Turns One,” something like “Wild One,”  or “Party Animal” to keep it super simple.

Also, for a cake, I think anything animal print or involves flora and fauna is a perfect match. Definitely check out my favorite cake decorating business in Fort Smith, Creative Kitchen. They have done so many cakes for my family, my other events, and so forth. I am always so pleased with them!

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Courtesy of Pinterest

For the rest of the decorations, keep it fun and simple with tons of loud animal prints and florals. Really, bigger is definitely better for this. You can totally get some cute photos of the little one with a theme like this. It is a ton of fun, not overdone, and best of all, super easy to achieve!