Party Ideas

A Few Easy Tips to Help You Have a Stress Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving: a day of joy, a day of thanks, and unfortunately sometimes--a day of stress! In addition to the pressure of having to prepare the world’s greatest turkey, entertaining a large group of family and friends can really get to even the best of us. So, unless you’re taking the family to the local Sizzler this year, it might be helpful to read a few of our tips on how to stay stress free this Thanksgiving!
 
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Supplies, Supplies, Supplies -- “Just in case, I keep a plethora of back up supplies and ingredients in my pantry just for holiday parties! You never know when you will have an emergency, and the stores are normally closed on these days” says local Fort Smithian Amanda Blake. “All of them serve as a back-up plan in the event one of my dishes takes a turn for the worse!” What a perfect idea! Picture yourself distracted by a phone call and burning the Green Bean Casserole—what would you do then? Well, with a few things in your arsenal ready and waiting for you to whip up in a hurry, Thanksgiving dinner can be saved.
 
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B.Y.O.F. Bring Your Own Food – While we’re on the subject of food, why not ask your guests to bring their own dishes! Go a little further with this idea just for some ridiculously perfect flair, and make it a themed party. Maybe this Thanksgiving, instead of just traditional courses only, tell your guests to make a recipe from another culture; encourage a melting pot of food! Not only will you and your party be able to try the different delectables, it will take the stress off of you from having to prepare it all alone.
 
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Take it Easy – Don’t overwhelm yourself, stick to recipes you are familiar with. Don’t make 4:30 am on Thanksgiving morning the first time you decide to try out a special soufflé or complicated bread--no no.; save that stress for another day. You’ve already got enough on your plate, no pun intended, so just take it easy.
 
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Stay Away From Stuffy – Why not this year trying something a little different with your get together? Crazy as it may sound, some families have given up the traditional dinner party, and spiced it up by adding fun games, including Beer Pong. A good laugh always alleviates stress!   Find bonding games that complement your family and values and bring them into the fun. Having a photo booth is another great idea that you could incorporate into your dinner. Imagine all of the memories that will be created, and everyone can take a piece of the experience home with them!
 
 
The holidays are about family, fun, and warmth, and this should always be your main focus. We hope these tips help you get closer to achieving that goal, so this season you can give thanks for having a stress free get together. 
 

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Although we normally think of tailgating as an adult event, it can be a perfect party for kiddos too! Big kids, little kids, teens, and tweens can all have a good time tailgating, if it’s done the right way!
Food and Drink
The staples are always required: burgers, hot dogs, chips and dip! Don’t forget the snacks and desserts too! These foods are inexpensive, easy to make, and easy to serve! If you want to get a little more crafty, here are some cool foods you can make for your tailgaters!
Football Sandwiches – Use a football shaped cookie cutter to cut out any type of sandwich you make into football shapes. Anything from peanut butter and jelly to a ham sandwich can be used!
Football Helmet Cookies – Use a football helmet shaped cookie cutter to make sugar cookies. Ice them with your team’s colors and detail the helmet with decorator icing.
Football Cookies – Again, use your cookie cutter to cut out football shaped cookies. Use brown and white icing to add any details, or just leave them as is.
Football Cupcakes – You can either make these yourself, or pick them up from your local grocery store.
Football Chocolate Lollipops – Make your own football-shaped chocolate lollipops and surprise the kids with a sweet ending to the tailgate.
Get some sporty decorations to really spruce up your tailgating party!
Tailgating Décor
Your standard folding bench chairs are a great idea for seating! If you want to turn the fun up a notch, go get bean bag chairs for your guests to lounge in while they’re eating and enjoying themselves.
Use your streamers , table cloths, napkins, plates, and silverware in your team’s colors! We have all of these items available at the Party Place in every color you can imagine!
Goody Bags- Every kid’s party needs to end with a little something for them to bring home, no matter what age you are catering to. Stuff items like pom-poms, noise makers, candy, and even some left over cookies into a color coordinated bag for your guests to take with them!
These are just a few ideas that you can incorporate into your next get together! All of these can be used for an adult party as well—just add beer to your list! J
 

The Party Place

1200 S. Waldron Road, Fort Smith, AR 479-782-9494

4202 W. Green Acres Road, Rogers, Arkansas 479-230-9494

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If you love owls, and are a looking for a theme that can be for boys or girls, then you've got to come see our Happi Tree Owl collection!

 

As adorable as they are durable, these paper party plates are a must for serving up all your baby shower food and treats while continuing to fill your guests with wonder and charm thanks to this colorfully cute theme. Transform your baby shower into a forest of delights by filling your event with more baby shower party supplies and decorations in this colorful theme for celebrating baby boys or baby girls. Here's the descriptions of other accessories we have to go along with this great theme!

 

Cupcake Wrappers with Picks

 

Decorate your baby shower cupcakes with ease using this pack of Cupcake decorations. There’s no need to worry about providing fancy toppings or classy frosting. With decorative wrappers paired with delightful little cupcake picks, making your baby shower treats a part of the fun will be as easy as eating these wonderful treats. Transform your baby shower into a forest of delights by filling your event with more baby shower party supplies and decorations in this colorful theme for celebrating baby boys or baby girls. Includes 12 paper cupcake wrappers and 12 plastic picks. Wrappers, 9" x 2"; picks, 2 1/2".

Cups

Water, juice or a special party punch recipe - whatever your baby shower guests want to wet their whistle, serve up your drinks in these delightful paper cups. These 9 oz. cups are a the perfect blend of size and style to keep your guests happy and entertained as they celebrate the mommy-to-be. Transform your baby shower into a forest of delights by filling your event with more baby shower party supplies and decorations in this colorful theme for celebrating baby boys or baby girls. (8 pcs. per unit) 3 1/2" 9 oz.

 

Tablecloth

 

This tablecloth is marvelous way to help fill your baby shower atmosphere with charm from ceiling to floor! The adorable forest scene has been printed on durable plastic to keep any table your decorate safe from spills, crumbs and other messes while remaining just as cute as you need it to be. Transform your baby shower into a forest of delights by filling your event with more baby shower party supplies and decorations in this colorful theme for celebrating baby boys or baby girls. 54" x 9 ft.

 

Sweet Baby Girl Dessert Plates

 

A sweet choice for serving baby shower treats, these dessert plates feature a mama owl and baby girl owl perched on a tree branch.  Paper. (8 pcs. per unit) 7"

 

Sweet Baby Boy Dessert Plates

 

When choosing baby shower decorations for boys, don't forget the dessert plates! These owl baby shower plates are a sweet choice for owl-themed baby showers. Paper. (8 pcs. per unit) 7"

 

Sweet Baby Beverage Napkins

 

Guess whoo loves these napkins? Everyone! Featuring a sweet little owl available in babt girl or baby boy colors, these versatile napkins work with a variety of baby shower themes. Add these owl napkins to your baby shower supplies and keep plenty on hand for baby shower snacks and drinks. Paper. (16 pcs. per unit) 10"

 

Baby Shower Bingo Game

 

Instead of just watching the mom-to-be open her baby shower gifts, let your guests get involved in the fun with this delightful baby shower game. The charming theme, with adorable hedgehogs, owls, flowers and more, makes this game even more fun! Have guests write what they think the guest of honor will receive in each space and add one of the cute stickers when she opens that gift. Don’t forget to give out baby shower prizes to the winners! Transform your baby shower into a forest of delights by filling your event with more baby shower party supplies and decorations in this colorful theme for celebrating baby boys or baby girls. Includes 10 game cards and 10 sticker sheets. (10 pcs. per unit) 6" x 8 1/2"

 

 

The Party Place

1200 S. Waldron Road, Fort Smith, AR 479-782-9494

4202 W. Green Acres Road, Rogers, Arkansas 479-230-9494

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1200 Waldron Road, Suite 126

Fort Smith, AR 72903

479-782-9494

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Rogers

4202 West Green Acres Road

Rogers, AR 72758

479-230-9494

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Conway

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Conway, AR 72903

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