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Party Ideas

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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
 

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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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Say goodbye to the old boring round cakes of yesterday, and welcome in today's creative cakes! A baby shower just isn't a baby shower without a theme either! So pick a cake that will literally be the icing on the finishing touches of the perfect baby shower! Here are a few ideas we found that can easily be created in home, or by a professional!

#1 - Flower Power

 

 

If your baby shower is set in the spring time, this is the perfect cake to go with a flowery and whimsical theme! All colors can be used, so you won't be limited to just a few. This makes it easier to plan and find the perfect accessories to go along with it! Decorate each table with bright fresh flowers and dress in a bright floral flowy dress! Encourage your guests to also wear flowers on their clothing! Sparkling fruit punch is a must as well! Think bright, clean, and fun!

 

# 2 - The Baby Carriage  

 

This cake would go well with any baby shower, whether it be for a boy or a girl! This cake could easily be recreated out of a cookie cake and add chocolate covered donuts for the wheels. It's always nice, whenever possible, to use a variety of pastries within your cake so that your guests can pick and choose which part is their favorite! A sure fire way to please everyone!

#3 - The Stork

This cake would be a great idea for a gender reveal party, as well as any baby shower! For the gender reveal party especially, have the cake dyed insided to be either blue or pink, and when you cut into it for the first time--the color tells everyone the gender! Combine this with a game for your gender reveal, and take "bets" from your guests as to whether you are having a boy or girl. 

 

# 4 - The Diaper Cake

This cake is best when it's made out of chocolate! :) Just for that extra laugh! Change the colors to either match your baby's gender, or to match your party! This cake can also be made easily at home. Just cut the shape and get creative with the icing. The safety pin is made out of licorice and gummies, and the dots are sprinkles that can be purchased at any grocery store. 

 

# 5 - The Teddy Bear 

How darling is this bear?! AND the great thing about this one is, it can also easily be made from home! The middle and head are made using small and medium sized round baking pans, and the arms and ears are made from cutting a round medium sized baking pan into shapes. Let it cool, then piece it together and apply the icing. Add any sort of accessories you want! Perfect cake, and you don't have to spend a fortune!

 

# 6 - Birth Announcement  

Very traditional cake, but also super cute AND can be made very easily in your own home! This cake is also a great one to have at a gender reveal party, or even a coming home get together! 

 

# 7 - Shake, Rattle and Roll 

What a great cake to have at your baby shower! The colors can be changed to match accordingly! This would also be a great idea to have as a smaller secondary cake, if you wanted to offer more than one flavor. Maybe have a giant baby carriage cake made of of cookie dough (see #2) and then a smaller cake like #6 made out of vanilla, and this one made out of strawberry! It's always a good thing to give your guests a variety and it makes for super cute table decorations!

 

The Party Place

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

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

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/partyplacefortsmith

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diaper messages
You know that whether you are the one expecting, or the one doing the planning, hosting a baby shower is a lot of work! That's why we have taken the time to compile a list of simple and fun baby shower games that you can play! 
 
 
 
#1 - Water Break!

Take little plastic baby dolls and put them in an ice tray. Then fill with water and freeze.

Hand each guest a baby ice cube to put in their drink. The first one to have their ice melt wins!

 

 

#2 - Guess Who the Baby Is

Have each guest bring a picture of them when they were a baby. Set up each photo with a number, and pass each guest a sheet of paper. The person who guesses the most pictures right is your winner!

 

 

#3 - Name That Poo

This game is a classic! Put different melted chocolate candy bars into each diaper. Then, have your guests try to guess which candy bar is which! The person who gets the most correct wins!

 

 

#4 - Diaper Messages

This is not really a game, but more of a sweet memory for the expectant mother to have! Hand out markers and newborn diapers to each guest. Have them write a sweet message on the diapers! That way, when the new mommy or daddy are having to change their first "poo diaper", they  can be reminded of something special! How cute is that?

 

 

#5 - Advice Book

This was an idea we got from Martha Stewart. While this isn't a "winner" game, it's still a fun activity for your guests, and a great memory for the future mom to have! Give each guest paper and pen, and have them write special messages of advice for the new mother. When they finish, place them in the book! 

The book is easy to make! Just get an empty scrap book, and glue multi-colored envelopes to each page! Maybe this could even be the starting of the new mother's scrap book for baby! 

 

 

Party Place has games you can buy too! Check out selection in store! You can also click here to see the other things we have for you to create the perfect baby shower!

 

 

The Party Place

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

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

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/partyplacefortsmith

Twitter @partyplace_fs

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Fort Smith Location

1200 Waldron Road, Suite 126

Fort Smith, AR 72903

479-782-9494

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Rogers Location

4202 West Green Acres Road

Rogers, AR 72758

479-230-9494

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Conway Location

1105 Morningside Dr

Fort Smith, AR 72903

501-450-9009

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