The art of the Party is the ultimate creative expression.
One can party...
One can throw a party...
One can be the party...
Do you like to give a good party, be the life of the party, or just party all night long until the breaka dawn?
Well...if you do, this group is for you!
Here, we will dish about the newest party ideas. We will give party advice. We will share the best party supplies, gifts, and gadgets that help rock the party!
So Come On In...You're Invited!!!!!!!!!
Hi! My husband and I just bought a house (in January) and we are planning on having an open house so that all of our friends and family can stop by to see it. I really need some help with the invitation wording. I want the invite to reflect a casual "drop by for some coffee and a tour" vibe. I also want for people to realize this is an open house not a housewarming (i.e. no gifts are expected) without actually saying "no gifts please". Anyone have any ideas? I appreciate any and all suggestions!
My son is turning 3, and we need to have a party for adults and kids on the same date. Our adult housewarming will be taking place, while my son and his friends watch movies...my son's new favorite pasttime.
The kids will have pics take on the red carpet, then inserted in their pillows. After that, they will watch the movie of their choice (ballots will be given out in the invites) while munching popcorn and snacks.
Fimo soft craft clay ( you will need about 1 standard block per mirror)
2-3 inch round mirrors
Heat your oven according to directions on clay package.
1. Roll out fimo clay into a circle. Lay the mirror, bottom side down, onto the clay and trace freeform with a craft knife around the mirror in the shape of your choice,leaving about 1/2 inch of clay around the mirror. Remove the mirror.
2. Repeat until you have the desired amount of mirror patterns cut out .
Hint: you may combine colors of clay to make more interesting mirror)
3. Press the forms onto the pattern sheets and pull off, you should see the pattern in the clay.
4. Place the clay smooth side down on a baking sheet and bake according to package instructions.
5. Once the clay has cooled, glue the mirrors onto the smooth side of the clay form. Allow to set
6. Using the paint pens, decorate the mirror to your liking, and you can even draw borders on the mirrors. Allow the paint to dry.
7. Set your mirrors up in a bowl or basket and allow guest to pick out the mirror that best fits their character.
With a little elbow grease you can make your own disco ball that can be used over and over again, for very little money.
You will also need wire, a wire cutter, a pencil, and a measuring tape for this project.
1. Cut a piece of wire about five inches long, using wire cutters. Using the end of the wire, poke a hole into the top of the styrofoam ball then pull out the wire.
2. Put a generous amount of glue onto the end of the wire, then reinsert an inch of the wire into the hole, allow to set.
3. Once set, bend the wire 90 degrees, where the ball and the wire meet, wind the wire around the pencil about three times until you have formed a tight circle. Apply a small amount of glue to the end of the wire, and insert this end into the original hole. Allow to set.
4. Depending on the measurement of your ball, measure 1/2 the size of the ball from the point where the wire is inserted. Mark with the pencil. Moving around the ball, using the wire as a starting point, make several marks.
Connect these marks until you have a straight line around the ball (like the equator).
5. Starting at the line, glue the mirror squares, one next to another in a line around the ball,continue for the entire ball. For space, either color in with silver paint pen or using a box cutter (be very careful) cut the back of themirrored square in a shape that will fit the space. Applying medium pressure to the cut line, break the mirror and glue the smaller piece into the space.
6. Allow to set overnight. Thread a string or more wire into loop to hang from ceiling or other space.
I am having an 80s themed birthday party this year...and while it is an 80s party, I am not going to be TOTALLY dressed in 80s gear from head to toe...but I will be rockin the 80s style...and my decor will surely take people back to days of doing the "Running Man", listening to Run DMC and Michael Jackson, watching "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller", and asking Santa for a Rubik's Cube, a Cabbage Patch, or some GI Joes...
My Outfit (sorta)
I will be mixing the pop and hip hop elements I so love from the eighties...
Make your attire picnic wear only...including cut off jeans, cute sundresses, and guys in jeans, shorts, and polo tops. Serve watermelon flavored drinks, then serve food out of picnic baskets. Have the traditional red and white tableclothes out on the tables. Play badminton, horseshoes, and other picnic games.
Then enjoy the ant cake...
Every now and then, the girls just need to get together and hang out. OR...if one of your girlfriends has been down in the dumps about being dumped, throw her a break-up party to boost her spirits.
HAVE FUN LADIES!
DenimQueen and I are hosting a Bridal shower for a very good friend in September. Anyone have any creative and unusual ideas for party favors? We were thinking of getting mini bottles of prosecco (Italian champagne) since it is our theme drink for the party with custom labels. I love that idea, but wonder if anyone has any ideas that would compliment. Thanks in advance for your advice.
My 5 year old daughter recently informed us that she intends to have a Baking Party for her 6th birthday party. Being that she has had mommy planned themed parties for 4 of her 5 years, I am pretty charged that she is taking over. Here are some of the items we are looking at:
By the way, the party is in March. We get started early around these parts...