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Make your party a success with these tips and tricks


Don't let your party plans fizzle out. Now is your chance to start the new year off in style with this year's top party planning tips and ideas. We've made it easy with the hottest party trends. Read on to find out the latest tips and ideas for all your planning needs. Birthday, anniversary, or new baby? No problem. We've taken the guess work out of custom party planning so you don't have to.

Oh Baby!

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart

Cupcake Tower via Martha Stewart

Spring Gingham Cocktail Napkins 100 for $48.80

8oz Styrofoam Cups 100 for $50.35

Baby showers are all about being whimsical, fun, and creative. Popular themes that are on the rise are nest egg themes, brunch showers, baby block themes, and color themes according to the baby's gender. Couples are including more games and activities to keep guests entertained and are giving more personal favors and treats that play into their individual personality. The nest egg favors above were put together using natural looking twig nests, blue jordan almonds, and hand-made place card tags individually written with guest names. The cupcake tower shown serves as both a treat for guests and as table centerpieces. Personalized plaid napkins and personalized cups are a great way to say a special message about the baby on the way while giving guests a useful party extra. Tie in personalized cups with your shower games by placing a sticker or drawing a baby themed picture on the bottom of one cup. The guest to draw the cup gets to walk away with an easy door prize.
Another year older?

Number birthday cake via Martha Stewart

Personalized paper party bags 50 for $25.48

Birthday save the date magnets 24 for $45.00

'Picture Perfect' photo napkins 100 for $32.49

Birthday parties this year are all about the person of honor. Go overboard to make this person feel extra special and focus on the good times by including photos of the birthday boy or girl in the form of photo collages, personalized photo napkins, save the date magnets, and even slide shows. Popular birthday themes will be number themes where the age of the honoree is the focal point. Think number shaped cakes, number shaped ice cubes tinted with food coloring, and number shaped favors like cupcakes, pinatas filled with candy, and bottle stoppers (for the adults). Personalized party bags (shown above) are a great pairing with pinatas so the kiddies can easily tote all their goodies home.
How do I love thee? Let me count the....days

Monogram stationery cards via

Silver number cake picks $7.65 ea.

Ruby strawberries via a bluebonnet...

50th anniversary photo album $20.91 ea.

Your wedding anniversary is a milestone that deserves recognition. Whether it's your very first anniversary or your 50th, there is something about seeing a couple happy in love that brings about warm feelings and happy thoughts. If you're throwing an anniversary party for a loved one or have your own anniversary coming up, celebrate with gifts that are worthy of your other half. Each anniversary year has a certain gift that is known for that year. 1st anniversaries are celebrated with paper gifts, 2nd anniversaries with cotton, 25th with silver, 40th ruby, 50th gold, etc. Unique gift ideas for your first celebration are custom stationery goods with the new couples names or monogram initials. Put a unique twist on 40th anniversaries by giving your guests a basket of strawberries to represent this ruby milestone. 50th anniversaries are all about shared love, life, and laughter. For your 50th anniversary party, be sure to surround your guests in mementos and photos that are all about the couple of honor.

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