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Holiday Tea Party

By Designed 2B Sweet 8 months ago 721 Views No comments

Have you considered having a holiday tea party? While many of us love holiday parties, it is sometimes a bit more difficult when you are an adult and wanting something that is not just nice, but classy. With tea becoming even more popular over the last few years, and many people avoiding alcohol, more people are forgoing cocktail and restaurant parties for a nice get together in the form of a tea party. When most of us think of tea parties, we think of the fancy, old fashion get together with everyone wearing their Sunday best. Luckily, this isn’t the case with a modern tea party and it is easy for just about everyone to throw their own holiday tea party!

Holiday Tea Party: Dress

One of the cool things about a holiday tea party is that you can be creative with how you dress. Unlike traditional tea parties that require your Sunday best, dress depending on the theme. If you are having a Halloween tea party, consider inviting guests to show up in costumes. As well, Christmas tea parties can be just as fun since your guests can wear their favorite Christmas sweaters. Just make sure you let guests know how they are expected to arrive on your invitations. Don’t forget too that you can also help guests dress up with fun party favors, such as hats, wigs, and even masks!

Holiday Tea Party: Teas

Along with decorations, it is important that you also consider your selection of teas. While it may be tempting to just go buy cheap tea for the party, it is important to pair teas with the available holiday foods, the season, and of course, what your guests may enjoy. Consider giving your guests a variety of teas to choose from, both in tea bag form and loose leaf tea. Don’t forget too that you don’t have to use fine china with your tea, providing hot water in tea pots and using disposable cups can make things cleaner for you, and easier for your guests.

Holiday Tea Party: Decorations

Like any party, decorations are important for setting the mood for your party, especially a holiday themed tea party. The biggest thing you want to do is make sure you stay classy. While scary decorations may be great for a haunted house, make sure to go with tasteful, and even cute decorations. Go with a Halloween centerpiece and stay simple with your tablecloth, going with black or orange. With a Halloween tea party, have most of your Halloween theme show in disposable tableware or even decorated finger food or cupcakes. These rules are the same for Christmas, Easter, and many other holidays – just make sure that everything is coordinated, cute, and relaxing for all of your tea party guests.

Day Of The Dead Party

By Designed 2B Sweet 8 months ago 712 Views No comments

While many of us celebrate Halloween, very few people celebrate an upbeat, Spanish holiday that happens not long after one of our favorite days of ghouls and ghosts – The Day of the Dead. For those who don’t know this holiday, it is a celebration of the life of those who have passed. Rather than being sad, however, it is a day of celebration, dancing, and food. It is believed in this Mexican tradition to be a day where the spirits of loved ones come back to celebrate with those they were close to in life. In a way, it is a mix of Cinco de Mayo and Halloween all in one, without the scariness! Best of all, it is a way to teach children about death with a sense of hope, and that it is alright to remember those who have passed with a fun party!

Day of the Dead Party: Food

When many people think of the Day of the Dead, they think of skull shaped candies. Candy molded in the shape of skulls is very common for this holiday, as well as people baking treats that look like skulls or graves, including cupcakes, cookies, candies, even cakes! While these desserts are a must of the holiday, it is also important to have a variety of dishes available, including traditional breads like Pan de Muerto, corn quesadillas and enchiladas. This is a great time to have fun in the kitchen making fun Spanish inspired dishes!

Day of the Dead Party: Decorations

Part of what makes The Day of the Dead so fun is the mix of fun colors and decorations. Consider decorating with colored beads, skulls, and marigolds. As well, balloons and live flowers can be another fun decoration to have as table centerpieces. Many people who invite guests for a Day of the Dead party also love using grave style decorations to invite friends and family to the party. Just make sure to be creative, festive and cheerful with your decorations. In many cases, Cinco de Mayo decorations can be reused for the Day of the Dead when it comes to colors and overall theme of the party.

Day of the Dead Party: Crafts

One of the things that is really neat about the Day of the Dead is it is a time to decorate the graves of those we love. For kids, this means that they can decorate with fun, colorful skulls and make crafts to put on the grave(s) of those who have passed. Some Halloween crafts are great for this, especially if they have a skull theme. If you can’t find one, don’t worry, kids can make their own decorations with construction paper, markers, and the help of adults. If celebrating the day is personal, you can even add these crafts to flowers for the grave of the deceased, letting children have fun and pour themselves into decorating, while learning to respect those who have left their lives on this special day.

Fairy Princess Party On A Budget

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. 2 years ago 1709 Views No comments

Are you trying to put together a fairy princess party on a budget? On our daughter's special day, any of us would want her to feel like as much of a princess as possible. This means we want to give her the best party possible - adorable decorations, a beautiful cake, and even a costume for her so that she can act the part of a princess on her birthday. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be hard staying on a budget, especially if we want to give our daughter everything she dreamed of on her big day. Luckily, we have the perfect tips for helping you create the perfect fairy princess party on a budget!

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Party at Home

While you may be tempted to have the party at a venue or your child's favorite restaurant, you may want to consider keeping the party in your own home. By having the party in your own house you can control the cost of food, avoid courtesy fees for location, and avoid the costs of purchasing tokens for games. As well, many venues have restrictions about the type of decorations that can be used and have clean up fees that can be costly for parents. Best of all, you can easily turn a home birthday party into a sleepover, making for even more fun for your daughter!

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Clearance & Sales

Once you have figured out your budget for party supplies, including decorations, tableware, and games, start making a list of everything you need and take a look at sales and clearance items. Many people don't think to check to see clearance section, assuming that they won't find what they need for their daughter. In many cases you will find a lot of fun surprises, including discontinued designs and other items that can easily match your theme. Best of all, you can even find party favors and games in this area, allowing to fill goody bags with fun treats without spending a small fortune, even if you have lots of kids attending.

Fairy Princess Party on a Budget: Buy in Bulk

Want to know the secret to how many parents can have out of this world parties? They buy items for the party in bulk. By buying candies, tutus, wings, and other items in bulk, they are able to save quite a bit of money, allowing them to purchase items for all the kids at the party at a large discount. Instead of buying one or two fancy costumes for their daughter, they can buy tutus and wings for all the children at their party, allowing every little girl to be a fairy princess for a day at the surprisingly low cost of only a few tutus. While it may seem pricy at first glance, the individual cost of each item is much cheaper in bulk, allowing you to save time, money, and create picture perfect moments for everyone at your daughter's fairy princess birthday party.

Ladybug Party

By Designed 2B Sweet 3 years ago 1864 Views No comments

Do you have a little girl who loves ladybugs? While most girls aren't too crazy about most bugs, this beautiful red and black insect is one of the few that girls most girls can agree is cute. Over the past few years ladybugs have actually gotten so popular that many little girls even want to have a cute ladybug birthday party. Luckily, these parties are not only are these parties cute but very easy to set up, allowing you to make the perfect party for your daughter and her friends!

Ladybug Decorations

What is a birthday party without decorations? Like many other party themes, it is easy to find ladybug party decorations as long as you know where to look. One of our favorite decorations is actually something you might never consider - a ladybug piñata. This adorable piñata looks like an oversized cartoon bug, perfect to be filled with small ladybug toys and candies. If you are having a hard time finding the right decorations, just go with black and red decorations in streamers and other decorations you want for your party. With the right preparations it will be easy to make your room look perfect for any little ladybug!

Ladybug Tableware

Like any party, cute tableware is the key to bringing your party table together! While a cute ladybug cake is obviously a key element of the birthday table, you should also have other decorations. With kids going about at the party, we recommend not trying to use good dishes or things you will have to wash later. This can lead to not only mess, but all too often broken dishes as well. Avoid the stress and consider getting ladybug themed paper tableware. This will not only reduce after-party stress, but leave your table looking even cuter, especially when kids are eating birthday cake from cute ladybug dessert plates.  If you do decide to forgo the cake and do cupcakes, don't forget that you can also buy cute ladybug cupcake picks and decorations as well for cupcakes!

Ladybug Costumes

Of course, most little girls love to play dress up, especially at their own birthday party. One of the easiest ways to make your little girl feel special on her big day is letting her dress up with her own ladybug wing and headband set. These sets look similar to fairy wings, but look like your daughter's favorite black and red insect. Mix this with ladybug themed jewelry and your daughter can be a special ladybug princess at her birthday party. Since these sets are fairly inexpensive you can even buy one for each girl at the party without spending a fortune! Just make sure when you send out invitations that people RSVP so you know exactly how many of these cute sets to buy!

Paris Birthday Party

By Designed 2B Sweet 3 years ago 2053 Views No comments

Planning a special Paris themed birthday party? For many parents, nothing is more frustrating than planning a party for their tween or teenager. Many girls want a girly birthday party, but they don't want a childish party. This can seem to limit options for some parents. Yet, most girls dream on going to a romantic trip to Paris and being able to see sights like the Eiffel tower for themselves. With how much girls love Paris, why not have a Paris themed birthday party? You may even be surprised at just how easy it is to make one of these parties!

Dress Up In Parisian Style

When many girls think of Paris, they first and foremost think of the Eiffel tower, and fashion. Any good Paris party will be sure to incorporate both. Getting the fashion side of things, however, can be tricky. For tweens, the best way to do this can be having girls come pretending to be runway models, or playing dress up with their favorite costumes. You can even add some flare to the party with sparkly hats that are perfect for any little diva. It may even be fun to let girls have their own Paris style fashion show for both their parents and friends. The trick is letting older girls feel special and dress up for the event.

Paris Themed Decorations

What is the most important display you can have at a Paris birthday party? The Eiffel tower, of course! This can be as simple as cardboard centerpieces that look like the Eiffel tower, or getting replicas of the tower that you can find at some stores.  It doesn't matter if its paper, metal, or even plastic - it is important for bringing together any Paris party. Once you have that, you can add other decorations to bring the party together, such as pennant banners or even making sure all the gifts are hidden away in special Paris gift bags. If you are having smaller children at the party, don't forget to also have decorations that they can enjoy as well - more traditional party elements like balloons.

Food For Your Paris Party

While many people think of Paris for the Eiffel tower and fashion, it is also known for its wonderful cuisine. For any person who dreams of a trip to Paris, it is important that you bring a taste of Paris to their birthday party. Have Paris themed dishes or even pastries for them to enjoy with their guests. Your tween or teenager will truly feel special and like an adult with a fancy, grown-up style meal at their party.  Of course, that doesn't mean you can't also have traditional birthday party food, like cake or cupcakes. Just make sure to dress up any cupcakes for the occasion, with Eiffel tower cupcake picks and special cupcake cups for your special Paris birthday party!

Movie Premiere for Kids

By Designed 2B Sweet 3 years ago 2596 Views 12 comments

Considering having a movie premiere party just for kids? With so many awesome kids' movies coming out soon in theaters or on DVD, many children are excited to see their favorite characters. One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of these new movies is with a fun movie party! Kids can celebrate before seeing the movie in theaters or even turn their own living room into a fun 'theater' for them and their friends to enjoy the new movie. Best of all, movie parties are a great centerpiece for sleepovers or as a way to keep children entertained during summer vacation. They are even fairly inexpensive to put together, allowing mom and dad to easily create a fun party that kids are sure to love!

Hollywood StarMovie Premiere for Kids: Decorations

Want to know what really makes a movie premiere party for kids come together? Decorations! There are so many options when it comes to a movie premiere party that the sky is really the limit. For kids, you can go with traditional decorations, or go with decorations that match the theme of the movie. If you want to go with a traditional party, consider going with hanging star decorations , or adding cute props, such as a movie directors clapboard. Kids will love pretending they are filming their own movie before it starts, so use your decorations to your advantage!

Popcorn CupsMovie Premiere for Kids: Food

One of the best parts of having a movie premiere party is, of course, the food! For a children's premiere party, we recommend going with movie theater-type of food to complement your in-home screening - easy and popular treats like popcorn, nachos, and other food served at your local theater. This is also the perfect time to include some of your child's favorite candy. Of course, for the other guests, name brand candy, or candy that matches the theme of the movie are great choices. If you aren't for sure what works best, a variety pack of different types of candy doesn't hurt either. Kids will love having a sweet treat as they watch their brand new movie!

Movie Night TrophiesMovie Premiere for Kids: Awards

Of course, what is more fun than giving out awards after your fun movie premiere party? It is easy to find trophies, even Oscar-looking ones, that are perfect to give out to different guests. Kids will love getting them for talking about their favorite characters, pretending to be them to accept awards, or even for things they did prior to the movie. This is where you can let imaginations run wild and truly have fun! Don't forget to remind kids too that they need to have speeches, just like the actors or characters would if they won the awards themselves! With this little touch, you will have some adorable, picture perfect moments at your party!

Butterfly Birthday Party

By Designed 2B Sweet 3 years ago 2290 Views 4 comments

Butterfly Decorations

Considering having a butterfly birthday party? Many little girls love butterflies because of their beauty and elegance, making it a great choice of themes. Even so, it can sometimes be a challenge finding the right decorations and favors to bring your party together. Although these parties can be challenging to prepare for, they are a great choice for girls of all ages. You may even be surprised how easy it is to make a beautiful, elegant, and even fun butterfly birthday party for your favorite girl!

Butterfly Birthday Party for Toddlers

Want to create the perfect butterfly birthday party for your little princess? Some of the cutest first birthday parties we have seen for little girls have actually been butterfly parties.  You can find adorable party decorations and tableware, such as the Butterfly Baby's First Birthday Invitations, plates, and even cups. You can even find little onesies with butterfly designs for your toddler's first birthday, helping you to make the party very special. Don't forget, you can also get butterfly decorations for the cupcake or cake to add a bit of flutter for all of your guests. When getting items for the party, just make sure you pay attention to small piece warnings, and examine everything carefully to make sure it won't be a potential choking hazard for your toddler.

Butterfly WingsButterfly Birthday Party for Girls

While infants can enjoy the eye-catching beauty of a butterfly theme, probably the most memorable and cute butterfly birthday parties are for girls 3 to 12. Not only can they have an adorable butterfly birthday party, but they can pretend to be one as well, with adorable butterfly wings. Add in a few fairy accessories, and girls can pretend to be butterfly fairies! Many girls especially love to show off with cute light up butterfly wands, too! Since butterfly wings are fairly cheap, you can buy these wings for all the girls attending the party without spending a great deal of money. Don't forget too that you can also find adorable butterfly tableware, perfect for younger girls to help soar through the cleanup. With the right butterfly party favors, you can easily make your daughter's butterfly themed dreams come true!

Butterfly MasksButterfly Birthday Party for Teenagers

Since many teenagers want to avoid childish birthday parties, it is important that you focus on elegant and classy decorations for a teenager's birthday party. For older girls, consider having a butterfly masquerade themed birthday party, with everyone having their own butterfly mask. You can even find confetti designed just for leaving around the house or your venue of choice. To add that extra touch, don't forget that you can also find elegant party favor bags featuring butterfly outlines that are perfect for women of all ages!

Reading Tea Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. 3 years ago 1991 Views 3 comments

Tea Party Treat BoxesLooking at having a special reading party? With school out for the summer many of us are looking for ways to keep kids reading. While reading may be fun, it can difficult showing kids how much fun it is when they have a choice between a book and their favorite video game. One of the best ways to encourage reading is not only making it fun, but encouraging girls to read with their friends. We have found that one of the best ways to do this is by having a weekly or bi-weekly reading tea party. Think of it as a book club meeting for kids! Don't worry, these parties are easy to set up and fun for everyone involved!

Reading Tea Party: Getting Started

In general, little girls love having tea parties and inviting their friends. When you first start this weekly or bi-weekly party, decide where it is going to be hosted and if parents are going to rotate which girl is hosting that week. Once you know, send out invitations to the invited girls with envelopes for an RSVP. While you can send out e-invites, this doesn't give little girls the excitement of getting their own mail. Along with the invitation, giving girls a choice of books that will be discussed at the party. You might also make this more fun by offering prizes, like small stuffed animals , bookmarks, or stationery to the girls, based on how many of the books they had read prior to the party.

Red Tea Party Hat

Reading Tea Party: Food & Decorations

Of course, what is a tea party without delicious food and tea! Make sure to get mild, herbal tea for all the girls or even some hot chocolate for little girls at your party. Regardless of the drink, they can still enjoy these out of adorable tea cups designed just for little girls. If you want to keep the mess down, however, don't forget that you can purchase tea party themed party paper sets with cups, plates, and even napkins. As well, it is easy to make little tea cakes or cupcakes to serve at the party. These cupcakes can then be decorated with cupcake picks and decorative skirts to make them look perfect for the tea party table.

Tea Party Lollipops

Reading Tea Party: Dress Up

What is a tea party without fun costumes? This is the time when you can truly have fun playing dress up with your daughter and her friends. This can be as simple as everyone dressing up in their Sunday best or dressing as little princesses for a fantasy-themed book reading. You can even have special costumes and hats set aside for all the girls at your party without spending a great deal of money on these outfits - many companies offer play outfits for girls inexpensively, allowing all your special little guests to feel like princesses as they sit and talk about their favorite books. If you want to add an extra touch, don't forget to add some play jewelry to make dress up even more fun! 

Girls at Pirate Birthday Parties

By Designed 2B Sweet 3 years ago 2087 Views 4 comments

Pirate Party PackPirate PartyLooking at having a pirate birthday party but not sure how to incorporate little girls into the party? It isn't too surprising that little boys love pretending to be pirates. Many of them love going outside and looking for pirate booty. What can be challenging, however, is incorporating their female friends and sisters into the party. Many boys' pirate parties are filled with sword fights and digging through the dirt for treasure, which doesn't excite all little girls. Luckily, we have some awesome tips to help you not only get little girls involved at your party, but really having fun as well.

Girls at Pirate Birthday Parties: Tableware

One of the best ways to think ahead for little girls at your party is getting special partyware for girls attending the party. There are cute sets such as the Pink Pirate paper set that allow you to have pirate themed items just for little girls at your party table. This will allow girls to feel like pirate princesses at your event. If there are a number of little girls at your party, you can also set up a special pink pirate cupcake ship just for them. On this unique table centerpiece, you can have pink pirate cupcakes sailing away. You can even have a normal pirate ship version of this centerpiece, allowing it to be a boys vs girls display at the party table!

Pirate NecklacesGirls at Pirate Birthday Parties: Party Favors

If you ask many kids what they think the best part of a party is, they will likely say it is their favor bag. Kids love getting a treat just for them, especially if it includes games and prizes. While boys may have a lot of traditional pirate items, you can make the girl bags a bit more unique too. Include items such as girly pirate tattoos and pink pirate rubber ducks. You can also add other items that aren't pirate related, such as sticker sets to help girls feel a bit more comfortable. As long as you personalize these bags for girls, they are guaranteed to be a success!

Pirate HatGirls at Pirate Birthday Parties: Costumes

Over the past few years, more companies have been making girly pirate items. This ranges from pink eye patches to jewelry designed for special girly pirates. You can even find pink pirate costumes, allowing you to make your favorite little girl look like the perfect female pirate. If you cannot find the right pirate costume for your little girl, don't forget that it is easy to accessorize! Mix her favorite jewelry with the costume, as well as adding bandannas or a vest in her favorite color. With the right amount of preparation, it is easy to incorporate girls into any pirate birthday party, no matter how many boys attend the party!

How To Throw The Perfect Pop Star / Rock Star Theme Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. 3 years ago 6233 Views 3 comments

As the hit songs says, "We all just want to be big rock stars."

Inflatable GuitarsFor your budding performers, why not throw a themed party that includes all of the trappings of a celebrated diva or guitar hero? From stylish costumes and jewelry to toy microphones, we have all of the accessories needed to turn your child's Pop Star Theme party into an instant success. He or she may not be a rock star yet, but there is no reason why you can't let them feel like one.

Rock Star SunglassesWhen you throw a pop star party, don't forget all of the things that make it seem real. We have a wide assortment of diva and pop star hats, glamorous rock star sunglasses, and even toy microphone that let the young stars perform for their gathered fans. To make the rock star party a complete success, there are even guitar decorations and rock star party favors. Toss in some music to get the party started, and the stage is set for a world tour pop star party right in your own living room.

Guitar Pick NecklacesThere is an assortment of rock star tableware which brings out the diva in your family. Her pop star costume will look great with either pink or white princess gloves, and everyone in attendance will love the fun and fashionable rock star party favors, including flashing guitar pins that are sure to catch everyone's eye.

So hand that child a microphone, dress her up in a costume that brings out the diva inside, and let her imagination run wild as she dances and entertains her friends and fans with a stylish inflatable microphone. There is nothing quite like the fun and excitement that comes from having your very own pop star party, so be sure to have a camera ready to capture memories of this happy occasion.

Echo MicrophonesTo make the scene complete, there are echo microphones available, and the rock star party will really get underway when the glow sticks come out, the costume goes on, and the temporary rock star or diva tattoos are in place. There are colorful hair scrunchies, amazing costume jewelry and more than enough glitz and glamor to entertain even the fussiest group of kids.

Frienship BraceletsThere's an inflatable guitar and a wide assortment of guitar shaped decorations which complement a fabulous set of rock star tableware. We even have glittery rock star and diva iron-ons, which allow you to turn a favorite garment into a symbol of rock super stardom. When the pop star balloons have been inflated, and the heart shaped sunglasses go on, it is time to leave the real world behind for just a little while, and find out what its like to live the life of famous pop star.

We have over 100 different items that can be mixed or matched to create the perfect atmosphere for your child. From a frilly pink tutu, to an assortment of friendship bracelets, Your rock star theme party is sure to be the hit of year, and one that will have to be repeated again and again.