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Luau For Kids

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 29, 2014 1336 Views 7 comments

Inflatable Luau ToysBeach BallsWant to have a special luau for kids? With summer being right around the corner, it isn't too shocking that many of us are wanting an excuse to have outdoor parties and play outside. Kids especially love the idea if it means they have an excuse to play in the pool or have a fun party with all the kids in the neighborhood.  What is even more fun about a luau is that you can have two parties going on at once, one for children and one for adults who are enjoying a fun barbeque and a night of cocktails. You may even be surprised at how easy it is to have a fun luau that the whole family can enjoy together!

Luau for Kids: Pool Toys

Of course, one of the best parts of a luau party is being able to play in the pool or at the beach. There are many cool luau themed pool toys, including rafts and floating toys. One of the coolest things that many kids enjoy, however are toys that allow them to have soda and other fun drinks in the pool. This allows kids to have a way of getting their favorite drink without leaving the pool, allowing adults to watch children and enjoy time in the water themselves. Of course, kids can easily have hours of fun in the pool with pool toys such as water guns and beach balls. Just make sure you have activities planned ahead of time to keep kids busy!

Luau LeisLuau TorchesLuau for Kids: Costumes

Even though many people don't think about it, many children associate luaus with Hawaiian dancers or hula girls. For this reason, many little girls love to pretend they are hula girls, wearing costumes and flowered leis  just like these tropical girls. These costumes are fairly inexpensive and a great way to get kids having fun at your party. Since they go great with bathing suits, they are perfect for everyone. As well, consider having straw hats available to all the kids, especially if you have a yard or play area where they will be out in the sun.

Luau for Kids: Decorations

Even though we may not think about it, decorations can easily turn a boring pool party into an exciting luau. This can be as simple as decorating your deck with beautiful flower garland or even giving your outdoor patio table a touch of Hawaii with a grass skirt. If you are planning on bringing your party into the night, you can also purchase Tiki lanterns and torches that run on smokeless oil to keep everyone enjoying the party even after the sun goes down.

Turtle Toss Inflatable Game

Luau for Kids: Games

Of course, one of the best parts of having a luau for kids is a variety of party games. Kids love playing classic games like ring toss and wooden ring drop games. You can also take advantage of your pool by making your own unique games. For example, purchasing Hawaiian themed rubber duckies and having a large pool game. Just place all the ducks in your pool and having children find numbered ducks. You can also purchase inflatable pool games like a ring or ball toss game. Not only can they keep the ducks they 'catch' but can get a cool prize pack with luau themed toys. With a variety of fun games and prizes, every child will have fun at your adorable kid themed luau!

Bowling Birthday Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 29, 2014 797 Views 4 comments

Bowling GameBowling Pins FlashlightsIs your child wanting to have a bowling birthday party? For many kids, nothing seems more fun than going to the local bowling alley for their special birthday party. Not only do they get fun presents, but they get to bowl with their friend for hours as they eat cake and a variety of different treats. While a bowling party can be a lot of fun for kids, it can be challenging getting everything together for adults. With the right amount of planning, however, it is easy to have the perfect bowling party for children of all ages!

Bowling Birthday Party: Invitations

Probably one of the hardest things for adults when planning a bowling birthday party is making sure that the bowling alley is scheduled for the dates of the party. Since many children love the idea of having this type of birthday party, it is important that parent plan ahead and book the bowling alley for the party as early as possible. Once the dates are set and you have reserved the bowling alley for your party, you should send out invitations to all of your child's guests. You can get invitations specially designed for bowling parties or for whatever theme you choose for your party, just make sure that the invitations have a way for parents to RSVP their child, the location of the party, and the times of the party so that parents know when they need to arrive. As well, as a simple courtesy, make sure to include an addressed envelope with a stamp for parents to send back their invitation so that you can plan accordingly.

Bowling Pins PlushBowling TattoosBowling Birthday Party: Themes

One of the best parts of a bowling party is that you can have just about any type of theme you want. While you can go with a general bowling theme, you can really go with any type of party theme you like. When it comes to decorating, however, make sure you don't have too many decorations. Remember, you will only have one little party area, so stick to simple decorations such as balloons and themed party paper supplies. If you want to use other types of decorations make sure to talk with the bowling alley ahead of time to see what they will and will not allow.

Bowling Birthday Party: Goody Bags

For every child at your party, nothing is more fun than opening up their goody bags and finding out what fun treats they got inside.  Since children will be eating a lot of sweets, make sure to go with a mix of party favors that aren't just sugar. Kids will love being able to have bowling themed games that they can play with one another or fun pencils that they can use at school. Just make sure everything is age appropriate based on the age of the majority of the children at your party. With the right amount of planning it is easy to create the perfect bowling birthday party!

Fun Children's Party Themes

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 24, 2014 1140 Views 16 comments

Dinosaur Paddleball game

Trying to find a fun theme for your children's party? If there is one thing that every child loves, it's a birthday party. It doesn't even have to be their own party, since they know they will be playing party games, eating fun treats, and may even receive a goodie bag filled with fun toys.  Even though we may have forgotten some of the joys of attending little kid birthday parties as we became adults, it's still fun creating these adorable parties for our children. The challenging part, however, is finding the perfect themes - ones that not only fit our children's personalities, but will make all of their little friends happy as well! Below, we have included some of our favorite children's party themes that are good for girls, and boys.

Children's Theme: Dinosaurs

If there is one thing most children enjoy, it's dinosaurs. Children love learning about these prehistoric reptiles and pretending to be one.  Since children love dinosaurs, it is easy make a themed party a fun educational experience. It is easy to pick out fun dinosaur books, toys, and/or candies in dinosaur themed goodie bags, encouraging small children to have fun and learn at the same time!

Jungle Animal Stuffed AnimalsChildren's Theme: Jungle/Zoo

Another of the most popular themed parties for children actually revolves around modern-day animals. Children love seeing animals that live in the zoo, and the jungle as well. Many children are interested in these animals, especially since many have been playing with similar stuffed toys since they were smaller. These parties are quick and easy for parents to plan, since they can pick from a wide variety of novelty toys, stuffed animals, and even animal shaped lollipops.

Carnival CupcakesChildren's Theme: Carnival

Of course, what child doesn't love going to see a carnival?  With all the different attractions at these events, it isn't too surprising that many children dream of their chance of seeing their next carnival, and maybe even enjoy  pretending they are the ringmaster! Today, you can find a pretty wide selection of party sets to help you create (and complement) the perfect carnival party. These sets include everything you need for goodie bags, decorating your house, and even making adorable circus themed cupcakes!

Superhero CostumeChildren's Theme: Superhero

Let's face it, kids love superheroes, especially after seeing summer blockbusters like Iron Man or the Avengers. With children dreaming of being superheroes when they grow up, it's not too surprising that kids want to have a superhero themed party. This is one of the 

Pirate Goody Bagfew themes that is perfect for playing dress up at as well since kids can wear capes, masks, and other fun superhero items. You may even be able to find cute superhero themed toys for goodie bags!

Children's Themes: Pirates

Another party theme that has been getting a lot of attention due to movies are pirate parties. Kids are fascinated with pretending to be pirates, especially after seeing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Out of all the parties, this can easily be the most rewarding but time-consuming, since parents can make treasure maps to hidden treasure and even have pirate costumes available to the children at the party. As well, children will love having access to pirate themed toys, candies, and more when they find their pirate treasure!

Fairy Tale Birthday Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 24, 2014 886 Views 8 comments

Princess Party

Is your daughter wanting a fairy tale birthday party? Nearly every little girl dreams of being a magical princess, especially on her birthday. Nothing will make her smile more than walking into her surprise party with all of her friends dressed as little princesses. One of the main reasons that many parents don't throw an elaborate fairy tale birthday party for their child is that they don't know where to start or worry that it will be outside of their budget. You may be surprised to know that it is cheaper than going to a kids party venue and is very easy to set up, especially if you are working with other awesome parents!

Fairy Tale Birthday Party: Themes

When it comes to a fairy tale party, the most important thing you need to do is pick a theme that matches what your daughter likes. Every girl dreams of being a princess, but it is possible to a have a princess party and have another sub theme. For example, you can have a fairy princess party or a unicorn themed princess party. What is important is that you pick certain features that you want to add to the party, or make an important part of the party. You can also go with a more traditional fairy tale birthday party by revolving the party itself around your daughter's favorite fairy tales.

Unicorn Paper PlateFairy Tale Birthday Party: Party Sets

Once you have decided on the theme of your fairy tale party, it is time pick out party decorations and party tableware paper sets. This is where you can really add a fantasy feel to your party. You can find just about any type of party decorations, from princess door covers to unicorn stuffed animals that can be given to each of your party guests. One area where you can add some extra color and convenience to your party is with a party paper tableware set. Rather than spend your time afterward cleaning up in the kitchen, consider going with a set that includes different sized paper cups, paper plates, napkins, and everything you need to serve food at your fairy tale party. Not only will this save you time, but girls will love eating off colorful unicorn plates and feeling like true little magical princesses!

Princess Tiara Assortment

Fairy Tale Birthday Party: Surprise Party

If you are hoping to throw a surprise fairy tale birthday party for your daughter, we recommend sending out invitations early. You can find premade paper invitations that match your chosen party set fairly easily, and they don't cost much money at all. If you want to make it a true surprise, you may even want to see if one of your family members are willing to host the party at their own house. As part of the surprise party, make sure to have a variety of fun princess goody bags made for all of your guests, as well as special treats for all of the guests. For the perfect picture moment, you may even want to get tiaras and princess costumes for each of the girls. With the right party favors and preparations, you can easily create the perfect fairy princess party for any little girl!

Create A Themed Sleepover

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 23, 2014 1002 Views 12 comments

Girls sleepover partyCupcake Lip GlossIs your daughter planning on having a fun sleepover? For girls, nothing is more fun than spending the night with friends, especially if they get private time to gossip or put on makeup with their friend's mom. The hardest part for most moms, however, is picking a theme and finding the right party supplies for their daughters. While you can always go with a traditional sleepover theme, this doesn't encourage girls to want to spend the night at your house more, making it important that you pick a fun, original theme for your daughter's sleepover. Luckily, there are fun themes (and themed party supplies) that can be used for just about any girly sleepover!

Themed Sleepover: What to Consider

When preparing for a themed sleepover, the first thing you should consider is what your daughter and her friends like. Do they love animals? How about watching princess movies with friends? From their likes, put together a list of possible themes. While some themes may not work well for a sleepover, others can be easily converted. For example, if your daughter loves zoo animals, you can have a zoo themed sleepover, with all the girls having adorable jungle 'friends' that they can watch movies with or even tell their ghost stories once the lights go out!

Polka Dot Jungle Animals

Themes Sleepover: Popular Themes

There are obviously certain themes that do better for girly sleepovers, especially if you are hosting younger girls. When picking a theme, especially a popular one, make sure to keep the ages of the girls invited in mind as well. For example, a unicorn themed slumber party may go over better with younger girls than it would most tweens. Some of our favorite slumber party themes include:

Sleepover JewelryThemed Sleepover: Party Supplies

Even though many parents don't think about it, we also recommend getting themed party supplies, especially tableware. Rather than spending your time worrying about dirty dishes and cups, enjoy the convenience of being able to toss paper plates and cups after dinner or a fun snack before bedtime. Kids especially love these themed plates, cups, and napkins since they know they are special, just for them and the big event! As well, kids love seeing matching items, especially if they match balloons and other decorations that are part of your sleepover.

Of course, you will also need to organized some adorable sleepover themed goody bags for your little guests. This can range from cute themed toys to candies that girls can eat throughout the night. Girls will especially love seeing what cute jewelry each girl got and trading back and forth to see who wants to wear what throughout the night. With a bit of planning, it is easy to create a themed sleepover that girls of all ages will enjoy

Boys at Princess Birthday Parties

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 22, 2014 1249 Views 9 comments

Inflatable Shield and SwordWant to have a princess birthday party but are unsure how to make little boys comfortable at your party? Many little girls have friends who are boys, ranging from family members to friends at school. Sometimes many boys don't want to attend a princess birthday party because they are very girly and they feel out of place at the party. While you can make it an exclusively girl event, it is possible to make a princess party perfect for boys and girls alike, as long as parents have time to plan for the party!

Boys at Princess Birthday Parties: What to Consider

Sword Bubble Necklace

When planning your party, make sure you take a few things into account. Many princess birthday parties focus quite a bit on girly items, s

uch as costumes, tiaras, and jewelry. While some boys may enjoy playing with these dress up items, it is usually best to give them choices. Boys want to pretend they are slaying dragons and going on grand adventures, so give them the opportunity to have this kind of fun. Make sure to have activities and costumes available just for the boys at your party. This will keep them from acting up and let them know that they are welcome at the party too. Just don't be surprised if you have princesses wanting to take part in these games too!

Boys at Princess Birthday Parties: Knights

knight costume

For many boys, nothing is more fun than pretending they are a mighty knight off to fight a dragon or save a princess. To help little boys pretend they are a knight, consider purchasing play outfits for your parties. Many stores carrying plastic 'armor' that boys can wear, including a chest plate, helmet, and even a sword. Boys may even enjoy having a jousting tournament with inflatable weapons while girls enjoy having a fun tea party or dress up session.  As well, make sure to make special favors bags for your little knights, including knight and royalty themed party favors, such as sword bubbles, knight figures, and even knight themed craft projects.

Boys at Princess Birthday Parties: Princes

Another great options for a princess party is having costumes and goody bags for little princes. Boys lovepretending they are royalty too. A prince costume can be as simple as a cape, crown, and a sword so they can protect princesses from bad guys. Prince costumes can be a bit difficult to put together since they aren't as popular as princess or knight costumes, but they can be very cute at princess birthday parties. With the right amount of party planning it is possible to make both boys and girls happy at your special princess themed birthday party.

International Astronomy Day

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 16, 2014 1038 Views 3 comments

Outer Space PlateDo you have a little one who loves outer space? Many children love to learn about space and are curious about what else may exist in our universe. To celebrate a love for space all around the world, various schools and astronomy clubs are looking forward to celebrating International Astronomy Day on April 28. To help making your outdoor event even more fun, wouldn't it be great to have a little outdoor gathering as everyone enjoys watching the stars together? Below, we have tips for creating a fun night or camping trip for International Astronomy Day!

International Astronomy Day: Things You Need

If you are planning on having a little gathering for International Astronomy Day, make sure you have everything you need ahead of time. Since you want to be somewhere that is dark, you want to be in a park, or a very dark backyard. Along with a telescope, this is the best way to look at the stars or even go searching for planets! If you are going to have children at the event or outdoor party, make sure to bring flashlights and books so that you can teach them about the different constellations and things that can be found in the sky. Some learning and party stores even have workbooks or activity books to make learning even more fun for kids!

Outer Space CupcakesInternational Astronomy Day: Food

Of course, any outing needs good food! More than likely, you are going to be outside for hours. Consider filling a cooler with drinks and packing some snack food. You can even make decorative cupcakes using outer space cupcake picks or other decorations to get your favorite food in the spirit for some outer space exploration. As well, you can also bring space themed candy to give as prizes to kids who are able to find various constellations in the sky. Kids will be excited to get candy that is made to look like astronauts, planets, or even aliens if you want to get really creative! If you want to avoid candy, you can also purchase space themed pencils and other outer space toys.

Rocket Ship ErasersInternational Astronomy Day: Camping Fun

For those who are deciding to camp out, make sure you have plenty of activities planned to keep children interested throughout the night. While they will love looking at the stars, make sure to have things to keep them occupied. For example, consider playing flashlight tag or other traditional camping games with kids. Since it can still get cold at night, make sure to bring plenty of blankets, even if you aren't planning on staying outdoors with kids for the entire night. With the right food and games, it is easy to make International Astronomy Day fun for the entire family! 

Party Favor Ideas for a Princess Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. April 1, 2014 1293 Views No comments

Red Princess TutuIf you are throwing a Princess Birthday party for your little princess, you know one of the most important elements is the party favors. But when you have a party of 20 children, you also know purchasing the party favors can be an expensive and exhausting endeavor. Here are some party favor ideas that are inexpensive and fun!

1. Small ribbon tutus, princess wands, beaded tiaras or halos are really great party favors. Not only do the little princesses get to take these home; they can wear them at the party to add to the ambiance of the event. These items are relatively inexpensive and can usually be purchased at a discount when you buy in bulk. The great thing about these favors is that they will not be used just once. Girls will want to play dress-up with them over and over again and will remember your party each time.

Princess Wands2. Sweet confections such as pink rock candy, jewel lollipop rings, sweet tart candy necklaces, and tiara shaped lollipops all complement the theme well and are sure to delight the party guests!

3. Child size jewelry such as long beaded necklaces, plastic jeweled necklaces, princess or girl theme charm necklaces and bracelets or large plastic jeweled rings in the shape of gems, diamonds, flowers and hearts are great favors. The larger and more sparkly the better! The preferred colors for these jewelry items are, of course, pink, purple or red.

Princess Tiara Necklaces4. Hair accessories like butterfly hair clips, sparkle jeweled barrettes, tiara hair combs, shimmer ribbon hair scrunchies and headbands with beaded tiaras or jewels on top work very well too. Give these items in any combination with the princess party favors mentioned above for a birthday party that will be remembered long after it is over.

Princess Party Favor Goody Bags5. Instead of just handing any of these items out to the girls why not put them in princess theme party favor bags with tiaras, sparkles or stars on them? Another unique idea is to find interesting child size purses to fill with the party favors. You can find great purses with sequins or metallic fabrics that complement the magic and girly atmosphere of the event. Velour or organza party favor bags are great as well. You may even be able to find these bags in the shape of "glass slippers" to further extend the theme.

Now you have lots of great ideas to get you started on your princess party favor planning. Be creative and have fun!

Choosing The Right Party Theme

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. September 25, 2013 645 Views No comments

Do you struggle trying to find the right party theme for events? While it might be easy for some people, finding the right theme for certain events can be tricky, especially if you are wanting to do something original and fun. It can get even trickier when you are trying to throw a themed party for adults. Even a quick internet search can make things even more confusing, leaving you with hundreds of ideas for parties, all of which sound good! Knowing that finding the right theme can be challenging, we created some tips to help you find the right theme for just about any event!


Themed Parties: What to Consider

One of the hardest parts of trying to put together a themed party is choosing the theme. If you look, there is a theme out of there for just about every type of party, with various party goods, party favors, and even candies to go with that theme. With so many different options, it is easy to very quickly get overwhelmed. When looking at a theme for your party, it is better to break it up into simple steps, asking yourself first the age of your guests and what sort of things your typical guest would enjoy. For example, if you are having a pool party, a luau theme may work best, especially if you are planning on grilling for adults as well.


Themed Parties: Cost

Of course, the cost of your party should also be considered when putting together a themed party. While it may be great to go all out for a party, many of us are on a budget. If a theme seems out of your budget, consider going with something else or having a cut back themed party. Just because you are having a luau party doesn't mean you have to have a full-out barbeque with tiki statues everywhere. Go with something that fits in your budget and allows you to buy the right decorations without leaving you feeling uncomfortable about the cost. As well, don't be afraid to look at sales and clearance sections at party sites, you may find good deals, especially at the end of the season!


Themed Parties: Favors

If you are having a themed party, it is important you budget enough for not only decorations, but party favors as well. Even adults love getting a little bag of treats, especially if it is fun, themed candy or things that they can use at the party. What is better than walking away from a luau with cute sunglasses or a cute hat! Just make sure that everything in the bag is useful for adults if the bags are strictly for an adult oriented event!


Themed Parties: Decorations

Another fun part of a themed party is getting the right decorations. While many of us don't think much about it, the right streamers, props, and wall setting can easily make or break a themed party. Make sure to put aside at least 1/4 of your budget toward decorations. This may seem like a lot, but this is the best way to make sure your party succeeds at presenting the theme you desire. With the right amount of planning, it is easy to create any type of themed party, and make sure it is memorable

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Bachelorette Party Themes

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. September 25, 2013 738 Views No comments

Are you trying to plan the perfect bachelorette party for your best friend? Being the maid of honor may have its perks, but one of your main responsibilities is to make sure your best friend has a great night out before her big wedding day. While some women may like being a bit wilder during their bachelorette party, others enjoy quieter, quality time with friends and family. For the maid of honor, these quieter nights can be tricky, especially if they want to make sure their best friend has a good time without the party getting boring! One of the best ways to make a bachelorette party at home even more fun is with a fun themed party!


Bachelorette Party Themes: Diva

Of course, every bride wants to feel special right before her wedding, so why not help her feel like a star? Glam her up before her wedding with boas, makeup, and other rock star style clothing. It may even be a good time to get a photographer in to help take professional pictures of her as a star, right before her wedding. As well, don't forget that you can also get colorful martini glasses and fun jewelry to make your bride-to-be feel even more like she is in the spotlight.


Bachelorette Party Themes: Western

Many girls just want to go wild right before their wedding, so why not help her have her dream with a fun western party? Your best friend will love being a wild cow girl, helping tame any guys you encounter, or just having fun if you turn your house or backyard into a rodeo themed party. All you will need for this type of party are some cute cowgirl hats, western props, and of course, some hay to give your yard or room that finishing touch!


Bachelorette Party Themes: Tea Party

Even though some maids of honor don't really think about it, some girls love the thought of having an elegant party right before their big day. This is their last chance to be a princess before their husband makes them a queen. One of the best ways to do this is to throw the bride-to-be a fun tea party, with everyone dressing up for the event. For this sort of bachelorette party you want to go all out, doing everything appropriate to make the bride feel like royalty!


Bachelorette Party Themes: Nautical

While quite a few people don't think about it, having a bachelorette party on a boat is a load of fun. Nothing is more fun than being out on a lake or river and having your own private party before the big wedding. The bride can have fun by unwinding and having a special night on the water with friends. For this type of party, most nautical decorations and tableware are perfect, just make sure to have the proper nautical themed coolers to keep drinks cool while you on the water!

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