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Party Tips and Tricks

It's not until you start planning a party that you realize just how taxing and time consuming it can be! From the invitations and decor, to the activities and food, there are a lot of details that need to be accounted for We know you're busy enough as it is, so we thought we'd share a few of our favorite party hacks to make your life a little easier!

One of the worst parts of party preparation is blowing up a ton of balloons! It doesn't take long to start running out of breath! Did you know that you can easily blow up dozens of balloons in no time using vinegar and baking soda? Talk about a breath of fresh air! Check out Nature Hacks for the directions!

Is your child celebrating a birthday at school? Don't forget the treats! Bringing in cupcakes for your child's class is a fun way to celebrate, but transporting 20+ cupcakes is way easier said that done. Use clear plastic cups and cellophane for easy transportation and no mess! Find the instructions at Michelle Paige Blogs

Planning to serve ice cream at the party? Make life easier (and less messy) by scooping it ahead of time! Scoop the ice cream into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners and freeze overnight. When it comes time to serve the cake, just remove the ice cream scoops from the liners! Find the directions and more ice cream hacks at Real Simple!

Sundae bars are fun, but putting all the toppings out can be messy! Use a muffin tin to put out tons of toppings all in one place! This hack works great for sundae toppings, but would also be great for burger or hotdog toppings, like ketchup, onions, and more! Photo credit to Two Peas & Their Pod!

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Simply Delicious

The delicious sweets and tasty treats are some of the best parts of parties, but if you're getting ready for your child's birthday bash, you know deciding on the menu is one of the more challenging aspects of party planning. From accommodating food allergies to satisfying the pickiest of eaters, it's a tall task coming up with dishes everyone likes. These easy recipes are quick to throw together and are sure to be a hit with all your guests!

These ooey, gooey pepperoni roll-ups are full of pepperoni and melty cheese, perfect for dipping! You can make them with pre-packaged crescent rolls, saving you time and effort. If your guests aren't big pepperoni fans you can substitute turkey or ham! Find the recipe at Taste of Home.

Doesn't food taste better when it's bite-sized? We think so! These mini corn dog muffins are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser and make a perfect party snack. Don't forget the ketchup and mustard! Check out Hip 2 Save for the recipe!

It's just about time for dessert, and, of course, there'll be cake of some sort, but these ice cream cone fruit cups are a great healthy option! Fill store-bought ice cream cake cones with cut up fruit and serve on a platter! The cones can get a little soggy from the fruit juice, so wait to scoop the fruit until you're ready to serve these sweet treats! Find the recipe and directions at Giggles Galore!

Funfetti cakes are all the rage right now, but what about funfetti dip? This deliciously rich dip tastes exactly like funfetti cake! Dunk your favorite treats like graham crackers, cookies, fruit, and more in this decadent dip! Sure to become a favorite of all your party guests, this sprinkle-topped treat is festively fun as well! Find the recipe at Lil' Luna!

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Breakfast of Champions

So, these may not be the healthiest breakfast ideas, but they're so fun we just had to share! One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is with food, so we figured that should include breakfast as well! Perfect for the holidays, or just as a winter break treat, these delicious breakfast recipes will be a hit with the whole family!

Pancakes and bacon are two of the best breakfast stapes. Combine them with some small pieces of candy to create these adorable snowman pancakes! Use your favorite pancake recipe, or try a seasonal flavor for some extra festive fun! Find the recipe at Hoosier Homemade!

Looking for a fun breakfast idea that requires little actual cooking? You can make these cinnamon roll Christmas trees with pre-packaged Pillsbury cinnamon rolls! Perfect for Christmas morning, all you had to do is bake the cinnamon rolls and decorate! Find the step-by-step directions at The Pinning Mama!

Are you more of a waffle person? Then these gingerbread waffles with vanilla cream syrup will be right up your alley! Full of seasonal flavors like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, these waffles taste like the holiday season! Eat them with a small glass of eggnog for the perfect holiday breakfast. Check out Tastes Better from Scratch for the recipe!

Of course, no winter breakfast is complete without hot chocolate! This creamy, peanut butter hot chocolate tastes like a Reese's Cup in liquid form, yum! Easily adaptable, this recipe can be made with soy milk or other non-dairy alternatives, perfect for kids who have to avoid dairy! Find the recipe at Tiny Tummy Tales!

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Feeling Frosty

As you can tell, we're crazy for cupcakes here at We Bring the Party! There are so many festive cupcake recipes out there; we wish we had the time to make them all! Whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla, buttercream or cream cheese, we've got you covered! We guarantee that any of the seasonal cupcakes will be a hit at your next holiday party!

Hot chocolate and cupcakes? Yes please! These deliciously decadent hot chocolate cupcakes will satisfy any chocolate lover's sweet tooth! Topped with marshmallow creme frosting and mini marshmallows, these cupcakes are not only tasty but adorable and easy to decorate! Find the recipe from Momtastic Food!

Could these reindeer cupcakes be any cuter? Perfect for your Christmas party or just as a fun, kid-friendly activity, these cupcakes are so fun to make. You can use store-bought cake mix and chocolate frosting so you can focus all of your energy on the decorating process! Make sure you get pictures of your hard work before your reindeer cupcakes get devoured! Find the step-by-step directions at One Little Project.

Can't get enough eggnog? Then you'll love these flavorful eggnog cupcakes! With real eggnog in both the cake batter and frosting, you can turn your favorite Christmas beverage into an even better dessert! Top with a mini cinnamon stick for the perfect finishing touch. Find the recipe at Baking Beauty!

These snowmen cupcakes are tasty and so fun to decorate! Use your favorite candy to make each snowman unique. The perfect party activity, bake the cupcakes and put out bowls of candy so the kids can decorate their own! Find the recipe and decorating instructions at All You!

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Cranberry Craziness

One of the best things about the holidays is all the delicious seasonal food! One of our favorites, cranberry, is a festive winter staple that can be incorporated into almost any dish! These cranberry recipes are perfect for your own holiday party or to bring to a potluck. Enjoy!

Is there a better way to enjoy Christmas flavors than with sangria? This delicious concoction made with cranberries, white wine, apples, and rosemary tastes like Christmas in a glass! This festive drink not only looks beautiful but will become an instant favorite with your guests! Find the recipe at Cake N Knife!

Who doesn't love Brie? It's creamy, delicious, and makes the perfect appetizer! We guarantee these cranberry and Brie bites will be gone within minutes! Made with Puff Pastry, Brie, and cranberry, you can make these tasty bites in less than half an hour. Find the recipe and directions at Kitchen Sanctuary!

These scrumptious, spicy cranberry meatballs are easy to eat and even easier to make! With only three ingredients, these meatballs are simple and can be made in a crockpot, which is a great option if you're making a large quantity. Stick a toothpick in each one and serve for a delicious, easy appetizer! Find the recipe at Yellow Bliss Road

Of course, no party is complete without dessert! These yummy cranberry cookies are a great seasonal dessert and are a fantastic alternative to cake, which can be difficult to serve (and make) in large quantities. These cookies stay soft for days, so you can enjoy them after the party as well! Find the recipe from Good + Simple!

 

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Deck the (School) Halls

Winter break (and the holiday season) is almost here! Just a few more weeks until you get a much needed break from the school morning routine! This time of year is usually one of the busiest, and with all the holiday craziness, your child's winter/holiday school party may sneak up on you! Never fear, we have you covered with plenty of classroom party ideas.

On beverage duty? Grab some bottled water and stick one of our adorable winter-themed water bottle labels to each one! Featuring snowmen, snowflakes, and penguins, our self-stick water bottle labels take theme coordination to the next level!

These string cheese snowmen are festive and easy to make (no cooking involved)! Customize the snowmen with different colored hats and ribbons for an extra fun touch! Find directions at No Biggie

Another healthier snack option is these adorable frozen banana penguins! Made with chocolate, bananas, and M&M's, these tasty treats are (relatively) healthy and will be the talk of the party! These will melt pretty quickly, so be sure to transport them in a cooler. Find the instructions at Reading Confetti!

Who doesn't love rice krispie treats? These reindeer rice krispies are perfect for the holidays! Putting each rice krispie treat on a stick allows for easy transportation and easy eating! Find the recipe and decorating instructions from Thirty Handmade Days

Looking for a non-food party treat? Our snowflake bubbles, which match the snowflake water bottle labels, are a fun party favor! In addition to being great for classroom parties, all of these treat ideas are perfect for your own winter or holiday party!

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Thanksgiving: A Day Full of Thankful Activities

How is it possible that Thanksgiving is only a week away? This year is flying by! Of course, one of the best parts of the holiday is sitting down to eat that delicious Thanksgiving dinner you've been dreaming about, but how do you spend the rest of the day? Keep the kids entertained (and out of the kitchen) with this fun, Thanksgiving-themed scavenger hunt! Find the full instructions and printables from The Taylor House!

Put a unique, personalized spin on the classic hand/footprint turkey crafts by putting a picture of your kid making a hilarious face on top of the turkey's head! While the process might be a little messy, the result will be hilarious and totally worth it! Continue the tradition and compare the turkeys from year to year! Find the supply list and directions at Crafty Morning!

These adorable candy corn turkey sugar cookies are super fun to make and even better to eat! Oven space is likely to be pretty limited on Thanksgiving Day, so you can make the sugar cookies the night before and just decorate them on Thanksgiving! Check out Wal-Mart for the full recipe!

As evidenced by the name of the holiday, Thanksgiving is a time to be appreciative and voice gratitude for the things you're thankful for. This "I am thankful for..." printable placemat lets your kids express what they're thankful for and can be used as a coloring page! Find the printable at the Kids Activities Blog!

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A Swing and a Hit: A Baseball Party

With the MLB postseason in full swing, it's the perfect time for a baseball-themed party! This theme is great for birthday parties and would make a fun watch party as well! You could even color-coordinate to match your favorite team's colors. Of course, no baseball party is complete without a concessions stand! Set up a table with classic ballpark snacks like hotdogs, nachos, and popcorn and let your guests dig in! Check out Liz on Call for more food ideas!

After all the salty popcorn, your guests will need something sweet! These baseball cupcakes are festive and tasty! All you need is your favorite white cake mix, white frosting, and red icing! Check out Sea Kettle for the full instructions!

Add one of our cupcake toppers, which feature baseballs, baseball gloves, bats, and home plates, to each cupcake for a personalized touch! 

"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back." It's hard to think of any two things more symbolic of baseball games than peanuts and Cracker Jack, making them the perfect baseball party favors! Arrange several bags of peanuts and boxes of Cracker Jack on a table for your guests to grab on the way out! Photo credit: La Luz Photography

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Pumpkin Palooza

Nothing screams fall more than pumpkins. Whether you have a little pumpkin on the way, it's your little pumpkin's birthday, or you just want to celebrate the season, a pumpkin-themed party is perfect for any fall occasion and lends itself to lots of festive decorating! Speaking of, this pumpkin cooler is super easy to make and is as useful as it is decorative! Get the full instructions from Martha Stewart
If your party is close to Halloween, this candy corn vase is a fun, colorful centerpiece! If you'd rather go for a more general fall theme, you could substitute candy corn for un-popped corn kernels, there are endless possibilities! Photo credit to Wants & Wishes!
To make your centerpieces extra festive, add our fun pumpkin centerpiece set! Each set includes two pumpkins and one "cutest pumpkin in the patch" title. These are especially perfect for your little one's birthday party! How cute!
Of course, no party is complete without food! These Jack-O-Lantern mac and cheese cups are fun, festive, and easy to serve! Especially perfect for a kid's party, these mac and cheese cups will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! Find full instructions from The Seasoned Mom!
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A Perfect Pumpkin Party

Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season of changing leaves, sweater weather, and everything pumpkin, than with a pumpkin-themed party? Think of all the delicious pumpkin food to be made! Speaking of, we don't think anything could be better than these chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon pumpkin cream cheese frosting! Isn't your mouth watering just thinking about the chocolatey, pumpkin goodness? Find the recipe at The Recipe Critic!
Clearly, we love cupcake toppers! To quote Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, "I think it gives it a little something extra, don't you think?" These pumpkin cupcake toppers are the perfect finishing touch for any pumpkin flavored cupcakes!
We're pretty sure pumpkin decorating is mandatory at any fall or pumpkin themed party! We're big fans of painting pumpkins! It's much easier than carving them, you have more creative freedom, and it's safer for the kids! Give each party guest a mini pumpkin and put out a variety of paints and stencils for a great party activity. How cute are these polka dot pumpkins? Check out Good Housekeeping for instructions and more pumpkin decorating ideas!
Who doesn't love candy? These tissue paper pumpkin party favors fit the theme perfectly and are easy to make! All you need is orange tissue paper, green tape, and mini or fun-sized candy! Check out the full instructions at One Little Project!
Add one of our pumpkin party favor tags to the stem of the tissue paper pumpkins for an extra special touch! And voila, adorable, personalized, and yummy party favors perfect for any fall party!
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