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Welcome to the 50s!

It's hard to think about the 1950s without thinking about soda shops. Soda floats were the staple of these old-school ice cream shops! These vanilla or chocolate cherry ice cream floats, made with your choice of ice cream, grenadine, and 7-Up are the perfect sock hop party treat! Find the full recipe at Your Home Based Mom!
Of course, no sock hop is complete without dancing, so play some 50s music and bust a move like Sandy and Danny at the Rydell High School dance! Show the dance-off clip from Grease for inspiration!
These little stuffed pink poodles, which you can find on Oriental Trading and other similar sites, make the cutest Fab 50s party favor! Photo credit to Very Grateful Life!
Attach one of our festive sock hop party favor tags to the pink poodles and voilà, easy and adorable party favors! 
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We Bring the Party specializes in handmade, themed party decorations for a wide variety of occasions. Whether you're looking for that extra little something to complete your theme, or you'd like a complete party in a box to arrive on your doorstep; we can help make your party picture-perfect. With our large assortment of themes, we can accommodate every celebration, from baby showers, to birthday parties, to graduations! You supply the guests, we'll supply the rest! For more information and to purchase party supplies, visit us at: www.webringtheparty.net
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Rock Around the Clock at the Sock Hop!

How fun is this sock hop theme? Doesn't it make you watch Grease and sing along to "Summer Nights"? It's such a fun girly theme that lends itself extremely well to dressing up. Poodle skirts anyone? The sock hop birthday banner makes the perfect backdrop for pictures! 
What better to go with a sock hop themed party than pink lady cupcakes? Not only are these strawberry cake, cream cheese frosting topped cupcakes delicious, but they're actually bright pink! Check out Eats Well With Others  for the recipe!
Add some pink sprinkles and one of our sock hop cupcake toppers, which feature poodle skirts, pink and blue records, and root beer floats, to each cupcake for an extra personalized touch.
This adorable Fab 50s confetti is the perfect way to add a little something extra to your party decor! Sprinkle some on the buffet table, at the place settings, or anywhere else you can think of!
The best thing about or Sock Hop Theme is it is one of our party in a box specials! Included in the party box is all the decor you see above, plus a centerpiece set and buffet name tags!
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A Dino-mite Party!

Choosing a party theme isn't always easy! As my kids have grown, I've come to realize that I get less and less say in things. First, it was with their Halloween costumes, and then their clothes, so I know my days of adorable birthday parties will soon be gone! After months of discussion, my son decided he wanted either a Lego party or a dinosaur one! He tried to convince me to merge the two themes but I held firm that it couldn't be done. At last, we had a theme. . .dinosaurs!
The next step after finally deciding on a theme: sending the invitations! This is likely our last "just family" party, so I went for quick and easy online invites, sending them via e-mail and Facebook! You can download the background here, then just add text!
Now, it was time to decide on the cake. I do not cook. Well, I cook sometimes, but only because my family insists on eating all of the time, it's not my strong suit! So, my initial plan was a bakery cake, but my six year old and I couldn't find one we agreed on. My next plan was to order cupcakes and put toppers on those (you all know how I love my toppers)! Then, I came across this little gem from Sprinkle Bakes!
I actually already had the sand molds, so that part was easy! The only problem is that my son, Hudson, prefers vanilla over chocolate, so we decided our dinosaur skeleton would be found in sand instead of dirt! Here's our adjusted recipe:
Ingredients:
2 boxes of cake mix (white, prepared per package instructions)
2.5 tubs of prepared vanilla frosting
1 package golden Oreos, finely crushed in the food processors
1.5 lbs white chocolate
Quick and dirty instructions:
1. Mix, bake, cool, and frost the cake (frost all the way to the edges, you don't want to lose any sand!)
2. Melt the chocolate (slow and steadily, don't ask how I know this). Put in the molds and freeze
3. Crush the cookies, spread most of the "sand" around, and place the dinosaur mold on top, then sprinkle with a little extra sand.
I made the cake the day before and covered it tightly with plastic wrap and foil. It spent the night on the counter and was delicious for the party (and a few days beyond)!
So that leaves the menu, everything was dinosaur-style, of course! We had Pterodactyl wings (chicken wings), Brontosaurus burgers, omnivorous pasta salad, Stegosaurus spikes (watermelon wedges), Dino bones (regular and white chocolate covered pretzels), Dinosaur Claws (Cheetos and Fritos), and Herbivore Haven (a veggie tray)!
I also created some Dino-themed freebies! Pictured below is the Dinosaur Maze, but there are also dinosaur coloring pages and a dot to dot! Image credits to Little Red's Clip Art
The party was a great success, everyone had a dino-mite time!
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Forest, Friends, and Fun!

These chocolate peanut butter acorns are an awesome, creative, and tasty snack, perfect for a forest friends party! All you need are mini-Nutter Butters, Hershey's Kisses, and mini-chocolate chips! You can either put a bowl of these out at the party, or put them in individual baggies as a party favor! Check out Honey and Butter for full instructions!

These DIY animal track stamps are a great way to keep the kids entertained! Make the stamps ahead of time and then give each party a guest a large sheet of paper and some paint! Then, have the kids label the animal that corresponds with each set of tracks! A quick Google search will bring up all sorts of animal tracks you can re-create! For more information, check out Green Kid Crafts!

Another fun animal-related activity is making paper plate raccoons! There are tutorials for all sorts of animals, but I thought these raccoons were too cute! All you need are paper plates, gray tissue paper, black and white yardstick, glue, scissors, a stapler, and some fun punches. Parents can help the kids with the more difficult parts like cutting and stapling! Check out Glued to my Crafts for step-by-step instructions!

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Raccoons, Foxes, and Squirrels, Oh My!

Fall is going to be here before we know it! Our forest friends party theme is perfect for an autumn birthday party! Plus, who doesn't love cute furry animals? In addition to labeling good, these party food buffet name tags are adorable and feature porcupines, foxes, squirrels, and more!

When I think of "forest food" my mind instantly goes to s'mores. Unless you plan on having an outdoor party, s'mores might be a little difficult to make. These bite-sized s'mores are delicious, easy to eat, and much less messy! Check out Grey Grey Designs for the recipe! My mouth is watering just looking at these!

Our forest cupcake wrappers add the perfect personalized touch to your party! Plus, they're reversible! Pictured below is the animal track print, and the other side features a forest green tree print! If you want to make two different kinds of cupcakes, use the wrappers to help you remember which is which!

These ultimate chocolate cupcakes are every kid's dream! In addition to the super chocolatey cake, these cupcakes are topped with a delicious, rich chocolate fudge frosting. If that doesn't sound chocolatey enough, you can add chocolate ganache to the filling! Check out the full recipe at Pretty Simple Sweet

Add one of our forest friends cupcake toppers for the perfect, and adorable, finishing touch! The kids will love being able to pick their favorite forest creature!

For more We Bring the Party Forest Party items, find us at: www.webringtheparty.net 

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Magnificent Mustache Party Time!

Mustaches are perfect for any party theme, including your little one's first birthday! It's such a fun theme that everyone gets a kick out of! These DIY mustache and beard printables make the perfect photo booth props for your guests! There are guaranteed to be some great (and embarrassing) pictures! Check out Meaningful Mama for full instructions!

These mustache-shaped sandwiches are adorable and the perfect party snack! All you need is a mustache-shaped cookie cutter, bread, Nutella, and cookie butter. How tasty do those sound? Find full instructions at Homemaker Chic!Every good party has fun games! Instead of the classic pin the tail on the donkey, try pin the mustache on the baby! Check out I am Momma Hear Me Roar for full instructions! Instead of a drawing, you could also use a blown-up picture of the guest of honor!

 

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Mustache Mania!

I mustache you a question . . .how adorable is this party theme? It's perfect for your little man's first birthday and provides awesome photo ops of your guests and birthday boy sporting fake staches! 

Who doesn't love cupcakes? They're cute, fun, and easily customizable! You can never go wrong with classic vanilla cupcakes! This recipe from Life, Love and Sugar is sure to be a hit with all of your guests!

Top off these delicious cupcakes with our adorable mustache cupcake toppers! Add some mustache sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch!

Be sure to properly thank your guests for coming! A bag of these little mustache cookies are the perfect party favor! All you need is your favorite sugar cookie recipe, a mustache cookie cutter, and black icing! Find the full instructions from Eat Cake Be Merry.

Our mustache party favor tags put the perfect finishing touch on goodie bags for your guests! 

For more We Bring the Party Mustache Party items, find us at: www.webringtheparty.net

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Cute as a Bug!

Cute as a Bug!

We mentioned earlier this week that the weather had us "bugging" out.   Well, besides the adorable decor, there are so many bee-yond cute food ideas to incorporate with a "Bug Party!"  

Of course you'll have your cake, and eat it too, but here are some cute snacks to have on hand during your party.

This theme may be one of my favorites just because the food ideas.   You can be healthy AND happy with this option.  

Caterpillars or butterflies anyone?   Just grab some celery,pb (which is enough for me!), add pretzels or apples you've got a hit!   For the full recipe, just click here.

Well, not ALL party food can be healthy.  We have some serious love for our multipurpose items (like pretzels for instance) so this snack idea is uber cute and reuses those pretzels!  The recipe calls for Mounds bars but any snack size candy bar would work.   For the full recipe, click here.

 No party is complete without some "Bug Juice" right?   Well, this recipe is the bee's knees when it comes to juice and it's super easy.

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