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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sweet Ideas for Valentine's Day

Sweet Ideas for Valentine's Day

Ahh, Valentine's... the day of love!  Of course the holiday day has been commercialized, but it is still a beautiful holiday and a time to show those you love how much they mean to you.   

If you're like us, the kids have probably had plenty of candy from school parties so we tried to put together some cool activities for the day that aren't necessarily candy related (ok, ok, there may be sprinkles and syrup involved).   

This year Valentine's falls on a Sunday so that means there's a little more time for mornings.   How about some Valentine's pancakes to kick off the day?   We found these at complete recipes.com.   I might suggest just using a mix and then having the kiddos add their favorites to the mix individually.  Sprinkles anyone?!   

During breakfast why not have everyone go around the table and say a reason why they love each person there.   Sweet huh?!

And then of course there's a craft.  Honestly if you have finger paint, paper and crayons... well you can conquer the (kid's craft) world.  Have the kids create Valentine's for family members while you read a book, or help them out. (Photo from Crafty Morning)

If you're not in the mood for crafts, family movies are a great way to celebrate spending time with the ones you love.   There are lots of cutesie Valentine movies like Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.

And... last but not least, add a Valentine's theme to dinner.  Pizza is always a hit with our family so this is a breeze and a fan favorite that requires little effort. (Photo from Baker by Nature)

We hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sweets and Treats!

Sweets and Treats!

Valentine's Day and the Candy Shoppe Theme have had visions of sugar plums (and more) dancing in our heads.   What could be more fun than a party full of sweets and treats?   This is probably one of our favorite party themes because, of course, candy, and it's just plain fun!!  

When it comes to parties, we are a huge fan of decorations.  Besides our party supplies, we found the sweetest decor to add to your table or just in and around the party area!   

All you need are just a few items to create these sweet trees:

 -White styrofoam cones, varying sizes (Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s)
 -Hot glue gun/hot glue
 -Assorted candy (conversation hearts, gummy hearts, and peppermint marshmallows)
 -Ribbons (for top of trees)

We found these and other inspiration at Amanda Jane Brown.   Check it out!!

We are fans of what we call "Creation Stations."   And with a Candy Themed party, the options here are endless!   How about adding a candy bar where guest can select their own toppings for cupcakes or ice cream?   Sounds delish right?!  We're sure it will be a hit too with young and old!  

When perusing around for some other fun ideas we found a craft so cute you'll just wanna eat it up!!  

What we love about this is that it's a good craft for any age!  

Just have some round candy or cereal and some yard or string and you can throw this craft out there in no time flat!   

Ideas needed for candy?   How about:  Life Savers, Fruit Loops, Cheerios, Peach Rings, Pretzel Rings

The Love Nerds made these at a party and we love them for posting!!

 

We could go on and on with this party theme because there are so many "sweet" ideas!   

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