Best Party Supplies (and Ideas)

April-Fools1Did that first image make you smile? Yea….me, too! It’s an idea for an April Fool’s Day prank by the creative, zany folks at Oh Happy Day. Known for out-of-the-box (sometimes literally) ideas, this is one of the best places I’ve found for party supplies that you may not see everywhere else.

So, if you are looking for some original items to make your next party the one everyone is talking about…this is your source.clearpinata_01 image-3-resizedrainbow_box1_Blog party-shop-ad-2It’s the weekend. Time to celebrate!

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Lucky in Love

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.15.34 PMI got married in November, but if you happen to get married in March, you’re lucky….in love! What a fun theme for a March wedding or wedding shower. If you love green…that’s even better.

I was charmed by the ideas shared by the event planners at Arlington Park at Lee Park in Dallas, Texas for a group of wedding planners. You can see more of their creativity and ideas on their blog! Bagpipers….a must!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.15.45 PM Lucky-in-love-horse-shoe-favors Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.24.46 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.26.10 PMScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.23.27 PM446e8d7f04de155bd5b9c2f7b77bc99f Horse-shoe-decor-for-aisle-or-rain-day-indoor-archWishing you luck in love and everything else!

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Host an Oscar Watching Party

Champagne Cotton CandyCheers….it’s the weekend! In addition to wrapping up February, it’s Oscar weekend. All those gorgeous dresses on the red carpet. The acceptance speeches. The surprise winners! So, what a great excuse to have a little watching party.

NYC based event planner, Anthony Taccetta, who got his start in theatrical productions has amazing ideas to make you the evening’s “best host”!

For Academy Award-inspired fare, which pay homage to this year’s nominees

  • Arrival: Tang-tinis, Mars and Milky Way candy stations, Meatball Moon rocks
  • Manchester by the Sea: Lobster rolls, Fried clams, Mini clam chowders
  • Come Hell or High Water: Texas wings and sliders
  • Lion: Kathi rolls, Samosa, Dragon chicken
  • Hacksaw Ridge: SPAM on toast (topped with caviar), Golden flaked corn dogs, Rice Krispie treats and M&Ms (both from America’s war years)gold-and-black-oscar-party-tableTo glam up your champagne, fill a glass with bubbly and decorate with a cotten candy topper or rock candy stir stick!Champagne Rock Candy Oscar_MacaranAnthony suggests adding pop, fun and glamour with these award-winning ideas:
  • The Golden Popcorn Bar: Buy several bags of different flavored popcorn (cheddar, butter, caramel, etc…) and place them in several square shaped containers to create a lavish popcorn bar. Or have containers of plain popcorn and bowls of seasonings.
  • Mini champagne bottles: Either create a champagne table by placing mini bottles on ice or attach a straw and nametag to each for a cute take home gift.
  • Film candles: Use simple tea candles and extra camera film to create decorative candles for the table

Oscar-Cookies oscars-decor-film-candles_zps824ec3c1 Popcorn-5For more inspiration for any type of party, check out Anthony Taccetta Event Design! His creativity and elaborate parties are worthy of a standing ovation!

Enjoy the Oscars!

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