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Bollywood Umbrella

How to Throw a Magical Indian Bollywood Themed Party

Depart from the normal with an unforgettable Bollywood Themed Party. This beautiful and luminescent party filled with Indian culture will bring magic and delight to all your guests. The following ideas will help guide and inspire you as you create your own Bollywood Themed Party. Guest List In Indian culture, children are generally included in parties and celebrations. We included the whole family on our guest list, and the party was that much more special. At dinner, we had a special seating area just for children. Bollywood Invitations We used online invitations to set the perfect scene for our Bollywood party. This Sendo Bollywood online invitation has animation and music and you can easily track RSVPs and send event reminders. Bollywood Decor Vibrant colors are beautiful and echo Indian culture and your Bollywood theme. Indian tablecloths and embroidery also contribute to your theme. Lamps and candles add to your atmosphere, and set a mystical tone. Incorporate Indian design as much as you can. Our celebration included Indian tablecloths, Indian lotus flowers, and beautiful pillows. All of the …

Gold Pumpkin Place Card

Seven DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards We Love!

We’ve pulled together our top Thanksgiving place card finds this season to help give you some table top inspo! All can be easily made. Include the help of your kids for a family friendly DIY craft. Enjoy! Cork & Feather Place Card My favorite – I’m obsessed with feathers this season. By Hometalk Gold Pumpkin Place Card Love the rich gold leaf paint on this place card and the simple single letter as the name. By Cupcakes & Cashmere Pine Cone Place Card The rustic charm of this place card is so fun. Also love the colored tips on the pine cones. By Stampington & Company Chalkboard Thanksgiving Place Card Can be used year after year – wipe off the chalk and re-use! By Heathered Nest Tissue Paper Pumpkin Place Card We love this tissue pom-pom and delicate wire pumpkin. By Design Dining & Diapers Cork Thanksgiving Place Card You may have to drink a few bottles of wine before starting this place card project 😉 By Almost Makes Perfect Pumpkin Leaf Place Card This simple pumpkin place card comes with …

A Daisy Themed Graduation Party

I created this sweet daisy theme Graduation Party for my daughter. Our school colors are green and white and I thought it would look pretty to use daisies for the flowers – that became my theme! I then added a splash of yellow to the party palette. Knowing my theme and colors several months in advance helped tremendously in preparing for the party. As I was doing my daily shopping I would come across great items to make every detail special. I found so many of my items at Michaels in the dollar bins including tons of pretty ribbon and these super cute green frames. I also wanted the party to have a soft shabby chic feel. I bought several yards of quilting fabrics in a variety of prints and a good pair of pinking shears using this for many of the decorations. My favorite was a pretty ribbon garland made out of Jute string, a variety of ribbons and strips of the quilting fabric. It hung between the columns of our pavilion and look …

Cinco De Mayo Party Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo Invitation & Napkin Ring Printable

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and we have a special treat for you. Sendomatic has created a new Cinco De Mayo Invitation and a free matching Cinco De Mayo Napkin Ring Printable! Both of these themed designs feature colorful Papel Picado flags and kraft paper. Papel Picado flags are a Mexican folk art. Layers of tissue are cut to create striking designs. They’re a popular decor choice at many traditional Mexican fiestas, including Cinco De Mayo! Add traditional flare to your decor with these printable napkin rings, specially designed to go with our Cinco De Mayo Invitation. Click here to print yours.  Once you have them printed, simply cut them out and use double-sided tape to adhere them to your rolled napkins and cutlery. Little touches like this go a long way when it comes to WOWing your guests and making your party even more memorable.  But before you get started on decor, you need to choose an invite. In addition to the invitation designed to match the printable napkin rings, Sendomatic has several other Cinco …

Ultimate Super Bowl Party Guide: Helpful Tips, Ideas and More!

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! Use these bright ideas to plan a fun, memorable event. Who’s Coming to your Super Bowl Party? Write out a list of everyone you’d like to invite. Create your customized Super Bowl invitation and send it to everyone on your list. Save time by letting us do the work for you! Sendo can send email, text or even voice phone reminders, sync with calendars and more. It’s the simplest way to communicate event info with your attendees!  What’s Cooking? Food is one of the most important features of an awesome Super Bowl Party. It falls somewhere between commercials and the game itself. This is your chance to get creative and try out all of those party recipes you’ve had pinned forever. It’s only appropriate to have at least one bacon-wrapped appetizer. Check out this recipe for Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites! Beat Boredom Let’s face it, half the people coming to your Superbowl Party aren’t the slightest bit interested in watching the game. Plan to have some …

Homemade Fathers Day Ideas “Survival Kit”

Looking for something unique for dad this year? Create this homemade Father’s Day Survival Kit! It’s simple enough for the kids to help, fun for all and dad will absolutely love it! Homemade Father’s Day “Survival Kit” Gift Box This kit includes all of the printables you see pictured, along with easy to follow directions. We’ve chosen a wooden box instead of a basket for this project. Fill these boxes with Dad’s favorite treats! Wrap Dad’s favorite soda in this Best Dad of the Year bottle wrapper. We can’t forget to hand over the remote! Except this “remote” is covering Dad’s favorite candy bar! I don’t know about your dad, but our dad works hard all week. I wanted to make him feel extra special with this “Father’s Day Survival Kit” gift basket. Let your dad relax in his recliner, hand him the remote and let him enjoy his special day with this survival kit.  It’s guaranteed to please. This downloadable packet is complete with printable images of specialized gift boxes and bags to hold treats, …

Clever Printable Candy Gift Tags for Birthdays

These printable candy gift tags are the perfect way to add a special touch to your sweet gift. The quotes put a funny spin on different types of treats. You can download the printable tags at Parties and Patterns. Tie them around candy like Snickers, Look, Twix, Red Hots, Good & Plenty, animal crackers, Hog Wash fruit drink and even ice cream toppings. “Here’s the Scoop” Printable Ice Cream Gift Tag Place yummy ice cream toppings and a scoop inside a cellophane bag and tie the printable tag on with a cute ribbon.   “Laughter and Snickers” Printable Candy Gift Tag Add a little humor to your sweet birthday gift! More Sweet Printable Candy Gift Tags This packet includes cute Birthday phrases using a number of different treats and candy brands. These quick gifts are perfect for teachers, friends, teenagers, kids or just about anyone.  You can download this free packet that includes instructions and the printable tags HERE at Parties and Patterns.  Check out our BLOG for more fun ideas, recipes and patterns.  

Fun inexpensive graduation gift frame money with "in case of emergency" printable

“In An Emergency” Graduation Gift

These “In an Emergency Break the Glass” money frames are a fun, easy graduation gift for seniors. And because you can place any amount of cash in these, they fit virtually any budget. DIY Graduation Gift This is a fun and creative gift idea for graduates.  I give this gift to graduating seniors every year. It’s also a great gift for weddings, house warming gift, retirement gift or birthday.  You’re sure to see a big grin. It’s funny and, best of all, CASH! To create this gift, simply download the packet, print out the pages you like, attach the money and put it in a frame.  There are seven different styles for you to choose from.  You can find the downloadable pages for only $4 here. Shopping complete!!!  Your grad is sure to get a kick out of this gift. P.S.  If you are giving this present to graduating seniors, buy cheap $1.00 document frames. From my experience they usually love the money and trash the frame. No sense in spending a lot on it.

dinosaur party cake for boys birthday chocolate

Dinosaur Party

One Charming Party has just released a Dinosaur Party! It is part of their new line of DIY party plans. In this party, young paleontologists have an amazing adventure with bone digging, a prehistoric treasure hunt and a feast that satisfies their hungry appetites. Dinosaur Party Cake Chocolate frosting and the green cake plate, accented by rock-shaped candy make a simple yet perfect dinosaur party cake. Dinosaur Party Invitations The birthday party invitations were delivered in recycled envelopes for an authentic feel. The dinosaur postage stamps were the perfect touch! Looking to opt for paperless invitations? Check out this dinosaur invitation available from Sendomatic! Dinosaur Party Games Party guests were invited to play with dinosaur toys, put together T-Rex puzzles and read dinosaur books. Guests had the chance to decorate their own cupcakes with more of the “dirt” colored icing, rock “candy” and other prehistoric-inspired toppings. Food was kept nutritious and kid-friendly. The theme was pulled into the meal with green plates and brown cupcake wrappers to hold potato chips. The kids used green-handled paintbrushes to unearth bones buried in …