Most kids rejoice when the school bell rings for the final time in May or June, because they know they have 3 months of playtime before they have to be back in that classroom again. Not every parent shares this sentiment, though. 3 months of kids’ playtime likely means 3 months of activities for parents to think up! Crafts are a time-tested way to keep kids busy, so here are a few for you and the kids to try out!
How many times have you cleaned up after a party, only to find that you still have a few unused paper cups, plates, and napkins left over? Maybe you even bought too many tablecloths, or didn’t use all your decorations. You hate to throw away such fun reminders of a good time, but what else can you do with them?
Plenty, as it turns out! Rather than tossing those leftover party supplies, why not recycle them into creative crafts? Whether you want to use up the last few construction-themed plates from your son’s 5th birthday party, or make the napkins from your bridal shower into a keepsake, we’ve put together a list of the best ways to use up those leftover supplies!
The summer will fly by when your children play these fun summer games!
It is no secret that summer is a favorite season for kids all over the country. No school, no homework— just long afternoons full of fun in the sun and play dates with their friends! However, once the excitement and the freedom from school has lost its freshness, it’s easy for kids to fall into a summer rut of playing video games and watching TV all day long.
However, why not break up the boredom and repetitiveness of long summer days by crafting up some fun backyard games with your kids? Not only do outdoor games get your children outside in the sun and away from the dull TV, but it also is a great chance for your entire family to bond and make summer memories. You can even set up these games at your next backyard BBQ or summer party as a way to entertain the kids while the adults chat it up!
Therefore, without further ado, here are our favorite outdoor summer games that you can craft up in your own backyard this season!
Show off your favorite photos in these unique, creative ways!
A graduation party is not only a great time to celebrate your future and your acceptance to college or a new job, but it is also a great opportunity to look back at your past and celebrate all that you have accomplished. Whether you were prom king or queen at your high school dance, you won competitions in high school sports or academics, or you simply had the best time of your life over your past 12 years of education, you want to celebrate these important life moments!
It is this reason why many graduates like to show off their childhood photos and any important moments that have occurred while they were in school at their graduation celebration. It shows all of your friends and relatives how far you have come, and gives you a chance to reminisce about the good ol’ days!
However, you don’t have to hide all of your favorite photographs in a photo album, or stick to the classic poster board display style. Your photo display should be just as eye catching and unique as the rest of your party decor! To give you some ideas, here are four creative ways to show off your favorite photos at your graduation party:
Decorating tips to make your Memorial Day party more memorable.
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and many people all across the country are planning backyard barbecues, long sunny days spent on the lake or even celebratory holiday parties to kick off this favorite holiday. After all, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and all of the fun events and parties that accompany it, so you want to make sure you are kicking off the season right!
However, if you want to make sure that your Memorial Day party is as memorable as possible, you should start with some fun and unique party ideas. Here are two fun DIY decor ideas for upcoming Memorial Day party.
When you think of decorations for a graduation party, you probably think of little graduation caps everywhere, light refreshments with the graduation year etched in icing anywhere possible, and a table celebrating the grad’s accomplishments. While some things are a staple, like the table all about the grad (it’s their day after all), here are some ways to spice up the “tried and true” grad party.
Fun DIY party decorating ideas you can recreate using only streamers!
When it comes to party decor, there are few decorations that are more effective or more versatile than party streamers. They were one of our favorite decorations as kids, because you could drape them across the entire party, or use them to create a fun curtain in your doorway that kept out the grown-ups. Even as adults, streamers are nearly limitless with the amount of creations that can come from them and they are an essential for any great party.
These fun and festive ribbons come in a number of different sizes, patterns and colors, allowing them to be used for virtually any kind of decorating—baby showers, birthday parties, graduation events, bachelorette parties, etc. However, if you really want to show off your party decorating skills, here are a few unique DIY decor projects that you can recreate at home using party streamers.
Two simple, yet romantic bridal shower gifts for the new bride.
Now that wedding season is just a couple of months away, you may find yourself with a handful of wedding shower invitations for all of the Summer 2014 brides in your life. While bridal showers are a great way to kick off wedding season and get excited about the nuptials that you have ahead of yourself this summer, it is also a great chance for family and friends to give helpful gifts to the new couple in order to help them prepare for their new life together.
However, if you are struggling to find a gift on the couples registry that is romantic and personal, why not craft a gift of your own? DIY bridal shower gifts are a great way to show how much you care for the couple, and also to express your excitement for their wedding in a much more personal and heartfelt way than a regular registry gift.
To help give you some DIY bridal shower gift inspiration, here are two easy, DIY bridal shower gifts that are both very romantic and sweetly personal.
If you’re planning a party, consider buying in bulk for these reasons!
The summer season is definitely party season. Between bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, graduations and more, there is no shortage of reasons to celebrate during the warm summer months! This is why My Paper Shop has made it easier than ever to shop for all of your summer parties right online!
However, if you are thinking of ordering party supplies online through My Paper Shop, you may be wondering what the advantages are of shopping for supplies in bulk. After all, we are one of the leading wholesale party suppliers of disposable goods in the country! To help you learn why bulk is better when it comes to your party planning, here are just a few reasons why you should be buying your party supplies in bulk.
Duplicate some of your favorite Pinterest looks, minus the high cost!
It is nearly impossible to plan a party these days without first going to Pinterest for a little decorating inspiration. From DIY crafts that will make you the envy of all of your crafty friends, to extravagant, high-quality decor that leaves you drooling on your keyboard, Pinterest has a little bit of party inspiration for everyone, no matter what the occasion!
However, one of the downsides of Pinterest is that you don’t always have the time or the money to recreate some the detailed, intricate themes that many of these professional party planners share on their pages each holiday season. Lucky there are many low-budget ways to recreate some of your favorite Pinterest looks, but still maintain the high-quality design that you are looking for at your event! To get you started, here are three easy ways to recreate popular Pinterest party looks, all without breaking the bank.