5 Blogs To Read For Summer Party Decor Inspiration

Need summer decor inspiration? Check out our favorite warm weather reads!

When it comes to the summer months, there are an endless amount of party opportunities! The festivities kick off next week with Memorial Day weekend, and keep us busy all the way till the end of summer for Labor Day weekend, with some great activities that are promised in between—backyard BBQ’s, Father’s Day parties, bridal showers, graduation parties, 4th of July, and much more!

To help you get excited about all of the upcoming summertime events that will keep your guests laughing and the drinks flowing, we have put together some of our favorite entertainment and decor blogs that are chalk full of summer party inspiration! Pair some of the fantastic DIY projects and decorating ideas on these blogs with some quality My Paper Shop party supplies, and you’ve got everything you need to kick your summer parties off in style!

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Fun DIY Ideas For Your Upcoming Memorial Day 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!

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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.

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5 Tips For Throwing A Great Summer BBQ Party

The smell of fresh cut grass, the taste of watermelon and the feeling of your skin soaking up the warm sun; it must be summer. Backyard BBQ’s have been a long standing tradition in the United States, but it’s sometimes easy to get bogged down in the details. To help you throw a great barbecue in order to kick of the season, here are 5 summer BBQ tips to help work out all the kinks.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy Party Supplies In Bulk

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.

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5 Common Questions About Graduation Parties From Party Hosts

Can you throw a joint party? How long should your party last? The answers to your most common graduation party questions.

If you are hosting your very first graduation party this upcoming summer, whether it’s for a family member or close friend that has graduated high school, college or even vocational school, you may have some questions about what is “the norm” at these types of events. For instance, how long should your graduation party last for? How should you go about throwing a party for two people at once? Should your party’s theme colors reflect the graduate’s former school colors or future school colors?

Today we are answering all of these questions and more for those who are throwing a 2014 graduation party!

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3 Things To Know Before Throwing A Graduation Party

If you’re hosting a graduation party this summer, be sure to first read these tips!

Graduation is an important time in a young adult’s life. In fact, it’s often one of the first life milestones that a child accomplishes all on their own! From their first day in kindergarten, all the way through to their high school or college graduation day, they have put in hours of hard work, studying and endless homework assignments to earn themselves the right to graduate. Therefore, it’s no wonder that celebrating this momentous occasion is such a big deal!

However, whether you are planning your son or daughter’s first graduation party after high school, or you have just graduated from college and want to throw your own graduation party in celebration of this major achievement, there are a few things that you should first know before you host this important event.

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How To Get Pinterest-Worthy Party Decor On A Budget

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.

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How To Make Lent Fun For Kids

Lent officially begins next week on Ash Wednesday (March 5th); this gives us six weeks to prepare for the celebration of Easter. This solemn time in the liturgical calendar can oftentimes be difficult to explain to kids and so it is an opportunity for us adults to shed some light on this period of preparation. Lent is observed by the majority of Christian denominations during which we use prayer, penance, almsgiving, self-denial to get ready for Easter. Because explaining the passion of the Christ is so gory and solemn, it is important to find a hands on approach to introducing the information to young children. These are a few suggestions that could easily work for bible school or at home with your own kids. Continue reading

5 Little-Known January Holidays

When you think of January, you think of fresh starts, new beginnings, parties, champagne, etc. It’s a busy month and it’s completely okay to overlook that January holidays are perhaps the oddest holidays. I picked five of these little-known January holidays to share because there is literally a wacky celebration to look forward to on each day of the month. Some of them have got to be made up, but we’ll roll with it for the sake of starting the year off with laughs and a lighthearted approach to 2014. By the way, what are some of your New Year’s resolutions this year? We’d love to hear the challenges you have set for yourselves this coming year.

 

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is about a week and a half away. That means there’s still plenty of time to put a little something together for the veterans in your family or community. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, but a thank you and a tip of the hat go a long way nowadays. On November 11, 1918, World War I ended and that is what was originally celebrated on that day. The President of the United States later made it a national holiday on which we honor those brave individuals that have served our country. So, break out your flags, prayers and/or gestures of gratitude on Monday, November 11, to celebrate their courageous service to our country.

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