Sometimes you just feel like spending some time talking and laughing with your best friends. That sounds like the perfect time to plan and throw a party! After you send out the invitations, you’re inevitably going to be asked why are you throwing said party. Need an excuse? Here are some rather uncommon party ideas for each month of the year.
One of the most unique and fun aspects of holiday food is the seasonal color palette we use when making our festive spreads – St. Patrick’s Day has us eating and drinking green, Halloween calls for black and orange, and of course, for the 4th of July, we bring out the red, white, and blue.
So how can you incorporate these patriotic colors into your 4th of July party feast? With a little bit of creativity, it’s easy to wow your guests with tasty treats that show off your holiday spirit.
Need an excuse to throw a party this summer? Here are seven of them!
One of the best parts of summer is all of the long, stretching warm weekends that you have to hang out with your friends and family by the pool, at the beach, or even in your own backyard. However, you do not have to wait until the 4th of July or Labor Day to get all of your friends together to celebrate the season. There are a number of fun excuses for a summer siesta this month and all month long!
If you are looking for an excuse to have friends over and break out your fancy party supplies this summer, here are seven party ideas to liven up your schedule.
When you were young, your dad was always there when you needed him. If your bike had a flat tire, or you needed advice about life’s problems, he always had wisdom to share or a shoulder to cry on. He’s a rock, the classic strong and silent type… which makes it hard to find a gift for him!
If you ask him what he wants, he’ll probably say he doesn’t want anything at all. If espionage won’t work (asking mom), you can always fall back on the tried-and-true tie. But this Father’s Day, instead of opting for the same-old, try out something new. Here are a few ways you can make your dad’s special day one to remember.
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!
These fun Easter activities will keep your kids entertained all afternoon.
Now that we have entered the month of April, it is time to start planning out your annual Easter party. Whether you are having a classic Easter brunch filled with tasty treats and happy conversation, or an all-out Easter egg hunt for all of the kids (and let’s not forget the grown-ups) in your family, you also want to make sure that you are adding a little bit of fun into your Easter afternoon!
To help you prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday, in addition to providing you with all of the holiday-themed plates and decorations that you may need for your party, we here at My Paper Shop have also put together a few fun DIY Easter projects that will get your holiday party hoppin’!
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 yourNew Year’s resolutions this year? We’d love to hear the challenges you have set for yourselves this coming year.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although this disease affects mainly women, it is a disease that can affect men as well. This month is not about participating in activities and fundraisers only if you’re a victim, survivor or family member of either one. This month is about taking the initiative to educate yourself about this life-threatening illness, helping others and learning about preventative measures that can be taken. Continue reading →
When I was young, the fifth grade class at our school used to put together a “wax museum.” Each student would select a historical figure and write a summary about their life. Part of the assignment was to get a costume. The fifth grade teacher made makeshift buttons out of cardboard and the parents would come at different times, “push” the button and the student would recite his or her speech. It was such a great way to learn about important people in U.S. history.
Now, I know many of you have little ones today that will soon be celebrating President’s Day (note: this can also work for any 4th of July event). Some school assignments can get pretty pricey if the teachers require costumes (that is, if you’re thinking rentals). A friend of mine helped her younger brother put together a powdered wig for his president costume last year and it turned out great! Continue reading →
This weather is driving me nuts! Is it going to be hot or cold? Just choose one already, Mother Nature. I know, I know, April Showers bring May flowers. Blah Blah Blah.
The point is that Memorial Day is around the corner. I love this holiday because it’s set aside to commemorate our veterans-they do not get enough recognition-and because it’s the second to last checkpoint before summer vacation. I am aware that as an adult, this no longer means 3 months off to do absolutely nothing but sleep in and swim, but I still get excited each year.
Celebrate by planning day trips with your children. The economy isn’t our friend right now, but economical trips to the beach and the park should be. Shop our store for Picnic Party Supplies that can inspire anything from lunch at the park with the children to a romantic candlelight dinner with your significant other. It’s all in the lighting.