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Use Wedding and Party Network's party ideas and tips to assist you in planning your next party or special event wedding. Have you thought about when to consult a book a location or what you need to host an outdoor event? Everything from "how to keep food cool outdoors" to "how to hire a live band" can be found in Party Ideas and . View our Party Ideas and Tips and remember to check back often; we are always updating our site with the latest tips to keep your party planning efficient and easy. "Been Then – Done That" Share your party or special event ideas and tips.

Apr
20
2016
by Rachel Brantley

Hosting parties can be so much fun but it is always a struggle trying to find the right activities to entertain your guests. Here are five fun party games that will definitely keep your guests laughing!

1. The Shaving Game
For this game guests divide into teams or couples. One partner holds a blown up balloon in their mouth while the other partner covers it with shaving cream. The object of the game is for the player not holding the balloon to shave off all of the shaving cream without popping the balloon. The first clean balloon wins and if the balloon gets popped the couple is out. Be careful because this game is messy but it’s definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Apr
18
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

A Classic Celebration for Mother's Day
Sometimes a card just isn't enough to show how amazing a mother is. Why not take this Mother's Day to the next level with a tea party to celebrate the woman who raised you?

A tea party is the perfect way to add extra charm to a lunch gathering while still being relaxed and fun. There are so many treat options to ensure mom gets the finger foods she loves, and guests can wear their best spring dresses for an exciting girl's day!

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Apr
11
2016
by Tracy Brengard

Hosting an engagement party can be a rewarding experience. Most happy couples are thrilled and ready to celebrate! This is not simply a bridal shower, but a party that announces their future life together. Invitations, decorations, food, the venue, and entertainment must be considered in your planning.

The Details
The couple of honor needs to first provide a guest list. Find out what type of party would they enjoy. Use them as a springboard for ideas when considering the theme, size, and formality of the event. Food may be casual or formal, dictated by the theme and the budget. Flowers add beauty and depth to any room, and depending on a color scheme or particular season, will help accentuate any area.

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Apr
08
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

No event is complete without photos and while a photo booth is the perfect solution, it's important to keep up with the latest technology and trends in the industry. Chic Booth has your party covered with fashionable photos!

Chic Booth, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has upped the photography game with a system crafted for GIFs, slow-motion, photo and in-car booths. Is there a wedding, bachelorette party, fashion show or business event on your calendar? Chic Booth's innovative technology will give you memories to last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With three booth styles, you are sure to get exactly what you want for your next party. The elegant, open-air photo booth comes with 16 fabulous backgrounds, free props and more importantly, unlimited prints! Want to step it up a notch for more entertainment? Get an instant animation made of four photos with the GIF booth and even take home prints of each pose. Maybe you want to send guests off with a video to commemorate a special occasion. Chic Booth has thought of it all with the video booth that turns your recording into slow-motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun doesn't stop there. Chic Booth offers 12 photo layouts to choose from, a contest mode to keep guests engaged and an online album of photos and videos. It's truly a one-stop shop with Chic Booth!

"I love Chic Booth! They are professional and caring at the same time. The pictures are of high quality and they are very flexible. I have used them for all my events and my friends have used them for their kids’ birthday parties, weddings, name it and they can do it. It adds so much fun to the events! I will use them at my wedding," one customer said. Another said Chic Booth is the best photo booth in town with excellent customer service.

Don't let your guests leave the party empty handed. Bring in Chic Booth to provide endless entertainment and beautiful prints that will be perfect for any scrapbook or frame! 

 

Apr
04
2016
by Rachel Brantley

This season celebrate spring in a fun, new way! Take a break from your normal routine and plan a party where you can spend quality time with close friends. Here are three popular spring parties that are trending this season.

Garden Party
As the landscape awakens and the splendor of new blooms emerge, it is the perfect time to host a beautiful garden party. First find the ideal outdoor location. This could be at a local park, field, or even your own backyard. Next you’ll want to pick out beautiful floral arrangements at your local florist. Choose bright flowers that bloom in the spring and use them to decorate your tables and chairs. Then plan a playlist that will set the mood for your party, or encourage your guests to play songs that they enjoy. If you want to have food at your party, plan a menu based on food that comes from the earth like fresh salads and grilled vegetables. This party theme is a great opportunity to appreciate nature and relax with some of your friends.

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Mar
28
2016
by Rachel Brantley

Prom is quickly approaching and couples are starting to plan for the perfect night of pictures, dining and dancing. After finding the perfect dress, it’s time to pick out your corsage and boutonniere. Choosing the perfect corsage and boutonniere style is the best way to complete your look! Here are three styles to consider when you go to your local florist.

Traditional
If your dress is more of a traditional style then consider choosing a corsage and boutonniere that is classically elegant. Some beautiful white roses paired with white ribbon is a beautiful look that will match any color dress.

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Mar
21
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

Dance the Night Away at Prom 2016
School is nearing to a close and many girls have only one thing on their mind: prom! It's the perfect event to end the year with and for your first prom, getting ready is half the fun.

No matter the age, a first prom is extra special for any high school girl. There's plenty to think of when it comes to deciding on a dress, getting the perfect makeup or finding a place to eat. Planning ahead with this prom guide will take the pressure out of the big day so you have more time to focus on the party!

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Mar
16
2016
by Rachel Brantley

It’s that time of year again! Every store is full of traditional Easter candy and plastic eggs. If you are considering hosting an Easter party this spring consider a unique twist on the familiar egg hunt. Try some of these ideas to keep your guests hopping!

Food
Before determining what food you will serve at your Easter party, consider how many guests, their ages, and the time of the event. A candy bar would be a simple yet stunning centerpiece, using clear jars or vases filled with Easter candy. Use Easter shaped cookie cutters to create mini sandwiches. A tray with carrots as the prominent vegetable is certainly appropriate. Make or order a cake or cupcakes created to look like a rabbits or chicks. Readily available Easter candy items, such as Marshmallow Peeps, lend themselves to a variety of edible dessert creations.

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Mar
07
2016
by Laken Watts

In the age of Pinterest, everything is customizable. And with social media at our fingertips, we get to see the best of the best. Moms everywhere have raised the bar with birthday parties. You creative gals have won our hearts with your smash cakes and tutus. No longer are party favors a bag of candy. Check out these fun custom party favors for your kid’s next birthday party!

Us moms are so creative and will put a monogram on anything that can handle the stitching. Customizing is our forte and Etsy is our friend. It’s a new year so that means new and fresh ideas for birthday parties. You’ve probably already nailed down a theme, but what about party favors? Noise makers are things of the past. Check out these fun custom party favors for your kid’s next birthday party!

Custom temporary tattoos
Because what kid doesn’t love temporary tattoos all the way up their arms, and on both sides of their cheeks? You can order these online. On most websites, you can email in a design or have a designer work on some for you based on your ideas or theme of the party. They’re actually not as hard on the wallet as you would think. You can order the tattoos in sheets and then cut them up yourself to save money. Your kid’s friends will at least remember the party for a few days any way!

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Feb
22
2016
by Tracy Brengard

The holidays are over and 2016 is here! While you may not think of hosting a party during the winter months, many people are looking for something entertaining to do when the weather outside may be frightful. Plan a dinner party using one of these themes.

Winter Wonderland

Celebrate winter with a Winter White theme. Invitations, decorations and tableware can all be white. Encourage guests to wear white and serve white food! Whether it’s popcorn, white chocolate, pasta or cheese, there are many different options, which can be served formally, or in a more casual style. If white isn’t your color, chose another and have a color themed party!

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