Category: Themed Parties

Bear-ly Wait Baby Shower

We can Bear-ly Wait

As soon as I saw this Bear-ly Wait Baby Shower range I knew it would be perfect for a blog post to accompany it & I had to do one as soon as I could. I could bear-ly wait and couldn’t contain my excitement, as like I have previously mentioned, I do love a theme. So now the wait is over lets get started…

This range predominately features a Bear holding bunting that says 'It's a Boy', in a woodland environment, with plenty of trees and natural inspired colours, which is offset against a dark blue, almost green.  The bear also has some friendly woodland friends with him including a cute fox and squirrel. 

I do love a theme and this range could be styled with a variety of items, put alongside to compliment the nature that is featured in this range. This could include using wood slices, leaves, pine cones and acorns as well as plenty of fresh greenery. This time of year is perfect for that & it is a great opportunity to go outdoors on a walk and find things that could go alongside the party products. 

You could include the outdoor feel through a variety of items for the Baby Shower. You could add touches of the outdoors to a sweet table or even make your own nature inspired decorations. 

I saw this sign on a Google search and thought it would be perfect for this range – especially as it features a bear and fox. 

This range screams Autumn and as we are now entering that time of this year, this range  would be perfect for upcoming baby showers. 

Plus, Autumn time and colder days, what could be more perfect then a Hot Chocolate bar? I personally love this idea of a Hot Chocolate Bar, especially as the mum to be won’t be able to drink alcohol so this is a great alternative. Plus it is suitable for all ages – young and old. 

You could make up a batch of regular hot chocolate and then have various additions, that people can use to top it and pimp it to their taste. 

You can include a variety of toppings. What about:

  • Mini & regular Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream 
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Grated Chocolate 
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips
  • Orange Zest
  • Selection of sauces: Chocolate, caramel 

You could also make your own Hot Chocolate with real Chocolate, for added luxury. 

Create this by melting your chocolate of choice in a mix of double cream and milk. You could also create a few batches using a variety of different types of chocolate. 

I styled a naming day with a similar woodland feel and these ideas or something similar could be used alongside this range also.

I combined natural products with props that fitted in within the theme. Including cuddly toys and also story books that had characters that would be at home in the forest, including The Gruffalo. I also used a fake grass table runner across the table and then placed everything on top. 

A children table was also styled and kept within the theme. By sourcing woodland animal masks and also using a jar of the wild flowers and a very effective red balloon with white dots to resemble a toadstool. 

I displayed wild flowers in jam jars to follow on with the natural theme. I also made this stick vase. I used an empty tin can and I decorated with sticks that I collected while out on a walk. 

I just used a hot glue gun to glue the sticks directly onto the tin. I used a variety of sizes to help with the natural feel, then finished it with a jute twine bow. 

Favours also followed the theme by making individual gingerbread owl cookies. All placed within  wicker style tray and finished with a jute and lace bow. 

A few of my favourite items from the range

Bear-ly Wait Supershape Balloon - £5.99
Bear-ly Wait Table Decorating Kit - £5.99
Bear-ly Wait Plates - £2.59

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog, as much as we have writing it. 

If you have a friend or a family member who is expecting a baby boy and can bear-ly wait to meet him, then please share this with them.

 

Mermaid Party | Fit for any Little Mermaid

A Mermaid Party

A Mermaid Party has been a big party trend for years. From the days of Arial, a mermaid party has always been a great choice. Plus now with the live version of The Little Mermaid coming to cinemas in August, this theme won’t be disappearing any time soon.

No wonder we have so many Mermaid party ranges still been released and continuing throughout 2018. Currently we have 4 Mermaid ranges available on the Party Ease website: Mermaid Wishes, Be a Mermaid & Magical Mermaids have all been released this year.

So dive underwater, grab all your Mermaid friends and lets have a party that Arial would be proud of!

Mermaid Wishes

Mermaid Wishes, Mermaid Party

This is a gorgeous range that features a stunning colour scheme of purple, gold & turquoise. This really creates more of a grown up feel, so would be perfect for older girls. Plus the play on words has to be one of may favourites things ever – perfect way to shellebrate! It has a great selection of tableware, decorations and even tattoos!

The range also has a great selection of decorations. Mermaid Wishes, Mermaid PartyThe selection of balloons in this range is brilliant & would be perfect for creating a really visual display – perhaps at the entrance of the party venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be a Mermaid 

Be a Mermaid, Mermaid Party

This range would be great for younger girls who love everything about Mermaids. The colour palette has more of a pastel feel with pale pinks and blues. In the range there is tableware with a selection of the usual plates & cups etc but also has some surprise additions.

Including some party bag fillers that include a selection of necklaces, bracelets, rings and hair slides, that will be perfect for adorning any Mermaids. be a Mermaid, Mermaid Party

Magical Mermaids

This range really has a touch of magic to it & the products almost look like they are sparkling, almost like the sun when it reflects on the surface of water. Magical Mermaids, Mermaid Party

The party game in this range is a take on the popular pin the tail on the donkey, but for this is replaced with a mermaid and seahorse stickers. The game would be a great addition to any Mermaid party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mermaid Friends 

Mermaid Friends Mermaid PartyThis range just excludes happiness – looking at this range you can’t help but smile!

The mermaid is surrounded by all her sea creature friends and they look like they will make sure the party is great, so don’t think you will need much more! She looks like she has it all sorted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have chosen your favourite tableware make sure you add in some personal touches to make sure that the party is perfect for you. I think welcome signs are a great way of adding a personal touch to any party. I personally love a sign (or 2). They are an easy yet cheap way to add a special touch to your party. You can even personalise them and include the name of your very own little Mermaid.


Mermaid Party SignMermaid Party Sign

So be a Mermaid and make some waves and have an absolutely mer-mazing party!!

Easter Party Raffle

Win an Easter party

 Would you like to win an Easter Party? Are you planning a celebration with family and friends? Then this is what you need…

RAFFLE TO WIN AN EASTER PARTY FOR 8! 

Have a very bright Easter with this complete Easter party for 8 guests.
Included:
• 2 packs of 8 paper plates
• 2 packs of 8 cups
• A tablecover
• Pack of 20 napkins
• Foil Easter Banner
• Jointed Happy Easter Banner
• Honeycomb centrepieces
• Easter Egg picks
PLUS 8 Party Boxes for your guests to take home, these will include:
• An Easter sweet treat bag, A make you own pop up Easter card, Easter tattoo, photo prop, tote bag plus an Easter Egg EACH!!!!!

To win this all you need to do is comment below with a number between 1-20 and send £2 per entry ( YES just £2) to our PayPal account (liannepartyease@gmail.com). Your entry will only be valid once payment has been received.

The winner will be picked at random and the price can be collected from Stevenage…it can be posted but the winner will need to cover the cost of postage.

 

Harry Potter Party ideas | With a touch of Magic!

Harry Potter Party ideas | With a touch of Magic!

Harry Potter has become hugely popular over the years, with 7 books and 8 films in total. With the first book published in 1997 then the first film released in 2001, up until the last film that was released in 2011. It is no wonder that it is so well-known, by so many. I think everyone has heard of Harry Potter or has seen at least one film. You also have true Potter fans that have read all the books and seen all the films! This makes it a great party theme for all ages and I’m sure it will continue to be so, for many years to come.

I got this idea for a blog post by a customer who sent an enquiry this week about Harry Potter tableware and decorations. I was so impressed with the design of the range available, that I just had to write about it and share some party ideas for a truly magical party.

Harry Potter Party ideas - napkinsThis particular Harry Potter party range is so well designed and the amount of detail included really is great. I was so impressed with absolutely all of it. The tableware has 2 different designs: one features the crests of the 4 different houses and the other feature the Hogwarts crest. These crests are used on other items across the Harry Potter Party Ideas - PLatesrange including decorations, bunting and table decorations also.

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many different ideas you could do for a Harry Potter party and when searching for ideas and inspiration there was so many to choose from. So I decided to jump on to my Nimbus 2000 and pick some of my favourite Harry Potter party ideas.

Harry potter party ideas

 

Harry Potter invitation – Hogwarts Letter style.

This seems to be such a popular idea to word and style your party invite around the Hogwarts letter. To be fair it is where the whole Harry Potter story and journey begins. When Harry starts getting letters delivered to The Cupboard Under the stairs, Privet Drive. So it is pretty much a necessity really.  You can create your Harry Potter Party ideas - Owl Postown invitations by creating parchment style paper by staining paper with some cold tea and a teabag. I have done this so many times for different craft projects and it is really effective.

Don’t forget to add your own personal wizarding details and make sure you add some Hogwarts details in as well, maybe the school crest.

Also what a great idea is this, have you invitations delivered by owl!

Attach your ‘Hogwarts letter’ invitations to some curling ribbon and tie on to a white balloon – draw on the balloon so it looks like your very own Hedwig. Then get ready for the owl post.

 

Hogwarts Sorting Cupcakes

I absolutely LOVE this idea. Instead of the Sorting Hat sorting students/ guests into their houses, you have cupcakes instead.

All you need is a batch of cupcakes any flavour that you like, but chocolate does seem to make the ‘house’ icing stand out more. Once baked and cooled mix up some buttercream and colour to represent the different houses.

You will need: red for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw, green for Slytherin and yellow for Hufflepuff.

Then cut Harry Potter Party Ideas - sorting cupcakesout a small circle of cake from the inside of the cake and pipe or scoop in a little bit of the coloured buttercream. Pipe or cover over the top of the cupcake with just plain buttercream, so the coloured buttercream is hidden. Arrange the cupcakes in your very own Great Hall, making sure you have mixed all the different house colours up and let the sorting commence.

Harry Potter Treats, Sweets and Food ideas

What would Hogwarts be with out potions and spell ingredients. Plus Potions must be one of the most fun classes ever to do. For this there is so many ways to add them into your party.

But what about creating a centerpiece of different size jars and bottles and fill with different items that can represent particular things associated with the books.

For example:

  • Truth Serum – just fill with water
  • Polyjuice potion – something green and glittery or how about green slime!
  • Skele-gro – some milk or yogurt perhaps
  • Unicorn Blood – make sure it is pretty – but deadly!!
  • Gillyweed – find some weeds or long grass and top up with some water

When decorating your party venue don’t forget lots of candles to recreate the warm and glowing ambience of Hogwarts and help recreate the feel of the Great Hall. The LED ones that you can get that flicker like a real candle are a great idea. You can get these in tealights styles and also pillar church styles also. These are also a lot safer than real candles.

You could also create your very own Honeyduke’s Sweet shop, straight from Hogsmeade village. A favourite amongst any Hogwarts student or party witch or wizard. Use mini cauldrons and smHarry Potter Party Ideas - Golden Snitchesall jam jars to display a variety of sweet treats. Another good idea is to use striped coloured paper treat bags to fill with pick n mix style sweets and create your own ” Honeyduke’s Treat Mix” simply print labels and stick them for an inexpensive way to add a touch of Hogsmeade to your party.

Also there is a great idea to turn Ferrero Rocher Chocolates into Golden Snitches. All you need to do is cut out little ‘Snitch’ wings and glue onto the chocolate – easy!

Harry Potter Photo booth

Adding a touch of Harry Potter to the growing trend of photo booths will be a great addition to any Potter themed party.Harry Potter Party Ideas - photo props

You could create a backdrop for the party guests to stand in front of – a good one could be the infamous Platform 9 3/4. Create your own by making a fake brick wall and creating a platform sign.

There is also some fab ‘Have you seen this Wizard’ photo booth frames. That people have made to represent the post in the Daily Prophet for when Sirius Black had escaped.

If for an easier option these Harry Potter props will add a touch of Hogwarts to any selfie.

 

When your fellow witches and wizards are ready to depart back on the Hogwarts Express don’t forget a treat bag filled with jelly beans to represent Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.

Harry Potter Party Ideas - Bertie beans

Now excuse me while I go and have a Harry Potter film marathon!

For more ideas and inspiration check out our Harry Potter Party ideas board on Pinterest.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/partyease/harry-potter-party-ideas/

Ahoy Mateys | Themed Pirate Party ideas

Ahoy Mateys | Themed Pirate Party ideas

One of the best themes for a party is pirates, this is a great theme for all ages.  If having a mix of both boys and girls attending you could always include a girly by adding: Mermaids, Princesses, Pixies or Fairies, or even female pirates – the choice is yours.

Below you will find some pirate party ideas.

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Be Our Guest | Beauty and the Beast Party ideas

Be Our Guest | Beauty and the Beast Party ideas

.Some of you may or may not know but I am a MASSIVE Disney fan. The latest Disney live action film was the new re-telling of the classic Beauty and the Beast. I went to see it on its release day in the UK Friday 17th March. If you haven’t seen it you really must – it really is breathtakingly beautiful!

Film trailer for the 2017 Beauty and the Beast film
Beauty and the Beast 2017

So, I thought this would be a great time to do a post on Beauty and the Beast party ideas.

So sit back, get comfy and Be Our Guest…

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