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You put all of that work into your party, now share your celebration with the world. Experience all of those unique party supplies in action! Isn’t it inspiring to see how others celebrate a life event like a bridal shower, baby shower or birthday party? Decorating for such an event can be extremely fun, but also a little daunting. Real Parties is a great resource to see how others have ushered in a new baby or celebrated a special occasion, offering great opportunities to unleash your inner creative! If you’re in a party decorative slump, look no further!
  • Posted on June 16, 2017 by Lindsey Mattson

    Whether your graduation party is large or small, every detail help make your party YOU-nique. Mix and match DIY grad party ideas for the perfect event.

    Creative Graduation Ideas Everyone Will Love - Grad Party DecorationsStraw decor is the perfect addition to all areas of your graduation party. Use them at your beverage bar or decorate the tops of treats when you use them as party pics. Graduation straw decor looks great in cupcakes, ice cream cups and snack cups.

    In addition to straw decor, you can really show off your sweet treats when you use different sized table confetti to make your tables pop. DIY party essentials in the graduation year, glittery grad caps and custom party circles will all provide an impressive backdrop for your treats.

    Creative Graduation Ideas Everyone Will Love - Grad Party DecorationsOnce your grad party guests have sampled your snacks and treats, give them a way to take fun party pics that they can share on their social sites - and you can use to document your amazing celebration. Graduation photo booth props are fun way to get everyone's photo. The clever sayings and sturdy material will make them a crowd favorite!

    Creative Graduation Ideas Everyone Will Love - Grad Party DecorationsFinally, decorate the easy way with coordinating graduation party supplies. Extra large shaped cut outs, table runners, and signature letters are all a great way to make your party pop!

    Creative Graduation Ideas Everyone Will Love - Grad Party DecorationsThe last thing graduation party planners will think of is typically the first thing on all of your guests' mind - "How do I get there?" Grad party yard signs and directional arrows are a great, easy way to direct your guests to the party. Simply stake them into the ground along the roadside, and your guests will be able to easily find the party!Creative Graduation Ideas Everyone Will Love - Grad Party DecorationsGraduation parties are a fun time to honor your grad - make it easy to celebrate that tassel without any of the hassle when you use these party ideas!

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    This post was posted in Graduation, Inspiration Board, DIY Party Ideas, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas and was tagged with DIY Ideas, Everyday Party Ideas, Graduation Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Real Parties

  • Posted on January 8, 2015 by Lindsey Mattson

    Plan an epic birthday party celebration with these fun girl superhero party ideas. With custom birthday party supplies in vibrant pink and yellow, BAM! Girl Superhero is a comic-book inspired party theme that is ready for action.

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    The snacks were packed in adorable treat boxes with shaped cut-outs as toppers, the beverages were dressed up with chevron wrappers and BAM! accents, and the hats were positively adorable BUT everyone's favorite spot was the photo booth. Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    The fantastic superhero photo booth props were a hit. With fun phrases and superhero masks, these photos were instantly shareable for everyone. And, since the photo prop kits come in a set of 20, there were even extras to use on the balloons to make the photo booth that much more fabulous. Easy Girl Superhero Birthday Party Ideas #BigDot #HappyDot

    Pairing BAM! Girl Superhero birthday party supplies with chevron and solid colored tableware made bright pink and rich black a focus of the tablesettings. By mixing and matching the plates with the personalized, themed items and layering them on top of a themed placemat, the tablescape had depth and interest - an inviting spot for guests to come and get ready to P-A-R-T-Y!

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    Are you planning an out-of-this world superhero event? We would love to be a part of it. Start by browsing our BAM! Girl Superhero birthday party supplies and then dot 'til you drop and get crazy with our free personalization options.

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    This post was posted in Real Parties, Inspiration Board, Decorating & DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Superhero Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, DIY Party Ideas, Real Parties, Birthday Party Decorations

  • Posted on August 6, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Hostess Hero Lynn styled this adorable shabby chic Cherry Blossom celebration for her daughter's first communion. Pairing pink cherry blossom party supplies with vintage vases and lace tablecloths created a table scape that was perfect for her little girl's special day.

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    These 4 party styling tips will help you create a similar shabby chic celebration, whether it is for a first communion or a different type of party. The Cherry Blossom party theme is great for a baby shower, birthday party or bridal shower.

    Style Tip 1 | Choosing a party theme that has matching plates and napkins will make decorating that much easier. Hostess Hero Lynn placed Cherry Blossom themed party ware and utensils wrapped in themed napkins at the candy and cake buffet to make the entire theme come to life.

    Style Tip 2 | Custom stickers will make all of your party favors YOU-nique. With room for two lines of personalization, you can customize them with any text you wish. Hostess Hero Lynn paired the Little Miracle Girl sticker labels from our baptism party collection with her Cherry Blossom decorations. Even better, our concierge design service will change any color on any items, so your celebration will be perfectly matched or precisely mixed.

    Style Tip 3 | Easily decorate your dessert table - and save a little on the party budget - when you use themed cupcake wrappers. You can order a smaller, decorative cake as the centerpiece but make sure everyone gets a sweet treat by offering them a fun cupcake. Hostess Hero Lynn had an impressive cupcake stand with the perfectly themed cake at the top, then the coordinated Cherry Blossom cupcakes and wrappers below.

    Style Tip 4 | Finally, offering guests a party favor at the end of the celebration is a great way to say "thank you." Hostess Hero Lynn used Pink Strawberry Lollipops with the Little Miracle Girl sticker labels to create custom baptism party favors. This is a fun and easy do it yourself craft idea that anyone can do with the party's guest of honor.

    With a few more Cherry Blossom decorations, such as a custom garland banner and other DIY crafts, Lynn styled this fabulous shabby chic first communion.

    Do you want to create your own shabby chic Cherry Blossom event? Start here >

    This post was posted in Real Parties, Baptisms and was tagged with Cherry Blossom Party Ideas, Real Parties, Baptism Decorations

  • Posted on June 26, 2014 by Jessy Robelia

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    I just turned the big 3-0 and instead of mourning my 20's being over with a drab, dark "Over The Hill" themed party, I wanted to celebrate starting my 30's with a colorful "Over The Rainbow" party! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a special place in my heart and {more often} my stomach for donuts so they made a few appearances too.

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    I started with lots of goodies from the Chevron Rainbow birthday party theme. The table decoration kit came in super handy in a few ways. I used the pop up stands to decorate the food table and the confetti helped add some punches of color on the white table cover and tied around a mason jar that held the forks. I got a bit of multipurpose use from the cupcake wrappers as well. They not only looked great wrapped around my rainbow sprinkled cupcakes but they fit perfectly around 9oz plastic cups that I filled with other sweet treats.

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    I'm naturally a crafty person so I added some fun homemade touches to my party as well. I attached inexpensive rainbow colored streamers to a ribbon and draped them behind the food table. It gave a real wow factor to the table. My favorite decorations at my party were the donut details. I made the 30 donut banner and strung it up along the bottom of the table. The centerpiece was a donut shaped cake that I made with a bundt cake pan topped with rainbow sprinkles and a HAPPY bunting banner made from some leftover streamers. It was such a perfect touch!

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    I had a blast in my 20s but if this party was at all an indication of how much fun my 30s will be, I'm in for quite a ride!

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    This post was posted in Real Parties, Tips and Tricks, DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Chevron Party Supplies, DIY Party Ideas, Real Parties, Birthday Party Decorations

  • Posted on March 21, 2014 by Big Dot

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    Happy Friday!! We are having a fantastic day here at Big Dot creating all sorts of unique parties. I had the chance to help with one of the most interesting baby showers earlier today. This Mommy-to-be was planning a joint baby shower for her and her sister! Not only was it exciting that they both were pregnant at the same time, she recently found out that her sister was having twins!!

    So with three babies on the way now, they had to get the baby shower planning started. Each sister wanted to share this special day with their sister, but it was also very important that they each had what they wanted for the shower. They wanted two different cakes, they wanted to play separate games and each wanted a different theme! She wanted a theme that was new and unique, while her sister really wanted something traditional. She loved our new Mr. Foxy Fox theme, but wanted a theme that either combined their two styles or two themes that could work together. I could see that she really wanted Mr. Foxy Fox, so we began looking for a classic baby shower theme that would coordinate. We found one! The A is for Alphabet theme was perfect! It was traditional, it had similar colors to the Mr. Foxy Fox and her sister had mentioned she liked the alphabet theme idea. I helped her pick out some solid colored decorations in yellow and teal to bring the themes together so they looked like they belonged together. It was perfect and both sisters got what they wanted!

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    There is a solution to any party planning problems. Sometimes you just need a little guidance. Don't be afraid to ask! That's why we're! We love to help you plan and they don't call us Expert Experts for nothing. : )

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  • Posted on March 13, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Nothing is more exciting than a first birthday. So many things happen in the first year of a little one's life - so many milestones and exciting events, that it is definitely cause for celebration. This Hostess Hero, Crystal, celebrated her Little Man's first birthday with a mustache bash we couldn't resist sharing. From custom candy bar wrappers, to posters and party hats, all in our Dashing Little Man birthday party theme, young Avery had an extra-special day you can bet no one is going to soon forget.

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    We absolutely love the themed favor boxes! She even went all out and dressed up her beverage station with a "Wet Your Whistle" sign and themed juice. Too cute!

    3boysandamom is an event planner in New York and threw her Little Man one of the most adorable Mustache Bashes we’ve ever seen. The tables, the treats and THE CAKE were simply adorable. Thank you so much for sharing,Crystal!

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    This post was posted in Real Parties, DIY Party Ideas, Birthday Parties and was tagged with Dashing Little Man Party Ideas, Real Parties

  • Posted on March 7, 2014 by Big Dot

    Customer Moments with Randi #BigDot #HappyDot

    It is a FUNtastic Friday here at Big Dot today! We help plan a lot of fun and different birthday parties, but today I had one of my favorites. I had the opportunity to help plan the coolest birthday party ever! It was an ART PARTY!

    This mom called and was so excited when talking about her daughter’s 5th birthday party. Her little girl wants to be an artist when she grows up, so she thought… Art Party! Crayons, markers, paint, clay… they had it all. Each kid even got a cool art smock with their name on it. They were definitely going to be getting messy! Giant canvases, easels and tables full of supplies will be spread across her back yard and the kids will be encouraged to go nuts and let their creative minds fly. This awesome mom even picked out the most perfect theme, Chevron Rainbow. So colorful and fun! I couldn’t think of a better party to use our Chevron Rainbow Birthday Supplies.

    I thought this idea was so fun and different that I had to share. Believe me, if I knew about Art Parties when I was 5, I definitely would have had one. Who am I kidding… I would have one now. : )

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  • Posted on March 5, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    Vintage Chic: Rustic Flower Bridal Shower #BigDot #HappyDot

    A Big Dotter threw her bestie a vintage bridal shower in the Rustic Floral bridal shower theme, filled with lots of rustic DIY ideas. We LOVE the "polished" favors with a bright pop of pink!

    The Details:
    An easy favor table was set up to greet the guests as they arrived. A chalkboard sign noted special dates in the couple's life while engagement photos were displayed for everyone to enjoy.

    Rustic Floral Bridal Shower Ideas: Vintage Chic #BigDot #HappyDot

    The bridal shower favors were pretty pink nail polishes tied off with a neutral tag and a personalized circle label. Table decorations and bridal shower centerpieces were crafted out of small mason jars decorated with twine, clear marbles and flameless candles; and burlap, lace, clear marbles and flameless candles. The Hostess Hero had her hubby working overtime to cut wooden discs to give the centerpieces a varied height and add interest to the room.

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    Finishing off the room decorations was a fun garland banner created with twine and clothes pins. Photos of the couple were hung over lace doilies and clipped to the twine, spaced with personalized hanging decorations in the Rustic Floral theme. This Hostess Hero cleverly clipped off the hanging part of the ceiling decorations, making them the perfect addition to her photo garland banner!

    What a great vintage chic bridal shower!

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    This post was posted in Real Parties, Bridal Shower & Anniversary and was tagged with DIY Ideas, Bridal Showers, Personalized Bridal Shower Favors, Rustic Floral Party Ideas, DIY Party Ideas, Real Parties, Bridal Shower Decorations

  • Posted on January 28, 2014 by Big Dot

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    We had the sweetest Great Grandma-to-be call today! She had just found out today that her Granddaughter was expecting a new baby girl. She was so excited to have the fifth generation of women in her family! I think she was a little ahead of herself, as she was already planning the shower in April!

    We started discussing details of her shower: who would be there, what they would serve, and where it would be. She told me they have a beautiful outdoor venue in their town where she wanted to host the shower. It sounded gorgeous! It was a park with wild flowers everywhere and a nice event space in the center of it all. She was looking for a theme for the party and instantly, I saw our adorable Playful Butterfly and Flowers theme fitting this event perfectly! She loved it! “It’s girly, springy, and just do darn cute!” she said.

    Since nothing was actually set yet, she reluctantly had to hold off on any ordering, but she was so excited that she had the theme planning done. She could now present her idea to the family and hopefully impress them with her eager party planning skills. : )

    We are always here to help! If you just need some advice, have questions or have no clue to start, please give us a call. We really are the Expert Experts of party planning.Playful Butterfly And Flowers Baby Shower Theme #BigDot #HappyDotPlayful Butterfly And Flowers Birthday Party Theme #BigDot #HappyDot

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  • Posted on January 20, 2014 by Lindsey Mattson

    To celebrate the upcoming arrival of Expert Expert, Nicole’s second baby girl, we threw her a Rustic Floral Baby Shower in Big Dot style. To keep with the rustic vibe, we decorated with mason jars, French newspaper rosettes and burlap.

    Party Tip: Use a blank garland banner to hand-write your Mom Advice. Hang a pretty ribbon and have guests attach their advice cards with clothes pins to create a custom garland banner. Each scalloped advice card will make a great addition to the baby book!

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    The Rustic Floral baby shower theme perfectly coordinates with yellow and pink chevron party supplies so we mixed and matched them all.

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    Congratulations to Nicole and her beautiful baby Camryn!

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    This post was posted in Real Parties, Baby Showers and was tagged with Rustic Floral Party Ideas, Chevron Party Supplies, Real Parties, Baby Shower Decorations

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