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Let’s all SCREAM for Halloween Party Ideas!

13 Sep


Whether it’s a kids party or an adult costume party, make sure it’s Fang-tastic with these added touches that make sure you are the “ghostess” with the mostest!

Send the right message whether it’s a kids or adult party. These modern and fun invites are a great way to tell your guests it’s time to party.

Bring out a tombstone pinata or send the kids on a candy hunt through the neighborhood.  These personalized bags are the perfect way to collect the goodies to take home.

Serve up your spooky treats on these personalized plates.  Sturdy and festive, these plates add pizazz to your Halloween bash.

These personalized coasters work for kids and adults alike!  Don’t let those sticky juice boxes or adult beverages stain your tables.  These also add the perfect decorating touch laid on tables and let guests know they are encouraged to use them.

 Another way to impress your guests is to serve your drinks  in a carved out pumpkin. We have even more ideas on our Pinterest “Halloween Tricks and Treats” board to get you in a Spooktacular party planning mood.

 Happy Haunting, everyone!  Please share your party ideas on our blog or Facebook page.  We always love hearing from you.

xoxo

Jennifer

How many invitations should I order?

12 Jul

One of the most important details when ordering an invitation is to ensure that you order enough at the start.  How can you be sure you order enough?  That’s easy…

Whether it’s an Anniversary Party or a Rehearsal dinner, a baby shower or a bridal shower, before you order, we strongly encourage that you prepare an exact guest list. Ordering the correct number of invitations initially (plus a few extras just in case) makes good sense for many reasons.  It will add extra cost and time if you have to reorder a small number later on.

Determining the number of invitations you need for a party is easy but there are a few details that deserve a reminder.  Remember not to order the same number of invitations as the number of guests on your guest list.  Married couples get just one invitation.  Families with young children that are also invited also just get one invitation.  Young adults aged 18 or older (even if they are still living at home) get their own invitation.  And all single adults (or adults with a guest) just get one invitation.

Be sure to order some extra invitations as many people find that they remember additional last minutes guests.  Also, sometimes envelopes are incorrectly addressed and there is a need for a new one.  And it’s a nice touch to frame an invitation when it’s for an important event or to place it into a memory book.

Once the invitations are addressed and ready to mail, take your completed invitations to a U.S. post office so they can weigh and measure the stuffed invitations to ensure proper postage.  Some over-sized invitations or square invitations may require additional charges.  While you are there, select an attractive coordinating stamp.  If it’s a holiday party you may want a Christmas stamp.  If it’s a rehearsal dinner you may want a love stamp.

Finally, remember to check and double-check the details to be printed on your invitations before ordering.  Carefully review the spelling of the venue, the party day/date, the address, the time, the spelling of all host’s names,  the Rsvp phone number and/or email address and any other critical elements.  These details all must be absolutely correct when ordering!  Once the invitations are mailed, keep careful track of the replies and start finalizing party details such as placecards, printed napkins, favor bags and bar accessories, to name a few.

Ideas for What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

28 Oct

Save some Halloween Candy to Bake for the Holidays

Sugar Fix: Save some Halloween Candy to Bake for the Holidays

Moms and Dads everywhere are wondering what to do when their kids bring home too much candy.  Why not get creative in the kitchen and put that extra candy to good use?

Here a some great ideas for what to do with all that sugar:

  • Melt bite-sized chocolate candy bars and drizzle on ice cream or sliced strawberries or bananas for a gourmet fondue.
  • Try using extra hard candies (i.e. Peppermints, Skittles, etc.) for a Holiday Gingerbread House family craft project.
  • Crush candy and make a great milkshake (combine chocolates with ice cream and milk and blend).
  • Put chocolate candy in the freezer and pull out later for family movie nights.
  • Crush the chocolate bars into pieces and use for baking cookies and brownies instead of using chips.
  • Dip pretzel rods in melted chocolate and roll in pieces of your favorite leftover M&Ms.
  • Check with your dentist; some take donations and send to the troops overseas.

When you are finished baking these great Halloween Candy-inspired treats, package them in our Holly Jolly Gourmet to Go Kits and gift your teachers, friends and family with special treats for a “Holly Jolly” Holiday.

Enjoy!