Tuesday, August 31, 2010

List of Places to Have a Party

Image from "When Life Seemed Simpler" by Welleran Poltarnees

Another day... another list!
Today's list is dedicated to places to have a party. Although I love having parties at my own home, sometimes the theme, the size, or just plain logistics make it impossible to have it there. If you're planning a party, and trying to come up with different ideas of where to have it, here's the list for you!

  • Amusement Park
  • Animal Farm
  • Apple Farm for apple picking
  • Aquarium
  • Arcade
  • Art Class
  • Art Museum
  • Art/Pottery Store
  • Beach
  • Berry Farm for berry picking
  • Biking Trails
  • Billard Hall
  • Bounce House/Jumpy House
  • Bowling Alley
  • Carnival
  • College or professional sporting event (I.e., baseball, football, soccer, etc.)
  • Cooking School
  • County Fiar
  • County Park
  • Cupcake/Cake/Dessert Restaurant
  • Dance Class (ballet, hip hop, tap, etc)
  • Discovery Museum
  • Driving Range
  • Garden Conservatory
  • Gymnastics or Toddlers Gymnastics
  • Horse Stables or a horse riding place
  • Hotel (overnight)
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Jewelry Making Store
  • Jungle Gym/Maze Place
  • Karate Studio
  • Lake Park
  • Library or Specialty Bookstore with storytelling
  • Make-Over Place/Spa/Nail Salon
  • Mini Golf
  • Mountain Hike
  • Movie Theatre
  • Music School for a class
  • Park
  • Park Field: Football, Soccer, Baseball
  • Planetarium
  • Playground
  • Pool (public or private)
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Race Car Place/Bumper Car
  • Restaurant: 50's Joint/Soda Parlor
  • Restaurant: burger place
  • Restaurant: ethnic (I.e., Mexican, Indian, Sushi, Teriyaki, Chinese, etc.)
  • Restaurant: fancy
  • Restaurant: pizza parlor
  • Rock Climbing Center
  • Rollerskating Rink
  • Science Museum
  • Scrapbooking Store
  • Shopping Mall
  • Skateboard Park
  • Skating Rink
  • Stuffed Animal/Teddy Bear Making Shop
  • Tea House
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre to Watch a Play
  • Water Park
  • Wildlife Preserve
  • Zoo

As always, if you have more ideas for party locations, please let me know. I'd love to add to the list!

Monday, August 30, 2010

*The* List of Party Themes

In honor of kids heading back to school, I thought this week I'd dedicate my blog posts to lists, you know the kind... like a back to school list of supplies, but these lists are all party focused, of course! I just love lists. I hope these are helpful in the future for you!

Today's list is of party themes. This is to help all those up late at night wondering what on earth they will do for their child's next birthday? I'm sure something below will catch your eye!

20's Flapper Girl Party
3 Little Piggies Party
40's Big Band Party
50's Beebop Sock Hop Party
50's Soda Fountain Party
80's Glam Rock Party
African Safari Party
Alpine Skiing Party
Around the World Party
Art Party
Ballerina Party
Baseball Party
Basketball Party
Beach Party
Beehive Hairdo/Retro Party
Big Apple Party
Big Game Party
Big Hair Rocker Party
Board Game Party
Bon Voyage (luggage, map, hotels)
Bon Voyage (roadtrip)
Broadway Baby Party
Butterfly Party
Camp Out
Carousel Party
Champagne Tasting Party
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Party
Charlottes Web Party
Cheese and Wine Party
Cherry Party
Chinese Party
Chocolate Party
Chronicles of Narnia Party
Cinderella Party
Circus Animals Party
Circus Big Top Party
Circus Billboard Party
Circus Parade party
Clambake/Lobster Boil/Crab Feast
Construction/Builder Party
County Fair Party
Cowgirl Party
Cupcake Party
Destination Party
Dinosaur Party
Disco/Dance Party
Doll Party
Dragonflies Party
Egyptian Party
Fairy: Flower Fairy
Fairy: Glitter Fairy Princess
Fairy: Modern Fairy
Fairy: Woodland Fairy
Farm Party
Fashion Show Party
Firehouse Party
Fondue Party
Football Party
Fortune Teller (Palm Reading, Tarot Card) Party
Golf Party
Grand Prix Race Car Party
Gypsy Party
Hardy Boys
HipHop Party
Hockey Party
Hollywood Party
Honey Bee Party
Hula Girl Party
Ice Skating Party
India Party
Indiana Jones Party
Insect/Bug Party
Italian Party
Jazzy Jazz Party
Jumpy House Party
Jungle Party
Karate Party
Kite Party
Knight and Dragon
Lady Bug Party
Let is Snow Winter Party
Lil'Gardener Party
Ma Petite (Toile) party
Mad Hatter Party
Mad Scientist Party
Magic Party
Makeover/Model Party
Masquerade Party
Memphis Blues Party
Mini Golf Party
Mobster/Mafia/Gangster Party
Monkey Party
Moroccan Party
Movie Party
Movie Star Party
Mustache Bash
Nancy Drew
Nifty 50's Party
Nursery Rhyme Party
Olympic Party
Paper Lantern Party
Paperdoll Party
Paris Party
Party Hats Party
Perfume Party
Pinball Party
Pirate party
Playtime Party
Polka Dot Party
Pool Party
Pretty Posies Garden Party
Princess and Knight Royal Party
Princess Fairy Tale Party
Princess: Egyptian Princess Party
Princess: Indian Princess Party
Robin Hood Party
Robot Party
Rock Climbing Party
Rock Star - Guitar Party
Rock Star - Singer Party
Sailboat Party
Shark Party
Sherlock Holmes Party
Skateboarding Party
Sledding/Tubing Party
Sleepover Party
Snow White Party
Snowboarding Party
Soccer Party
South of France Party
Spa Party
Space/Rocket Party
Spy Party
Star Wars Party
Stargazing Party
Summer BBQ
Summer Camp
Summer of Love Hippie Party
Superhero Party
Surfer Party
Sweet 16
Sweet Treas Party
Tailgate Party
Tatoo Party
Teapot/Teacup Tea Party
Tennis Party
The Dish, Spoon, Cow, Moon Party
Tiki Party
Toy Shop Party
Train (ticket) Party
Truck Party
Under the Sea Party
Video Game Party
Vineyard Party
Wakeboarding Party
Water Park Party (sprinklers)
Western "Wanted" Showdown Party
Western Round Up Party
Wind in the Willows Party
Wine Tasting Party
Wizard of Oz Party
Woodland Party
Zodiac Party
Zoo Party

This list will be posted in a permanent location on my website, with categorization and all! I'll be sure to let you know when it's there. If I've missed some themes, (which I'm sure I have) please let me know so I can add them to the list!

Happy Party Planning!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Zoltar Wish

If I had a wish, just one wish...
today I would say,
"I wish summer would not end!"

Tomorrow school starts for my kids.
It's always a hard transition for me.
I love the late mornings of summer,
the hours floating in a pool,
the late nights up playing games, 
with out worry of an alarm in the morning.

Fall is good too, though...
It's just not the same!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A South of France Provençal Party

South of France Provençal Party Invitation by B.Nute productions on Etsy
I just love the South of France. I've been fortunate enough to have visited this area several times... and would like to keep exploring more! This past several weeks I've been hosting 2 french students, and have had all-things-French on my mind! I thought I'd pass on my love of France and share some great ideas for a South of France party this week.

For my first post, I'm going to highlight a party my parents (who lived in St. Remy de Provence and Aix en Provence) hosted last year-- a lovely "french" afternoon Provençal Pique-nique. Here are some pictures from the event.

South of France Provençal Banner by B.Nute on Etsy
The setting for the party couldn't have been more ideal, although it lacked the beautiful Alpilles of Provence, it was a set on a golf course, out in the open, with lots of views and open nature. This South of France banner was strung between trees to add to the ambiance.

The bar table was draped with Provençal fabric, and a large lavender plant accent.

The table, also draped in Provençal linen, sparkled in the sunlight!

Dining under the trees helped keep guests cool.

Each female guest was also greeted with a few nicely wrapped gifts... some Herbes de Provençe and a Santon. I will write more about these gifts in a later post!

I'm going to post a couple more articles on decoration ideas, menu ideas, etc. for this theme of party, so make sure to stay tuned!

A bientot!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An Enchanted Woodland Fairy Party Invitation and Ideas

Enchanted Woodland Fairy Invitation by B.Nute Productions

I just posted a new invitation the other day in my Etsy Shop - an Enchanted Woodland Fairy Party invitation. I had a lot of fun making this invitation! My daughter has loved fairies for many years now. We have almost every fairy book imaginable, and she has been writing to the fairies in our yard on and off for a couple years. (They are sometimes not as responsive as she hopes!) So, it was only a matter of time before I created a fairy invitation.

Close up of B.Nute Productions Enchanted Woodland Fairy Party Invitation

I also thought I'd share some other very creative and inspirational sites to go along with this theme. The timing couldn't have been more perfect... 2 blogs that I frequent, Kara's Party Ideas and Creative Party Place had write ups with fabulous fairy parties to match my invitations! Check out their ideas...

Enchanted Fairy Party by Amanda Parker as seen on Kara's Party Ideas Blog
This party above by Amanda Parker is full of incredible detail and creativity. A fairy lovers dream party!

A Midsummer's Night Fairy Party by Frog Prince Paperie and seen on Creative Party Place
Another amazing fairy party above... filled with quotes and accents that one might find in an enchanted forest in merry ol'England!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cake at an Ice Cream Party?

Ice Cream Cone Cake from Better Homes and Gardens Website

Who says you can't have cake at an ice cream party! I saw this cute Ice Cream Cone Cake on the Better Homes and Gardens website. Looks like a relatively simple cake to make, and should bring lots of smiles!