A few ways to throw a rainbow party!

I for one, think a rainbow party is an excellent idea for a party theme! Now that summer is almost here, we are all thoroughly enjoying bright colors in flowers, clothing choices and even in aspects of decorating our homes! A rainbow party is a great way to bring a pop of color to your theme. You can use a rainbow theme for birthdays and outdoor celebrations! I’ll be showing you guys a few pictures that my co-worker Jackie took from her daughter Madison’s 4th birthday. Jackie asked her daughter Maddie what kind of birthday party she wanted and without hesitation Maddie said “I want a rainbow cake with icing!” This prompted Jackie to start looking for rainbow decorations and fun ideas on Pinterest to throw a rainbow themed birthday party! Well, we love what she came up with. These decorations are all easy, and cost effective, and of course can be purchased right here on our website. So there’s a wonderful convenience aspect there too :).

 Here’s a few pictures from Maddie’s birthday party!

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All products that Jackie used were purchased on our website! Jackie chose an assortment of rainbow colored balloons to decorate the back yard. She arranged them in bouquets of three and tied them to her fence to bring a pop of color outside!

For the food table, Jackie purchased another assortment of rainbow colored balloons, tied each one around a mason jar and added a pop of color to the mason jars by decorating them with colorful tissue paper! She picked up some inexpensive melamine tableware to serve snacks and other treats and used our bright chevron patterned plates and napkins for the food and snacks! She also decorated the table with rainbow colored streamer decorations for a real pop of brightness against a standard plastic white table cover.

For the cake, Jackie used her culinary skills to create something Maddie was looking for, but I found this awesome recipe that you can use to create your own rainbow cake for your own Rainbow party! Rainbow layer cake recipe from Betty Crocker

There are an endless amount of fun decorations and ideas you can find on our website, and online to throw the perfect Rainbow party! Use pinterest for inspiration and find your supplies here to turn your inspiration and ideas into reality! I hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks and hope that you can throw your own rainbow party using some of our ideas and products, naturally we’d love to see what you come up! You can always email photos and videos to Brittney@parties2order.com. We love sharing our customer’s stories!

Make your Mother’s day count this year!

canstockphoto18902408I have spoken to many moms and for some odd reason they always seem to think Mother’s Day isn’t that great of a holiday. I find myself racking my brain and wondering how you can say that about a holiday completely and utterly dedicated to you and all the wonderful things you have accomplished as a mother! So what is it that makes mothers not enjoy Mother’s Day? Maybe we don’t know, and maybe we will never find out. But if we can’t find any reason moms don’t love Mother’s Day, perhaps our goal should be to find ways to try and help them enjoy it a little more! Today, I scoured the internet trying to find ways to increase the joy for moms this Mother’s Day.

The key is that a good day doesn’t have to come down to gifts. Mother’s Day should be an entire day that is dedicated to moms in every way possible! Thankfully I discovered this article: “7 Ways to make Sure Your Mother’s Day Doesn’t Suck,” written by Meredith Gordon. She doesn’t give you an insanely long list of ways to enhance the day, instead she gives you a few good ways to make sure your Mother’s Day is the best it can possibly be! Continue Reading Make your Mother’s day count this year!

32 Fun and awesome uses for Balloons!

There needs to be more uses for balloons! I was sitting at my desk this morning and we were all so busy with customer’s balloon orders and I was helping get them ready and as I was helping, I realized that not only could you achieve so many different looks and color combinations with balloons, but there’s also got to be so many different fun and decorative uses for balloons. So, I started looking all over the internet to find someone creative enough to discover fun and unique uses for balloons and that’s when I stumbled upon this really awesome article on buzzfeed.com. The article was written by Peggy Wang of the Buzzfeed staff. It’s an excellent article with cheerful, and bright pictures but also demonstrates 32 unique and fun uses for balloons! Working around balloons all the time, I’m definitely going to have to try some of these things because you really get sick of seeing the same old arrangements and colors day after day. Some of these tips and tricks are such a unique spin on your basic balloon. I know that I never would have thought of many of these ways to enhance them and honestly this article is going to save you money too! You can purchase balloons off of our website for 25 cents a piece! And I guarantee you can find the supplies to decorate them for a pretty reasonable price, you just have to be a little creative and thrifty. I hope this article gives you all some insight into different uses for balloons and ways to save money because I know that decorations for parties can be expensive so balloons are sometimes a helpful way to decorate without spending too much, but now you have more than just decorations, you can create vases using balloons, drum sets and even hang pictures! Way to go Peggy, thanks for the excellent article and I’m sure our readers will thank you as well!

1. Glue pom-poms on them.

Glue pom-poms on them.

2. Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

Attach streamers, feathers, tinsel, and any other long stringy sparkly things to them.

3. Revamp your vases.

Revamp your vases.

4. Surprise someone you <3.

Surprise someone you <3.

Go for the single balloon for a subtler effect.

5. Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

Freeze water ballons and use them to keep drinks cold at a party.

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Your new party trick. When the water melts, just throw them back into the freezer.

6. Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

Make your guests do a little work if they want to find out where the party is.

7. Make a drumset.

Make a drumset.

Thankfully, this one doesn’t make any noise.

8. Create a balloon drop.

Create a balloon drop.

Basically a small-scale version of…

9. Display photos.

Display photos.

10. Hang tiny people off the ends.

Hang tiny people off the ends.

11. Splatter them with gold paint.

Splatter them with gold paint.

12. Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Give someone the gift of bubblegum.

Your valentine will think you are impossibly clever. Directions here.

13. Put confetti in your balloon.

Put confetti in your balloon.

Hint: Use a funnel.

14. Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

Put confetti AND money in your balloon.

15. Put LED light bulbs in them.

Put LED light bulbs in them.

Just make sure the bulbs aren’t breakable in case one of them comes crashing down due to a popped balloon.

16. Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

Create a table centerpiece with plants and flowers.

17. String them into a fruity garland.

String them into a fruity garland.

18. Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Give the kids a super durable bouncy ball to play with.

Get the directions on how to make this using balloons here.

19. Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

Make a giant strawberry party decoration.

All you need is green construction paper and a sharpie.

20. Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

Instead of piñatas, hang water balloons.

21. Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

Fill them with non-toxic paint and have a fight.

22. Make water balloon yo-yos.

Make water balloon yo-yos.

23. Brighten up those mason jars.

Brighten up those mason jars.

They look deceptively paint-dipped!

24. Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Use them as molds for twine ball lights.

Get the DIY here.

Use different colored string for a decorative fixture.

25. Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

Turn your favorite little one into a walking apple tree.

26. Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

Use a balloon as a mold for a votive holder made from a doily.

All you need is a balloon, a doily, and sugar starch.

27. Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Hang them from the rafters with macramè.

Get the directions here.

28. Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

Run a threaded needle through the tied end of the balloon to string them together.

29. Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

Wrap them in cellophane and put them on sticks to make giant lollipops for a candy-themed party.

30. Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

Hang them upside down from the ceiling.

31. Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter “fire and ice” lantern.

Freeze an LED tea light into a water balloon to create a winter "fire and ice" lantern.

Add food coloring if you want them to be colored.

32. Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Make a water balloon to end all water balloons.

Game over.