1. St. Patrick's Day 2016 Baking Ideas

    St. Patrick's Day 2016 Baking Ideas

    Cookies and desserts are the perfect ending to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Irish cuisine is most often associated with corn beef and cabbage, but it also offers a variety of mouth-watering desserts. Here are a few authentic St. Patty’s Day desserts that will complete your party menu and impress your guests.

    Irish Soda Bread Cookies: These cookies are as easy to eat as they are to make, which is why this Irish cookie the perfect dessert to serve at any St. Patrick’s Day party. Other desserts, suitable baking includes treacle tart, green doughnuts and tie-dyed cake for the kids. Add a pot of gold to the top of the cake!

    Celebrate this great Irish day with traditional St. Patrick’s Day recipes. Serve your guests a menu mixed with classic dishes and a few surprises. Irish Pub foods are always a big hit, and another great idea is to make some of the dishes green. 

    Head to our stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for baking supplies, cooking and baking molds.

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  2. St. Patrick's Day 2016 Decorations

    St. Patrick's Day 2016 Decorations

    St. Patrick's Day marks the beginning of spring. And spring of course means green; grass peaking out from the ground, leaves blooming from the trees.

    If you plan to host a St. Patrick’s Day party to celebrate, make sure you outfit your walls, doors, tables, and ceiling with lots of St. Patrick Day decorations. Here are a few decorating tips to help make your party space look fun and festive.

    The staple color of St. Patrick’s Day is green. Incorporate this color into all aspects of your decorations to transform your party into an Irish celebration. A simple and easy way to do this is to buy green balloons in a few different shades. Bundle the balloons together to create bouquets using green ribbon. Place the green balloon bouquets around your party—tie them to chairs, tables, and anything else you can find!

    St. Patty’s Day is all about the luck of the Irish. To play off this idea, use shamrock decorations throughout your party space to add an Irish touch. The table can serve as either the central eating space or as a buffet. Use a green tablecloth to cover the table and add plain white dishes. Set the table with beer mugs and use orange table napkins to suggest the colors of the Irish flag. One creative way to do this is to make shamrock coasters. Use green construction paper to cut out shamrocks large enough for a cup to fit on. Once you’ve cut out your shamrocks, laminate them to make them sturdy and waterproof. Place the shamrock coasters on tabletops throughout the party for your guests to use. 


    So, come to our stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island to pick up the best decorations for St. Patrick's Day 2016. 



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  3. St. Patrick's Day 2016 Party Ideas

    St. Patrick's Day 2016 Party Ideas

    With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, this is the great time to plan your New York 2016 celebration! With these St. Patrick's day party planning ideas your party will be a hit. 

    Invitations. Depending on whether you're throwing your party as a spur-of-the-moment occasion or as a longer-term planned event. For the spur-of-the moment event, send out email invitations to everyone, and try to include something green, shamrock or leprechaun design. For postal invitations, design something on the computer using  clip art and print it out either on green paper or relying on the green designs to create the sense of green. Alternatively, make cards without the printer. Simply use green construction paper or cardstock. It can either be a plain rectangle shape, or turn it into a shamrock shape. Write the party details on each card and perhaps glue on 3D leprechauns or shamrocks. Place into green envelopes and add some green confetti inside to drift out when opened. Green and gold glue glitter is a fun addition to homemade invitations.

    Party Activities. St. Patrick's Day celebration deserve some games or activities to heighten the fun. Here are a few ideas:

    • The Ladder Lingo Game: Here is how to play. Begin with St. Patrick’s Day themed words, and ask the person sitting next to you to think of another themed word beginning with the last letter of your word. For the word “Celtic,” the next word could be “Clover.” The game keeps going until no one can think of another themed word.
    • Painting St. Paddy’s T-Shirts. Another simple yet fun St. Patrick's Day party activity. Have t-shirts in all sizes ready, a painting area set up, and some shamrock, leprechaun or Irish flag stencils for ready use. And don't forget to get fabric paints! 

    Musical Ambiance. Find some Irish music. Look in the Celtic music section of your favorite music store and stock up on some Irish favorites. Play this music in the background during the party.

    And for all party decorations, don't forget to visit our locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Enjoy your party!

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  4. St. Patrick's Day 2016 for Kids

    St. Patrick's Day 2016 for Kids

    St. Patrick's Day celebration is great for kids, here are some party ideas that will be fun for the little ones.

    Sleepover parties are great but a St. Patrick's Day overnight complete with an arts and crafts project and tasty treats puts a new twist on a traditional sleepover party. Send St. Patrick's Day party invitations to invite your child's friends over for a St. Patrick's Day themed sleepover party!        

    Make a leprechaun trap, beloved by children. Simply have the kids take a cardboard box, decorate it as they wish with construction paper, markers and stickers, and viola, you have a leprechaun trap!

    Make sure they have something to put inside the box to lure the leprechaun to the trap, such as gold glitter or snacks. Have the kids set their newly decorated traps out before they go to sleep and let them awake to a heap of chocolate gold coins in the morning.                         

    After the gold coin discovery, keep the St. Patrick's Day theme going with breakfast. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create shamrock pancakes. Just cut the shape three or four times into the pancake to form a shamrock. Use food coloring to make green milk. Serve with green grapes or honeydew to keep your theme going.

    And don't forget to visit our stores in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Suffolk and Nassau for St. Patrick's 2016 Day party supplies and decorations. 

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  5. Valentine's Day 2016 Baking Ideas

    Valentine's Day 2016 Baking Ideas

    We know that baking and cooking for Valentine's Day is a very popular activity.

    This is why we feature a large selection of baking molds in our party supply stores in New York, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.

    Our staff also prepared a list of cooking and baking ideas for your Valentine's Day 2016 party.

    Here are a few ideas to look into: 

    Foods that can be prepared in advance and served at room temperature work best for Valentine’s Day party.

    Be sure to plan a menu that accommodates any dietary restrictions or allergies.

    Don’t forget the tableware, cups and utensils!

    Here are food ideas for your party:

    Cookies are always a favorite.

    Using icing, decorate them with hearts, or use shaped cookie cutters to make the treats look like hearts, cupid, and other themed imagery.

    We recommend these linzer cookies. Candy and popcorn are also good special occasion snacks.

    Bring a strawberry chocolate chip cake. Dunk pretzels in icing and before it solidifies, cover the salty-sweet snack in colored sprinkles.

    Gift each attendee their own bag of conversation hearts.

    Combine cereal, chocolate melts, and a few other treats to make red velvet puppy chow.

    For a healthier snack, cover strawberries in frozen yogurt. 

    Please visit our store locations for more information.

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  6. Valentine's Day 2016 Balloons

    Valentine's Day 2016 Balloons

    On Valentine's Day, men and women around the world celebrate those closest to them with gifts designed in the form of traditional hearts. 

    Although the heart is a tradional symbol of Valentin'es Day nobody is really sure how it took on its current meaning.

    Ancient Egyptians, for instance, believed that the heart epitomized life and morality. The Greeks held that it controlled reason, thought and emotion. It's possible that the Greek association of ivy with the god Dionysus led to the heart being identified with romantic love. 

    It was around the Middle Ages that the heart symbol took on its current meaning. When Valentine's Day originated in England in the 1600s, the heart symbol was the obvious choice for symbol to reflect the new holiday.

    One of the most popular ballons for Valentin's Day include heart shaped balloons, red and pink Mylar balloons, as well as latex balloons of all shapes and colors.

    Balloons are always a great gift for your child or significant other as well as a great party decoration.

    Whether you are looking for some simple balloons for your Valentine's Day 2016 Party or a way to impress your valentine look no further than our party supply store.

    We feature one of the largest selection of balloons for Valentine's Day 2016 at our locations in New York, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.

    Every one of our stores also features a large selection of all your favorite character balloons.

    Please visit any of our stores for assistance in choosing Valentine Balloons. 


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  7. Valentine's Day 2016 Party Decorations

    Valentine's Day 2016 Party Decorations

    Valentine's Day Decorations are an important way to create an amazing atmosphere for your party.

    Here are a few things to consider when decorating for Valentine's Day with party supplies.

    When transforming your home or your classroom for the party, please make sure to include decorations that are pink, red, white and coordinate with the theme. 

    Don’t forget to stock up on tape, tacks, pins and anything else you might need to set up the decorations.

    Here are some decoration ideas for the party:

    Decorate the door to your classroom in a themed way that sets the tone of the bash.

    Paint empty mason jars different shades of red, white, and pink and fill them with flowers to make beautiful centerpieces.

    Make the flowers yourself using tissue paper. Dangle fluffies and honeycomb decorations from the ceiling to add to the festiveness of the environment.

    Hang a banner that wishes all attendees of the party a Happy Valentine’s Day.

    Create your own hanging decorations. Cut sheets of colored construction paper into strips and then staple the ends of each strip together.

    To give each piece shape of a heart, staple it to the heart above it.

    The top heart should be attached to a single strip that connects the hanging decoration the ceiling. 

    Please visit any of our four locations in New York, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for more information on how to decorate for the Valentine's Day 2016.

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  8. Valentine's Day Party 2016 for Kids

    Valentine's Day Party 2016 for Kids

    We know that planning a Valentine's Day party for your child in New York (NYC) can be quite stressful.
    Allow us to help you plan an amazing school Valentine's Day party for your child's class with Party Glitters holiday party supplies.
    Our knowledgeable staff with years of experience in helping organize a great for your children have come up with an easy to follow to do list as well as popular Valentine's Day activities and favorite Valentine's Day presents.
    We have included activities for a variety of ages and party sizes including some of the most popular Valentine's classroom games and popular party supplies.

    Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning Valentine's Day party for your child:

    1. A week or two before your classroom Valentine's Day party, send out a friendly reminder to all the parents letting them know the event details.
    2. Don't forget to include these important Valentine's party details:
    3. How much money to bring for the party.
    4. What to bring with them, for example, food, party supplies or decorations
    5. Send request for volunteers if they are needed.
    6. Let the parents know how many children will be there.
    7. And how long the party will last.
    8. Please make sure that you plan enough activities, crafts, and games ahead of time so the day goes smoothly.
    9. All your party activities should be age appropriate for the class and you should have enough for the kids to do to last the whole party.
    10. Also don´t forget to leave time to enjoy all of the snacks and treats!
    11. The students are going to need a mailbox to collect all of their Valentines. Although the boxes can be done in advance crafting a mailbox is a great party activity.

    Here are a few ideas on how to create Valentine's Day mailbox with ease:

    1. Cut an opening in the top of a shoebox.
    2. Have the child decorate it with colored paper, cutouts, and more!
    3. Create a bag so that the cards will be easy for the child to carry home.

    Some of the children favorites include Frozen, so the mailbox can be customized to look like the adorable snowman, Olaf – lover of both warm hugs and Valentine’s Day cards.

    Animal lovers can make their boxes look like a fox, a penguin, or a fish.

    Some of the popular designs include a firetruck. Upcycle an oatmeal container to make it look like a tree.

    Valentine’s Day cards should be ready to deliver on the day of the party.

    For Valentines on a budget, you can download printable designs or make your own.

    If you have time to make your own, here are some creative ideas: In addition to your card include a personalized lollipop with the recipient’s name.

    These are just some of the ideas for fun and exciting Valentine's Day party for your child. Please visit any of our four locations in New York, Queens, Brooklyn or Long Island for more information.

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