Archive for November, 2012

reindeer collage

We’ve chatted all about reindeer this week.  From Donner’s Desserts to Pin the Nose on Rudolph to dressing your guests up like reindeer.  We’ve chatted all about reindeer this week.  Here’s everything we chatted about in a quick nutshell:

While many of you left comments on our blog this week in an effort to win the iPad we’re helping DimplePrints giveaway that doesn’t change the fact that we are also giving away a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop to one lucky winner as well!  Congrats to Elena Rosenthal we’ll drop you a line shortly to start the process of claiming your prize!

Where to Find It:
Foodcupcakessandwhichesreindeer popsdeer sandwich
Drinkrootbeerrootbeer2, cocoa
Favorsreindeer nosescandy barsreindeer foodreindeer mugsreindeer bagpencilscocoa cones
Activity: t-shirt craftdiy riendeersreindeer gamesantlers, “hot present”, pin the nose on rudolph
Decorreindeer board
Attire: boy’s shirtGirl’s shirt pattern


Nobody’s gonna be left out from joining any reindeer games at the Reindeer Party!

First thing’s first… each kiddo will need to get into character:

 Pick up a reindeer nose and antlers at your local party store or online and these can also double as party favors!

Once your guests are all set you can get moving on a couple Reindeer Games:

“Hot Present” – just like Hot Potato but kids will pass a gift around in a circle

Winner gets to open the gift and take home the prize inside!

“Musical Sleighs” – dazzle up your chairs and call them sleighs and have those little reindeers hustle around trying to nab a sleigh before the Christmas music stops!

“Pin the nose on Rudolph” – no need for a donkey, we’ll customize this party game for ya, just drop us a convo!

If your guests are staying a while (perhaps for a slumber party), moving things to a TV room where guests can watch the original “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” is the perfect way to end the night!  Strange to think that many of these kids may have never seen this movie!!


 buy the movie online right here!
movie images: 1,2,3,4,5

For party favors we’re really enjoying  these reindeer candy bars:

 too cute right!?

Leave a comment on any post this week and you’re entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop!



We want to be sure that Rudolph doesn’t steal all of the thunder at your next Reindeer Party so for the menu we’d like to give all of his fellow reindeer a shout.  Purchase custom tented food labels from our shop for just $2 each and include the different dishes we’ve suggested below!

 Dasher’s donuts:

Dancer’s deviled eggs:

Prancer’s peanuts:

Vixen’s veggies:

Comet’s cocoa:

Cupid’s cupcakes:

Donner’s Dessert:

Blitzen’s Berries:

(fill the cones with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)

Rudolph’s Rolls:

these may or may not be sandwiches disguised as rolls.

To compliment your large array of “Santa’s Reindeer Eats” how about some RootDeer Drinks:

or reindeer water bottles:

So many fun ideas and with 9 different reindeer to work with you’ve got an excuse to use all of them!

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a customized digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.  All you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week and you’re in!  Also, we’ve partnered with DimplePrints this week in a massive giveaway (including an Apple iPad and $1500+ in prizes) in celebration of their 4 Year Anniversary!  Be sure to enter to win!!


We’re super duper excited to announce that we’ve partnered up with the amazing DimplePrints to help celebrate their 4 Year Anniversary!

We’ve mentioned a time or two that the Party On Purpose founders have known eachother for approximately 18 years (give or take) and we’ve mentioned that we have a couple other close friends that have made the long haul from awkward tweens to adults with us.  One friend’s party was featured here, and the other friend happens to be in the same party industry as us!!  We’re not competitors, rather, we really truly respect one another and so so love Carli over at DimplePrints that we were thrilled to participate in her 4 year Anniversary giveaway (not just because we have incriminating photos of her we can finally share with the world):

With over 20,000 sales, DimplePrints is a leader in party printables online and they’re looking to celebrate in style with some of their favorite bloggers and shops (ahem, including us)!  They’ll be doing giveaways worth almost $1,500 and including over 25 vendor/blogger partnerships, but what ya’ll should really be excited about is the APPLE iPAD THEY ARE GIVING AWAY!  Can I please win??

This giveaway as a whole is a partnership with the following amazing bloggers and shop owners below, so please take the time to stop by their sites and say hello! If you haven’t been to their blogs or sites before, please follow along with them for some amazing party ideas, crafts, recipes, and more!

Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter

Etsy / Facebook / Blog / Twitter

Enter the giveaway using Rafflecopter below.  Please note that this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.  Winning entry will be verified for completeness and if not complete the entry will be voided and a new entry chosen. Giveaway starts November 28th and ends December 8th. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on December 9th and will be notified via email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen. Be sure to check your spam for email as DimplePrints emails are often flagged as spam. Winner has choice of white or black iPad, but please note this is subject to availability. Giveaway iPad photo may vary from actual iPad sent.
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Rudolph and his friends have come a long way since first hitting the scene in 1939:

Whether you’re interested in hosting a party featuring a more vintage Rudy or a more updated depiction, there’s a party for that!  We can customize whatever you have in mind, just drop us a line over on Etsy!

Stay tuned this week for a bunch of unique food and drink ideas that pair great with the reindeer party along with favors and activity ideas to keep the kiddos thoroughly entertained.  As always we’ll be giving away a free digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, all you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week and you’re entered to win!

cypber monday deal

Cyber Monday Deal Alert!!

Happy Cyber Monday to all!!  We’re joining in on the deal hunting fun by offering a pretty killer deal ourselves:

$75 for $100 to spend in shop…

or $100 to spend $150 in shop!!

Buy them now for any party you’ll be needing decor for this year!  It saves to plan ahead folks, happy shopping!


winter wonderland party collage

There’s something about a Winter Wonderland that lends itself to such a whimsical birthday theme.  We love that everything winter fits under this umbrella so have a look at penguin party week and snowman party week for more Winter Wonderland friendly ideas as well!

Although Winter Wonderland Party week has come to a close, our winter fun doesn’t end this week… Next week we’ll be talking about our Snow-Woman party (not to be mistaken by Snow-MAN ;) ) and we hope you’ll come back to see some of the ideas we’ve come up with.

Congrats to Angie H. – you are this week’s winner of our custom digital invite good for any party in our shop!  We’ll drop you a line shortly to start processing your order.

Where to Find it:

Foodcake popscookiescupcake imagerock candy image - buy online -bluerock candy centerpiece snowman cupcakesnowflake cookiepigs in a blanketsnowflake marshmallows
Drink: blue punch, recipe
Favors: sequined bags
Activities: snowflake thank yousdiy snow globesparklerschild sparkler image
Attire: tutututu

sweets collage

There is something so syrupy sweet about a Winter Wonderland party that we get the actual urge to serve syrup.  Why not make your next winter wonderland party a winter brunch!?

Encourage your guests to arrive in their finest holiday flannel jammies and indulge in the finest treats brunch has to offer: 

For sweets we like the idea of playing up the blues and whites in this party with rock candy, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops!

Sparkling cider is always a hit with the kiddos and adds to the sparkle appeal in the winter wonderland theme or you could get even more festive and try a blue punch!

As you can see we stole this sparkling cider idea from a kids new years eve inspired post…  but you catch our drift.  Keeping things fun and festive is about all the thought you need to put into an event for your little ones.  Slap one of our custom birthday stickers in place of the “2011″ and you’ve done just that!

You’ve got a couple more days to enter our giveaway for a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop, don’t forget, leave a comment on any post this week!


Credit where credit is due:
cupcake imagerock candy imagerock candy centerpiece snowflake cookiesnowflake marshmallows, pancake bar image 1, pancake bar image2, syrupblue punchrecipe


There’s very little that makes us beam with pride more than an adorable birthday party featuring our decor.  Add amazing photography to that deal (like these from Sugar Rush Photography) and we’re smitten… with ourselves.

Kicking things off with our custom door sign:

Birthday banner:

12 month photo banner:


cupcake toppers, or in this case, cocoa bar decor:

party hats:

and of course the birthday girl’s hat!:

A huge thanks to Lily’s mom for sending us the link to the Sugar Rush post featuring Lily’s party and an even huger thanks to Beth over at Sugar Rush for agreeing to let us feature her amazing shots!

Enter to win a free digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week!

snowflake sneak peak

We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland this week and sharing ideas for your next winter themed party.  One of the most popular themes we get requests for this time of year is the “Winter One-derland” theme for all your winter babies turning 1… gotta love a good play on words.

Here’s a sneak peak:

Our hat never looked so darling…

Get back here tomorrow to see our customer party featuring this most adorable little one year old, and don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.  You’re one comment away (on any post this week) from being entered ;) .