Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Build an Olaf the Snowman Birthday Party!

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Olaf Frozen Birthday Party Supplies

Planning a party can sometimes be stressful, but our favorite snowman inspires so many fun-filled party ideas, it'll be easy to get caught-up in the festivities. Olaf would encourage you to let it go, make it your own, and snowball the following ideas into your own memorable party. And, of course, Birthday Express has everything you need!

Invitations - Send out an invite to guests asking, "Would you like to build a snowman?" Then, on the inside, it could read, "Then come join the fun with Olaf and friends at _____'s birthday party! And be sure to bring warm hugs!" You could also make each invite in the shape of a snowflake or include a Felt Snowflake Sticker inside the invite.

Party Decor - With Olaf, you could throw a party with a winter decor or a summer decor since Olaf loves the sun! Definitely get the party started off right with the Disney Olaf Value Party Pack as it contains everything one needs for a party, including plates, cups, napkins, utensils - even balloons and thank- you notes! You could create a "pin the nose on Olaf" game, a "build your own snowman" table with rice crispy treats, and elevate the laughter with an Olaf 3D Pull-String Pinata. Decor can range from blue and white (e.g. lights, streamers, balloons, and snowflakes) to sun, surf, and sand decorations. Be sure to add the Olaf Balloon Bouquet - it'll definitely give your party a lift. 

Food & Drink - Bring together marshmallows, pretzel sticks, black licorice, and baby carrots and you've got yourself edible snowmen (no offense to Olaf, of course). Consider making "melted Olaf's" with greek vanilla yogurt or vanilla pudding cups. You could make blue jello "ice block" jigglers, snowflake cookies, and blue icing-dipped pretzel sticks. For dessert, you could have hot chocolate and s'mores, or get an Olaf-themed birthday cake!

Whatever you include in your party, the one thing that Olaf would insist on is that you make it happy and fun - with lots of warm hugs. Shop Disney's Frozen Olaf Party Supplies now!

Olaf Frozen Birthday Party Supplies




Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to Throw a SpongeBob Birthday Party Adventure

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Get out the magic conch! Birthday Express has everything you need to throw a SpongeBob Birthday Party!

They have so many great SpongeBob birthday decorations that your only challenge will be deciding on which ones to use! Here are a few ideas that will compliment any SpongeBob party theme:
Invitations - Let SpongeBob's smiling face get your guests in the adventurous spirit with SpongeBob Invitations! You can also personalize them by gluing them to an actual sponge or cutting a starfish or pineapple from stock paper and including it inside the invitation with a special message for your guests. 
Party Decor - Birthday Express has it all when it comes to SpongeBob birthday decorations. SpongeBob Scene Setter Decoration Set is a must-have for an underwater-themed party. And what would SpongeBob say about a party without table decorations or a pinata? Barnacles, that's what! You can also hang blue streamers from the ceiling to resemble waves and green ones for seaweed. And, of course, don't forget to play SpongeBob music in the background! 
Food & Drink - What better food to put on SpongeBob Classic Square Dinner Plates than fish sticks, SpongeBob Pirate's Booty popcorn, goldfish crackers, and Krusty Krab Cakes (actual crab cakes or hamburgers). You can also make yellow cake cupcakes with yellow frosting and showcase them on the SpongeBob Cupcake Stand
And most of all ... have F.U.N. the SpongeBob way:
F is for friends who do stuff together
U is for you and me
N is for anywhere and anytime at all
Down here in the deep blue sea!

SpongeBob Squarepants Value Party Pack

SpongeBob Classic Filled Party Favor Box

Spongebob Squarepants Pinata Kit


New Cricut Explore Air™ Now Available!

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Just when you thought that Cricut's Explore® machine couldn't get any more amazing, they are now introducing their Cricut Explore Air!



This new machine has all the incredible features of the Cricut Explore®, but now it has built-in Bluetooth technology - so your projects can go wherever you go! In addition to being able to cut just about anything, including leather, balsa wood, fabric, vinyl, craft foam, and even silk, cartridges are also included in the software. So anytime you want to use a different cartridge, you just do a quick search on your iPad and it brings up all the images on the cart. How efficient is that?! 

By far this is the most advanced electronic cutting machine on the market with an unbelievable amount of helpful, time-saving features. While there are almost too many to mention, I can't resist sharing a few more of my favorites:
  • It's wireless and compatible with Cricut Design Space iPad app.
  • Since it's wireless, all projects can be saved to the cloud, which allows users to conveniently swap between their laptop and iPad.
  • Cartridges are linked to your Cricut ID and delivered over the cloud. So once you've loaded a cartridge, you have it everywhere you go.
  • There's no overlay simply because it's not needed! You just lay all of your cuts out in the Cricut Design Space app and you can see everything you are cutting all at once. So goodbye handbooks!
  • It comes with a ton of "make-it-now" projects. You just send them straight to the machine and they are ready to go. You can also customize them with your own font and images!
  • Fonts and images can be uploaded for free - the machine can actually print writing that looks just like handwriting! You can also draw and upload pictures to the machine without having to cut anything out.
The Cricut Explore Air is really just amazing - and so fun to use! If you've been thinking about upgrading your cutting machine, now is the time to do it! Especially since you can get free shipping with the code MARCHSHIP.

Now you can really cut a rug to celebrate!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Pull Your Weight" is now available as a groovy single box!

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Pull Your Weight
Groovy Lab in a Box -"Pull Your Weight" which is all about pulleys, cranes and Newton's Third Law is now available as a groovy SINGLE box!

The Engineering Design Challenge: At the Mars colony, astronauts will need machines to build structures and move materials. One of those machines will be a crane. You’ve been tasked to design and build a crane to lift a heavy load.

"Pull Your Weight" - and it's all about pulleys, cranes and Newton's Third Law. Your STEMists will love channeling their inner Isaac Newton with this box!

Engineering Design Challenge: At the Mars colony, astronauts need machines to build structures and move materials. One of those machines will be a crane. You've been tasked to design and build a crane to lift a heavy load.

Pull Your Weight Single Box

Monthly boxes from Groovy Lab in a Box sell out very quickly, so be sure to order "Pull Your Weight" today so you don't miss a groovy thing.

Pull Your Weight Single Box



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child's school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.



Here's how it works: your school's community shops at Little Passports and they will donate 15% back to your school. It is that easy!

They do all the work from processing orders directly on their site to providing you with flyers and sample promotional language to help you spread the word.

Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from April 1st - April 8th 2015 and the deadline to sign-up is March 25th 2015 so check it out today!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Create Your Own Cookbook and Save 20% Today!



"A great cookbook tells you why you're doing what you're doing in the kitchen, and becomes timeless by avoiding food fads and trends." - Celia Stack, Owner, Omnivore Books on Food

Do you have friends and family tell you how much they love your cooking and are always asking you for recipes? Well then perhaps you should think about writing your own cookbook! Blurb makes the process easy and fun. And when you're all done, you'll have a beautiful cookbook filled with your recipes and cooking tips and tricks to share with them. And with Blurb's special 20% off offer, you can create your own cookbook and save! All you need is coupon code 2015BLURBMAR.

Ludo Lefebvre, chef, restaurateur and man behind the book Crave, put it this way: "I want people to cook with love. I want them to be aware of what they're doing. The act of cooking can be as much of a pleasure as eating, and if you really cook with your senses, you begin to find that cooking isn't work—it's play."

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Creating a cookbook with Blurb allows you to bring friends, family, - even total strangers - into your kitchen. It can also make for the perfect holiday, wedding, birthday, or housewarming present. It's useful, thoughtful, and can provide people with a gift that they may pass on generation after generation.

Or, it can also be something you decide to keep just for yourself. It'll definitely help you to finally get rid of all those loose-papered recipes that have accumulated in various folders, cookbooks, cabinets, and drawers.

Either way, the choice is yours and Blurb would love to help inspire you to create whatever type of culinary collection you desire.






Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Photo Booth Kits from Birthday Express!

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Photo Booth Kits

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Birthday Express' new, exclusive Photo Booth Kits are worth about a million!

Each affordable and customizable kit has it's own unique theme, props, and accessories. Kids will have endless possibilities to dress up, play, and get creative! And parents, grandparents, friends, and family will have countless silly, sweet, fun, and frivolous photo-ops!

With Birthday Express' new Photo Booth Kitsevery day can be a party -- or at least an entertaining way to catch those special moments on camera.


Diva - "Rocker Princess" Photo Booth Kit - Photo Booth Materials - 1 Guests
Photos, please! Play paparazzi for your rock star in training with a Diva “Rocker Princess” Photo Booth Kit. Get her girlfriends in on the action and create the ultimate girl band!



Construction Pals - Photo Booth Kit - Photo Booth Materials - 1 Guests
Caution: fun zone! Construct the ultimate birthday celebration for your little foreman and his workers with the Construction Pals Photo Booth Kit. Get ready to dig into the fun!



Carnival - Photo Booth Kit - Photo Booth Materials - 1 Guests
Step right up and join the fun! Bring the greatest show on earth to your home, and delight with a Carnival Photo Booth Kit.