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3 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday Mom!

3 Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday Mom!

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. —Larry Lorenzoni Who doesn’t love a birthday celebration? A birthday is one day devoted to celebrating a human being’s presence in this world and is one day that you should celebrate “you”! Frequently Mothers don’t get a proper birthday celebration because, let’s be honest, many times we have to plan them ourselves and it doesn’t feel right.  However, […]

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Beer Tasting Paddle – Perfect Gift For Him!

Beer Tasting Paddle - Perfect Gift For Him!

Disclosure: Party Bluprints received compensation for this post. The opinions shared are expressly our own. Guys have it easy on Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and jewelry are all great gift ideas and feel just right for her.  But when it comes to him, it can be much harder.  That’s why we had to share a great gift idea for the man in your life.  In fact, if he loves a cold one now and then, […]

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Twitter Party: 50 Shades Of Red For Valentine’s Day #50shadesofRED

Twitter Party: 50 Shades Of Red For Valentine’s Day #50shadesofRED

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by RedEnvelope.com, the opinions are expressly our own. We are so excited to be co-hosting this RED HOT Twitter Party this week!  This party is for men and women and celebrates Love In Its Many Shades! We’ll be sharing gorgeous gift ideas and tips and ideas for celebrating all forms of love.  Check out our 4 Party ideas for celebrating all forms of love: Galentine’s Day, Food & Beer Tasting Dinner […]

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Give your party table a color makeover!

Give your party table a color makeover!

  Give your table a color makeover that’s perfect for celebrating life’s special moments at home this year! The Novogratz Dinnerware Collection is now available at MACY’s >  The fun and colorful collection, includes plates, bowls, mugs, serving trays, and canisters, and ranges from $9.00 – $29.00 and that makes it easy for you to amp up the hue on your table! Renowned for their distinctive aesthetic, Cortney and Robert Novogratz mix elements of modern and […]

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Stand Up To Cancer Holiday Gifts That Give Back!

Stand Up To Cancer Holiday Gifts That Give Back!

We love Stand Up To Cancer’s Holiday Gift Guide Items this year! Our picks are the SU2C Strings of Strength necklace (Stand Up To Cancer’s website for $39.99)  and the SU2C Arrow Gold and Silver Bangles designed by Alex and Ani.   All items are under $50 and make great gifts that give back during the holidays. Proceeds from the purchases go to Stand Up To Cancer.  You can check out all the items at Stand […]

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Holiday Sangria Recipe and Gift Idea

Holiday Sangria Recipe and Gift Idea

Homemade gifts from the heart are some of my favorite to gift. Make up a few batches of this festive Holiday Sangria, wrap it up and give them as favors, hostess gifts or stocking stuffers (I’d love to find this in my stocking!) Or display it as the focal point of your “help-yourself-bar” at your holiday gatherings. Holiday Sangria Ingredients ½ cup fresh cranberries 2 cinnamon sticks 1 granny smith apple, washed and sliced 1 […]

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Operation Shower’s #PartySupportLove Virtual Party for Military Families!

Operation Shower's #PartySupportLove Virtual Party for Military Families!

  Party.Support.Love Operation Shower loves a great party and they have joined with volunteers across the country to host “Party.Support.Love” fundraisers so they are able to continue supporting and showing love to military families.  In addition to the individual parties, Operation Shower’s goal is to raise an additional $5,000 as part of a virtual party to show the chain of love is growing and there is support across the country for military families. If you […]

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Cool Blue and Green Christmas Table

Cool Blue and Green Christmas Table

 FRESH CHRISTMAS COLOR: Blue-green fresh air Christmas Last year’s trend of  ‘White is Right’ gives way to color with cool blue and green, modern hues.  It leads the way to newness as this years biggest trend.  Christmas 2013 is very clearly taking its cue from fashion.  The new ‘must’ for the trendy Christmas lover are shades of turquoise, ice-blue, pistachio and new creations such as the ‘Caspian green.  These colors in combination with silver, glitter […]

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‘COCKTAIL POPS AND SPIKED FROZEN TREATS’ by Jeanne Benedict – HOT book for the Holidays!

'COCKTAIL POPS AND SPIKED FROZEN TREATS' by Jeanne Benedict - HOT book for the Holidays!

We love discovering the COOLest ways to celebrate, and are very excited to share Jeanne Benedict’s HOT new book: COCKTAIL POPS AND SPIKED FROZEN TREATS ! Inside you will find a POP for every season – we love the Peppermint Schnapps Pops for holiday entertaining.   These cool and refreshing treats will WOW your guests and have them talking through the new year (see recipe below.) Jeanne’s talent, creativity, and hard work have earned her […]

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How To Pack The Ultimate College Care Package #LiveSoFab

How To Pack The Ultimate College Care Package #LiveSoFab

Here are our tips and ideas for packing up the ULTIMATE COLLEGE CARE PACKAGE – an excerpt from the Back to School issue of Live So Fab! Ask any college student how they feel about receiving mail, let along a care package. To open a box that has been packed with love and lots of goodies is a thrill. If you don’t have a college student, share some love with a niece, nephew, family friend, […]

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The Ultimate Party Hat!

The Ultimate Party Hat!

This party hat is perfect for a milestone celebration – 21, 30 ,40, 50 and beyond!  It’s so special and sophisticated that even the most discriminating party diva or dude will want to don it!  We love it and it will become a stable at Party Bluprint birthday parties!  It also makes a great keepsake for the guest of honor, or can be used for another celebration.  The ULTIMATE PARTY HAT!  Archetypal, iconic conical party […]

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Create A Bridal Registry On SHOPCADE!

Create A Bridal Registry On SHOPCADE!

A New Way To Rock Your Registry! Selecting what products you want to include in your Bridal Registry can be very stressful.  You need the basics, but want unique items that will reflect your couple personality when you entertain.  You want quality and great style, but need to consider cost – most of the time, these two criteria are diametrically opposed.  It can be mission impossible without some help… enter SHOPCADE.com>. SHOPCADE is a brilliant […]

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Give A Dad A Cookie For Father’s Day

Give A Dad A Cookie For Father's Day

What happens when you give a Dad a cookie? Well, you make him feel special! Above are some clever cookies inspirations. I like the idea of cookies for Father’s Day because they are simple yet special; and best of all the kids can pitch in and help too.  Bake sugar cookies and then let the kids decorate them for Dad – it’s edible art from the heart!  After a nice BBQ, let Dad enjoy a […]

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Justin Timberlake in Private Concert sponsored by Mastercard Priceless!

Justin Timberlake in Private Concert sponsored by Mastercard Priceless!

 Disclosure: Party Bluprints Inc. compensated for this post . The opinions expressed in this post are strictly our own. Love JT? We do too, and we’re so excited to share with you MasterCard’s newest Priceless Premieres campaign featuring Justin Timberlake! Sign up with Priceless New York and you could be one of 2,000 lucky MasterCard cardholders to have a chance to purchase tickets to this private show.  What an amazing way to celebrate life and […]

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May Day Baskets

May Day Baskets

Image credit to: SkipToMyLou.org Today is May Day so celebrate with a May Day Tussie Mussie!  Here’s a link for a simple cone and gift tag from SkipToMyLou.org -  may-day-cone-template .   The site is beautiful check it out! Ideas from Elizabeth.. For centuries, May Day, May 1st, has been celebrated by many cultures around the world through many different traditions. You may have heard of a Maypole, well, its’ big day was May Day. People […]

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Tissue Paper Flowers for Mother’s Day

Tissue Paper Flowers for Mother's Day

Making Tissue Paper Flowers is a fun activity for the kids. This Mother’s Day, engage your little ones or even big ones by making a bouquet or centerpiece for Mother’s Day. It is important for kids to feel like they have participated and have a gift for Mom. Buy tissue paper and pipe cleaners and make your own or try these from Martha Stewart below (recommended for older kids and fun for adults too!) The […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – All Natural Perfume from the Pure Natural Diva

Mother's Day Gift Idea - All Natural Perfume from the Pure Natural Diva

Disclosure:  Party Bluprints Inc. was given free product to test and review.  The opinions in this post are expressly our own. #1 Mother’s Day Gift Idea For Women With Allergies or Asthma! I’m happy to share a great Mother’s Day gift idea with you for women with perfume allergies, and importantly for Mother’s of children who suffer from allergies or asthma. My own mother has perfume allergies and gets a headache from wearing many over-the-counter […]

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The Perfect Gift For Social Media Lovers – Haute Tags!

The Perfect Gift For Social Media Lovers - Haute Tags!

Here’s a great gift idea for those in your life that rock Social Media or just love it! “Social Media is the great equalizer. It levels the playing field so that each of us has the opportunity to succeed beyond that which is possible without it.”  ~Dawn Sandomeno If you love social media like me, or love someone who does, Haute Tags™ make a great gift.  I love mine and wear it to events, get-togethers […]

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Baby Shower Game Idea – Custom Crossword Puzzle!

Baby Shower Game Idea - Custom Crossword Puzzle!

Planning a baby shower? Looking for a fun activity for your guests? Here’s a great idea: a personalized crossword for your guests to test their knowledge of the Mom-To-Be! You can also hand write the answers in and frame it as a special gift that can hang in a nursery.  There are other styles available too, plus coordinating party items and matching invites. Available on Etsy.com at the KreativeCupcake Shop>      

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Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe – Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe - Sweet Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Start the day out sweet with this easy to make Valentine’s Day treat! Strawberry Jam – no pectin, no canning, no fuss from Elizabeth! Make a simple strawberry jam to add to your breakfast, brunch or tea table as a special touch. Spreading it on toast, biscuits, muffins, bagels, croissants, waffles or pancakes feels decadent – it truly is a treat! I was inspired to create this simple recipe because: (1) I had a craving […]

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Moll Anderson’s #SeductiveTables For Two!

Moll Anderson's #SeductiveTables For Two!

With Valentine’s Day just days away, Moll Anderson’s Seductive Tables For Two is a must read and a great gift idea! This beautiful book gives you a road map to rediscovering each other and romance at the table.  It’s easier than you think, because Moll provides all the decadent details for the tabletop with her five must-haves: Color, Fabric, Flowers, Lighting and Music. Plus, Moll takes you beyond the table and into the kitchen with some […]

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6 Super Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

6 Super Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!

This Valentine’s Day think out of the box (the chocolate box that is) and show just how special your love is with a unique gift idea for her or him. 3 tips for thinking out of the box with your Valentine’s Day gift: Start thinking about a gift early and you won’t be caught buying a last minute one.  Supermarket flowers or chocolates won’t win you extra kisses! Remember that you don’t always have to […]

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The BEST Love Songs – 50 Plus Picks!

The BEST Love Songs - 50 Plus Picks!

  Here’s a great idea for a last minute Valentine’s Day Gift that won’t make her or him feeling like it was! Create a music playlist not only as an important element of a romantic evening, but as a love letter to your Valentine this year. It’s a personal and memorable gift. You can easily create a playlist on iTunes. Get in mood. Music may be just the thing to help you set the right […]

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Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle – DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle - DIY Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Homemade gifts make Valentine’s Day special.  So, here’s an idea for a deliciously sweet treat that you can make at home. Peanut Brittle is a classic candy, that doesn’t cost a lot to make – plus with the recipe below, you can mix it up in just a few minutes in the microwave.  Once your done, and your brittle is cool, break it up and wrap it in pretty Valentine’s Day paper.  You can roll […]

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Honey For Your Honey This Valentine’s Day!

Honey For Your Honey This Valentine's Day!

Waxing Kara’s Gift Box of Bee Love - My #1 Gift Pick For Valentine’s Day! Honey is hot and I’m currently obsessed with it.  I think it makes a truly unique and thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day. Think out of the box (the chocolate box) this year and give loved ones, friends and your special honey a gift from the gods.  The liquid gold is not only a delicious natural sweetener for food, teas and cocktails, […]

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Announcing the Ultimate Holiday Twitter Party #HolidayGuide

Announcing the Ultimate Holiday Twitter Party #HolidayGuide

We brought you the Ultimate Holiday Celebrations eGuide, and now we’re throwing it a party!   We’ll be tweeting tips and ideas for the hottest holiday gifts and looks for you and your home; PLUS giving away over $1,000 in gift cards and prizes to help you with your holiday shopping this year!  A WINNER EVERY 5 MINUTES! JOIN THE PARTY AND CELEBRATE WITH US: DATE: Wednesday, December  12th   TIME: 8:00 pm – 9:00 […]

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TOP 10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List!

TOP 10 Holiday Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List!

Gifts.com has officially announced the 2012 Giftee Award Winners!  Thousands nominate their favorite gifts in 10 fun categories from Best Toy of 2012 to Best Gadget Gift.  Then Gifts.com, along with a panel of expert judges, including us, weighed in and help determine the 10 finalists in each category.  But, in the end,  YOU decided by voting for the TOP 10! And guess what?  We are giving away one to you!  It’s the RUKUS, and […]

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Look 7 Years Younger with the Good Housekeeping Team!

Look 7 Years Younger with the Good Housekeeping Team!

Do you want to look and feel 7 years younger? And make visible wrinkles less noticeable, lose fat and tone up easily, plus have more energy, happiness, and passion? I do and so does Elizabeth!   So we both accepted a very special invitation to attend a launch event for 7 Years Younger last week for bloggers at the Good Housekeeping Institute.  The event was hosted by the editor of Good Housekeeping magazine, Rosemary Ellis, […]

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HOT Gift Idea Under $30 – Lay-N-Go Is The Way To Go!

HOT Gift Idea Under $30 - Lay-N-Go Is The Way To Go!

I stress when it comes time to pack for a trip!  I want to bring it all, but I don’t know how to make it fit.  Now at least, I have a perfect solution for my jewelry, cosmetics and what my husband has fondly dubbed my “lotions and potions”.  I love the Lay-n-Go® COSMO Bag.  It’s functional and fits my stuff – plus it keeps my things in their place the entire trip.  I lay it […]

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Announcing The “Holiday Celebrations 2012″ eguide – Exclusive Savings PLUS The Inside Scoop On Holiday Fashion, Food, Beauty and Decor!

Announcing The "Holiday Celebrations 2012" eguide - Exclusive Savings PLUS The Inside Scoop On Holiday Fashion, Food, Beauty and Decor!

We are so excited and proud to share the Holiday Celebrations 2012 eguide with you!  Party Bluprints, along with Getting Gorgeous and Collective Bias have something incredibly special for YOU this holiday… Inside the Holiday Celebrations 2012 eguide you’ll find HOT Holiday products and savings (exclusive coupon codes, FREE shipping, and links to more SAVINGS) from iconic brands you know and love like searsStyle™, Cookie’s® Kids, Tyson®, Pepperidge Farm®, Colgate®, Starbucks®, Nivea® and hot new […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

  Prepare for your Party Season – 10 minutes of your time this week can yield weeks of fresh flowers in December! There is one simple thing you can do that you won’t be able to do in a few weeks.  Plant Amaryllis and/or Paperwhite bulbs and in 4-6 weeks you’ll be enjoying the spectacular beauty that only these fresh blooms radiate. Pick up a few bulbs at your local nursery, home garden center, or […]

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Top 15 Tailgating Products for the Ultimate Parking Lot Party!

Top 15 Tailgating Products for the Ultimate Parking Lot Party!

When it comes to tailgating, we tip our party hat to Jeff Dockeray.  He has been called “the most savvy and knowledgeable” tailgater in the industry and is a featured grill chef on many national platforms.  Today we are pleased to share his Top 15 Tailgating Products Pick for 2012 season! Jeff has also been featured as the “Parking Lot Pro” in several tailgating tips videos for Tailgater Monthly Magazine, and as the Grid Iron […]

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Hostess Gift Idea – Hip and Affordable Too!

Hostess Gift Idea - Hip and Affordable Too!

Here’s a seriously hip hostess gift, that’s under $20 – SCORE! The other day my friend Patti was raving about the Talisman Pop Art Wooden Spoons and Utensils, so I had to check them out.  They’re very hip, eco-friendly and useful!  I love them and I’m buying a bundle (at only $6.99 I can) to have ready to give as hostess gifts .  They are also a perfect addition to a gift card or to […]

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Sh*tty Mom Is Here – Be Happy and Celebrate Sh*tty Mom Day Sept 12th!

As a mom of three boys, I had to share a book with you that I think is fabulous.  It’s called Sh*tty Mom, The Parenting Guide For The Rest Of Us and the book was co-authored by two women I adore, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Anne Zoellner.  When I first received the book, my husband and I were at the beach, so we started reading it together.  We laughed until our stomachs hurt, and I have […]

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Announcing the 2012 Giftee Awards from Gifts.com

Announcing the 2012 Giftee Awards from Gifts.com

The summer is coming to an end, and that’s bad news.  So here’s some good news: Gifts.com is kicking off 2nd Annual Giftee Awards! Elizabeth and I are so excited to be acting as judges again this year.  We need your help in finding the 10 best gifts of 2012.  Last year’s Giftees was a huge success and this year promises to even bigger!   Gifts.com is making it exciting by giving away a $1000 holiday […]

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