Archive for the ‘Party Novelties’ Category

Glow Badges for Fun and Promotional Events

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Of the various interesting glow accessories, glow badges are one of the popular items. They are the fascinating glow items used as fun accessories in parties and as promotional items for businesses. They are found in different colors such as green, pink, orange, blue and yellow.

People of all age groups, right from kids to adults love to use glow badges for amusement and entertainment. Glow badges are mostly worn in night parties, school celebrations, sport events and other occasional functions. They are of different sizes and colors and can be used in different ways. You can include a message or your name on to the badge. Teens often sport glow badges with funny sayings, jokes and messages that reflect their identity as well as sense of humor.

The other funny use of glow badges is their use as a prop for party games for kids. Creating imaginative and innovative games using them brings fun in parties.

In addition, glow badges serve as the best marketing tools in promotional events like trade shows and corporate outings. They can be customized with the name, logo or trademark of your business and can be distributed to market your business. Many glow badge suppliers often help in customization. However, you can also customize it on your own. Print your message on an adhesive tape and stick it on to the badge. Attach it to your shirt or anywhere to mark the promotion. It’s a cost-effective way to use these glow badges for impressive business marketing. Try to use them for your next promotional or entertaining party and grab the attention of the people.

Planning Your Wedding Reception Party? – Include Glow Sticks to Add Excitement

Friday, August 12th, 2011

An evening wedding party can be made unique and exciting using glow sticks and other flow products. Apart from providing illumination to the venue, they also add fun. They can be used as the novel and delightful wedding favors. Your guests will love to wear glow accessories like rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings during night time wedding events.

You can make glowing garlands by connecting glow sticks and glow necklaces. Decorate tables and chairs in the venue by placing these lighting garlands along the edges of the tables. Elegant glow balls made by linking colorful glow bracelets and necklaces serve as the attractive décor centerpieces. Glow balloons hanged all over the venue adds up to the beauty of the venue.

The wedding receptions, when arranged outdoors, give more space for decoration. At outdoor locations, stringed glow sticks and glow garlands can be hanged along the larger trees to create a beautiful appeal. Decorating the smaller herbs and shrubs with bright colored glow sticks (preferably mini glow sticks) bring a sparkling effect to the greenery. The walkways of the area can be lightened to ensure décor and safety. If there is pool at the venue, you can through some glow sticks into it or place them along its border to enhance its beauty. It also ensures safety.

Various glow products can be used to spice up the food and dining sections of the wedding reception. Light-up ice cubes, flashing barware and other glow items can make dining area fascinating and interesting. Wedding receptions in dark can be made more exciting with unique and creative use of glow sticks.

Tips to Decorate Your Outdoor Night Parties

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Organizing a night party outdoors in a garden or a backyard or on a beach is a great idea. Decorating the party venue is one of the important things you need to keep in mind while planning to host a night party. Unique decorative ideas upgrade the appeal of parties arranged in open air, that too in dark. Read further to know some tips to decorate your outdoor night parties.

Select a cool party theme
A cool and refreshing theme is perfect for outdoor night events. Each feature of the party, including the decoration, reflects the theme. A theme pulls all the aspects of the party together. More often, celebrations in dark use glow theme to make the event delightful and fascinating. Elegant glow products, throughout the outdoor venue, not only illuminate the party but also make it attractive.

Highlight the entry and walkways
An attractive entrance is the focus point for any occasion. Its striking appearance with creative decoration impresses your guests. Beautiful and colorful balloons, flowers, etc. are the prominent decorative means for an entrance. Popular balloon twisters of different shapes and glow balloons are the popular decorative items for twilight and dark night parties.

Colorful lighting units including glow sticks, string lights and strobe lights can highlight the entryway. Also, other creative fixtures like glow balls, mirror pieces, etc. can be installed to further beautify the entrance. LED candles or glow sticks of different sizes placed along the walkway brings it an attractive appeal. They also assure the path visibility and allow you to walk safely in dark.

Decorate tables and chairs according to party theme
Each and every element of the venue should reflect the party theme. Even pieces of furniture including chairs and tables can be enhanced to attract the attention of your guests. For instance, longer glow sticks and glow necklaces wrapped around staircases, coat stands or chair legs and arms upgrade your party decor. Your guests will be fascinated to occupy the chairs and tables decorated with glow necklaces along the edges.

Light up the dance floor
Dance floors can be illuminated using lighting fixtures such as LED and disco lights to set perfect mood that keeps the guests dancing. However, unique ideas of hanging flashing items and light-up wands raise the interest and enjoyment at night parties.

Make use of trees for hanging lights
Use the elements of nature including trees and shrubs for decoration in an outdoor party held at night. Hanging colorful lighting fixtures, paper lanterns, etc. over trees brighten the areas below them. They also give a striking appearance to the greenery. Be innovative and hang glow sticks over them for a glowing charm. Smaller shrubs and Christmas trees decorated with glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces look very attractive in the dark.

Use the space properly
An outdoor party venue provides a larger space for decoration. Be creative and make effective use of the space. Spreading the party over the available space, makes the guests feel comfortable and free. Consider adding attractive features for decks, porches, patios, garden, etc., when arranging a party in your front yard. Open areas of the lawn, garden and additive features like trellises, garden arches, etc. can be decorated when your party venue is a garden.

Excellent décor with right theme creates a memorable and long-lasting impression of your party in your guests. Remember to implement the above mentioned tips to decorate your outdoor night party to make it memorable.

Benefits of Choosing a Party Theme

Monday, August 8th, 2011

People expect a party to be filled with fun and enjoyment. Nobody wants to join a party that is boring and lifeless. Whether it is a simple tea party or a big wedding reception, a themed party many times rocks and becomes successful.

If you don’t want your party to be yet any other event, select appropriate theme for your party to make it unique. Below are some of the benefits of choosing a party theme.

Sets mood of the party: Party becomes successful only with the lively participation of the guests. Without enough amusement, you may not be able to motivate your guests to fully participate in the event. A theme for your party may help you in setting party mood among your guests. Every theme has a unique feel associated with it, and is sustained throughout the party. Right from the venue, to the decorative items, menus, costumes, favors, games, etc. If every element of the party is in sync with the theme, it propels the mood of your guests in the party, automatically.

Decoration part becomes easy: You will not get confused while choosing decorative items if you have a theme for your party. The theme itself guides you through the different aspects of organizing a party like choosing the venue, colors, decorative items, party accessories, and so on.

For instance, if you are planning for a glow-themed night party, it is obvious that colorful glow sticks dominate most part of the decoration. You will plan to choose various glow products like, glow swords, balloons, balls, light-up toys and so on to decorate your party venue. You can further choose to decorate the dining section with glow barware.

A change over for the guests from regular parties: Have you ever observed the difference between parties where guests show up because they have to, and the ones where guests attend because they want to? Regular socializing makes parties routine. You will see more and more people excusing themselves out of such events.

Themed parties are always new and trendy. Guests feel excited to attend themed parties, as they offer perfect break from regular ones. Unlike the routine socializing in the normal parties, these themed parties give a chance for the guests to be different, as they are required to dress up differently, perform different activities like games, dances and so on.

The very fact that these themed parties provide a change over for the guests, make them more involved in the party.

Perfect party theme reflects your creativity: A perfect theme is the one which is according to your tastes and preferences and acceptable by majority of the guests. Mixing a general theme with your out-of-box thinking, speaks up for your creativity. Applying your own ideas and skills to customize a theme, gives a unique impression of the theme and the party to everyone.

Makes the party memorable: People generally remember the parties that offer maximum entertainment. Special programs, performances and the utmost fun associated with these themed parties make them a pleasant memory. These parties are a treat to attend as well as to plan.

Theme based parties are more successful than regular ones. They draw in more guests as they assure an entirely varied feel and wholesome entertainment.

Choosing Party Favors for Different Occasions

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

One of the most important decisions you will have to make to ensure a successful celebration is to choose the right party favor. Unique party favors make parties and events exciting. This article gives you an idea on choosing them for different occasions.

Favor selection depends on the party theme
Theme of the party acts like a guide for selecting party favors and confines the range of your choices. Picking up the right favors that blend well with the theme enhances the identity and character of the party. A favor and its use should match with the theme. For instance, a glow-themed night party should include various light-up items like flashing toys, glow sticks, and other glow products as party favors.

Choose favors to reflect the occasion
Party favors should reflect the occasion or represent the purpose of celebration. Among many other things, the type of event is the important aspect to be considered while choosing party favors. The favor options therefore vary for different occasions such as weddings, baby showers, graduations, retirements, birthday parties, holiday parties, etc. So, when planning to host a party, it’s recommended to focus on the purpose of the party that eases your favor selection.

Party favors for various parties
As said, party favors vary with theme as well as occasion. Have a look at certain party favor ideas for different occasions.

  • Kids love to have fun at birthday parties. Candies, paper hats, flashing toys, glow sticks, bouncing balls, pens and crayons, and spinning tops are best birthday party favors.
  • The wedding favors are given by the bride and groom to guests to show appreciation and regards for their presence at that special moment. Attractive photographs, personalized candles, shot glasses, gift boxes, etc. include some of the elegant favors at wedding parties.
  • A Halloween party can be fantastic and entertaining with ‘scary’ favors like miniature pumpkins, Dracula teeth, flashing mouthpieces, devil horns, skull and bone necklaces, etc.
  • Miniature American flags or wind socks serve as the best patriotic party favors at Labor Day and 4th of July celebrations.
  • Anything from baby bottles, cute ceramics, teddy bears, scented candles, flower pots or vases, and fortune cookies can be given as party favors at baby shower.

However, the list of favors for any occasion is endless and it even depends on your desire and creativity.

Party favors show a sense of gratitude
It’s fun to give away party favors during the celebrations. As a host, it’s your responsibility to make your guest happy by offering party favors. They encourage your guests to get involved in the party. They entertain and please your guests. They also represent your appreciation and gratitude for the guests. Offering party favors not only reflects your interest in party arrangement, but also shows your personality and spirit.

Choose elegant party favors for your party and impress your guests. However, use creative and imaginary ideas, and personalize them to create unique effect.

Light-Up Barware – Perfect for Your Night Party

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Among various glow novelties, light-up barware has its own importance in making a night party exciting. While being innovative in decorating your party scene, you can exhibit your creativity in decorating the dining area with these light-ups. Pass on your party drinks in glow cups and light-up ice cubes and see which high they can take your night party to.

Light-up barware
Wide range of light-up barware is available in the market today. In your party, you can use flashing beer mugs to serve the beer and multi-color glow glasses to serve wine, champagne, margarita or martini. You can use lighted ice cubes to garnish those drinks as well. Flashing cocktail stirrers or glow straws are perfect complement for the flashing barware. You can then serve drinks in light-up serving trays.

Perfect for relaxing and casual social drinking
Turn off or dim the lights, put some music on, and let your guests relax. Now surprise them with their drinks served in glowing barware. The light-up barware is definitely not edible and may not add an extra taste to the drinks you serve. But what they can add is an enticed mood among your guests. With the mood of your guests lifted up, watch your night party becoming better to best.

Emit dazzling colorful light
Glowing in multiple colors, this barware enlivens the party excitement till the end. The glow barware can also be helpful in adorning your party premises. Apart from adding glow to the drinks, they also look beautiful and can also be used as additional decorative items in your party.

Easy to activate
Though each distinct piece of glow barware has unique method of activating, they all are pretty easy to activate. For example, you can activate a glowing ice-cube either by squeezing or shaking it. In case of a glow stirrer or straw, you may have to just bend them and release. LED light-up mugs, cups or glasses operate on batteries and are ready to use once you screw on the cup. If you want to add more novelty, you can try motion controlled glasses, which turn on and off automatically as you lift and lay them back.

Used at bars, nightclubs, night events and homes
Glow barware brings ideal ambiance to your night party or any event, like a family gathering or a casual social drinking with friends. At bars and night parties, where lots of excitement is required, multi-colored glow barware is generally used. For household purposes, glowing cutlery like spoons, forks and knives are also available. You can try them for a night dinner with your guests.

Glow barware is made of safe plastic and perfectly blends into your party without any health concerns. All you need to do is to buy from a reliable vendor.

Glow Necklaces – Popular Night Time Party Items

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Glow necklaces are one of the popular glow accessories. These attractive and funky accessories generally are available in single and assorted colors and can match with any kind of outfit, giving a cool appeal to the person wearing them. Further, they can even be used as decorative items in night parties. You can decorate your tables and chairs by outlining them with glow necklaces.

This article helps you know more about glow necklaces and why they are considered as popular night time party items.

Glow necklaces
Glow necklaces are circular tubes filled with nontoxic chemicals, which when activated emit energy in the form of light. The chemicals inside the glow necklace will undergo chemiluminescent reaction which emits colorful light but not heat. As they do not emit any heat or sparks, they can be safely worn on the body. Glow necklaces emit light till the chemicals are used up.

Everyone loves glow necklaces – from kids to grand parents
Glow necklaces are a hit among people of all age groups. Wearing glow necklaces is fun and exciting for kids. Since they are colorful, bright, highly comfortable, light weight, and cool they can be used safely by the kids in night parties.

Teenagers are more likely to go with these glow necklaces as they are fun, trendy, attractive, and economical. They can be easily matched with their outfits. Both boys and girls can use them as trendy fashion accessories in parties, pubs, clubs and raves.

People of all age groups can wear these glow necklaces for parties and other events. Moreover, these glow necklaces are of great help when worn while playing night golf, fishing, jogging in twilight or cheering your favorite team in a game.

Available in different colors and sizes
Glow necklaces are available in single colors like green, blue, orange, pink, purple, red and yellow. They are also available in multi colors like red-white-blue, red-green-blue, purple-green-yellow, etc.

Every color has its specific use like pink can be worn on Valentine’s Day or weddings, orange on Halloweens, red-white-blue on Independence Day, and yellow in emergency situations as it is brighter.

In general, glow necklaces are 11 inches or 22 inches in length with a varying diameter of 5-6 mm. The amount of chemical also varies with the size and color of the necklace.

Nontoxic and nonflammable
Glow necklaces are very safe to use. The chemicals used in them are nontoxic. Even if the chemical comes in contact with the skin due to any leakage in the tube, it causes no harm. But it is always better to keep them out of children’s reach as their skin is very much sensitive and they might get irritated easily.

Glow necklaces are nonflammable too. No matter how hot the surrounding temperature is, they do not produce any fumes or fire. Even if the tube is punctured or broken, they are absolutely harmless. However, it is always better to dispose the glow products once they are used.

The credibility of the retailer, from whom you purchase, should also be considered as few retailers sell cheap glow sticks made from recycled plastic which may cause harm.

Look great with other glow products
Glow jewelry, particularly glow necklaces ultimately give a fashionable look in the night parties. You can make yourself standout at a night party by adorning glow necklaces along with other glow products like glow bracelets, bunny ears, and eye glasses.

Glow necklaces can be used for various purposes in parties – as party favors, decorative items and costume jewelry. Moreover, they are cheaper in price compared to other glow products. This has made them popular in fund raising events, Halloween parties, night parties, Fourth of July celebrations, etc.

Unraveling the Attributes of a Good Party Host

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Everyone knows someone who is a great host. You go to an event hosted by this person and you enjoy being a part of it. It feels almost like the event was designed for your personal comfort.

In this article, I would like to examine if everyone can be a good host. In order to answer this, we need to study what it takes to be a good host. Hosting a good party needs many things. Firstly, it is not only about what you do at the party, but also about the preparation and planning to make it enjoyable for the invitees.

There are some who are great with planning but their party is boring. Something will be missing there – most significantly, the ability to understand the invitees, their tastes, needs and preferences. Once someone goes wrong here, attending such a party becomes a punishment to be endured rather than enjoyed. If you went to one such party, you can probably recollect the bad experiences from that event.

Then there are hosts who are more interested in inflating their ego rather than doing something that is enjoyable for their guests. They just do something flamboyant and celebratory – with the intention of causing people to be awestruck. They feel good being the center of attention. After all, the invited guests need to go up to them and greet them. In such events, you are just ready to hit the door as soon as possible.

The above situations outline what is not being a good host or hostess for the party. In the below section, we will look at the elements that make a good host (or hostess for that matter).

A good host keeps an eye on the trends in parties in the recent past. Invitees’ expectations are framed based on prior experiences. Also, vendors and suppliers gear up to provide services that support the popular services or items that are common across many parties. For this reason, having a pulse on the recent parties is an important element for pulling of a great party.

One element that is essential for ensuring the guests have a good time is to be aware of their preferences and tastes. More than your budget and event planning, this aspect needs to be taken care of well to ensure your guests have a good time. All good hosts have this awareness of what works for their audience. The ability to come up with common things that are liked by almost everyone in the party is a special gift that some people possess.

Above all, a host or hostess needs energy. To spend time with each person at the party and to be cheerful, happy and glad that they have come needs person with high energy and social skills.

In this article, we have so far looked at choosing the party theme, music and food based on the tastes of the guests and recent trends in parties. One aspect that determines the decision related to a party is the ‘list of constraints’. Weather, budget and number of people attending determine the kind of party that can be hosted. Good hosts are aware of the implications of such constraints and make smart choices under the circumstances.

If you have good awareness of the recent trends, know the preferences of your guests, have lot of energy but you are poor at planning. It is difficult to host a good party. Planning and organizing skills are absolutely essential for ensuring everything runs smoothly. Plus, if certain aspects of the party are taken care of before the party begins, there is lesser number of things to focus on during the party. If the preceding work was neglected, then it prevents a host from doing what they should be doing at that moment. It goes without saying, that bad planning will lead to many problems during the party and disturbs the mental balance of the host. In such a situation, not only is the host disturbed but it also dampens the mood of the guests.

It is quite obvious from the preceding paragraphs that being a good host is a special attribute that is not easy to possess or learn. In case, you have neither the time or if your personality is different from what is required to be good host, you don’t need to worry too much. All you need to do is to find a friend or acquaintance who can do this for you. Or hire an event organizer who will do this for you.

Glow Balls – Elegant Lighting Fixtures in Night Parties

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

It’s exciting to enjoy a night party with novel glow items like glow sticks. Furthermore, creative ideas using other glow products can make the party more attractive and delightful. Glow balls are one among the many types of glow products, which can be used as elegant lighting fixtures in night parties.

However, do not get confused with the glow golf balls or the LED-lighted balls which are used for night games. Usually, glow balls are made by linking various glow sticks and necklaces to form a spherical shape.

Many glow-in-the-dark parties today make use of different types of effective and aesthetic light sources like glow balls. Glow balls of both small and large sizes serve as the decorative lighting elements. When you plan a party outdoors, you can use small-sized glow balls for lining a walkway, lawn edging or any other specific area of your yard. Apart from providing a charming look, they make the path or the area visible in dark, assuring safety.

Glow balls can even illuminate your pool parties. You can arrange smaller glow balls around the pool and throw some of them in water to make the venue look cool and pleasant. Another creative idea is to use glow balls for making glow balloons. Fill in the balloons with small and colorful glow balls and use them for decorating wedding receptions, birthday parties and celebrations at schools. Also, make your Christmas celebrations graceful by decorating your Christmas tree with small and bright-colored glow balls.

Large sized glow balls placed at the center of the party events serve as the attractive lighting sources. When you arrange a party indoors, you can hang them to the ceiling by a hook. You can also place a large glow ball on a decorative vase that stands as a fascinating décor piece.

How to Set the Mood of Your Party

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The success of any party lies in the lively participation of guests. The guests should leave the venue, happy and satisfied. Being courteous may not be enough always to make your party rock.

You need to get them into the party mood, which can be a difficult task. Each of guests will be in a different mood based on what went through them that day. If their day went fine, they will be in a good mood. But if they had a rough day at work, a clash in the traffic, an argument with spouse, or difficulty in finding parking lot, they cannot help but bring all that aggression along with them. They may be present in the party, but cannot involve wholeheartedly.

Some guests on the other hand, may be too timid to join the party. It can be a big challenge to deal with guests with all these mindsets and get them into the party mood. Here are few things which may help you set the mood of your party:

Music: Nothing can be as refreshing as great music in the party. There is an amazing relation between music and emotions of the people. Music is simple and subtle, yet it is a powerful way to change the party mood. If you want to trigger a wave of refreshing mood among your guests, start with some scores of pleasant music. Pick the scores based on the spirit of your party, environment and mood of the guests. Music is more effective when played at certain levels of volume and bass. So make sure to have somebody to constantly control the music player.

If you want to have an energetic dance environment, have strobe lights, lasers, fog machines and may be some video synchronized with your music. Make sure every guest is invited to dance. But do not push people who are unwilling to participate.

Lighting: If you are planning to arrange the party in the evening, consider proper lighting. Lighting gives life to a well-organized party. Your choice of lighting should align with the occasion, theme and venue of the party. However, too much lighting can spoil the mood of the party.

Decoration: You do not have to spend a fortune to have an elegant party decoration. Select an impressive theme and match the décor of your party with it. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a wedding reception, your decoration should be able to create an ambiance that matches the occasion.

Food: Food plays a major role in making a party memorable. People generally remember the food served in the parties. Just include a variety of delicious dishes and watch the magic it creates. Remember, delightful presentation of the food is also important. You should not overlook it.

Party favors: Don’t restrain the role of your party favors just to the gifts given as gesture of thanks. Chosen wisely, you can use them to take your party to the next level. Gifts make people happy. Use your creativity and choose gifts that bring joy to your guests. Surprising guests with party favors is one of the best ways to get them into the party mood.

Fragrance: Fragrances help in sparking the mood with an instant sensory pleasure. A good fragrance relaxes the brain and makes it calm and stable. Once you are done with the party arrangements, give a final touch with a good fragrance. Some natural fragrances like rose, jasmine and sandal work pretty well for all kinds of parties.

Many people in their attempt to create the right party mood spend on unnecessary things. They end up making the party look highly pompous instead of creating the required feel. Take care of the few basic elements of the party; the mood in the party automatically sets in.