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Category Archives: Decorating Basics

Ready. Set. Create the Perfect Table for a Dora the Explorer Party

Dora the Explorer has been inspiring young people to learn, explore, and play since she first showed up on TV in 2000. So throw the coolest birthday party for your youngsters by giving it a Dora theme and filling the house with great decorations and, of course, the perfect table. Every guest will love going […]

How to Create a Picture Perfect Personalized Party Decoration

Creating a unique and personal touch to your next event is now easier than ever. For years Shindigz party guests have been able to design a custom banner with a multitude of fonts and templates to choose from. Did you know that Shindigz has over 25 thousand party supplies that you can personalize for your next […]

Relive Woodstock with a 1960s Themed Party

A music-based ‘60s party is a way to treat your guests to a feast for ears and eyes. Woodstock took place August 15-17, 1969. As far as we’re concerned any birthday, fundraiser, reunion or retirement taking place this summer, particularly in mid-August, is fair game for a Woodstock theme and available supplies are more numerous […]

Have a Dino-Blast Birthday!

Some birthday party themes practically beg for over-the-top decorations, activities and favors. That’s how Dino Blast came to be. Dino Blast is the latest addition to animal birthday party themes and it is extreme, kind of like petting a velociraptor only without the risk of being devoured (except by children in the pretend sort of […]

Trek to the Stars for Graduation

The beauty of a stars theme for a graduation party is that there are so many directions you can take it. Trekkers, divas, science majors, and recruits headed for basic training are just a few of the young people’s current or upcoming roles for which a stars party might very well constitute a cosmic fit. […]

Welcome to Your New House! Ideas for Your Home Warming Party

Take a page from the book of domestic best wishes and make your home a center of warmth, light and life for the occasion of your house warming party. Plants = Life. Plants symbolize the wish, “May your home always have life.” The colors you choose can reflect this wish, and this time of year […]

Winter Classroom Decorating Ideas

Turn a classroom into a winter wonderland with products that give good value for your time and money. A Frosty Change of Scenery You can instantly change the look and feel of the classroom by covering walls with winter background materials. We emphasize wall decorations because we know that floor space is often precious — […]

Centerpieces – Themes, Styles and Ideas

What are you looking for in a party centerpiece for your next event? Whether you seek a crafty challenge or the ready-made, we’ve got a few suggestions for ways to think about table decorations as centers of attention. Themed Centerpieces for Instant Gratification Consider your budget and expected use when considering the materials you want […]

Materials, Accessories for Terrific Tabletops & More

Once you’ve gotten your tables beautifully and cleverly covered, it’s time for centerpieces, tableware and finishing touches. Candles Use tapers, balls, and votives in a unifying color from your scheme. As long as they are out of the reach of small children, fill all the tables with various sized candles and keep them lit throughout […]

Party Table Basics

Whether you’re talking kitchen, folding, banquet or picnic, tables that reflect your event with distinction are a breeze with just a few fundamental decorating steps. After you’ve chosen your theme, select a color scheme and work from there. Typically you’ll be working with a two- or three-color palette. Other times you may want to go […]