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Category Archives: Decorating Basics

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 […]

Cake Basics: Mixes and Ready-Mades We Like

Our Favorite Cake Mixes If you have a favorite family recipe, or just enjoy baking scratch cakes, our hats are off to you! However, if that’s not your scene, it’s good to know that many of the problems traditionally associated with boxed cake mixes have been eliminated. It used to be the main reason to […]

Parade Floats 101

There may come a time (or perhaps already has?) when your organization determines it wants to participate in a parade in your community, and works out a budget for building a float. Whether it’s for your school, business, or social club – and regardless of the size of the organization – the steps for putting […]

ShindigZ Theme Decorations Great for Parade Floats Too

ShindigZ customers have found another great use for ShindigZ theme kits…decorating parade floats! Because our theme kits are large, easy-to-use and great for adding that extra something special to any theme, they’re a natural fit for making parade float decorating easier. While we still carry the classic parade float supplies such as tissue pomps (tissue […]

Personalize Your Decor for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day dance, a big party, small get-together or just want to brighten up your home or classroom, personalized decorations would be perfect for adding a special touch to your Valentine’s Day décor! For creating a personalized focal point try a personalized lighted heart column, a personalized Heart’s Delight Standee or […]

Decorating Tables with Gossamer Material

Choose gossamer material for your table decorations! Its versatility and beauty make it a great accent for all your tables. Table Covers Create unique table covers with gossamer. Choose two different colors and layer one over the other or use patterned gossamer over a single color gossamer. Depending on the size of your table, you […]

Covering Walls with Gossamer Material

Any type of wall surface can be covered with gossamer material. Gossamer looks best if slightly stretched and pleated. Pleat each gossamer strip to 1/2 its original width. Fasten the gossamer to a wall or run a wire at the top and bottom of the wall. Attach the wires at each end with a screw […]

Decorating Ceilings with Gossamer Material

Decorating your ceiling with gossamer decorating material is great for making a large area feel cozier or accenting theme party decor. Here are our tips for beauiful gossamer ceilings: Tent-Style Gossamer Ceiling Suspend a 3′ metal ring or a 3′ circle of 1/2″ plywood in the center of the area to be decorated. The distance […]

Unique Gossamer Decorating Tips

Use patterned, mottled or star gossamer to decorate for your theme party or event. These gossamer decorating tips are great for your thme decorations! Hawaiian Luau Cover tables, chairs, and walls with tropical-patterned gossamer and palm leaf gossamer. Accent the gossamer with large palm leaves, leis, orchids, and tropical fruit to add an island touch. […]

Gossamer Decorating Ideas and Basics

Gossamer is an extremely light, non-woven fabric that can be used to create wonderful ceilings and walls, tie gorgeous bows, and wrap presents. In addition, it can be used time and again, as well as inside and outside, giving you even more value and options. Gossamer drapes and swags beautifully and is the decorating essential! […]