Spring is Party Time!! 0

springThinking spring?  When I think spring, I think of warmer days, sunshine, gusty winds and occasional rain.  I picture the daffodils and tulips make their first appearances and the trees sprouting the early green buds that will later provide the canopy of green.  I think of early morning coffee on the deck or in the three-season room and I can hear the birds chirping their glorious tune of hope.  Growing up, my mom had us take the linens outdoors to air out just as soon as the weather warmed enough to allow it. Pillows were either hung on the backyard clothes line or assembled on the picnic tables.  And how does all this relate to a party store?  Well, I think spring is as much about preparing flower beds as it is about planning Holy Communion parties, wedding showers and the like.   Throughout the course of our history, June was wedding season and spring is wedding shower season.  There are so many beautiful elegant designs available for these wedding shower parties. The fancy plates and service ware are just the beginning. Streamers, banners, balloon bouquets, champagne flutes and an assortment of party favors can make any day special.   Another popular party theme coming our way soon is First Communion. Most children make their first Holy Communion during April or May when the weather is just warm enough to allow the children to form their processional outdoors but not quite warm enough to promise an outdoor party.  Families gather around the table where decorations and table ware, colored streamers and balloons help to set the scene for a picture-perfect event.   And while our Christian friends enjoy Easter as one of their major family gatherings, many of our Jewish friends will be preparing for Passover which occurs a little later in April this year. But whether it is Easter or Passover, the family meal is at the center of the holiday. Both offer families an opportunity for making memories they and their children and grandchildren will fondly recall throughout their lives. Other famously celebrated spring holidays include St. Patrick’s Day when people dress up, don Irish buttons, green suspenders, shamrock ties and the like – or Purim when people don their Purim costumes and gather with noisemakers to stamp out the evil Haman. Before you lose an hour of sleep on Saturday, March 12th, think Spring and check out our selection of floral designed napkins and tableware, St. Patrick’s Day party supplies, Purim costumes and Purim accessories, and all the other spring-themed party favorites.  

Let’s Get Ready for St. Paddy’s Day 0

st-patrick-s-day-green-satin-top-hat-1You know it’s almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when shamrock shakes appear on the menu at your local fast-food restaurant. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in American culture with parades, green party decorations, green attire, and eating and drinking foods that either come from Irish culture or represent the color of the day. Shamrock shakes on the menu are our first reminder that it’s time to get ready; time to get St. Patrick’s Day party supplies. St. Patrick’s Day party decorations, St. Patrick’s Day party plates, napkins and drink cups are sure to brighten up any celebration. So, now’s the time! This year the holiday falls on the Thursday after Daylight Savings Time begins, so I’m guessing the “luck o’ the Irish” will be celebrated the following weekend to avoid the loss of an hour of party time!  Whenever you’re ready to celebrate, we are too. There’s an array of items for you to be “wearin’ of the green.” St. Patrick’s Day bow ties, St. Patrick’s Day suspenders, shamrock socks, and to complete your attire there’s a selection of lovely St. Patrick’s Day top hats. For a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day party, don’t stop at “wearin’ of the green.” With a little bit of green food dye or some creative planning, your table can be set with a selection of epicurean delights to match the color of the day. From guacamole to sandwich wraps made with green tortillas you can offer your guests holiday treats that look as enticing as they taste. If you want to keep it traditional, slow cooker corned beef and cabbage is easy to make and serve. Try adding asparagus or a salad to keep the green theme.  For a St. Patrick’s Day bar table, offer honeydew martinis made with vodka, midori and triple sec. And any light colored beer can become a green beer by adding 4 to 6 drops of green food coloring to the bottom of the glass before pouring. However you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Card & Party Giant has your party supplies. Just add people, music, food, and drink responsibly for a heck of a good time!