Kid's Party Ideas -
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Does that girl in your life
have a passion for Poodles? Create a great pink poodle party with pink
poodle tableware and accessories. Choose from: invitations, dessert plates, dinner plates,
beverage napkins, luncheon napkins, cups, decorations, balloons, banners,
centerpieces & more.
Our party consultants have put
together some ideas and links to some of our favorite places to
shop for supplies for a Pink Poodle Party. Girls of all
ages will love this party. Or you could
do a Pink Poodle in Paris Theme.
Attach a bouquet of helium filled
Pastel Pink, Hot Pink & White Balloons to a light post
or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will
be that day!
Greet your guests by hanging a
Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Banner
from your front door or entrance.
Line a walkway with paw prints.
Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for
Color Scheme: When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and
build around these. If you choose to use only one color for
your decorating, try to add little touches of another color
or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a
more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white,
black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color
choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!
Setting a table with the party ware, including the
tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the
fastest way to create a focal point in a room.
Add one or a few of the following touches to personalize
No respectable party tabletop
should be left without a sprinkling of
confetti! However, confetti isn’t just for tables
anymore! Sprinkle Confetti, on the outdoor pathway leading
to your home or party location, in party invitations or even
inside balloons for a great, unique touch at a budget price.
Display your birthday cake in the center of the table…the
kids will love the close up view!
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place
them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can
also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a
multitude of items to match your theme. Try
Pink Curling Ribbon ,
Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.
Bring color to the table via napkins. Give each person two
napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different
colors, two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one
solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved
with little effort this way
Decorating with Balloons
Create a centerpiece using a bunch of helium filled
Pastel Pink Balloons, Hot Pink Balloons, White Balloons and
even Black Balloons tied with
Pink Curling Ribbon. Attach the bouquet to a Balloon Weight.
Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or
park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using
some of the following ideas:
Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie
Curling Ribbon to
balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best:
3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday
child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying
lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the
ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.
Balloon arches are
ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light
different areas around your party room and are easy to make.
If you don't want to do a Balloon Arch,
a column of balloons
will work much the same way that arches do, and can be used
for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of
color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make
columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up
and can be built to any height you wish.
make the perfect accessory. They can be hung
across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling
like banquet halls or a gymnasium.
We offer some instructions on how to make:
Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color
around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful
effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling
to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if
the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be
twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table
for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers
can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading
vertically down walls.
Tie huge bows across the top of each chair back. The bows
can be cut to any length, and even look great with tails
trailing on the floor. Make bows to hang anywhere and
everywhere…chairs, doorways, tree trunks, stair rails, deck
posts, gift packages, or table-ends. Gossamer is an
inexpensive alternative for making bows, rather than using
tulle or ribbon.
Piñatas are always fun, I've never seen a child turn down a
chance to take a swing for a sweet treat. Piñatas are also
useful as decorations or even as a centerpiece.
A dance contest is a sure way to get
all of your Retro Poodle Party guests into the
swing of things! Don’t forget about “The Stroll”,
"The Hand Jive", "The Madison", "The Cha Cha", “The Bop”
and the "Swing". Of course, by the end of the 50s, rock and
roll was making news all over America, and dance was
changing. Partners no longer danced together, but gyrated to
the powerful beat on their own. Swing and The Bop gave way
to 60s dance crazes like the Twist, the Mashed Potato, and
the Hully Gully, but that's another story!
Have a “car hop” relay.
Divide your group into two teams. Give each team a tray with
french-fries, a hamburger, a bottle of Coca-Cola, and an ice cream
sundae. Each guest must run down to a
window, touch the car, and run back - all without
spilling any food. Once they are back, they hand the tray to
the next person and so on. The first team to complete the
“car hop” wins!
Play “Name That Tune” using old
songs – extra points are given to the team that can
name the title and the artist.
Create a list of products, ask guests
to guess the price now Vs the price in the fifties. The team with
the closest guesses wins.
For older children or teens, have the
girls make poodle skirts. Using felt cut the material into a circle.
In the center of the circle, cut a second hole for the waist. Use a
pin to secure the size of the waist, or attach a piece of wide
elastic using a sewing machine. Have the girls cut out records and
write on names, or cut out fuzzy poodles (check old dog books for
poodle designs). Attach the cut outs with a low-temp glue gun or
Set up a drive-in
movie theater in your back yard and watch “Grease”
under the stars!
Set up a great photo opportunity
Have lots of bubble gum and pass out as
many as each guest thinks they need to blow the biggest bubble ever.
Hire a balloon artist to make pink poodle balloons or do this yourself!
Pink Poodle Party Food & Cake
Food for your Poodle
Party is a snap with these food and cake ideas.
As the excitement is so high at children’s birthday parties,
most children under the age of 10 will eat very little, and
the waste can be disheartening. Schedule your party during a
time when parents will not expect that their children will
eat a meal…and serve only cake, ice cream, and a few other
healthy munchies such as apple wedges, pretzels, raisins,
and grapes (cut in half for toddlers).
Paris Poodle Sandwiches
Use inexpensive plastic dog dishes for serving trays for
Serve pink lemonade in adorable
Pink Poodle in Paris 9 oz. Cups (8) or serve drinks from
Pink Eiffel Tower Cups (8).
There is also
instructions and a picture for a Pink Poodle in Paris Cake
Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Invitations (8)
Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Thank-You Notes (8)
Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Dinner Plates (8)
Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Empty Favor Boxes (8)
Pink Poodle In Paris Personalized Centerpiece
"Pink Poodle in Paris Personalized Photo Banner Medium 80"x 24"