7/19/16

Pioneer Day


Here at Pioneer Party, we take great pride in our state and city's heritage! We are proud PIONEERS (obvs, we even named ourselves after them)! July 24 in Utah celebrates the Mormon Pioneers arriving in Utah in 1847. Whether you need an idea for a church lesson, a family party, or just to celebrate on your own, here are a few of our favorite links:

http://teachldschildren.com/category/pioneer-day/

This link has a ton of different craft and game activities for kids, as well as links to stories about Pioneers from the Friend, and Pioneer songs.

http://livingmontessorinow.com/free-pioneer-printables-and-montessori-inspired-pioneer-activities/

This one also has games and activities, printable, and some real-life Pioneer activities to try!

http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/dress-up/paper-bonnet-craft

And here is a link to a pattern to make your own paper bonnet! Perfect for church classes or a kids family activity!

We also have a few gifts, handouts, and ideas in the store, so come check it out!



7/12/16

Balloons!

One of our most favorite products, and one that makes us unique, is our awesome balloons! We have a huge selection of specialty balloons and can make a bouquet that will be sure to brighten someones day!!

One thing we use that makes our balloons extra special, is a product called hi-float. It is a liquid solution that we put into our balloons before blowing them up. It coats the inside of the balloon and then dries, helping keep the helium inside 25-30% longer than it normally would. A balloon without hi-float will stay up for a day or so. With hi-float, it will usually last 2-4 days (we have had some reports of balloons lasting for weeks!!). All of our bouquets come with hi-float, and it only costs a little extra for single balloons or per dozen.

Some of you may not know, but balloons are very sensitive to temperature. They should always be kept in a climate controlled area, otherwise float time will dramatically decrease. We recommend customers transport in a well air-conditioned car in the warm weather, and a heated car in cold weather. Also, mylar balloons tend to shrink a little in cold weather, and expand in warm weather. We fill the balloon with this in mind. If you take it out in the cold and it shrinks, it should return to normal size when it gets back into room temperature. Pearlized and metallic balloons usually have a shorter float time - even with hi-float - because of the material they are made of. 

The party girls helped me find out the gender of my last baby! They filled a 3 foot black balloon with the color (pink) confetti, and tied a cute collar onto it made of pink and blue tissue. We had pre-odered it and simply called and told them what color to do on the way home from our ultrasound. Of course I found out at the ultrasound, I couldn't wait!! But if you chose to find out with everyone else, have the ultrasound technician put the gender in an envelope for you and take it to the store. We will fill it for you and you can be surprised along with everyone else! We picked ours up and took it right to the gender reveal party, here is the footage:
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Aside from specialty bouquets, we also do topiaries, arches, single balloons, by the dozen, and mylars. If you want something you don't see, ask us! We love learning new techniques and trends! 

Here are a few examples of the awesome things we can make for you! Remember you can always customize colors and prints! If you have questions on pricing or anything else, please call the store and talk to one of our balloon experts! 801-768-3549























7/7/16

July Home & Visiting Teaching Gifts


Our July Visiting Teaching gift is full of red, white, and blue and is sure to be a hit!  The message is entitled "Potential for Parenthood" and talks about how we all have the potential to be a parent - in this earth or in the hereafter.  We have put together a patriotic gift that says, "Let's Celebrate being "TIED" to an Eternal Family" and we have tied a red licorice rope to the gift.  Pick this gift up for only $3.50 and get your visits done in style this month!  



 Our dear prophet, President Monson, has written this month's First Presidency Message - and it is amazing!  He has such great stories and quotes.  We've packaged up a bag of peanut butter filled pretzels, added the message from the Ensign, and a darling tag that reads, "Following the trail of the Pioneers will lead us closer to Christ."  

Click here to buy online or check them out in our store today!