I'm Thankful...

the November Visiting Teaching Gifts are DONE! Each month, it is a huge undertaking to create the perfect gift.  Let me give you an insiders view: #1  Wait for the official message to come out from the Church Headquarters. #2  Read and ponder what would be creative, cute, catchy and something that sisters will want to give others! #3  Come up with 2 or 3 ideas to toss around... usually the Queen of VT (aka the owner's wife) will wake up in the middle of the night with an idea.  Inspiration, maybe? #4  Decide on the idea.  Now onto finding the perfect paper, packaging, ribbon and treat. #5  Find a darling scrapbook paper that fits with the message, our idea, and the season.  Call to order it and it is has been retired.  Or there is not enough stock available.   #6  Search for another "perfect" paper.  Adjust our idea to fit a different look. #7  Order the paper.   #8  Have the design drawn up by the Queen of VT, and hand it off to a designer. #9  Go back and f

Halloween Sale

It's almost Halloween... are you ready?   We are all ready to SPOOK and be SPOOKED here at the store! We still have: Darling witches hats (glitter and ribbon adorned) Styrofoam Headstones RIP shaped paper treat bags Candy Dishes Halloween Cupcake Kits ALL AT 30% OFF! And don't forget about the cute little gift bags we make... we have lots of those too!   And our balloons are not to be forgotten...  they can make a party that much more SPOOKtacular!   Drop by today!

Puffy Paint Pumpkins

The name alone sounds fun, doesn't it?  Or if not fun - at least a little bit interesting!  I was actually thinking it sounds a whole lot l ess messy than the traditional carving.  And a bit more classy as well!  I didn't realize that Puffy Paint still existed - and it kinda made me smile thinking of the good 'ol days when we used to paint our shirts at girls camp.  But onto the pumpkins: I found this blog a few months ago while searching for help on how to repaint my kitchen cabinets.  I fell in love with their writing personalities as well as the inspiration I get from all their ideas!  It is mainly a house design blog, but thought you might enjoy this simple pumpkin deco idea!  Happy Puff Painting!!

Time to Boo and be Booed!

So I came across this a bsolutely darling "you've been booed" printout... and thought I'd share.   You know the one, right?  Where you make two treats, two copies and then deliver when it's dark so no one sees you?  My little 4 year old just gets so excited about doing this little tradition... So here you go!  Click on the image to download & print these out!   Go know you can't wait to do it!   And if you need a quick & easy treat to make - try out these cute little guys.  Don't they look delish? Have a happy weekend! Emily

I Don't Know About You...

But here at Pioneer Party, Halloween gets in your blood. We just can't get enough!  I'm not sure if it's the change in the weather, the colors or what... but you can sure feel it in your bones.  Here's a few things we have this year to make sure your night is full of fright:   This is our idea center.  You can't miss it:  it's right by the front door. Unique and fun decorating ideas are found here, ready for you to copy. Topiaries are a great way to fill space:  You can order ahead or make your own . These eyeball balloons  add a great touch to the mini topiary! We are all ready to help you decorate your door, your baby,  your space,  your pumpkin,  and your table! We have sweet treats ready to give: (or eat!) Orange gum balls make fun favors:  EYE hope you come in to see our eyeball gum balls: And last but not least, finish off your Halloween night with a vintage book:  The Black Cat Book  or The Truth About Jack-O-Lanterns We hope to see you soon! Until then,

It's That Time Again...

For a new visiting teaching message: For the October 2010 Visiting Teaching Message, the LDS church put out the following statement:   "The October 2010  Liahona  and  Ensign  will be a special issue focusing entirely on temples.  The issue will not contain a specific First Presidency Message or Visiting Teaching Message.   Home and visiting teachers are encouraged to prayerfully select their message  from the contents of this special issue." Since each sister is supposed to prayerfully select a message about the temple, we decided to create a Halloween gift to give along with your own personal prepared message.  The tag on the outside reads, " The Temple - Getting there's a TRICK, but being there's a TREAT !"  Isn't it so true?   (See more pictures here). Inside this little (4"x4"x4") black pinstripe box is a Reese's peanut butter pumpkin (who can resist?) wrapped with a lovely b/w damask piece of tissue, and a creative message

Introducing Incredible Cupcakes:

When we happened upon these cupcake kits, we just couldn't resist!  We thought that our readers would feel the same.  So here it goes: (drum roll please)   From clowns to dinosaurs and pretty princesses to a pooch, we've got your cupcake kits ready and waiting!  Each kit comes with 24 cupcake cases and 24 assorted toppers.  Take a look and let us know what you think:   Oh, and since we are so excited about them... we are offering a limited time special offer:  BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE!  Come in quick... I'm sure they'll go fast! {Please take note:  as for the time being, we are not offering these on our website, so if you would like to order some, just call us and we'll be more than happy to ship them off to you!}