Easy DIY Rainbow Chains!

One of our talented Party Girls made this adorable paper rainbow chain backdrop for one of our St. Patrick's Day displays. Isn't is so cute!? It was super easy - so we thought we'd share!

Cut 1 x 9 inch strips of both color and kraft colored paper. (We like the look of backing it with kraft paper, but you don't have to). We cut about 30 for each chain and they are 5 feet long. 

Put the color and kraft together, turn into a circle and staple. Thread the next strips through the first circle you made and staple the same way. Continue on until you have a long chain (however long you want).

Do whatever colors you want. We chose rainbow colors and love the way it turned out! We used it for a display in our store, but you could use it for a ton of different things! 

Hang in front of your window or in your house above the mantel. Your kids would love to help make decor for their own house or even their room! Use it for a party backdrop for pictures or a backdrop for a serving table at your St. Patrick's Day party. 


March Visiting and Home Teaching Gifts

The visiting teaching message this month (from the Ensign) is entitled, "The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: Light of the World." We want to include women from all over the world... and remind each other that He is the Light of the World and we are indeed LUCKY to know who He is. 

We have created a (vintage inspired) gift that we hope you'll love. An old fashioned map holds the message from the Ensign as well as a chocolate Cup of Gold candy bar. We've adorned the gift with a band of golden cardstock, a lovely green clover, glittered ribbon, and a tag that reads, "Lucky Women Around the World... Look to the Light of the World."

We hope you feel as LUCKY as we do to know Christ and share this message with others. 

Ribbon and chocolate may vary from description, but know that it will always be "Pioneer Party" approved!

The title for March's home teaching message is "Service and Eternal Life" (written by President Henry B. Eyring). 

We have created a darling gift that hopefully will inspire the person(s) you home teach to want to serve others! We have used a kraft-colored take-out box, filled with approximately 1/2 pound of green apple frooties (tootsie rolls), and wrapped it all up with ribbon and of course included the message from the Ensign. The tag reads, "Lucky to Serve and become more like Him."

We hope these stylish and easy gifts make it a little easier for you to serve!


Olympic Fun with the Kids!

Get into the Olympic spirit this year! Our kids love to watch the games and we found some fun, easy crafts to do while watching! This would make for a fun family night too. These are just a few of our favorites from this website!

This adorable little skier looks so fun (and yummy)! Grab some assorted candies (kisses, kit-kats, jelly beans, gumdrops, etc) and glue or frost together - gingerbread house style!

This one just requires some paper, a few milk jug lids, and paint (blue, green, yellow, red, and black)!

The snowboard man! You just need some pipe cleaners and a tongue depressor! A few markers to decorate your snowboard - and you are good to go! 

Another cute one is this Olympic torch from I Can Teach My Child

click the link for instructions - super easy and oh-so-cute!

Happy Olympics 


Roundup of Valentine Gifts

Valentines week is here! Woohoo! Pioneer Party is your Valentines headquarters - we have such a great selection of gifts for every person in your life - teacher, spouse, child, friend, neighbor, boss, and more! 

Come on in this week and grab one of our many pre-made gifts, or order your own specialized treat! Don't forget to order balloons (they are cheaper than flowers!)! 

This is just a taste of a few or our ideas/items we have in store:

We do personalized kids classroom Valentines too - call us for ideas and pricing!



Kids Classroom Party & Friend Valentine Ideas

Need 20 or 30 treats for your childs classroom or friends this week!? WE can do it for you! And we'd love to! We have many ideas in store, and here are a few we love from around the internet world. Almost any of these, especially the candy ones, we have all the stuff needed to make them for you - just ask!

Non-candy treats:
  • Toy dinosaur with a tag that reads: "Rawr" means I love you in Dinosaur! {WE HAVE THESE!}

  • Cutie oranges with a tag that reads: "Orange" you glad we are friends!?
  • Bouncy ball with a tag that reads: Hope you have a "ball" this Valentines Day! OR You make my heart bounce! (get your printable here
  • A small bag of chips with a tag that reads: You are all that AND a bag of chips!
  • Toy car with a tag that reads: You make my heart race! OR I "wheelie" like you!
  • Toy ring or necklace with tag that reads: Happy Valentines Princess (perfect gift from dad) {WE HAVE THESE}

  • Glow stick(s) with a tag that reads: You make my heart GLOW OR You light up my day Valentine!
  • Tiny bottle of bubbles with a tag that reads: You "blow" me away Valentine! OR "Blowing" you Valentine wishes! (free print here)
  • A ruler with a tag that reads: You "rule" Valentine!
  • Little toy bugs with a tag that reads: Happy Valentines love bug! (free printable!)
  • Toy maze with a tag that reads: You are a-maze-ing! (printable here)
  • An uninflated balloon (we have those!) with a tag that reads: You BLOW me away Valentine!
  • Monster eyes with a tag that reads: "Eye" think you're awesome OR I'm wild about you! (see the darling free printable here)
  • A pencil with a tag that reads: You are all write Valentine! (easy idea here)
  • Crayons with a tag that reads: You color my world!
Candy treats:
  • Starburst with a tag that reads: I'm bursting with joy that you are my friend!
  • Smarties with a tag that reads: "Happy Valentines Day smartie pants!
  • A ding-dong with a tag that reads: I'd be a ding-dong if I didn't ask you to be my Valentine! (free printable here!
  • Kool-aid packet with a tag that reads: Have a KOOL Valentines! (link here!)
  • Pop-rocks with a tag that reads: You ROCK!
  • A bottle of squeeze it and a few candy kisses with a tag that reads: A kiss and a squeeze for you!
  • A sucker with a tag that reads: Hope your Valentines day doesn't suck!
  • A bag of un-popped popcorn with a tag that reads: My heart is popping for you!
  • Any banana flavored candy (daffy taffy is our fav) with a tag that reads: I'm bananas over you!
  • Milky Way candy bar with a tag that reads: You are out of this world!
  • Tic-tacs with a label that reads: My heart tics for you! OR We are "mint" to be together! OR Love bug poop {WE HAVE THESE!}

  • A Rolo with a tag that reads: I like the way you ROLL!
  • A bag of gummy bears {or chocolate covered cinnamon bears!} with a tag that reads: A big bear hug for you!
  • Gum with a tag that reads: I chews you to be my Valentine!
  • Crush Soda with a tag that reads: I have a crush on you!
  • Reeses Pieces with a tag that reads: I'll go to pieces if you won't be mine!
The ideas could go on and on and get cheesier and cheesier! But we will stop at this!  This website also has a ton of FREE cute printables for you:

and this one has darling printables also (maybe for older kids or adults, but still cute and funny):

and check out our website here!

We always get requests for classroom Valentine party ideas - here are just a few we like:

Q-tip Arrow Shooting (from DarciDowdle)
If you are in charge of a game for a classroom party, this is what you'll need. 
1 box of wide straws. (the basic grocery store straw with stripes. McDonalds straws are good because they are wide)
I box of Q-tips
2 large bowls (heart shaped are cute, any dollar store has plastic heart shaped bowls right now)
Masking tape
Divide the group, or family up into teams. Place a heart shaped bowl in front of each team and place some tape about 2 feet back from each teams bowl. Each team member needs a straw and the team needs a large pile of arrows (Q-tips). Tell the "Cupids" they have one minute to get as many "arrows" into their heart as possible. To do this you must place the straw in your mouth, load it with an "arrow," and then blow the "arrow" out the end of the straw towards the heart bowl. The team with the most arrows through the heart wins.  
I promise you will LOVE this game, but Good Luck you might not LOVE the headache from all the blowing:)

Who Do You Love? (from The Frugal Girls)

No winners or losers!
Arrange chairs in a circle so that the seats are facing inside.
The player who is “it” stands in the center of the circle, and the other kids sit in the chairs facing her.
The “it” approaches one of the seated children and says, “Who do you love?” The player who is approached must come up with an answer, such as “I love everyone wearing pink” or “I love everyone who has a dog,” and then anyone wearing pink or who has a pet dog must stand up and scramble to find a new seat.
Players cannot shift to the seat next to them, should it become vacant. They must move at least two chairs away from their original spot.
In the meantime, “it” should try to sit down in one of the vacant chairs.
Once everyone finds a spot, the one player left standing becomes the new “it” and must then approach a seated player and ask, “Who do you love?”
Play until everyone wants to stop!

Love Your Smile! (same link as above)

Everyone sits in a circle. The first player smiles and tries to get each person to smile. They get a point for each one that they get to smile on their turn. When their turn is over, they “wipe the smile off their face” and it is the next person’s turn!

Enjoy your LOVE week! 


A Lovely Love Idea!

A sweet tradition in our family in the spring time - rock hunting!

This is such a fun activity for kids to do. It gets them outside, stimulates creativity, and spreads love!!

Go outside and pick up small rocks, about the size of a quarter or so. Try to find ones with at least one flat-ish area. 

 We like to use fingernail polish, mostly because it is easy, but you could use any paint. The nail polish brushes are just perfect for painting the little hearts. 

After they've dried, take the rocks back outside and spread them around for unsuspecting people to find! A public area, a neighborhood, or a park are some ideas sure to catch someones eye! 

This is a sure way to brighten someones day!

Happy February!


February Visiting & Home Teaching Messages

You're in for a sweet treat with this month's visiting teaching gift!  A sweet striped paper sack sets the tone for this lovely little goody.  Inside you will find the full message from the Ensign (a full color print), with a chocolate Hershey bar.  
The "HE" of the Hershey is showing and a tag covers the "RSHEYS" letters that reads "(HE) is the Good Shepherd and Loves each one of us.  Let us follow His example."  
The darling details of gold tulle, doilies, hearts, and our "Sending you Love" tag just finishes off this one of a kind gift.  

Oh how we love the month of "Love" around here!  This home teaching gift just has that bright, fun look that will get you motivated to go out and home teach!   

 We've combined the full message from the Ensign (a talk by Pres. Thomas S. Monson titled "Serve the Lord with Love"), a package of gummy hearts (12 servings), and of course a darling tag and ribbon to finish it off with style. 

Our tag reads, "By Love, Serve One Another."  

These gifts just have that look that says, "please take me and make someone else's day happy!" 

You can purchase these in our store in Lehi or online here!  Happy Shopping!