12/27/14

Ring in the New Year!

New Years Eve is so much fun! We love the idea - with kids or adults - to have a fun countdown surprise each hour leading up to the big midnight hour!

balloon countdown

countdown bags

Put your notes in balloons and pop them to find what is inside - or have cute goodie bags filled with a fun activity or treat!

You can do whatever suits your family, but we like to start at about 5 and have the first activity be "Make/eat dinner" (chinese food, pizza, etc). Have the whole family help and enjoy a yummy dinner. Then make a few more to open every hour or so. We like to have one go for about 2 hours so we can watch a movie.

  • Put a game inside the goodie bag (UNO, Phase 10, etc) and play that until the next hour. 
  • Make your own confetti! Scrap paper, newspaper, old phone books, etc. Get hole punches and scissors and go to town! See how much you can make in an hour!
  • Ingredients to make cookies or a treat
  • A movie and popcorn
  • Go outside and have a snowball fight!
  • Have a dance party - jump on the beds/couches
  • Make a craft (see here for a cute noisemaker to make)
  • Etc!
Remember, we are goodie bag central! Come on in to get all your bags/tags made up AND/or get your balloons for the party. 

Happy New Year!

12/20/14

Gifts In Jars

filled with black gumballs - the tag says it all!

We've wrapped up our adorable scarves with a tag that reads "Warm Winter Wishes" - perfect friend, neighbor, co-worker, or sister gifts!

Don't know what to get that one person on your list who keeps telling you they don't want anything? This is your answer! Haha!

Perfect for teenagers or lovebirds, this Mistletoe Survival Kit is sure to be a hit! Includes candy kisses, tic-tads, and chapstick. 

Don't miss out on all of our fun gifts for everyone on your list - come on in this week and check it out!

12/19/14

Snow shooters


we found this cute idea on Growing A Jeweled Rose a perfect winter boredom buster!

To make snow shooters you will need:
  • 2 white cups
  • black and orange craft foam
  • 2 white or black balloons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Making the snow shooters only took me a few minutes.  I began by cutting the bottom off of two white cups.  Then I took two white balloons and cut the tops off of those to create a larger opening.  This made it easy to stretch the balloons over the cup bottoms.  I layered the bottom rim of each cup with glue before pulling the balloons over the openings.  I used a glue stick, but hot glue would probably work even better.  Once the balloon pieces were secured I decorated the front of the cups to look like snowmen using craft foam

Once dry you can give kids cotton balls, white pom poms, or balled up paper to shoot at each other.  All they have to do is place the "snow" inside and gently pull back on the balloon

Snow shooters

The snow will go flying!

We used cotton balls for our snow.  Rosie and Jewel have been having lots of fun shooting snowballs all over the house, and especially at each other.  One thing I love about this toy is that clean up is a breeze.  It only takes a minute to gather up the snowballs and tuck the snow shooters away for another day.

- See more at: http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/12/snow-shooters.html#sthash.I2seC7OV.dpuf

12/17/14

Teacher Christmas gifts

darling wooden apples, Swig gift cards, & yummy treats - all wrapped up and Pioneer Party approved!

this cute first aid bag is stuffed with the essentials - chocolate and caffeine! 

Plus more! We are stocked and ready, stop by!

12/11/14

Throwback Thursday!

We are throwing it back to 2010 today when we shared with you these darling FREE PRINTABLE ideas! Enjoy!!

http://blog.pioneerpartyandgift.com/2010/12/christmas-gift-ideas-free-downloads.html

12/10/14

Christmas Party game idea

Most of us either host or attend some sort of party this time of year. If you are in charge of games, look no further, we have some great ideas for you!

The reindeer game!


All you need is a few pair of large panty-hose and a bag of balloons (get those here!)
Split into 2-3 teams. The goal is to blow as many balloons up as possible and fill the legs of the panty-hose, then put it on someones head to look like a reindeer! It is not as easy as it sounds! Super fun, lots of laughs guaranteed! Be sure to take lots of pictures! 
PS: get large or XL panty-hose so they will fit over anyones head) 


Another favorite of ours is the paper plate game. 


All you need are sturdy paper plates (I got mine at Costco) and pens for each player.
The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head.
Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.
Here are the instructions:
1. Draw a line for a floor.
2. Draw a Christmas Tree.  Add decorations if you feel so inclined.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.
After the six steps have been given, let everyone look at their masterpieces.
Get ready for a serious giggle fest.
Then have players count up how many points they received by following this rubric:
1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.
3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.
5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!). :-)
7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out).
8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.
The player with the most points should receive a really awesome prize (such as this yummy Christmas bag of Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears)

Happy Party-ing!

12/9/14

Need a birthday gift?

We are birthday pros - from gifts, to decor, to balloons, we've got you covered!


Here are two cute samples of bags in store now - come on in or check out our website for even more goodness!