Turning 16 is a HUGE milestone! Celebrate this very special birthday with a party theme your teenager will love! Read on for inspiration from the Flutter FETTI Team in Part 2 of our special 3 part “Sweet 16” series!
Host a Murder Mystery Dinner
Interactive dinners are right on trend and there’s nothing better than a bit of excitement and suspense! Invite guests over for a murder mystery adventure and create “whodunit” clues throughout the evening.
What better defines FUN than a Mardi Gras themed party! Provide the guests with masks and beads, and set up a parade. Check out our blog post on Mardi Gras Madness for tons of great ideas.
Nacho Average Party
Go for a Mexican inspired theme. Serve a delicious taco bar and non-alcoholic margaritas. Have some fried ice cream and listen to some traditional Mexican music. Take it to the next level by hiring a mariachi band!
Everyone loves game night, so have a party with all the classics. Make stations for Life, Monopoly, Jenga, and a place to play Twister.
Down the Shore
You may not be on the beach, but you can imagine! Set the scene with beach chairs, blankets and beach balls. Serve some boardwalk food including pizza, funnel cake, and deep fried Oreos for a true experience.
Planning a Sweet 16 party can seem overwhelming, but there are many ways in which you can create a memorable experience for your teen and their guests. The most important aspect of throwing a fabulous party are making sure everyone who attends has FUN! Flutter FETTI confetti and streamer products make affordable accent pieces, favors, and magnificent effects that are sure to wow the teens at your sweet 16 party.
Want even more ideas? We have them! Check out our posts 16 Big Ideas for that Sweet 16 Party! and Sixteen Candles – Planning the Perfect 16th Party! Stay tuned for more Sweet 16 inspiration with next week’s Girl Power – 5 Gorgeous Sweet 16th Party Ideas for Girls!
Rustic chic has become a popular choice for wedding themes. The back to nature, understated simplicity is perfect for those loving couples whose idea of bliss is sipping from mason jars in their cowboy boots. The theme also fits the elegant minimalist couple who believe that the focus of a wedding should be on their family, friends, and everlasting love instead of opulent and often unnecessary expenses.
It’s as easy as Mom’s home baked pie to create a rustic feel that is chic while still charming! The Flutter FETTI Team has some exciting ideas for making your rustic chic wedding a dream.
When you are going for a rustic chic wedding theme, flowers are an important aspect to consider. Your flowers should be whimsical and natural, perhaps wildflowers, baby’s breath, or clusters of daisies. The bouquets can be tied with garden twine or jute rope and the table arrangements can be vintage mason jars, either clear or tinted, in a variety of colors to suit your them.
Celebrations that shower the bride and groom as they exit the church or ceremony location are the perfect place to set the tone for the rest of the wedding celebration. Instead of handing your guests little bottles of bubbles or packets of petals or rice, why not consider using one of our various sized confetti launchers to celebrate the newly wedded couple! One option is to give every guest a 6″ hand held confetti launcher filled with white, biodegradable tissue confetti to send into the air as the happy couple passes by them.
Shorter tea length dresses that show off western boots provide just the right amount of sass for the bridal party. Perhaps even include cowboy hats, either the entire wedding party could wear them or just the groomsmen. Another option is casual sundresses with simple sandals (or no shoes at all)!
You want the décor to look perfect on your big day. A fantastic and inexpensive choice is getting bales of hay for your location and using them as extra seating. Hay bales can also be put to use as a place to hold flowers, chalkboard seating charts, gifts and cards or your guest book.
For an evening wedding outdoors, hang mason jars filled with votives (either real or the LED variety) on low hanging tree branches. This look creates a magical atmosphere that’s also incredible in photos! Get creative and use barrels, wood pallets, galvanized accents, and re-purposed farm implements as unique touches to your reception location.
Decorate your ceremony with fabrics like burlap, linen, calico, and lace. Birch wrapped accents and wooden aisle signs add a finishing touch. One cute ceremony idea is using a ring pillow that is made out of burlap or even a small bird’s nest to hold the ring! You could also have the flower girl wearing a crown of flowers or ivy while walking down the aisle for a lovely rustic touch.
Wedding Party Transportation
A limo seems out of place at a rustic wedding. Try some other options such as a hayride, a vintage pickup truck, or even a horse drawn wagon. Don’t forget to add a special send off when the bride and groom are leaving the reception! Our 18″ airless launchers half filled with custom colored metallic streamers are a gorgeous effect for outdoor use. These streamers are very easy to clean up, and in fact, they’re so pretty that guests may pick save them as a wedding souvenir! Our airless confetti launchers provide an exciting send off to bring the wedding to a close.
“We’ll help you create a celebration that people will NEVER forget with the magic and excitement of Flutter FETTI.” Ronee Holmes, Chief Confettiologist.
Contact us Toll Free at 877-321-1999 (outside of the U.S. at 504-522-0300) or email us now and we’ll find the ideal product match to add the ultimate effect to your event!
6” Wedding Confetti “Hand Flick” Launcher -Custom ColorPerfect for our outdoor wedding! The confetti fluttered perfectly! It was a fun touch to our recessional and made for some great pics!
18” Airless Confetti “Hand Flick” Launcher with Tissue ConfettiThese were perfect for my daughter’s wedding! Such a beautiful sendoff!!! Perfection!
14” Flutter FETTI Confetti SticksPurchased these for a wedding send off. Saw at a previous wedding and thought it was a great idea. Pictures turned out beautiful with the confetti. Great looking product and very fast shipping. Would order again and recommend to others!
A baptism or christening is a wonderful cause for celebration. Families and friends alike want to share this moment with their loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a large affair or a more intimate gathering, you can have an incredible baptism or christening party. All you need to do is add the right amount of style and flair this sacred and cherished time. The Flutter FETTI Team is here for all of your party planning needs – read on for their exclusive tips to make this day oh-so-memorable!
Photo Booth with a Streamer or Ribbon Back Drop
Everyone will want a picture with the little guest of honor, so create a special area just for photos. Streamers and ribbon are eye catching options that won’t break the bank. Just drape them vertically from the ceiling to the floor, tightly next to each other and twisted together at the top. Since they come in a variety of colors, you can definitely find pale pastels and white colored streamers to capture the true innocence of a ceremony like this. Set up a chair or bench front and center for baby and their guests. If possible, set up the photo booth in a well-lighted area that receives lots of natural sunlight. Share the photos with your family and friends after the party! Did you know we can custom color and make any size tissue or metallic streamers to hang on the wall? And there’s no minimum order for streamers!
Confetti adds the PERFECT touch to any event! Our hand flick confetti launchers are popular with our customers. Want to as some extra flair? Scatter loose confetti in custom colored die cut hearts on the party tables. Create heartwarming memories on this special day with the magic of confetti! Soft colors mixed with white Flutter FETTI will cascade around the guests and provide amazing photo opportunities. Loved by adults and children, confetti will make your baptism or christening party stand out.
The menu is always something that is important at any gathering, but when you really think about it, the desserts are the star. Satisfy those hungry party goers will a special cake, cookies in the shape of a cross or dove, a color coordinated candy bar, or even a pastel colored cupcake or donut tower! Set up a “dessert station” for all of the sweet confections.
Unlike other parties, people don’t typically expect some type of favor for this event. However, you don’t need to let your guests leave empty handed! Choosing something simple like candies in a white or pastel colored miniature bag stamped with the name of your child and the date of the baptism can be a great place for you to start. You can also make white chocolate lollipops with cross shaped molds and simply wrap in cellophane and tie with a white ribbon.
Who doesn’t love a theme? Party themes tie the entire event together. Think invitations/announcements, décor and style. A few ideas for your theme could include:
Seasonal – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall each bring unique ideas for decorating around the time of year when your child is baptized.
Animals – If you had a baby shower with an animal theme, why not incorporate the same idea with this party? You may even have some decorations or ideas you could re-use in unique ways. Decoration with little lambs, ducks, elephants or monkeys are always an adorable choice.
Location, location, location – Live at the beach? Make it a coastal party with starfish, nautical decor and various blue confetti products. Order our “water soluble” instant dissolve tissue to use by the beach. As always, all of our tissue is biodegradable!
Flutter FETTI SticksMagically Amazing! Best customer service with our order, and an even more amazing product!
Flutter FETTI SticksWorks easily. Makes great pictures too!
Bulk Tissue ConfettiPerfect! The confetti was better than I imagined! The colors are perfect and the paper looks amazing when it falls. I was also impressed with the fact that someone kept in touch with me about the status of my order without me asking. Most companies just take your money and let you wait till the package comes to your door. Great customer service and awesome confetti!
The pressure is on…you’re responsible for coordinating a successful and memorable corporate event.Amaze your employees with the unexpected!Confetti and streamers are a spectacular way to add a special touch to corporate meetings, dinners, or retreats. Employee morale (along with our FETTI products) will soar!
Flutter FETTI Fits Any Budget
We understand that planning budgets can be minimal, but you need to produce maximum results. Incorporating confetti and streamers is a budget-friendly, yet elegant way to achieve the WOW effect.Flutter FETTI offers guaranteed lowest prices and volume discounts for all your corporate party needs!You’ll earn high marks from your boss for staying in budget and employees will feel special that you went the extra mile.
Confetti and Streamers in All Shapes and Colors!
A rainbow of color options awaits…our products come in an amazingly wide range of custom colors from traditional white to turquoise, lavender, and striking scarlet red. Remember that your party’s color scheme plays a part in creating just the right atmosphere for your business event. Flutter FETTI is completely customizable – choose from Confetti, Corkscrews, Streamers, fun and whimsical Die Cut shapes, and Party Favors. Want to make a statement? We can wrap our 6”, 9” and 14” tubes with your company’s name, logo, or message for a take-home party favor!
Spectacular Photo Opportunities!
When organizing an important business party or corporate event, it goes without saying that you want phenomenal photos. We offer a range of product options for fantastic visual effects. A beautiful shower of thousands of brightly-colored and shimmering confetti or streamers creates some of the most brilliant photos one can imagine.
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Flutter FETTI is Safe and Environmentally Friendly
Taking care of the environment is very important, so all of our tissue confetti is biodegradable. In addition, ALL tissue and metallic film are dipped in a flame-retardant bath before processing. This ensures that they will not ignite, keeping you and your event safe.
Here’s what just a few of our Flutter FETTI clients are saying. Read more reviews (we’re blushing with pride!) and creative ways customers have used our products here.
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We buy the 18” airless launchers with streamers in custom colors. For several years, we have used these launchers at a big event we do every year. They really add a colorful bang to our finale of the evening. We wouldn’t trade these for anything. So affordable and fun!
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I have always been 100% satisfied with your customer service & my placement orders & prompt delivery! I always custom order my colors & your quick & professional response time is Amazing!!! Love your company & love the response I get from the crowd when I utilize your product! Thank you so much to all of you at Flutter FETTI for a job well done!!!
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We LOVED our Flutter FETTI sticks! They were so easy to use – very, very simple, and most importantly, they packed the perfect punch for our event. We’ll be ordering again!
Flutter FETTI transforms any corporate event into pure MAGIC! Long after the affair is over, employees will leave with fun-filled memories.
Our Confettiologists are here to help with product recommendations, best preparation, arrangement techniques, and customization options. Call us toll free at 877-321-1999 (outside of the U.S at 504-522-0300) for assistance.
Planning your reception playlist? From the first to the last dance, the Flutter FETTI Team has put together a must have music list including 20 of the top wedding songs of 2015. If we missed your favorite, PLEASE leave a comment! Let’s keep this thread rolling with your favorite songs!
First Dance Songs
The first dance is a moment that will be cherished forever. Wedding guests watch with delight as the newlyweds take to the floor for the first time. These first dance songs are not only easy on the ears, but speak sweetly from the heart.
Etta James “At Last”
Bruno Mars “Marry You”
John Legend “All of Me”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Norah Jones “Come Away with Me”
2015 Chart Topper Party Songs
These are the songs that rocked the charts and are definitely considered some of the top wedding songs of 2015. Add these chart toppers to your reception playlist and you’re sure to have a packed dance floor.
Walk the Moon “Shut Up and Dance”
Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
Maroon 5 “Sugar”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”
Classic Party Songs
Take a trip down memory lane and go “old school” with some classic party songs that will delight all of your guests. Everyone knows the words and moves and loves to be a part of the party action.
Village People “YMCA”
Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline”
The Isley Brothers “Shout”
Mr. C the Slide Man “The Cha-Cha Slide”
Kool and the Gang “Celebration”
Last Dance Songs
As the evening comes to a close, finish it with the perfect refrain. These last dance songs will end your celebration on a high note.
Donna Summer “Last Dance”
Bill Medley / Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life”
The Spaniels “Goodnight Sweetheart”
Cascada “Evacuate the Dance Floor”
Semisonic “Closing Time”
Visit our Wedding Confetti page for elegant and festive options. Flutter FETTI’s wedding confetti and streamers make magic and memories.
So those are the songs on our wedding shortlist. What about yours? Share your favorite wedding song in the comments below. Tell us how you plan to (or did) use it at your wedding!
Bye bye boring wedding receptions! No more worries about guests sitting silently as they wait for dinner or their favorite song. The Flutter FETTI Team has curated some fabulously fun wedding reception ideas to break the ice and get the party started!
Prevent Your Guests From Clanging Glasses
Your weddings guests want to see you kiss. It’s a lovely celebration and what a better time for a kiss than at your wedding reception? However, after the 10th kiss in 2 minutes you realize you’ve become a slave to the clanging. We all know the old tradition was for guests to bang their glasses with flatware as an audible request for the bride and groom to kiss. CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! YUCK! Brides everywhere are looking for a fun new alternative to this old tradition.
Let’s slow things down a bit and make each kiss a little more meaningful! You can inform your guests with an announcement from the MC that “In lieu of banging our forks against our glasses, if you would like the newlywed couple to kiss, you must…”
…stand up and provide some meaningful marriage advice – if the crowd deems it worthy, the bride and groom will kiss.
…show the bride and groom how it’s done by coming up in front of the main table and kissing your mate – the bride and groom will outdo all of you!
…stand up and make a short toast to the bride or groom
Outdoor wedding receptions are the perfect venue to invite your guests to “Come Play with Us”. Lots of wedding planners and brides that purchase our wedding confetti ask us about fun wedding reception ideas for the great outdoors. During the al fresco cocktail reception, guests can get to know each other through a friendly lawn game or two. “Life-sized” jenga and chess, along with bocce ball, corn hole, and croquet create an entertaining and easy going atmosphere. Just be sure to have someone in charge of getting people involved or, depending on tour crowd, that stuff might just sit there.
Just Say “Confetti!”
Guests want to have fun! A fabulous time will be had by all as a confetti frenzy erupts on the dance floor. Before the reception, pick a certain dance song that’s sure the get guests on their feet. Then plan to have the wait staff bring confetti sticks out on trays as your DJ or Band Leader lets everyone know how and when to use them. As the special song plays, guests will fill the air with a captivating confetti frenzy.
Wedding Guest Libs
Remember how cool it was playing Mad Libs? We’ve got an _______ (insert adjective for awesome) way to bring that fun to your wedding. Create customized “Guest Libs” with fill in the blank wedding advice for the bride and groom. Family and friends can complete each card while they wait for dinner and leave them in the “Suggestion Box”.
The Flutter FETTI Team is here to help make your wedding spectacular! Do you have something fun planned for your wedding? Maybe a friend of yours had something really unique at their wedding? Share it in the comments below!
As a club owner or promoter, every night needs to be a legendary night out for the club crowd. New Year’s Eve is not only the pinnacle of parties, but one of the most lucrative dates for nightclub and bar owners. The Flutter FETTI Team is here to make sure your countdown to 2016 is unforgettable! Read on for tips and ideas to keep the energy high, the dance floor crowded, and your entrance line long.
From 5k’s, ½ marathons, Fun and Charity Races, Triathlons, to the hardcore Ultramarathons, running is here to stay. Campaign Directors from all over are turning to Flutter FETTIto excite and energize the runners and the bystanders. As the adrenaline is pumping, so is the confetti and streamers — floating, fluttering, and flying over the runners as they pass by. Continue reading →
March Madness is right around the corner. The 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament officially tips off on March 17th & 18th. Basketball fans watch as the frenzy begins with 64 teams and is slowly whittled down to the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight, and after much anticipation, the zenith of March Madness arrives…the Final Four! Ready to get a little crazy? Flutter FETTI and school spirit totally go hand in hand – let us show you how! Continue reading →
From the moment you first heard the word “princess”, you’ve been dreaming of that fairytale wedding. Now it’s finally here and you’re wondering if it’s possible to put your dreams into reality. Well as long as you’ve got your prince, a fairytale wedding is certainly possible!
At Flutter FETTI, we help countless brides complete their fairytale weddings. While everyone’s imagination is slightly different, we’ve got a quick list of five must-haves to be included:
Castles are a must. For those who take it literally, there are plenty of castles to host your fairytale wedding, from a majestic castle in Ireland to Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World. But don’t feel like you have to take it so literally either. As the saying goes, “my home is my castle”, so your fairytale wedding can happen at any location that inspires you whether it’s your favorite rustic barn, an urban sanctuary, or the backyard of your family home.
Oh yes, the dress. It’s the thing that makes you feel like a princess more than anything in the world. You only get one chance to wear it and you want to make sure you dazzle, sparkle and shine! The ball gown may be the epitome of a traditional princess dress, but the modern princess has much more flexibility. So whether you want mermaid or sheath, halter or strapless, designer or bedazzled, find the dress that fits you and own it. Because at the end of the day, it’s how YOU feel in the dress that makes you a princess, not what anyone else thinks.
Ok, so the castle and the dress can be a bit flexible, but the transportation deserves a traditional touch. Nothing says princess like a horse-drawn carriage. A limo just won’t cut it. The horse-drawn carriage doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it should capture that timelessness, beauty and intrigue that resonates with all fairytale weddings.
When it comes to decorations, ceremony program and reception style, that’s completely up to you as long as it upholds the magic of a fairytale wedding. Magic comes in so many different forms, from the sparkle of crystal ware to the way you walk down the aisle towards your prince. But some of the best magic comes in the form of wedding day surprises. One of our favorites is using Tabletop Confetti Launchers to shoot a stunning array of confetti from elegant flower displays and watching it flutter, float and fly upon unsuspecting guests. It’s powerful, beautiful and magical all at once – a perfect moment fit for a fairytale wedding!
Last, but certainly not least, the best fairytale weddings capture memories that last a lifetime. Not only do you need a good photographer and/or videographer, you need moments that stand out in everyone’s mind (especially yours). One of the most popular wedding memory makers today is the use of confetti and streamers to celebrate the first dance, last dance or newlywed farewell. Have the waiters hand out 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks, 6” Wedding Confetti Hand Flickers, or 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers to all your guests and let them participate in the celebration of you! Watch the videos below to see this in action:
And there you have it: five must-haves and one perfect fairytale wedding!