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!
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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!
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Who needs going to out the movies if you can have your own spectacular DIY movie night in the comfort of your backyard? Imagine lounging under the stars with family, friends, and a fun flick! The Flutter FETTI Team has put together some great ideas for making this movie night a blast. Your guests will request a “Movie Night – Part 2” for sure!
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Movie Ticket Invites
You can’t get into a movie without your ticket, can you? Send out movie-themed VIP Access invites. Another option is the send guests raffle tickets to use as their “entrance vouchers”. Get creative and you’ll build up excitement to your movie night extravaganza!
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Head to the Great Outdoors
Did you know that you could easily create an outdoor movie set right in own your backyard? All you need is a projector, a large white sheet (Queen or King sized), pillows, some chairs or blankets, and clothespins. You may want to use two sheets and double them up if you don’t have a solid backdrop. Simply hang one end using a line and clothespins while weighing down the bottom with bricks or heavy rocks. Voila – you’ve created your projection screen! Just set up the projector, connect to your computer, stream the selected movie and enjoy! Arrange the pillows, blankets and chairs around in a semi-circle for a comfortable place for your guests to relax and enjoy the show.
A movie night just isn’t complete without popcorn! You can buy an inexpensive tabletop popcorn maker and serve up freshly popped popcorn all night long Set. up topping bar option with different fun and tasty flavors in everything from savory buffalo ranch, cilantro lime, and chipotle to sweet cinnamon & sugar, peanut butter, and s’mores.
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Create It: Easy Concession Stand
One of the best ways to bring the movie theater experience to your night is by having a “concession stand”. Put out a wide variety of candy and snacks for your guests to enjoy while movie watching. Don’t forget the beverages! Set up a drink dispenser or cooler filled with icy cold drinks all can enjoy. Juice boxes are a big hit for any littles ones (less mess to clean up post movie!).
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Don’t Forget to Decorate
Add some flair to your movie night by hanging colorful outdoor lights and some movie-themed décor. The details might be small, but the impact will really WOW your guests.
DIY movie nights are simple to pull off, but a memorable way to hang out with your friends and family. You can come up with a theme to go along with the movie and use custom colored Flutter FETTI to compliment your theme. Romantic chick flick? Go with pinks and whites. Old Hollywood glamour movie? Try metallic silvers and golds. American War Films? How about some Red, White and Blue patriotic products? The possibilities are endless. For more expert advice from the Flutter FETTI Team, check out “Secrets to Throwing a Fab Party on a Budget“.
If you need help choosing the perfect confetti products to use at your backyard movie night, call one of our Confettiologists today 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!
Members of our military sacrifice a great deal to protect the freedom of others. Now the magical time has finally arrived to welcome your soldier home! Greet them like the heroes they are with a homecoming reception filled with happiness and love. Flutter FETTI proudly supports our troops and wants to make your celebration truly memorable. Read on for how you, your family, and friends can thank your service member in style!
15 Fun “Welcome Home” Sign Ideas
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Your hero is home and it’s time to celebrate their arrival with signs and banners!Handcrafted and personalized signs show your service member how much they were missed. Bring signs to the airport and decorate the front lawn of your home with them as well. Get neighbors and friends involved by having them create their own special signs to add to the surprise. Check out our top 15 sign slogans to use for family members, little ones, and spouses:
After (Number) Days/Months, You’re Right Where You Need to Be, Welcome Home!
(Number) Days/Months Away, Our Hero is Home Today!
Our Missing Puzzle Piece Is Finally Home!
I’d Wait for You Forever, but (Days/Months) Was Long Enough!
Welcome Home Husband, Father, and Hero. We Missed You!
Out of My Way, I Get My Daddy/Mommy Back Today
You Owe Mom/Dad 500 Diaper Changes!
Move or Lost It! I’m Here to Take My Daddy/Mommy Home!
S/He’s Not Just My Daddy, S/He’s My Hero!
We’ve Waited (Number) Days/Months for This Moment, Welcome Home!
Missed Me, Missed Me, Now You Gotta Kiss Me!
Now That You’re Home, here is Your Honey Do List: Hug Me, Hold Me, Kiss Me!
(name), Get Your Hugs/Kisses Here!
Pucker Up, (Name)!
(Name), Your Final Mission is “Operation: Kiss Me”
Nothing Says “Welcome Home” Like Red, White & Blue Confetti
Create a FETTI frenzy as the service members disembark! The excitement and crowd energy will be kicked up another level as our confetti floats, flutters, and flies over the returning troops.
Our 14″ Patriotic Confetti – Red/White/Blue Swisheris the perfect choice to welcome our military home! This confetti tube, wrapped with “LET FREEDOM RING”, is filled with red, white and blue tissue Flutter Fetti, a noisemaker, and red, white, and blue metallic pom poms at the opposite end of the tube. This is an easy-to-use “hand flick” launcher – no Co2 required!
Another fun-filled option is our custom-colored 14” Flutter FETTI confetti stickswith red, white, and blue confetti in a silver holographic tube! These confetti sticks are filled with rectangular-shaped tissue that flies out the tube with a simple flick of the wrist, up to 15 feet high into the air. Flutter FETTI’s patriotic confetti is flame-retardant and biodegradable.
Red, White & Blue Themed Menu
Keep the red, white and blue theme going as your “Welcome Home” party gets into full swing!
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Let Them Eat Cake
Whether you special order a cake from the bakery or bake up your own custom confectionary masterpiece, cake (or cupcakes and cookies) are a must! Search the internet for inspiration – the possibilities are limitless…You’ll find flag cakes made with everything from fondant to blueberries and strawberries, cakes colored with red and blue food dye, and even “camouflage” cupcakes.
Red, White and FOOD!
Ready to work the menu?All you need is a star cookie cutter and your imagination!Use the star cookie cutter for everything from fruit (watermelons, pineapples, and cantaloupe work wonderfully) to bite-sized assorted sandwiches. Patriotic themed plates, cups, napkins, and serving dishes/bowls keep the theme going!
Barbeque with a Bang
Family, friends, and “down home food”.Has your service member missed certain comfort foods while they were gone? Why not host a barbeque? A simple BBQ gathering is a very low-key and casual event that can ease your military loved one back into their everyday life at home. Invite a few close friends and family over and cook on the grill for a great event.
Family and friends always want to “do something” to help welcome service members home. A potluck party fits the bill! You’ll have less stress and more time to enjoy the moment. Bonus:guests get to sample a variety of different and tasty foods.
The Flutter FETTI Team wants to make sure the homecoming of your military loved one is as memorable and special as they are! Contact one of our confettiologists for suggestions on just the right products to use. AboutFlutter FETTI: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products. Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.
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It’s beyond exciting to find out you’re expecting and it’s time to share the news! Long gone are the days of (gasp!) waiting until the baby is born to announce if it’s a girl or boy… A popular and exciting way to share your special delivery details with family and friends is to host a Gender Reveal. Ready to plan the most epic Gender Reveal ever? The Flutter FETTI Team has you covered with these awesome ideas!
Say It with Confetti!
Hand out the confetti launchers and explain to your excited guests how to use them. No peeking! Then begin the countdown from 3… 2… 1… and flick our 14” Flutter FETTI sticks at the same time. We can customize the Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks by using either baby pink, cerise (hot pink), baby blue, navy, or royal blue tissue colors. Or you can simply use one or 2 tissue colors inside of the tube.We always recommend using white with the colors you choose in all the tubes since white shows up well in the air. As the Flutter FETTI flies up into the air EVERYONE will know the sex of the baby!
Ready to FETTI? Be sure to mention that your purchase is for a baby gender reveal. The Flutter FETTI Team will put a white wrap at the end of the tubes so no one can see the colors inside. Whether your party is large or small, we have you covered with no minimum order!
The Cake Reveal
Who doesn’t love dessert?Gender reveal cakes are a deliciously fun way to announce your baby’s gender.
There are many options in creating pastry perfection with cakes, cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes!
Dye the cake batter pink or blue
Use colored frosting between the cake layers
Fill the cake’s center with pink or blue candies
Older Sibling Announcement
Already have a child? They can share in the excitement as the “big brother or sister” by announcing that your family is growing. Dress them in their special shirt underneath a zip-jacket or sweater.At the count of three, have them unzip their jacket for the big shirt reveal!Be sure to have cameras on hand to capture the expressions of the grandparents-to-be and other family and friends.
The Envelope Please!
And the Oscar goes to…wait, that’s another party.You’ll certainly take home “Best Gender Reveal” when you have your doctor or ultrasound technician write your baby’s gender on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope.
Open the envelope as guests wait in anticipation for the big announcement or have an Aunt/Uncle or godparent share the thrilling news.
What’s In the Box?
Guests will be WOWED at your gift-wrapped present that just so happens to be so much more… Wrap our Surprise Box Continuous Flow Confetti Launcher in baby-themed wrapping paper. As the parents-to-be and party-goers surround the present area, pull up the lid of the Surprise Box and voila! The confetti products inside will fly up and flutter all around. Our continuous flow confetti launcher is easy to use and so much fun! Simply drop in tissue Flutter FETTI and add die cut hearts both available in baby pink, cerise (hot pink), baby blue, navy, or royal blue tissue colors.The smiles and cheers as the “present” is opened will make memories to last a lifetime.
These ideas will make your pop! Family and friends will love being a party of this special day. If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate your bundle of joy, check out Oh Baby! Guide to Hosting the Cutest Baby Shower.
Contact one of our talented Confettiologists Toll Free at 877-321-1999 (outside of the U.S. at 504-522-0300) and we’ll find the ideal product match to add the ultimate effect as you reveal the news on your new baby’s gender!
The bohemian bridal shower theme is perfect for a free-spirited bride-to-be. Dream up a botanical-inspired setting filled with colorful fabrics, throw pillows, and low tables resting atop scattered rugs. Combine rustic and Moroccan touches for a one of a kind bridal shower and memories to last a lifetime.
The Team at Flutter FETTI is here to help create a celebration filled with magic and excitement.Read on for tips from our team of experts.
DIY Flower Crowns
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Searching for an interactive yet non-traditional bridal shower activity? Guests can craft and wear their own flower crowns. Bonus: not only are the crowns fun to create, but they are wonderful photo props for the event!
How to Set Up Your Flower Crown Table
Whether you use a separate table or incorporate the crown making into the regular seating, you will need a few items:
Medium-sized fresh flowers such as daisies, ranunculus, dahlias, and roses.
Filler flowers and greens including baby’s breath, eucalyptus leaves, ferns, and ivy.
Cloth covered floral wire – Have guests take a piece of floral wire and form it into a circular shape so that it fits loosely around their head. Tape the circle closed with floral tape (see details on floral tape below). Pro Tip: Floral wire diameter is measured in gauges. The key is to remember the larger the gauge, the thinner and more manageable the wire.
Green floral tape – this tape not only camouflages the floral wire but also helps reinforce the attached flowers. Pro Tip:Stretching floral tape helps it stick to the tape itself and the materials you’re working with.
Make Your Own Scent Perfume Bar
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Perfume Bars are a fantastic way to let the creativity shine! Family and friends will love concocting their very own signature fragrance.Once completed, these scent-sational perfume bottles serve as a shower favor that will be used over and over again.
How to Set Up Your Perfume Bar
Labeled glass bottles with droppers are perfect for your carrier and essential oils (see suggestions below for idea combinations).
Carrier Oil – Carrier oils are vegetable oils made from the seeds, kernels, or nuts of plants
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An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled by steam or water from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant. Using the carrier oil as a base, guests can combine one or more essential oils as their signature scent. Pro Tip: Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way.
Another perfect addition to your boho bridal shower is our whimsical Flutter FETTI confetti launchers. Imagine the fun (and photo possibilities!) as family and friends shower the bride-to-be with whirling swirling FETTI.
Looking for other ways to make a huge impact and create a fabulous effect at your bridal shower and wedding? Visit our Wedding Confetti page for everything from unique wedding favors to confetti cannons.
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!
Every bride and groom-to-be are searching for a wedding reception location that takes their breath away. Long gone are the days that weddings had to take place in a church and the reception was held in a local hall afterwards.
Your reception venue can be anything from traditional to literally out in left field (baseball stadium style!) or anything in between.The Flutter FETTI Team has put together a compilation of the Top Ten Wedding Venues couples across the U.S. are booking to celebrate their special day.
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Wedding Reception Settings
Aquarium – Where better to celebrate your union than in front of your family, friends, and a school of brilliantly colored aquatic life?
Library – Historically classical, adorned with beautiful murals, mosaics, vaulted ceilings and timeless décor.
Winery – An excellent setting for intimate to large scale weddings. Family and friends will enjoy toasting the new couple with wine crafted from grapes surrounding your reception venue.Who can forget those spectacular vineyard views?
Private Home – There’s no place like home for your reception when a family member or friend has a lakefront cottage, country estate, or ski chalet.
Botanical Garden – Let nature’s beauty serve as your backdrop. Whether you’re dreaming of an afternoon reception among the seasonal blooms or an evening celebrating under the stars, Mother Nature will deliver!
Barn – The ultimate venue for a rustic wedding with elegant charm. Your barn reception setting offers equal parts history and charm in a modern day atmosphere.
Church – Holding your wedding ceremony and reception in the same location is convenient and budget friendly.Highlight tulle, fairy lights and paper lanterns for whimsical flair.
Beach – Salt air, sandy toes, sun kissed shoulders… Incorporate the soothingcolor palette of your surroundings into your celebration.
Tent – Planning an outdoor wedding, but need protection from potential elements during the reception? Tented receptions can be as glamorous or laid back as you wish.
Yacht – Many charters offer custom menus and beverage packages, elegant table settings and, last but not least, sunset views!
The possibilities are endless! First Dance – How about showering the bride and the groom with Metallic Fetti strips or Airless Metallic Streamers? So many brides use our airless products for the entrance into the reception, their first dance or their exit. Also, the Surprise box is very popular for their first dance.We recommend that they gift wrap and have it look like a present on the dance floor.
Once you’ve booked your reception location and exhaled a huge sigh of relief, remember that the Flutter FETTI Team is here to help make your wedding spectacular! Visit our Wedding Confetti page for elegant and festive options. Flutter FETTI’s wedding confetti and streamers make magic and memories. Contact one of our confettiologists toll-free at (877) 321-1999 for customized suggestions today!
Your child has been looking forward to celebrating their very own Bat or Bar Mitzvah for years. It’s a wonderful tradition, an opportunity for friends and family to participate in a very special occasion.
Yet when the responsibility falls on you to plan the party, it can be quite intimidating. Use these tips from the world-renowned celebration experts at Flutter FETTI® to ensure your party will be remembered for all the right reasons! Remember, the event is all about your child’s coming of age. Consider the planning from the point of view that it is their special day. Involve your child in the planning if you can – especially in selecting a theme for the party.
Speaking of which – why should you bother with a theme? It may seem like an unnecessary distraction, but it can actually make planning and deciding on venues, decoration, attire, and food much easier. Help your child arrive at their chosen party theme – whether it is a sport, a charity, a hobby, a historical event, or even a current affairs event – make sure you publicize the theme in the invites and share it with any catering and entertainment companies whose services you are retaining for the event.
Get the invitation list agreed upon before choosing the catering menu. This will make arriving at decisions on what foods to include much easier.
While we’re on the subject of invitations – here’s a handy checklist of the items you will need to decide on and include in your message:
The date of the party and the venue
If there is a favor list, or a charity to support in place of guests bringing favors
Theme and/or color scheme
Remember when deciding on the invitation list, that some of the most joyful occasions in your memory were inclusive times where you better got to know people that perhaps wouldn’t have been your first choice to make the list. Even if someone cannot attend, they will genuinely appreciate having had an invite. Make it clear that they shouldn’t feel under undue pressure to attend if they cannot make it.
Talk through other Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties you’ve attended with your child. What worked well, what things didn’t? Make notes. All wise people learn from the mistakes of others! A great party has lots of happy memories for everyone that attended.
Of course, don’t forget to add the magical power of Flutter FETTI® to make your event truly memorable. Did you know our website has a whole page dedicated to products that are perfect for Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties? The great thing about our handheld confetti launchers is that everyone gets to join in the fun! Not only does this make for wonderful photo opportunities, it is hard for anyone not to feel the energy and excitement caused by a wonderful shower of Flutter FETTI®. Young and old alike join in the laughter and dancing – it’s like uncorking bottled enthusiasm!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for kicking off the holiday season. 2015 marks the 89th annual parade and a staggering 3.5 million people in New York along with 50 million viewers at home will all be tuning in to enjoy the festivities. The Flutter FETTI Team has your must see sights for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for all that holiday confetti floating down from the skies! Can you guess where they get their confetti?
1. Snoopy & Woodstock Balloon – Charlie Brown’s favorite beagle has appeared in 38 parades. More than any other character!
2. Kool-Aid Man Balloon – Oh yeah! If the Kool-Aid Man was an actual pitcher of Kool-Aid, there would be over 10,000 gallons to share.
3. Spirit of America Dance Troupe – This 650 member dance troupe hails from all across the country and has been dancing the parade route for 29 years.
4. Happy Hippo Balloon – Everyone will want a hippopotamus for Christmas after seeing this recreation of the 1940 happy hippo balloon.
5. Cirque de Soliel’s Dreamseeker Float – This worldwide entertainment favorite provides an exclusive Thanksgiving Day parade performance.
6. Macy’s Great American Marching Band – Students from all 50 states make up this marching band. These talented musicians rehearse for just one week before the big parade!
7. The Santaland Express Locomotive and Coal Car Float – All aboard this 45 foot steam locomotive pulling a 28 foot long coal car filled with presents galore.
8. Hello Kitty Balloon – Hello Kitty is just purr-fect in size. She’s as high as a three story building and as wide as eight taxi cabs.
9. NYPD Marching Band – Strike up the band! New York City’s finest men and women in blue are always popular at the parade.
10. 1-2-3 Sesame Street Float – Want to know how to get to Sesame Street? Just watch for this float that has been showcased in the parade for 39 consecutive years.
11. Funny Fire Brigade Clowns with Fire Truck – Send in the clowns! These comical clowns struck their stuff down 34th Street.
12. Skylanders Eruptor Balloon– This Skylander “hot head” is glowing with delight and his 25 foot wide smile proves it!
13. Virginia Balloon – Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Watch Virginia float down 5th Avenue with her special letter for St. Nick in hand.
14. Angry Birds and Mario Balloons – These two balloons are new for 2015 and are favorite characters of kids around the world.
And last but certainly not least…
15.Santa and Mrs. Claus’ Sleigh – The moment we’ve all been waiting for, Santa and Mrs. Claus! Watch them bring holiday cheer to one and all. Did you know our Flutter FETTI products are used to make it “snow” as Santa arrives?