Go batty with Halloween party ideas

Everyone loves a good Halloween party and they’ll be thrilled to come to yours when they see this Bat Eyes Beware Halloween invitation in the mail. Our friends at celebrations.com used our Halloween invitation to inspire these bat theme Halloween party ideas that are family friendly, “frightfully fun and not overdone.” The invitation (and we have several Halloween invitations to choose from) inspired the Halloween party ideas, from bat decorations to fang-embellished cupcakes to vampire mocktails.
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At the table, spooky bat shapes and bat eyes decorated the placemats, drink glasses and serving trays. Black napkins and black & white polka dots added to the décor, with yellow and orange candycorn used as accent colors.
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Warning: Greasy Guts Salad may be harmful to your health

Halloween gift tag ideas from #peartreegreetings! #halloween #partyIt’s never too early to start planning your spooktacular Halloween party, and it’s hard to say what is my favorite part. I love going over the top with decorations and pouring over Halloween invitations to find just the right one. Then there are the Halloween party food ideas. That’s where your creativity can really blossom. Really, it’s just about being gross, something that comes easily to me!

I start by making a list of basic needs: beverage, main dish, salad, dessert. Then I find recipes that are easy to make for a crowd and try to come up with a creative name for them. If I run out of ideas, a quick Internet search turns up hundreds of fun Halloween party food ideas.

Swamp juice (lime flavored punch with gummy worms hanging over the edge of the bowl), Greasy Guts (spaghetti salad), Cryogenic Eyeballs (frozen grapes on a stick), Gravedigger Cupcakes (frosting topped with cookie crumbs)—see, it’s easy! Just let your imagination run wild.

But what fun is coming up with these cool names if I’m the only one who knows them? This year, I’m going to use some of our creepy Eye Got You personalized stickers to label my creations and let everyone see what a genius I am. I’ll order them blank and use them to call attention to my popsicle stick labels. EYE-catching!

Conveniently, I can order matching Eye Got You Halloween invitations and Eye Got You Halloween address labels at Pear Tree. And, just like that, my whole party is planned. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Keep reading our blog for more Halloween party ideas.

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Halloween invitationsWhat do you do for a little boy’s October birthday? Are there Halloween birthday ideas that aren’t Halloween-y? Three-year-old Alexander is at the perfect age for a trip to a pumpkin farm, complete with a petting zoo, corn maze, jumping castle and lots of other great fall activities for kids.

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Fall photo ideas for creative cards

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From picking apples, to carving pumpkins, to the annual Thanksgiving touch football game, our customers had some very creative ways to capture the season in a photo card. Here are some of our favorite fall photo ideas:  Continue reading

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Mommy Cards go Trick or Treating

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A customer of ours moved to a new neighborhood in the fall. She had her mommy cards, complete with contact info and her child’s photo already made (her first wise move), but proved she was a genius when she came up with the brilliant idea of taking them along Trick-or-Treating with her child on Halloween. After all, what other time of year is it acceptable to ring every doorbell in the neighborhood and introduce yourself? When she met someone she wanted to connect with, such as a family with kids her own child’s age or, better yet, a potential babysitter, rather than engage in a long conversation (not possible with a giant ladybug tugging at your sleeve to move on) she dropped off a mommy calling card. It was a great way to say, “I’d like to get to know you.” Kudos to you, Mommy. Our customers are the smartest!

In addition to mommy cards, be sure to check out our Halloween photo cards and Halloween invitations. And for more Halloween ideas, keep reading our blog.

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Great Halloween Ideas – One Family’s Tradition

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I have discovered a holiday that offers great photo ops for kids and have claimed it for my own—Halloween. Ever since my son was born, I have managed to keep the tradition of sending Halloween photo cards every year. I seem to have a bit more time then, before the end-of-the-year activities accelerate into high gear. My family and friends enjoy, and now expect, my personalized Halloween card the week before Halloween.

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Sharing Fall photos with photo cards

Fall Photo Ideas
Here at Pear Tree our team members come from all over the country, and it seems that no matter where we’re from, fall is one of our favorite times of the year. Is it the colorful foliage? The crisp weather? The new clothes? Or are we all just ready for a change of pace after our summer vacations? Whatever the reason, fall is the subject of many of our most-loved photos, and our best photo card ideas.

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Address labels? Or Halloween treat tags?

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One of our favorite ways to use our Halloween address labels is on our kids’ Halloween treats. If you’re looking for kids Halloween party ideas at school, Pear Tree address labels or personalized stickers are a great way to customize your treats. And if you are hosting a Halloween party, you can also use them to seal your treat bags, or just to decorate them. Keep it simple and use small lunch bags. The kids can color them, decorate them with stickers and add a spooktacular Halloween message.

Look for Halloween personalized stickers and Halloween address labels to match all of our Halloween invitations. And keep reading our blog for more kids Halloween party ideas!

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Halloween Photo Ideas

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Over the years, we have learned a few things about taking photos for our annual Halloween photo cards. First, the Halloween photography session at our home is short, since the fun factor never lasts as long as we hope. We think it’s best to take this photo (1) after the kids have napped/rested, (2) earlier in the day rather than later and (3) in the first few minutes after they get into their costumes. Of course it helps tremendously if they love their costumes, and that nothing is poking or scratching or binding. We also try not to put them in their costumes too often before this day, so as not to wear out the excitement. It’s probably a 2-person (minimum) job – one person to entertain and the other to point and click.

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Halloween Trick or Treating Tips!

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Halloween will soon be here. Are you ready? I think this year might be my last year of being able to stay home, hand out candy and relax. I feel I’ll be a nervous wreck next year when my son will actually be old enough to go trick-or-treating. Will he be warm enough? Do I really let him eat all of that candy? Should he eat any of that candy? Will he even enjoy or understand trick-or-treating?

Normally I’m not this paranoid…I think I’m just coming to terms with my baby being all grown up! Must be time for another…ha.

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