Holly Jolly Holiday Party Ideas

Holiday Party Ideas

Fa la la la la! It’s our favorite time of the year! One filled with hot cocoa, crisp weather, gift giving and yummy treats. And of course, lots of holiday party ideas!

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6 Easy Holiday Food Ideas

Holiday Food Ideas

Happy Holidays! You know what that means? It’s time to adorn the tree, decorate the house, hang up the lights, shop for gifts, order your Christmas cards and feed 20 guests for Christmas dinner. Eeek! We’ve put our heads together and found 6 easy holiday sweets & snacks that will make your to-do list a little easier.

Rudolph’s Rice Krispie Treats
Simply dip pre-made or homemade Rice Krispie bars in melted chocolate. We used chocolate flavored candy melts in red and cocoa colors. Just melt them in a small bowl and start dipping! To finish them off, add sprinkles or peppermint candies to give your treats a more festive look. This treat is one of the easiest holiday food ideas for kids (or Rudolph) because they’re easy to grab.

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Halloween Food Ideas


It’s an annual event—Pear Tree employees’ get-together to celebrate the spooktacular Halloween Holiday. Start planning your Halloween party by gathering the Halloween invitations, party decorations and Halloween food ideas. We’ve brainstormed, pinned and pulled out all of our creativity to bring you the best Halloween food ideas ever. So keep reading, if you dare!

Lost Zombie Eye


Find your favorite cheese ball recipe and prepare it on an eye-shaped plate! We used an Oreo for the pupil and pull and peel licorice for the eye veins. This lost eye will spook your guests at your Halloween gathering.

Popcorn Potion

This popcorn potion is easy to make! We've found the best Hallween food ideas for your holiday gathering!

This popcorn is an easy sweet treat for any get-together. Pop white popcorn, drizzle melted white chocolate over the top, add Halloween sprinkles, crushed Oreos, and candy corn. Mix it up, chill it for 5 minutes and your Popcorn Potion is ready to serve. Your guests will be snacking on this treat all night long. Continue reading

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5 Gender Reveal Ideas: This idea is easy and a fan favorite! Pop white popcorn, drop a little food coloring into melted white chocolate chips, drizzle it over the top, and then mix. It’s a perfect snack for a gender reveal party.

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Nautical Invitations Show Their Stripes

What’s better than having all your friends with you, at a party, near the water? Whether you’re planning a dinner party, bridal or baby shower, wedding or rehearsal dinner, we’ve got nautical invitations to fit the event perfectly. See each unique collection for more ideas, including tropical looks and destination themes.
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Dinner Party Invitations

Seafood is the main course and these party invitations will let everyone know that bibs are required.

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Bridal Shower Invitations

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Go West! Cowboy Party Ideas

One of our most popular birthday themes for boys and girls is a cowboy party or western party. Whether you live in a Western state or your child only dreams of horses and happy trails, a cowboy/cowgirl party is easy and fun to plan. From the decorations to the menu to the activities, there are so many cowboy party ideas out there you’ll have a hard time picking your favorites.

It all starts with the invitations, of course, since it’s important to let the little cowpokes know what to expect. Pear Tree has a whole collection of cowboy and western kids’ birthday invitations to choose from. Here are four of our newest. And be sure to check out the matching kids’ party decorations.
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Play Ball! Baseball Party Ideas

Play Ball! Baseball Party Ideas

It’s summertime, which means baseball is back on top as one of the most popular birthday party themes for kids. Whether you’re organizing a t-ball game in the back yard or going to watch a major league game, these baseball party ideas will tie the party together and get your guests ready to play ball.
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Pear Tree’s baseball birthday invitations set the tone, and you can choose to add a photo or not. And if your party is at home, our kids’ party decorations will be a big hit with your guests.
Baseball Party Decorations

Personalize our Have A Ball Table Decor and Favor Tags with your child’s name and birthday messages. Hang them like garland, sprinkle them on tables or poke them into centerpieces. When it’s all over, our Baseball All Star Address Labels and Hope You Had A Ball Thank You Cards make the post-game-wrap-up easy.

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New Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

We’re as excited as your kids will be over these new kids’ birthday party ideas. The collection includes birthday invitations for all types of kids, no matter what their interests. And be sure to look for the matching party decorations to pull the whole look together in a flash.

New party ideas for girls
From sweet to sassy, our new girls’ birthday invitations will appeal to every type of girl.
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5 Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

They grow up so fast, don’t they? Another year has passed, and it’s time once again to plan your little boy’s birthday party. But, no worries, our 5 most popular birthday party ideas for boys are packed with ways to make it special. Take your cue from your little guy and pick a party theme that he’s interested in, such as cars, animals or superheroes. You can go crazy with decorations or scale it back, depending on budget and time, but these party ideas will give you plenty of places to start.

1. Shark attack! Our Shark Mask Kids Birthday Invitation inspired the entire theme for this birthday party. From the food ideas to the decorations to the colors, it was a hit. Mom, Christy, ordered matching Shark Table Decor, hung up a fishing net and stuck the decor to the netting. She served shark-shaped sandwiches and ocean-themed cake pops. Each child received a shark invitation and there were extras at the party they could use as masks. Finally, Christy made hammerhead-shaped goodie bags for the kids to bring home. *No kids were attacked by a shark during this party.*
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4th of July Food Ideas

4th of July food ideas
We did it again. We had another 4th of July treat day in the office to put our co-workers’ cooking, baking and creativity skills to the test! (Click to see ideas from 2014 and 2013 treat days.) And, we must say, we are pretty excited to share these new 4th of July food ideas with you. They are simple to make, and you can bring them to your upcoming gathering to impress your friends and family.

We started the party with drinks to cool everyone down, using an idea we saw in the Hy-Vee magazine. We put raspberries and blueberries into ice cube trays and froze them overnight. We had sparkling water for our refreshment, but you could easily use lemonade or a favorite flavor of juice. We poured the drinks in mason jars and added our Red Striped Paper Straws for the patriotic touch.
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For a main course meal we served a classic favorite, pulled pork sandwiches. For added fun, we personalized our Dots & Chevrons Cupcake Flags with red, white and blue and added a Happy 4th of July message.
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Then, we made two pasta sides. One in the shape of the American flag and one using the patriotic colors of red, white and blue. The first pasta salad had one layer of bow tie noodles, and then used mini pepperonis for the red in the flag and cut up mozzarella cheese in cubes for the white in the flag. Black olives became the star portion and the whole salad was dressed with Italian dressing. It was delish!
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