Halloween party ideas

At Pear Tree Greetings, we love to celebrate Halloween and love to throw parties. Below are Halloween party ideas that focus on Halloween invitations and what delicious Halloween food ideas pair well with that invite. This is a fun way to carry the theme from the invitation to what you serve at your party. Here are 7 of our favorite combinations of invites + spooky foods.

1. My mummy says it all. This combination pairs our Spooky Eyes Halloween invitation with mummy hot dogs. It can be served as an appetizer as the guests arrive. It’s an easy recipe that includes only 3 ingredients: hot dogs, crescent rolls and mustard. Here is the full recipe.
Halloween party ideas

2. Witch’s night out. Witches are a signature theme for Halloween and this Flying Witch Silhouette Halloween invitation pairs perfectly with these witch’s broomstick Halloween treats. All you need are Reese’s Miniatures and pretzel sticks. Simple!
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Couples’ Shower Ideas: I Do BBQ

Guest post by Molly Suedbeck from Suburban Events (Read her bio below.)

I had asked my sister-in-law if we could throw her and her future husband a couples’ wedding shower. Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with couples’ shower ideas, especially a theme. I wanted to try and find a happy medium where the future bride and groom didn’t feel like the party theme was geared more towards one than the other. After talking with her about it, she thought a BBQ theme would be perfect and I couldn’t have agreed more! I used Pear Tree Greetings’ I Do BBQ Bridal Shower Invitations to set the theme.
Couples shower ideas

As guests walked into the front entrance, they were greeted by pictures of the happy couple, strung with twine, across an old six panel door. This is a great way to incorporate the couple’s engagement photos that are rarely seen by friends and family.
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My Little Ladybug Kids Birthday Party Ideas

When I was thinking about kids’ birthday party ideas for my three year old daughter, Brittan, I knew I wanted something fun and colorful. Once I saw the Little Ladybug Kids Birthday Invitation at Pear Tree Greetings, I knew that this would be the perfect theme!
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas

I started by putting together the color palette for the party (with lots of pink, of course). I used twisted streamers to add a touch of color to the backdrop of the table, and used pieces from the Little Ladybug Table Décor Kids Party Decorations to add color to the backdrop.
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas
These ladybug kids birthday party ideas will inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #ladybug #birthdaypartyideas

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Art-Themed Kids Birthday Party Ideas

When I was looking for kids birthday party ideas for my 5 year old daughter, Kamryn, I knew I needed to have an art-themed birthday party! Kamryn will spend hours drawing and coloring, so it was easy to convince her of the party theme. I started by choosing the Colorful Paint Tray Kids Birthday Party Invitations from Pear Tree Greetings. The invitation fits perfectly with the theme. You can choose a different color for the front and back of the invitation, but I really liked the colors and chose to leave them as shown on the website.Use these kids birthday party ideas to inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #party #art

I wanted a backdrop for the tablescape and decided that a chalkboard would work perfectly. I then used stencils to create words on the board and colored in with chalk.
Use these kids birthday party ideas to inspire your next party! #kidsbirthday #peartreegreetings #party #art

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Featured Favorite: First Birthday Ideas

Real cards (and parties!) created by real people like you!

This month’s Featured Favorite is sharing fun first birthday ideas with you! Mom, Ashley, wanted to throw her one-year-old, Kalla, a unicorn-themed birthday party. Ashley personalized our Magic Unicorn Mask Kids Birthday Invitation and told us, “When I saw the magical unicorn birthday invites on Pear Tree’s website, I knew I had found the theme for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. I absolutely loved the whimsical idea of unicorns and bright colors.”
Use these first birthday ideas to inspire your party! #unicorn #peartreegreetings #birthdayparty

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Featured Favorite: Superhero Party Ideas

Cards you created. Ideas we love.

This month’s Featured Favorite is Allison who wanted a superhero themed birthday party for her son, Teddy. She chose our He’s a Superhero Mask Kids Birthday Invitation to kick off the superhero party ideas and set the tone for the birthday. Allison was able to personalize the card with ‘T’ for Teddy and change the colors. She also picked a unique invitation that doubles as a mask that the invitees can play with at home, which sets the stage for how fun this party is going to be.
Superhero party ideas from one of our customers! See how she pulled the party together #superhero #birthday #partyideas #peartreegreetings2014-08-03-18.33.58-compressor

Calling all Superheroes! Report to Teddy’s 2nd birthday party right away. No need to bring your mask and cape, we’ve got you covered.

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Girls’ Birthday Party Ideas: Monster Theme!

This little birthday girl, Whitley, is such a sweetie and can make your heart melt with just one look into those big blue eyes. Her parents joke that she can also be a little stinker, getting into mischief and keeping them constantly on their toes. So, for Whitley’s 1st birthday party, her mom, Andrea, knew just which theme to go with – little monsters!
Monster-themed kids birthday party ideas #peartreegreetings #monster #birthday

Andrea picked out the My Little Monsters in Purple Kids Birthday Invitations and used pink and purple as the theme for her little girl’s birthday party ideas.
Monster-themed kids birthday party ideas #peartreegreetings #monster #birthday

To celebrate springtime in Minnesota, this first birthday party was held outdoors. The front door was decorated as a one-eyed monster and there were various tables set up for gifts, food, and areas for guests to sit. Andrea had ordered Monster Bash Kids Party Decorations and personalized them with pink to match the invitation. Big sister, Mylah (4), was in charge of sticking the party decor to the garage doors while Andrea stuck them to the tables.
Monster-themed kids birthday party ideas #peartreegreetings #monster #birthday
Monster-themed kids birthday party ideas #peartreegreetings #monster #birthday

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4th of July Food Ideas

Treat day in the office! These are some of our favorite days to see what our co-workers can craft up in the kitchen. This treat day was themed red, white and blue in honor of the upcoming holiday, Independence Day. Here are a few of our 4th of July food ideas that are easy to make and add to the colorful decor!

1. Layered Drinks: to achieve this look fill your cup with ice and pour in lemonade, fruit punch and Gatorade. Be sure to pour slowly and you can read more information here. Add a fun straw to top it off!
4th of July Food Ideas: Layered Drinks #4thofJuly #partyideas #foodideas #peartreegreetings

2. American Flag Dip: this idea is easy to do as well! Cut up red peppers to make stripes, add humus to be the white stripes, and blue corn chips for the blue area. Such a fun and patriotic idea your guests will adore.
4th of July Food Ideas: American Flag Dip #4thofJuly #partyideas #foodideas #peartreegreetings

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Summer Party Ideas: Bright and Colorful Invitations for Every Party

Planning a big summer party or a neighborhood or family event? Whether you have a theme in mind or not, these party invitations will inspire plenty of colorful summer party ideas. Don’t like the color scheme? Most of them let you pick the colors!

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Graduation Party Ideas from a recent Featured Favorite

Cards you created. Ideas we love.

It all started when, Kristin, the mom of a grad sent a message that left us teary eyed, “I just received my order and I have sat at my desk crying for 10 minutes because my daughter’s graduation invitations are so beautiful and perfect.” With that comment we just had to know more about her daughter and what kind of party she was planning so we reached out to see if she would like to be one of our Featured Favorites. She gladly accepted and we featured her daughter’s graduation announcement along with her story. After talking further with Kristin, we asked if she would share photos from her daughter’s graduation party, and again she gladly accepted :). Kristin sent us the graduation party photos saying, “It was a HUGE success and the talk of the town!” We are excited to share her graduation party ideas with you!

Morgan had a joint graduation party with her two friends. They took photos of the three girls and chose to use our Trifold Dots Graduation Invitation. They coordinated the colors in the invitation to match their clothing. What beautiful seniors!These seniors had a joint graduation party! Read about their unique graduation party ideas! #peartreegreetings #graduationpartyideas #graduationparty

Each grad had their own table, set up with her personal accomplishments and photos. We loved the light-up initials!
These seniors had a joint graduation party! Read about their unique graduation party ideas! #peartreegreetings #graduationpartyideas #graduationparty These seniors had a joint graduation party! Read about their unique graduation party ideas! #peartreegreetings #graduationpartyideas #graduationparty

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