Brandon is one of our ah-mazing designers at Pear Tree and enjoys creating kids’ cards that are engaging and unique. Some of his favorite categories to design for are Halloween Invitations, Kids Birthday Invitations and Kids Valentine’s Day Cards. Brandon is still very young at heart and likes to teach kids how to use their imaginations to create illustrations.So, this year Brandon made it his personal goal to hold a class and create some activities for kids around drawing. He settled on drawing different kinds of monsters. He began by finding a location to host the class and then started developing posters, flyer handouts, a newspaper ad and website artwork to announce the class. Brandon and Michelle, another amazing Pear Tree designer, went around schools to hand out the flyers to teachers and hang the posters at local activity centers. Brandon put in a lot of hard work organizing and preparing the activities for kids. Continue reading
In honor of Halloween, the Pear Tree Greetings’ team hosted a Halloween treat day at the office. All team members were asked to search on Pinterest to find an ooey-gooey treat to share. See the Halloween food ideas we created, and let us know which spooky treat looks best!
Top Left: Brandon’s Eyeball Guacamole; Top Right: Dani’s Bloody Jello; Bottom Left: Tyler’s Witches Broomsticks; Bottom Right: Brianna’s Spider Dip
How’s this for a sweet Halloween party idea? Candy corn is such a cute and colorful mainstay of Halloween that it can inspire lots of kids’ Halloween party ideas. No scary monsters or wicked witches to freak out the little ones, just yummy goodness and bright colors to use for food and decorating ideas.
Our Sweet Treat Halloween Party Invitations set the theme and get the party started. Check out our Candy Corn Halloween Party Ideas Pinterest board for candy corn garland, a Do-It-Yourself banner and a table centerpiece idea.
We also found a few different dessert ideas, layered to look like candy corn, which add to the colorful décor: cheesecake mousse, ice cream cones, marshmallow snacks, or milkshakes. You can even make a candy-corn costume for the guest of honor, or hats for all the party guests! With a little imagination, it’s not hard to come up with Halloween party ideas to fit your candy corn theme.
Watch for more Halloween party ideas on our blog, and don’t forget to shop for Halloween Invitations to get your candy corn party started!
Whether you’re looking for kids’ pirate party ideas for Halloween or for any time of year, this pirate party from celebrations.com looks like a swashbuckling good time. And it all starts with the unexpected arrival of a pirate mask Halloween party invitation in the mail—talk about building excitement ahead of time! The text on the invitation can be changed to work for either a Halloween party or a birthday party, and the colors are a great starting point for all of your kids pirate party ideas.
Red and black were used throughout the party, from the food to the decorations, to keep the theme simple and impactful. Each guest had a pirate name skull & crossbones decal to make them feel part of the gang. Gold “treasure” in the form of candy favors and serving trays made fun accents.
Pumpkin Carving Party
I like to carve pumpkins for Halloween—so much so, that when my kids were younger, I’d let all three of them carve their own pumpkins and then I’d buy an extra one for myself so that I could carve my own. That’s four pumpkins-worth of slimy, stringy, orange-y goop getting flung around my kitchen. I’ve always thought that if you’re going to make a mess, you might as well go all the way.
But that’s nothing. One of my team members here at Pear Tree has a neighbor who throws a pumpkin carving party every year for the whole neighborhood. They clean out their heated garage, put up some orange lights and Halloween decorations, and line the floor with a plastic tarp. (Wish I’d thought of that.) They provide the kid-friendly carving tools, but it’s BYOP—Bring Your Own Pumpkin.
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.
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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What 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.
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!