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October 2016


It’s time for the 2016 Annual Halloween Popcorn Box Party Party hosted by Laura Kelly from Me And My INKlings! This year I am sharing a ghost made with white felt.



It started out looking like this. I call it ghost skin. The pumpkins are made with Laura’s pumpkin die that she designed for Ellison Education.

Ta Da!


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Happy Halloween,

Olympic Themed Birthday Party


Whether you’re watching the opening ceremony or cheering on your favorite event, the Olympics are the perfect opportunity to throw a festive themed party. This year for my brother’s 30th birthday, I decided to put together an olympic themed party with my sister-in-law. Oriental Trading has a variety of olympic themed products that are perfect for any event. Let’s grab our supplies and get started.

What You’ll Need:
Plush Patriotic Snakes
– Large American Flags
– Small American Flags on Wooden Sticks
– Inflatable Patriotic Body Boppers
– Patriotic Pails
– Blue Striped Paper Straws
– Red, White & Blue Pennant Banner
– Patriotic Nomad Sunglasses
– Stars & Stripes Bandanas
– Stars & Stripes Baseball Caps
– Stars & Stripes Kick Balls
– Patriotic Bean Bag Toss Game
– Red Swirl Pops

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Every Olympic party must have some patriotic accessories for guests to wear. These Patriotic Nomad Sunglasses and Stars & Stripes Baseball Caps were a huge hit at the party.

Decorating for the party was so easy using a number of Oriental Trading’s patriotic themed products. I decorated the yard with Large American FlagsSmall American Flags on Wooden Sticks, and Red, White & Blue Pennant Banners. The games were also a huge hit! The kids loved to play the Patriotic Bean Bag Toss Game with Stars & Stripes Kick Balls, and the adults loved using the Inflatable Patriotic Body Boppers.

A delicious meal and treats were served to guests all guests as well. My sister-in-law made some patriotic cake pops and the kids enjoyed Red Swirl Pops for dessert.

The kids were entertained with this Patriotic Bean Bag Toss Game from Oriental Trading. It was so much fun to see who could win the most points and to practice number recognition.

Another game to keep the kids entertained is playing a game called Hide N’ Snake. We hid Plush Patriotic Snakes around the yard. The children had to find all the snakes and count how many snakes they found. It was definitely one of their favorite things of the evening.

What part is complete without a fun adult game using Inflatable Patriotic Body Boppers? These boppers were a huge hit and a lot of fun too! Next time you’re planning an Olympic-themed party be sure to check out all of the patriotic products from Oriental Trading.

Happy Planning,