Queen Double High Air Bed Air Mattress for Your Next Party
Time to let you in on a little secret.... My most successful New Year's Eve party ever- EVER- owes a large part of its fabulosity to this inflatable mattress. It was not a sex party. Let me stop ya right there, you dirty thing you. Here's the scoop- I'd heard so many people complain for so long that NYE was too much pressure. They either didn't have a date or they didn't know what to wear or they DID know what to wear but their sassy new heels were causing blisters an hour after leaving the house or they got in a fight with their husband because he wouldn't admit he had to much to drink and wanted to drive.... blah blah blah. It's a night with a lot of hype but not a lot of fantastic success stories afterwards. I got sick of all that yapping. So I decided to throw a party with a twist. A Pajama Party. Yep. You could come dressed HOWEVER you wanted or usually wear when you go to sleep (with the disclaimer that any nude sleepers would have to submit polaroids first before gaining Full Monty clearance. For the visual protection of all.) The ladies who love to vamp it up could come in baby dolls and stilettos. The husbands who throw a fit when you try and get them out of the house twice a year could come in sweat pants and white undershirts. Flannel pajamas and cozy slippers were a favorite too. Basically, wear whatever you feel most comfortable in was the idea. Let all that come second to the drinkin' and the fun. Oh, that worked well. To say the least. Not only did it add huge entertainment value because of all the different directions people took it in, but people kept commenting on what a RELIEF it was to just feel comfortable all night long. Really, really comfortable. So that was good. Also good? The purchase of a couple of these air mattresses. Queen size is key. And while I put them on two-by-four pallets I quickly nailed together, I could have just as easily gone without that step. I tossed some colorful bedding and a ton of cushions on them, set a breakfast-in-bed type elevated tray in the center of each with hors d'oeuvres (sidenote: cereal bar was also a hit, as was the gourmet popcorn- think slumber party snacks) and voila! The place was transformed into a giant bedroom. Best of all, guests were told ahead of time they were welcome to crash there after and avoid the drive home. Which many did. One of the best nights ever. And have since re-used those air mattresses for everything from camping trips to out-of-town holiday guests to napping zones in the backyard for the kids. Love these.
i know it's supposed to go on cake... but i have other ideas!
Oh what an AWESOME DIY project for your haunted house or Halloween party!
I just love these for a variety of applications. Grab some clear cones (sold separately) and let your creativity run wild with colorful, crazy or simply elegant hors d'oeuvres. Would be GREAT for a beer tasting event. Check ou... I just love these for a variety of applications. Grab some clear cones (sold separately) and let your creativity run wild with colorful, crazy or simply elegant hors d'oeuvres. Would be GREAT for a beer tasting event. Check out all the various versions- starting with single holders and going up, up, up- on the JP Prince site. I included a picture of some others and of the clear cone inserts here.
Media | Events * Meetings * Marketing * Style * Strategy * Ideas FREE ONLINE INSPIRATION! BizBash is an event planners' magazine with individual online editions covering all major cities in the US. Their showcases of all... Media | Events * Meetings * Marketing * Style * Strategy * Ideas FREE ONLINE INSPIRATION! BizBash is an event planners' magazine with individual online editions covering all major cities in the US. Their showcases of all the big events and small fabulous parties from coast-to-coast has long been one of my top sources for free ideas and inspiration for both party planning AND home decor and design. They show so many amazing and innovative things that can be replicated easily and cheaply for your own applications AND have a great searchable resource/supplier link as well. Or order their venue catalog for reference. Really, really great site. Play around in here for awhile and you will find things that make your next backyard party or major fundraiser rock. Some quick examples- I got a great idea from a NY city party they featured- put game boards (like Monopoly) on acrylic service trays and use hors d'oeuvres as playing piecces. Or serve egg rolls stacked in cigar boxes. And I once snagged a tip from a picture they had to use at a Studio 54-themed event- order edible holographic glitter from a bakery supply site and roll round appetizers (like crab balls or cheesecake bites) in it. Serve on a mirror. They look just like mini disco balls. See? I told ya you'd like it.