Arabian Nights Party Decor By Metro-Events

Want a fun and cultured theme for your party?  consider an Arabian Nights theme! This theme is glamorous, colorful and unexpected ~ perfect!arabian.jpg

The Arabian Nights Party Invitations are available on both Metro-Event’s Zazzle shop and Metro-Events on Etsy. Choose either prints or Digital files to print yourself.
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Arabian Nights Themed party ideas any kind of event including corporate events, birthday themed parties, Mehndi party, Bollywood theme party, weddings, Bar mitzvah, anniversary, bridal showers and sweet sixteen parties.
Metro-Events carries a wide variety of party supplies and favors including: party posters, stickers, food and candy, thank you cards and much more!

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A party of pure imagination – Chocolate Factory Party By Metro-Events

Come with Metro-Events and you’ll be in a party of pure imagination! Throw the most delicious party EVER!!!! Throw your own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party with party supplies and decorations. So many ideas and so little time for them all! Who doesn’t love chocolate?

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Chocolate Factory Birthday Party Decorations

Digital Party Supplies, invitations, party favors and more! Imagine the smiles and fun your child with have with this bright and tasty chocolate factory party!
I created these party supplies because growing up “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” was one of my favorite movies. I use to dream of walking alongside Willy Wonka through his amazingly delicious chocolate factory and now anyone can do that with these party decorations.
Get your own golden ticket to give to your special guest so they know they are in for a tasty treat before arriving at your Chocolate factory party!
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Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas and Supplies By Metro-Events

I Saw A Butterfly, Way Up In The Sky With Beautiful Wings, It Flew Right By…These awesome Butterfly Party Supplies!
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No need to flutter about looking for what you need when you can shop from home and have discount Butterfly Party Supplies sent directly to your door. Butterfly Party Supplies are perfect for girls of all ages. The pastel spring style pattern features sweet butterflies with outstandingly beautiful wings, surrounded by colorful spring flowers. Pick up some coordinating paper plates, paper cups, custom cookies, invitations and more!
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Choose from printed custom party supplies or digital files available on Metro-Events party shop.
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These butterfly party supplies are available only with Metro-Event.com

Denim and Diamonds Party Supplies and Favors

Denim and Diamonds Party Supplies and Favors, this party collection can be customized for any type of party: Birthday, Bridal shower, Bachelorette Party, Wedding or just a gathering with friends.

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I really like this party collection, the idea came a friend of mine it’s a really versatile set of party decorations. The party collection offers the best way to throw a party that is both glitzy and entertaining! Have guests show up in diamond studded blue jeans or denim formal wear to match your party’s theme! The sparkling bling you’ve used to decorate your space will wow guests upon entering the room, as they eagerly show off their new denim and diamond look to friends.

The Denim and Diamonds Party Invitations are available on both Metro-Event’s Zazzle shop and Metro-Events on Etsy. Choose either prints or Digital files to print yourself.

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Also available are custom party banners, thank you cards, custom cookies, party gifts, party favors and many other party decorations and supplies.

Bridal Shower, Invitations, Party Favors and Supplies

Floral, Bright bridal shower decorations are the key to creating a fabulous party honoring any bride-to-be. Get ideas and inspiration from metro-events wide collection of bridal shower decorations.

Customized printed or Digital file Bridal shower invitations are available at Metro-Events:
Bright Floral Bridal Shower Invitations

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A bridal shower should celebrate the bride’s personality and character When considering a theme for the shower, make a list of all the bride-to-be’s loves. Then coordinate the bridal shower favors with the bridal shower decor! Before you even know it you created an amazingly romantic dreamland with just a few thoughtful details.
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Hollywood Party Favors and Supplies By Metro-Events

Hooray for Hollywood! I spent quite a few years living in California, once upon a time I worked in Hollywood so this design is near and dear to my heart. This is a great party option for sweet sixteen, teen parties, bachelorette party or a special event.

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Since all of the party designs that are created by Metro-Events are custom, you have the option to change any of the text/wording that you want. On Metro-Events website and Metro-Events on Zazzle there are many items to choose from. Invitations, custom treats, party favors, thank you cards, custom party cups, custom paper plates, party banners and much more including gifts!

This Hollywood party set is available in both pink and red.

Hawaiian Luau Party Favors and Supplies by Metro-Events

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A bit of a different twist to a timeless theme. I have been wanting to design a luau themed party for quite a long time now but I wanted it to be different from what is available. Most party supplies that I see are really bright colors with the common tiki and hibiscus flowers. Although I do love the bright colors that are commonly used for luau parties I wanted to offer something that could give an alternative to the bright colors since everyone has different things that they like.

Metro-Events on Zazzle offers: address labels, thank you cards, envelopes, napkins, cups, paper plates and more!

If you prefer to print invitations yourself, Metro-events does have offer printable files available as well through our Etsy shop:

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Metro-Events Offers More Printed options on Zazzle

Metro-Events Zazzle store has grown nearly 10x what it was 2 months ago! Check out our new products: MetroEvents

Find tons of party supplies: Paper cups, Paper plates, Postage, Envelopes, Invitations, Party favors, Posters banners and more!

There are also new party designs: Pin-up girl, Bridal showers, Arabian nights and many others.

Printable Party Files: Instructions and Hints Entry Number One!

Some may be reluctant to get printable party files for a birthday or baby shower because they don’t know what to do to put this stuff together or they think it’s going to be a lot more work then they want to put forth. I admit the first time that I put a printable party kit together it was a lot of work… The outcome wasn’t as awesome as I had hoped either.

My first party kit... it wasn't awful but I know learned better ways of getting the job done.
My first party kit, fairy party… it wasn’t awful but  learned better ways of getting the job done.

I have learned, after creating over a dozen of these better ways of doing this. Printable parties are awesome because they allow customizations, they are unique and they are not factory produced. This is one of the reasons I started designing them. This fairy party kit is now discontinued from my shop, I have since become a better graphic designer and I feel this isn’t my best work though I really loved it at the time.

Printable parties don’t have to be extremely time consuming to put together and they don’t have to cost a fortune. You don’t need a professional party person. If you are on a budget you can still throw a fabulous party! Here are some hint’s to help out.

  1.  Figure out what you need. At Metro-Event.com I offer a ton of items but you do not have to get a full kit, honestly as I have put kits together I realized that printing everything that I have in the kit can actually be quite wasteful. Not everything is used. You can get a smaller party kit through the metro-events party shop where you can choose your own kit by using the “Build Your Own Kit“. Here is how it works:
    1. Choose the number of items that you want out of the 29 party printables that are available.
    2. Purchase the number kit that corresponds with the items that you would like, for example: If you wanted an invitation, cupcake toppers, thank you card & favor tags this would be a 4 item kit.
    3. Once you purchase the kit send an email to purchases@metro-designs.com stating the items that you want in your party kit along with the information that you want on the custom designs.
      THAT’S IT! WAIT FOR THE EMAIL FROM METRO-EVENTS THAT WILL CONTAIN YOUR CUSTOM PARTY FILES.
  2. Get the tools that you need for creating the party. Tools are EVERYTHING! If you try to cut everything with scissors it will make your hand hurt and take forever. The following are the recommended tools that help create these wonderful parties!
    1. For the 2″ favor tags use a 2″ hole punch: Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon that can be used online if you don’t have a store near you, this coupon makes all of these items affordable: 2″ hole punch at Hobby Lobby

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      2″ hole punch from Hobby Lobby.
    2. For the 3″ cup labels use a 3″ hole punch: 3″ hole punch at hobby lobby

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      3″ hole punch from Hobby Lobby.
    3. For large circles use a large circle cutter, I have found that the Martha Stewart circle cutter works best. This circle cutter does take a little bit of getting use to so I recommend drawing some different sized circles on pieces of paper to practice using the tool. If you try using it on your prints you may ruin your prints and have to spend more money re-printing the party designs, once you have learned how to use the tool it’s easy. Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter.

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      Large Circle Cutter from Hobby Lobby.
    4. For straight cut party designs you can use scissors however if you have a paper cutter that is less stress on your hands. I am not a huge fan of paper cutters myself because I can’t seem to get the designs cut close to the edge. I prefer to use a ruler, x-acto knife and cutting board. I learned how to use these when I was in college learning graphic design and yes I have tried to cut my finger off a couple of times so you have to pay attention to what you are doing! This is the best for me personally however I am a picky graphic artist that needs my prints to be perfect. So if you are a perfectionist like me learn how to use a ruler and x-acto knife!
    5. If you get a party banner there are number of ways to put these together… I have tried them all! You will need a regular hole punch to punch holes at the end of the pendants or a x-acto blade to slice slits. Here are options to adhesive them together. You can make the banner a little bit stronger and add extra design to it by cutting pieces of scrapbook paper a little large then the pendant triangles and paste the 2 pieces together. If you have a Cricut cutter they do carry a pendant cartridge, this is the easiest way to cut background paper. For gluing the 2 pieces of paper together spray adhesive will work however the stick does wear off of them and the printing paper may fall off of the scrapbook paper so the pioneer glue is a better option to avoid this issue.
      1. Ribbon or string, this option cost a bit more because the prices of ribbon is a bit more. There are a couple of ways to use ribbon. You can tie each pendant together with a piece of ribbon and make a bow or you can string the ribbon through all of the banner pendants then tie the ends. The photo below shows the banner linked together with ribbon, I actually sliced the ends of the banner paper to create slits on this one so that the ribbon would lay flat.
        Chocolate Factory Birthday Banner - Ribbon is strung through the pendants to link them together.
        Chocolate Factory Birthday Banner – Ribbon is strung through the pendants to link them together. I used a Cricut cutter to cut foil gold pendants to glue the printed banner.
        Pirate Party Banner from Metro-Events
        Pirate Party Birthday Banner – String is strung through the pendants to link them together.

        ii. Another option for attaching party banners is to use brads. It’s funny a lot of people don’t think they have    heard of brads until I show a photo of what they look like. Brads are the less expensive way to link the          pendants together. There is also more control when using brads because they twist with the paper easily    once they pendants are linked together.

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        Brads for linking party banner pendants together. If you get a large pack you can use them for multiple parties and the price is less in the long run.

        Frozen birthday banner:  I used glitter paper for the background then linked the banner pendants together using brads.
        Frozen birthday banner:
        I used glitter paper for the background then linked the banner pendants together using brads.
    6. Glue, I prefer this glue called pioneer glue. This stuff is pretty amazing, it’s inexpensive and it sticks to nearly everything, it’s also not messy because it’s a stick. Hot glue or whatever glue you prefer is fine to use as well.

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      This glue stick from Pioneer®
    7. If you are going to use the cupcake toppers make sure to get some sticks for it. You can get the candy sticks but I prefer Woodsies. Woodsies are awesome for the toppers, it’s flat so they stay on a better. Candy sticks are round which makes it a little more difficult to stick to flat paper. Woodsies are also super inexpensive! 750 for $4, you only have to purchase them one time and you will have enough for quite a few parties. You can also paint them to match your party, if you want to get really creative add rhinestones to them!

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      Woodsies Craft Sticks at Hobby Lobby.
  3. Look around your house for items to use, you don’t have to buy EVERYTHING!
    1. Spray paint old bottles and jars. This is a great inexpensive way to add matching party decorations to your printable party items and it’s also a good way to reuse old things for something cool!
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      This is from my Gatsby party Collection. I spray painted the cup that has cheese dip. I also spray painted the stand that the dip is on. The scale in the background was spray painted, it was an old rusty scale that I picked up at the flee market years ago for $10. If you get Rustoleum spray paint it will work for just about anything you can spray paint glass items.

      4. Make some things for CHEAP! There are a number of things that are really inexpensive that you can make. the stand that is shown in the image above is something that I made. The total cost was under $10 and you get six of the stands because the terra cotta pots that I use come in packages of 6 for under $4 at Hobby Lobby.

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      How to make mini stands:.These can be used for many things:
      Shown in photo as dip-cup stands. I have also used these for cupcake stands, mini candy dishes and mini cookie dishes.

      Now that I have created a few different parties using the printables created by Metro-Events. I have created some better parties.

      Mobster Party Decorations
      Mobster Party Decorations By Metro-Events Party Supplies and Decorations
      Chocolate Factory Party
      Chocolate Factory Birthday Party Decorations By Metro-Events Party Supplies and Decorations
      Winter Carnival Party
      Winter Carnival Party Kit By Metro-Events Party Supplies and Decorations.

      I will continue this series of hints to help out so please check back on Metro-Designs & Event Services blog for more later! Please comment for questions or feel free to email!

Great Gatsby New Years Eve Decorations

These party decorations were created for New Years Eve 2014, since it’s a vintage style party designs it’s in some ways timeless, I always love timeless designs. The vintage art deco/ art nouveau period of art history has always been one of my favorite eras so I thought it would be great to create a design for New Years Eve party inspired by it.

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New Years Eve Party Decorations. The items shown in this photo collage are: Large Chocolate Bar Wrappers, Mini “1 Labels, 3″ Round Labels, 3/4” Labels for Hersey Kisses, New Years Eve Banner, Straw Flags, Mini Chocolate Wrappers, NYE Party Sign.

This was just a small get together that I had for the celebration, I had served the following snacks:

  • Garlic cream cheese and crackers
  • Italian tortilla wraps
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Lots of Chocolate!

All of the glass items used were from the dollar store! I just spray painted them with gold spray paint. I couldn’t find gold glass in the store and I didn’t want plastic. Since I could not bring myself to spray paint something that cost very much money the dollar store turned out to be the perfect place to find glass! I spray paint EVERYTHING! If you get Rustoleum spray paint it will work for just about anything.

Over the summer I had found this really cool old metal scale at a flee market for $10! I Spray painted it gold and used it to hold some of the chocolates. This was probably one of my favorite decorative pieces that was used in the party.

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New Years Eve Party Decorations. The items shown in this photo: 3/4″ Labels for Hersey Kisses, I actually used rolos for this because of the gold foil on the candy.

I also made the black “dip stands” I picked up little plant pots from hobby lobby then glued and painted them.

BEFORE:

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How to make mini stands:.These can be used for many things:
Shown in photo as dip-cup stands. I have also used these for cupcake stands, mini candy dishes and mini cookie dishes.

AFTER

Black "dip stands" Made from mini terracotta pots. Party Decorations featured: Favor tags & cupcake toppers.
Black “dip stands” Made from mini terracotta pots. Party Decorations featured: Favor tags & cupcake toppers.

Other items used with these decorations:

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The black dish shown in this photo is a candle holder that I found at Ikea, they only cost $4.99!
The party Decorations shown in this photo are straw flags… just because they are called straw flags doesn’t mean they have to be used on straws. I use these for a number of things: Shown here as toothpick flags.

This item is also from Ikea

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The black square dish shown in this photo is a candle holder that I found at Ikea, they only cost $3.99!
The party Decorations shown in this photo are mini chocolate wrappers.

After creating this design for New Years Eve, I received many requests for this to be a birthday design so this design is now available for a birthday as well as a New Years Eve Party.

GATSBY INSPIRED BIRTHDAY PARTY THE FULL COLLECTION

New Years Eve Party Decorations. Party Items Available are:  1 – Banner "Happy Birthday  2 – Banner "Roaring 20's"  3 – Food labels (1 item equals 4 food labels)  4 – Invitation 4”x 6” (fits A6 envelopes) or 5"x7" (fits A7 envelopes)  5 - Party sign  6 – Favor tags  7 – 3" round labels  8 - Thank you card (fits A6 envelopes)  9 – Napkin wraps  10 – Straw flags  11 - Cupcake toppers  12 - 5 Sheets of patterned paper  13 - 4.5" Round custom tags  14 - 4.5" Round "Thank you" tags  15 - 1" Mini Label  16 - 2 Favor boxes  17 – Treat bag tags folds to 3”x2”  18 – Party hat  19 - 4" blank labels (can be used for name tags or notes for games)  21 - Chocolate kisses labels  22 - Mini chocolate labels  23 – Large candy bar wrapper  24 – Wine Bottle Label  25 - Tic Tac Toe Game  26 - Paper fortune teller  27 - Snack Cones  28 - Party Sign - Cocktails (8"x10")  29 - Party Sign - It's Time To Dance (8"x10")  30 - Party Sign - Speakeasy (8"x10")  31 - Party Sign - Let's Celebrate The Roaring 20's (8"x10")  32 - Party Sign - Photo Booth (8"x10")  33 - Custom Party Sign - Welcome to _(NAME)_'s Soiree (8"x10")  34 - Custom Party Sign - "Happy BIrthday" _(NAME)_ (8"x10") this can also be used for an Anniversary or Bachelorette party the words Happy Birthday would be replaced with the type of party you are having.
New Years Eve Party Decorations. Party Items Available are:1 – Banner “Happy Birthday
2 – Banner “Roaring 20’s”
3 – Food labels (1 item equals 4 food labels)
4 – Invitation 4”x 6” (fits A6 envelopes) or 5″x7″ (fits A7 envelopes)
5 – Party sign
6 – Favor tags
7 – 3″ round labels
8 – Thank you card (fits A6 envelopes)
9 – Napkin wraps
10 – Straw flags
11 – Cupcake toppers
12 – 5 Sheets of patterned paper
13 – 4.5″ Round custom tags
14 – 4.5″ Round “Thank you” tags
15 – 1″ Mini Label
16 – 2 Favor boxes
17 – Treat bag tags folds to 3”x2”
18 – Party hat
19 – 4″ blank labels (can be used for name tags or notes for games)
21 – Chocolate kisses labels
22 – Mini chocolate labels
23 – Large candy bar wrapper
24 – Wine Bottle Label
25 – Tic Tac Toe Game
26 – Paper fortune teller
27 – Snack Cones
28 – Party Sign – Cocktails (8″x10″)
29 – Party Sign – It’s Time To Dance (8″x10″)
30 – Party Sign – Speakeasy (8″x10″)
31 – Party Sign – Let’s Celebrate The Roaring 20’s (8″x10″)
32 – Party Sign – Photo Booth (8″x10″)
33 – Custom Party Sign – Welcome to _(NAME)_’s Soiree (8″x10″)
34 – Custom Party Sign – “Happy BIrthday” _(NAME)_ (8″x10″) this can also be used for an Anniversary or Bachelorette party the words Happy Birthday would be replaced with the type of party you are having

1920’s, Gatsby inspired party invitations, Gold Option:

1920's Party Invitations
The text can be customized for any party: 1920’s Party, Gatsby Banner, Art Deco Birthday, Flapper Birthday, 1920’s invitation, Party invitations, Adult Party

Gatsby Party Invitations, also available in silver:

1920's Party Invitations
The text can be customized for any party:
1920’s Party, Gatsby Banner, Art Deco Birthday, Flapper Birthday, 1920’s invitation, Party invitations, Adult Party.

Metro-Events: photography, styling, graphic design (party printables) & printing – metro-event.com
The Dollar Tree: Glass items – http://www.dollartree.com/
Hobby Lobby: mini plant pots and spray paint – http://www.hobbylobby.com/
Ikea: Black square dishes, they are candle holders – http://www.ikea.com/