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Sunday




It's a Pretzel Party and this one is for the dads- Happy Father's Day. Yep. Big, soft pretzels and lots of puns. What dad wouldn't want this kind of celebration?
This theme works for any type of party however, dads seem to love pretzels the most. If you're a beer drinking family, add beer to your pretzel menu, if not, no worries. We had lemonade and loved it.
Scroll down to see all our pretzel puns for Father's Day. You can even print out my pretzel printables to help host your own Pretzel Party.

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


The trick to making this fast and simple is to use the store-bought Auntie Anne's frozen pretzels found at any grocery store. They only take a few minutes to heat up and they're delicious.
If you're wanting an easy homemade pretzel recipe, click here to see how we made yeast pretzels with our kids. 


Auntie Anne's Pretzels for Father's Day @michellepaigeblogs.com

Auntie Anne's pretzels baked at home



I made 4 different pretzel toppings available: butter, cheese, hot mustard and cinnamon & sugar. 
I kept these toppings warm using my
(aff. link) butter warmers. I added bigger ceramic dishes to the top of the tea-lighted racks. It worked perfectly.


Printed labels helped identify each topping. The big surprise of the party was that almost everyone wanted butter with cinnamon and sugar on their pretzel. Guess I didn't need so many toppings?

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I printed off lots of pretzel puns and displayed them inside (aff. link) clear plastic display frames. Naturally, some were better than others.
Scroll to the end of this post for a link to print your own. 

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Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

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Serve yourself Pretzel Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Be sure to heat up enough pretzels for everyone to have more than one!
Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com
Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

I made a few dessert pretzel recipes to go with the party. I'm sure you've tried these Rolo Pretzel Bites, haven't you? And what about this Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark? Both are delicious!

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


I made a simple Father's Day pennant banner using the slick (aff. link) Banner Punch Board and my (aff. link) Cricut machine to cut the letters. These tools make banner making fast!

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


Table decor included these fun candy dishes with pretzels and Tootsie Rolls. My son made these pretzel balloons.

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


Can you believe that you can make pretzels from a warmed up Tootsie Roll? It's true! Unwrap, then warm them up in the microwave for 10-12 seconds and mold them into a pretzel shape. Add white sprinkles to look like salt.

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

I also added a fun activity to the table with cups of mini marshmallows and pretzel sticks. Each guest was challenged to build something with their supplies.


Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

The dads did pretty well with this challenge. 

We finished off our party with a little photo shoot.
I used one blue tablecloth hung on a wall and decorated it with streamers and ribbons. Props were big glasses and balloons. 

Pretzel Bar Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Pretzel party photo shoot @michellepaigeblogs.com


Pretzel gift ideas:
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Other posts you might like:
Pretzel Making

Pretzel making @michellepaigeblogs.com

Click here to see more Father's Day Party Ideas:
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Friday




Can't be with a loved one on their birthday or special occasion?Want to celebrate with someone far away? Send them a party wrapped up in a box. It's fun, easy and festive. Now, you could pack up a generic birthday party, nothing wrong with that. Click here to see my version.
BUT.....
how about packing up a box filled with some flamingo party themed flair?
Now, wouldn't that be some party?!


Pack up a flamingo party @michellepaigeblogs.com

It's my mom's birthday and Mother's Day and I just COULDN'T let Covid-19 kill all of my party plans. So I did what I could and packed it up and sent it to my mom across the state. Won't she be surprised opening up this box?


Pack up a flamingo party @michellepaigeblogs.com


I gathered up presents, treats, party decor, puns and even some homemade flamingo-shaped sugar cookies. Everything my mom needed to have a little party for herself...without me.
Life is a bit sad being quarantined---sometimes you just need a bright, pink flamingo-themed celebration, right?

Pack up a flamingo party @michellepaigeblogs.com
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These plastic flamingo shaped bottles are from the Dollar Tree years ago when I used them for this Hawaiian-themed party. I haven't been able to locate them since, but I did find the cutest flamingo mug that would be perfect, click here
to see.


Pack up a flamingo party @michellepaigeblogs.com


You probably don't recognize these hot pink poms way back from my first year of blogging, do you? I made these out of plastic tablecloths years ago in this post. They're super easy to make and they keep forever! I reuse them over and over to decorate tables, plus they offer perfect padding for mailing a party in a box!

Flamingo swizzle sticks with puns @michellepaigeblogs.com
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Flamingo puns are pretty cute, especially when they're taped to these flamingo swizzle sticks. These sticks can be put in flower arrangements, vases, drink glasses, mini pails, etc. etc.

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I had some fun baking, frosting and sprinkling these flamingo sugar cookies. I wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and then bubble wrap before packing them in the box. We'll see how many pieces they arrive in?

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These fun party straws open up to create a 3-D flamingo. Perfect to add to a party box.
The flamingo pun cards are designed to be printed on card stock and trimmed.

Click here to print the flamingo pun cards.
If you'd like some plain flamingo cards to write your own sentiments, click here to print. You could make them into gift labels, name cards, food labels, etc.

Flamingo party in a box with free pun printables @michellepaigeblogs.com



These flamingo pun cards go best with a Mother's Day party or a party for a mom, however you can just use the ones that make sense for your occasion. Or better yet, print out the plain ones and write your own flamingo pun or greeting.

Flamingo party in a box with free pun printables @michellepaigeblogs.com

You're a flamingood mom!

Go Celebrate! Don't make me put my foot down!

Wish we could flamingle!
Stand tall and have a great birthday!
I'm tickled pink that you're my mom!
Thanks for always giving me a leg up!
So glad I'm part of your flock!
Thanks for always sticking your neck out for me.
Have a flamingood Birthday!



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Other posts you might like:

Hawaiian Party



Pineapple Party
Pineapple party ideas, decor and gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com

Whale Themed Party



Party in a Box



Water Bottle Gift
Fill up a water bottle with gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com


A to Z Party Themed Link List
Every party on my blog listed in alphabetical order. Find the theme you're looking for.




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Saturday


It's a Pineapple Party!
[Disclaimer: It's currently COVID-19 quarantine over here. A perfect time to sit down and finally write some blog posts that never made it to the blog in the last 2 years! Unfortunately, no one is hosting parties at this time- but when 'shelter in place' is over, we're partying BIG TIME!! Hope this past party brings you a little light and fun! Enjoy!]

Need a bright and fun birthday or party theme? Whether it's a birthday party, pool party or even just a gathering, pineapples can pull a party together in no time. Check out these fun pineapple ideas I created for my mom's birthday.


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Gather up any fun pineapple trinkets along with some fresh pineapple for the decor. 
I found pineapple shaped lip gloss at the Dollar Tree and the pineapple coin purse at Michaels. Sunglasses sitting on a fresh pineapple added to the fun. Tip: use a few stick pins in the pineapple to keep the sunglasses in place.
Pineapple party ideas, decor and gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com

Pineapple paper plates were found at Michaels along with the green and white striped napkins. One wide sheet of green wrapping paper lined the table with yellow mesh ribbon netting draped throughout. 


Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

I had yellow metal votives leftover from a different party, so I used these and added green tissue paper inside them to look more like a pineapple. The green letter board was perfect for this popular pineapple quote.



Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

On the bar cart was another letter board with a pineapple umbrella out for display. I thought my turf square looked fun sitting out.

Pineapple party ideas, decor and gifts @michellepaigeblogs.com

Strips of green and yellow tissue paper decorated the light and added to the festivities. It's the little things.

Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


The pineapple cake was super fun to make and no, the cake was not pineapple flavor! Seriously, who would want pineapple cake for their birthday? No one in our family! The pineapple pinata was found at Target and the pillow was found at Joanns. I wrapped the gifts with yellow and green paper.

Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com


I made the cake using a ball shaped pan and then sliced off the bottom to allow it to sit flat. I smushed on yellow frosting using the back of a spoon. Don't look too close...I ran out of my favorite yellow food coloring and the top is a different (more orange) shade. Oh well. For the top, I stuck in a real top from an actual pineapple!
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The cake had a chocolate bottom layer, sweet buttercream frosting and a yellow cake top layer. Frosting was a light fluffy vanilla buttercream. Mmmm!


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I made the sugar cookies using my favorite recipe. Piping the white icing over the cookies made them go from looking like fat yellow carrots to actual pineapples!


Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Dinner menu included: kabobs with shrimp, sausage, peppers and pineapple, of course!


Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com

Love celebrating you, mom! Happy Birthday!

Pineapple Themed Party @michellepaigeblogs.com



Checkout these Amazon pineapple finds for your next themed party.






Be sure to take a look at our lemon themed party
Lemon party for mom @michellepaigeblogs.com

and lemon gift ideas, too!

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