Category: Oriental Trading

Perfect Classroom Store Additions From Oriental Trading

 

 

Classroom stores are a great way to keep kids motivated and incentivize good behavior, as well as teach them how to responsibly spend or save money.  Recently I’ve started helping my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gather some supplies to make a little classroom store and of course Oriental Trading was a no-brainer place to shop.  There’s always such a great selection for every occasion and you guys already know they had some fabulous finds for my daughter’s classroom store.  Whether you’re a parent shopping to help out the class or a teacher looking to purchase great items at super great prices, make sure you check out these perfect classroom store additions:

 

 

These Mini Hibiscus Beach Playsets are perfect for a day at the beach or as an activity for kids at your next tropical or Hawaiian beach party.  If you live in Arizona like we do with plenty of dirt, these are a little set that will come in handy all the time!  Give these beach play sets to the kids and watch them have fun in sun.  Each plastic set includes a 3 1/4″ x 41/4″ diam. bucket, 6 1/4″ shovel, 5″ rake and 2 7/8″ scoop.

 

 

A great way to get a HUGE bang for your buck is the Mega Deluxe Toy Assortment.  This mega novelty assortment is loaded with plenty of toys and treats for everyone!  Take the guesswork out of choosing birthday party favors or stock up on prizes for your school classroom with this colorful collection of deluxe goodies!  Includes noisemakers, bouncing balls, pencils and much, much more! (250 pcs. per unit)

 

 

What kid doesn’t love a lollipop, right?  These Pen & Lollipop Notepads With Pens were a huge hit with my daughter’s class!  Each 30 pg. notepad includes a matching 6″ plastic pen and colorful printing on every page.  Perfect for little ones to create their own book, make notes, or draw whatever they feel inspired to!

 

 

Stickers are always such a huge hit with kids and what better way to supply a little something for everyone than with this Mega Sticker Scene Assortment?   Make a pirate, princess, race car, aquarium, animal, butterfly, farm or neon monkey with these clever sticker scenes!  A perfect activity for a rainy day, this cute set includes 8 different 6 7/8″ sticker scenes with 10 – 50 stickers per sheet.  Also fun for preschools and day cares! (96 sheets per unit)

 

 

After counting up each little one’s money, they couldn’t wait to take a look at the items and see what they could buy.  I have been in my daughter’s class numerous times and I can tell you that no matter what the occasion, whether it’s been a party, assembly, or any other school function, there has NEVER been as much excitement as there was when we finally debuted the goodies.  There was something that captivated each little one’s interest and you could see their face light up when they received the items that they had their eyes on.

 

Make sure you check out Oriental Trading for all of your classroom store needs, you won’t be disappointed and I guarantee you’ll find everything you’re looking for (and then some) all in one convenient place.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

DIY Candy Necklaces For Valentines Day

 

 

Looking for a fun way to mix it up this Valentines Day?  Trade in those boring old paper cards your kids exchange every year and step it up a notch.  These easy to make DIY candy necklaces will be the highlight of your little one’s Valentine exchange this year, and thanks to Oriental Trading, you can get everything you need all in one convenient spot!  With a variety of candy and a couple extra materials, you can recreate these super cute candy necklaces in no time at all.

 

 

If you’re looking to recreate these candy necklaces (whether it’s for Valentines Day or any other occasion) here’s a list of the supplies you’ll need (which can all be found at Oriental Trading):

 

 

The first thing you’ll need to do, is determine the length that you should cut each section of tulle in to.  The width of the roll is 6 inches, which is plenty wide enough to accommodate what you need, so all you’ll need to worry about is the length.  These necklaces will be for my daughter’s kindergarten class, so 28″ was a good measurement.  It will allow the necklaces to go on over the kiddos heads easily so there’s no frustration or broken necklaces.

Roll your tulle section into a tube, and measure out exact center.  Since my tulle length is 28″, my exact center will be 14″.  Tie a section of the heart curling ribbon at your exact center and you’re ready to move on to the next step.

 

 

Now that you’ve marked your exact center, you’re ready to attach the heart pendants that will go on each necklace.  You can use whatever your preferred glue is, I prefer hot glue for its reliability as well as dry time.  In just a few minutes you’re ready to move on to the next step 🙂

 

 

Once the glue for the heart pendants has dried, you’ll be able to start filling your necklaces with goodies!  One by one, add a candy to the necklace and tie off in between each candy with a section of heart curling ribbon.  When you put in your last two pieces of candy (one on each side) you’ll be able to attach both ends together, and secure with another section of ribbon.  You’ll want to add a dot of hot glue on the final ribbon that’s connecting both sides.  This will ensure the necklace stays secure and won’t slip out of place.

 

 

Once your final dot of hot glue is dry, your necklaces are ready to hand out to all the lucky littles in your kiddos class.

Say goodbye to the boring old candy necklaces of the past.  These super cute, updated versions of the classic favorite will be sure to please anyone who’s lucky enough to receive one.

 

Whether you’re looking to recreate these candy necklaces, feature a candy buffet at your upcoming event, or just looking to buy candy in bulk for any reason, make sure you check out Oriental Trading for all of your candy needs.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Classroom Valentine’s Treat Bags

 

I’m sure you can all guess by now how much I love making treat bags for my daughter’s class for every holiday.  Treat bags are such a fun way to offer a little something extra for all the littles in your kid’s class and are SO easy to pull off when you shop Oriental Trading.  When my boys were younger I made treat bags for their classes as well and it typically involved going to four or five different stores (sometimes even going back to one I’d already been to when I couldn’t find something I was looking for at a better price at a different store).  Thanks to Oriental trading, I can order everything I need at a great price, I can shop at one convenient place, and the selection is far bigger than anything I could hope to find in my little rural corner of the world.

 

 

You cant have a great treat bag without some delicious goodies, right?  I found some of the CUTEST Valentine’s themed candies at Oriental Trading!  If you’re looking to recreate these treat bags, here’s the candy my daughter and I chose to help fill the bags:

  • Valentine’s Day Llama Gummy Candy Fun Packs – You’re a “llama” fun – and these Valentine’s Day Llama Gummy Candy Fun Packs are too!  These super cute packs a great for classroom valentine giveaways…they’re so cute and filled with cherry flavored deliciousness!!
  • Tootsie Roll Pops Valentine Candy – Let your valentine get their licks in with the valentine candy everyone knows and loves.  But these Valentine Tootsie Roll Pops come with a fun twist!  Each pop surrounds a cherry-flavored Tootsie Roll center and includes fun Valentine’s Day messages on every wrapper for a delightfully sweet way to celebrate your sweetie.
  • Sweethearts True Love Classroom Exchange Packs – These classic conversation hearts are sweet Valentine’s Day treats for a sweet class of kids. With enough to go around, this bag of goodies is a crowd-pleaseure and is guaranteed to make your holiday shopping easy.
  • Dum Dums & Smarties Assorted Candy – This candy mix is a smart choice for all your sweet events!  With an assortment this big, you’ll have plenty of tasty treats for every occasion!  Includes Smarties roll candy and peach-mango, mystery, fruit punch, bubble gum, strawberry, cherry, sour apple, cream soda, orange, grape, blue raspberry, blueberry, root beer, raspberry lemonade, cotton candy and butterscotch suckers.
  • Valentine Printed Hard Candy Bracelets – Pretty enough to wear yet tasty enough to eat, hand these sweet accessories out to all your buddies on Valentine’s Day.  Each candy bracelet features a candy “charm” with “XO” inscribed on it.  Include a candy bracelet in Valentine’s Day cards or treat bags for an extra special treat!

 

 

While candy is always a given, for me, a REALLY awesome treat bag always includes a few fun finds that kids will love, that aren’t candy.  While there are SO many fun things to choose from at Oriental Trading, here are the items my daughter and I picked out to include in the treat bags:

  • Valentine Monster Pencils – Kids will go crazy for these fun wood Valentine Monster Pencils! With messages including, “Eye Like You” and “Sweet,” these wrapped pencils will create monstrous smiles this school year.
  • Polka Dot Slap Bracelets – Slap on the style when you add these bracelets to your party favor bags. Slap bracelets are fun and trendy kids’ jewelry – and adults love them, too! In four bright colors, these bracelets look great layered or alone. Stock up and hand them out on Halloween or during school Valentine’s exchanges!
  • Valentine Cards with Glitter Heart Tattoo – Glittery tattoos are a great way to dress up for Valentine’s Day! Party favors that everyone loves, they’re sweet gifts that make great alternatives to sugar-packed Valentine candy.
  • Mini Conversation Heart Erasers – Make no mistake – these conversation hearts are perfect for school Valentine exchanges! They’re great party favors at a Valentine’s Day party when you hand them out with stickers, notebooks and pencils.

 

 

Last but not least, you’ll need some super cute bags to put all these fun treats in, and you guessed it, you’ll find those (and even the ribbon to tie them with) at Oriental Trading.  These Conversation Heart Cellophane Bags are perfect for Valentine’s Day goodies!  Printed with pretty pastel conversation hearts, these cellophane treat bags are ideal for party favors and delicious gifts for your special sweethearts.  Set them out on your own Valentine’s Day candy buffet, or spend some quality time with your youngster assembling goody bags for his or her school Valentine’s party!

 

If you’re looking for the mother-load of all things Valentine’s Day, make sure you check out the full selection that Oriental Trading has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

DIY Unicorn Valentine’s Exchange Box

 

Can you guys believe it?  Valentine’s Day is almost here!  While most people are just packing away their Christmas decorations, you KNOW my six year old daughter already has her mind geared towards Valentine’s Day…I guess she got her preparedness from me, but hey, who doesn’t like to be prepared, right?  Since my little munchkin had her heart set on a unicorn Valentine’s exchange box for her class I just couldn’t let her down, and I figured why not show you all how easy it is to make so your little unicorn-obsessed munchkins can have this super cute box too.

 

 

This super cute unicorn box is actually really easy to pull off. I found all of my supplies at Oriental Trading, so everything was an easy one-stop-shop, I didn’t have to go to multiple places to grab what I needed.  For this project you will need:

 

 

First things first, you’ll want to center where your unicorn horn will be, and cut an opening off to the side that’s large enough for Valentine’s to be put into the box.

 

 

You’ll want to create a good base layer of the tissue paper, which is where the craft glue and foam rollers come in SUPER handy.  I put some of the craft glue in a small dish and covered the roller.  Apply the glue to the box, add a layer of tissue paper, and use another (clean) roller to press the tissue evenly on.  For the remaining 5-6 layers of tissue (however many you need) you’ll simply wrap the tissue around the box and tape into place for a crisp, beautiful white box that’s ready to decorate!

 

 

For the next step, you’ll want to create the unicorn horn so it can dry while you finish the rest of the box.  Using the same craft glue and roller that you just used on the box, cover the foam cone in glue, then simply roll in the silver glitter sand.  (Tip: if you place a toothpick in the bottom of the horn it will help you cover the horn in glue and glitter WITHOUT covering your hand too!)

 

 

While your unicorn horn is drying, you can start working on the rest of the box.  For this box, I used 25 pink and 25 purple ribbons that I simply curled with some scissors.  Attach them in an alternate pattern with whatever glue you prefer (I used hot glue for these so they would dry quickly and not slip out of place).

 

 

Once the unicorn horn you glitterfied is dry, you can attach to the box with whatever glue you prefer, again, for quick-drying purposes I used hot glue.  Just make sure you remove the toothpick (if you inserted one) before you try and attach the horn!

 

 

To create the unicorn ears, I used 2 large white hears and 2 small pink hearts.  Turn the hearts upside down and attach the pink heart to the white heart like you see above.  Fold the heart in half, add a dot of hot glue to keep in place, then cut the bottom flat so they’ll be easy to attach to the box.

 

 

When you’re all done attaching the ears, simply add eye stickers, eyelashes, a couple extra hearts and a cute little smile and you’ve got quite possibly the cutest Valentine’s exchange box you’ll ever see!

 

 

There’s no doubt that your little one will want some super cute valentines to pass out to everyone else’s boxes, and you guessed it, I was able to find those at Oriental Trading too!  These Valentine Emoji Bracelets and Exchange Cards are perfect for the whole class and offer a cute little item kids will love to wear every day, even after Valentine’s Day!

 

Thanks to my friends over at Oriental Trading, we were able to get everything we needed for Valentine’s Day in one quick shopping trip and had everything delivered to our door just a few days later.  Make sure you check out everything they have to offer to fill all of your Valentine’s needs.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Stocking Stuffers Kids Will Love From Oriental Trading

 

Looking for great stocking stuffers for all the special little ones on your holiday shopping list?  I love filling my children’s stockings with fun and unique things, but living in a tiny rural town like I do, there isn’t much selection at all.  Thanks to my friends over at Oriental Trading, picking out the perfect stocking stuffers just got a little bit easier!  Before you go out into the holiday madness in stores, check out these super cute, super fun items that you can order from the comfort of your own home with Oriental Trading:

 

CANDY

Of course, every kid LOVES candy, and what stocking would be complete without a few fun and festive (and delicious) treats?  These are some of my kiddos favorite types of treats, so I’m super thankful that Oriental Trading had them all in one convenient place.

Mint Squares Chocolate Candy – No one can resist these chocolate-covered mints! Leave bowls of these chocolate mints at reception and party tables, place them on your candy buffet or add them to wedding favor bags and party gift bags. Rich chocolaty flavor with a cool taste of mint.

Palmer Caramel Santas – Chocolate-covered caramel are yummy Christmas treats for guests, holiday party treats or stocking stuffers. Individually-wrapped in foil printed with Santa’s jolly beard, Santa hat and a big Christmas smile for everyone.

Palmer Christmas Peppermint Patties – Biting into one of Palmer Christmas Peppermint Patties is a holiday joy no one should miss. With our value-priced pack of these melt-in-your-mouth patties, everyone young and old will be able to enjoy sinking their teeth into this classic Christmas candy.

Cheery Santa Roll Tape Gum – Kids will love finding this surprise straight from Santa Claus himself in their stockings on Christmas morning. Picturing a rosy-cheeked Santa on each container, kids and kids-at-heart will love to enjoy and share this Santa Roll Tape Gum with friends and family. Drop in holiday party favor bags for a burst of yummy fun! Each 1 1/2″ x 1″ plastic container has an 18″ strip of strawberry-flavored gum.

 

PUZZLE TOYS

Puzzle type toys are great ways for kids to have fun while exercising their brains!  Make sure you help keep your little one’s minds active with toys that build confidence, brain power, and motor skills.

Mini Merry Monster Cubes – These Mini Merry Monster Magic Cubes make a fun-filled holiday surprise in party favor bags or stockings! Rotate these 3 x 3 cubes to put these holiday monsters back together. An excellent prize for Christmas games and activities or as a gift to your favorite puzzle-lover.

 

CLASSICS

Sometimes classic toys are some of the most fun and entertaining!

Peppermint Stick Chinese Yo-Yos – With a fun candy cane striped design, these peppermint stick Chinese yo-yos make fun Christmas party favors or stocking stuffers.

 

ENTERTAINING TOYS 

Christmas day is usually pretty busy for me, and my husband’s time is in demand to help with gifts.  I always like to slip at least one item in the kids’ stockings that they can entertain themselves with while Dad and I are busy.

Mini Holiday Bubbles – Featuring Santa Claus and friendly snowmen, Mini Holiday Bubbles make great stocking stuffers. Fun for Christmas day, kids love to blow bubbles with family and friends!

 

SLEEPOVER-WORTHY TOYS

I’m not sure about your kiddos, but mine love taking small toys and random items to sleepovers with friends.  Miniature flashlights are the perfect little gift to slip into your children’s stocking if they’re anything like my little rugrats.

Mini Holiday Flashlights –  These Mini Holiday Flashlights on a Rope are fun to wear caroling or to other holiday events; they also make great stocking stuffers! Each of these 3 1/2″ plastic flashlights has a holiday motif and is on a 30″ rope.

 

PLUSH TOYS

My daughter LOVES plush toys, and winter themed plush’s are the perfect addition to stuffed animal loving kiddo’s stockings.

Plush Small Holiday Polar Bear – This holiday polar bear is ready for some winter fun in the snow! Bundled up in a blue hat and scarf, this stuffed animal makes a cute Christmas gift for kids of all ages. Stuff this Plush Small Holiday Polar Bear in a stocking and wait for the smiles!

 

STOCKING STUFFER ASSORTMENTS

If you’re looking to purchase lots of great stocking stuffers in one shot, stocking stuffer assortments are perfect for that!

Deluxe Stocking Stuffer Assortment – Alert Santa’s elves! This Deluxe Stocking Stuffer Assortment will put them out of business. This Christmas toy assortment includes plenty of toys for girls and boys! This bulk toy assortment is a great way to put a smile on children’s faces Christmas morning! Fill stockings, give away as party favors and fill gift bags for your holiday parties. (26 pcs. per unit)

 

No matter what your kiddos are in to, there are TONS of great stocking stuffer options at Oriental Trading.  Make sure you check them out today for all of your holiday gifting needs.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

8 Great Elf On The Shelf Gift Ideas

 

In just a few short days the Elves on Shelves will descend upon us and stay with our children until the holidays have passed.  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for fun new ways to have fun with your Elf on the Shelf, and my friends over at Oriental Trading have some super fun items that are perfect for mischief and fun.  From toys and games to crafts and fun activities, there are tons of ways Oriental Trading can help you pull off an epic year of Elf on the Shelf visits.  Here’s 8 great ideas to get the ball rolling this year:

 

#1 Have your Elf bring a comfy pair of pajamas:

My daughter is TOTALLY pajama obsessed, so every year it’s a tradition that Candy (our Elf) brings her a new set of PJ’s on her first night back.  The Kid’s Elf On The Shelf Pajamas are a super cute pair of pajamas that your little one will love, and it’s even more special with their Elf brings them!  The Elf on the Shelf has been there for months leading up to Christmas Eve.  Make them a part of your family’s Christmas Eve tradition with these adorable Elf on the Shelf pajamas!  Kids will love having the Elf nearby as they wait and try to stay awake for Santa – on their best behavior, of course.  Get matching pajamas for the whole family!

 

#2 Elf on the Shelf themed candy treats:

Every once in a while, Candy brings Jade candy, and these super fun Elf on the Shelf themed candies are the perfect treat for your Elf to bring for your little one to enjoy (if they’ve been good, of course!):

Elf On The Shelf Advent Calendar – How many more days until Christmas? Your little one will love to usee this Elf on the Shelf Countdown Calendar to count down the days with chocolate!  It’s a little gift that will give every day until the big day.

Elf On The Shelf Crispy Chocolates In Mesh Bag – Get ready for the holidays with these yummy Elf on the Shelf Chocolates!  With 12 pieces in a mesh bag, it makes it easy to slip them into stockings, Christmas party favor bags or as a gift your little one’s Elf brought with them allll the way from the North Pole.

Elf On The Shelf Giant Candy Cane – A fantastic stocking stuffer or small Christmas gift, continue the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf with this Giant Candy Cane!

 

#3 Messages from the North Pole:

These super cute Mini Magic Pads are the perfect way to relay messages from the North Pole.  Maybe your little one has been good and deserves a nice message from Santa.  Maybe they’ve been bad and need a reminder to be on their best behavior.  Either way, your Elf delivering messages to your little ones is a great way to have some holiday fun.

 

#4 Elf On The Shelf stationery items:

Elf themed stationery items are great for adding a little elf fun to all your little one’s notes and drawings.

Elf on the Shelf Pencils – These cool pencils make great holiday gifts for students. Kids love receiving and writing with these pencils – hand them out at your Christmas party and see the smiles! They also make great stocking stuffers, or add them to treat bags along with Elf on the Shelf notebooks and pens.

Elf Face Sticker Rolls – Let Santa’s little helpers brighten your day with these adorable Elf Face Stickers!  Use these stickers to seal Christmas cards, add detail to Christmas ornaments or accent Christmas craft projects for kids.  Also great for rewarding good behavior at school or home as the excitement of Christmas begins to build.

 

#5 Flying fun:

Our elf has been known to have a day or two where she brings an arsenal of friends and they’ve had an all out aerial attack on each other overnight while we all slept.  These are some super fun items that your elf can bring along and cause mayhem with:

Stretchy Flying Elves – When they’re out of elf magic, these elves rely on the power of you!  Each set of Stretch Flying Elves includes 12 of Santa’s little helpers that can be unique inclusions into holiday grab bags, Christmas stockings and more.  Let these mischievious fellows entertain you this season with their flexibility and flight-bound abilities.

Penguin Paratroopers – Look out below! These cute Penguin Paratroopers are coming in for a landing! Plastic. Each 2″ penguin has an 18″ parachute. They make excellent stocking stuffers, or have them jumping off your Christmas tree.

Holiday Paper Airplanes – Fold your way to high-flying holiday fun!  These Holiday Paper Airplanes are preprinted so just follow the fold lines and instructions.  Easy to make and fun to play.  Great as an activity for holiday break or as Christmas crafts for kids.

 

#6 Small toys:

Small toys are always a favorite for my daughter.  When she’s been EXTRA good, Candy brings along some goodies occasionally and these are some super cute options.

Holiday Slide Puzzle – Add some puzzling fun to Christmas morning with these Holiday Slide Puzzles. Featuring Santa, Rudolf, a penguin and a snowman. Tuck these plastic holiday puzzle games in stockings and treat bags and see the smiles on their faces Christmas morning.

Mini Christmas Magic Spring – Bring out the kid in everyone with magic springs! Bounding with fun, magic spring novelty toys make affordable holiday party favors, stocking stuffers and Christmas giveaways. Each magic spring toy features a traditional holiday color and a prismatic finish. Get your hands on some magic springs today and see just how much fun magic springs can be!

Holiday Character Bubble Bottles – These blowing bubbles are fun holiday giveaways, additions to Christmas party favor bags and more! Use them as stocking stuffers or small additions to your Christmas gifts. The assorted bottles are topped with either a snowman, a reindeer or Santa.

 

#7 Holiday plush buddies: 

Not a year goes by that our elf doesn’t bring a cute little holiday themed plush buddy.  This Plush Cozy & Cute Penguin is the perfect holiday cuddle buddy!  This precious plush toy is waiting for your wintertime cuddles! A great Christmas gift for a small child, this penguin sports a snazzy pink bow tie and sunny yellow feet and beak. He’s ready for year-round snuggles and is an adorable addition to any kid’s cool stuffed animal collection.

 

#8 A gift bag of goodies for children who’ve been on their very best behavior:

 

If your little one has been on their very best behavior, chances are your elf will want to reward them to encourage them to stay on the right track.  On occasion my little one has been SUPER good, and her elf brings her goody bags filled with various treats.  This Christmas Design Filled Treat Bag is stuffed with tidings of good cheer! The games and items included will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Whether you’re looking for little gifts for your elf to bring, or just looking for great stocking stuffer ideas, all of these super cute gifts are the perfect choice!  Make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer so you can find the treats that are just right for all the little ones on your list this year.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Friendsgiving Made Easy With Oriental Trading

 

Throwing a Friendsgiving gathering this Thanksgiving season?  Setting the table is a breeze with all of the great stuff you’ll find at Oriental Trading!  Dinner with friends is great, but dessert is even better so I put together a fun Fall inspired Friendsgiving dessert layout for right around $75, how cool is that?  Everyone can serve themselves, and there’s even some super cute containers for guests to take some leftover treats home.

If you’re wondering how you can get the same easy-to-put-together table, here are the items that I used to create this fun Fall festive table:

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand – Inspire pump-grins with a tasty display of desserts! Shaped like a large pumpkin, this cupcake stand is a must-have for birthday decorations or fall party supplies. The three-tiered stand can also be used to hold other party favorites such as small party favor bags or snack cups filled with treats. However you use it, this Lil’ Pumpkin Cupcake Stand is sure to harvest a good time at your fall festivities!

Lil’ Pumpkin Party Food Picks – These made the perfect addition to my Spice Cake Cupcakes!  They’re a great way to tie the whole thing together, down to the very last treat.  Each is topped with an autumn design. Nothing tricky about turning your cupcakes into treats! These picks are also a fun way to decorate your cheese platter, fruit slices and celebration cake.

 

 

Short Round Pedestal Jar – Serve up style on your dessert table with this Short Round Pedestal Jar. A fabulous addition to party decorations for a wedding reception, this clear jar looks great when filled to the brim with colorful candy. Fill this simple and elegant jar with candies, nuts or mints to treat your guests at your wedding reception or bridal shower. It’s pretty, reusable and a wonderful way to serve goodies

Hershey’s Kisses Fall Pumpkin Spice – These Hershey’s® Kisses® Fall Pumpkin Spice Candy will really make it feel like fall! Serve these sweet treats at a Thanksgiving gathering or an autumn party, or use them in festive fall treats! Individually wrapped.

 

 

Clear Footed Cake Stand With Cover – Serve up deliciousness at your gathering with this Footed Cake Stand with Lid. Simple and unassuming, this stand won’t compete with the splendor of your cake, and you can keep it fresh with the lid! Also great for birthday cakes and pies!

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin Dessert Plates – This adorable orange dessert plate is in the shape of a pumpkin! Add it to your fall party supplies or Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party supplies and serve up some sweet treats or appetizers to your party guests!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins – These 50-pc. Pumpkin Spice Orange Luncheon Napkins are perfect for setting near a buffet to keep hands, faces and spaces free from messes. If you’re planning an orange event, birthday party, shower, anniversary or wedding these will fit perfectly.

Lil’ Pumpkin Beverage Napkins – These adorable beverage napkins feature bright colors and pumpkins. Perfect for a fall party or a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party theme! Keep them near the refreshment or appetizer table for easy access and to prevent those pesky condensation rings!

Pumpkin Spice Orange Plastic Forks – These heavyweight forks are perfect for any orange event. From wedding receptions to graduation parties, birthday parties, showers and everything in between. This durable, premium-quality cutlery will withstand even the most eager of eaters.

Lil’ Pumpkin Paper Cups – Planning a Lil’ Pumpkin birthday party? These adorable cups are perfect for adding to your birthday party supplies! Featuring two colors of orange, this theme is perfect for a fall birthday. Use these dotted cups for any party or celebration.

Orange Chevron Paper Straws – Add these Chevron Paper Straws to your weddings decorations, baby shower tableware, birthday party dessert tables and more! The bright chevron pattern will add a splash of color to any occasion when displayed in a glass or a clear vase.

 

 

Orange Polka Dot Cupcake Boxes With Handle – these super cute boxes are a great way to send treats home with your guests!  The handle makes the cupcakes easy to transport, and the included paper insert helps keep your cupcakes secure.

Pumpkin Pie Favor Boxes – These super cute boxes let you guests take home a slice of the fun.  They get to enjoy long after your party is over, and you won’t be stuck with so many leftovers…it’s a win-win situation!

 

No matter what type of Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving gathering you’re planning, there’s still plenty of time to get your goodies from Oriental Trading delivered to your door.  Make sure you check out their whole selection so you can find the items that are just right for your holiday gatherings.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Thanksgiving Made Easy With Oriental Trading

 

We all know that Thanksgiving can be stressful enough, let alone worrying about planning out the perfect table to go with your delicious meal.  Thanks to my friends over at Oriental Trading, I’ve pulled together some of my favorite Fall/Thanksgiving themed items to create an easy to put together table that your guests will love.  If you’re wondering how you can get the same easy-to-put-together table, here are the items that I used to create this fun Fall festive table:

I always get a disposable tablecloth when I’m having guests over for the holidays.  It makes cleanup a lot easier, and you don’t have to worry about spill staining your good tablecloths, especially if you’ll be having young guests over!  The Thanksgiving Leaves Tablecloth will give your table a decorative display for the main course!  A wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner or any autumn event, this large plastic Thanksgiving Leaves Tablecloth will easily let you bring the beauty of fall indoors for all to enjoy.  (Tablecloth dimensions are 54″ x 108″)

Paper plates are another great way to make setup easy and cleanup effortless.  No matter what occasion you’re shopping for, these paper plates are perfect for parties and occasions of all sizes!  A colorful addition to birthdays, wedding receptions, showers, graduations and other events like your fabulous Thanksgiving gathering.  The larger Chocolate Brown Square Paper Dinner Plates are perfect for the main course while the smaller Orange Square Paper Dessert Plates are perfect for desserts or smaller items like rolls and biscuits.

You’ll obviously need some napkins to help contain all the holiday mess and for our Thanksgiving setup I got the Chocolate Brown Luncheon Napkins and paired them with the Orange Beverage Napkins to keep the look pretty similar to our plates.

One of my most DREADED things to clean up after a holiday meal is the silverware.  I generally dislike cleaning silverware as it is, and after a holiday celebration there is SO MUCH silverware!  These Premium Metallic Gold Cutlery pieces are going to be a TOTAL lifesaver this Thanksgiving!  Not only are these pieces durable and heavyweight, they’re also quite pretty to look at and make a great touch of shine to the table.  Includes eight 7″ spoons, eight 7-3/4″ knives and eight 7-1/2″ forks. Plastic. (2 dozen per unit)

Holiday celebrations always seem to leave stacks and stacks of dirty cups to wash and these Orange Paper Cups are the answer to my personal cup hell.   They eliminate breakage and are disposable, so they make for easy cleanup.

Just to keep the Thanksgiving gathering civil (we all know how family members can disagree sometimes) I always suggest place cards to take the guess work out of sitting down to dinner.  These super cute Thanksgiving Place Cards are made from the Thanksgiving Place Card Craft Kit and were super easy to make.  They take just a few minutes to put together and add a super festive touch to the table’s decor.

These Gold Glittered Pumpkin Votive Holders are probably my favorite items I got for our dinner party.  They shine and sparkle and add a great touch of Fall to our setup.  You can use standard candles or battery operated candles, whatever your personal preference is.

Last but not least, I ordered some Small Hay Bales as well as the Metallic Mini Pumpkin & Gourd Assortment to give a super cute mini-pumpkin-patch feel to the table.  Whether you use one small hay bale or stack a few, this miniature hay bale is a versatile decorating piece.  Add the little pumpkins and gourds and you’ve got an adorable touch to your Thanksgiving feast.

This is just a very small fraction of what Oriental Trading has to help make your Thanksgiving epic, make sure you check out everything they have to offer to find the items that are perfect for your holiday get-togethers.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Spooky Fun Halloween Treats From Oriental Trading (And Allergy Friendly Treat Bags Too!)

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Halloween is one of my absolute favorite times of year.  I love making goody bags for little trick-or-treaters but I often find myself disappointed at the selection of candy and small toys available in my local stores.  Thankfully Oriental Trading understands the struggle, and they have a whole HUGE variety of candy and treats to choose from that will knock your Halloween socks off.

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Oozing Eyeballs Candy is a spooky-fun candy that all the kids will love.  “Mad scientists”, optometrists and other trick-or-treaters love these gooey treats!  These putrid peepers are macabre must-haves for Halloween trick-or-treaters and for trunk-or-treat giveaways.

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Witchy Warts are sure to be a huge hit with kids of all ages.  These gruesome grape, orange, lemon and apple flavor candies delight Halloween trick-or-treaters and are great fillers for Halloween party favor bags.

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These Gumball Eyes are real eye-poppers!  Put a handful in every trick-or-treater’s bag for a ghoulishly good treat, or make sure your Halloween candy dish is full.  They’re ideal party favors for your scary celebration!

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Feast on some fingers! Add these gruesome Severed Finger Gummy Candies to their trick-or-treat bags this Halloween for a freaky fun touch.  Great for Halloween party favors, too, these mixed fruit flavor Halloween gummies are a tasty treat this spooky season.

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These spooky specters will make a tasty treat.  Pass out these Halloween Candy Ghosts to your trick or treaters or serve them as Halloween party treats. Grape, orange, apple and lemon flavors.

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These Halloween Hard Candy Rings are jewelry you can eat!  Place these mixed fruit-flavored accessories on each finger for a fun and frightful appearance!  Kids love wearing these Halloween candy rings in black cat, green monster and ghoulish ghost styles!  The perfect accessory for every costume! Mixed fruit flavors.

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No bones about it, these assorted fruit-flavored Bone-Shaped Hard Candy Fun Packs are ideal for a variety of occasions! Drop them in trick-or-treat bags for some bone-chilling fun or add them to party favor bags. The perfect snack size for a little tasty treat after lunch or dinner!

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These Unicorn Poop Candy Fun Packs are the perfect addition to your Halloween party supplies.  Hand them out to all your lucky little trick-or-treaters and pass along a little pack of  fun.  Strawberry flavor. Individually-wrapped.

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Don’t forget about the little ones with allergies!  We love being able to give treats to little ones who can’t have certain ingredients, and this fun Treasure Chest with Toy Assortment is the perfect thing for those little ones.  This treasure chest comes pre-filled with 100 toys and prizes for your Halloween celebration!  Let little ones pick their own toys or put together little toy goody bags…it’s always fun when everyone can join in.

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These Spooky Halloween Cellophane Bags are perfect for putting all the Oriental Trading Halloween goodies in!  Fill these 11″ cellophane bags with cookies or candy and give one to each trick-or-treater!  With pumpkin, bat and spider prints, these goody sacks are a Halloween party essential.  Also perfect for haunted bake sales!

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Aren’t these goody bags just super cute?  I had so much fun putting them together and I can’t wait to pass them out to all the little trick-or-treaters!

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We have super fun candy filled bags that are packed with spooky candies kids will love.

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And of course, we have toy filled bags for the little ones with allergies so they can have fun on Halloween too.

No matter what you’re shopping for this Halloween, make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Superhero Costumes At Super Savings from Oriental Trading

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It should be no surprise to any of you that when I started looking for Halloween costumes for my kiddos that Oriental Trading was my first place to go.  Sometimes shopping for the kids can be pretty frustrating, most places either have a lousy selection or don’t have the correct sizes…but thanks to Oriental Trading I was able to find costumes for both of my kiddos that will be dressing up this year in one place, and even in the right sizes too!

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This year, Batman is something that my kiddos are SUPER in to.  When my son said he wanted to be Batman, and my daughter said she wanted to be Batgirl, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to find what they were looking for but I was pleasantly surprised!  I was able to find BOTH costumes, and the addition of the Bat Girl costume being pink was a huge plus in my daughter’s eyes.

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Doesn’t Jade look just absolutely adorable?  The Girls’ Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume was exactly what she was looking for, and then some.  This costume is available in a variety of sizes, so no matter what size your little one wears, they can dress up as the superhero they dream of being.  Everything your little one needs to transform into a superhero is included with the costume so no extra purchases…awesome!

Girl’s Pink Deluxe Batgirl Costume Includes:

  • Dress with cape
  • Glovelets
  • Mask
  • Belt
  • Boot tops

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Have no fear, Batman is here!  The Batman Muscle Shirt and Cape is perfect for anyone (young and old alike) to bring out their inner superhero.  You, too, can be a muscle-bound superhero hunk in just minutes with this fun costume.  Put this bat suit on and save Gotham City at your next Halloween party or get the best treats door-to-door!  All you’ll need in addition to this costume is a pair of black pants and you’re ready to rock your inner superhero.

Batman Muscle Shit and Cape Includes:

  • Muscle chest shirt
  • Headpiece
  • Removable cape

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Normally Batman and Batgirl get along, but these two are battling it out for the top superhero spot.  Who do you think will win?  (She may be small, but it’s usually Jade, haha!)

This Halloween, let Oriental Trading handle all of your costume needs so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday and all of the fun that it offers.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***