Party Theme Sandwiches?

Did you know that today is National Sandwich Day? In the spirit of the beloved sandwich, I thought it would be a perfect time to suggest serving sandwiches at your next party. Sandwiches are the perfect party food: Easy to make, inexpensive, easy to serve and eat, and kids LOVE them!

What about serving sandwiches to compliment your party theme? Here are two adorable animal themed sandwiches:

I love this cute giraffe sandwich!

I can just see this cute monkey sandwich being served at a monkey themed party, can’t you?

Next time you are trying to decide on what type of party food to serve…pause and consider the sandwich!

{images via Listicles}

Leaf Themed Thanksgiving Decor

There are several ways to decorate for Thanksgiving, but today I’m inspired by fall leaves. Really, what says Fall time better than leaves?

Set the tone for your leaf-inspired Thanksgiving with these Fall Tree invitations. Incorporate fall leaves into your Thanksgiving table decor with these lovely place card holders. I couldn’t decide if I likes the classic maple leaf place card holder or the fall leaf tea light holder better, which would make a great favor as well. You can use place card holders {like these great leaf ones from Favors In The City} as place card holders, to identify food on a buffet or dessert table, and also to give away as favors.

I am also in love with this leaf bowl which would make such a statement on your Thanksgiving table. What a bread basket this would make!

Since Thanksgiving is all about, well…giving thanks, be sure to send your guests home with a little token of your appreciation. I recently received these leaf shaped scalloped ornaments from Prismera Design– and wow, what a great favor idea! What I love is the idea of writing a little personal note to your guests right on the ornament itself. They can use this as a tree decoration or even as a bookmark all year long.

You can also send guests home with small treat boxes {I like these woven green ones} filled with candy or mints. Oh- and don’t forget a simple hand written thank you note to show guests you appreciated their presence. Cardstore has a lovely green thank you note I think would be perfect to send. Plus, the green design will carry you through to Christmas time, versatile!

{New Find} The Mother’s List

Since most of my readers are women, many of whom are moms, I really wanted to share a new site I recently discovered: The Mother’s List. Heard of it? Well, neither had I. We are all pretty aware of Craigslist, but this site puts a personal {and womanly} touch to the act of buying and selling from listing sites. Hope it helps one of my fabulous readers purge {or find} items!

Oh, and they are also currently running a contest for a Wii and Wii Fit bundle- just a little bonus, right?!

Modern Holiday Party Invites

I recently received a sample pack of holiday party invites from Minted.com and was simply floored! Honestly, I have seen many invitations and holiday cards over the years, so I wasn’t expecting such fresh and modern designs. Not only were they fabulous to look at… but I found myself holding, flipping, and feeling these cards…thinking “Wow! These are so nice!”

Not only do they have a really modern selection of holiday photo cards, but I love their holiday party invitations. You could plan an entire holiday party theme around one of these invites. Here are a few of my favorites:

Aren’t these holiday invitations just screaming for their own party theme? Don’t be surprised if I create one for each… yes, I love these that much.

If you haven’t before, be sure to check out Minted.com. You will not be sorry!

Fall Themed Party Favors | WIN!

If you are planning a fall themed bridal shower or a fall themed wedding, you must check out these Fall themed favors from Beau Coup. Their Fall favors are perfect for you special Fall occassion or even for your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few of my favorites:

These fall themed cookies would be perfect to give guests as they depart your Fall gathering. Send them home with something sweet and carry your Fall theme through until the very end. I also like these plantable seed place cards along with these coordinating fall place card holders. Or what about using these fall leaf favor boxes to give small gifts to your guests or bridal party?

See something you like? You’re in luck becuase Beau Coup is generously giving one lucky Thoughtfully Simple reader a $75.00 gift card to pick out favors for themselves!

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