Serving up Holiday Cheer

PartyPail Red and Green Plastic Serveware

Let us help you become the perfect holiday hostess with our new line of plastic serving pieces, sure to give any food or dessert table a festive and professional touch! Below are just a few items from the line that are sure to shine at yuletide gatherings!

Disposable Plastic Entertaining Serveware

Trifle Bowl: This traditional serving dish is not to be trifled with! Not only can it be used for the dessert, but it also makes any side dish look more elegant on buffet tables. Fill the clear plastic bowl up with cold salads or even snacks like chips and popcorn for a classy finish.

Desert Stand: Another versatile tableware option that is sure to give a professional look to any food display. Not only will this make it easier for guests to grab desserts and small appetizer foods, but it adds height to otherwise flat tables for that lavish, layered look. Try stacking the smaller stand on this one for a double decker serving piece.

Trendware Serving Trays: Not only do these contemporary plastic trays come in festive colors of red and green, but they are also ideal for holding any type of foods or even the 5 ounce Trendware Bowls, which are great for appetizers, desserts or snack sized portions of your party food. The trays come in two sizes, the larger size will hold about nine of the small bowls. The rectangular tray can also be utilized for napkins or utensils to keep things organized.

PartyPail Red and Green Plastic Serving Trays and Bowls

Appetizer Utensils: With mini food trends on the rise, what better way to serve them than with some festive disposable serveware! The petite forks and spoons are great for cheeses, charcuterie, olives and other appetizers for a refined finish to any cocktail party or holiday gathering.

PartyPail Red and Green Holiday Serveware

Candy Bar Serving Bowls: Candy bars have grown in popularity, and here at PartyPail we have everything you need for a one stop shop to stock your sweet treat bar effortlessly. Start off with an assortment of affordable clear plastic containers to show off the different sugary treats! You can choose all the same style or go for a more eclectic and whimsical appearance with one of each. Check out our brightly colored candy selections to coordinate with your holiday theme. You can choose the traditional red and green, or substitute lime for a more contemporary look. Another favorite color scheme at the holidays is also light blue and white, which can easily be paired with snowflake designs. Check out the silver, black and gold collections to celebrate a New Year’s party with a bang!

Serving Accessories: Stock up on these handy serving utensils that can be reused any time of the year. Make sure to provide more than one utensil in each dish for faster buffet lines! Check out the festive candy scoops, great for your fully stocked candy bar or even for ice at a beverage station.

Holiday Entertaining with PartyPail

With our line of serving accessories, you’ll be serving up the holiday cheer in no time!

Drum Roll, Please! 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our fourth-annual Facebook photo contest! From terrific tablescapes to fabulous foods, delightful decorations, and dynamite DIY projects, this year’s photo contest entries were the best yet!

We simply couldn’t decide on our top three favorites, so we let Facebook users choose the winners via votes. Without further ado, here are the 2014 Photo Contest winners!

1st Place: Chic Bride to Be Shower

Chic Bride to Be Bridal Shower

Our first prize winner, Kris, snagged the most Facebook votes with these lovely bridal shower details. She says, “A perfect party was thrown for my sister’s wedding shower. We went with an elegant theme; it was lovely!” Lovely, indeed! Kris used PartyPail’s Chic Bride to Be theme, which features a terndy bride, smartly-wrapped presents, and a playful lavender and chartreuse color palette. Kris paired the Chic Bride to Be theme with hydrangeas and gorgeous fruit platters.

2nd Place: Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Our second-place winner was Abe, who submitted a photo of his nephew’s Mickey Mouse second birthday party. This treats table features mouse ear cupcakes, lots of candy, and a two-tiered Mickey Mouse cake! We adore the DIY tablecover, made from black and red tablecovers and white paper buttons. Check out our Mickey Fun and Friends Birthday Decorations for party supplies featuring Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald Duck.

3rd Place: 15th Birthday Party

Mocktail Party

Coming in third is Thuy, who submitted this photo from her daughter’s fifteenth birthday party. Fabulous fresh fruit arrangements add delicious color to the party spread. Our party serving bowls and cocktail utensils are  musts for fruit appetizers! Next year, Thuy will have to check out our Sweet 16 themes!

Want to see more fabulous photos? Check out all of the entries here. While you’re at it, like us on Facebook for daily updates from your favorite party store!

10 Winter Party Ideas

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Are you hosting family or friends for a wintertime gathering? Below are 10 of our favorite winter party ideas that will help make the season merry and bright!

Winter Party CenterpieceSource.

How fabulous is this winter party centerpiece?! To recreate the look, collect branches and spray paint them white. While wet, dip the ends in crystal snow glitter. Fill a hurricane vase with white gumballs, wrap the outside with blue ribbon, arrange the branches in the vase, and hang ornaments from the branches.

Winter Party Snowman Donut TreatSource.

These snowman donut sticks are absolutely adorable with no baking required! They’re perfect for the kids alongside a cup of milk, complete with a paper straw!

Winter Party Melted Snowman WaterSource.

At a winter party, a dispenser of water can become a “melted snowman” with just a little creativity! Use our Pastel Blue 9 oz Cups to serve up Frosty!

Winter Party Hot Chocolate BarSource.

When the weather outside is frightful, gather everyone inside for a hot chocolate bar! Warm up a batch of hot chocolate in your slow cooker and serve it with a variety of toppings, including, marshmallows, chocolate chips, whipped cream, cinnamon, and more.

Winter Party Caprese WreathSource.

Caprese skewers are a party staple that can work during the holidays when arranged to look like a Christmas wreath!

Winter Party Potato Soup BarSource.

When deciding on an entree to serve at your wintertime party, consider a soup bar! Choose your favorite soup recipe and serve it with a variety of toppings for guests to add themselves. Our mouths are watering over the thought of a creamy potato soup with chives, cheese, bacon, and sour cream!

Winter Party Mulled Apple CiderSource.

Libations are a big part of winter parties. Warm your guests from the inside with a mulled apple cider with dry red wine. Not only does it taste amazing, but it will make your house smell like Christmas.

Christmas Ornament Making PartySource.

Do you and your friends love to craft? Get everyone together for a crafting party where everyone makes the same Christmas ornament! We think the cupcake ball ornament above is adorable!

Tissue Honeycomb Christmas DIYSource.

You can  transform basic honeycomb tissue balls into a fun Christmas ornament decoration. Make the bulb-shaped ornament by cutting a round honeycomb tisssue ball into an oblong shape. Use gold garland to make the ornament cap and use gold ribbon to hang them!

Winter Party Popcorn BallsSource.

For a sweet party favor, consider making popcorn balls! Use snowflake sprinkles to make them seasonal. Send them home with guests by tucking them in clear large cello bags.

Happy holidays! Enjoy all your winter celebrations!


New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Ringing in the new year is especially fun with festive party supplies and decorations highlighting the start of a fresh year. Our New Year Pop party theme and supplies paired with cute DIY projects, drinks, and snacks are sure to make your event space pop!

New Year’s Eve Invitations

New Year's Eve Custom Invitations

Invite friends to your bash with custom New Year Pop invites featuring the date, time, location, and rsvp information. Send 3-4 weeks in advance so your guests can make plans to attend.

New Year’s Eve Decorations

DIY New Year's Eve Wreath

Create a festive door or wall decoration to welcome guests with a garland-covered wreath adorned with new year’s eve tiaras and colorful party horns.

New Year’s Eve Food & Drinks

Serve up yummy snacks and drinks with a New Year’s twist on the elegant New Year Pop plates and napkins.

New Year's Eve Good Luck GrapesSource

New Year’s Eve Grapes- For a fun tradition, serve Good Luck Grapes- 6 green grapes and 6 red grapes on skewers- thought to bring good luck all throughout the year. A healthy treat that makes a great party activity, too!

New Year's Eve Edible HornsSource

New Year’s Eve Horns- Create a delightful snack with sugar cones or waffle cones dipped in white chocolate and rolled in colored sugar or sprinkles. Bright sugars add a cute look to buffet tables.

New Year's Eve Hourly CupcakesSource

Hourly Cupcakes- Create a cupcake clock with 12 cupcakes marking the hours as well as a center cupcake with moveable ribbon hands to mark the countdown to midnight.

New Year's Eve Kids' Toast DrinkSource

New Year’s Toast for Kids- Let the kids ring in the new year (even if it’s at 8pm!) with glasses filled with puffs of cotton candy and topped with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda.


Rock Candy in ChampagneSource

Sweet Champagne- For a truly unique way to serve champagne, add a stick of rock candy in each glass. Hand out just before midnight to toast the coming year.

New Year’s Eve Activities

New Year's Eve Bubbles Party Favor

Guests will enjoy drinking bubbly while popping bubbles. Choose cute, personalized New Year Pop bubbles for a fun party favor. Add your own unique message to welcome in the upcoming year.

New Year's Eve Noisemakers

Get guests in on the fun with hats, glasses and noisemakers. Take fantastic and fun pictures with guests in playful hats, tiaras, necklaces, and glasses shaking noisemakers and blowing horns and blowouts.

Celebrating the close of a year and the start of a new year is extra special when spending it with loved ones. Prepare for your party with carefully chosen themed party supplies to help ring in the beginning of 2015!

New Year’s Eve 2015 Party Ideas

Pop the cork and let the celebration begin! Say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015 in sparkling style and entertaining flair. has all the party supplies you need to ring in the New Year in festive fashion and we also have some helpful and inspirational ideas to keep guests satisfied and enjoying the moment. A New Year’s Eve event is a time for reminiscing, reveling, and resolutions. Get ready for some dazzling, trendy products that you can use to make sure the carousing is fun, easy on the budget, and even easier to manage so you have time to spend visiting with friends and family.

New Year Pop Tableware

PartyPail New Year Pop Party Supplies

Everything looks better with bright accents of shimmering gold. This year will see dazzling gold color everywhere—the bubbles in the champagne, the exploding cork, the curling ribbon and confetti, and the custom accessories accented with party bling. The disposable New Year Pop party supplies are perfect for an exciting celebration bash with plates and napkins decorated with a shiny black background printed with a cheerful message and the image of a popping champagne bottle and glasses filled with bubbly. Ribbon and confetti are flying everywhere as the festivities heat up and the food buffet or table will sparkle with the sturdy tableware fit for a full meal or tasty appetizers and desserts.

Complement tableware pieces with dazzling gold decorations that will make everything shimmer. Gold ribbon tied to balloons and gifts, streamers hanging across windows, balloons tied to table fronts, hanging decorations made with gold foil, and centerpieces filled with shimmering gold accents. For one-stop shopping convenience you’ll find a wonderful assortment of gold decorations on our website.

Fill Guests’ Cups And Plates With Gold

The bubbling champagne is a must-have for the big moment but for the rest of the evening offer up delicious concoctions that will delight all the senses. For fashionable and easy to care for stemware check out our clear plastic flutes to fill with champagne or another fizzy and colorful drink mixture. Accent the cocktail with Glitz Gold Drink Stirrers that feature glitter accents and are perfect for spearing a piece of fruit. Or make the Glitz Gold Coasters available at the bar for passing out with drinks.

Fancy up bites of foods with more golden accents that will brighten the atmosphere with glitter and shine. The Glitz Gold Appetizer Forks and the Glitz Gold Pom Pom Picks are perfect for dessert morsels and hors d’oeuvres. You can even find edible gold glitter and sprinkles to put on cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream. Serve foods at different heights on raised cake dishes or wrapped boxes on the table.

Fun And Entertainment

Guests will love mingling and catching up with family and friends, but you can easily throw in some entertaining games and activities to liven things up. Have guests guess how many candies are in a clear jar, have an indoor treasure hunt, make a time capsule, or hang a pinata. Another idea is to play “Guess the Celebrity” by placing names on paper and sticking them to players’ foreheads. Whatever fun or crazy games you play, be sure to have prizes for the winners. New Year Pop party decorations also include awesome customized lollipops, containers, buttons, candles, stickers, and more that make perfect gifts and they coordinate with the tableware. The personalized bubbles make great favors and you can have a contest to see who can blow the best bubble! For children, check out the customized activity placemats to keep them busy during the long night. There are so many great ideas in one spot to help make your celebration a big success.

Happy New Year from us to you!

Winter Party Color Inspiration

Winter Color Palette for Party

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It’s the most-wonderful time of year to gather with family and friends to celebrate. Inspired by Old Man Winter’s natural colors of cranberry, balsam, snow, and ice, the winter party color palette above is a perfect mix of seasonal hues to get your guests in a festive mood, whether you’re planning a family Christmas celebration, a holiday gathering for friends, or a New Year’s Eve bash.

Here are perfect-for-winter ways to incorporate this color palette into your winter soiree:


  • Fill bowls on tables with dried red berries and place votive candles in the centers.
  • Create flower arrangements featuring deep red burgundy calla lilies and dahlia.
  • Fill hurricane vases with dark red Christmas balls.


  • Use sprigs of balsam pine as table runners.
  • At the party, let everyone decorate their own pine wreath.
  • Fill a Christmas tree-shaped tray with green olives. Use pieces of yellow cheese cut like stars and cherry tomatoes to look like ornaments.


  • Spray paint twigs white, arrange in vases, and hang white ornaments from them.
  • Create a garland of white paper snowflakes and suspend across the party room.
  • Use our white tissue fan assortment to create a snowflake scene behind the food table.


  • Dip pine cones in glue and silver glitter and place in decorative bowls.
  • Embellish Christmas desserts with silver edible pearls.
  • Use a mix of old silver candlesticks, trays, bowls, cups, etc in your centerpieces. You can easily find old silver pieces at secondhand shops.

Photo Contest Update: One Week Left to Vote!

2014 PartyPail Photo Contest

There is only one week left to vote in our fourth-annual Photo Contest! If you’ve entered the contest, be sure to encourage your Facebook friends to vote for you. Here are some handy voting tips:

  • Click here to vote and share this link with your friends!
  • Encourage your Facebook  friends to vote by Sharing your contest entry on your Facebook profile.
  • Your friends can vote for you once every 24 hours, so remind them every day! Remember, there are some great prizes on the line!
  • If you entered multiple photos into the contest, we recommend choosing your favorite and asking your friends to vote on that one. Submitting multiple photos does not increase odds of winning as it will spread out votes for your photos.
  • Exchanging votes with other contests on Facebook is strongly discouraged!

Voting ends on December 12! Five finalists will be determined by votes on Facebook. After that, the PartyPail team will choose the first and second-place winners from the top five! The winners will be announced on December 16. Good luck!

For complete contest rules, click here.

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PartyPail Silver Glitz: Silver Glitter Party Supplies

Deck the halls or ring in the New Year with glitz and glam! Our “Glitz” party supplies, available in Red, Green, Silver, Gold and Black, are the perfect way to incorporate a touch of sparkle to your tables to bring that holiday spirit into all facets of your event’s theme. These ensembles are excellent choices that will complement many other themed decorations, or they can be mixed together to create a unique theme that is all your own. Below, we’ve compiled a few ideas to help get you started.

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Celebrations!

PartyPail Glitz Glitter Christmas Party Supplies

Classic Christmas. To achieve a “Classic Christmas” look, use Glitz Red and Glitz Green interspersed with pieces from the Glitz Silver or Glitz Gold ensembles.

  • Top a green plastic tablecover with a Glitz Silver banquet plate and Glitz Red 9 inch dinner plate.
  • Wrap glittery cutlery in alternating red and green lunch napkins, with jeweled napkin bands in silver.
  • Glitz Silver centerpieces will make your table festive, and you can add small tealights in holiday or glass holders for added ambiance.
  • Add tinsel, Christmas lights, and candles to create a warm and inviting space. The glittering aspect of our Glitz party decorations combined with the tinsel will catch the light and add another layer of dimension to your home or venue.
  • Alternatively, you can use Glitz Gold in place of the silver for a more traditional look.
  • Each of our Glitz themes include hanging decorations, glimmering fans, and festive garlands that can be used equally in your space to tie your hand-crafted theme together.
  • For a more elegant look, use Glitz Silver or Gold as your primary color and accent it with red and green glitz party supplies.

PartyPail Glitz Black Glitter Party Supplies

Elegant New Years. Turn your space into an elegant celebration hub with Glitz Black, Glitz Silver and Glitz Gold. These colors work perfectly with our New Year Pop theme, and will delight your party guests.

  • Glitz Black placemats can be used under themed party supplies to add a bit of sparkle or they can be used as table décor to hold culinary dishes to spice up your buffet tables. As an alternative, Glitz Silver and Glitz Gold placemats look great under centerpieces and sprinkled with confetti, candles, or coordinating ribbon curls.
  • Another way to add a festive touch to your holiday decorations is to add hanging garlands or fans to your space. These items can be interspersed on your ceiling, doorways and windows. Hanging garlands can be draped across the front of buffet tables or woven with fairy lights on railings.
  • Appetizers are the perfect food for holiday celebrations, so stock up on a variety of Glitz appetizer forks in black, silver, and gold. These are perfect for chilled shrimp cocktails, olive trays, and other delicious creations.
  • Need to add some height to your space or do you want a decoration that makes a statement? Our 3 tiered hanging chandelier is just what you need! This décor piece can be hung over buffet stations or a dance floor to create the ultimate touch of elegance.


Let us help you create long-lasting and memories you will cherish for years to come this holiday season.

How to Host a Pinterest Crafting Party

How to Throw a Pinterest Crafting Party

Do you and your friends love to craft? It could be fun to get the group together for a Pinterest Party! At the gathering, everyone gets their make on and completes the same crafts. It’s a perfect opportunity to actually make some of those projects you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest for months!

Want to throw a Pinterest party? Here’s how:

Sending Invitations:

Try to keep the guest list small for a Pinterest Party. The party may drag on too long if too many people are involved, and it could get expensive. Also consider how much space you have because you’ll want to make sure everyone has enough room to craft!

Selecting Crafts:

How to Throw a Crafting Party

Here are some ideas to consider when selecting what projects you’ll make at your party:

  • To collect ideas, create a group Pinterest board that all your guests can add possible craft projects to. You could have guests vote on their favorite by leaving comments on their favorite Pins.
  • Select one or two (or three at the most) craft projects to make at the party. How many you decide to do should be determined by time needed to make them, cost, and difficulty.
  • Choose projects that are affordable. Buy craft supplies and ask each guest to pay a nominal fee to cover supplies.
  • Think seasonal when trying to narrow down craft projects. You might consider making a fall wreath in October or a Christmas ornament in December.
  • Remember to consider what tools you’ll need for the crafts, such as scissors, hot glue guns, and rulers. Ask guests to bring what tools they have if you don’t have enough for the group.
  • Give guests favor bags to take crafts home.


How to Throw a Pinterest Party

When it comes to a menu for your Pinterest party, think simple, non-messy foods that guests can nibble on while crafting. Cookies, cheese, veggies and dip, and snack mixes are all great options. You could also invite guests to bring a food dish that they’ve recently Pinned and want to try! Our Chevron Party Supplies are Pinterest-worthy ensembles for serving your party eats!

Decorate & Set Up:

  • Decide if it makes more sense for everyone to make the same craft at the same time. Or, if it makes more sense to have craft stations that guests rotate through. This will determine if you have one big table where everyone sits or if you have smaller tables.
  • Cover tables with solid tablecovers in bright and fun colors to decorate the space and protect your tabletops!
  • Will your guests sit or stand? If standing, consider propping tables up on bed risers so guests don’t have to bend over tables.
  • Put crafting tools, like scissors and glue, on lazy susans so everyone can reach.
  • Add other minimal decorations to the room, like hanging decorations, paper lanterns, and tissue paper pom poms.

And that’s it! With these simple ideas, you can throw a fabulous Pinterest Party your crafty friends will love!

PS – Follow us on Pinterest for tons of party, food, DIY, and crafting inspiration!

10 Hostess Gifts That Get You Invited Back

With Thanksgiving tomorrow and a deluge of holiday parties just around the corner, it’s a perfect time of year to talk about hostess gifts! A hostess gift is a small token of appreciation that you give your hostess as a thank you for the hospitality. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant and it’s the polite thing to do!

Below are 10 of our favorite hostess gift ideas that will get you invited back for another party!

Hostess Gift Ideas

  1. Set of party supplies — Put together a gift basket with some paper plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, and light decorations.
  2. Block Tritan Drink Ice Bucket — This ice bucket is perfect for the hostess who loves a good cocktail!
  3. Melamine serving tray — Choose a melamine serving from our collection that suits the hostess’ taste. The trays are nice for coffee tables and great for entertaining.
  4. Flowers – If you go with flowers, make sure they’re in a vase so you don’t bother the hostess with needing to find one.
  5. Personalized stationery — Our custom thank you notes make wonderful personalized stationery.
  6. Breakfast for the next morning — A night of entertaining is exhausting! Make tomorrow’s breakfast easy for the hostess with some donuts and coffee.
  7. Movie night essentials — Put together a gift basket containing a favorite movie, popcorn, candy, and drinks.
  8. A nice candle — Candles are always appreciated by hostesses!
  9. Dinner basket — Make a gift basket containing tomorrow night’s dinner ingredients! Include pasta, jarred sauce, a baguette, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.
  10. Bottle of wine — A bottle of wine is a classic hostess gift. Go with the hostess’ favorite variety of red, white, or sparkling.


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